Chamoli Travel Guide (Char Dham)

Chamoli is the largest districts in Uttarakhand and a town located on Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway. It is situated at a height of 1300 m above from the sea level.  The land of Chamoli is said to be a  favorite of Lord Shiva. Chamoli boasts of rich natural beauty and charm that has acted as an inspiration for great poets like Kalidas.

Chamoli offers lots of destinations for tourists and pilgrims. The weather of Chamoli remains pleasant throughout the year and you can visit Chamoli at any time. This beautiful town offers a mesmerizing view of nature, woods, the rumbling creeks, and the alpine hills.

This place showcase its rich culture and history and also has varied flora and fauna. The local peoples in Chamoli are soo attached to their history and culture, so if you visit Chamoli you can surely witness their culture in their daily life. It is one of those places where you can spend your holidays in the midst of Garhwal Himalayan range.

Mythology / Importance Of Chamoli

Chamoli is associated with several legends and the picturesque place has an air of spirituality. Hanuman is believed to have picked the Sanjeevani herb from Chamoli that was required to revive the unconscious Laxman. It is also believed that the great epic Mahabharata was written by Ved Vyas in Chamoli district.

Places To Visit In Chamoli

  • Chopta:- Chopta is a popular trekking and camping destination in Uttarakhand state of India. It a paradise for Nature lovers. Many tourists or trekkers visit this destination every year.
  • Badrinath Temple:- It is one the most popular temple in Uttarakhand. This holy temple comes under the Chota char dham circuit and also in Char Dham circuit.
  • Joshimath:- It is one of the four maths which is discovered by Adi Shankracharya in 8th century. It is a city with lots of religious importance in Uttarakhand state of India.
  • Auli Artificial Lake:- It is one of the worlds highest Artificial or Man made lake. This beautiful lake has helped in extending the Skii season in Auli.
  • Gorson Bugyal:- It is situated at a height of 3056 mts above the sea level. It is just a 3 km trek away from the Auli. It is covered by the snow in winter season.
  • Chattarakund:- It is small lake which has crystal clear water. It is situated near Auli at an height of 3300 mts above the sea level. It is surrounded by lush green beautiful forest.
  • Narsingh Temple:- It is one of the most popular temple in Joshimath, Uttarakhand. It is famous as a part of Sapt Badri and it is also known as Narsingh Badri Temple.
  • Auli Ropeway:- It is a major attraction in Auli which offers the beautiful view of some popular Himalayan peaks. It is the highest ropeway of Asia after Gulmarg.
  • Sleeping Beauty Mountain:- It is a mountain which looks like a lady with open hair lying on the top of the peak.
  • Karanprayag:- This place is situated 22 km from Nandprayag. It is situated at a holy confluence of Alakananda and Pindar River at an height of 788 mt above from the sea level.
  • Nanda Temple:- This religious Hindu temple is situated at the confluence of two holy rivers which are Alakananda and Nandakini river. It is located in Nandaprayag.
  • Nandaprayag:– It is a small town which is situated in the sacred confluence of the two rivers which are Alakananda and Nandakini. People believe that a holy dip in this sacred confluence will wash all their sins

Char Dham Distance Chart From Chamoli

Chamoli is an important town while visint Char Dham Yatra. If you are coming from Kedarnath via Ukhimath and Chopta then you have to take road from Chamoli to Joshimat in order to visit Badrinath temple.

During you Badrinath yatra you can take road from Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Chamoli – Joshimath. Many pilgrims take night halt at Chamoli.

Chamoli  – Yamunotri
Distance:– 330 kms
Time:– 13 hrs
Route:- Chamoli – Nandaprayag –Karnaprayag – Rudraprayag – Srinagar – Chinyalisaur – Dharasu Band – Barkot – Jankichatti – Yamunotri

Chamoli  – Gangotri
Distance:– 343 kms
Time:– 12 hrs
Route:– Chamoli – Nandaprayag –Karnaprayag – Rudraprayag – Srinagar – Naughar – Uttarkashi – Gangotri

Chamoli – Kedarnath
Distance:- 170 Kms
Time:– 6 hrs
Route:– Chamoli – Nandaprayag – Karnaprayag –Rudraprayag – Augustmuni – Guptkashi – Gaurikund – Kedarnath

Chamoli  – Badrinath
Distance:– 105 kms
Time:- 4 hrs
Route:– Chamoli – Pipalkoti  – Joshimath-Govindghat – Pandukeshwar – Hanuman Chatti – Badrinath

Top 5 Places To Stay In Chamoli

There are few options for accommodation in Chamoli during Char Dham Yatra. Following is the list of hotels, resorts, guest houses in Chamoli.

Hotel Heaven
This beautiful hotel has 20 rooms with different facilities. It is one of the oldest and the ost reputated hotel in Chamoli district.
Address:- Badrinath Highway, Near Bus Stand, Chamoli 246424 India,

Le Meadows
This beautiful hotel is located on Badrinath Highway. It is one of the most stayed tourist hotel in Pipalkoti. Many tourist prefer this hotel to stay in Pipalkoti.
Address:- Mayapur (near Pipalkoti), Badrinath Highway, District Chamoli, Uttarakhand.

Comfort Inn Pipalkoti
It is a budget hotel in Pipalkoti which is blessed with the most beautiful location and soothing surroundings.  It is the ideal place to stay in for those travelers who wants to spend their holidays at an affordable price.
Address:- Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway, NH 58, Pipalkoti, Chamoli, Uttarakhand.

Mayadeep Resort Chopta
This is a basic resort with no luxury facility provided. This resort offers you the best comfortable stay on the lap of mother nature, tasty food and wonderful hospitality.
Address:- Ukhimath – Chopta – Gopeshwar Rd Opp PWD Guest House, Duggal Bittha 24647.

Buzz Eco Camp And Resort
This resort is situated at a distance of 16 km from Chamoli. It has many nearby popular destinations like:- Chopta, Tungnath Temple and Deoria tal lake.
Address:- Dugalbitta Ukhimath, Chopta 246469 India.

How To Reach Chamoli

Chamoli well connected by motorable roads but the place does not have any airports and railway stations. You can easily travel here by using public transport as well as by driving your own vehicle.

Route 1:- Delhi – Chamoli via Haridwar

By Road:- Chamoli is well connected by motorable roads from Delhi. There are many regular buses available for travelling to Chamoli from Delhi via Haridwar. You can also drive your car to travel Chamoli.

Chamoli does not have any railway station & its own airport. Tourists can reach Haridwar via train then hire taxi, cab or local bus to reach Chamoli. It will take approximately 8 hours to reach Chamoli.

Route 2:- Delhi – Chamoli via Dehradun

By Road:– Chamoli is well connected by motorable roads from Delhi. There are many regular buses available for traveling to Chamoli from Delhi via Dehradun. You can also drive your car to travel Chamoli.

Chamoli does not have any railway station & its own airport. Tourists can reach Dehradun via train or air then hire taxi, cab or local bus to reach Chamoli. It will take approximately 9 hours to reach Chamoli.

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