Chamoli Districts of Uttarakhand at a Glance

Lok Sabha Constituencies in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand (MP Constituencies) Garhwal
MLA Assembly Constituencies in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand Badrinath

About Chamoli Districts :

Chamoli, carved as a seperate revenue district in 1960 out of the erstwhile Grahwal district, lies in the Central Himalya and constitutes a part of the celebrated ‘Kedar Kshetra’. The District Chamoli is surrounded by Uttarkashi in North-West, Pithoragarh in South-West,Almora in South East,Rudraprayag in South-West and Tehri Grahwal in West. The total geographical area of the District is around 7520 sq.kms. Chamoli district is criss-crossed by several important rivers and their tributaries. Alaknanda, traversing a distance of 229 kms. before it confluence with Bhagirathi at Devprayag and constituting the Ganga, is the major river. The district is divided into 6 Tehsils, 9 Blocks, and 1154 Villages. The places of tourist interests in the Districts are Auli, Gopeshwar, Vasu dhara, Valley of Flowers, Satopanth Lake, Bedni Bugyal, RoopKund, Badrinath, Tapovan, Gwaldam, Joshimath, Kagbhusandi Tal, Nanda devi Sanctuary, Hemkund Sahib, Kuari Pass, and Rudra nath

District At a Glance :

Item Unit Detail
Total geographical Area Sq. Kms. 8030
1. Male In Thousand 183.75
2. Female 186.61
3. Total 370.36
4. Rural 319.66
5. Urban 50.70
6. S.C. 67.54
7. S.T. 10.48
1. Male In Thousand 138.93
2. Female 98.42
3. Total 237.35
Tehsil Nos. 06
Sub-Tehsil Nos. 01
Blocks Nos. 09
Gramsabha Nos. 601
1. Habitats Nos. 1154
2. Inhabitants Nos. 78
3. Forest Villages Nos. 12
4. Total Villages Nos. 1244
Nagar Palika Nos. 02
Nagar Nigam Nos. 0
Nagar Panchayat Nos. 04
Police Stations Nos. 07
Bus Station/ Bus Stop Nos. 239
Railways Stations Nos. 0
Post office Nos. 266
Telegraph Office Nos. 03
Telephone Connections Nos. 14557
1. Nationalised Banks Branches Nos. 28
2. Other Bank Nos. 02
3. Rural Bank Branches Nos. 21
4. Co-Operative Bank Nos. 16
5. Bhumi Vikas Bank Nos. 0
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1. Rural Nos. 716
2. Urban Nos. 32
1. Junior Basic School Nos. 1133
2. Senior Basic School Nos. 322
3. Senior Secondary School Nos. 188
4. Degree / Post Graduate College Nos. 06
5. University Nos. 0
6. I.T.I. Nos. 08
7. Polytechnic Nos. 01
1. Allopathic Nos. 27
2. Ayurvedic Nos. 59
3. Homeopathic Nos. 06
4. Yunani Nos. 0
5. Primary Health centre Nos. 11
6. Family & Child welfare centre Nos. 07
7. Family & Child welfare sub centre Nos. 104
8. T.B. Hospital Nos. 0
Cinema Hall Nos. 0

Tourist Places :

Auli :

In the summer, Auli bugyal is inviting but in the winter it is irresistible with its hoary snow slopes and skiing facilities. Auli can be reached by road or ropeway from Joshimath .It provides an excellent panoramic view of the giant mountain peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dunagiri. From January to March, the Auli slopes are usually covered with a thick carpet of snow, about 3 mts deep. The stretch of 3 Kms. with a drop in elevation of 500 mts. is considered to be a very good skiing ground by international standard. The background of lofty snow clad mountains heightens the sprit of the skiers.

To attract attention, skiing festivals are also conducted at Auli. These now include the national championships staged by the Winter Games Federation Of India. While skiing is the chief attraction at Auli, there are other attraction like cable car rides and rope lifts, or spend the day outdoors building snowmen, or having snowball fights

Gopeshwar :

Situated at a height of 1308 mts. amidst beautiful mountain ranges, terrace farms and small lakes, the picturesque township of Gopeshwar is the district headquarter of Chamoli. An ancient temple of Lord Shiva is the main attraction of the town and thousands of pilgrims come here throughout the year to visit the temple. Owing to its natural beauty and fresh and serene atmosphere, Gopeshwar is becoming a major attraction for the tourists. Many well known tourist spots and religious centres are spread around this town. According to historians, the name Gopeshwar has associations with the name of Lord Krishna.

Besides the ancient temple of Lord Shiva, Vaitarni Kund, a group of temples without idols and Oak View are other places of interest.

Vasu dhara :

Water falls have always captivated the human imagination. 5 Kms. from Mana village, toward the west is the Vasudhara fall with a sheer drop of 145 mtrs., set in a background of snowy peaks, glaciers and rocky heights. Violent wind sometimes sprays out the entire volume of the water falling and it appears that the water fall ceases for a minute or two, giving rise to a lot of superstitious ideas to the locals.

Tapovan :

In contract to the annoying hustle and bustle of city life of Joshimath, Tapovan is a peaceful place known for its hot springs which are belived to possess miraculous healing powers. Tapovan is 15 kms. from Joshimath. A 3 kms. trek from here leads to Bhavishya Badri, one of the five Badris

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