Chamoli is the largest district in Uttarakhand, bounded by the Tibetan region in the north. This beautifully nestled town is located at an elevation of 1300 meters above sea level. Chamoli is largely known for its temples and shrines, which is also the birth place of Chipko Movement. More than just travelling to a place, it is moreover about exploring the nature into oneself.
The valley of flowers is an elegant beauty of the Western Himalayas, which was discovered in the year 1931. It was announced as a World Heritage Site. This amazing place was discovered by Frank S Smith, who was a mountaineer. This place is also famous for the availability of the various medicinal herbs. It I believed that the mythological character from Ramayana, Hanuman, brought the Sanjivani for Lakshmana from this very Valley of Flowers.
A pilgrim, which attracts a large number of crowd. This famous temple was built by Raja Saggar, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the King, Raja Saggar saw a cow giving the milk on the Shiva idol, after which he constructed the temple there.
The Brahmatal Trek is a snow filled Himalayan Trek which is a major tourist attraction during the peak winter times. It is believed by many that this is the meditation place of Lord Brahma. It gives out the amazing views of the various Himalayan ranges. It is one of the best place to move for a trekking activity experienced along with the majestic snow filled area and also a frozen lake.
It is one of the PanchPrayags, situated at an elevation of 900m. The Nandprayag is one of the five meeting points where the two rivers, Alakananda and Nandakini meet. This beautiful landscape is also a place for devotion and spirituality. This ultimate natural beauty town is known to the capital city of the then Yadu Kingdom. The King of the Yadu Kingdom built the Nanda Temple.
Located at an elevation of 2300m above sea level, Rudranath is covered with the thick forests around. Rudranath is one of the Panch Kedars in the whole world, which is a place significantly known for its religious beliefs and culture. There is a large Shiva Temple, where it is believed that the temple consists of five body parts of Lord Shiva. This place is reached after trekking. It is known to be and the toughest one of the Panch Kedars to reach. The temple also consists of the idols of the mythological characters from the Mahabharata, Kunti, Draupadi and the Pandavas.
It is a glacial lake at a high altitude, located at an elevation of 4,800M above sea level. Something which is very mysterious about this place is the Skeleton Lake. In the year 1942, a frozen lake filled with human skeletons at its bottom was discovered, which are known to be from the ancient times. The Skeleton Lake is also known to be as Mystery Lake or Roopkund Lake.