Surrounded by colossal valleys, the divine Vishnuprayag attracts several pilgrims to enrapture in the spirituality of this place. Many pilgrims while commencing the Char Dham pilgrimage take a holy dip in the water of Vishnuprayag. Here you can visit the ancient Vishnu Temple or admire the marvellous Vishnuprayag Hydroelectric Power Project. If you visit this place in summers, you can head to the Valley of Flowers only 21 km away from Vishnuprayag. The gorgeous Kagbhusandi Tal, located near Vishnuprayag is a mirror to the lofty mountain ranges, overlooking the lake. Nestled in the glorious Garhwal, Vishnuprayag is blessed with scenic grandeur offers adrenaline pumping adventure activities such as trekking, white water river rafting, kayaking, canoeing and much more.
Nestled amidst the snow-clad mountains of Garhwal Himalayan Range, Auli adds beauty and fascination to Uttarakhand tourism. With slopes and meadows flanked by dense vegetation of oak and coniferous, it is hard to describe the beauty of this hill station. Auli is a part of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand in North India and is famous world-wide as one of the best destinations for skiing in India. Considered as a new entrant among the circles of beautiful hill stations in India, Auli is speedily catching the attention of honeymooners, peace-seekers and nature lovers apart from adventure lovers. Its elevationion ranges from 2,519 meters to 3,050 meters above sea level. Known as 'bugyal' in the local dialect, Auli means meadow and hence is a place not to be missed during summer and spring seasons. Natural vistas, panoramic views of Himalayan peaks, lush wooded vegetation and pathways laden with wild flowers give Auli a colourful look.
Narsingh Temple is a popular temple in Joshimath Famous as a part of Sapt Badri, Narsingh Temple is also called as Narsingh Badri Temple and a sacred place to visit in Joshimath. The deity of the temple is fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu (Narsimha Avatar), in the form of half Lion and half man. Narsingh Temple is located in Lower Bazaar area of Joshimath. Narsingh Temple is the place where Badrivishal rest during winters. The idol of Badrinath temple is taken down to Narsingh Temple by the priests of Badrinath during winters. Badrinath idol is then placed along with Narsingh idol. Narsingh Temple is situated at lower bazaar in Joshimath. One can reach Narsingh Temple easily by walk from Joshimath bus stand. Nearest rail connectivity is at Dehradun (294 kms) or Rishikesh railway station (256 kms).
Due to Auli’s scenic beauty, a lot of tourists visit this ski resort destination in the summer season. Most of these people prefer a trek from Auli to Valley of Flowers due to the presence of a long cable car that conveniently gets them down to Joshimath. Valley of Flowers is only open during the summer season, i.e., May to September. For the rest of the months, it is covered under snow. The peak season to plan a trek is from mid-July to end of August. However, due to rains, road conditions can be rough. It’s highly recommended to plan your trek with experienced trekkers if you’re visiting during this period. Joshimath is a very small village before Govindghat. It’s approximately a 20 km journey to Govindghat that takes about an hour. Most trekkers consider Joshimath to be the first basecamp for a trek to the Valley of Flowers. Taxis ply between Govindghat and Joshimath at regular intervals. Buses are also easily available. Once you take the cable car to Joshimath, you can reach Govindghat to start your trek.