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Chamoli

 

If Mother Nature has ever smiled on earth, it must have been in Chamoli – that enchanting land in the arms of the Himalayas. During the monsoons, a thousand blooms burst forth in all brilliance in the fascinating “Valley of Flowers”. With an amazing wealth of flora set aglow with the golden rays of the sun, Chamoli is one place that reverberates with spirituality and has a strong association with a number of Hindu religious myths and legends.
While the stress and pressures of the Jet-Age catch up with every city-dweller, Chamoli calls you to a wonderful re-discovery of your roots. Untouched by the pollution and rigmarole of urban life, Chamoli waits to open vistas of Nature in their pristine glory. A visit to this place will leave an unforgettable imprint on the visitor's mind.

Season: Round the year

General Information :
Altitude : 960 mts
Polpulation : 45,4871 (1991 census)
Climate : Cold in Winter Pleasant in Summer.
Clothing :
Summer- Cottons/ light woollens,
  Winter - Heavy Woollens
Languages : Garhwali, Hindi and English

Mountain Ranges :
Nanda Devi (7817 mts.),
Kamet (7756 mts.),
Nanda Devi East (7434 mts.),
Trishul (7120 mts.),
Dunagiri (7066 mts.),
Dunagiri East (6489 mts.),
Hanuman Parvat (6070 mts.),
Devisthan II (6490 mts.),
Hathi Parvat (6727 mts.),
Gori Parvat (6590 mts.),
Neelkanth (6596 mts.),
Satopanth (7075 mts.),
Nar (5831 mts.)
Narayan (5965 mts.).

How to Go

Rail :- Rishikesh is the nearest Railway station.

Road :- Well connected to Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Nainital, & Almora.

Pilgrimage

Bagnath Temple
Chandika Temple
Shri Haru Temple
Gauri Udiyar

Adventure

Pindari Glacier
Sundar Dhunga Glacier

Fairs and Festivals

Uttarayani Mela
Shivratri Fair
Kartik Purnima
Dussehra Fair

Around Almora

Kanda
This Picturesque place is treat for nature lovers and is 25 kms. from Bageshwar on Bageshwar Chaukori moter road. Ancient Bhadrakali temple is near Kanda.

Vijaypur
Situated 30 kms from Bageshwar on Bageshwar Chaukori moter road. Vijaypur offers beautiful views of the snow capped Himalayan ranges.

Bharari Kapkot
This spot is about 25 Kms. from Bageshwar. This place serves as the first night halt for trekkers to the Pindari Glacier. This place is nestled amongst mountains

Pandusthal
To reach Pandusthal, a bus service is available from Garur to Jakhera. From Jakhera, it is a 20 kms. trek through the mountains. According to legends, Pandusthal was the Battle ground where Kauravas & Pandavas had fought. There exists a natural ground half a kilometre in breadth. The Himalaya is so near, that one can get an excellent view of the ranges.

Baijnath
26 kms from Bageshwar town on Bageshwar Almora. Gwaldam motor road situated on the banks of river Gomti. Many temples with idols of Shiva & Parvati can be seen from here

Where to Stay

Forest Rest House.
P.W.D. Inspection House.
Tourist Rest House,
District Board Dak Bungalow

Tourist Office, Kausani, (40 kms.)
Regional Tourist Office, Almora, T
Dy. Director, Tourist Office, Nainital.

 

 


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