Located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state of India, Badrinath is a small holy town
and one of the popular pilgrimage center of Hindus. It is the most significant among the
four sites of the famous Char Dham yatra of India. The town is named after its famous
and sacred temple of Badrinath. On your Badrinath vacation, you may come across
several legends related to this important destination. With Badrinath holiday packages,
go for an essential pilgrimage tour.
Places to Visit during Badrinath Tour
The holy destination of Badrinath is known for its religious significance. It is a prominent
pilgrimage site where massive number of pilgrims comes with different aspirations and
hopes. Here below is the list of sightseeing places in Badrinath.
Badrinath Temple is the main appeal of the town, which is about 50 feet high with a
small cupola on top, covered with a gold gilt roof. The main deity of the temple is Lord
Vishnu. The front of the temple is built using stone and features arched windows.
Architecture of the temple is similar to a Buddhist Vihar featuring vibrantly painted
façade. Located on the bank of Alaknanda River, the temple also boasts of intricate
Tapt Kund is a hot and holy water spring in the middle of snowy peaks of Himalayas.
The temperature of pond water is 45°C and devotees take a holy bath here before
entering into the temple. The place enjoys breathtaking view of nature that makes
everyone think about the stunning beauty of surroundings. With a dip in the hot spring,
one revitalizes himself and gets energy.
Brahma Kapal is a place where Hindus performs some rituals to please the spirit of their
Positioned above the Badrinath Temple an altitude of 6560 meters above the sea level,
Neelkanth Peak is the first place where sun radiates its rays. The peak is named after
Lord Shiva, which is in pyramidal shape snowy peak.
Best Time to Visit Badrinath
Badrinath enjoys a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year but the best time to
visit Badrinath is from May to June and from September to October. Winter months
(October to March) in Badrinath are very cool and temperature reaches less than zero
degrees. Snowfall is a common phenomenon at this place. Summer months (May to
June) are really pleasant and temperature drops down to 15°C. Monsoon months (July
to September) witness heavy rainfall and make the Badrinath travel really difficult.
How to Reach Badrinath
Located at a distance of 24 km from the Indo-China (Tibet) border, Badrinath is visited
by a huge number of devotees. If you have also booked Badrinath holiday packages
then explore the options for transportation providing you connectivity till there.
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is located 317 km away
from Badrinath. From the airport, taxis on rent are available. Many helicopter service
providers are also available in Dehradun for journey to Badrinath that is hardly 100 km.
Some closest railway stations from Badrinath are Rishikesh at 297 km and Kotdwara at
327 km. Both of these railway stations have train connections to various cities & towns
in India and provide connectivity to Badrinath.
Badrinath can be reached by NH-58 that connects Delhi with Mana Pass in Uttarakhand
near Indo-Tibet border. Buses are available for pilgrimage from New Delhi to Badrinath
via Haridwar and Rishikesh during Chardham Yatra Tour. From Rishikesh, buses ply to
Badrinath every day.