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Top 15 Tourist Attractions in Badrinath Dham, Uttarakhand, India

Top 15 Tourist Attractions in Badrinath Dham, Uttarakhand, India

Places to visit

Badrinath Temple

Badrinath also called Badrinarayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; the supreme deity in Hinduism.

Mana Village (Last Village of India) - 4 KM from Badrinath - Vyas Gufa & Ganesh Gufa

Mana Village is the Last Village of India. It is 4 KM from Badrinath Temple.You can visit here famous Vyas Gufa named after Sage Vyas who composed Epic Mahabharata and Ganesh Gufa named after Lord Ganesha.

Govind Ghat to Valley of Flowers (Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve)

Govind Ghat is the starting point to the trek of UNESCO World Heritage Valley of Flowers which is only valley where seasonal flowers grow in the stretch of 15 KM. Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers National Park both are part of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve.

Sapta Badri

Sapta Badri is a set of Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Panch Badri means 7 Badri which are;

  • Badri-Vishal
  • Adi Badri
  • Vridha Badri
  • Dhyan Badri
  • Ardha Badri
  • Bhavishya Badri
  • Yogadhayan Badri

Pandukeshwar

Pandukeshwar named after “Pandu”, the Pandava king who lived here during exile and worshipped Lord Vishnu. Later, Pandu died due to curse of a sage and Young Pandava brothers performed funeral of their father along River Alakananda.

Charan Paduka

Charan Paduka called so because of the presence of footprints of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Charan Paduka is the place where Lord Vishnu descended from Vaikunth Lok. A way to Charan Paduka is full of caves and places which are associated with mythological stories of Hindu scriptures.

The Panch Dharas (five streams) which are famous in Badrinath are;

Panch Dhara & Panch Shila

The Panch Dharas (five streams) which are famous in Badrinath are;

  • Prahlad Dhara
  • Kurma Dhara
  • Bhrigu Dhara
  • Urvashi Dhara
  • Indira dhara

There are famous Panch Shila associated with mythology. The 5 Shila are five blocks of boulders called;

  • Narad Shila
  • Narsimh Shila
  • Barah Shila
  • Garur Shila
  • Markandeya Shilas

Saraswati River & Bheem Pul

Saraswati River emerges from 3 KM north of Mana Village and is considered the mythological river from which Panch Pandavas ascended to the heaven. Over this river is the Bheem Pul named after Great Pandava Bheem.

It is believed that the very Saraswati River; Goddess of learning gave Sage Vyasa an intuition to write Biggest epic of World- Mahabharata.

Vasudhara Falls

3 KM from Mana Village Vasudhara Falls gives pilgrims a heavenly spectacular. You can experience here the soft showers coming down on earth and a mist covering the whole landscape make you feel as if you are standing in clouds of heaven.

Nearby is the glacier where from River Alaknanda emerges. You can also see important peaks of Himalaya like Satopanth, Chaukhamba and Balkum.

Tapt Kund (Below Badrinath Temple)

Tapt Kund is the hot spring down Badrinath Temple. Its water contains Sulphur believed to cure skin diseases. So, since ancient times people have been taking holy bath in Tapt Kund.

Mata Murti Temple (3 KM from Badrinath)

It is the place where Mother of Badrinath. This place is host of Mata Murti Festival held in September. During the Mela the religious activities include mahabhishek (the holy bath), gitapath and bhagavatpooja in the mornings, while geet govinda recital and aarti are performed every evening. Vedic script rendition of ashtotram and Sahasranama is followed during the rituals.

Brahma Kapal

Brahma Kapal is a flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda where Hindus perform propitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.

Auli Skiing

Auli Skiing , in the Garhwal Himalayas, is a favorite skiing destination for many not just because of its beautiful glittering slopes but for the nice, clean environment as well.

Neelkanth Peak

Neel+Kanth (blue throat) referred to the Lord Shiva in Hinduism. Neelkanth Peak has steep slopes and an adventure for skiers. There are many climbing routes to the peak.

Narada Kund

Narada Kund names after Sage Narada.Pilgrims come here to take bath before visiting Badrinath Temple.

Fairs and Festivals in Badrinath Dham

Badri-Kedar Festival and Mata Murti ka Mela are world famous fairs and festivals held every year in Badrinath.

Best Things to Do in Badrinath

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Top Things to do in Badrinath

Char Dham Yatra Opening Date Closing Date (tentative)
Kedarnath 09 May 2019 29 Oct 2019
Badrinath 10 May 2019 09 Nov 2019
Gangotri 07 May 2019 28 Oct 2019
Yamunotri 07 May 2019 29 Oct 2019

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