Badrinath is one of the holy shrines of Chardham. Here we can see 108 incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is located in Garhwals's silent valley on the shore of Alaknanda river. Badrinath is at 3415 metre altitude in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. You will enjoy several festivals like kedarbadriutsav, Mata Mruthi ka Mela, Janam ashtami.
Adi Shankaracharya made Badrinath temple years back. At first he discovered the famous idol, Badrinarayan idol( the idol of Narayan ) in Alaknanda river. Then he kept the shrine in water of Tapt Kund. But, with time a new temple was in necessity to be built. Lord Shiva used to meditate here and Lakshmi Maa used to cover him in the form of a tree. From this, the place is named as Badrinath. King of Garhwal had built the present temple.
one should definitely visit Narayan temple,vasudhara falls, Panch prayag temple,Geyser (hot water springs ), Mana village, Bheem pul, Alkapuri glacier (source of Alaknanda river), Satopanth trek, Pandukeshwar,Govindghat, Ghangaria, Valley of Flower, Hemkund sahib, jyotimath, Auli, Adi badri, Malari, Niti valley etc. Snow covered mountains,plants, flowers, soothing environment attract a lot of pilgrims every year. One should have few days in hand to visit Badrinath if you want to see everything here with devotion.Badrinath temple is the main temple that attracts pilgrims.
It falls from a height of 400 ft. People believe that those who are pure by heart Vasudhara fall drops on them only. Distance of it is 9 km from GMVN tourist rest house in Badrinath. There is no entry fee here.
It is the source of Alaknanda river ( famous river in Uttarakhand). This glacier is located at 4600 m above sea level in Uttarakhand. It is 15 km away from GMVN tourist rest house in Badrinath.
Taptkund is the natural hot water spring, whose temperature is 45 degree, situated between Alaknanda river and Badrinath shrine. It is just 0.5 km from GMVN tourist rest house in Badrinath.
It is also known as “Tourism Village “and it is one best sites in Badrinath. Mana is the last village exists between India and China border. It is just 3-4 km away from Badrinath. Beauty of this village allure travellers to visit.
Distance between Pandukeshwar and GMVN tourist rest house is near about 22 km. Pandukeshwar has two famous temples, one is yogdhyan badri temple and another is temple of Lord vasudeva.From mythology it is known that pandu, father of pandavas used to worship Shiva here.
It is situated near govindghat and 23 km from GMVN tourist rest house. This temple is one of the two famous temples of Pandukeshwar.
Distance between Badrinath and different cities in Uttarakhand and NCR region (By road trip)
Here the distance for road trip is mentionedin kilometers. Check out properly before choosing your transportation mode.
According to Hindu mythology and Indian beliefs one should travel in clockwise manner that is from West to east. As per this belief you need to start journey from Haridwar first and visit at Badrinath at last. You can come to Badrinath from anywhere in India and also from outside India. Each year lacks of visitors come to Badrinath from different places of the world. It doesn’t matter where you are from you can come to Badrinath fromNorth, South, East, and West as well.
At first youjust have to come to Haridwar. You can come to Haridwar from your location using the information from Google or from any other tourist guide. Youcan take the below mentioned services to reach Haridwar first and Badrinath from there.
You can use railway network to get reached toHaridwar. There are several train routes available which connect Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun. After reaching Haridwar you can easily get any local transport like bus, taxi, cab to reach your destination. Journey through train can be time taking but it is no doubt pocket friendly.
you can take air services towards your journey to Badrinath. There is a famous airport in Dehradun, named jolly grant airport. Reaching the mentioned airport you can take helicopters to visit Badrinath for your own ease of travelling. Air services take less time to make you reach to Badrinath but it is costly in comparison to the train services.
You can also take self drive cars for rent. If you want privacy with your family om journey and enjoy pleasant cool weather and scenery you must choose self drive cars.Before going for the self drive cars for rent check out the best deals.
During the time of winter it is all covered with snow. From November to April Badrinath is kept closed to avoid mishaps. If you are planning for Badrinath trip then you must plan from July to September. In this time period there is low rush as compared to May and June.
Opening and closing time of shrineBadrinath remains open from May to October only.
You can visit temples within a particular timing only.
At morning: 4:30 AM- 1:00 PM & At evening: 4:00 PM- 9:00 PM.
Things you should know before heading towards Badrinath
If you are looking for any pilgrimage site to visit you must go on Chardham yatra , mainly Badrinath shrine.A tour towards Badrinath changes your mind, the way you think. It is a place of devotion. Devotional ambience of Badrinath heals you from core.