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.
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.