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.
Faqs of Badrinath Yatra Tour Packages
Ques: Where is Badrinath located?
Ans: Badrinath is situated at the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in India. Badrinath is one of the four major shrines of India. It is the most famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, also called Nar and Narayan who is the twin Avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Ques: Why Badrinath is Famous?
Ans: Badrinath temple is one of the Chardham and Chota Chardham pilgrimage sites in India. It is one of the most popular and religious holy towns of Uttarakhand. The Shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is also known as Nar and Narayan.
Ques: What is the Opening & closing Date of Badrinath Temple?
Ans: Badrinath temple will be opened on 28th April till 30th November 2020. The opening date is decided on Basant Panchmi every year.
Ques: How to reach Badrinath?
Ans: Badrinath Temple is well connected to other cities by different modes of transportation such as air, road, and Train. Below is the list:
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun is the nearest Airport to reach Badrinath which is approx. 315 km away from Badrinath Temple.
By Train: The Nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh which is well connected with other cities of India. Rishikesh is approx. at 295 km from Badrinath Dham.
By Road: Badrinath is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand. Buses and Private cabs are easily available from Delhi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, and Srinagar to reach Badrinath Temple.
Ques: Is this Temple open round the Year?
Ans: No, It remains open for duration of six months, from the end of April to the beginning of November. The opening and closing dates of the Badrinath Temple are not fixed. The opening date of Badrinath Temple is announced on Basant Panchmi.
Ques: What is the Best time to visit Badrinath Temple?
Ans: The best month to visit Badrinath is from the end of April to Jun and from mid of September till Diwali Pooja. Badrinath temple is only opened during summers. But traveling to the temple during monsoon season is avoided due to heavy rain that causes chances of a landslide.
Ques: Can we do a Darshan of Badrinath Jee in December?
Ans: Yes, Badrinath Temple is open only for approx. 6 Months, and for the rest of the months, the Idol is brought down from Badrinath Temple and placed at Vasudeva Temple at Joshimath which is also known as the winter seat of Lord Badri and you can get darshan Lord Badrinath here.
Ques: How many days are enough for Badrinath Yatra from Delhi?
Ans: Minimum 3-4 days are required for Badrinath yatra from Delhi.
Ques: Is it safe to travel to Badrinath temple for senior citizen?
Ans: Yes, it is safe to travel to Badrinath temples for senior citizen.
Ques: Are VIP tickets available for darshan of Badrinath and Kedarnath Temple?
Ans: Yes, there are special VIP darshan tickets available for Maha Puja, Rudra Abhishek and Maha Abhishek at Badrinath Temple.
Ques: What are sightseeing places in Badrinath Temple?
Ans: Badrinath is one of the most famous Hindu pilgrimages site in India. Below are the best places you can include in your Badrinath Darshan Yatra.
Tapt Kund: The Pilgrims take therapeutic baths in the holy water of Tapt Kund.
Neelkanth: Peak is a snowy peak towering over the town of Badrinath.
Mana Village: It is a beautiful village located 4.4 Km from Badrinath on the bank of the Saraswati River offers magnificent views.
Charan Paduka: Located 3km away from Badrinath temple. This is a delightful place is believed to hold the footprint of Lord Vishnu.
Bheem Pul: It is 4 Km away from the Badrinath temple.
Mata Murty Temple: Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinath ji.
Pandukeshwar: It is 22 Km from Badrinath, the sacred place Pandukeshwar is famous for Vasudev Temple.
Ques: Why Mana is famous?
Ans: Mana is a beautiful Village situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This tourism village located an altitude of 3,200 meters and 5 Km away from Badrinath on the bank of the Saraswati River offers amazing views.
Ques: Where can we stay in Badrinath?
Ans: There are many decent hotels to stay near the temple in Badrinath. You can also choose your stay from one of many peaceful Ashrams that offer the basic accommodation. It is advisable to book the accommodation prior to your Badrinath tour.
Ques: Can we visit Badrinath and Kedarnath together?
Ans: Yes, you can visit Badrinath and Kedarnath together.
Ques: Can we go to Badrinath Yatra by Helicopter?
Ans: Yes, you can go to Badrinath along with other Dhams by Helicopter.
Ques: How many days are required to visit Badrinath Temple?
Ans: It depends on the mode of transportation and city from where you will travel. If you are planning by Helicopter than you can visit Badrinath Temle in one day only where as by Road from Haridwar or Rishikesh it will take minimum 03 Nights 4 days.
Ques: How much it will cost to visit Badrinath by Helicopter?
Ans: Badrinath by Helicopter cost is based on an exclusive Charter where minimum 06 Guests will travel together based on their body weight.
Ques: ATM Facilities are available in Badrinath?
Ans: Yes, there are ATM machines available in Badrinath, most of which are available in the main market area of Badrinath.
Ques: Is it safe to travel to Badrinath temple with family?
Ans: Yes, it is safe to travel to Badrinath temples with family.
Ques: Some of the famous Tourist Places what we can visit from Badrinath ?
Ans: Here are some of the famous tourist places near Badrinath. If you planning a trip to Badrinath, then you must visit these beautiful places near Badrinath at least once.
Valley of Flowers: It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uttarakhand. It is famous for the charming meadows of alpine flowers and picturesque views. Valley of Flowers is a trekking destination which is among the best places for adventure lovers.
Auli: Auli is one of the less explored hill stations in India where you can explore the natural beauty, artificial lake, snowcapped mountain, etc. It is a well-known skiing destination and famous for offering a long cable car ride in India.
Hemkund Sahib: It is famous for being the Highest Gurudwara in the World located at Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. It also includes the breathtaking alpine lake Hemkund.
Ques: Is there any trek to reach Badrinath Temple?
Ans: There is no trek to reach Badrinath Temple except little walk from Parking to Temple but it is a plain walk not uphill.
Ques: Is it safe to visit Kedarnath and Badrinath temple in the Monsoon Season?
Ans: You can still visit Badrinath temple safely with Indian Holiday. But there are chances of landslides and road blockage during the heavy rainfall.