About Chamoli


A view of the Chamoli town

Chamoli, popularly known as the “Abode of Gods” is the second largest district of Uttarakhand state. The town of Chamoli is known for its shrines and temples as it has a strong relation with the Hindu myths and legends. Chamolis is also the birth place of the famed Chipko Movement and this led to a shift in the focus to the natural beauty of this hill station. Chamoli has preserved the rich culture of the Garhwal region and is known for its traditional villages. The town holds the most spectacular natural beauty be it the scenery, the amazing valleys, water-edges, variety of flora or the climatic elements.
Chamoli is situated in Central Himalayas at an elevation of 1300 meters above sea level. It is also a part of “Kedar Khand”. To the north of Chamoli is the Tibet region and the Uttarakhand districts of Pithoragarh; to the east lies Bageshwar, Almora to the south, to the southwest is Garhwal, Rudraprayag lies to the west and to the northwest is Uttarkashi.

History of Chamoli


History of Chamoli

The region that earlier formed part of the district of Pauri Garhwal of Kumaon till 1960, is now covered by the district of Chamoli. Chamoli lies in the heart of the Himalayas as described in the ancient books as Bahigiri. It is one of the three divisions of the Himalayan Mountains. In the north-eastern tract of Garhwal lies Chamoli.
Chamoli is the district of Garhwals and the land of forts. The region that is called the Garhwal district was earlier known as kedar-khand or the abode of God. According to the facts Vedas, Puranas, Ramayana and Mahabharata that kedar-khand was the place where these Hindu scriptures were scripted. Lord Ganesha’s first script of Vedas in Vayas gufa is situated in a village called Mana that is only four km. away from Badrinath. Sapt-Rishis also saved their lives in the same village as mentioned in the Rig-Veda. Garhwali language has a lot of similarity with Sanskrit and thus the Vedic literature is also seemed to have originated from Garhwal. Chamoli is also the home of prominent pilgrim places which was earlier considered to be the work place of the Rishis. The most renowned are the Atrimuni Ashram in Anusuya which is at a distance f 25kms from the town of Chamoli and Gandhmadan Parwat in Badrinath is the work place of Kashyap Rishi. There is a small village on the Rishikesh Badrinath highway by the name of Pandukeshwar which is known as the Tapsthali of king Pandu. Bdrinath is situated at a distance of 25kms from this village. This land is also regarded as the land of Lord Shiva in Kedar-Khand Puran.
The history of Garhwal was found on word only in 6th century AD. This was considered as the authentic script like the trishul in Gopeshwar and lalitsur in Pandukeshwar. Few scripts that authenticates the history and culture of Chamoli are the chand pur Gari sciprt by King Kankpal and the Narvaman rock script in Sioli.
This land is also believed to be the origin of the Aryan Race accpording to few scientists and historians. Garhwal was invaded in about 300 BC by the Khasa through Kahmir Nepal and Kumaon. A conflict took place because of this invasion between the natives and outsiders. The natives build small forts known as “Garhi” for their protection which was later captured by the Khasas.
Garhwal was then captured by the Kshatiya after the Khasas. The regime was established on the northern border of Grahwal by one kantura Vashudev who was the general of kshatriya. Vashudev founded his capital in Joshimath. Then Garhwal was ruled by Kartikeypur vashudev katyuri who was the founder of katyura dynasty in Garhwal. Katyura dynasty ruled Garhwal for more than hundred years. During this period Aadi-Guru Sankaracharya visited the region and Jyotrimath which is one the four famous Peeths was established by him. Others are Dwarika, Puri and Sringeri. The idol of Lord Badrinath was also reinstituted in Badrinath by him. Earlier the idol was hidden by the fear of Buddhas in Narad-Kund. After this the pigrim to Badrinath started.
According to Pt. Harikrishna, King Bhanu Pratap who founded Chanpur-garhi as his capital and he was also the first ruler of the Panwar Dynasty. Out of the fifty-two garhs of Grahwal, this was his strongest garh.
Taking advantage of the devastating condition of the earthquake of 1803, the Gorkhas attached Garhwal under the rule of Amar Singh Thapa and Hastidal Chanturia. Till 1815 Garhwal was under Gorkha rule. IN the meanwhile, king Raja Sudarshan Shah of Panwar Dynasty contacted East India Company for help and defeated the Gorkhas. The eastern part of Alaknanda and Mandakini along with the capital Srinagar was merged. Garhwal came to known as British Garhwal and Tehri was made the capital of the region instead of Srinagar. In the beginning this area was under Denradun and Saharanpur but later the British established a new district by the name of Pauri. Chamoli was a tehsil of the same. Later in February 1960 Chamoli tehsil was guven the status of a new district. In October 1997, a new formation took place and the district of Rudarprayag came into existence – two complete tehsil and two other blocks of Chamoli was merged.

