©

Joshimath trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Holiday Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Joshimath

Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Uttarakhand  /  Chamoli District  /  Joshimath
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath 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. It is home to one of the four cardinal pīthas established by Adi Shankara.DemographicsIndia census, Joshimath had a population of 13,202. Males constitute 61% of the population and females 39%. Joshimath has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 67%. In Joshimath, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.Religious significanceJyotirmath is the uttarāmnāya matha or northern monastery, one of the four cardinal institutions established by Adi Shankara, the others being those at Shringeri, Puri and Dwaraka. Their heads are titled "Shankaracharya". According to the tradition initiated by Adi Shankara, this matha is in charge of the Atharvaveda. Jyotirmath is close to the pilgrimage town of Badrinath. This place can be a base station for travellers going to Guru Gobind Ghat or the Valley of Flowers National Park. The temple Narasimha, is enshrined Badrinarayan along with a pantheon of deities. The presiding deity Lord Narasimha is believed to have been established by Adi Sankara. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 Tamil poet-saints or Alvars.
Use our India tour itinerary builder tool to arrange your visit to Joshimath and other destinations in India.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Joshimath

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Joshimath

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Best Deals Guaranteed

Recently planned trips to Joshimath

11 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, teens, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Joshimath BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Joshimath & Dehradun District BY A USER FROM INDIA February, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Joshimath BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Joshimath & Kausani BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Joshimath BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Chamoli District BY A USER FROM INDIA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA May, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans