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Joshimath, India

Also called as Jyotirmath, Joshimath is a well-known destination in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. This popular hill-station is a famous centre for pilgrimage positioned at a height of 1,890 meters above the sea level. It is the gateway of several Himalayan expeditions, mountain climbing options, trekking trails and pilgrim centers. Vishnuprayag is located just below Joshimath, which is the confluence of the rivers Alkananda and Dhauliganga. With the mystifying view of Hathi Parvat and other Himalayan Peaks, Joshimath turns into a perfect holidaying destination.


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:11°C- 29°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Joshimath

Shankaracharya Math:
Established by Adi Shankaracharya, this math is having great religious significance for its visitors. The Math boasts of the temple of Badrinarayan and Rajrajeshwari Devi. It also features a sacred cave where Adi Shankaracharya evidently gone for meditation.

Narsinh Temple:
Devoted to the Narsinh Avatar of Lord Vishnu, the temple features an idol of Lord Narsinh. There are several believes related to this temple. It is said that during every winter, an idol of Lord Badri is brought in this temple and worshiped for 6 months.

Bhavishya Kedar Temple:
A local belief says that when present Kedarnath will disappear along with Badrinath then it will re-appear in Bhavishya Kedar Temple at Joshimath. Presently, this temple has a small shivling.

Garhi Bhawani Temple:
This is a beautiful temple in the region, which is located at a distance of 6 km from Joshimath.

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