Geography of Chamoli


A view of the mountains in Chamoli

In 1960, Chamoli was given the status of a separate revenue district out of the former Garhwal District. The total geographical area of Chamoli is around 7520 sq.kms.
According to the geology of the region, the Himalayas have gained the status of the young mountain in the world. During the second geological period which is also known as the Mesozoic Times, the land mass was occupied by the great geosynclinal Tethys Sea. The elevation of the Himalayas began close to the period of Mesozoic. Though they include ancient crystalline rocks and sediments associated to the peninsular of India, yet the dating of the rocks is yet not possible. There was intensive metamorphosis in the region as a part of the Himalayas in Chamoli has been cut into by the headquarters of the Allaknanda River. There are two major divisions of the geological feature of the region – North and South. An imaginary line extends the East-South-East among the villages that lie in Hilang of Joshimath and Loharkhet next to Pithoragarh district. The northern region is composed of medium to high metamorphic rocks and later intruded by volcanic rocks. This is also the region that is occupied by the higher mountain ranges and snow covered mountaintop. The south division essentially consists of low grade and sedimentary metamorphic rocks. Geologically, less is known about the north division and also about its variety of marbles and other types of micaceous schists. There is much information about the south division and it consists of rocks such as limestone, quartzite, phyllites, slates etc.
There is a large variety of minerals that can be found in the district of Chamoli. Here is a list of all the minerals present in the region:

Minerals in Chamoli

Minerals in Chamoli

Asbestos

 It is not of economic importance and is used for the production of cement bricks, laboratory asbestos sheet and paper, asbestos.

Magnestic

This is crystalline in nature and is of average quality. Magnestic is found related to crystalline dolomites and also sometimes with soapstone. The mineralization of magnesium carbonate found in this region has been reported to the district court.

Soapstone or steatite

This white saponaceous stone is associated with mineral pyrites and adds a color to it. It can be used in cosmetic industries and as soap fillers. Earlier utensils were also made of this and when it was polished it used to give the look of marble.

Copper

During the period of Hindus and the Gorkha rule, copper was found extensively in the region. But at present they have been exhausted and do not offer employment.

Iron

Iron, not much of economic importance and is found rarely in the region. Iron ore which is rich in haematite and magnetic ore has also been reported to be found here.

Graphite

This is also known by the name of “Plumbago” was found in the past in areas of patti Lohba but since a long time it has not been noticed in the region.

Gold

The sands of Alaknanda and the Pinddar are reported to be auriferous to some extent but no large gold mines have been discovered in the region till now.
Gypsum: This mineral can be grounded to a fine powder named “Plaster of Paris” and was used for the manufacture of items like saucers and bowls. It is found on the banks of many rivers.

Lead

This mineral was found extensively in the past but the areas were not accessible and in areas that has been ceased long ago.

Slate

This mineral produced form fine clay and is a fine grained metamorphic rock. Slate is used for roofing purposes and can be split into thin, smooth plates. Slate is found throughout the region. But the thin dark blue slates are not of high quality.

Limestone

There are two recognizable ranges where limestone can be found – north of Alaknanda in Nagpur and the other running from Lobha patti to the Piddar and coming back again to Alaknanda in patti Bacchanysum in the district of Garhwal. Dolomite reserves are also found in the region and tufaceous deposits are reported to be found near several Nullahs.

Building Stone

This mineral is found in most parts of the district and is used for building purposes. Sand stone is found in large quantity in the lower hills. Gneiss and chlorite schists are minerals which are used for building purposes and are also available in abundance throughput the district.

Sulphur

Sulphur is also known as brimstone and it is a yellow mineral. It is found in the district as green sulphate of iron and can be obtained from iron pyrites and copper mines. It can be found in small quantity. Sulphur springs can also be found in many parts of the region.

