Badrinath Tourism
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Badrinath Tourism

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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Shubham

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  • Lives in Gurgaon
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"Nice place to go,Badrinath" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Very nice. Easy. Minimum trek. Nicely maintained hot water springs at temple entrance. Very chilly climate so carry lots of woollens. After reaching in evening, have a walk to temple. Visited temple in early morning. Then proceeded to nearby waterfall and Mana village. That's last Indian village till china border and easily accessible through Jeeps and own vehicle. Do drive carefully as there are frequent small glaciers shifting towards roadway. Snow capped mountains view is awesome during sunrise. Don't miss. Hotels are plenty and numerous restaurants so, staying and food is not any issue.
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Kamal Rao

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  • Kamal Rao
  • Lives in Ludhiana
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"Badrinath, a must go place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Awesome place in Uttarakhand. Must visit Hindu pilgrim. Ample of hotels with very affordable price. Best time to visit in month of may and June. After June rain and landslide may spot your journey. Very peaceful place. Market of Badrinath dham is good. Explore it and you will find very interesting things.
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Ajay Kaushik

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  • Ajay Kaushik
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"One trip to remember!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was the beginning of June when we travelled to shrine Badrinath via our car. The weather throughout the journey was very pleasant especially on our departure, when snowfall started. Temperature was just under zero, however it seemed pretty low than that.
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Parry Saini

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  • Parry Saini
  • Lives in Kurukshetra
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"One of the Dham in India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is great to be go there and visit. It is covered with white peaks of snow and also a popular peak Neelkanth. It looks beautiful during sunrise and as well as the Badrinath temple is also very beautiful and loving as well as the hot water kund. There is also a river which is flowing very speedy. You will feel great if you go there in the lap of god.
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Samit Joardar

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  • Samit Joardar
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Badrinath Temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Badrinath is a small town which is situated at Chamoli district in the new state of Uttarakhand. The beauty of the temple is very like able and also nice. Two of the famous festivals related to this temple are Mata-Murti-Ka-Mela and Badri-Kedar festival. In this time many people come here to see that festival and enjoy that moment. People go with their family so it also famous for holiday centre in that time. Don't miss this if you not see yet, really it see able temple.
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Niloy Mandal

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  • Niloy Mandal
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Badrinath Temple, with nice place around it to see"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Badrinath temple is situated close to Alakanda river located in Chamoli district a small town of Badrinath in the state of Uttrakhand. Man can visit this place between April to November. Here organized a mela name Mata-Murti-Ka-Mela in September. Many people come here for visit this place. The beauty of the temple is very nice. It is a famous holiday centre. If you not go yet please go there and see that temple. Really unbelievable, don't miss it.
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Ravi Agarwal

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  • Ravi Agarwal
  • Lives in Narsinghgarh
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"Badrinath-one of the most beautiful dham among the char dham"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Badrinath. Place related to God badri or we can say Lord vishu. Badrinath is situated near by alaknanda river and between 2 mountain name nal r Neel. Transport facilities are also well. Badrinath is well connected by Road to haridwar. For haridwar direct bus or private vehicles are available to badrinath. In life plz visit badrinath at least one time. Its is very very beautiful place. I never seen more beautiful than badrinath.
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Ayush Subedi

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  • Ayush Subedi
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"Memorable trip to Badrinath"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Awesome place. Beside holiness natural beauty is mesmerising. There was just another incident like Kedarnath one when we visited. No roads, no transportation but we reached the shrine by covering 43kms. So be prepared for unexpected things. Besides this you will enjoy your hole trip. Do visit Mana.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
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"Badrinath, with great places"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The Bardrinath temple is also called Badrinarayan temple This temple is dedicate to God Vishnu. It is came on Chamoli Dist. There are very snow and very cold atmosphier. There is a small town but there are all types of food and other hotel facility. There were any time snow fall start. So we took raincoat and other things. The temple is in three structure the Garbhgruh, Darshan Mandap and Sabha Mandap. There were all side look snow snow and snow. The Badrinath temple is on of the five related shrines called Panchbadri. It is dedicate to Vishnu. There are most famous mela is Mata mukti ka Mela.
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Pavan Kumar

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  • Pavan Kumar
  • Lives in Tumkur
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"Highly recommended place -Badrinath"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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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