Word “Jyotirmath” the spot of Jyotirlinga of Shiva. Shankracharya established one of the four essences “Communities’ for sanyasis here. It is a stopping place for the travellers headed for Badrinath and also for adventure enthusiasts going to Valley of flowers. It is thought to be a standout amongst the most consecrated spots by Hindus who trusts that Badrinath (The God Vishnu) dwells here in winter.
My journey to Joshimath started early in the morning from Rishikesh at 5:30 AM.
The distance between Rishikesh and Joshimath is about 255 KMs, and it being mostly hilly region, with serpentine roads, the speed of vehicles is usually slow and it takes about 10 - 11 hours to complete the one way journey, with one or two halts in between. It's better to catch an early bus so as you reach before it gets dark.