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Area 3 sq km
Language Hindi, Garhwali, English
Best time to visit May to September

Indians, known for their religious fervor, lay special importance on Badrinath, a holy town. Tourists, both foreign and local, flock to the temple of Badrinath to seek blessings from Lord Vishnu. Built by Adi Shankaracharya in the early ninth century AD, this acclaimed abode of Lord Vishnu is one of North India's "Four Holy Temple Cities" or Dhams, along with Puri, Rameswaram, and Dwarka.

Important things you should know before visiting Badrinath Temple



Situated on the right banks of the river Alakananda in the northern province of Uttarakhand, Badrinath is couched between two mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan, with the Neelkanth Peak in the background.

Best Time To Visit Badrinath

Plan your Badrinath between May to June and September to October. The weather is pleasant, making your Badrinath visit an enjoyable affair. Also, it is never too hot, even in the summers, with night temperatures falling to as low as 10°C. This makes it a pleasant retreat from the other tropical places in the country. To know more, visit here!

Tourists Attractions in Badrinath Temple

Here’s a list of the famous tourist attractions in Badrinath you can explore -

  • Tapt Kund - Before entering the temple itself, the pilgrims take a holy dip in the Tapt Kund, where there are thermal springs with natural curative properties. Other famous natural spring sites are Narad Kund and Surya Kund.
  • Brahma Kapal - A flat platform on the banks of the river Alaknanda with the impression of Sheshnag, a mythological serpent called Sheshnetra, is also a place to visit. The footprints of Lord Vishnu are present on a boulder called Charan Paduka and are of religious significance.
  • Mata Murti Temple - Dedicated to the mother of Badrinath Ji, this temple is located 3 km from the main temple.
  • Satopanth - A triangular lake, is located at the height of 4402 meters above sea level and is one of the sources of the Alakananda River. It is named after the Hindu trinity-Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva.

Places to Visit Around Badrinath Temple

After darshan at Badrinath Temple, here are beautiful places you can visit around -

  • Panch Prayag - At the convergence of the rivers, there are pilgrim sites collectively called the Panch Prayag, namely Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Nandaprayag Karnaprayag, and Vishnuprayag.
  • Beer - An old village at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges, Beer was once the capital of the influential Pal Rajputs, who held sway over the area.
  • Vasudhara Falls - Located 8 km from the temple, Vasudhara falls is a beautiful site you can trek to from Mana Village.
  • Bheem Pul - At 5.5 km this natural stone bridge is located on River Saraswati.

How To Reach Badrinath

  • By Flight- The nearest airport is that of Jolly Grant, which is about 305 km from Badrinath. Helicopters and small private airlines are allowed to land there.
  • By Rail - The nearest railheads are Rishikesh (289 km) and Kotdwar (318 km), connected to Haridwar, Dehradun, and others in Uttarakhand. We would provide you with all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and intercity drives.
  • By Road - Badrinath is connected to cities in Uttarakhand and significant cities in India by a motorable road. Buses are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in Delhi to Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar, and more. Tourism of India provides guided tours you can book for a hassle-free Badrinath tour.

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