Joshimath is located in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand and lies close to Badrinath which was founded by Adi Guru Shri Sankaracharya in the 8th century. The nearby town of Auli is famous for trekking and ice-skating. The Artificial Lake, Trishul Peak and Chenab Lake are some of the prominent attractions of Auli.
Nandaprayag and Rudraprayag are popular religious sites of the destination. The Kwani Bugyal, a beautiful meadow, is famous for its trek camps. The Valley of Flowers is the prime attraction of the region which has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
‘Bhavishya Badri’ literally meaning the future of Badrinath, is popular amongst trekkers. The Kalpavriksha, one of the oldest trees in India, is located in Joshimath. The Ghangaria and Govindghat are other popular towns near Joshimath.