Badrinath is all things spiritual and beautiful. Owning its name from the Badrinath temple, as you make your way to this town, you will be joined by a number of pilgrims. Badrinath is settled in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand which marks the end of the Chota Char Dham. The town dons over North India and later connects devotees to the other pious sites of the Char Dham Yatra in India namely Dwarka, Puri, Badrinath and Rameswaram.
In 2021 Badrinath Yatra will start from 18th May and the doors close around 10th November. Choose from our specially crafted 15+ Badrinath tour packages and let us make your spiritually enlightening experience blissful.
Taking a leap in the history of the town, it was Adi Shankara who re-established Badrinath as a pious pilgrimage site in the 7th century. The town lies between the Nar and Narayan mountains and watches the Alaknanda River flow along. Pilgrims, mostly Vaishnavites plan a Badrinath tour to visit the holy shrine which is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped here as Badrinath. Legend has it, that Adi Shankara found a black stone image made of Saligram stone in the Alaknanda River resembling Lord Badrinarayan. The saint enshrined the stone in a cave close to the Tapt Kund (thermal spring). With the coming of the 16th century, the idol was moved to the present temple by the King of Garhwal.
Furthermore, as per the Visnu Purana, Badrinath is one of the Panch Badris and is known as Badri Vishal. The place is also referred to as Badrika Ashram, the place where Lord Vishnu meditated and his consort, Lakshmi sheltered him in the form of Badri tree. Browse through our Badrinath travel guide that gives you all the insights about the sacred town and temple.
Here are the latest SOPs for Badrinath Yatra, which people are required to follow during Badrinath Yatra.
- Only fully vaccinated people with a mandatory COVID-19 negative report are allowed to embark on the Badrinath yatra.
- A limited number of pilgrims are allowed with the capping of 1200 devotees at Badrinath Dham in a day.
- The Badrinath Yatra is to begin from 18 September 2021 for devotees.
- It is mandatory to show the vaccination certificate along with the negative report issued by the ICMR authorized laboratory.
- Devotees are required to follow the strict COVID-19 protocols like social distancing and wearing masks.
- Pilgrims are not permitted to take a holy bath in any of the springs around the temple.
Best Tourist Places to visit in Badrinath during your Yatra
Some of the tourist attractions of Badrinath Dham include Tapt Kund, Neelkanth Peak, Brahma Kapal, Mata Murti Mandir, Sheshnetra, and Charanpaduka. Besides, the town is also famous for its surrounding serenity which travelers enjoy by trekking, visiting Hemkund Sahib and Vasudhara Waterfall.
Our Badrinath Yatra packages take care of your comfort while your mind and soul dips itself in worship. They can also be customized in case you wish to add or miss out on some things.