Badrinath Temple Tour

Front view of Badrinath Temple

The adobe of Lord Vishnu, Badrinath is situated in the Himalayas at the height of approximately 3133 meters above sea level. It is on the right bank of the river, Alaknanda. Meandering river and the mountain range add to the beauty of this Holy Land. At one time the spot was covered with berries ("badris") and was famous as the "Badri Van" (the garden of wild berries). Built by the Garhwal King, the Badrinath shrine dates back to more than two centuries. The temple has a black stone idol that depicts Lord Vishnu - the preserver - in a meditative stance with both hands on his lap . Fed by Badrinath glacier and the holy Ganges, the sacred river Alaknanda flows by the temple.

  • About Badrinath Temple

    Encircled by a beautiful valley, the 15 meters high temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is built in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a glit bull and spire. Built by Adi Guru Shankaracharya the philosopher - Saint of the 8th century, the temple has been renovated several times due to damage by avalanches. Its colourful 'Singh Dwara' or the main entrance gate give it a new, modern look. The temple is divided into three parts the 'Garbha Griha' or sanctum sanctorum, the 'Darshan Mandap' where the rituals are conducted and the 'Sabha Mandap' where devotees assemble. The complex has 15 idols, Specially attractive is the one meter high image of Badrinath, finely sculpted in black stone. It represents Lord Vishnu seated in a meditative pose.

  • Places visit near Badrinath Temple

    Tapt Kund
    Devotees take a holy dip in the natural thermal springs on the banks of the river Alaknanda, before entering the Badrinath Temple, The water of the Kund is believed to have medicinal properties.

    A boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent-known as Shesnag's eye.

    Neelkanth Peak
    A pyramidal-shaped snowy peak towering above Badrinath. Popularity knows as 'Garhwal Queen'

    The footprints of Lord Vishnu can be seen on a boulder in this beautiful meadows.

    Mata Murti Temple (3 Kms)
    On the right bank of Alaknanda stands the temple dedicated to the mother of Sri Badrinath Ji.

    Mana Village (3 Kms)
    It is considered to be the last Indian village before Tibetan Border. On this route, nearby are Vyas Gufa - the rock cave of saint Ved Vyas, the writer of Mahabharata. Bhim Pul - a natural bridge over the Saraswati river and Vasundhara Falls - a 122 meters high waterfall - forming an important of the pilgrimage to Badrinath.

    Alka Puri (15 kms)

    Sato Panth (25 kms)

    Govindghat (25 kms)

    Joshimath (44 kms)

    Auli (57 kms)

    Valley of Flower (42 kms)

    Pipalkothi (80 kms)

    Chamoli (10 kms)

    Hemkund Sahib (43 kms)