Badrinath is a holy town, according to the Hindu belief and is a small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The town is one among the four Char Dham Pilgrimage and is visited by lakhs of people every year to give offerings and search for spirituality. All major attractions of the town have mythical significance, mainly from the Mahabharata.
PLACES TO VISIT IN BADRINATH
Why is Badrinath famous?
Yogdhyan Badri Temple
- Yogdhyan Badri Temple: One of the most famous attractions in Badrinath, the Yogdhyan Badri Temple is one among the “Sapta Badri”. The legend is that King Pandu from the Mahabharata was the one who installed the idol of Lord Vishnu in the shrine. The major festival of the temple is Dewar.
- Nilkanth (Neelkanth Peak): The Neelkanth peak stands proudly overlooking the Alakananda Valley and the Badrinath town. One of the most beautiful places to enjoy the beauty and magnificence of the Himalayas. The peak is about 6596 above sea level. The Neelkanth peak is also home to the Satopanth glacier.
- Mana Village: Located in the Chamoli district, the Mana Village is the last village from India-Tibet. The village is a must-visit place while in Badrinath and is about 3 kilometres from the main town. The village offers a beautiful view of the Himalayas all around and is tranquil. The garments and other materials made of wool is world-famous, including shawls, mufflers, etc.
FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION
- Saket Restaurant: One of the tourists and locals’ popular choices, the Saket is conveniently located near the Badrinath temple. The restaurant is famous for its amazing view of Alakananda along with the food served here. The restaurant is clean and spacious and offers budget-friendly options on its menu. The menu features north mainly Indian food.
- Brahma Kamal: A vegetarian restaurant, Brahman Kamal is near to the Badrinath temple and has a nice ambience with classy interiors. The beverages offered here are refreshing and famous. The hotel serves mainly North Indian food.
- Barkot Chardham Camp: Snow crest is a luxury hotel in here. Situated at the base of Neelkanth Parvat, the hotel offers premium rooms and modern amenities. The rooms offer an amazing view of the peak and are spacious and well kept. The staff are very hospitable. The in-house restaurant serves Chinese and many regional Indian cuisines.
- Sarovar Portico: Located near the Temple, Sarovar Portico is a deluxe hotel with world-class facilities. You are sure to enjoy your stay here. The ambience, the view, and the amenities are simply mind-blowing. The restaurant serves mouth-watering vegetarian food of many cuisines. There are suites and deluxe rooms for you to select from with rooms equipped with AC, premium bathrooms, TV, etc.
HOW TO REACH BADRINATH
The nearest airport to Badrinath is in Dehradun. The Jolly Grant airport is about 315 km from the centre of the town. The Jolly Grant airport has regular services to Delhi International Airport and is connected to here by motorable roads.
The Rishikesh railway station is the closest railway station to Badrinath. About 295km from the town, the railway station sees frequent services from all over India, and Rishikesh is well connected to here by roads.
What is the best time to visit Badrinath?
BEST TIME TO VISIT BADRINATH
The best time to visit the Badrinath temple is in summer. The months from March-June has a pleasant climate with an average temperature of 18 degrees celsius. Moreover, the temple, which is the place’s star attraction, stays closed during the winter.
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