Here are the top 18 tourist attractions to see in Badrinath:

1. Badrinath Temple

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Located atop 3133m, the Badrinath temple is a 15m black structure claiming a date back to the Vedic Ages. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, who is idolized as Badrinath, and is a sanctified shrines for Indians. The temple is located in Garhwal hill in Chamoli district on the banks of Alaknanda River. It is one of the most visited pilgrimage centers of India. The image of the reigning deity worshipped in the temple is a black stone sculpture of Vishnu in the form of Badrinarayan. The statue is considered by many Hindus to be self-manifestation of Vishnu.

2. Charanpaduka

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Badrinath

With imprints of what is believed to be Vishnu's footprints, Charanpaduka is a rock atop 3380 ft which can be reached after an arduous trek.

3. Vasudhara Falls

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6 km
from city center
3 out of 18
places to visit in Badrinath

4 km of Badrinath at Mana, the Vasudhara Falls at 400 ft is believed to have been the resting place of the Pandavas. People also believe that the water falls turn away from visitors impure in thoughts and heart.

4. Neelkanth

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9 km
from city center
4 out of 18
places to visit in Badrinath

Nilkantha aka Neelakant, Neelkanth, Nilkanth or Nilkanta, a major peak of the Garhwal division of the Himalayas, in the Uttarakhand region of the Indian state of Uttarakhand is lower than the highest peaks of the region. Even though, towers dramatically over the valley of the Alaknanda River and rises 3,474 metres above the Hindu pilgrimage site of Badrinath, only 9 km to the east. Frank Smythe described the peak as "second only to Siniolchu in Himalayan beauty."

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5. Tapt Kund

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Believed to be the home of Lord Agni, Tapt Kund is a natural hot water spring at 45 degrees Celsius above the Alaknanda river bank where visitors take therapeutic baths. The water of the kund is believed to have medicinal properties.

6. Bheem Pul

3 km
from city center
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places to visit in Badrinath

Bheem Pul is a natural stone bridge on River Saraswati that is believed to be discovered by Bheem, one of the Pandav brothers while they were passing by. Some say the bridge was created by a stone Bheem threw between the mountains to create a path to cross the river. Nevertheless, the stunning natural bridge and the fierce River Saraswati gushing through it is a breathtaking sight.

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7. Narad Kund

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Narad Kund is the holy site on the recess of river Alaknanda from where it is believed that Adi Sankaracharya recovered the idol of Lord Vishnu.

8. Saraswati River

4 km
from city center
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places to visit in Badrinath

An important part of Hinduism, Saraswati River has been mentioned in several Vedic scriptures as the milky way that leads to afterlife or immortality. It is named after Saraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom. It is the tributary of River Alaknanda which further merges with River Ganga amidst the breathtaking natural surroundings.

9. Vyas Gufa

3 km
from city center
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places to visit in Badrinath

Vyas Gufa is a sacred site where Maharishi Vyas documented Mahabharata with the help of Lord Ganesha. Many other Puranas, Sutras and Veda were also composed by Maharishi Vyas in this cave. A unique feature of the cave is the roof that resembles the pages of a script.

10. Brahma Kapal

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Brahma Kapal is where Lord Brahma is believed to exist. It is also said that those who perform funeral rituals for the deceased in their family themselves attain Nirvana. Therefore, many visit the sacred site to immerse the ashes of their deceased family member in River Alaknanda, on the banks of which Brahma Kapal is located.

11. Yogadhyan Badri Temple

13 km
from city center
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places to visit in Badrinath

Yogadhyan Badri Temple is one of the seven badris. It is considered to be the Holy abode of Lord Kuber and Lord Udhava. The idol of the presiding deity, Lord Vishnu is seen in a meditative pose and is believed to be installed by the Emperor Pandu, the father of the Pandavas.

12. Ganesh Gufa

3 km
from city center
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places to visit in Badrinath

Ganesh Gufa is a natural cave formation which is often associated with the legend of the Mahabharata. It is believed that Maharishi Vyas dictated the Mahabharata and Lord Ganesha wrote it in this cave. The cave and the mesmerising meadows that surround it also attract nature lovers and photographers.

13. Alka Puri

4 km
from city center
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places to visit in Badrinath

Alka Puri Glacier is the source of water that forms River Alaknanda. The majestic glacier with the breathtaking mountain peaks surrounding it is a treat to the eyes. Alka Puri also has a great religious significance in India as it is believed to be the holy abode of Kuber, Gandharvas and the Yakshas.

14. Mata Murti Temple

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Dedicated to the mother of twin brothers, Lord Badrinath and Nara, Mata Murti Temple is a sacred place for the Hindus. Lord Badrinath is also known as Narayan. It is a believed that Mata Murti prayed with utmost dedication to Lord Vishnu and requested him to take birth from her womb as his next incarnation. Lord Vishnu, pleased with her devotion, took birth in the form of the twins. Therefore, praying to the Goddess is believed to free one from the sufferings of the materialistic life. A fair is held every year in September at the temple on the day of Shravan Dwadashi in the honour of the Goddess.

15. Mana Village

3 km
from city center
15 out of 18
places to visit in Badrinath

Mana Village is a tourism village known as the last Indian village that lies close to the Tibetan - Chinese border. Located on the banks of River Saraswati at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level, it is famous for its scenic beauty surrounded by the breathtaking Himalayan Mountain Ranges. The Bheem Pul on River Saraswati is believed to be built by Bheem when the Pandavas walked through the village.

16. Pandukeshwar

13 km
from city center
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places to visit in Badrinath

Located at an elevation of 6000 feet, Pandukeshwar is a sacred site for the Hindus. It is believed that this is where the father of the Pandavas worshipped Lord Shiva. The Vasudev Temple in Pandukeshwar is believed to be built by the Pandavas. The mesmerizing natural beauty of the location draws nature lovers from far and wide.

17. Sheshnetra

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Sheshnetra is famous for religious reasons. It is believed that Lord Vishnu took retreat here on Ananta Shesha. A boulder marked with the eye of Ananta Shesha is believed to have the genuine imprint. Sheshanetra is also believed to protect the region and the shrine of Lord Badrinath. Other than this, the scenic beauty of the locations draws tourists in large numbers each year.

18. Satopanth Lake

13 km
from city center
18 out of 18
places to visit in Badrinath

Satopanth Lake is an enchanting water body surrounded by beautiful snow peaked mountains. The lake is located at an altitude of 15,000 feet above sea level and is considered to be religiously important to the locals. They believe, on a particularly auspicious day, Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Lord Maheshwar bathe in the sacred waters. The natural terrain also serves as a perfect location for adventure activities, especially trekking and hiking.

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