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District : Chamoli District
Location : 317 kms from Dehradun
Altitude : 3,133 mts Above Sea Level
Sanctity : Holiest Destination in India

Town of Badrinath
Hoky Town of Badrinath

Also Known As : Abode of Vishnu.
Best Time to Visit : May to November. Remain Closed from November to April, Due to Weather Conditions.
Major Attractions : Char Dham Yatra, Tapt Kund (Hot Geyser).
Must Visit : The Famous Sikh Pilgrimage at Henkund Sahib, Just 43 kms From Badrinath.
Famous Temples : Badrinath Temple (Most Sacred), Yogadhyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Bridha Badri and Adi Badri – They Together Comprise Panch Badri.
Religious Festivals : Badri Kedar Festival in June, Mata Murti Mela in September.
Trekking Routes : Badrinath – Valley of Flowers – Hemkund Sahib (7 Days).
Gangotri – Badrinath (15 Days).
Must Enjoy : 4 kms Trek from Mana to the Vasundhra Waterfalls (122 mts) High. An Interesting Trek, and Does not Require Special Gears.
Other Attractions : Brahma Kapal (Holy Platform), Neelkanth (Pyramidical-Shaped Snowy Peak).
Must See : One Metre High Image of Badrinath, Finely Sculpted in Black Stone, in Badrinath Temple.
Getting Around : Vasundhra Waterfalls – 8 kms, Hemkund Sahib – 43 kms, Satopanth – 25 kms.
Important Distances : Dehradun – 317 kms, Rishikesh - 297 km, Kotadar – 327 kms.
Getting There : Air – Nearest Airport is at Pantnagar in the District of Nainital, 127 km Away.
Rail – The Nearest Railheads from Badrinath are at Rishikesh(297 km) and Kotdwar(327 Km).
Road – AlmoraRegular buses are available for Badrinath from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and other important Kumaon regions.

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Badrinath in Uttaranchal – The Most Pious Destination in India

One of the most famous pilgrimage hill station of Uttaranchal is Bardrinathh, which is an important halt for all those who take up Char Dham Yatra. Cradling in the arms of twin peaks of Nar-Narayan and Neelkanth, Badrinath is an ideal place for holiday. Covered with a web of myths and legends, the holy town of Badrinath has many attractions. Take up Badrinath tours of Uttaranchal to see the temple attractions that belong to Hinduism and various other tourists spots. Get drenched in the holiness that reverberates in the air of Badrinath. The best time to visit Badrinath is from May to November, when all the temple are open for visits.

Char Dham Yatra – The Most Religious Journey in India

Badrinath is Uttaranchal is one of the most venerable shrine in India. Considered to be the holiest place in the world, by Hindus. On the Char Dham yatra to Badrinath, one needs to visit the most famous temple, Badrinath temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This is a very large complex that is divided into three sections. To complete ones Char Dham in Badrinath, one has to also kowtow in the Panch Badri. These are a congregation of five temples that are located in close vicinity to the Badrinath temple.Yog Dhyan Badri is located 24 kms away, Bhavishtya Badri at Subain near Tapovan, Adi Badri is the remains of 16 temples, it can be reached from Karnprayag. Vriddha Badri, situated 7 kms from Joshimath.

Badri Nath Temple
The Famous Badrinath Temple at Badrinath

Festive Attractions of Badrinath

Uttaranchal tourism promotes various fairs in Badrinath, that add the festive colour to the spiritual ambiance. Visit Badrinath during the month of September, when the annual Mata Murti ka Mela takes place in the honour of the mother of Lord Badrinath called Mata Murti Ka Mela. Another festival that represents the holy culture of Badrinath is Badri Kadar festival. It is an Eight day long festival is held in the month of June, and during this popular festival devouts pay their homage as per the tradition.

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Adventure Thrill in Badrinath

Adventure lovers too find solace in Badrinath. With various trekking routes, Badrinath is truly a trekker's paradise. The most important trek is Badrinath – Valley of Flowers – Hemkund Sahib. This is a seven day trek and one can enjoy the myriad landscape of Uttaranchal. Another important route is from Gangotari to Badrinath. This is one of the most scenic treks that will take you through glaciers and meadows.

Trek to Badrinath
Pilgrims Taking Up Long Trek to Badrinath

Other Attractions of the Holy Land

Apart from the temples, fairs and festival, there are many other attractions in Badrinath that keep the tourists glued to this holy town. Travel to Badrinath and enjoy bathing in the hot water spring at Tapt Kund, that has healing properties. Among the natural splendor there is Charanpaduk. This beautiful meadow is believed to be having the foot prints of Lord Vishnu. The most abhorrent experience will be at Brahma Kapal, where the last rituals of the dead are performed.

How to Reach the Holy Junction

Badrinath is an important pilgrim destination in India, thus making it easily accessible from almost all the parts of the country. The nearest airport from here is Jolly Grant, in Dehradun (317 kms) away. Regular flights ply between Dehradun and other important centres of the country. All those who want to enjoy the train ride to Badrinath – the nearest railhead is at Rishikesh(297 km) and Kotdwar(327 Km). The most scenic way to reach this town is via road, that offer some of the most panoramic views. Once you reach Dehradun, Rishikesh or Haridwar, regular buses are available for Badrinath.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Badrinath

Scenic Badrinath

Nestled in the Arms of Himalayas
Lying in between the Nar-Narayan and Neelkanth peaks of Himalayas, Badrinath is an ideal hill resort in Uttaranchal. Take up tours of Badrinath and enjoy a holy stay amidst the tolling bells, flowing meanders and deep craved valleys. At an height of 3,133 mts above sea level, Badrinath is not less than heaven.

The Holiest Journey of All
Badrinath is an important junction in the Char Dham Yatra that covers four of the most holiest towns of the state. Do not miss taking pilgrimage tours of Uttaranchal that promote this Yatra that is an essential activity to be undertaken by all the religious Hindu devouts.

Badrinath Temple – That Bow to The Gods
The main attraction of Badrinath resides in the various temples that adorn this temple town. While in Badrinath, you cannot miss visiting the famous Badrinath temple that is the most holy of them all. It is temple complex that is divided in three sections and has 15 idols sculptured in black stone.

Festive Sojourn in Badrinath
This town is also the host of two of the most colorful festival and fair of Uttaranchal. One must visit Badrinath during the Badri Kadar festival in June, when the pilgrims flock here to pay their homage as per the tradition decided by Lord Brahma.

Get Cured in the Holy Springs
Adding to the holiness are the various hot springs in Badrinath that are known for their healing properties. You should visit the Tapt Kund, and take dips in the thermal water. Other famous thermal springs such as the Narad Kund and Surya Kund also invite a lot many secular travellers.

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