Top things to do

Viewpoint in Joshimath

Chandrisilla Peak

Climbing this 4000m summit is one of the most rewarding day hikes in the whole Indian Himalaya. A pre-dawn start from the village of Chopta can pay off with stunning panoramas of the Garhwali and Kumaoni Himalaya, w…
Hindu Temple in Joshimath

Tungnath Mandir

The highest Shiva temple in the world, it's a 3.5km hike, gaining 750m, up a well-paved trail from the village of Chopta. Continue beyond the temple another 1.5km to reach the top of Chandrisilla Peak (4000m).
Multicuisine in Joshimath

Auli D's Food Plaza

Featuring a full menu of Indian, Chinese and Continental food, including veg and nonveg choices, this 1st-floor restaurant has plastic tablecloths and covered seats, and feels like a banquet hall.