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Tapovan in Joshimath

Apart from being a beautiful palce to trek to, Joshimath also has a hidden hot spring called Tapovan, where the sulphur content is high and believed to be good for skin diseases.

HolidayIQ reviewer Swati says, “There’s a hot water spring in Joshimath- it is towards Badrinath. Very short distance from Chamoli. At the top, near the clifftop resort, you can trek till the jungle and as per your adventurous mind, even inside it as in there is a beautiful lake.


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Surender Singal

Surender Singal4.3/5

6 reviews

Worth visiting

One of the four renowned sacred Mutts of Shankaracharya religious dynasty, located at erstwhile end of motorable road for pilgrims in the ancient Northern mountains of Bharat, it is worth a long stay by the side of musically flowing Alaknanda, that does not allow you to even think of leaving Joshimath, irrespective of expiry of your sectioned vacation.

It is the gateway to (a) Valley of Flowers, (be) Hemkunt Sahib, (c) Vasundhara Falls via Lord Badri Nath Dham, Bhim Paav beyond Mana village (last known habitat on Hind-Tibet Highway), (the) Auli slopes for skiing sports, (e) TungNath (Kedar famous for Ram-shila and Raavan-shila) via flora-fauna rich motorway and many more tracks;

It is the last headquarters of ASC/AMC, Army fleet workshops, BRO and ITBP commands for Indo-Tibet Highways.

Highway into hills from Muni-ki-Reti till Joshimath via chain of Prayags (confluence of mineral rich streams), starting with the origin of the Ganges, itself is a treat to enjoy and to remember for your life;

Overall, it needs to experience, the beauty of Joshimath and around, in-person.

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4 reviews

Wonderful experience

It was amazing stay in Joshimath. Travelled to badrinath, mana village, auli (nearby places). Badrinath was an awesome experience, we did trekking in auli and mana village. Both days in auli and badrinath we were welcome by little season's 1st snowfall ..

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Joshimath Overview

Joshimath is a city with religious importance and a municipal board in the Garwal region of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. Joshimath is located at an altitude of 6000 ft in the snow-capped Himalayan ranges just above the mountains of Dhauliganga and Alaknanda.

Joshimath lies in the region of Kamaprayag, which is a region where the two rivers of Dhauliganga and Alaknanda meet. Joshimath is visited by Hindu devotees as it is as an important pilgrimage centre with several temples and religious sites.

Joshimath, which is located very close to the area of Badrinath, is one of the four ‘maths’ discovered by Adi Guru Shri Sankaracharya in the 8th century AD. The ‘math’ here is dedicated to Atharva Veda. This place was earlier known by the name of Kartikeyapura until the Katyuri rulers renamed the place.

Joshimath offers opportunities for trekking from Joshimath to the Valley of Flowers National Park. The region of Joshimath experiences mild cold even during the summers while heavy rainfall is expected in the monsoons. Winter seasons here are extremely cold and the temperature during this time drops to the freezing point. Some areas of the town are even closed due to heavy snowfall.

Joshimath is not directly connected by rail or air. The nearest airport is located in Dehradun at a distance of 151 kilometres. The nearest railway station is at Haridwar, which is about 163 kilometres from Joshimath and can be reached from major cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad and Dehradun. It is also connected to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Almora and Nainital by regular bus service.

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Joshimath, Uttarakhand

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Himanshu Bansal

Awesome place to enjoy snowfall and skiing
Joshimath, Uttarakhand

Photo by

Himanshu Bansal

Awesome place to enjoy snowfall and skiing
Joshimath, Uttarakhand

Photo by

Himanshu Bansal

Awesome place to enjoy snowfall and skiing
Joshimath, Uttarakhand

Photo by

Himanshu Bansal

Awesome place to enjoy snowfall and skiing

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