Gwaldam

There Are Many Interesting Spots To Explore While You Are Spending Your Holidays In Uttarakhand. Gwaldam Is One Such Less Trodden Landscape In Chamoli District Of Uttarakhand. It Is Located At An Elevation Of 1700 M Above Sea Level. Nestled In Wooded Vicinity With Undisturbed Tranquil Ambiance, This Beautiful Natural Setting Invites Tourists Of All Ages To Spend Their Holidays In Uttarakhand. A 3 Km Short Track Runs Up To Talwari Which Is Set In A Breath-Taking Environ. The Sideway Of The Track Is Rich In Multihued Flowers, Varieties Of Birds, And Endless Springs. Trekking To The Majestic Roopkund Lake Will Be The Most Wonderful Memory Of Gwaldam. Badhangarh Temple Stands On A Narrow Ridge And One Can Go For A Short Evening Walk On Its Beguiling Trails.

How to Reach

Air - The nearest airport is Pant Nagar, at a distance of 250 km.
Road -Gwaldam is well connected by roads from all sides. It is 36 km from Kausani, 22km from Baijnath, 45 km from Bageshwar and only 149 km from Nainital.
Rail -The nearest rail head is Kathgodam, at a distance of 160 km.

What to see Around

Buddhist Khamba : There is a small village in Gwaldam situated 1.5kms from the market which follows Buddhism. The Baudh Math here is worth a visit. The sanctum is lined with statues of various incarnation of Budda.

Badhangari : Badharangadi is situated 6kms from Gwaldam on a high mountain at an elevation of 2,260mts above sea level. This place is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The kings of yester-years lived here and the remains of the forts of those days still lie here.

Gwalnaag : Situated 3kms from Gwaldam, Gwalnaag is located on the Dhalua meadow. The slopes here are ideal for skiing. 2kms further from here, the Garud Valley looks like a diamond studded bowl.

Machhi Tal : Hidden in a nook in the ridge along gentle stream 9 km cut out of Gwaldam the road to Debal, Machhi Tal came up in 1928, when the British thought they would breed fish here for personal consumption. This tranquil spot amidst thick forests makes for a lovely picnic spot.

Adi Badri : 17 kilometres from Karanprayag on the Karanprayag - Ranikhet road, are a group of sixteen temples, belonging to the Gupta period. Among them is the Narayan temple, where a black stone idol of Vishnu, three feet high is enshrined. This place is within the Badrikshetra, and Badrinath being the name for Vishnu, the temple is known as the Adi Badri.
It is believed that Adi Guru Shankaracharya had initiated the construction of these temples. The main temple of Narayan is distinguished by a raised platform in the pyramidal form, where the black stone idol of lord Vishnu is enshrined.

Angora farm : The state-run Angora farm is 1 km ahead from main Gwaldam's main market. It was established in 1987, the farm has five shillas or homes for 170 mohair goats.