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Activities In Joshimath

Joshimath is a place of activities where every corner has great myths, adventure and provides internal peace to the tourists. It is equally a spiritual and adventure place for the dedicated pilgrims. In Joshimath tourist have multiple choices to engage them through various activities.

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Visit Badrinath Dham While Staying in Joshimath

Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Dham is situated in close proximity to Joshimath. Badrinath Temple is one of the four temples of Chota Char Dham of Uttarakhand as well as Char Dham of India. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage places in Uttarakhand where many pilgrims visit every year. You must visit this religious temple in Uttarakhand while staying in Joshimath.

 Temple Visit in Joshimath
Narsingh Temple in Joshimath

There is only one temple to visit which has its own importance among devotees. The name of the temple is Narsingh which is dedicated to Lord Narsingh, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple is considered to be the home of Shri Badrinath.

Nanda Devi National Park

Nanda Devi National Park in Uttarakhand

If you really want to get yourself lost in the beautiful nature, then this is the place that belongs to you. It is located in the Chamoli district and has spectacular destinations like Valley of flowers, Govind Ghat, Hemkund Sahib, Badrinath Dham, etc. This park has rich flora and fauna and hunting for animals and cutting trees is banned here. For camping here you need to take prior permissions from authorities. This place is simply "Heaven on Earth".

Skiing in Joshimath

Ski Boards @Auli

This adventurous activity takes place in Auli, which is around 16 kilometers from Joshimath. If you want to enjoy the eternal bliss of snow then visit this place from December end to March. Auli is often compared with best ski resorts of the world by foreigners, and its slopes provide enough thrills to professional skier and beginner as well. All facilities for skiing are available from Gharwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GMVNL) with certificate courses ranging from 4 days to 14 days, which include staying, food, ski gear charges, and guide.

Trekking in Joshimath

Joshimath is the base for trekking routes like Gorson Bugyal, Kuari Pass, Kagbhusandi tal, Hemkunth Sahib, Govind Ghat and Valley of flowers. You can take a taxi or a bus until Govind Ghat, which is around 26 kilometers from Joshimath. From there, start trekking uphill to Govind Dham, which is 13 kilometers away. Camping or lodging within the Valley of Flowers is not permitted. The sight of the colorful valley filled with blooming flowers surrounded by snow-capped peaks is truly mesmerizing.

Skiing in Auli in Winters

South Asian Winter Games in Auli

Auli is one of the most popular places in Uttarakhand that attracts many tourists throughout the year. Auli is situated very close to the Joshimath, it is famous for its winter sports. Skiing in Auli in winter is one of the best activities which is loved by most of the tourists. Auli offers long slopes for Skiing in winters. It is one of the best activities to do while traveling or staying in Joshimath in the winter season.

Village Tourism in Joshimath
Narsingh Temple Comples of Joshimath

In respect to the village and rural tourism, Joshimath comes second to none. There are many picturesque villages and hamlets in and around Joshimath that offer a sneak peek into the culture, traditional and lifestyle prevailing in the region. Tourists not only enjoy the scenic beauty encapsulating the villages but also partake in the various customs and become a part of the family. Villages and hamlets such as Mana, Niti, Malari, and Thing are wonderful destinations to partake in village tourism opportunities. For instance, the Malari village consists of Bhotia, Marchhas and Tolchas people which are known for their exquisite handicrafts, handlooms and knitwear.

Cable Car in Joshimath

 Himalayan Abode, Joshimath
Joshimath Cable Car to Auli

Here you can find Asia's highest and longest cable car covering which covers a distance of 4 kilometers between Joshimath and Auli. Auli also has a Chair Lift and a Ski-Lift. This ropeway takes around 15 to 20 minutes to reach Auli from Joshimath. At a time it can carry around 25 passengers. The ride to Auli costs INR 500 including the return journey to Joshimath.

Camping in Joshimath

Tourist Camps on the hills of Auli

There are many camps in Joshimath like Himalayan Eco Lodge & camps, Char Dham Camps, etc who organize many adventure camps and activities for the tourist at many places of Joshimath. These adventure activities include skiing and chair car ride in Auli, trekking, camping, etc.

Valley of Flowers Trek

If you find yourself in Joshimath, consider undertaking the trek to the Valley of Flowers—a transformative journey that reveals the untouched beauty of the Himalayas. The trek begins with a scenic trail that meanders through dense forests, rustic bridges, and alongside the melodious Pushpawati River. 

As you ascend, the landscape transforms into a kaleidoscope of colors during the monsoon season, with a plethora of alpine flowers carpeting the meadows. Each step is rewarded with breathtaking views of snow-clad peaks and cascading waterfalls. The trek is a perfect fusion of adventure and serenity, making it a must-undertake expedition for those seeking the extraordinary in the heart of the Himalayas.

Bird Watching in Joshimath

Birdwatching in Joshimath provides a captivating experience for nature enthusiasts amidst the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes. Auli Bugyal's alpine meadows offer sightings of the vibrant Himalayan Monal and Snow Partridge, while the Chenab Lake trek unveils opportunities to observe diverse birdlife. 

Nanda Devi National Park, with its rich biodiversity, is home to species like the Snow Finch and Rosefinch. Leisurely walks around Joshimath may reveal the melodious calls of Himalayan Bulbuls and Warblers. Exploring the riverbanks of Alaknanda provides glimpses of the White-capped Redstart and Plumbeous Water Redstart. With migratory birds gracing the region in winter, and local expertise available, birdwatching in Joshimath is a harmonious blend of natural beauty and avian diversity.

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Joshimath Tour Packages

Auli Skiing - 5 Nights Super Saver Package
6 Days / 5 Nights
₹. 35,000.00
3 Nights Tour of Auli with Joshimath
4 Days / 3 Nights
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Kuari Pass 4 Nights Package ex-Joshimath
5 Days / 4 Nights
₹. 16,500.00

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