Excursion In Chamoli

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Swati Singh




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.



Auli

Auli

Auli is 72 mks from Chamoli. Tourist visits this place as the place is a skiing paradise and beholds the natures perfect beauty in it. The snow covered slopes of Auli has always been the centre of attraction to the people visiting this place.
If you are visiting this place and you are one of the skiing enthusiasts then you can ask Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) for the skiing equipment which they provide.

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Badrinath

Badrinath

Badrinath is one of the most important pilgrim centre of the country. It is a part of sacred 'Char Dhams' of the State. It is flanked by Nar and Narayan mountains, while the Neelkanth Peak forms a splendid backdrop.
The Shri Badrinathji temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu was established by Adi Shankaracharya and later built by the rulers of Garhwal about two centuries ago. It can be divided into three partsthe Garbha, the Darshan Mandap and Sabha Mandap. The principal idol carved out of black stone represents meditating Lord Vishnu.

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Devprayag

Devprayag

Devprayag is the place where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi meets. Its the confluence of hese two rivers. It is also famous for temples and river GHATS. It is believed that it was at Devprayag where lord Vishnu begged for 3 steps of land from King Bali.
Fairs held here on the occasion of Ramnavmi, Dussherra and Basant Panchami.

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Ghangharia

Ghangharia

Ghangaria is the base for visiting Hemkund Sahib and is the last inhabited part of the valley.

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Gopeshwar

Gopeshwar

Gopeshwar is a beautiful town with some good temples in and around the city. The main attractions of Gopeshwar are the ancient temple of Lord Shiva, Vaitarni Kund, a group of temples without idols and Oak View etc.

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