Just about 2 km from Chandrapuri is Sialsore, a magical place surrounded by snooty mountains and lush green pastures, and the River Mandakini quietly running on one side. Thin, crisp pollution-free air, chirping of birds, gurgling sound of Mandakini, tranquil ambience, the greenery and the clear blue sky is Sialsore all about. Chandrapuri and Sialsore are like twin sisters – ideal places for tiny outdoor trips. Unlike Chandrapuri the river is a little wide here and is contoured by barbed wire. It is not possible to climb down to the river bank.
HOW TO REACH
Shared jeep, private cars and buses run from Rudraprayag or Chandrapuri to Sialsore. Buses traveling between Haridwar, Rishikesh and Gaurikund also pass through this place.
Those who want to visit Sialsore while returning from Kedarnath, will have to come down to Guptakashi from Gaurikund and from there travel 17 km more to Silasore.
The Tourist Rest House of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam is the place to stay in.
Tel: (01364) 258228
Rent: Four-bedroom hut costs Rs. 800/- and double-bedroom hut is Rs. 400/-.
TRAVEL TIPS There is no private accommodation in Sialsore. Advance booking of the rest house will be a judicious decision.
On the way back from Kedarnath, Sialsore is a good place to relax for a day or two in the quietness of nature.