Badrinath Yatra Uttarakhand
Hindu worshippers are well known for their popular trek path known as the Badrinath Trek to the well-known Badrinath shrine. It is a well-known “Char Dham pilgrimage” location, drawing tens of thousands of followers each year to its doors.
Additionally, it is one of the 108 “DivyaDesams” that are devoted to Lord Vishnu. Joshimath is the gateway to Badrinath, which is located on the shores of the Alaknanda River in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
Numerous Hindu writings, notably the Mahabharata, make reference to the Mandir. The Mahabharata describes Badrinath as a resting place en route to redemption. Visitors to the temple who are looking for redemption are said to get Lord Badri’s blessings.
Hindu mythology holds that Lord Vishnu meditated here, oblivious to his environment, and was shielded by Devi Laxmi in the guise of the Badri tree. Devi Laxmi was given the new name Badri Vishal after being moved by her devotion, and the area was given the name Badrika Ashram. Badrinath is the later name for Lord Vishnu.
Overview of the Badrinath Trek
|Duration||2 nights and 3 days from Rishikesh to Rishikesh|
|Maximum Altitude||3300 metres|
|Terrain Type||Steep trail|
|Average Temperature||16 to 12 degree Celsius in Day, and 4 to 7 degrees in Night|
|Best Time||Before and After Monsoon|
|Trek Weather||Mountains and peaks are shrouded in the snow in the winter, while temperatures are greater in the summer.|
Badrinath Trek Highlights
Trekkers are rewarded to outstanding views of Rishikesh, Devprayag, and Rudrapryag even before the walk starts. It was a religious experience for Alaknanda to magically encounter Bhagirathi at Devprayag and Mandakini in Rudraprayag. Trekkers can tell they’ve reached Uttarakhand, the “Land of Gods” by the presence of stunning mandirs every few kms.
The walk officially starts in Joshimath, and it takes little time for hikers to go to the sacred Badrinath Temple. The chanting of “Jai Badrinath” are enough to engulf worshippers as they reach the last stretch. Huge queues of joyful worshipers, a temple draped in floral garlands, and the serenity of Badrinath. This site will enthrall you with its spirit in every way.
What you should look out for:
- Rishikesh-made souvenirs make wonderful keepsakes.
- We advise that you get ready for any aesthetic shots because there are so many picturesque sights. The greatest photos are those with a clear sky and snow-capped mountains in the distance.
- Discover the peace of this sacred location and immerse yourself in “Lord Badrinath’s” blessings.
- Visit the magnificent Vasudhara Falls and the nearby Mana village.
- Take a dip in the sacred Tapt Kund waters, and you’ll emerge feeling entirely renewed.
Badrinath Dham Difficulty Level
You are strongly advised to have a good level of physical fitness due to the top’s rather high height for any beginner level hikers. Before beginning this walk, we urge hikers to psychologically and physically equip yourself.
At any time along the route, any necessary medical aid will be given; however, trekkers must first contact their professional care. Additionally, we strongly advise trekkers to get familiar with the signs of altitude sickness and to contact our crews as soon as they emerge.
Best Time to visit Badrinath
The warm months of May and June are the ideal time to visit the Badrinath temple. These months’ temperate weather is perfect for getting together with family and friends. With substantially colder nights, daytime temperatures normally range from 12 to 16 degrees Celsius.
This journey is best completed before and after the monsoon season because of the bad weather condition and rainfall.
How to reach to Badrinath Dham?
Reaching Delhi, the country’s capital, may be the initial and most crucial step if you are traveling from any major Indian city or from abroad. You can get to Delhi using any of the main methods of travel, including air, road, and rail.
Most important means of transportation link Rishikesh to the majority of India’s largest cities. In order to secure a much easier approach, hikers might perform in-depth study on their popular path of travel.
By Road: Direct roads connect Rishikesh with Delhi. Trekkers must reserve a bus or a private taxi. There are many websites where you can quickly make reservations for cabs and buses.
By Train: Rishikesh Railway Station is the closest rail station to the city. Backpackers can choose a direct path or one that goes through Delhi because Rishikesh is accessible to all significant rail lines. A taxi or bus can then be taken to Rishikesh, or they can choose direct trains to Dehradun or Haridwar.
By Air: The closest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant Airport. With regular flights, it is well interconnected to Delhi and so many major cities.
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Pre-requisites for Badrinath Trek
- We advise wearing well-graded, warm, and comfy apparel coupled with high-quality shoes considering nighttime at altitudes seem to be significantly colder.
- Even though we deal with medical emergencies, we advise people to have their emergency supplies close by in the event of any chronic ailments.
- Carry your camera and additional batteries along, since the trip offers you a spectacular view of numerous peaks.
- You should only carry the necessary bags and luggage.
- We advise individuals to do all of their tasks in advance since connectivity all along journey is unreliable.
- Gaurikund will have the last available ATM transactions. However, because ATMs located in other locations occasionally fail to dispense currency, we advise tourists to gather cash before arriving or while already in Rishikesh.
What to see in and around Badrinath?
Tapt Kund: There is a hot mineral water spring nearby the temple that is thought to have healing qualities. Before a devotee enters the sacred sanctuary of Badrinath, they must take a plunge in the sanctified and hot waters of the Kund. Additionally, there are five stones next to the Tapt Kund that, according to folklore, represent Narad, Varah, Garur, Markanday, and Narsingh.
Brahma Kapal: One hundred meters north of the temple, it is a level plateau adjacent to the banks of the Alaknanda. It is said that by conducting propitiating rituals for the deceased parents, they will be released from the cycle of life and death.
Neelkanth Peak: With its enormous height of 6,597 meters (approximately), Neelkanth Peak, often known as the “Queen of Garhwal,” provides a magnificent backdrop for the Badrinath temple. Named after Lord Shiva, the snow-covered peak’s beauty is enhanced as the Sun’s first rays hit it at the break of morning.
Charanpaduka: A difficult walk of around 3 kilometers from the Badrinath village will bring you to Charanpaduka, which is surrounded by stones and caverns. It is a boulder that is thought to bear Lord Vishnu’s footsteps as he made his way from Vaikunth to Earth.
Sheshnetra: On the other side of Alaknanda, among seasonally lakes, there is a large rock that resembles Shesh Nag, the renowned snake of Lord Vishnu. The Sheshnetra bears an unique mark that resembles the Shesh Nag’s eye. The serpent, which lies 1.5 kilometers from the temple, is thought to be watching over Badrinath’s holy sanctuary.
Vasudhara Falls: You can go 3 kilometers (up to Mana village) by vehicle and then hike the remaining 6 kilometers to reach a stunning waterfall that is 122 meters high and situated in the serene Himalayan landscape.