Places To Visit In Joshimath

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Here are the top 11 tourist attractions to see in Joshimath:

1. Ropeway

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1 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Joshimath

This ropeway is another prime attraction of the town which is regarded as the longest ropeway in Asia towards Auli. The services are open only during summers offering a captivating view of snow clad Himalayas and cost more that Rs. 500.

2. Ghangaria

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17 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Joshimath

If you are wishing for some adventure and adrenaline rushing activities, the village of Ghangaria, also known as Govinddham, is a perfect place for you.

3. Nanda Devi National Park

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20 km
from city center
3 out of 11
places to visit in Joshimath

Rich in flora and fauna, Nanda Devi National Park is a paradise for nature lovers. It is sprawling across a huge area of 630 sq km and is flanked on three sides by the majestic Nanda Devi Mountain.

4. Tapovan

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99 km
from city center
4 out of 11
places to visit in Joshimath

Offering picturesque views of grasslands and hills used for step farming, Tapovan is a tourist spot located near Joshimath, Uttranchal. Mainly, Tapovan is known for its hot springs. Many are said to believe that the water is medicinal and can cure skin diseases, and hence prefer taking a bath under the springs, which happens easily given the height of the springs. Tapovan is also famous for fabulous views of Nanda Devi, Dronagiri Chaukumbha and a few other mountain peaks.

5. Narsingh Temple

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0 km
from city center
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places to visit in Joshimath

Beloved to be home to Lord Badrinath, the presiding deity of Narsingh Temple is Lord Narsingh. Lord Narsingh is regarded as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the idol is said to be installed in the premises by Shankaracharya.

6. Kalpavriksha

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1 km
from city center
6 out of 11
places to visit in Joshimath

Kalpavriksha is a holy tree located in Joshimath, Uttarakhand. Believed to be around 1200 years old, this mulberry tree is a site of pilgrimage owing to the rich history associated with it. According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Shankaracharya worshiped Lord Shiva under this tree. The Jyoteshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is built under this tree itself.

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7. Vishnuprayag

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3 km
from city center
7 out of 11
places to visit in Joshimath

The first of the famous Panch Prayags, Vishnuprayag is a wonderful place where River Alaknanda meets River Dhauliganga. The place is also home to many ashrams and the Vishnuprayag Temple while also being a great place for river rafting.

8. Govindghat

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8 km
from city center
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places to visit in Joshimath

Govindghat is a religious hub for Sikh devotees lying nestled on the banks of the River Alaknanada around 19 km from Joshimath. The prime attraction of the place is the Hemkund Sahib, the name being a combination of two words meaning 'lake of snow' and the water in the lake is actually quite chilling.

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9. Bagini Glacier Trek

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36 km
from city center
9 out of 11
places to visit in Joshimath

Ascending in between in the thick rows of rare species of alpine flowers, the serene atmosphere of the trail, the unpolluted fresh and crisp air and crystal clear water of the rivers, is everything a trekker usually dreams of and desires in his trail.

10. Gari Bhavani Temple

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2 km
from city center
10 out of 11
places to visit in Joshimath

A temple known for its admiring architecture, Gari Bhavani Temple is situated around 6 km from the town en route Rishikesh Highway.

11. Kagbhusandi Tal - Kankul Pass Trek

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99 km
from city center
11 out of 11
places to visit in Joshimath

Nestled in the lap of Hathi Parvat (6730 m) of Gharwal Himalayas in Chamoli District, the Kagbhusandi Tal is a beautiful oblong lake adorned with emerald green waters. Perched at an altitude of 5,230 m near Kankul Pass, the lake is about one kilometer long decorated by plethora of wildflowers in their full bloom during the season.

FAQs on Joshimath

Can you suggest an itinerary for Joshimath?

Joshimath is a place packed with nature's beauty in abundance with a spiritual aura about it. Mostly known for its ancient temples, begin your one day at Joshimath with an early rise and a mindless walk amid nature. After a hot breakfast at the hotel, your first stop should be Narsingh Temple, one of the famous temples in the town. Kalpavrikshan and Gari Bhavani temple should be next on the list. Break for lunch at any nearby restaurant and move on either to Hemkund Sahib or you can go to Tapovan. Nanda Devi National Park is also situated in the area. However, you will need almost a full day to explore its rich flora and fauna. Other than that the place is like a beautiful piece of art that will continue to enchant you.

How can I commute within Joshimath?

Joshimath is a small town where one can feel its spirit and feel its aura by best travelling on foot. However, for travelling in and around the town, taxi or private cars are the best option. They are very convenient and comfortable considering the rocky terrain of the area. But before visiting make sure you check the weather condition prevailing in the region and avoid travelling during monsoon and winters owing to heavy rainfall and snowfall respectively.
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How much does a package cost for Joshimath?

The packages for Joshimath start at INR 10000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Joshimath?

The top sightseeing places in Joshimath are Ropeway, Ghangaria, Nanda Devi National Park, Tapovan, Narsingh Temple, Kalpavriksha.
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