Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath is the winter seat of Lord Vishnu (Badri), and hence, is a famous pilgrim place in Uttarakhand .Located in the Chamoli district, Joshimath is where one of the four Maths (monasteries) were set up by Adi Shankaracharya. It is also the base point for people visiting the skiing destination Auli in Uttarakhand.

The best part about visiting Joshimath is that it's not only a pilgrim centre but also a beautiful hill station in Uttaranchal. Therefore, a visit to this town can really provide you with an exceptional travel experience.


Joshimath has a lot in store for travellers to explore and experience. Being a wonderful hilly location, the Joshimath weather is perfect for indulging in some adventure activities like exciting treks. To enjoy the scenic nature’s beauty during your tour, you must add these best places to visit in Joshimath to your Uttarakhand tour package.

  • Auli - Auli is a Himalayan ski resort and hill station in Uttarakhand. Located at a height of around 3010 metres above sea level, the distance from Joshimath to Auli is just about 8 km. It simply takes 15 minutes to reach from Joshimath to Auli by hiring a cab. On the way, you can enjoy spectacular views of oak forests and the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat. Auli Ropeway is the major attraction in Auli and is the highest and longest ropeway in Asia covering a distance of 4 kms. You can enjoy the snowfall and experience the best paragliding and skiing in Auli.

  • Tapovan - You shouldn’t skip exploring Tapovan, a beautiful sightseeing places in Joshimath that can be accessed in just a 30-minute drive by one-way cabs. Tapovan is famous for its hot springs. This destination also offers amazing views of Nanda Devi and Dronagiri Chaukhambha peaks and is also a gateway to popular tourist places in Uttarakhand such as Badrinath and Valley of Flowers.

  • Kalpeshwar Temple - Kalpavriksha, an old Mulberry tree having a religious significance in India is situated at Kalpeshwar Temple in Joshimath. It is believed to be around 1200 years old and is a famous pilgrim centre in India because of its rich history. Most devotees visit this place for the Jyoteshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is built under this tree.

While planning Joshimath sightseeing, you must visit all these beautiful places and enjoy the tall mountains, snowfall, gushing waterfalls, and historic sites with your loved ones. The best time to visit Joshimath for trekking and sightseeing is from July to October while the best time for enjoying cool Joshimath temperature and skiing in Auli is from November to March.


The city boasts enchanting views of the Himalayan Range and you shouldn’t miss the chance to explore the following amazing places to visit near Joshimath to ensure you have the most memorable Uttarakhand trip.

  • Mana Village - Situated on the banks of the River Saraswati, Mana Village is surrounded by hills and you can see small streams nearby as well. This is a perfect place for trekking as there are many trekking spots located in Mana Village. It is around 50 kms away from Joshimath and most tourists prefer a road trip to Mana Village for an exciting experience.

  • Nanda Devi National Park - It is a unique geographical site located near Nanda Devi peak. It is settled around a ring of peaks that are connected by massive rock walls. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its rich biodiversity and people even go for Nanda Devi National Park trek.

  • Badrinath Temple - It is the most famous Char Dham temple near Joshimath. The distance from Joshimath to Badrinath is around 43 kms and it takes an hour to reach Badrinath. The Joshimath to Badrinath distance can be conveniently covered by choosing car rental options. The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is visited by several devotees as it is a part of the Bada and Chota Char Dham Yatra.

With a host of exciting things and sightseeing places in Joshimath, you can thoroughly enjoy the experience of exploring this destination with your family in the months of winters as the temperature is very pleasant.


The best way to reach Joshimath and visit all the nearby places is by booking cabs online. The nearest airport to Joshimath is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is about 285 km and Rishikesh is the nearest railway station at a distance of 255 km from Joshimath. Although local buses and shared Jeeps are available near the station and airport, it would be quite tiring to cover a long distance in an uncomfortable, crowded vehicle. So, to have a comfortable journey, you must hire cabs from Dehradun to Joshimath.

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