With imprints of what is believed to be Lord Vishnu's footprints, Charanpaduka is a rock atop 3380 ft, located 3 km from Badrinath. It can be reached after an arduous trek. This boulder stone is deemed as a religious site visited by hundreds of pilgrims and tourists every year. People believe that Lord Vishnu set his foot first on earth here.
Charan Paduka is positioned on Narayan Parvat which is just three kilometres away from Badrinath town. You can trek up till the hill which will take hardly 1.5 hours to complete. The etymology of it readily directs one’s attention towards an extraordinary being who must have trekked on this path, leaving eternal impressions of his feet, as charan means feet and paduka means imprints.
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