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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Jagdish Raval

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  • Jagdish Raval
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  • 265 Reviews
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"One of Char-dham of India" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
May is the best period to visit Badrinath. Way from Joshimath is somewhere narrow, single and dangerous. There are still signs of disaster of 2013 here and there, Badrinath is one of 4 Dham of India and Badrinath is narration of Lord Vishnu. It is advisable to travel in a small vehicle not in bus. A nice and thrilling tour,
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Sunil Rastogi

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  • Sunil Rastogi
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 1 Review
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"Road to Heaven"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The experience was awesome, a temple among the mountains, with chanting and prayers all around. It gave a mesmerizing effect, truly the experience was as if we were in the abode of Gods. Must go once to feel the presence of good on the earth. In Badrinath trample we feel spiritual environment as well as on the way to Shree Hemkund Saheb like just the way to heaven.
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Anurag Singh

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  • Anurag Singh
  • Lives in Allahabad
  • 1 Review
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"Stupendous natural place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
With my 6 colleagues I visited this place. We had started our journey from rishikesh (which is known hub for devote) from rented bike. From rishikesh it took approx 250 km to reach the great badrinath. This place looks like the most natural place I have ever seen surrounded by icy mountains. It is not only natural. Religious but also adventurous for us.
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Shubham

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

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 2, 2016
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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  • 24 Reviews
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"Badrinath, a must go place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
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!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 23, 2016
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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Sai Prankster

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  • Sai Prankster
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
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"Calm Serene"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 20, 2016
It is a very good place to spend your time. Devotional place with quiet calm serene. If you are a nature lover, I bet you need to visit here. Climate over here is the best part. Salt Lake is very near to here. I love this place very much.
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Parry Saini

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

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2015
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
  • 1 Review
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"Badrinath Temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 23, 2015
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 Dec 23, 2015
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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