Badrinath Temple is considered as a one of the most famous pilgrimage of hindus, Located in the lofty Himalayan heights in the Garhwal hill tracks (Uttarakhand). Badrinath Temple is situated at the height of 3133 m (10248 feet) above sea level.
The ancient mythology depicts the value of the Badrinath Mandir with the legend of meditation of Lord Vishnu for complete 1000 years under a Badri Tree for the welfare of humanity and since then the location is considered sacred by establishing the shrine of Lord Badrinath in the meditative pose; and to spellbound tremendous devotees, there are other captivating images and idols of Lord Vishnu.
The current badrinath temple had been built by the king of Garhwal only a century ago. The mighty Nar and the Narayan Parbat entice the temple and adds further divinity to its ambience. The tank of hot water or the Tapt Kund is a boon given by mother nature to the pilgrims who visit Badrinath.
Best time to visit Badrinath
Badrinath has a cool and chilly climate all through the year but the best time to visit is from May to June and again from September to October.
- Winter (October to April) has chilly days with average minimum touching near 5°C. Minimum can touch sub zero levels and snowfall is very common. These months are not the perfect time for travelling.
- Summer (May to June) are very pleasant with moderately cold climate, with average around 18°C. Summers is ideal for all sight seeing and the holy Badrinath pilgrimage.
- Monsoon (July to mid-September) are accompanied with regular rains and also temperature drops down to 15°C. The region is prone to occasional landslides and travelling can be difficult.
How to reach Badrinath
By Air: The nearest airport from Badrinath is the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, about 317 km from Badrinath.
By Helicopter: The distance by a helicopter journey is hardly 100 km. There are many providers of helicopter service from Dehradun to Badrinath.
By Train: The nearest railway stations to Badrinath are at Rishikesh (297 kms), Haridwar (324 kms) and Kotadwar (327 kms).
By Bus: Badrinath is easily accessible by road. It is located at a distance of 525 Km from Delhi & 296 Km from Rishikesh. There are regular buses operating to Badrinath from Delhi, Haridwar and Rishikesh.