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Amitava Sasmal
12th Aug 17

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Alkapuri glacier at Badrinath is the source of river Alaknanda.

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2Duel forms of Vishnu meditated here
Duel forms of Vishnu meditated here

HolidayIQ reviewer Rita talks about the climate of Badrinath, "Situated in between two hills 'Nar and Narayan', it remains quite chilly throughout the year." There are a couple of legends that are very popular here. It is said that the Pandavas passed through Badrinath on their way to heaven. Also, Sage Vyasa authored Mahabharata at a cave in Mana, which is about 4 km from Badrinath. Rita further adds, "We visited Mana Village, 'The Last Village of India'. Here we spotted Ganesh Gufa, Vyas Gufa, Saraswati falls, Bhim Pool. Basudhara falls."

HolidayIQ Suggestion: Also visit the Panch Badri temples. Lord Vishnu is worshipped at Panch Badri in different forms.


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3Pray on the this high altitude temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu
Pray on the this high altitude temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pritesh Mehta says, “Badrinath Temple - Most sacred dham of India

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pritesh Mehta shares, “This temple is dedicated to Mother of God Narayan.

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Reviews (59)



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I was lucky the sky was clear that day. Was a beautiful morning. Food and Shopping: Not much to shop. Highlight of the trip: My first helicopter ride in the himalayas.

Vineet gupta

Vineet gupta3.6/5

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Religious trip

Badrinath visit is primarily a religious trip but the high mountains and water falls flowing of clean water springs and deep valleys are so natural. We feel proud of beauty of our country. Food is available at affordable rates and average quality. Unfortunately lot of vehicular traffic and smokes, dust has ruined the beauty to great extent.

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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.

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Badrinath Temple, Badrinath
Badrinath Temple, Badrinath

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Badrinath Temple, Badrinath
Badrinath Temple, Badrinath

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Badrinath Temple, Badrinath

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