Mana Village– The last village of India in Uttarakhand
Mana Village- The last village of India in Uttarakhand, located just 3km from Badrinath temple in Chamoli district. Famed as the last village of India and also designated as Tourism village by Uttarakhand Government on the border Indo- Tibet/China in the Himalayas has approx. 700 populations.
During winter the whole area is covered by the snow so the villagers have to move down to lower place as it is on the altitude of 3200meters.
The root of the Mana is connected with the religious history of India. People of Mana believed that the five Pandavas choose this way to reach heaven but they couldn’t cross the river Saraswati. So, Bheemput a big rock over the Saraswati River to connect the two hills and now the bridge is known as Beem Pool.
Another ancient story is also connected with this village is in the Mana village- The Last village of India there is two small cave known as Vyas and Ganesh Gufa (Gufa means cave). People believe that Maharshi Vyas composed Mahabharat and Ganesh Ji wrote the Mahabharat while living in the caves respectively.
If you are planning to visit in Marathon don’t miss to visit both caves and the Bheem Pool and don’t forget to visit each of the Mana Village as all shops are the last shops of India.
Pure wool clothes, shawls, and Pankhi
Activities like trekking, Village Tourism, and Camping.
The tribe who are living here are known as Bhotitas a Mongal Tribe lives in a small cottage that is decorated and beautifully carved.
You can purchase winter attires and materials like Muffler, Shawls, capes, carpet, Pankhi (a thin blanket and a very famous product made of pure sheep wool. All items are made of sheep wool and apart from this Manais famous for its food like Potatoes and Kidney Beans.
A natural spring has medical values and has the magical effect to cure many skin problems. People believe that this was the abode place of Lord Agni.
A cascade located 9km from Badrinath Temple. It is believed thatduring the expatriate, this was the momentary stay point of Pandavas. This place gives panoramic views of the Valley.
At the height approx. 6,597m above sea level, this point is known as the “Queen of Gharwal”. You can enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the peak and the holy place “Badrinath” also can be seen from this peak.
Mata Murti Temple
This temple is dedicated to the mother of Lord Narayan. According to the history, Mother Murti requested Lord Vishnu to take birth as her child, and then Lord Vishnu ji took birth as twin, Nar and Narayan. Annually this place is been organise a fair in the month of August.
Mana village is perfect for the adrenaline junkies; there are numerous trekking spots that are located here. You can join the gang to trek from Mana to Vasudhara, Mana to Mana Pass and many others.
Best time to visit in Mana Village- The last Village of India:
May-June is the peak seasons to visit in Mana Village, although till November Mana Village is accessible.
How to reach
By Air: Jollygrant Airport Dehradun
By Rail: Haridwar Railway stations are approx. 275 km
Roadways: Well connected with Haridwar-Rishikesh (ND-58).