Bitumen

This mineral is found in rocks in fairly high altitude. This brownish white natural sulphate occurs in small lumps and is a mixture of red sand and micaceous stone embedded in them. During the season when there is an influx of pilgrims, this mineral is used for ayurvedic medicines and huge profits have been seen who deal in it.
The other minerals which can be found in the district are:
•    Antimony
•    Arsenic
•    Lignite or Brown Marble
•    Mica
•    Silver
Physiographically the district of Chamoli has been structurally marked by complex folds, reverse faults, and nappes of great dimensions. Also, the region has been attacked by frequent earthquakes of varying density. All these characters make the region which lies in the tectonic and over thrust mountain chains still unstable.

Rivers in Chamoli

The district of Chamoli is known to be crisscrossed by many important rivers and its tributaries. Chamoli is rich in water resources as the network of rivers and streams spreads across the length and breadth of the region. The district originates mostly from glaciers and flows with great speed and force. This results in excessive erosion and collapse of the banks.
The major rivers in Chamoli are:

Alaknanda


A view of the Alaknanda River

Alaknanada is one of the major rivers in the district. Alaknanda confluences with two other rivers – Bhagirath and Devprayag. The flow of the river originates from Badrinath, 16km upstream at a height of 3641 meters below Balakun peak. This forms the two glaciers of Bhagirath Kharak and Satopanth. The eastern slopes of Chaukhamba peak, Badrinath peak and its satellite peak are the two peaks from where the two glaciers rise. A major portion of Alaknanada is been covered by the Chamoli district and upto Hallang, it is treated as upper Alaknanda valley and the rest is known as lower Alaknanada valley. The river has drived its name from the mountain slopes of Alkapuri where the river flows into a narrow deep gorge.
According to hydrology, Alaknanada is the source stream of the Ganges because of its length and discharge. While on the other hand, according to Hindu mythology, Bhagirathi which is the other headstream is considered as the source stream. To utilize the energy of the river and also its tributaries, 37 dams have been planned and are already under construction. The river flows along the banks of these towns – Badrinath, Vishnuprayag, Joshimath, Chamoli, Nandaprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Srinagar and Devprayag. Alaknanda meets another river at the suffix of each town.

Pindar

Also known as Pindari River originates from Pindari Glacier in Bageshwar. The river passes through small towns before it finally merges with Alaknanada. Devaal, Nalgaon, Tharali, Meeng, Harmani, Kulsari are few towns in the Pindar valley through which the river flows. Before meeting Alaknanada, Pindar is flows with Kaliganga and Bheriganga.

Saraswati

The origin of Saraswati River is in Deotal and Ragastal which is 60kms ahead of Mana, the last Indian village. It is believed by the local people that this river is hidden as mentioned in Vedas and Puranas and it merges at the conflux of Ganga and Yamuna at Prayag. From Mana village the Saraswati River is visible for about 100 meters and then it coincides with Alaknanada. Thw water of the river has tremendous force. A Saraswati Temple stands in front of the river. Also, India last shop can be spotted here which names itself as “Bharat ki aakhri chai ki dukaan”.

Dhauli Ganga

The valley of the Dhauli Ganga river lies between the Kamet group of peaks and Nandadevi group in the north and east repectively. The river originates and rises at about 5070 meters from Niti Pass. From Malari, the river takes a northern course and between Malari and Tapovan, it becomes narrow with perpendicular cliffs which are several thousand meters high. In its turn the river flows with GirthiGanga at Kurkuti and then meets Alaknanda at Vishuprayag.

Nandakini

Semudra Glaciers and Homkund in the laps of Trishul peak is the orgin point of Nandakini River. It flows through the western slopes of Trishul Mountains. At Nandaprayag, it coincides with Alaknanda.
Neel Ganga
Neel Gnaga River is known for its crystal-clear water that flows in a serene way through a valley which is near to Kulling village. It is a resting spot for trekkers before they proceed to their destination to the upper hills of the region.

Ram Ganga

Ram Ganga River flows through Almora, Nainital and Pauri before it enters Kalagarh. The river rises from Chorarkhal Dhar which is in Gairsain block of Chamoli District.

Rishi Ganga

The Rishi Ganga River originates from Nanda Devi and it finds its path through two gorges. The first one flows through two ridges near Lata Village, Dharanshi and Malathuni and the other through a rocky terrain. Before entering Chamoli, the river flows through the district of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. Nanda Devi north and and Nanda Devi south are the two glaciers located in the river from where many snow-melted streams rise and then later it merges with Dhauliganga at Rani and then finally near Joshimath it coincides with Alaknanda.

