Embellished with many spiritual treasures, it is one of the most pious pilgrimage points in India. Badrinath apart from being a pilgrimage place also facilitates many mountaineering and trekking expeditions. It is the vista apart from the temples that provide unmatchable silence for meditating and finding comfort.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit is from May to June and again from September to October.
Major Tourist Attractions:
- Badrinath Temple
- Bheem Pul
- Tapt Kund
- Vasudhara Falls
- Brahma Kapal
- Yogadhyan Badri
- Neeti Mana Village
- Surya Kund
PLACES AROUND BADRINATH
Badrinath Temple – it is the most divine Dham of India. It is located at the height of 3,133mts above sea level in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. This Dham was established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 9th century.
TaptKund – Tapt Kund is a natural thermal spring where the devotees take a holy dip as it is very necessary to take a bath before visiting a temple
Neelkanth – It is situated above the main Temple, Neelkanth peak is known after Lord Shiva. The cliff of the peak is the primary place where the sun casts its crimson rays.
Mata Murti Temple – Situated 3kms from city, Mata Murti Temple is dedicated to the mother of Lord Narayan. According to mythology Mata Murti prayed Lord Vishnu to take his next avatar by coming out from her womb.
Charanpaduka – Situated 3km above Badrinath Temple lies a beautiful meadow carpeted with wildflowers in the summers. A boulder bearing the footprints of Lord Vishnu is located here known as Charanpaduka.
Narad Kund – Located near Tapt Kund, this kund is believed to be the recovery source of the Badrinath idol. The hot water springs come out from beneath the Garur Shila and fall into a tank.
Mana – Mana is very close to Tibet border, and it is one of the last villages of India. Most of the tourists also come to see the end of the road at Mana.
Facts about Badrinath
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Hindi, Garwali
Season: May – June, and Sep-Oct
Area: 3 sq km
Altitude: 3415 m
STD code: 01381
Restaurants in Badrinath