History of Badrinath
In 9th century the holy town of Badrinath was re-established by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. In the olden days pilgirms used to walk hundreds of miles for pray in the Badrinath Temple. During the 1st world war there were only few huts, where temple staff lived.
Architecture of Badrinath
The facing side of the temple is made up of stone and has arched windows. For entering inside the temple you have to climb up the front stairs of the temple which starts from the Tapt Kund(Hot water spring) these stairs are the main entrance of the Temple.
The temple is approx 50 feet tall, the roof of the temple is covered with agold glited roof. Inside the temple, one can see the meditative posture of Lord Vishnu. Every year thousands of pilgrims visits here.
Mythology about Badrinath
There are two stories about Badrinath, the first one states that as per the Vamana Purana the two sages Nar & Narayana performed their penance here & Bhakt Narada was able to attain salvation.
Whereas the other story tells that Lord Vishnu in his child avtaar came near the Neelkanth Parvat. At that time they were searching for a peace place for meditation. While searching for the place they fell in love with the site near Alaknanda river. After that they lived there for meditation and after that the place was named as Badri Vishal.
Badrinath Dham Kapat opening date 2019: Kapats of Badrinath will be opened on 10th May 2019. The gates of the Badrinath temple are scheduled to be opened on 4.15AM of 10th May.
Badrinath Dham Kapat Closing date 2019: The Kapats of Badrinath Dham will be closed on Nov of the year. If you want to visit Badrinath at the time of winters you can visit Badrinath at Pandukeshwar which is located at Joshimath. The closing date will be updated soon.
Badrinath is one of the most popular religious place in Uttarakhand and all over India. Badrinath is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state in India. The Badrinath town is situated in between Nar & Narayana mountains and in the shadow of the Neelkantha Peak. Bheem Pul and Vasudhara is also located near Badrinath they are also awesome places for travel and peace.
Travel Guide Badrinath
If you are individual and wanna to travel alone to Badrinath Dham, then it's not a big task to travel there. Badrinath is located at the roadside and the only thing you need to know is that how to reach there. So here is the travel guide to Badrinath so that you can reach easily.
Start Day 0: Reach Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun
As you know that Badrinath is located in Uttarakhand so you need to reach in the state first. If you are travelling by train you can only reach Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun. Because after these atstions there is no fascility of train. The nearest railway station to the Badrinath is Rishikesh. After that you have to travel via road with bus services and other vehicles.
If you wanna to travel through flight so firstly you need to travel to the Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun and then you have to book Helicopter service which will drop you to the Gauchar Airport. The ticket price from Dehradun to Gauchar is approx 5000 rupees. If you wants to travel via road so you will have to take Bus from Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun. If you lives in Delhi so you can pick the Bus from Kashmiri Gate Bus Stand Delhi to Karanprayag or Joshimath Chamoli.
Day 1: There are lots of Bus services and cab services you can find at Rishikesh Bus Stand which operates to the Badrinath. If you are a bike rider so that you can also take Bikes at rent from Rishikesh and can make your journey more enjoyable. The route via road is about 295 Km from Rishikesh to Badrinath and it takes approx 10 hours travelling time.
Rishikesh - Devprayag - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Karanprayag - Chamoli - Joshimath - Badrinath
Note: Due to 4 lane highway project work you can face travel delay of some hours but don't worry you can stay in the above discussed destinations like as Srinagar which is also a big town of Uttarakhand, Rudraprayag, Gauchar, Karanprayag, Chamoli and then in Joshimath.
Day 2: When you reached Badrinath in the next morning wakeup early and attend the morning aarti at the temple. It can take upto 2- 3 hours for Darshan bacause of long queue of peoples. After that visit the nearest locations like as Bhim Pul, Vasudhara Falls and then Mana village which is just 3 Km away from Badrinath. Mana is the last Indian village at Indo - China border. You can also visit the destinations like as Auli in Joshimath and Valley of Flowers.
Day 3: After spending time at different places you can return to your home via Max service or Bus service. Hope your journey will be great.
Activites you can do in Badrinath
As you visited all the nearby places the extra activities you can do in Badrinath are:
Trekking: There are many treks which starts form Badrinath such as Satopanth Trek, Mana Pass Trek and Charanpaduka Treks.
Village Tourism: Mana village which is just only 3 Km away from Badrinath, which is also known as the last Indian village. Where you will find a tea shop named "Last Chai ki Dukaan". Mana village is basically village of Bhotias there are many shops there from where you can buy the famous spice "Faran" and hand made woolen sweaters, mufflers, socks. The basic clothing culture of the peoples who lives there is "Pakhlu".
"Tapt Kund" the natural hot spring which attracts peoples. The hot spring always remains as hot in Summer days as well as in Winter days. In winter all the Badrinath and the nearby villages gets covered with snow. There are some more locations as Charanpaduka, Bheem Pul, Ganesha Cave, Panch Dharasand, Panch Shillas, Vyas Cave and Narad Kund.
Temperature: 11(Max) and 3(Min)
Location: Chamoli Garhwal
Stay(Recommended): 2 Days
Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh, 295 Km
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, 314 Km
Famous Locations: Badrinath Temple, Bheem Pul, Vasudhara Falls, Char Dham Yatra
Best time to Visit: May, June, September and October