Mana- The Last Indian Village

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24th Sep 2015
Photo of Mana- The Last Indian Village by KM Jubish
Day 1

Mana Village -  Last Indian Village (Uttarakhand)

This is my first Himalayan trip with my friends from Kerala. We started our train journey from Bangalore to Delhi . From Delhi we took a taxi to Rishikesh. Then hired a bike  for rent.

On our 5th day we reached the beautiful Himalayan village "Mana", it known as "The Last Indian village" .

Mana is a village in the district of Chamoli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, located at an altitude of 3,200 meters. It is located on the northern terminus of NH 58,Mana is the last village before the Mana Pass and is 24 kilometres from the border of India and Tibet/China. The village is at a distance of about 3 km from the Hindu Pilgrimage Badrinath and the two places are culturally connected with each other.

It has about 180 households and a population of about 600. The people belong to Marchhas and Jads or Bhotias During winter months, the entire populations comes down to lower places, as the area is covered under snow.

People believes that Vyasa guha is the place where the whole Epic  Mahabharatha written by Maharshi Veda Vyasa and Ganesh guha is another next cave where Lord Ganesh wrote the Mahabharata as dictated by Veda Vyasa.

Another interesting thing here is Bhim Pul. It's believed that Pandavas had passed through Mana when they on their way to heaven after Mahabharatha war. While they crossing the saraswathi river Pandava's wife Draupathi struggled to cross the river. One of the Pandava brother Bhim pulled a huge rock across the river to walking for Draupathi. This bridge is later known as Bhim Pul.

Best Time to visit :

Except during Mansoon season.
The summer season from March to June. The summer temperature always moderate and average temperature around 18℃ and night will be chilly.

The winter months in Mana are harsh and the mercury can drop down below the freezing point regularly. The maximum temperature will be around 8℃. Must take all winter cloths and equipments at winter season.

Entrance to Mana Village

Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish

Opposite side of Mana Village, after crossing Saraswathi river

Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish

Pic from Last Indian tea shop

Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish
Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish
Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish
Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish

Saraswathi river joins with Alakanandha river

Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish
Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish

India's Last Tea Shop

Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish

Small trekking

Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish
Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish

Badrinath temple

Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish
Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish
Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish

Main entrance to the village

Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by KM Jubish
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nice.. bike rental details? place and amount?
Wed 03 01 17, 10:48 · Reply (1) · Report
Thanks.. Bike rent Per day 1000/- , i lost the contact details . I will try to get it
Wed 03 01 17, 17:23 · Report