Badrinath is a small holy village, located at the altitude of 3100m (10170 ft) in the Garhwal hills close to Tibet border. It is situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River and is known for Badrinath Temple, an important pilgrimage site and one of the char dham (four ancient temples that mark the spiritual sources of four sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges, the Mandakini and the Alaknanda). Every year during the yatra (pilgrimage) season (April to November) hundreds of thousands of dedicated Hindu pilgrims visit the temple.
Badrinath is also a gateway to several mountaineering expeditions.
Ayurvedic medicine, wool, colourful bed sheets, bracelets and ancient coins can be purchased from the local markets.
When to visit: best time to visit March to June and October to November. June to September is monsoon season. December to February is winter season.
How to reach
Nearest railway station: Badrinath is not directly connected by railway. Rishikesh railway station is about 295 km away.
Nearest airport: Jolly Grant Airport is about 314 km away.
Buses: Buses available from Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Chamoli etc.
By road: The distance from Rishikesh to Badrinath is about 295 km via NH7. It takes around 9 hours.
The distance from Haridwar to Badrinath is about 315 km via NH7. It takes around 9-10 hours.
The distance from Dehradun to Badrinath is about 336 km via NH7. It takes around 10 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Badrinath is about 537 km via NH7. It takes around 14 hours.
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