Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located at a height of 6150 feet, it is gateway to several Himalayan mountain climbing expeditions, trekking trails and pilgrim centres like Badrinath.
Joshimath is also famed as the gateway for mountain climbing expeditions, trekking, and several other thrilling activities for those who want to live life on the edge. It is from here one has to traverse to the famous trekking destination in Uttarakhand, Valley of Flowers. Also, those visiting the sacred site of Hemkund Sahib need to cross Joshimath. The city is also a base/relaxing spot for those heading to famed ski destination in India, Auli and a gate to Malari and Niti Valley that are known for their landscape similar to Ladakh. The city boasts enchanting views of the Himalayan Range and an opportunity to sight rich flora and fauna.
Best Time to Visit Joshimath
As Joshimath is situated in Chamoli, a district in the mountainous region, it experiences moderate summers and chilly winter season. For those who want to witness snow must travel to this place in winters, whereas in summers, this city is full of opportunities for trekking, camping, sightseeing and much more.
- SUMMER =You can never feel the scorching heat when you are in Joshimath because the temperature remains between 26 and 27-degree Celsius, even on the hottest days.
- MONSOON=During the monsoon season, Joshimath is a lot cooler and the temperature dips almost to 15-degree Celsius. It also rains heavily during the monsoon in Joshimath, and thus if you are planning a trip then checking the weather forecast is advised.
- WINTER=The temperature in winter ranges between sub-0 and 8 degree Celsius. But even during this time, Joshimath serves a dense number of tourists who find joy in playing with snow.