Siwai Village Chamoli

Siwai village is a beautiful village located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, near Karnaprayag. The geography of this village is flat land and the village looks beautiful from the top view. It is located at a distance of just 7 Km from Karnaprayag city and easily accessible by road. Currently, the Rishikesh to Karnaprayag railway line project is under construction and Siwai village is the last railway station of Chamoli.

River Alaknanda flows on a side of this village and it is well-connected with National Highway 7(formerly known as NH-58) via a large arc bridge. The nearest small town is Kaleshwar which is just 3 Km away from Siwai village these two locations are connected via a foot suspension bridge and a big arc bridge for vehicles, you can choose any of them. ARTO office is also located 2 Km from Siwai village in Kaleshwar, Chamoli.

The Siwai Bridge is the best location for photoshoots and content creation. People visit this place for photoshoots almost every day in the evening time. Below are some drone shots of the bridge, hope you would like the video.

Nearest City

The nearest city is Karnaprayag which is located at a distance of 7 km and easily reachable by road.

Nearest Helipad

The nearest helipad is in Gauchar which is at a distance of 17 Km only and for 3 days regular flights are operated between Dehradun to Gauchar. You can book your helicopter ticket from Dehradun to Gauchar online.

So this is the brief information about Siwai village and when the railway project from Rishikesh to Karnaprayag will get completed this village will be the last railway station and tourist attraction point. From here you can explore more in Chamoli like visit Gopeshwar, Pokhari and there are many more places you can go from here. For a stay, you can contact us for affordable pricing.

Nagrasu Village Rudraprayag

Nagrasu is a beautiful town in Rudraprayag district which is located on Badrinath highway NH-7(formally known as NH-58) between Rudraprayag town and Gauchar. It is the last town of Rudraprayag district on NH7 and after here the border of Chamoli district starts. The village is well-populated and located over a flat piece of land. NH-7 passes through the town because of that it looks like the area is divided into two parts. There is also an ancient Shiva temple located near Nagrasu Gurudwara. If you are planning to visit Rudraprayag or Gauchar then you must consider visiting this place. There are a few more villages nearby Nagrasu that you can also visit. Nagrasu is one of the best places to visit nearby Gauchar and Rudraprayag. This place lies between Rudraprayag and Gauchar town.

Stay in Nagrasu

Nagrasu is a small town and it is located on Badrinath highway just 1 Km away from the main market Nagrasu Chamoli district border starts. This place is an ideal location to stay during your Badrinath or Hemkund Sahib or other destination visit in Chamoli. There are plenty of hotels and restaurants in Nagrasu that you can choose from as per your budget. Below are the stay options in Nagrasu Rudraprayag.

Places to visit nearby Nagrasu

There are not so many places to visit nearby but, there are a few locations where you can visit.

Shiva Temple Nagrasu

There is an ancient Shiva temple located on the left side of the road (travelling towards Gauchar) that you can visit anytime. The temple remains open all day and throughout the year. If you are in Nagrasu then you must visit this temple.

Gurudwara at Nagrasu

There is a gurudwara at Nagrasu where you can also visit with your friends or family. You can also enjoy the langar at this Gurudwara. It is located near Nagrasu Shiva temple on the side of the road.

Sacred Heart School Nagrasu

Sacred Heart School (Convent School) is also located near the Gurudwara which you can also visit after school time by taking special permission from the faculties (sisters/fathers) of the school. The campus of the school is also mesmerizing and the surroundings are open and airy. You can see the beautiful views of the nearby mountains from here.

Hariyali Devi Temple

If you have enough time then there is an ancient temple of Hariyali Devi which is approx 25 Km from Nagrasu. It is one of the 58th siddhpeeths in India. We recommend you to visit this temple for sure. It will take approximately 40 minutes to reach Hariyali Devi Temple from Nagrasu.

How to reach Nagrasu

By Air

The nearest helipad is located in Gauchar. You can take a helicopter from Dehradun to Gauchar and then travel to Nagrasu via shared taxi or bus. The distance between Gauchar and Nagrasu is just 5 Km and it will take 10 – 15 minutes to reach there.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Nagrasu is in Rishikesh. From Rishikesh, you can take a shared taxi or bus to reach Nagrasu.

