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Badrinath, also called the Abode Of Lord Vishnu, is situated in Himalayas on the banks of the Alaknanda river in Chamoli District. The town lies between the Nar and Narayana mountain ranges and in the shadow of Nilkantha Peak. The route to Badarinath is one of the most fascinating one due to the lofty hilly terrain, curves and cliffs amidst the most scenically beautiful place on the earth.

Throughout the route to Badarinath, there are numerous pilgrimage sites at Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karana Prayag, Nanda Prayag, and Vishnuprayag; as well as Pandukeswar, where king Pandu observed Tapasya with his queen Madri and where his sons Pandavas stayed during their pilgrimage to heaven, and the site where Bhima and Hanuman (sons of Vayu) met.

Badri means “berries” and nath means “Lord Vishnu”. It is said that Goddess Lakshmi took the form of berries to protect Lord Vishnu from a harsh climate during his penance. The image of Badarinarayan here is fashioned out of Saligramam. Badarinarayan is seen under the Badri tree, flanked by Kuber and Garuda, Narad, Narayan and Nar. Mahalakshmi has a sanctum outside in the parikrma. There is also a shrine to Adi Sankara in Badarinath.

Char Dham - Badrinath

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It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan in the Alaknanda river and he enshrined it in nearby Taptkund (hot springs), which was later moved to the present temple by the King of Garhwal.

Geographic Details

District Chamoli
Area 5146 sq km
Elevation 1,950 to 7,816 meters
Latitude 30.7432° N
Longitude 79.4894° E

Other Details

Language Hindi, Garhwali and Kumaoni.
Place Famous For Pilgrimages and Tourist Places.
Best Time to Visit Summers and Autumn.
Clothing When visiting in the winter, wool and jackets are advised.

How To Reach

By Road:
Road links between Delhi and other significant cities are excellent for Dehradun and Haridwar. Buses from New Delhi and neighbouring cities, as well as private buses, travel to Haridwar. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri are all located 109 kilometres, 146 km, 114 km, and 210 km, respectively, away from Dehradun.

By Train:
Dehradun and Haridwar are well connected to Delhi and other significant cities.

By Air:
The closest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is 55 kilometres from Haridwar. There are frequent flights from Delhi to Dehradun, and the latter has good connections to other significant Indian cities as well. With Char Dham Helicopter Service, which offers helicopter excursions to the dham beginning in Dehradun, the journey has now been made much easier.

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