Garud Ganga

The River that flows from Pipalkoti in the Garud valley at an elevation of 1372 meters. There are many beliefs associated with the Ganga Garud River. The pebbles found in the river are kept at home to keep away evil energies, poisonous snakes and also it is believed that a pregnant woman will have a safe delivery if it’s kept at home. The sacred water of this river is used to wipe off Nagadosham. Close to the Garuda Temple, the river flows through the village of Pakhi. Garuda did atonement for his sins by killing snakes. Two temples can also be spotted near the banks of Garud Ganga River – one dedicated to Lakshmi-Narayana and the other for Garudazhwar.

Mountain Ranges in Chamoli


Mountains in Chamoli

Enjoy the wilderness of nature combined with the majestic Himalayas. Chamoli is the place where Mother Nature smiled on earth. The district of Chamoli covers many mountain ranges. The following is a brief guide on the mountain ranges in the district:
•    Nanda Devi (7817m)
•    Kamet (7756m)
•    Nanda Devi East (7434m)
•    Dunagiri (6489m)
•    Hanuman Parvat (6070m)
•    Devisthan II (6490m)
•    Hathi Parvat (6727m)
•    Gori Parvat (6590m)
•    Neelkanth (6596m)
•    Satopanth (7075m)
•    Nar (5831m)
•    Narayan (5965m)

Climate of Chamoli

Chamoli lies at an elevation of 800 meters to 8000 meters above sea level. According to the meteorological observations, the highest temperature of the district is 34C and the lowest 0C. The month of January is considered to be the coldest and till July the temperature rises. Though, the temperature also depends on the elevation.
The district is rich in flora and fauna and is a perfect place to unwind in the lap of nature. The place is also dotted with temples and is a combination of breathtaking nature and a fascinating culture.

Administration of Chamoli

The district of Chamoli which is bounded by Tibet is divided into six tehsils and nine development blocks. To the north-west of Chamoli is Uttarkashi district, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar districts lie to the east, Almora district to the south, Pauri Garhwal stands to the southwest and to the west lies the district of Rudraprayag.
The six tehsils of Chamoli are Chamoli, Tharali. Gairsain, Karnaprayag, Joshimath and Pokhari while the district is further divided into nine development blocks – Joshimath, Dasoli, Pokhari, Ghat, Karnaprayag, Tharali, Narayanbagar, Dewal and Gairsain.
Population of Chamoli
According to the survey of National Census 2011, the total population of Chamoli district is 391,605. Female population is 197,614 male populations is 193,991 where as the child population aged 0-6 years is 52,161 with 24,552 girls and 27,609 boys. 15.17% of the total population consists of the urban population while 84.83% is the rural population.
The total area of Chamoli district is 8,030 sq.km.
The literacy rate of Chamoli is 82.65%.

Economy of Chamoli


Forests of Chamoli

The total area of Chamoli is 8030 sq.kms out of which 58.38% is covered by forests. There are different types of trees available in the forests of Chamoli district, few of them are – Deodar, Chir, Banj, , Burans, Ringal, Anyar, Coniterous. Fruits found in the district are apple, mango, orange, pear, khumani and walnut. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in Chamoli and rice, seasonal vegetables, millets, potato and pulses are the major crops of the district. Few other crops cultivated by the people of Chamoli are soyabean, wheat, maize, barley, rajma, jaun, ural, ogal, fafur. Cereals are also planted in Chamoli – urd, arhar and rapeseeds. Tomato and onion are also grown by the locals.
Budding areas of industrial growth in Chamoli are adventure and religious tourism, hospitality industrytrekking guide, mini hydro-power projects, herbal plants and tea cultivation trees, fishery, woolen industry and fruit processing. The local people will also be able to earn through these industries. At present, the district of Chamoli does not export any goods.

Culture of Chamoli


Know the Culture of Chamoli

The culture of Chamoli has very rich traditional customs and these customs describe the lifestyle of the locals. Chamoli is that part of the country which is untouched by urbanization and the people follow their own cultures. They have their own set of folksongs, folk dance and festivals. People are also fond of decorating themselves with ornaments of precious metals. Houses are not built in a planned way and rather they are constructed where water springs are easily accessible or on the banks of any river.

