Last tea shop of India
Mana village is located in the district of Chamoli Uttarakhand, at an altitude of 3200 meters. It is the last village before the Mana pass, 24 kilometers from the Indo-Tibetan border. Badrinath, the Hindu Pilgrimage, is roughly 3 kilometers away from this village.
Here we met Mr. Chandar Singh Badwal, who has been running his ‘aakhri chai ki dukaan’ for the last 35 years
About Mana village
Located at a distance of 3 kms from Badrinath dham on National highway 58 is India’s last village called mana. It is also the last village before mana pass which is at a distance of 24 kms from the village. The people living here are mainly of Bhotia tribes who use to trade with Tibet during the earlier days. Mana village is a small hamlet with about 185 households and a population of about 700.
Why Mana village
Mana village has always been linked with Hindu mythology. The famous Vyas gufa which is located in mana village is the cave where maharishi Vyas composed Mahabharata. The village also has a Bhim pul (Bridge) which is believed to be constructed by Bhim. The village is also the doorway to many trekking trails including Satopanth Lake, Vasudhara fall, Swargarohini Glacier etc.
Location: Mana village District Chamoli, Uttarakhand. 3 kms ahead of Badrinath Dham.
Route from Dehradun
Dehradun city – Rishikesh – Deoprayag – Rudraprayag – Chamoli – Joshimath – Badrinath Dham – Mana village.
Altitude : 3200 meters
Ideal season : May – June and September – October
Nearest Airport = Jolly Grant (314 km)
Nearest Railway station = Rishikesh (303 km)
Nearby places to see
1. Badrinath dham
2. Vyas gufa
3. Ganesh gufa
4. Bhem pul
5. Vasudhara fall
6. Satopanth lake
8. Tapt kund
9. India’s last tea shop