Chamoli is a beautiful and travel friendly destination in the Garhwal division of Uttarakhand and often gets stated as the “Abode of Gods”. The quaint little destination it’s mostly known for its strong links with the ancient Hindu legends and myths. The temple is noted for its different temples and shrines and is also the birthplace of the famous Chipko movement which shifted the focus of whole world towards nature and the atrocities done by us. The town which is also an entire district is also known for its distinct village culture and ancient traditions of the region of Garhwal.
The town of Chamoli lies within the Shivaliks of Central Himalayas and is also a major part of “Kedar Khand”. The town lies at an altitude of 1300 mts above the sea level and the weather also remains salubrious year wide. The town’s highest temperature reaches at around 34 degrees during summers and the lowest can also reach below freezing point during winters. Travellers will come across diverse varieties of Flora and Fauna and the place also gets moderate amount of rainfall between the months of June and September.
The town of Chamoli has various places of interest nearby that just enthralls travellers who look for pilgrimage, adventure and nature’s bounty within the town’s vicinity. The little town of Gopeshwar is one of the most picturesque sites to visit and also serves as district headquarters for Chamoli. Some prominent tourist attractions that lie near the town of Chamoli are Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Auli, Valley of Flowers and Chopta.
How to Reach
By Road: Chamoli can easily be reached through various destinations of the state of Uttarakhand. A number of buses are available from Delhi Kashmiri Gate ISBT towards Srinagar and Rishikesh and a number of other destinations in Uttarakhand such as Pauri, Rudraprayag, Srinagar, Gopeshwar, Ukimath, Uttarkashi, etc.
By Train: The nearest Railway station to Chamoli is the Rishikesh railway station which lies at 202kms before the town of Chamoli at NH58. The town is well linked with railway networks from major Indian destinations.
By Air: The Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to the town of Chamoli which is located at a distance of around 222kms. The airport is well linked with Delhi with availability of daily flights. Motorable roads from the airport make the town easily accessible.