||3 sq km.
||From opening to closing,
generally from April to November.
||Heavy woolen garments required
is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 314 km.
is Rishikesh, 297 km which is connected
to major cities like Howrah, Mumbai, Delhi
and Lucknow by rail. There are two routes
to reach Badrinath from Delhi :
Route 1: Delhi-Rishikesh:
287 km by rail, Rishikesh-Badrinath 297
km by road.
Route 2: Delhi-Kotdwar:
300 km by rail, Kotdwar-Badrinath 327 km
Metalled from Rishikesh to Badrinath.
Taxi: Private taxies and
other vehicles are also available between
Rishikesh and Badrinath on hire.
Bus: U.A. State Transport
corporation operates regular bus services
from Delhi-Rishikesh daily.
Transport Companies operating regular
bus services from Rishikesh to Badrinath
during the Yatra season: Yatra
Office, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.
Organised package tours for Chardham, 2X2
DLX/Coach, 15 seater, Qualis, Sumo, Contessa,
Ambassador (Fleet of Transport GMVN Ltd.)
and other agencies: G.M.O.U. Ltd., T.G.M.O.U.
Ltd., Yatayat Aur Paryatan Vikas Sahakari
Sangh Ltd., Roopkund Travels Ltd., Seemant
Sahakari Sangh Ltd.
Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other
important temples include Shesh Netra temple,
Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.
Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the
last Indian village before Tibet. It is 3 km
from Badrinath by road.
As the name suggests, Vasudhara is a magnificent
water fall. This place is 5 km from Badrinath,
out of which 2 km is motor able upto Mana.
|(a) Prahalad Dhara, (b) Kurma Dhara, (c) Urvashi
Dhara, (d) Bhrigu Dhara, (e) Indra Dhara.
|(a) Narad Shila, (b) Varaha Shila,
(c) Garurh Shila, (d) Markandeya Shila, (e) Narsingh
Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda,
where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath Temple.
A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming
a pool, from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda.
Hindus perform propitiating rites for their
|1.5 km away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent,
better known as the Sheshnag's eye.
3 km away is a beautiful meadow, where the footprint
of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.
|A pyramidal shaped snowy peak (6,600 m) towering
above Badrinath presents a dramatic sight. It
is popularly known as the 'Garhwal Queen'.
|Tourist Office, Bus Station,
|Yatra Office : Yatra Office, GMVN Ltd., AGM (Tourism), Modern
(Advance Reservation Centre) Shail Vihar,
Haridwar Bye Pass Road, Rishikesh - 249201.
Tel.: 0135-2431793, 2432648, 2430799, 2430357(R).
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
on either side by the two mountains Nar and
Narayan, the Neelkanth Peak provides a splendid
backdrop to Badrinath, one of the ‘Four Dhams’.
One of the most celebrated pilgrim spots in
the country, it plays host to the famous Badrinath
Temple. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu came
to the area, called ‘Badri Van’, or the berry
garden, to meditate after Narad rebuked the
Lord for being immersed in worldly pleasures.
The main deity is a meditating Lord Vishnu.
Facing the temple at the bank of Alaknanda River
is a hot water spring known as "Tapt Kund",
a bath in which is very refreshing to all travellers.
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple of Shri
Badrinathji, is 5 m high, built in the form
of a cone with a small cupola of a gilt bull
and spire. The temple opens every year in the
month of April-May and closes for winters in
the third week of November. Even though legend
dates the temple back to the Vedic age, Guru
Adi Shankaracharya has established the present
temple. The temple has three parts - Garbha
Grih (The Sanctum Sanctorum), Darshan Mandap
(for pujas) and Sabha Mandap (for devotees to
|Yog Dhyan Badri
temple of Yog Dhyan Badri, one of the five Badris
is located at Pandukeshwar (1920 m), just 24
km short of Badrinath on Rishikesh-Badrinath
highway. The image, depiciting a meditative
posture of the Lord, is worshipped here. The
Pandavas are said to have handed over Hastinapur
to King Parikshit and retired here.
temple of Bhavishya Badri is at an elevation
3641 m, and is surrounded by dense forests.
It is located at Subain near Tapovan, about
17 km east of Joshimath on Joshimath-Lata Malari
route. Pilgrims have to trek beyond Tapovan,
up the Dhauliganga river.
It is believed that a day will come when the
present route to Badrinath will become inaccessible
and Lord Badrinath will then be worshipped here.
Hence the name 'Bhavishya Badri', which literally
means the "Future Badri".
from Karnprayag by a motor able road on the
way to Ranikhet, are remains of 16 small temples.
Seven among them are ancient ones, belonging
to the late Gupta period. The credit for building
these temples is generally given to Shankaracharya.
The main temple of Narayan is distinguished
by a raised platform in the pyramidal form,
where the idol is enshrined. Sculpted out of
black stone, the idol of Lord Vishnu is a metre
Situated at an altitude
of 1380 m and at a distance of 7 km from Joshimath
is Animath, the place where several centuries
before the advent of Adi Guru Shankaracharya,
the idol of Badrinath was enshrined and worshipped.
The idol is known as Vriddha (old) or the first
Badri and the temple remains open throughout
|Liquor and non-vegetarian food are prohibited.