Food of Chamoli

Kumaoni food is the main food available in Chamoli as well as in the other states of Uttarakhand. The mouthwatering Kumaoni food has a unique local taste. The food is usually vegetarian and in almost all the religious places only vegetarian food is served. Few of the local delicacies which tourists must taste on your visit are Pinalu Gutuk which is prepared by frying the local potato. Other delicacies are made with lentils and daal like Chais and Dhubka. Chais is like a soup made from fried urad daal while Dhubka is a rich curry made from local lentils and spices. Green-leafy vegetables like saag along with spinach chutney called Kaap are also very popular. Sweet lovers can taste the Bal Mithai which is made from khoya and sugar.

Costume of Chamoli

Ornanament of Chamoli for womenThe main costume of women in Chamoli is saree which is teamed with a full sleeved shirt called Angra. Woolen jackets are also worn by women during winters. Rural women cover their head and shoulder with a long scarf termed as “Orhni”. Girls wear salwar suits and cover their head and shoulders. For men the most common costume is a kurta along with a pyjama. Men also wear a jacket or sadri with cap during winters. The rich men wear buttoned up coats with trousers.
Women are also fond of decorating themselves. Toe ring or Bichhuwa is a main ornament for married women. Other jewelry pieces include necklaces or chandanhar, hansulis. They also wear necklaces with beautiful colored beads. Bangles or churis made of copper and silver are worn by married women while gold and colored glass bangles are famous among young girls. Ivory jewelry is worn by Bhotiya women. Men of Chamoli also wear gold chains around the neck.

Recreation of Chamoli

Different kinds of recreational activities are performed by the local people for entertainment. These include various fold songs and folk dance.
Famous dance forms of Chamoli are:
•    Thadiya dance during Basant Panchami
•    Mela during Diwali
•    Pandava during winters
•    Ghariyali
•    Jeetu Bhagdawal.
To add some extra fun in fairs and festivals, religious functions, the locals also arrange open –Air Theater known as “Swangs”.
Chamoli is known to be filled with various wonderful fairs and festivals. Nag Panchami, Ram Navami, Dussehra, Janmasthami, Makar Sankranti, Diwali, Rakshabandhan, Holi and Shivratri are the festivals celebrated in the district. The fairs organized are Gaucher Mela, Nanda Devi Raj Jat etc.
Language of Chamoli
Hindi, English and Garhwali

Shopping in Chamoli

Chamoli is famous as a pilgrimage destination and thus it does not have many attractions in terms of shopping. Also there are no exceptional shopping places in the district. The place does not have any local treasure as well which can be picked as a souvenir. The only variety which the district can offer is in terms of jewelry. Chamoli is predominantly a tribal area and the local women wear different variety of tribal jewelry. Thus, tourists who are fond of collecting jewelry, shopping in Chamoli can be a great option. You can get various options like toe-rings (bichhuas) and heavy neckpieces (hansulis). As the region is close to Tibet, you can get a good number of jewelry in semi precious stones like coral, turquoise, carnelian beads etc. Buy them at a comparatively cheaper price.



Emergency Services in Chamoli

Chamoli is a small town and has become a famous tourist spot mainly because of the rich flora and fauna, picturesque beauty of the region. To make life easier for the local people and for the tourists, the region has come up with many emergency services. Few of them are listed here

Emergency services in Chamoli

Police Stations in Chamoli

The police service in Chamoli district is under the Uttarakhand State Government. The sense of security provided by the police in the district is omnipresent. The present police system is totally responsible for the law and order of the district.
The following is a list of the police stations in Chamoli:

Chamoli Police Station

Phone Number: 01372 - 262306  
Mobile:  09411112860    

Badrinath Police Station

Phone Number: 01381 – 222203
Mobile: 09411112861

Gopeshwar Police Station

Phone Number: 01372 - 252307
Mobile:  9411112989

Joshimath Police Station

Phone Number: 01389 - 222103
Mobile: 09411112858

Karnprayag Police Station

Phone Number: 01363 – 244203
Mobile: 09411112859

Pokhri Police Station

Phone Number: 01372 – 222167
Mobile: 09411110219


Tharali Police Station

Phone Number: 01363 – 271228
Mobile: 09411110217

Important Phone Numbers

Supdt. Of Police, Chamoli: 01372 – 252134 (Office), 09411112722 (Mobile)
C.O. Chamoli: 09411112096 (Mobile)
C.O. Karanprayag: 01373 – 252134 (Office), 09411112764 (Mobile)
Inspector LIU: 09411112801 (Mobile)
A.S.I.O.: 09411112940 (Mobile)

