Mana, India

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Gateway to Mana village
Gateway to Mana village
Mana is located in Uttarakhand
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Mana is located in India
Mana (India)
Coordinates: 30°46′19″N 79°29′43″E / 30.77194°N 79.49528°E / 30.77194; 79.49528Coordinates: 30°46′19″N 79°29′43″E / 30.77194°N 79.49528°E / 30.77194; 79.49528
3,200 m (10,500 ft)
 • Total1,214
 • OfficialHindi, Garhwali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUK 11

Mana is a village in the district of Chamoli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, located at an altitude of 3,200 meters.[1] It is located on the northern terminus of National Highway 58,[2] 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.[1]


As per Census 2011 the village had about 558 households and a population of about 1214.[3] The people belong to Marchhas and Jads or Bhotias.[1] During winter months, the entire populations comes down to lower places, as the area is covered under snow.[1] Many coffee shops here tell people that their shop is the last coffee shop on the Indian border.[4]

Cultural identity[edit]

The villagers of this village are culturally associated with activities of Badrinath temple and annual fair of Matha murthi.[1] They used to trade with Tibet in earlier days.[1] There is a small cave in Mana, named Vyas Gufa and it is believed that Maharshi Vyas composed Mahabharatha in this cave.[1] One more cave is called Ganesh Gufa and tourists visit both caves regularly.

Other destinations[edit]

Nearby places of Mana include Vasudhara Falls, Satopanth Lake, Bhim Pul, Saraswati Temple etc.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g 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.
  2. ^ "National Highway No. 58". Maps of India. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Mana, Uttarakhand census 2011 data". Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  4. ^ Raju Gusain (9 November 2008). "India's last tea shop gaining popularity amon". Retrieved 7 August 2010.