Chamoli is a town located in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The town is situated at an elevation of 1,300 metres above the water mark. The place is located on the banks of the holy river Alaknanda. The Chamoli city adds five stars to its name as the famous tourist destinations of Garhwal region such as Auli, Hemkunt sahib, Valley of Flowers, Badrinath temple, Tungnath and many more. A trip of a day or two is good enough to explore the beauty Chamoli.
Chamoli is famous for the natural beauty that surrounds the place. The town is the Gateway to some of the major tourist destinations of Garhwal region which include Auli, Badrinath Temple, Valley of Flowers, Hemkunt Sahib and many more. The place provides many trekking trails from the nearby lands.
Chamoli is known for historical, cultural and religious importance. The town is an abode to many beautiful villages and is surrounded by lush green mountains. The amazing view of Gopeshwar which is a neighbouring town is a sight to behold. The place is amidst breathtakingly tall mountains and beautiful dense valleys. The land is untouched by commercialization. There is varied flora and fauna at the town. The best part is that the place is not as crowded as the other towns and hence one can enjoy the peace at this land which is faraway from the rush like from the other commercialized towns.
Chamoli is one of the best places to do nature and village walks as the place has immense natural beauty and has many villages around the city. Bird Watching and trekking are some other activities that can be done at the place.
As the town lies at the Garhwal region the most famous food is Garhwali cuisine which includes Pinalu Gutuk, Chaunsa, Curry and many more. A famous sweet known as Bal Mithai is another speciality of the place. One of the famous restaurants in Chamoli are:
Hari Om Restaurant: The eating joint is known for serving mouth watering local dishes and is a must try for people who like Indian cuisine.
There are many more famous places to eat in the nearby towns. One can eat in the Hotel they are staying which is another best option to eat in Chamoli as there are not much restaurants in the town.
There are various accommodations in the town of Chamoli although it is a small place. There are many budget Hotels and Gusest Houses at the place. Some of the Hotels are Le Meadows, Comfort Inn, Heaven hotel and Deva View Point Hotel. Lodges and Dharamshala are also options while staying in Chamoli.
Today’s Garhwal was known as Kedar-khand in the past and this region was known as the Abode of God along with all the towns and villages in the Garhwal region. The Ramayana and Mahabharatha are the Hindu epics which were scripted in Kedar-khand.
Nanda Devi Raj Jat is a pilgrim tour which is the major festival celebrated in Chamoli. All the other important festivals celebrated by Hindus like Basant Panchmi, Holi, Diwali, Ram Navmi, Maha Shivratri, Phooldei and many more are the festivals which are celebrated with pomp and pleasure by the people of Chamoli.