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6 Interesting facts about Joshimath, Uttarakhand

Joshimath, a very beautiful village situated in the hills. Joshimath is a very famous place among the tourists, because most of the travelers who leave from Haridwar and Rishikesh in the morning to go to Shri Badrinath Dham, they do their night break in Joshimath and in the morning they leaves for Badrinath.


Joshimath, Uttarakhand
Joshimath, Uttarakhand

How to reach Badrinath from Joshimath:

For those travelers who have come from Haridwar by bus, jeep or minibus service is available from Joshimath to reach Badrinath.The road from Joshimath to Badrinath is only 45 kms, but takes around 2 hours. And most of the pilgrims spend the night at Joshimath after visiting Badrinath till evening.


But today I will tell you some such interesting information about Joshimath which makes Joshimath the most special.


Six interesting facts about Joshimath are about

  1. Narsinh Temple

  2. Badrinath's Darshan in Joshimath

  3. Story of Narsinh Temple's Idol & Prophecy

  4. Kalpvruksh: The oldest Indian Tree

  5. Bhavishya Kedar

  6. Asia’s Longest Ropeway : Joshimath to Auli

Keep reading to know more about each interesting facts about Joshimath.


1: Narsinh Temple

The Narasimha temple of Joshimath comes at number one. This temple is very old, but just a few years ago this temple was renovated. It is believed that this temple was built by Adi Guru Shankaracharya himself in the 8th century. It has also been told that in order to protect his supreme devotee Prahlad, when Narayan himself took the Narasimha avatar and killed Hiranakashyap, he did penance and meditation in this Narasimha avatar to pacify himself.


I am also sharing this old picture of the temple with you, which was in 2010 when I came to Joshimath for the first time with my family.

You can feel the beauty and peace of the old temple in this old picture. Just next to the temple still has the remains of Shankaracharya's penance, take advantage of visiting it.


Now there are many hotels available to stay here, but the guest house of the trust built in the premises of the temple is also a great place to stay.