Located in the Central Himalayan region and surrounded by pristine greens, undulating valleys, stunning vistas, breathtaking landforms and various varieties if flora - Chamoli is the birthplace of the Chipko Movement and attracts nature lovers as much as it beckons the religiously bent. History has it that Chamoli was carved out of the former Garhwal district in 1960.
Chamoli is an enchanting abode of the Gods, which was earlier called the Kedar-Khand. Chamoli town is the headquarters of the district of the same name and is said to be amongst the most blessed places, adorned with beautiful landscape and heart melting sights. Adding to its sanctity, Chamoli in its district embraces many important Hindu pilgrimage sites like Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Joshimath and the three of the Panch Prayags; Karnaprayag, Nandprayag, and Vishnuprayag, that come as points of interest for the devotees on their pilgrimage tour. When in Chamoli, expect to have a rendezvous with some of the exotic sights of the pristine valleys fringed by the gigantic snow-capped mountains and the vast expanse of flower-strewn meadows. Expect to also be stunned by the warm hospitality and rich culture this beautiful district in Uttarakhand reflects.
Sprawled in the Garhwal Himalayan region, Chamoli is the second largest district of Uttarakhand that is bedecked on the banks of the River Alaknanda, and shares borders with other picturesque districts of the state like Pithoragarh and Bageshwar to its east, Almora to its south, Rudraprayag to its west, and Uttarkashi to its south-west. The district is also bounded by the Tibet region in its north and is evidently an alluring tourist destination that along with religious places has a plethora of sightseeing and trekking options.