Badrinath is a Hindu holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Badrinath is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. Badrinath is in the Garhwal hills, on the banks of the Alaknanda River, at an elevation of 3133 m. The holy shrine here is the Badrinath Temple dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu. The temple is stated to be of Vedic origin and over the eons has undergone many renovations.
By planeThe nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, about 337 km from Badrinath.
By railThe nearest railway stations to Badrinath are at Rishikesh and Kotdwar, which are at a distance of 297 km and 327 km respectively.
By busThere are regular buses operating to Badrinath from Delhi, Haridwar and Rishikesh.
By carThere are certain timings to visit Badrinath by car/bike after opening of the temple, as routes are narrow from Pandukeshwar on some places. As of 2018, roads are open by the time 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. There is a checkpost near Pandukeshwar, around 23 km from Joshimath (a good place for a journey break). So check the timings before start your journey.
The temple is open only from May to October and the dates are announced through the media.
Nar Narayan Temple
Vasudhara FallsThe first 3 km can be travelled by a car or a bus. This stop is called "Mana". First point after the village Mana, the last habitat in the Indian side, is Bhim Pool. This is said to have been built by Bhim (of the Pandavas from the Mahabharata epic) for his wife Draupadi who could not cross the ridge. From here, there is a 4 km trek to the falls. No special gear for the trek is needed apart from some sturdy shoes.
address: BadrinathBrahma Kapal Ghat is situated on the banks of the Alakananda River. It is said that Lord Brahma, the Creator resides here. It is 100 m to the north of the Badrinath Temple. Hindu devotees perform shraddha, an homage and rituals for the departed souls, on the banks of the river at this site.
Hot GeyserThere is a hot spring near the temple. Many saints live in the surrounding mountains all year round despite the harsh winter at such high elevations.
Origin of Saraswati riverLocated near Mana village, this is said to be the origin of the Saraswati river coming out and going underground again. This river is not visible anywhere from its source up to Allahabad Sangam in UP, where it is said to merge into Ganga river along with Yamuna river. Very close to the visible part of the river Saraswati, there is very small water stream said to be water from Mansarover Lake in Tibet.
address: BadrinathTapt kund is a natural thermal spring where the devotees take a holy dip before proceeding to the main temple of badrinath. It is also believed to possess medicinal value good for skin
Saket Restaurantphone: +91 381 222228address: Badrinath Temple Access PathReasonable variety of vegetarian Indian and Chinese.
If you are low on cash you can always stay in an ashram; food is also provided by ashrams.
If you are adventurous you can bring along your tents and camp here.
There are some locals who can also provide you ready-made tents to stay.
Hotel Narayan Palace, near the bus stand, and Sarovar Portico are luxury hotels with a reasonable tariff.
phone: +91 98730 82465address: Main Road Badrinath DhamMany rooms offer views of the 6,500 m high Neelkanth ('Blue Neck') mountain. The heating and electricity within the hotel is reliable.
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