Sight Seen : Do Dham Yatra (Kedarnath and Badrinath) Ex- Delhi - Mana Village

Badrinath - Mana Village

Mana village, better known as the ‘last Indian village before the border with Tibet’, is located at 3200 meters above sea level in Chamoli District of Uttrakhand. Having a population of about 600, people of Mana are culturally associated with activities of Badrinath Temple, which is 3 km away from it. This beautiful place surrounded by hills can be visited as a day trip from Badrinath. The calmness in the air, traditional wood huts and narrow lanes that take you through the village, inhabitants engrossed in farm activities and men at coffee shops proudly claiming that theirs is the last on Indian Border- Mana wraps you in an old world charm that will stay with you for a long time. What is impressive about this town is the fact that inhabitants are so self-sufficient in whatever they have and carry on their tough lifestyles with élan. There is a small cave here in Mana called the ‘Vyas Gufa.' It is believed that Maharshi Vyas composed Mahabharata here. You may also visit the ‘Ganesh Gufa’ where Ganesh dictated Indian epics to Vyas Rishi. Nearby attractions are the Vasudhara Falls and Bheem Pull. Also, gorge on the famous ‘pahadi aloos’ (mountain potatoes) and shop hand weaved shawls and carpets.

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