Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, situated at an altitude of approximately 1874 m. It is also home to one of the four institutions established by Adi Shankara, Shringeri, Puri and Dwarka being the other three respectively. The town is located in close proximity to the much revered holy town of Badrinath.
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 250 km away. Taxis are available for onward destination.
Nearest railhead is Dehradun, 250 kms away.
Through Haridwar & Rishikesh, Joshimath is well connected to the rest of the country.
Except monsoons when things become slippery and difficult, Joshimath can be visited all year long. Many flowers bloom only in winters and hence it would be the best period for nature watching. Summer season is favoured by everyone from plains.
Thanks to its altitude Joshimath enjoys cool weather all round the year. Tourists intending to stay or roam here need bring heavy woolens as the temperature may dip anytime of the day. The monsoon period sees the heaviest of the rainfalls sending the temperatures tumbling down thereafter. Winters are extremely chilly with temperatures touching the freezing point. Snowfall can be expected in winters, which mostly blocks the entry and exit points.
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There is no much scope of shopping in Joshimath.However you can buy the daily essentials of life.
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