Joshimath is a city that's situated within the state of Uttarakhand within the District of Chamoli. The place is extremely revered by Hindus and it's a crucial journey center within the country. Several devotees and travelers is seen within the space throughout the pilgrim season. There are several temples and different spiritual sites that are located within the city. The city is a base for travelers United Nations agency are trying to require a trek to a number of the upper regions. One will reach the value of Flowers by taking a trek from the city of Joshimath. There are several hotels and dharamshalas that are situated within the city yet and these cater to the guests and followed by available services. For those among you United Nations agency have an interest in journey sports, there's an area known as Auli that's situated around sixteen metric linear unit from the city.
Best Time To Visit
Jan - March
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Nanda Devi National Park
Established in the year 1982, this is a National Park circling the peak of nanda Devi. There are several peaks surrounding this national park as well. These are namely the Trishul, Dunagiri, East Nanda Devi, Bethartoli and others. This place is rich in flora and fauna and the main species are the Brahmakamal and the Blue Mountain Goat. This is a perfect place for trekking. This is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site and it was declared so in the year 2005 along with the Valley of Flowers National Park. These two parks are open for a part of the year and form the whole of the nanda Devi Biodiversity Reserve.
XRA Cottage is actually located in Auli, which is ahead of Joshimath. Joshimath is at the base of the mountain and Auli is at the Top. My experience of XRA Cottages, by far, has been the best amongst my entire travel lifetime. Auli has hardly 4 homestays/hotels/cottages and XRA is one of them. It is located at the top of the mountain, surrounded by the mighty himalayas on all sides - 360 degrees. Reaching the place is difficult as it is a long drive from Rishikesh or Haridwar or Dehradun. However, it is worth every efforts. The place is practically an untouched virgin beauty. There are hardly any visitors. XRA is run by a family who also lives there, therefore the food is very homely, basic yet tasty. They conduct many adventure activities like Skiing (Auli is India's top most Skiing destination and Vivek Panwar the owner of XRA is a national level Skiing champion), trekking (Valley of Flowers, Har Ki Doon, Neelkanth valley, Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Trishul, Nar aur Narayan Peak etc.), Hiking, mountain biking etc. Every room has one wall made of glass giving you a full view of snowy mountains right in front of you.