Chamoli District
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Chamoli District

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Shashi Bhatt




Chamoli is a district of Uttarakhand state of India. It is bounded by the Tibet region to the north, and by the Uttarakhand districts of Pithoragarh and Bageshwar to the east, Almora to the south, Garhwal to the southwest, Rudraprayag to the west, and Uttarkashi to the northwest.

The administrative headquarters of the district is Gopeshwar. Chamoli had a variety of destinations of pilgrim and tourists' interest. Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers and Auli to name a few.

The district is largely inhabited by Tibetans of the Bhotiya ethnic group who adhere to Hinduism.


History

Chamoli is mentioned in the Taleshwar Copper Plate Grant, which the Katyuri Dynasty brought and established during their rule that extended from 3rd century A.D. after the Gupta Dynasty to 14th century A.D. when the Chand Dynasty raised to power. One of the Copper Plate explores that the ancient capital of Brahampura had one of its administrative centers at Chamoli.


General Information

Chamoli District Map

District HeadquartersGopeshwar
Population3,69,198
Area7,951 sq.kms
Elevation3133 mts
Coordinates30.42°N, 79.33°E
Literacy76.23.%
Language SpokenGarhwali and Hindi.
ClothingSummer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens


How to reach ?

Nearest airport for Chamoli is Jolly Grant (221 kms)
Nearest rail head is Rishikesh (202 kms)
Well connected by road, with important towns of the State.

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