Badrinath

Overview

Badrinath is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in India. In the 8th century, Adi Sankara re-established a pilgrimage site and renamed it, Badrinath Temple. The word Badri means 'growth' and the word Nath means 'Lord' which means this god is called the god of growth. This temple is a holy place for Vaisnavas. The day before, one had to walk hundreds of miles to reach this temple. Now, of course, there is so much to walk. Since the place is in a hilly area, the temple was almost destroyed due to earthquakes and snowfall.

Why it is famous for?

The temple was not very popular towards the end of the First World War. The place has gained a lot of popularity recently. Devotees from different parts of the country come to this temple to pay homage to Lord Badrinath. The temple is about 50 feet long and has a roof of gold gilt at the top. The main attraction of this temple is its statue which is made of black coloured stone. This idol was installed in the temple by the king of Garhwal in the sixteenth century. In front of the temple, there is a wide staircase that extends up to the entrance. There is a beautiful temple inside the temple.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 04:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Monday : 04:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 04:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 04:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Thursday : 04:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Friday : 04:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Saturday : 04:00 am to 09:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Air: : Dehradun is the nearest Airport. The Distance between Badrinath to Dehradun is about 314 Kms. It is well connected with rest of India.
  • By Train: : The direct train is not available to Badrinath. Rishikesh is the nearest Railway station. The distance between Rishikesh to Badrinath is about 295 km. Rishikesh is well connected with rest of India via rail network.
  • By Road: : You can also go to Badrinath by bus, there are many options available from Delhi to Badrinath. you can easily find buses and taxis to Badrinath. A/C and Non-A/C buses are also available.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Ticket: : You do not have to buy any tickets to get here. Here you can visit Badrinath Temple for free with your family. But here when you eat at a store or stay at a hotel you have to pay a fair price for it.

Tourist Attraction:

Badrinath Temple

The main attraction of this place is the Badrinath Temple. This temple is one of the 4 major pilgrimage sites in India. This temple is located on the banks of the river Alokananda and is located at an altitude of about 3300 m above sea level. The city is also named Badrinath after this famous temple. This temple was built for Lord Vishnu and is a very sacred place for Vaisnavas. This temple has not been damaged by earthquakes and snowfalls for many centuries.

Tapta Kund:

Another beautiful feature of Badrinath is the 'Tapta Kund' here. This is a hot spring water pond. This tank is located between Badrinath temple and Alokananda. The water in this tank is very different from the water in other springs. The water in this fountain is very hot. The average temperature of this fountain is 45 degrees Celsius. Since it is usually cold here, pilgrims can enjoy an unprecedented pleasure by bathing in this hot water.

Bashundhara Falls

This Bashundhara waterfall is the most interesting place in Badrinath i.e. Uttara Khand. People think this waterfall is as sweet as nectar. This waterfall is about 122 meters above sea level and it is descending from 400 feet above. The idea of ​​the locals is that only those people can enjoy the beauty of Bashundhara who has no faults in their minds and who are clear-minded people. This waterfall has a remote destination. This waterfall is full of wonderful beauty. Since this waterfall is cool, it has created a pleasantly cool environment around it. This place is also great for camping.

Valley of Followers

This place is a beautiful flower valley. This place is located in the western Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. This place is located on the banks of the river Puspavati and is surrounded by dense jungle. The place has a wide variety of flowers such as alpine flowers, as well as a wide variety of fauna. The place has a wonderful aesthetic environment.

Address

Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India

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FAQs

The best time to come here is from March to October. The average temperature at this time is 9-18 degrees Celsius.
The word Badri means 'growth' and the word Nath means 'Lord' which means this god is called the god of growth. This temple is a holy place for Vaishnavas. Devotees from different parts of the country come to this temple to pay homage to Lord Badrinath.
No, Badrinath and Kedarnath are not the same, Kedarnath is famous for the worship of Lord Shiva and Badrinath is for Lord Vishnu (Badri).
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