Badrinath Tourism

Badrinath Tourism

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Badrinath Info

  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 3415 m
  • Pincode: 246422
  • District: Chamoli
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 01381
  • Weather: Summer 7 to 18°C, Winter -1 to -18°C
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.

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Badrinath Traveller Reviews

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Subodh Bisht

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  • Subodh Bisht
  • Lives in Gurgaon
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  • 17 Reviews
  •  398 helpful votes
  •  24382 readers

"Religion on it's peak and experienced Last village of India"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jun 12, 2015
Badrinath....!!! One among 4 dham of Hindus. I had been there 4 or 5 times. I eventually visit temples and most of the times I stand outside of the temples and remember god. The things i loved at this destination was Little trekkin of Mana village where you find some of the most important things of Hindus. Mana is 3 kms from Badrinath and easily accessible by Road. The Ved vyas cave, Ganesh cave, Bhim bridge are famous tourist attractions. Mahabharata was composed here. The origin of saraswati river.

The most beautiful attraction is vasudhara fall but I had never been there or you can say I could never find a time during my tours. I will suggest travellers that make a plan to visit vasudhara fall whenever you planning to visit Badrinath. It's a 5 Kms trek from Mana Village. Mana is last village of India after that china border comes. You will find last tea shop there. Beautiful place to take snaps as well. Mana About badrinath everyone knows. The temple dedicated to lord Vishnu having a beautiful View of Neelkanth Mountain on it's backside. In badrinath you will easily find restaurants, shops, Hotels etc. Beautiful mountains view you will see during going towards to Badrinath.
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Aravind Bhat

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  • Aravind Bhat
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  •  1 helpful vote
  •  413 readers

"Must visit once in life"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jun 8, 2015
I have visited Badrinath during August 2013. The weather is very good during Aug & Sept. The temple opens only from April to October (15 days + or -). I have travelled by taxi from Haridwar to Badrinath. It takes one day (12hr) journey if Road condition is clear. On the way you can visit many places such as Rudra Prayag, Garuda Ganga, Hanuman chetty etc. There are lot of Hotels, Dharamshalas available at Badrinath. Mana village is also a good place for visit. All kinds of food available there.

If you stay at any Dharamshala, they will provide good food with reasonable price. Before your visit please check up your vehicle condition, tyre etc. Very careful about driving. Night driving is not allowed.
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Shweta Shende

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  • Shweta Shende
  • Lives in Pune
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  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1130 readers

"Very good view of the nature and adventurous"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 27, 2014
It was very good trip very good site to see. Very good view of the nature and why peoples are not visiting these sites. It was very adventurous trip. I enjoyed the trip very much. The journey in the Dev Bhoomi, mountains on both sides, River Bhagirathi a constant companion by your side, White Rivelets here and there. Garnishing the experience the special thing is that if you are going alone than there is nooooo funnnnn. The June is right time for this holiday if you go by car, you will get the free apples.
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Sandeep Kulkarni

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"Great place; great visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 17, 2014
It was a very good trip very good site to see. It has a very good view of the nature and why peoples are not visiting these sites. It was very adventurous trip. I enjoyed the trip very much. It was very good trip very good site to see.
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Bhavyaa Bansal

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"A divine destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Aug 1, 2014
The journey in the Dev Bhoomi with mountains on both sides and River Bhagirathi a constant companion by your side with white rivulets here and there. The temple made me feel the divine bliss and the bhakts singing in unison the name of lord was a very memorable moment. The last village of Indo-China Border in the region Mana is worth a visit. The village is believed to be travelled by Pandavas on their way to heaven. The sweet and pious waters of Saraswati are luring. I would recommend everyone to visit almighty Lord Vishnu at Badrinath.
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Jay Bilthariya

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  • Jay Bilthariya
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"A place to have fun with friends"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jul 20, 2014
The important thing is that if you are going alone then there is no fun. June is right time for this holiday. During journey you will see many temples. They are all very beautiful. My suggestion is go by car.
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Ruchika Sinhal

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  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 4 Reviews
  •  68 helpful votes
  •  11606 readers

"Wonderful Place That Caters To All"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 14, 2014
The place can be described as heaven. This place is really very beautiful and is worth visiting. People can visit with family or can go their with friends. This place can also be a good and romantic destination for honeymoon. The people who want to go shopping have a lot of options there. An all round destination for nature, peace and devotional lovers.
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Jeetendra singh Tanwar

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  • Jeetendra singh Tanwar
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  • Lives in Indore
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"badrinath trip"

  • Posted Jun 14, 2013
badrinath jaise jagah kahi nahi hai utrakhand ke charo dhamo me ye jagah kafi acchi hai jaha man ke saath dimaag ko shanti milti hai

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: market kafi accha hai hotel se waking distence par mandir hai waha ke restorent acche food banate hai

Activities & things to do: ghumne ke liye manda jaroor jaye

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: hotel sarovar portico jroor jaye
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Palak  Gupta

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  • Palak Gupta
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
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  •  3 helpful votes
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"divine place"

  • Posted Mar 24, 2013
the place has a beautiful landscape badrivishal temple, hanuman chatti bhimpul vasudhara 5 vedas. bhojpatra van.the place has the last border line wid tibet n much more

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: there are lot of stuff to see the place is really 'heaven on earth;
beautiful landscape lavishing green mountains beautful holy green saraswati contrasting wid lovely tranquil sky its a must see spiritual place that would give you such a spiritual feeling, completely gives u the sense of yourself you can very easily associate urself wid the supernatural powers truly its a divine place its ahome of badrivishal..

Activities & things to do: trekking
holy bath

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: by car or by bus
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Rajnish Mishra

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  • Rajnish Mishra
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  • Lives in Delhi
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"Visit to badrinath"

  • Posted Dec 2, 2012
The badrinath is very religious place and is near 300 Km from haridwar. There is lot many travel agents at haridwar who is booking the tour to badrinath. The site is very beautiful and must to go all the people.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sardeswari restaurant is very good for food. I have tried three four restaurants but sardeswari located near the temple is best.

Activities & things to do: Trekking to satopanth and basu dhara is good trekking point.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Please keep sufficient number of first aid medicine in journey because during travelling vomiting is common. For older people it is advisable to keep KARPOOR to get rid of breathing problem. May and June is best season for travel but do not forget to keep warm cloth, cap and umbrella.
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