Best time to visit Mana The ‘First Indian Village’ located in Uttarakhand: Mana village in Uttarakhand, previously known as the “last Indian village,” will now be called as the “first Indian village.” The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) unveiled a signboard at the border village’s entrance on Monday, announcing Mana’s new status.
This comes months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mana in October last year and expressed support for Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s declaration that Mana was the country’s first village and that every border village should be the first village. “We started considering areas that were previously ignored as the end of the country’s borders as the beginning of the country’s prosperity,” PM Modi stated.
The signboard of the “first Indian village” in place of the “last Indian village” installed by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) at the entrance of the border village Mana. pic.twitter.com/MdrbPW7s7O
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According to CM Dhami, the country’s border areas are getting more dynamic under PM Modi’s leadership. “The Vibrant Village program was launched to address this,” Dhami explained.
The Vibrant Villages Programme will help to improve the level of living for those who live in border communities. It intends to develop 2967 villages in 46 blocks in 19 districts bordering the north, including Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh, as well as the Ladakh UT.
Best time to visit Mana The ‘First Indian Village’ located in Uttarakhand
Mana is located at a height of 10,500 feet. Mana in Uttarakhand, just 3 km from Badrinath, is surrounded by the soothing roars of the adjacent River Saraswati as it flows through the towering Himalayas. It is also one of India’s most important Hindu pilgrimages.
Winter temperatures are as low as -17 degrees Celsius at Mana. Aside from tourism, one of the major industries, locals also produce woolen handloom items. Mana village in Uttarakhand is a small and welcoming community of approximately 558 families and a population of approximately 1200 villagers.
Mana Village History:
Equally famous for the Indian epic of Mahabharata, Mana in Uttarakhand is said to be the same place where the Pandavas walked through the village before Bheem built a bridge on River Saraswati for Draupadi to cross the river. The ancient caverns here connect the region to the great Indian mythology.
The lengthy period from March to June is known as the midyear season. Temperatures in the late spring are consistently direct and typically hover around the 18°C mark. Evenings can be crisp when the temperatures dip after sunset. During the storm season, there is little precipitation in the area. From July to October is the stormy season.
During this time, the temperatures hover around the 15°C mark. Even during the storm season, it is possible to visit the location. In the village of Mana, the winters are brutal and the temperature frequently falls below the point of solidification. Around 8°C is the lowest temperature during the winter. During the winter, daytime highs often hover around 5°C. Visiting amid the winter
How to Reach Mana Village
- Delhi – Haridwar/Dehradun (By train/bus to Haridwar, flights also available to Dehradun)
- Haridwar/Dehradun – Joshimath (approx. 280 km, 10 hours by road. Public transport or hired taxi)
- Joshimath – Govindghat (20 km) – Badrinath (25 km) – Mana (3 km). It takes about 2 hours to reach Badrinath from Joshimath.