Chamoli, also referred as the “Abode of Gods” is located in Uttarakhand at an elevation of 1300 mts above sea level. It is the second largest district of the state and situated on the Banks of the Alaknanda river. It surrounded by the district of Uttarkashi in northwest, Pithoragarh in southwest, Almora in southeast, Rudraprayag in the southwest and Tehri Grahwal in the west. The administrative headquarters of the district is Gopeshwar.
Chamoli is home to a number of temples and the popular pilgrimage spot of the Hindus, Badrinath and Auli Bugyal. About hundred shrines of Lord Shiva, like the three shrines of Panch Kedar out of the total of five and three of Panch Badri out of the total five are situated here. Joshimath, Roopkund, Auli, Gopeshwar and Hemkund Sahib are another attractions.
Chamoli is known for its scenic landscapes and biodiversity hotspots. Snow clad, sky touching mountains, olive green grass, dense forests and the right nip in the air makes this place perfect destination. The Valley of Flowers is the most famous national park in the district. It is said that Kalidas wrote many of his literary masterpieces in Chamoli. Kauri Pass and Roopkund also known as Mystery Lake.
Best time to visit Chamoli:
The best time to visit chamoli during the month October to March.
How to reach Chamoli
Chamoli by Air
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, about 221 kms away from Chamoli.
Chamoli by Rail
The nearest railway station is at Haridwar, located at a distance of about 297 kms from Chamoli. It is connected to all the major cities of India like Howrah, Mumbai, Delhi and Lucknow.
Chamoli by Road
Chamoli is directly connected to National Highway 58 58 and with many major cities like Rishikesh, Pauri, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Gopeshwar etc. by Uttaranchal State Road Transport Corporation on a regular basis and some private travel services.