Badrinath is one of the most sacred temples for the followers of Vaishnavism; it is amongst the 108 divya desams' manifestation of Lord Vishnu and also a part of Panch Badri group of temples, e.g. Adi Badri, Vriddha Badri, Yog Dhyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, and of course the Badrinath Dham.
Situated at a height of 3133 metres in the Garhwal hills with the Alaknanda River flowing nearby, Badrinath Temple lies in Chamoli district; it is said to be originally established by the renowned saint, his Holiness, The Adi Shankaracharya.
Marvel at the black stone statue of Lord Vishnu which is present in the sanctum sanctorum; it is said to be one of the eight 'swayam vyakta kshetras' (self-manifested statues) of the Him.
Badrinath is part of one of the four Char Dham pilgrimage yatras (religious tours) in Uttarakhand. Perched between the scenic Nar and Narayan Mountain Ranges, it has the mighty Neelkanth Mountain as the backdrop.
Take a dip in Tapt Kund, a hot sulphur spring which is said to have medicinal properties. River Alaknanda originates from here. The temple remains closed from November to April every year.
Open for six months between the end of April and the beginning of November (Akshaya Thrithiya-Deepavali).
- 4:30 am-1:00 pm
- 4:00 pm-9:00 pm
HOW TO REACH:
- Rishikesh Railway Station (259 km)
- Haridwar Railway Station ( 318 km)
- Dehradun, Jolly Grant Airport ( 327 km)