By Road

Nagrasu is well-connected with the national and state highways of Uttarakhand. It is located on NH-7 Badrinath highway, so you would not face a problem finding cabs or buses to reach Nagrasu. You can take a direct bus from Kashmiri Gate to Delhi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Srinagar, or Rudraprayag to Nagrasu. The road conditions are excellent, so your journey will be comfortable. But during the monsoon season, you may face roadblock problems in between the routes. Or you can book a cab or tempo traveler with Garhwali Traveller cab service.

Nagrasu Overview

Locality name – Nagrasu

Block name – Agastyamuni

District – Rudraprayag

State – Uttarakhand

Language spoken in Nagrasu – Garhwali and Hindi commonly (English, Punjabi, Christian by minorities)

PIN code – 246171

shail village gauchar

Shail Village Gauchar Chamoli

Shail village is one of the beautiful villages nearby Gauchar. It is just 3 km away from the main market Gauchar and easily accessible via road. The village doesn’t have any trek, as we generally see in the other most of the villages of Uttarakhand. This village is situated on Gauchar Duwa Road and anyone can visit Shail village without any problem.

If you don’t have a vehicle then you can easily reach Shail village on foot, it’s just a 3 Km road walk. You can see the beautiful view of river Alaknanda and Gauchar from here. The environment is so clean and peaceful, and also the peoples of the village are so good. One of my close friends Naren Shaily is from Shail village and is an artist, he draw some awesome wall paintings in his village to enhance the beauty of the village.

Whenever someone visits Shail village, he/she used to click photos with those wall paintings. Also, there is one of my favorite wall paintings of Lord Rama and Mata Sita in shail village. If you are planning to visit here then you must see the wall painting.

Shail village has surrounded a side by a green lush forest and the other side is blank, basically, it is located just above the top of NH 7 Badrinath highway. The population of the village is not so high, nearly 20 to 22 families live in the Shail village Gauchar.

Also, there is an ancient Bhairavnath temple in the village, which is the main attraction point of this village and a place to visit.

Shail Village Gauchar, Chamoli

Shail village overview

Population – 60 – 70

Nearby city – Gauchar

Nearby national highway – NH 7

Places to visit in Shail village – Bhairavnath Temple

The village is so neat and clean also the environment is pleasing and surrounded by greenery. It is one of the smallest villages of Chamoli. Overall, the village is so beautiful and peaceful. If you are planning to visit Gauchar or are already in Gauchar then you must visit Shail village. It is one of the best places to visit nearby Gauchar.

mana village chamoli

First Indian Village Mana Chamoli

Mana Village was formerly known as the last Indian village, but from May Mana is now the first Village of India. Mana village is now the first village in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most beautiful border villages in India. Just 3 Km from the Mana Village, Badrinath Dham is located. Badrinath is one of the holy Cham Dham located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

This beautiful village is situated at an altitude of 3,200 meters above sea level, Mana is the first village on the Indian side of the Indo-Tibetan border. The village is surrounded by snow-clad Himalayan peaks and river Saraswati and Alaknanda emerges nearby Mana village. It has historic importance and mythological stories from the Mahabharata era. Mana village is one of the popular tourist destinations nearby Badrinath Chamoli. If you are in Badrinath then you must visit this beautiful village. It is an ideal destination for village culture lovers, photographers and nature lovers. There is a 1st Indian tea shop at Mana Village and tourists take selfied at this shop. The village is developed to promote border tourism and in recent years the number of tourists is increasing day by day.

There are many other historic and famous locations nearby Mana Village you must visit. Some of the locations nearby Mana Village are discussed below in the article.

One of the most popular attractions in Mana is the Bheem Pul, which is a natural rock bridge over the Saraswati River. It is believed that Bheema, one of the Pandavas, lifted a massive rock to create a bridge over the river, and it is named after him. Visitors can also see the Ganesh Gufa, a cave where Lord Ganesha is believed to have written the epic Mahabharata as dictated by Veda Vyasa.

Another must-see attraction in Mana is the Vasudhara Falls, located about 5 km from the village. The waterfall cascades down from a height of 400 feet and is a popular trekking destination. The trek to the falls is quite challenging, but the views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscape are worth the effort.

The village of Mana is also known for its unique culture and traditions. The locals speak a dialect of the Garhwali language and have their own set of customs and beliefs. Visitors can experience the local way of life by staying in homestays and interacting with the villagers.

In recent years, Mana Village has become a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. Govt. of Uttarakhand has developed this village keeping Village and Border tourism in mind, which is a good thing. The village is the starting point for several popular treks to the Himalayan peaks, and treks such as the Vasudhara trek. Vasudhara is just 3 Km away from Mana village.

