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Joshimath is a quaint hill town nestled amid the lap of snow-capped Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. This valley is mesmerizingly beautiful surrounded on all sides by picturesque views. If a good trekking trail is your calling, the Valley of Flowers Trek is close to Joshimath.
Perched at an altitude of 6000 ft, this enchanting town also exhibits the spiritual vibes that can be felt at several ancient temples. In fact, Joshimath serves as a significant religious center for Hindu pilgrims and lies in the close proximity to one of the four 'maths' founded by Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya in 8th century namely Badrinath. This 'math' dedicated to the holy text of Hindus called Atharva Veda. Joshimath also boasts of salubrious weather throughout the year oozing tranquility away from the hustle bustle of cities. The clouds flirting with the hilltop, a verdant cover of lush green, winding rivers and streams and the mystique of several ancient temple dotted in the area will make sure of a luring you back again and again.
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- Make sure you carry a camera to capture the cultural heritage and nature's beauty of the city.- Avoid travelling the city during winters or monsoon owing to heavy snowfall and rainfall.- Carry a pair of sport shoes for there is lot of walking and trekking around the town.
Tapovan is the best place for a nice and quiet weekend getaway. The place offers everything from some playful time with your family to a lot of places for having a romantic candlelight dinner with your partner. It became my go-to destination from the very first time I went there. The place offers a lot of outdoor activities like hiking, trekking, sightseeing, etc. The best part is that if you are not an outdoor person, you can just sit back and relax in the lavish resorts there and spend some quality time as well. The last advantage is that there are many religious attractions present there as well which makes it a suitable travel destination for the elderly in your family too. It’s the whole package.
One of the safest places with almost negligible crimes. The locals are very honest and friendly.
Tough terrains, with inhospitable climate in winters
Joshimath is one of those less explored hill stations of Uttarakhand that you will love to explore. It is for all kinds of tourists as it is not only a pilgrimage centre but also an adventure sports hub. It is a getaway to many Himalayan expeditions, trekking trails and camping. It is also a stopover for people visiting Auli. Ideal for families and couples.