Travel Tips: This village of Uttarakhand is very beautiful, once you go you will not feel like coming back!


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It would not be wrong to say that despite India's rapid modernization, more than half of its population still lives in villages. Uttarakhand, with more than 16,000 villages, is evidence of this trend. Mana is the most beautiful and last village of this state, while Mandal village situated in the lap of the Himalayas is equally charming.

Located at a distance of 13 kilometres from Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, Mandal village offers breathtaking views that mesmerize anyone who visits here. There are many places worth seeing around this village. If you are planning a trip to Uttarakhand in the coming months, then Mandal village is a must-visit. The village is not only known for its natural beauty but also has various nature tracks.

Rudranath Trek

Rudranath Trek starts from Mandal village, offering a scenic route through lush green grasslands and the Garhwal Himalayas. While trekking from Mandal village to Rudranath, you can also visit Anusuya Devi Temple.

Kalpeshwar Track

Kalpeshwar Track is easily accessible during the Mandal Yatra. This track starts from Hansa Bugyal from Mandal village and goes to Rudranath. From there, you will head towards Dumak village and finally make your way to Kalpeshwar.


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Anusuya Devi Temple Track

Anusuya Devi Temple is located at a walking distance of 5 kilometres from Mandal village. The route takes you through Atri Muni Ashram, which offers mesmerizing views. This temple holds great importance in the culture of Uttarakhand, so be sure to visit it during your visit.

Chopta, a small village in Rudraprayag district, can also be reached via trek from Mandal village. The snow-covered valleys will mesmerize you during this journey. This time gives you a chance to appreciate the pristine beauty of Mandal village.


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Best Time to Visit Mandal

Mandal is a hill station that can be visited throughout the year, the ideal time is between October and April. During this period, you can enjoy the weather, as roads may be closed due to snowfall in winter. Monsoon brings heavy rainfall, creating a risk of landslides.

How to reach Mandal

If you prefer to travel by air, the nearest airport to Mandal is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 243 kilometres away. From there, you can hire a cab or taxi to reach Mandal. For those travelling by train, the nearest railway station is Rishikesh Railway Station, located 225 km from Mandal. Then, you can take a taxi to reach Mandal.