Facts about Mana Village

In Hindu mythology, Mana village has a description and it is considered a holy place. It is believed that Pandavas passed through the Mana location during their journey to heaven. There is a famous stone bridge named Bheem Pul. After crossing the Bheem Pul there is a route to Vasudhara Falls, which is another best place to visit nearby Mana and Badrinath.

Mana is steeped in history and mythology, and there are many legends associated with this village. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that the Pandavas of the Mahabharata epic passed through this village on their way to heaven. The village is also home to the revered Vyas Gufa, where the ancient sage Veda Vyasa is said to have composed the epic Mahabharata.

7 Places to visit in Mana Village

1 – Neelkanth Parvat

Neel Kanth Peak is one of the most beautiful peaks in Badrinath Dham, the height of Neelkanth Peak is 6,597 meters above sea level it is known as the “Queen of Garhwal”. The holy temple of Badri Narayan can be seen from this peak. Brahmkamal flowers can also be seen from here clearly. Neelkanth Peak is situated just above the Badrinath temple.

Neelkanth Parvat is also a sacred site for Hindus, as it is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. According to legends, Lord Shiva consumed poison during the churning of the ocean, which turned his throat blue, giving him the name Neelkanth. The peak is also home to several ancient temples and shrines that attract many devotees.

2 – Tapt Kund

Tupt Kund is a natural hot water spring in Badrinath Dham which is nearby Mana Village, and it is believed that the hot water comes directly from the feet of Lord Vishnu also named Shri Badri Narayana. If you are in Badrinath then you must dive into this holy Tapt Kund once. It is also believed that the Tapt Kund has medicinal value and it removes many skin diseases.

3 – Mata Murti Temple

This temple is also located near Badrinath Dham and this temple is devoted to the mother of Lord Narayana. According to legends and historians, Mata Murti requested Lord Vishnu to take birth to her son during the era. Lord Vishnu granted her this wish by taking birth in the form of twins Nar and Narayan.

4 – Vasudhara

Vasudhara is a waterfall that is approx 9 Km away from Badrinath temple and 6 Km from Mana village. It is believed that this holy place was the temporary stay point of Pandavas during their exile. The view of Vasudhara River valley gives panoramic views of the great Himalayas and other peaks and beautiful mountains.

5 – Vyas Gufa

Vyas Gufa is located just above the MANA village and it is believed that in ancient times Maharshi Ved Vyas lived here while they were composing the four Vedas. This holy cave is now converted into a temple and this cave is nearby the 1st tea shop in Mana village. There are 4 Vedas in the Hindu religion. The distinct feature of this cave is the roof of the Ved Vyas Gufa which resembles the pages from Ved Vyas’s collection of his Holy Books. There is a small temple in the cave dedicated to Maharshi Ved Vyas, and it is believed that the cave is 5000 years old.

6 – Ganesh Gufa

It is another holy place to visit in Mana Badrinath. At this holy place, Lord Ganesha dictated Mahabharata to Shri Ved Vyas. This cave is located nearby the confluence of the Saraswati and Alaknanda rivers nearby Mana village. It is believed that Lord Ganesha lived here in the ancient period of Mahabharata.

7 – Bheem Pul

Bheem Pul has a historic story, it is believed that this stone bridge was built by Bheem of Mahabharata. Basically, it is a very big piece of rock that was put by Bheem over the Saraswati River to cross the river during their yatra to heaven. It is said by historians that this rock was placed by Bheem to make the way for Draupadi to cross the river during their journey to heaven.


In conclusion, Mana is a hidden gem in Uttarakhand that should not be missed. With its stunning natural beauty, rich history and mythology, and unique culture, it is a destination that will leave a lasting impression on any traveler. So pack your bags and head to Mana for an unforgettable adventure!

Location of Mana Village

Mana Village has located 5 Km from Badrinath and is well-connected with the national Highway 7.

What is Mana Village famous for?

Mana village is famous for Bheem Pul, woolen garments, and materials. The woolen garments are mostly made of sheep wool, you can also buy mufflers, ashan, pankhis, shawls, caps, carpets, and other products from Mana village.

Why is Mana the last village in India?

Mana village is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 3200 meters. Mana village lies on the holy riverbank of the Sarawati river and it is located 3 Km from Badrinath Dham. The Indo – Tibet Border(Tibet that was occupied by the People’s Republic of China in 1948), is just 24 Km from Mana village. That’s why it is the last village in India.

