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''Guarded on either side by the two mountains Nar and Narayan, the Neelkanth Peak provides a splendid backdrop to Badrinath, one of the ‘Four Dhams’. One of the most celebrated pilgrim spots in the country, it plays host to the famous Badrinath Temple. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu came to the area, called ‘Badri Van’, or the berry garden, to meditate after Narad rebuked the Lord for being immersed in worldly pleasures. The main deity is a meditating Lord Vishnu.
The colorful "Singh Dwara" or the main entrance gate has given the temple complex an attractive look. ''

Badrinath tourism is mainly known for Badrinath temple. The temple is one of the holiest places and visited by most of Indian and foreigner visitors. The doors of Badrinath temple opens at 04:30 AM and closes at 9:00 PM. During this session the doors closed for 3 hours between 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Inside Badrinath temple you will see "Garbha Griha", "Darshan Mandap" and "Sabha Mandap" .

Lots of people come to visit Badrinath every year and plan their Badrinath yatra between March to November because the Kapat of Badrinath temple opens for summers only due to extreme climatic condition. Some myth says that “Devta” do the puja of lord “Badri” in the time of winters.


Badrinath has a cool and chilly climate all through the year but the best time to visit is from May to June and again from September to October.


Badrinath Temple - Badrinath is the most sacred Dham of India. It is located at an elevation of 3,133mts above sea level in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. This Dham was established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 9th century.

TaptKund - Tapt Kund is a natural thermal spring where the devotees take a holy dip as it is very important to take a bath before visiting a temple

Neelkanth - Situated above the Badrinath Temple, Neelkanth peak is named after Lord Shiva. The cliff of the peak is the first place where the sun castes its crimson rays.

Mata Murti Temple - Situated 3kms from Badrinath, Mata Murti Temple is dedicated to the mother of Lord Narayan. According to mythology Mata Murti prayed Lord Vishnu to take his next avatar by coming out from her womb.

Charanpaduka - Situated 3km above Badrinath Temple lies a beautiful meadow carpeted with wild flowers in the summers. A boulder bearing the footprints of Lord Vishnu is located here known as Charanpaduka.

Narad Kund - Located near Tapt Kund, this kund is believed to be the recovery source of the Badarinath idol. The hot water springs comes out from beneath the Garur Shila and falls into a tank.

Mana - Mana is very close to Tibet border and it is one of the last villages of India. Most of the tourists who visit Badrinath also come to see the end of the road at Mana.


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.


Air: Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, (317 KMs) is the nearest domestic airport from Badrinath. Indira Gandhi International airport New Delhi, (538 KMs) is nearest International airport from Badrinath.

Rail: Rishikesh (297 KMs) and Kotdwara (327 KMs) are nearest railway stations from Badrinath which are well connected with almost all major cities of North India.

Road: baronet is very well connected with the important cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and the cities of Kumaon.

City Facts

State:  Uttarakhand

District: Chamoli

Famous for/as:  Pilgrim

Languages: Hindi, Garwali

Season: May - June and Sep - Oct

Area: 3 sq km

Altitude:  3415 m

Pincode: 246422

STD code: 01381


Delhi to Badrinath  491 KM

Jaipur to Badrinath 801 KM

Kolkata to Badrinath  1719 KM

Pune to Badrinath 1947 KM

Bangalore to Badrinath 2495 KM


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