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Rita Chatterjee

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8 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Visit only for its natural beauty

Badrinath is a popular pilgrimage destination of Uttarakhand. Situated in between two Hills 'Nar & Narayan'

It remains quite chilly throughout the year so woollen clothes are required for a stay in Badrinath throughout the year. Summer in Badrinath comes in March and extends up to June. Days during summer are pleasant. Light woollen clothes are advisable while planning a trip to Badrinath during summer. Though summer is right time to visit Badrinath but I went in October this year. The temperature lies between 5 degree to 8 degree.

We started from Haridwar for Badrinath on 25. 10. 2015. But we stayed at Joshimath for the night. Joshi Math is called as "Chota Badri" Here Lord Bardi Narayan stays for 6 months i,e. From mid November- to Mid-April when Badrinath covered with snow.

Next Morning we stared for Badrinath. If you visit Joshimath in April to May or November to December of course visit Auli by cable Car. It is very nice place with a view of The Great Himalayan range covered with snow. We reached Badrinath after 3 hours. After bathing we offer Puja to shri badrinarayan. After Puja & darshan we visit Mana Village- The Last Village of India. Here we spotted Ganesh Gufa, Vyas Gufa, saraswati falls, Bhim Pool. Basudhara falls.

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Pavan Kumar

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1 reviewPosted 2 years ago

Highly recommended place -Badrinath

Went in bus. The road is like a hell. Through out journey we kept on shouting and praying God. But once after reaching Badrinath we forgot every thing and felt relaxed and felt devotional to God. First time I sawn snow mountains in my life. Stayed almost for 2days. If possible again want to go for Badrinath.

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Badrinath Overview

Badrinath is an ancient holy town located in Chamoli District of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 3133 meters above sea level. Located in the Garhwal ranges along the banks of River Alaknanda near the India – Tibet border, Badrinath is one of the four sites of Char Dham pilgrimage.

Surrounded by Nar and Narayana mountain ranges and the Nilkantha peak, Badrinath has great mythical significance. This holy town is mentioned as ‘Badari’ or ‘Badarikaashram’ in many ancient texts and scriptures. According to the epic Mahabharata, Badrinath is the site where Nara and Narayana, the dual forms of Vishnu, did meditation.

River Alaknanda is believed to be one of the twelve holy channels of the sacred River Ganges. It is also believed that the Pandavas passed through Badrinath on their way to heaven. Legend has it that Sage Vyasa authored Mahabharata at a cave in Mana, which is about 4 km from Badrinath.

Badrinath is famous for its Badrinath temple that houses Lord Badrinarayan, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. As per legend, Adi Shankara, a revered guru who revived Hindu Dharma in India, visited Badrinath during the 9th century.

Adi Sankara discovered a Saligram idol of Lord Badrinarayan which lay immersed in the River Alaknanda. He installed this idol in a cave nearby Tapt Kund (hot springs). It was later shifted to the present temple by the King of Garhwal in the 16th century.

Adi Shankara also grouped Badrinath along with Rameshwaram, Puri and Dwarka as the Char Dham Pilgrimage sites. Later Chota Char Dham Pilgrimage destinations - Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri of the Garhwal Himalayas became the revered Char Dham Pilgrimage sites during the 20th century. Adi Shankara also established Jyotirmath (Joshimath), one of the four monasteries, nearby Badrinath.

Badrinath town is famous for Panch Badri temples, which are Yog Dhyan Badri, Bhavishtya Badri, Adi Badri and Vriddha Badri, along with Badrinath temple. Badrinath tourism also offers activities like trekking and mountaineering in the Garhwal mountain ranges.

Hindi and Garhwali are the languages spoken by the majority of people of Badrinath. Kedar-Badri Utsav, Janmashtami, Mata Mruti Ka Mela, etc. are some of the main festivals celebrated here.

Badrinath can be reached by a two day long journey from Kedarnath. It can also be reached by road from Dehradun (317 km), Haridwar (310 km), Rishikesh (297 km), Kotdwar (327 km) and New Delhi. The vicinity of Badrinath to destinations such as Nandaprayag, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, Tehri and Karnaprayag makes it a popular destination of pilgrims and adventure enthusiasts.