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Chamoli

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Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

"Abode of God"

Chamoli Tourism

Sitting in the lap of nature, Chamoli is often referred to as the "Abode of Gods" as it has a strong bond with spirituality, seen from local astounding legends. Chamoli is a blessed place where the beauty of nature combined with its fascinating culture births serenity. The people here are satisfied living amidst the breathtakingly tall mountains and beautiful, dense valleys.

Home to temples across the entire village, this beautiful place is also renowned as the birth place of the Chipko Movement. Enriched with flora and fauna, this village offers mesmerizing panoramic vistas that evidence depth and devotion to nature. People here survive on tourism and other small businesses. 

Due to its surroundings, Chamoli attracts explorers and nature-lovers. 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 of heavily commercial areas. Mana, the neighbouring village, is power packed with a similar atmospehere, promising nature, Hindu shrines and some amazing trek trails.

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Restaurants and Local Food in Chamoli

Travellers will find many small eateries, dhabas and restaurants in and around Chamoli. The place is well known for its Kumaoni cuisine - delicious and unique in flavour. The food available is mostly vegetarian, especially around religious places. Pinalu Gutuk is a special dish made out of fried, rich potatoes and is a must-try. A blessing for people with a sweet tooth, Bal Mithai is a famous sweet made of khoya and sugar. 
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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, where the infamous Gopinath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located. After local sightseeing, rest at Gopeshwar's Dindayal Park.
Day 2- Visit Chamolanath Temple, at a distance of 10 km from Chamoli. It is a hill temple with Chamolanath as its primary deity. Spend some time shopping at the local market of Chamoli. Pack your bags next and bid farewell to Chamoli!

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What is the best time to visit Chamoli?

November - March and July - August are the best months to visit Chamoli. However, this place experiences fantastic weather throughout the year. If your purpose to visit Chamoli was seeing the Valley of Flowers as well, the best time to visit would be July - August.

The summers are pleasant with temperature ranging between 15 to 30 degrees Celcius. The area receives snowfall in the winter, temperatures dropping to freezing point. However, the monsoon season experiences excessive rain causing the area to be prone to landslides. 
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Who should visit Chamoli?

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.

What is the best way to reach Chamoli?

There is no airport, railway station or bus stand available in Chamoli. However, Chamoli is well-connected to various cities by road, making it possible to reach here. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. The closest railway station is at Haridwar. Frequent buses head towards the big cities of Uttarakhand.
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What is not so good about Chamoli?

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.

What is famous about Chamoli?

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 are the things to do in Chamoli?

The top things to do in Chamoli are Auli, Vasundhara Waterfalls, Gopeshwar, Gopinath Temple, Valley of Flowers, Kalpeshwar. You can see all the places to visit in Chamoli here

What is the local food in Chamoli?

Travellers will find many small eateries, dhabas and restaurants in and around Chamoli. The place is well known for its Kumaoni cuisine - delicious and unique in flavour. The food available is mostly vegetarian, especially around religious places. Pinalu Gutuk is a special dish made out of fried, rich potatoes and is a must-try. A blessing for people with a sweet tooth, Bal Mithai is a famous sweet made of khoya and sugar. 
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What are the places near Chamoli?

The top places near to Chamoli are Auli which is 26 km from Chamoli, Valley of flowers which is located 44 km from Chamoli, Nainital which is located 114 km from Chamoli, Madhyamaheshwar which is located 27 km from Chamoli, Rishikesh which is located 108 km from Chamoli

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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 2 years 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 2 years 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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