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Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

"Abode of God"

Chamoli Tourism

Sitting in the lap of nature, Chamoli often referred to as the "Abode of Gods" has a strong bond with spirituality and astounding legends. Chamoli is a blessed place where the beauty of nature combined with fascinating culture is found in profusion.

Apart from being dotted with temples all across the village, this beautiful place is also renowned as the birth place of Chipko Movement. Enriched with flora and fauna, this village offers mesmerizing panoramic vistas that will take your breath away. Mana, a neighbouring village is also power packed with nature and many Hindu shrines while offering some amazing trek trails.

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Getting to Know the Rural India

Chamoli is an abode to many beautiful villages. Lush green mountains surround Chamoli. The land is untouched by commercialization. Unlike other hill stations which have become a hub for cafes, malls and buildings, Chamoli is still very much close to nature. There is no unnecessary rush there to compete with the global world. The people there are satisfied living amidst the breathtakingly tall mountains and beautiful dense valleys.

Chamoli has preserved its flora and fauna. You will see different varieties of flowers, trees and animals there. Biodiversity exists here in all its glory. People are surviving on tourism and other small businesses.Due to its laid back and natural surroundings, Chamoli attracts explorers and nature-lovers. Despite giving no luxuries, Chamoli wins hearts due to its breathtaking views and surreal landscapes. Chamoli's natural trails and laid-back lifestyle make it a perfect destination for all those who want to get a break from the luxuries and heavily commercialised areas.

Restaurants and Local Food in Chamoli

Travellers will find many small eateries, dhabas and restaurant in and around the place. The place is well known for its Kumaoni cuisine which is quite delicious and unique in flavor. The food available is mostly vegetarian especially around the religious places. Pinalu Gutuk is special dish made out of fried rich potatoes and a must try. Bal Mithai is famous sweet dish made of khoya and sugar and blessing for people with sweet tooth.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1- Reach Chamoli and rest in your hotel. Freshen up and get ready for your tour. Visit the beautiful hilly town of Gopeshwar. There is the infamous Gopinath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. After local sightseeing, rest at Gopeshwar's Dindayal Park.
Day 2- Visit Chamolanath Temple which is at a distance of 10 km. It is a hill temple with Chamolanath as its primary deity. Spend some time shopping at the local market of Chamoli. Then, pack your bags and get ready to bid farewell to Chamoli.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Uncommercialized part of Uttarakhand. Well-connected with the main cities. It is not as crowded as other hill stations. Accommodation and restaurants are readily available.

What's Not So Great?

Chamoli has not much to offer in terms of adventure. It doesn't have a lot of monuments or tourist spots to wander at. It can be quite boring for those who are used to the bustling life of the hill stations.

For Whom?

Chamoli is for those people who want to enjoy an unexplored part of Uttarakhand, away from busy lanes of other crowded hill stations. If you wish to spend some time on a hill station at affordable prices, then Chamoli is for you.

How To Reach Chamoli

There is no airport, railway station or bus stand available in Chamoli. However, Chamoli is well-connected to various cities, and it makes it easy to reach here. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Whereas, the closest railway station is at Haridwar. Frequent buses head towards the big cities of Uttarakhand.

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Q. Can please anybody let me know that how one gets to mana pass. from where the permission is to be obtained

Rajat Jain 1 year ago
Mana Pass is out of bounds for civilians. It is used by the army to ply supplies. Tourists can go only upto Mana Village, which is the last village of the country.

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Pallavi Siddhanta 1 year ago
- Beware of travelling during monsoon as the area is very much prone to landslides.
- Make sure to take special permit before indulging in any adventurous activity such as trekking.
- Carry extra woolens while travelling during winters as the season experiences freezing cold.
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