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15 Best Places to Visit in Chamoli

Tourist Places in Chamoli

Chamoli is a beautiful district of Uttarakhand where the holy temples of Hindus are located such as Badrinath Dham, Rudranath Trek and Temple, Adibadri temple and many other beautiful destinations and historic sites. In this article, we describe some of the top tourist destinations of Chamoli that you can visit with your friends and family.

Chamoli is a hilly district in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. There are many beautiful tourist destinations in Uttarakhand are located. Chamoli district is well known for the holy pilgrimage site which is Badrinath temple(one of the Char Dham of Uttarakhand), Hemkund Sahib, Rudranath, etc. There are many other tourist destinations, temples, and other beautiful places to visit in Chamoli, where every year thousands of visitors come every year to enjoy the beauty of Uttarakhand.

Below are some popular and best tourist places to visit in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. Where you can enjoy the beauty of nature with your family, friend groups, and solo. Many popular destinations are there to visit. So let’s see those beautiful tourist places in Chamoli that you can visit.

15 Places to Visit in Chamoli Uttarakhand

Chamoli is one of the beautiful havens for nature lovers, photographers, and adventurers. Chamoli district is crammed with ancient Hindu temples. Badrinath is one of the most religiously significant temples of Hindus and 3 of the 5 confluences Nanda Prayag, Karnaprayag, and Visnu Prayag make the Chamoli spiritually special district. Below are the places to visit in Chamoli.


Badrinath is one of the holy temples and most important pilgrim centers of the country, which is a part of the sacred “Char Dham” of Uttarakhand. It is one of the ancient Hindu temples with very important religious significance. Flanked by the two holy mountains Nar and Narayan and the Neelkanth Peak forms a splendid backdrop.

Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib is the holy pilgrim site of the Sikhs, located in the Chamoli district near the valley of flowers. Hemkund Sahib is also known as the Snow lake situated at a height of 4329 m above sea level. Hemkund Sahib is visited by thousands of Sikh pilgrims every year. Hemkund sahib has a very important significance in the Sikh religion. Hemkund sahib is the holy place of Sikhs, located before the valley of flowers. Every year, thousands of Sikhs pilgrims visit Hemkund Sahib during the Char Dham Yatra.

Valley of flowers

The Valley of flowers is alike Paradise for nature and flower lovers. If you want to see flower mountains then you must visit the valley of flowers. Which was discovered by Frank Smythe and R.L. Holdsworth in the 1930s. The valley of flowers is one of the best places to visit in Chamoli where you can see the real beauty of nature. The trek to the valley of flowers is as beautiful as you have ever seen. It is one of the most visited treks in Chamoli

Valley of flowers is also a long and tough track, so if you haven’t trekked long treks before then we recommend you do exercise and cycling for 1 month. So that your body gets enough practice to survive on such treks. Otherwise, the trekking journey will be a headache for you at that time. It is the perfect location for nature and flower lovers. You will find thousands of flower species here, that’s why it is known as the valley of flowers.


Auli is one of my favourite winter destinations because the peace and beauty of nature are here. You can enjoy it with your friends and family or with kids. It’s an ideal tourist destination in Chamoli. Auli is another best and most visited place in Chamoli, where thousands of tourists and visitors come every year and enjoy the snowfall and winter games here. This place is just 12 km away from Joshimath. Auli is the perfect destination for Honeymoon, winter games(skiing, etc), Auli artificial lake, and ropeway. It is the perfect winter destination for solo, with friend groups, and with family. Auli is visited by thousands of Indian and foreign visitors every year. Auli is popular for Winter games especially and is the highest man-made artificial lake. There are many other places nearby Auli you can visit and have an enjoyable time.


Joshimath is just 12 km down from Auli. It is famous for the temple Jyotirmath that’s why the city is named Joshimath. It is the base for the trek to the valley of flowers. Joshimath is also a good town to visit nearby Auli, you can shop for different pahadi items in Joshimath and local spices and many other items. It is also a perfect location to stay while you are in Auli and not find rooms there.


Karnaprayag is a small town located around the junction of the river Alaknanda and Pinder river. It is a valley town, Karanprayag is named after the great Karna of Mahabharat. It is said that Karna meditated here for years near the junction of the two holy rivers Alaknanda and Dhauli Ganga. It is a small town also famous for the Uma Devi temple which you can visit. There are some other best places to visit near Karanprayag that you should consider.


Gopeshwar is the headquarters of the Chamoli District. The place in Chamoli is famous for the Gopinath temple in Gopeshwar, where hundreds of visitors come every week. The temple was built by Raja Sagar and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a beautiful place near Chamoli where you can also go if you are planning to visit Chamoli.

Vasudhara Falls

Vasudhara falls near Badrinath is a holy sight and offers beautiful views of the mountains, peaks, and glaciers. The falls are located 5 km away from the last Indian village, Mana. It is said that if you have committed a sin, the fall will divert away from you.


It is one of the Panch Kedar located in Urgam Valley of the Chamoli district. Kalpeshwar is famous for the Shiva temple, which is also known as Kalpeshwar Mahadev. The destination offers beautiful views of the Himalayas and natural beauty.

Brahmatal Trek

Brahmatal is a paradise for adventure and nature lovers. A trek is full of adventure and thrill. The lake is the perfect destination for intriguing trekkers. It is another best trek in Chamoli for adventurous people.


One of the panch kedars of Uttarakhand, a holy temple of Lord Shiva. It is the toughest destination, having an 18 Km trek. Rudranath trek offers an immersive beauty of nature in between the trek. Green Meadows(bugyals) and clouds will attract you the most. After reaching the temple, you will feel the positive energy.

Mana(Last Indian Village)

Mana is the last Indian village on the China border of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. For village tourism lovers, Mana is the perfect destination. It is just 3 km away from Badrinath.