(5800 Ft Above Sea Level)

Uttarakhand | India
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Joshimath is categorised as Remote Himalayas

Joshimath Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Jyotir Math monastery (Photo Courtesy: Raji.srinivas)
Narsimh Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Zig Zag roads around Joshimath (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)

Reasons to Visit
  • Joshimath is 44 kms short of Badrinath (one of the Char Dhams) and is base point to visit Ski resort of Auli.
  • Joshimath is also enroute Sikh Pilgriamge centre of Hemkunth Sahib and transit point for trekkers to Valley of flowers.
  • Joshimath is home to Jyotirmath, one of the four institutions established by Adi Shankara popular known as the Mathas. There is a Narsimha Temple that guest can visit.
  • Joshimath is blessed with exceptional beauty and close range snow peak views visible all round the year.
  • Destinations on Chaar Dham Pilgrim Circuit of Uttarakhand"Joshimath (250 kms from Rishikesh) is one of the most popular transit overnight stay stopover enroute Badrinath (32 kms). Badrinath road has a controlled traffic movements and therefore guests prefer to stopover at Joshimath before making a day visit to Badrinath the next day."
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Dehradun (298 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Rishikesh (264 kms), Haridwar (270 kms), Kotdwara (288 kms)
  • Joshimath is an Ex-Dehradun Getaway

Joshimath has 2 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Adventure / Camp1

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2 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Joshimath

Short Break (4-6 nights)2

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List of Holidays for Joshimath

Short Break

  • Auli Skiing Itinerary (5 Nights)
  • Ek-Dham - Badrinath (5 Nights)

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Joshimath has 2 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.


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List of Service Add Ons for Joshimath


Services Rates Starting From
River Rafting on Alaknanda Rs. 1050


Services Rates Starting From
Cycling in AuliRs. 1050

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Destination Ideas

  • Badrinath Pilgrimage
  • Skiing in Auli
  • Valley of Flowers Trek
  • Winter Chaar Dham - A Travel Idea for Uttarakhand

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Jyotirmath is the northern monastery, one of the four cardinal institutions in Hinduism established by Adi Shankara, the others being those at Shringeri, Puri and Dwaraka. Here the temple Narasimha, is enshrined Badrinarayan along with a pantheon of deities. The presiding deity Lord Narasimha is believed to have been established by Adi Sankara and is considered one of the 108 Divya desams.
    Temple or Holy Place
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Auli at 10000 ft asl offers the very best close range views of Nandadevi range on a clear day any time of the year. Auli can be visited ex-Joshimath via a very scenic cable car ride.
    View Point, Rides
    Himalayan Views, Ropeway
    Badrinath (11000+ ft asl) is home to Badrinath Dham, one of the most visited Hindu pilgrimage centre. It is the most visited of the four sites in Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The temple is surrounded by spectacular views of the mountain ranges. The access is difficult in high season and there are traffic regulations to control the movement. Temple is open between May - Oct. Exact opening and closing dates vary each year.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    Narad Kund is arranged close Tapt Kund. It is accepted that the Badrinath icon was acquired from this kund. Narad Kund boiling hot water spring is situated under the Garur Shila and holds a therapeutic worth. Fans take a plunge in this kund before entering the Badrinath sanctuary for Darshan of Lord Badrinath.
    Temple or Holy Place
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Auli is Indias premier Ski destination and offers excellent facilities for Skiing and excellent slopes which are considered second best after Gulmarg.
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Gopinath Temple is an ancient temple (12th century) dedicated to Lord Shiva in Gopeshwar, in Uttaranchal. The temple stands out in its character architecturally and visited enroute on Kedarnath - Badrinath route (Chaar Dham route).
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

Destinations within reach from Joshimath

  • Auli ( 18 Km )

    Auli is a Ski resort, one of the highest in the word located at about 50 km from Badrinath and more

  • Pipalkoti ( 31 Km )

    Pipalkoti is 30 kms short of Joshimath on the Rishikesh - Badrinath road and serves as a stopover more

  • Pauri ( 180 Km )

    Pauri (4500 ft asl) is renowned for its stunning Himalayan Views. Pauri lies on the Rishikesh - more

  • Kausani ( 190 Km )

    Kausani (6,075 ft) is a small hamlet offering 300 km-wide views of the Himalayan snow-peaks in more

  • Almora ( 245 Km )

    Almora (6700 ft) is known for the spectacular himalayan views (Oct - March) that it offers and its more

  • Chaukori ( 245 Km )

    Chaukori (6000+ ft asl) is a Himalayan Hamlet, 10 kms from Berinag, offering spectacular Himalaya more

  • Chamba ( 255 Km )

    Chamba is situated at 8500 ft asl and 30 kilometers farther from Kanatal and about 60 km from more

  • Rishikesh ( 264 Km )

    Rishikesh is a situated on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga) and staying on the banks of the River more

  • Bhowali ( 266 Km )

    Bhowali is base town for trading of fruits grown around the area and mid-way on Bhimtal - Ramgarh, more

  • Corbett ( 270 Km )

    Corbett experience is one of the best wildife expereinces in India alongwith Kanha, Nagarhole and more

  • Haridwar ( 270 Km )

    Haridwar is situated on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga) and staying on the banks of the River more

  • Kanatal ( 270 Km )

    Kanatal (8500 ft), one of the well-known spots in Uttaranchal, is located on the Mussoorie - more

  • Pangot ( 293 Km )

    Pangot is small village 15 kilometers from Nainital. 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot more

  • Nahan ( 390 Km )

    Nahan is a nature centric getaway and base town to visit Renuka Lake, a local pilgrim centre. more

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Nearest Airport in Joshimath
  • Jolly Grant Airport ( DED ) , Dehradun-298 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Joshimath
  • Rishikesh ( RKSH ), Rishikesh-264 Kms
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