Can we go to Mana Village?

Mana Village can only be visited during summer and monsoon season, during winter the whole area gets covered with heavy snow. Mana village opens with the opening of Badrinath Yatra. The village is in a very remote location and experiences heavy snowfall during winter.

How far is China’s border from Mana village?

China border is just 24 Km from Mana village. But currently, tourists and others can visit only up to Mana village. But the Uttarakhand government is working on developing border tourism. Hope we will travel up to the Indo- China border in the near future under the border tourism scheme of govt.

Where is India’s last village?

Mana is the last Indian village which is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and it is situated at a height of 3118 meters above sea level.

Are there any restrictions for tourists in Mana Village?

Tourists are not allowed to venture beyond the village and into the restricted areas near the Indo-China border without prior permission from the authorities. It is important to respect these restrictions and follow the rules and regulations while visiting the village.

Can I buy souvenirs in Mana Village?

Yes, you can buy souvenirs such as handmade woolen clothes, shawls, and caps, as well as local handicrafts and artifacts in Mana Village. However, it is important to bargain and negotiate the prices before making a purchase.

What are the local customs and traditions of Mana Village?

Mana Village is predominantly a Hindu community, and the locals follow their traditional customs and practices. It is important to respect their religious beliefs and follow the local customs while visiting the village.

Is it safe to travel to Mana Village?

Yes, Mana Village is generally considered safe for tourists. However, it is important to follow basic safety precautions and be aware of the weather conditions and the local customs and traditions.

What are the accommodation options in Mana Village?

There are limited accommodation options in Mana Village, mainly consisting of guesthouses and homestays. It is advisable to book your accommodation in advance, especially during peak tourist season.

How do I get to Mana Village?

The nearest airport to Mana Village is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is around 260 km away. From Dehradun, you can take a helicopter to Gauchar and then travel via road, which is the only option after that. The nearest railway station is in Rishikesh, which is about 240 km away. From there, you can take a taxi or bus to reach Mana Village.

What is the best time to visit Mana Village?

The best time to visit Mana Village is from April to June and from September to November when the weather is pleasant and the roads are accessible. However, the village remains cut off from the rest of the world during the winter months due to heavy snowfall.

What are the places to visit in Mana Village?

Mana Village is known for its natural beauty and religious significance. The village is home to the famous Vyas Gufa, which is believed to be the cave where Sage Vyas composed the Mahabharata. Other popular attractions include the Bhim Pul, Ganesh Gufa, and Vasundhara Waterfalls.

Garhwali Traveller

Nauti Village Karnaprayag, Chamoli

Nauti village is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. It is situated at an elevation of 369 meters above sea level and Nauti village is 24 Km away from Karnaprayag town. This village is well known because it is also known as the village of Sati Mata and Nanda Devi. Most probably heard about Nanda Devi Rajjat Yatra. This yatra starts from the Nauti village and has a journey of approx 280 km. If you want to be part of this Yatra then it will happen after every 12 years.

It is said that Nauti village is the holy abode of goddess Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi is worshipped in the different parts of Uttarakhand. Nauti village is the village from where the Nautiuyal Garhwali pandits came. It is the original village of Nautiyals.

How to Reach Nauti Village

Nauti Village is located at a distance of 24 Km from Karnaprayag tehsil of Chamoli district. This village is well-connected with roads and national highways. This is the holy village of Mata Sati and Nanda Devi. You can easily reach Nauti village via your personal vehicle or book a cab to Nauti.

If you are in Karnaprayag then you must consider visiting this village. Nauti village is one of the best location to visit nearby Karnaprayag, Chamoli.

By Road

Nauti village is well-connected with branch roads and national highways, so you will not face any problems on road route. Book cab from Dehradun to Karnaprayag directly and then take sharable taxi from Karnaprayag to Nauti or travel through roadways by Uttarakhand Transport Corporation. Daily nauti to Rishikesh Dehradun buses are operational and it will also save your money.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Nauti is currently in Rishikesh. But after few years you will be able to reach Siwai or Gauchar directly through train. The railway project work is under construction.

By Air

The nearest airport to Nauti is in Gauchar, you can book heli service from Dehradun to Gauchar directly and then you will need to cover the rest of the distance from Gauchar to Nauti through vehicles.

Location of Nauti Village

Nauti village is located 24 Km from Karnaprayag towards Nauti branch road. This village is well-developed and connected with different branch roads and national highways.