on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers
is the winter home of the lord of Badrinath, Joshimath has many
important temples including the temple of Ugra Narsimha devoted
to the half-lion half-man incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
The name Joshimath has been derived from "Jyotirmath", Adi
Guru Shankaracharya attained enlightenment in the 18th century while
meditating under a tree and established a Math (hermitage centre)
temples of Narsingh & Nav Durga are located here.
of peaches, apples, apricots and many citrus fruits are of scenic
to many tourist bungalows, hotels & tourist lodges, one can
easily find accommodation.