Know About splendid and eventful tour of Religious City (Char Dham Yatra) Badrinath

Badrinath is one of most scared cities in India and one of the four destinations of Char Dham Yatra, pilgrimage of utmost religious importance for Hindus. This holly city is situated on the banks of river Alaknanda between two mountains Nar and Narain at the altitude of 3313 meters from the sea level.

Present black stone 15 meter tall conical shaped temple was constructed about two centuries back by Garhwal Kings. Temple have idol of Vishnu seated in a meditative pose and three parts Garbha Grah , Darshan Mandap and Sabha Mandap.

This is believed that a few constructional changes were made by Adi Shankaracharya. According to Bhagvat Puran God Vishnu is present here at Badrinath as Nar Narayan (Man and God).

Beside the Hindu pilgrimage Badrinath also popular Hill station of north India.

Vital Tourist Information : Badrinath Religious City (Char Dham Yatra)

Location : Badrinath is located in the north India in the Gadwal region at the height of 3,133 meters on the banks of holly river Alaknanda.

Near By City : Rishikesh - Dehradun

State : Uttaranchal [India]

Famous as / For : Hindu Pilgrimage - Scenic Himalaya - Neelkanth peak [6600 meters]

Weather & Climate : At Badrinath weather is typical Himalayan with sever cold atmosphere in the winter.

Temperature : During the summer months day temperature remains in range of, from 8°C to 16°C but at night mercury may drop even to freezing point.

Best Time to Visit : May to September

Spoken Languages : Hindi - Gadhwali - English

Dining / Food Facility : Only Pure Vegetarian food is served here at Badrinath.

Shopping / Tour Souvenir : Badrinath being a religious place doesn't offers much for shopping, however at Joshimath visitor can shop for Woolen caps, blankets and shawls.

Travel Tips : Non vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are prohibited.

Tourist Spots/Attraction : Vasundhara Falls - Govind Ghat : Valley of flowers - Mana Village - Brahma Kapal- Hemkumd - Jyoti Math - Mata Murti Mandir - Vyas Guffa

How To Reach Badrinath Religious City (Char Dham Yatra) Uttaranchal [India]

Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station : Badrinath don't have railway station of own, nearest rail station is at the distance of 300 odd km at Rishikesh.

Road Travel / Bus Route : There is a good road between Rishikesh & Badrinath and buses ply at regular interval. Being in the remote hilly region journey takes more time. Bus service is also available from Dehradun, Haridwar & Kotdwar.

Air Travel / Nearest Airport : Nearest airport for Badrinath is the Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun [approx. 320km]

Local Transportation : Trekking and Walking