Nestled in the Himalayas Mana is situated at an altitude of 3134 meters. Mana Valley is facilitated with savior modern convinces. There are no straight streets here. They dart in all directions following the ups and downs of hills and hollows. An avenue is an abstract impulse here. it reflects wishful thinking rather than reality.
The Mana Valley lies in the hinterland of Badrinath. This valley was used in the past by the Rongpa traders to cross over the Indian border for trade in Tibetan markets. It was one of the most difficult passes in the region. In those days, Mana must have been a big and prosperous village due to the trade.
The inhabitants of the valley move from their alternative villages (which are in the lower range of Himalayas) to the valley during summer and stay in the valley from April to October. All kind of traditional rituals are performed during this period of stay by the community.
The hospitable nature of villagers spreading message of secure and peace life. That's why the people who have long lived in this sacred place are also unique. The inhabitants of this soil particularly the old timers who embody their spirit.
Villages in the valley
Mana, Gajkoti, Pathya, Dhantoli, Ghunai, Pandu Kesar, Arudi – Patudi, Ghata, Pinaula.
Places of Interest
Ghantya Karan Mandir, Mata Murty Mandir, Bala Sundri Mandir, Bhimpul, Shanti Van, Vishnu Prayag Sangam, Ganesh Gufa, Byas Gufa, Basudhara, Badrinath Dham, Brahm Kapal, Shesh Netra, Kagbhusan, Hanuman Chatti
How to Reach
Distance between Joshimath and Last village "Mana" is around 50 Km by motor road (around 2 hours). One can reach and take accommodation at Badrinath. Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport on Rishikesh-Dehardun Road at 316 KM. Nearest railway stations are Dehradun (341KM) and Haridwar (324KM).
Permissions for Tourist
No permission required to visit the valley till Mana village. Badrinath is just 2 Km far from Mana village. To visit Mana pass, one need permission from SDM, Joshimath.
Accommodation for Tourist
There are many hotels available for tourists at Badrinath. Badrinath is just 2 Km far from Mana village.