joshimath (earlier known as Jyotirmath also called Jyotir Math) is one of the four ‘maths’ discovered by Adi Guru Shri
Sankaracharya in the 8th century AD. This place was earlier known by the name of Kartikeyapura until the Katyuri
rulers renamed the place
joshimath at an altitude of 2100 mts, is a city with religious importance in Uttarakhand. It is also the junction
point for people visiting Auli, one of the best skiing spots in India.
Joshimath during Char Dham Yatra
joshimath is situated in the Himalayas on route from Haridwar to Badrinath highway. Many pilgrims take night halt at Joshimath during their char dham yatra. During winter season, the ‘Utsav Murti' (idol used for public functions and to move around the temple) of Lord Badrinath is worshipped in Narasimha Temple at joshimath.
Joshimath in Char Dham Road Route Plan
Haridwar - Rishikesh - Chamba - Tehri - Dharasu - Barkot - Sayana Chatti - Hanuman Chatti - Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Harsil - Gangotri (Gaumukh) - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Augustmuni - Phata - Sitapur - Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath - Ukhimath - Chopta - Gopeshwar - Chamoli - Pipalkoti - joshimath (Auli) - Govindghat - Hanuman Chatti - Badrinath - Nandprayag - Karnprayag - Devprayag .
Joshimath Hotels and Resorts
There are many options for accommodation in Joshimath during Char Dham Yatra. Following is the list of hotels, resorts, guest houses in joshimath.
List of Joshimath Hotels
joshimath is not directly connected by rail or air. The nearest airport is located in Dehradun at a distance of 151 kilometres. The nearest railway station is at Haridwar, which is about 163 kilometres from joshimath and can be reached from major cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad and Dehradun. It is also connected to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Almora and Nainital by regular bus service.