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Joshimath Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Joshimath

Gateway to Badrinath and Hemkind Sahib, Joshimath also boasts of being a picturesque hill town along with being a pilgrimage site, base of Char Dham Yatra.


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Joshimath At a Glance
  • Average Climate:5°C - 25°C
  • Best Time to Visit:September - April
  • STD Code:01372

Joshimath Tourism | Joshimath Travel Guide

Joshimath is a beautiful destination and a halting place for pilgrims going to Badrinath. This place is This city is widely famous for its scenic beauty and temples, which have a connection with Hindu mythology. Tour to Joshimath can be an exciting journey as you travel through the roads enjoying the scenic beauty. Surrounded by natural beauty, a temple of Narshimha, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is found in Joshimath. To the south of the temple of Narshimha is a roofed edifice having a stone cistern with two brass spouts. These brass spouts are known as Danddhara and Narshimha Dhara. Between these sprouts are idols of Lord Rama and Sita, also made of brass.

With our Joshimath tour packages, you will visit several other temples dedicated to Hanuman, Ganesha, Surya, Gaurishankar, and Naudevi. The temple of Vasudeva, with the exquisite idol made of black stone about two meters high, stands on a lotus pedestal.

This idol of fine craftsmanship is flanked by two standing figures of Sridevi and Bhudevi. Ten incarnations or avatars of Vishnu also grace the temple, and on the temple's premises is a brass idol of Garud, Vishu's vehicle. On your tour to Joshimath, you can also visit the ruined Navdurga temple and the well-known Kama tree located near the Joshimath cave.

More than its religious importance, Joshimath is almost a well sought-after hill station. If you are planning your tour to Joshimath, you can travel by air to Jollygrant, the nearest airport at a distance of 221 km. If you have plans to avail the railway, Rishikesh is the nearest railway station, while Joshimath is well connected to Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Nainital, and Almora by road.

On your tour to Joshimath, you can choose from the range of moderate to good quality hotels for accommodation. Modern amenities and good services are the earmarks of the hotels in Joshimath.

How to Reach Joshimath

Derived from Jyotirmath, Joshimath is well known to be the home for 'Sanyasis' located in Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Hindu Guru Shankaracharya established this center. Joshimath's tourist attractions are Shankaracharya Math, Narsinh Temple, Bhavishya Kedar Temple, Tapovan, Ropeway, and Kalpeshwar. Joshimath is easily accessible from all major cities of India.

By Air

Joshimath is easily reachable from all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, and Jaipur. The Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest airport, 272km from Joshimath. Taxi services are available from the airport to Joshimath.

By Train

Located at a distance of about 297kms, the nearest Railway station of Joshimath is Haridwar which is well linked to all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Jaipur. Taxi and bus services are available from Haridwar railway station to Joshimath.

By Road

Regular Bus Services are available from central cities like Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, and Chamoli.

You can contact our tour experts to know more about Joshimath Tourism. Through our tour packages of Joshimath, you can explore beauty elements, witness scenic vistas, and absorb the sacredness.