Mana Travel Guide

Dubbed the ‘last Indian Village’ on Indo-Tibet Border, Mana in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand is definitely an exciting place to visit. The place has its close proximity to the religious site of Badrinath and is situated at a short distance of about 4 km from this important pilgrimage site. Mana Village is located at an altitude of around 3219 meters and on the bank of River Saraswati. It boasts pristine beauty of the Himalayan peaks and of verdant greenery, and thus make an ideal place for the lovers of nature.

A lot of people also trek in the nearby areas of the village to explore the lesser known trails that are filled with views and sites that can leave an indelible mark on the heart and mind forever.

If you were to reach Saraswati temple, Badrinath temple, Vasudhara Falls you will have to trek your way to these places. Mana Village is a perfect base for several high altitude treks that are challenging yet quite rewarding.

Sip the steaming hot tea in the last shop of the last village in India. This is something that you will take back as an unsurpassed experience when here in Mana.

Our Mana travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travelling experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best Time to Visit Mana

The temperature throughout the summers is quite cool and the breeze gives the chill in the spine. In the monsoons, the place receives heavy rainfall that hinders tourists to reach here but still Mana defines its elegance during this time and the freshness in the air makes everything pure and eye captivating.

  • Summer

    This mesmerizing village is so calm and pleasant during this time that you will be able to enjoy everything that it has in store for you. The temperature during summer is around 18 °C on an average. The nights can still be chilly out here because the temperature falls after the sunset.

  • Monsoon

    It is very much feasible to visit this place during the monsoon season. The temperature is also near about 15 °C. However, on the road leading to it, you might face roadblocks and landslides. This is why it is advised to check the weather forecast before planning a trip in monsoon.

  • Winter

    The winters are harsh in Mana as the temperature goes below 0 °C most of the time during the evenings and nights. The place also receives frequent snowfall, thus making it difficult to visit the place.

Top Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Mana

Mana being the last known village on the Indo-Tibetan border has many religious and scenic spots to show. Badrinath and Neelkanth are a few of them. You can tighten up your shoelaces because you can enjoy trekking to a few spots from here. It is a very attractive spot for the devotees but also has a lot for adventure enthusiasts.

  • Neelkanth

    About 3.2 km by road and then a trek of approx 7 km from the village and known as the Queen of Garhwal, the Neelkanth Peak is situated at an altitude of about 6597 m from the sea level.

  • Tapt Kund

    Visited by a lot of travellers throughout the year, Tapt Kund is a sacred natural kund/pond. It is also known to be the dwelling place of Lord Agni.

  • Badrinath Temple

    It is one of the holy temples of India, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Badrinath is one of the Chardhams and Chota Chardhams, and thus, is quite an important Hindu pilgrimage site. It is situated about 4.4 km from the Mana Village... Read more

  • Vasudhara falls

    Located at a distance of approximately 8 km from the Mana village, the Vasudhara falls is another attraction for the tourists visiting this place. It is just a 2.8 km by road and then approx 5 to 6 km trek has to be done to witness these breathtaking fall. Though it is a very tiring and a long trek but once you reach this place, your tiredness will be washed away with the panoramic views of the valley.

  • Vyas Gufa

    This is the place which is popular because the great Hindu Sage Ved Vyas lived in the Mana town and it is said that he wrote the 4 Vedas in this very cave. This cave is just 200 metres away from the village.

  • Saraswati Temple

    Dedicated to the Saraswati river which is known to be one of the sacred rivers according to the Hindu mythology, Saraswati temple is visited by a lot of devotees. It is situated in the valley and reaching this temple would require 1 km ride and 1 km trek.

  • Bheem Pul

    Mana being a religious spot has a number of places that have significance in Hindu Mythology, and one of them is the Bheem Pul. It is said to be one of the bridges which were made by the mightiest brother amongst Pandavas named as Bheem. He threw the boulder over the Saraswati river to help his family cross the bridge. It is also a striking view which can come in handy for those who want some pictures with the natural beauty. Situated at a distance of 350 metres this pull also attracts the nature enthusiasts.

  • Mata Murti Temple

    This temple is devoted to Lord Narayan’s mother. If we were to go by the folklore, it is said that Mata Murti requested Lord Vishnu to take birth as her son, which was granted by him so he took birth in a form of twins named, Nar and Narayan. People usually go there during the month of August because there is a very big annual fair that is held in this temple.

Where to Stay in Mana?

The nearest place where you can get accommodation is Joshimath which is about 50.1 km. You can find yourself hotels to resorts, inns to cottages, you can find a variety of accommodation options in Joshimath. Most of the places to stay in the city and around are available at a budget to a moderate tariff. Camping is also quite popular in Joshimath and places around it. Trekkers and adventure enthusiasts, mostly prefer to camp around the city from where they can enjoy spectacular views.

How to Reach Mana?

Falling on the NH 58, Joshimath has a good connectivity by road to all the major cities and towns in Uttrakhand as well as neighbouring places like Delhi. The place is situated some 50 km away from Mana, and from here the village is easily accessible by cab.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport to Mana is the Jolly Grant Airport which is situated in Dehradun. The distance between the Mana village and Dehradun is around 341 km. From there you can hire a Taxi or take a bus, whatever suits you fine.

  • By Rail

    Around 324 km from the village is the nearest railway station which is located in Haridwar. There are buses and taxis that are available from here that will take you to the Mana Village.

  • By Road

    If you choose the road as the means of transport then you can take the route to Joshimath through NH 51 and then go to Mana.

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