Vishnuprayag is one of the Panchprayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River and lies at the confluence of Alaknanda River and Dhauliganga River, in Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Vishnuprayag derives its name from Vishnu, According to Hindu scriptures, it is the place where Sage Narada meditated, after which Vishnu appeared before him. It is near to Kagbhusandi Lake.
The Alaknanda River, which originates in the eastern slopes of glacier fields of Chaukhamba, is joined by the Saraswathi River near Mana, and then flows in front of the Badrinath temple. It then meets the Dhauli Ganga River, which originates from the Niti Pass, to form the Vishnuprayag. This stretch of the Alaknanda River is called the Vishnu Ganga. Legend narrates the worship offered by sage Narada to god Vishnu at this confluence.
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 a popular temple in Josimath , 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 Badri Temple has a prophecy that a devastating landslide will occur in the area at the end of Kal Yug and block the route to Badrinath. This will all happen when right arm of the Narsingh idol in Narsingh Temple falls down.
ADVENTURE & TREKKING IN INDIAN HIMALAYAS
So you are planning a adventure holiday within the Himalayan range, but are you aware about the adventure options that Himalayas have got in-stored for you. The first in the list of adventure activities over here is Trekking. Whether its the harsh and rough climate of the cold deserts of Ladakh, Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti or the green pastures of Uttaranchal and Kumaon Hills or the high mountain zones of Nepal, the Himalayas is a trekker's paradise. When there are mountains and glaciers, there's bound to be numerous rivers and untamed rivers such as the Ganges make the experience of white water rafting all the more exciting. Another adventure sport that has really caught the attention of adventurers is skiing. Mountaineering and skiing on the high slopes of Himalayas is undoubtedly a dream every skier would love to fulfil.
Route to Auli - Gorson is one such fortuity a trekker can enjoy shuffling through some pages of geography. On this trek of Garhwal Himalayas, the intimidation doesn’t seem to cross mind due to its easy level. Staring from the Rishikesh to Joshimath to begin the trekking tour is the first step, every trekker has to take this in order to accomplish Auli Gorson Bugyal trekking.
Gurson Bugyal (Gorson Bugyal) is located at an altitude of 3056 mts, just 3 kms trek from You can also trek towards Chattarkund, which is just 1 km away from Gurso Bugyal. Chattarkund is famous for its sweet water and is located in the centre of a dense forest. Do take help from local people or guide to reach Chattarkund.
Bhavishya Kedar Temple
As per the name depicts, Bhavishya Kedar will be the future home of Kedarnathji. It is believed that a destructive landslide at the end of kali yugas (eras) will block way to badrinath and badrivishal will shifted to bhavishya badri simultaneously, Kedarnathji will also move to Bhavishya Kedar in Joshimath. This destructive landslide would occur when the right arm of Narsingh statue in Narsingh Temple breaks down, one can easily trek to bhavishya kedar from joshimath as it is well connected with the road route or bus stand of joshimath. Nearest railway station to bhavishya kedar are dehradun railway station and rishikesh railway station located at distance of 294 km and 256 km respectively. Nearest airport to bhavishya kedar is Jolly Grant Airport at distance of 272 km and this is the only airport to arrive near Joshimath.
Valley of Flowers National Park
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian National Park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The park stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km² and it is about 8 km long and 2 km wide.
Kuari Pass-Trail of fairies
A less strenuous trek than its peers, the trail takes you through endless meadows, Shepherd farms, High altitude lakes and all this with a sweeping 270 degree views of imposing Himalayan giants like Neelkanth (6596m),Kamet (7756m), Mukut Parbat, Mana, Nilgiri Parbat, Trishul (7120m), Hardeol, Dronagiri, Rishi Pahar, Kalanka, Chaukhamba (7128m), Lampak, Changabang (6864m), Ronthi, Bithartoli, Kamet (7757m) among many other relatively modest companions. Lying along the Western rim of UNESCO prescribed Nanda Devi National Park, Kuari Pass is also known Lord Curzon’s trail from his sojourn into this paradise.
Auli- Witness the pristine
Auli is a pure adventure hotspot where passionate brave-hearts come to try their hands at winter sports. It also boasts of hosting SAF games in 2010-11 and now it has a world class ski slope armed with snow guns in case of lesser snow in winters. It is also a base camp for Kuari pass. This hill station, Auli, is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 2,500 metres. The first thing you will notice once you are here is the Himalayas in their full prominence. Hundreds of Peaks rising up to 26,000 ft stand guard as sentinels of the North providing rains to country and protecting the borders. The soft snow laden slopes are apt for skiing. There are wonderful opportunities for trekking and nature walks in the nearby places.
Badrinath Dham :- Situated in Gardhwal range of Uttrakhand, widely considered as a holiest hindu temples and is dedicated to god Vishnu. Badrinath temple is situated along with river Alaknanda in hill town Badrinath, in Chamoli distt Uttrakhand state of India. Temple is also known as Badrinarayan temple where Narayan stands for Lord Vishnu. It is considered as one of the most visited pilgrims in India having record of more than 1,000,000 visits. It is believed that at one point of time, this region was abundant with wild berries (badris) that grew all over the place. The term “nath” refers to Lord Vishnu who is worshipped here. Originally built by Adi Guru Shankaracharya, almost two centuries ago, the Garhwal ruler rebuilt the Badrinath Shrine, that houses an idol of Lord Vishnu in black stone.
Mana Pass : The new highest
A newly constructed motorable pass called Mana Pass or Dungri-La in Uttarakhand near Badrinath claims to be highest in the world going upto 18399 ft which is higher than khardungla! Mana pass is under complete ITBP force control and a permit is required to enter Dungri La Pass connects India and Tibet, located in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve of the Zanskar mountain range in the Uttarakhand. Mana Pass led from Badrinath and the source of the Saraswati River along with the Deotal Lake. This lake also holds the record for highest sail-able lake in the world. Best time to Visit May end- July Where to make permit SDM, Joshimath, Chamoli Time required 5-6 days to&fro Delhi What do you need A solid SUV.
Chaukhamba meaning four pillars is the highest mountain massif in the Gangotri group of Himalayas of the Western Garhwal. The four peaks have heights of respectively 7138 7088 6995 and 6854m. On the western slopes lies the head the Gangotri glacier. The Gangotri glacier gives rise to the Bhagirathi, one of the two main sources of the holy river Ganga. Trishul massif is a group of three Himalayan mountain peaks which takes the shape of a trident. Trishul Mountain lies in northern Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in Bageshwar district and is best viewed from Kausani or during the Roopkund Trek from Bedini Bugyal.
Dunagiri is one of the high peaks of the Chamoli District Himalayas in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It lies at the northwest corner of the Sanctuary Wall, a ring of peaks surrounding Nanda Devi and enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Dunagiri was first climbed on 5 July 1939 by the Swiss climbers André Roch, F. Steuri, and D. Zogg, via the southwest ridge. In 1975, Joe Tasker and Dick Renshaw climbed a particularly difficult route on the southeast buttress in a significant milestone for alpine-style climbing.