Joshimath hill station

Joshimath is a popular hill station and a famous centre for pilgrimage in Chamoli district of Garhwal in uttarakhand.. The place is highly revered by Hindus and it is an important pilgrimage center in the country. Many devotees and travelers can be seen in the area during the pilgrim season. There are many temples and other religious sites that are located in the town as well.

The town serves as a base for travelers who are looking to take a trek to some of the higher regions. One can reach the Valley of Flowers by taking a trek from the town of Joshimath. There are many hotels and dharamshalas that are located in the town as well and these cater to the visitors.

There is an 8th century matt called the Adi Guru Sri Sankaracharya and this is one of the most popular places in the town. There are many temples that are located here as well and one can see them all around the town.

For the ones among you who are interested in adventure sports, there is a place called Auli that is located around 16 km from the town. This is one of the few places where you can experience sports such as ice skiing. The Nanda Devi Park is also another tourist spot in the region

Joshimath attractions :
Temple Narashima, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Hanuman, Gaurishankar, Ganesha, and Naudevi and Surya.Some nearby places of excursion are Auli, one of the best skiing destinations in India and Nanda Devi National Park which is 23kms from Joshimath. You can also trek up to the exotic Valley of Flowers from Joshimath. One of the routes used for the trek is from Govindghat till a small market at Ghangaria. Overnight accommodation is available at Ghangaria.

How to Reach Joshimath

By Bus: Joshimath is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Joshimath are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Chamoli etc. Joshimath is situated on NH58.

By train: The nearest railway station to Joshimath is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 250kms before Joshimath on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Joshimath is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli and many other destinations to Joshimath.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Joshimath situated at a distance of 272kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Joshimath is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Joshimath.


Following is the driving distance chart to Mussoorie from various cities and towns in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh.

Delhi to Joshimath – 491kms
Meerut to Joshimath – 420kms
Rishikesh to Joshimath – 250kms
Haridwar to Joshimath – 275ms
Pauri to Joshimath – 178kms
Dehradun to Joshimath – 302kms
ussoorie to Joshimath – 277kms
Devprayag to Joshimath – 180kms
Tehri Garhwal to Joshimath – 202kms
Kotdwar to Joshimath – 280kms
Gopeshwar to Joshimath – 58km
Srinagar to Joshimath – 147kms
Uttarkashi to Joshimath – 278kms
Rudraprayag to Joshimath – 113kms
Karnaprayag to Joshimath – 81kms
Badrinath to Joshimath – 46kms


Places to visit near Joshimath

There are numerous religious sites and temples located around Joshimath. Spend some time exploring the holy spots and getting blessed by the deities.

Narsimha Temple 
The main attraction at Joshimath, Narsimha Temple stands in dedication to Lord Vishnu. Besides the idol of Lord Vishnu, brass idols of Lord Rama and Sita are also placed in a roofed building inside the temple. It is said that an arm of Lord Vishnu's idol at the temple seems to reduce in mass each day.

Vasudeva Temple 
Just at a distance of thirty yards from Narsimha Temple lies the Vasudeva Temple, dedicated to Vasudeva, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple is considered to be one of the most sacred in northern India.

Rudraprayag 
Featuring the Rudranath Temple, Rudraparayag occupies a position at the junction point of two rivers - Mandakini and Alaknanda. The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. It is also the place where the ancient sage Narada is said to have spent time meditating.

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