Situated between the Narayan and Nar mountain ranges, Badrinath is a beautiful religious location in Chamoli District, Uttarakhand. The huge Neelkanth mountain range at the backdrop preserves the sanctity of this place perfectly. Badrinath is ideal for pilgrimage and vacations. It is one of the Char Dhams in India situated at a height of 3300 meters above sea level.
How to reach Badrinath
Jolly Grant Airport (317 km) is the nearest to access flight services. Rishikesh (297 km) and Kotdwar (327 km) are the nearest railway stations. You will have to rent a car or take a bus to reach here from Rishikesh or Haridwar.
Best places to visit in Badrinath
- Badrinath Temple - Located in the hill tracks of Garhwal, this is the supreme religious location falling in the Char Dham and Chota Char Dham tour.
- Vasundhara Falls - This is a beautiful village located in Mana Village. It is 9 km away from Badrinath.
- Neelkanth - It is the highest peak in the Garhwal region with a height of 6507 m. Alakananda River flows in its foothills.
- Tapt Kund - The temperature of the water is 45 degrees Celsius. It is believed that Lord Agni resides here curing the skin diseases of pilgrims dipping in its water.
- Bheem Pul - This natural bridge made of huge rocks on the Saraswati River is believed to be discovered by Bheem.
Do’s and Don’ts of traveling to Badrinath
Do not litter anywhere in the tourist and pilgrimage locations. Carry sufficient cash and pack woolen clothes. Consider eating what is provided in the high altitude. Do not wash hands or bathe in the rivers, lakes, etc unless it is allowed. Refrain from drinking alcohol and non-veg food.
Major activities to do in Badrinath
Trek the surrounding areas of Badrinath in groups. Never miss a chance to visit Vasundhara Falls and the Valley of Flowers. Mana, the last village, is a must go. Hemkund Sahib is ideal for breathtaking views.
Best time to visit Badrinath
The best time to visit Badrinath is May-June and September-October. Avoid the monsoon season as the roads become treacherous. The roads are closed in the winter season.