Digital Detox Zone – Mana, The Last Village of India
Mana, the “last Indian village” is the perfect place for the Digital Detox. This place has no mobile connectivity. Let’s not confuse it with Chitkul of Himachal Pradesh which is the last settled village on India and China border.
Mana is a town in the locale of Chamoli in Uttarakhand, situated at an altitude of 10499 ft above sea level. It is just 3km from the Hindu Pilgrimage Badrinath and located at just 26 kilometers from India and Tibet border. It is situated on the banks of Saraswati River. There are almost 600+ households and a population of about 1300+ according to the last census. During winter, the area is covered with snow. so, the people of the village come down for shelter.
One interesting fact is that You can find the last coffee shop on the Indian border.
Places nearby Mana :
- Saraswati Temple
- Bheem Pul
- Satopanth Lake
- Vasudhara Falls
There is Vyas Gufa, which is the place of creation of Mahabharatha by Vyas. Alongside, There is Ganesh Gufa named after Ganesh who wrote the Mahabharata script which was dictated by Vyas. The gorgeous village offers adventure which is probably the best spot for trekking in India.
The list includes treks from Mana to Vasundhara, Mana Pass, and Charanpaduka.
Best Time to Visit Mana:
Best Time to Visit Mana is between May to June. The place is preferable until November. During monsoon, this place receives less rain. But reaching this place via Badrinath could be tough as the roads are more prone to landslides during that time.
How to Reach Mana:
Mana in Uttarakhand can be reached from Rishikesh/Haridwar and is just 5 km from Badrinath. Haridwar is the closest railhead, 275 km away and one can board a taxi or bus to arrive Mana.
An outing to Mana Village is an extra excursion to Badrinath or Auli. yet, it is an unquestionable requirement to visit place for both travelers and trekking lovers.