Mana is an offbeat trending tourist destination that offers the visitors with the long-lasting memories. The place is situated in the Uttrakhand district and is known to be the last village situated between the border of two most powerful nations India and China in Chamoli. The village is located in a close proximity to Badrinath Town.
A detailed description of the village
Located at an altitude of 3219 m above the sea level, this tranquil village draws a lot of attraction during the Char Dham Yatra. The surreal beauty of this village cannot be described in words. Popularly known as “Tourism” village, its history dates back to the time of Pandava. The village boasts of several places of interest, some of them are mentioned hereunder.
The Last Teashop
Mana Village has several tea and coffee shops that offer the tourists piping hot tea along with Maggie. The place is a paradise for the tea-lovers.
The river originates from Himalaya and there is a small temple located near the river where the tourists can come and pay homage.
This waterfall is known for its natural beauty, but visiting the waterfall is not easy. It takes around 2 hours to visit this place. The trek to this place is definitely tiring but extremely rewarding. The scenic beauty of this valley gives you a reason to climb.
The place is highly revered among the mythologists. There is a cave popularly known as Vyas Gufa where the ancient saint Ved Vyas, composed 4 vedas or ancient scriptures. The cave is 5000 years old.
Apart from that, the tourist can visit Ganesh Gufa, where Lord Ganesh cited the legend to Ved Vyas (according to mythology) and then he wrote the same.
As the legend has it, the pul or a bridge was built by the Lord Bheema for his wife Draupadi. According to the mythology, it was the place where the Pandavas started their sojourn journey to the heaven Swargarohini. During this journey, it is believed that Draupadi was unable to cross the river so Bheem placed a rock in between the gorge and now it is popularly referred to as a Bhim Pul. The pul is located exact opposite to the Ved Vyas Gufa, where the saint wrote the ancient scriptures.
Mata Murti Temple
The temple is dedicated to the matriarch of Lord Narayana. As per the legends associated, Mata Murthi requested Lord Narayan to come into this world from her wmb and this wish was granted and Lord Vishnu took birth in form of Nar and Narayana.
The place is known to be the home of Lord Agni and water inside Kund is entrusted with medicinal properties. This place is highly frequented by the travelers from the world-wide.
Activities that visitors can do- The village is a heaven for shopaholics searching for the handcrafted goods. Starting from woolen shawls to blankets to herbs, the place offers everything under one roof. Apart from that, the tourists can also indulge in the sightseeing tours like temples, ancient caves, trekking, adventure games, etc. The place attracts the people from all walks of life.
The best time to visit the village- summer season (March-June) is considered to be the best time to visit the village because the temperature is moderate.
Featured Photo: Atop Mana, considered to be the last village to the North of India. — at Mana. by Joshua Singh under CC BY 2.0