Chamoli district in Uttarakhand - India, is famous for its shrines and temples. The town of Chamoli is situated on the banks of river Alaknanda on the way to Badrinath, and serves as a pit stop for weary pilgrims en route to the shrine. Chamoli district is abundant in natural beauty and wildlife. These mountain ranges, rivers and valleys are associated with innumerous Gods & Goddesses. Mountain folk are God fearing and extremely religious by nature, and almost all the mountain peaks, and rivers are deemed holy, in this region as the aforesaid represent a local Deity of some sort! It is no wonder that Hinduism has 330 Million Gods and Godesses!
The celebrated shrine of Badrinath (considered a seat of Lord Vishnu- the preserver of all living things)- a famous pilgrim destination for Hindus, the well known Valley of Flowers (with a dazzing and mesmerarising array of wild flowers), and Auli Bugyal here - a ski resort (in its modern day avatar) are situated is a delight for adventure loving tourists, and a relaxing family destination in summers. Gopeshwar is the district headquarter of Chamoli district, and is situated at a height of 1308 mts.
Places of Interest : Auli, Valley of flowers, Nandadevi sanctuary (also known as Nanda Devi biosphere reserve), Badrinath temple, Kuari pass trek, Vasudhara, Satopnath lake, Hemkund sahib, Rudranth temple.
Mountain Ranges Of Garhwal visible from Chamoli : Nanda Devi (7817 mts.), Kamet (7756 mts.), Nanda Devi East (7434 mts.), Trishul (7120 mts.), Dunagiri (7066 mts.), Dunagiri East (6489 mts.), Hanuman Parvat (6070 mts.), Devisthan II (6490 mts.), Hathi Parvat (6727 mts.), Gori Parvat (6590 mts.), Neelkanth (6596 mts.), Satopanth (7075 mts.), Nar (5831 mts.), Narayan (5965 mts.)
General Information :
Altitude : 960 mtrs.
Population : 3,69,198 (2001 census)
Climate : Cold in winter, Pleasant in summer.
Language : Garhwali, Hindi and English
Clothing : summer- Cotton or light Woollen
Clothing : Winter- Heavy Woollen
Season : Round the year