Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located at a height of 6150 feet (1875 m), it is a gateway to several Himalayan mountain climbing expeditions, trekking trails and pilgrim centres like Badrinath. It is home to one of the four cardinal pīthas established by Adi Shankara. Since 7 February 2021, the area was severely affected by the 2021 Uttarakhand flood and its aftermath.

Barasu Pass Trek

  • Difficulty : Difficult
  • Best time to visit : April to November
  • Temparature : Day time: 8°C to 18°C; Night time: 5°C to -1°C
  • Hightest Altitude : 5,450 Metres

About Joshimath

A part of the Nanda Devi glacier breaks off in Nanda Devi National Park in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on 7 February 2021, causing flash flood in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga River, devastating among others the village Rini, the Dhauliganga Dam, the Rishi Ganga dam, Tapovan Vishnugad Hydropower Plant, killing and endangering people, according to media. At least 31 people are confirmed to have been killed and around 165 were reported missing after the flash flood. A PTI report put the number of workers missing at 150.

Jyotirmath is the uttarāmnāya matha, or northern monastery, one of the four cardinal institutions established by Adi Shankara, the others being those at Shringeri, Puri and Dwarka. Their heads are titled "Shankaracharya". According to the tradition initiated by Adi Shankara, this matha is in charge of the Atharvaveda. Jyotirmath is close to the pilgrimage town of Badrinath. This place can be a base station for travellers going to Guru Gobind Ghat or the Valley of Flowers National Park. The temple Narasimha, is enshrined Badrinarayan along with a pantheon of deities. The presiding deity Lord Narasimha is believed to have been established by Adi Sankara. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 Tamil poet-saints or Alvars, and god and goddess are known as Parimalavalli sametha Paramapurusha Perumal .

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By Air :-

  • Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Joshimath situated at a distance of 272 kms.It is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Joshimath is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport and taxis are easily available to Joshimath.

By Rail :-

  • The nearest railway station to Joshimath is Rishikesh railway station at a distance of 250 kms on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India and trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Joshimath is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh . Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Srinagar,Rudraprayag,Chamoli and many other destinations to Joshimath.

By Road :-

  • Joshimath is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate and buses and Taxis to Joshimath are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Pauri,Rudraprayag,Karnaprayag,Ukhimath,Srinagar, Chamoli, etc. Joshimath is situated on NH58.

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