Blood Banks in Chamoli

Chamoli has only one blood bank
Blood Bank District Hospital
Blood Bank, District Hospital, Chamoli
Phone Number: 01372-252245

Disaster Management in Chamoli

Contact Person: Shri Nand Kishore Joshi
Phone Number: 09412914875, 08859504022 (Mobile)
Control Room Number: 01372 – 251437, 251077

Emergency Phone Numbers

Dial 100 for POLICE
Dial 101 for FIRE
Dial 102 for AMBULANCE
FIRE Station Gopeshwar 01372-251305
Control Room 01372-251487


Utilities and Services in Chamoli


Utilities and services of Chamoli

Chamoli is famous for its natural beauty, dense forests, rivers, rich culture and tradition. There is a huge influx of tourists to enjoy the vicinity of Chamoli. It is a place for adventure lovers, pilgrimage and people looking forward to take a break from the city life. To make the life of locals and tourists easier, there are many services around the district. Here is a brief list of the utilities and services in Chamoli:

Driving License in Chamoli

The registered office for applying driving license in Chamoli is Sub Regional Transport Office, Karanpryag.

Telecom Services in Chamoli

The prime telecom operators in Chamoli are Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Bharti Airtel, BSNL, MTS India.
Electricity Services in Chamoli
Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited provides electricity services to the Chamoli district.
Sub Division: Chamoli
Phone Number: 09639013221
JE Contact Number: 09639013219
SDO Contact Number: 09412082484

Post Offices in Chamoli

Chamoli and Rudraprayag revenue districts come under Chamoli Postal Division and the headquarters are located at Gopeshwar. There are 10 post offices in Chamoli. Here is a list of the post offices in Chamoli district:

Adibadri Post Office

Post Office: Adibadri
Post Office Type: Sub Office
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Pin Code: 246440
Contact Address: Post Master, Post Office Adibadri (Sub Office), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, Pin Code: 246440

Dewalkot Post Office

Post Office: Dewalkot
Post Office Type: Branch Office
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Pin Code: 246440
Contact Address: Post Master, Post Office Dewalkot (Branch Office), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, Pin Code: 246440

Kansuwa Post Office

Post Office: Kansuwa
Post Office Type: Branch Office
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Pin Code: 246440
Contact Address: Post Master, Post Office Kansuwa (Branch Office), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, Pin Code: 246440

Kheti Post Office

Post Office: Kheti
Post Office Type: Branch Office
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Pin Code: 246440
Contact Address: Post Master, Post Office Kheti (Branch Office), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, Pin Code: 246440



Kirsal Post Office

Post Office: Kirsal
Post Office Type: Branch Office
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Pin Code: 246440
Contact Address: Post Master, Post Office Kirsal (Branch Office), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, Pin Code: 246440

Majiyari Talli Post Office

Post Office: Majiyari Talli
Post Office Type: Branch Office
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Pin Code: 246440
Contact Address: Post Master, Post Office Majiyari Talli (Branch Office), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, Pin Code: 246440

Nagali Post Office

Post Office: Nagali
Post Office Type: Branch Office
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Pin Code: 246440
Contact Address: Post Master, Post Office Nagali (Branch Office), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, Pin Code: 246440



Pindwali Post Office

Post Office: Pindwali
Post Office Type: Branch Office
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Pin Code: 246440
Contact Address: Post Master, Post Office Pindwali (Branch Office), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, Pin Code: 246440

Silpata Post Office

Post Office: Silpata
Post Office Type: Branch Office
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Pin Code: 246440
Contact Address: Post Master, Post Office Silpata (Branch Office), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, Pin Code: 246440

Ujjwal Pur Post Office

Post Office: Ujjwal Pur
Post Office Type: Branch Office
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Pin Code: 246440
Contact Address: Post Master, Post Office Ujjwal Pur (Branch Office), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, Pin Code: 246440



Banks in Chamoli

Banking sector has flourished to a large extent in Chamoli. Government banks can be located in the district. ATMs of different banks have also been positioned in various parts of Chamoli. Here is a list of all the banks in the district along with their contact details, IFSC Code, and MICR Code:

