Joshimath, a quaint town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand is a prime religious and pilgrimage destination. Also being one of the finest hill stations nestled amid the snow-capped Himalayas, trekking, biking, hiking, camping, and skiing are some of the Best Things to Do in Joshimath. Perched at a height of 6000ft, this enchanting town boasts of salubrious weather all year round emitting serenity away from the humdrum busy life of cities.
Overlooking the tinsel town of Joshimath are the two mighty rivers, Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda, who meet at the convergence of Vishnuprayag. It is nicknamed Jyotirmath- the winter seat of Lord Badri, since it is just 44km away from Badrinath, one of the famous Char Dhams founded by Guru Shankaracharya in the 8th century. This holy town is revered by Hindus all over the world.
24km away from the city center is the Nanda Devi National Park, bordered on 3 sides by the magnificent Nanda Devi Mountains. Sprawled across a massive area of 630 sq km, its rich flora and fauna is seventh heaven for all nature enthusiasts. Tapovan, mainly known for its hot springs is situated 99km away from Joshimath, and offers pictorial views of mountain peaks like Nanda Devi and Dronagiri Chaukhambha and grasslands locally used for step farming. Joshimath is the base point for the famous Ski resort of Auli and the transit spot for trekkers to the Valley of Flowers.
It is also the route to the Sikh Pilgrimage Centre of Hemkunt Sahib, the ‘lake of snow’, located on the banks of River Alaknanda in Govindghat, about 19 km away from Joshimath.
Blessed with lush green beauty and an exceptional view of landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and countless lakes, rivers and streams, Joshimath is a beautiful little town. Visiting places like Chenab Valley, Thaing Village, Chenab Lake and Vishnuprayag are some of the Best Things to Do in Joshimath.