Chamoli Garhwal is a nature's paradise and it attracts tourist from all over the world. It is surrounded with high snow covered peaks, beautiful valleys and scenic surroundings.
Chamoli is the most beautiful Garhwal district as it has exceptional natural beautiful surroundings , major pilgrims centres and is surrounded by majestic snow covered peaks. It offers the tourist everything right from scenic surroundings, peaceful environment and adventure sports. Chamoli is known as the Abode of Gods.
Chamoli is a beautiful district in the Uttarakhand state of India. Gopeshwar is the headquarter of Chamoli Garhwal. It is situated at an altitude of 3000 ft - 12,000 ft above sea level. It is surrounded with high snow covered peaks, natural beautiful surroundings, major pilgrims centres and beautiful valleys.
Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Joshimath, Vishnu Prayag, Nanda Prayag and Karna Prayag are major pilgrim centres here in Chamoli.
Chamoli is also home to Auli a famous skiing destination also known as the Switzerland of India
Valley of Flowers National Park an Indian national park is also situated here and is one of the most beautiful high altitude national parks in the world.
Chamoli has a population of around 3,91,605 people living in an area of around 7613 sq kms. It has 6 tehsils they are - Chamoli - Joshimath - Gairsain - Tharali - Karnaprayag - Pokhri . There are around 1170 villages in Chamoli and the population density is around 52.
Literacy rate in Chamoli is around 82.65%.
Pincode - 246424
STD code - 01372
Average temperature - 2°C to 35°C
Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun at a distance of 222 km and Rishikesh is the nearest railway station at a distance of 202 km. Buses are also available from nearby cities to the place. Delhi ( 480 kms ) Haridwar ( 223 kms )
Auli is one of the beautiful hill station located nearly 100 kms. It is also a skiing paradise in India and sking events are held every year around January till mid March.
Badrinath is one of the four dhams in Uttarakhand and the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is open for 6 months only starting from last week of April till around mid November. It is around 140 kms from Chamoli.
Chopta Tungnath and Chandrashila 60km from Chamoli, provides a great view of the huge Garhwal mountains surrounding Chamoli. Tungnath temple and Chandrashila peak treks are a part of Chopta visit. Recommended when visiting Chopta.
Bedni Bugyal is a huge meadow (bugyal) and also one of the biggest in Uttarakhand. The trekking base camp Wan is around 110 kms from Chamoli. Then a trek of around 12 kms is to be done to reach Bedni Bugyal. Best life time experience. Awesome views.
Valley of flowers 48km from Chamoli, is an Indian national park usually opens around June 1. It is famous for its meadows of wild flowers and natural beauty view of the huge mountains surrounding the valley. Must visit when in Chamoli.
Hemkund Sahib 50km from Chamoli, is one of the most holy places of the Sikh religion and usually opens around June 1. Can be reached by trek. Must visit when in Chamoli.
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Joshimath is well known for its Narsingh Temple. The idol of Lord Badrinath is shifted to the Narsingh temple and worshiped here for six months and later transferred back to Badrinath.
Rudranath is one of the panch kedar temples and can be reached by trek from Helang or Sagar village via Panar bugyal. It is a tough trek with awesome mind blowing views
Kalpeshwar is also one of the Panch Kedar temples and can be reached by trek from Urgam village. It is a 1 km easy trek with great views. Recommended.
Nandaprayag It is the confluence of river Alaknanda and river Nandakini. It is one of the Panch Prayag sites of Uttarakhand.
Gopeshwar Maharaj temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in the Gopeshwar city of Chamoli. It is a well known and revered temple.
Panar Bugyal is a flat land on the way to Rudranath. People from all over the world come here for camping and Rudranath trek. It is a great view.
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