Bank of Baroda

Address: Main Bazar, Near Bus Stand, Gopeswar, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, Pin – 246401
State: Uttarakhand
District: Chamoli
Branch: Gopeswar Branch
IFSC Code:  BARB0GOPESH
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch Code

Nainital Bank

Nainital Bank has two branches in Chamoli – One is in Joshimath and the other in Karan Prayag.
Bank: Nainital Bank Limited
Address: Shailaija Guest House, Near GMVN Rest House, Joshi Math, Chamoli, Uttarakhand
State: Uttarakhand
District: Chamoli
Branch: Joshimath
IFSC Code:  NTBL0JOS086
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch Code
MICR Code: 246184086
Contact Number: 01389-221130
Bank: Nainital Bank Limited
Address: Geeta Bhawan, Karan Prayag, Uttarakhand
State: Uttarakhand
District: Chamoli
Branch: Karan Prayag
IFSC Code: NTBL0KAR087
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch Code
MICR Code:  246184087
Contact Number: 01363-244811

Punjab National Bank

There are eight branches of Punjab National Bank in Chamoli.
Customer Care Number: 1800 180 2222 or 0120-2490000 (toll free)
Credit Card Helpline: 1800 180 2345 or 0120-4616200
Branch: Gauchar, Uttarakhand Branch
Phone Number: 01363-240577
IFSC Code: PUNB0694900
Branch: Gopeshwar Branch
Phone Number: 01372-252929, 252118
IFSC Code: PUNB0408300
Branch: Joshimath Branch
Phone Number: 01389-222129
IFSC Code: PUNB0024500
Branch: Karan Prayag Branch
Phone Number: 01363-244809
IFSC Code: PUNB0472600
Branch: Naurakh Branch
IFSC Code: PUNB0990100


Branch: Tharali Branch
Phone Number: 01363-271582
IFSC Code: PUNB0472700
Branch: Trishula Branch
Phone Number: 01372-252007
IFSC Code: PUNB0286000
Branch: Ustoli, Chamoli Branch
IFSC Code: PUNB0795500

Syndicate Bank in Chamoli

Bank: Syndicate Bank
Address: Hotel Surya, Opp Bus Stand, chamoli, Chamoli Dist, Pin – 246424  
State: Uttarakhand
District: Chamoli
IFSC Code:  SYNB0008658
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code
MICR Code:  246025202
Branch Code: 008658
Contact Number: 080 2226 0281

Cooperative Bank in Chamoli

Bank: Cooperative Bank
Address: Chamoli Zilla Sahakari Bank Ltd. Zilla Sahakari Bank Building, 1st Floor, H.P.O., Gopeshwar, Ganesh Mandir Road, Chamoli – 246401
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Phone Number: 01372-252186

State Bank of India in Chamoli

There are nine branches of State Bank of India in Chamoli. Here is a list of all the branches with address, IFSC Code and MICR Code:
Branch Name: Karanprayag
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Contact Number: 01363-244222, 244643, 211022
IFSC Code: SBIN0002385
MICR Road: 246002015
Branch Code: 002385
Branch Name: Chamoli
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Contact Number: 01372-262157
IFSC Code: SBIN0002323
MICR Code: 246002017
Branch Code: 002323
Branch Name: Narain Baggar
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Contact Number: 01363-255126, 255442
IFSC Code: SBIN0005478
MICR Code: 246002027
Branch Code: 005478


Branch Name: Nandprayag
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Contact Number:  01372-261203, 261512
IFSC Code: SBIN0005447
MICR Code: 246002051
Branch Code: 005447
Branch Name: Kulsari
District: Chamoli
State: Uttarakhand
Contact Number: 01363-275205
IFSC Code: SBIN0009955
MICR Code: 246002208
Branch Code: 009955

Hospitals in Chamoli

The Uttarakhnad State government has come up with many options for the health services of the local people of Chamoli district. Here is a brief guide for health facility in the district:
District Hospital – 12
Female Hospitals – 6
Base Hospitals – 3
Combined Hospitals – 15
CHC including Identified FRUs – 55
PHC’s – 239
Sub Centre – 1765
State Allopathic Dispensaries – 322
Ayurvedic Hospitals & Dispensaries – 543
Homeopathic Dispensaries – 107
Unani Hospitals – 3
T.B. Clinic – 13

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