Kalpavriksha is a holy old tree located in Joshimath of Chamoli district. This tree is considered to be around 1200 years old. Kalpavriksha is known in the mythology as Kalpatru. It is believed that Adi Guru Shankaracharya sat down under this tree and worshipped Lord Shiva. Jyoteshwar Mahadev Temple is built under this tree, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kalpavriksha is known as the mythological tree. According to legend, when the sea churning (Samudra Manthan) was done by the gods and demons, this tree emerged during churning. It is believed that the great sage Durvasa also had penance under this tree. The circumference of this tree is around 21.5 meters. This tree remains evergreen for the whole year. During the Joshimath journey, pilgrim also darshan the holy Kalpavriksha tree..
The nearest airport of Joshimath is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 269 km from Joshimath.
The nearest railway station of Joshimath is Rishikesh, which is about 251 km from Joshimath.
Kalpavriksha is located at NH 58 in Joshimath.
The journey of Kalpavriksha can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to May. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.