Gateway to Mana village
|Elevation||3,200 m (10,500 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, Garhwali|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||UK 11|
Mana is a village in the district of Chamoli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, located at an altitude of 3,200 meters. It is located on the northern terminus of National Highway 58, Mana is the last village before the Mana Pass and is 26 kilometres from the border of India and Tibet The village is at a distance of about 3 km from the Hindu Pilgrimage Badrinath and the two places are culturally connected with each other.
As per Census 2011 the village had about 558 households and a population of about 1214. The people belong to Marchhas and Jads or Bhotias. During winter months, the entire populations comes down to lower places, as the area is covered under snow. Many coffee shops here tell people that their shop is the last coffee shop on the Indian border.
The villagers of this village are culturally associated with activities of Badrinath temple and annual fair of Matha murthi. They used to trade with Tibet in earlier days. There is a small cave in Mana, named Vyas Gufa and it is believed that Maharshi Vyas composed Mahabharatha in this cave. One more cave is called Ganesh Gufa and tourists visit both caves regularly.
- Bisht, Harshwanti (1994). Tourism in Garhwal Himalaya : with special reference to mountaineering and trekking in Uttarkashi and Chamoli Districts. New Delhi: Indus Pub. Co. pp. 90–92. ISBN 9788173870064.
- "National Highway No. 58". Maps of India. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
- "Mana, Uttarakhand census 2011 data". Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
- Raju Gusain (9 November 2008). "India's last tea shop gaining popularity amon". Retrieved 7 August 2010.
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