Places To Visit In Badrinath

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Here are the top 19 tourist attractions to see in Badrinath:

1. Badrinath Temple

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Perched on the Garhwal hill tracks, near Alaknanda River, Badrinath Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage yatras and is one of the most visited pilgrimages in India. It houses a black stone idol of Lord Vishnu.

2. Charanpaduka

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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. People believe that Lord Vishnu set his foot first on earth here. 

3. Vasudhara Falls

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Vasundhara Falls is a waterfall located in Mana Village, 9km from Badrinath. The fall meets with the Alaknanda river at an altitude of 12,000 feet. It is believed to have been the resting place of the Pandavas. It can be reached by trekking for 6km.

4. Neelkanth

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Neelkantha is a major peak in the Garhwal division of the Uttarkhandi Himalayas. At a height of 6507 masl, it is one of the most important and religiously revered peaks of the region due to its close proximity to Badrinath. It overlooks the lovely valley of the Alaknanda River.

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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 near the Badrinath Temple, heating to 45 degrees Celsius. The water of the kund is believed to have medicinal properties, curing various skin diseases. Devotees take a dip in the Tapt Kund before visiting Badrinath Temple.

6. Bheem Pul

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from city center
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Bheem Pul is a natural stone bridge on River Saraswati near Badrinath, Uttarakhand. It is believed to be discovered by Bheem, one of the Pandav brothers while they were passing by. The stunning natural bridge and the fierce River Saraswati gushing through it is a breathtaking sight.

7. Narad Kund

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Narad Kund is a hot water spring and a holy site near Badrinath on the recess of river Alaknanda. It is believed that Adi Sankaracharya recovered the idol of Lord Vishnu from this kund. The devotees take a dip in Narad Kund before visiting the Badrinath Temple.

8. Saraswati River

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from city center
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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

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Vyas Gufa is a sacred site in Mana near Badrinath, Uttarakhand where Maharishi Ved Vyas documented Mahabharata with the help of Lord Ganesha. Many other Puranas, Sutras and Veda were also composed by Maharishi Ved 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 a religious site in Uttarakhand near Badrinath, where Lord Brahma is believed to exist to this day. It is said that those who perform funeral rituals for the deceased in their family themselves attain Nirvana. 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

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from city center
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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

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from city center
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Ganesh Gufa is a naturally formed cave located at Mana Village near Badrinath. 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

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from city center
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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 Hindu temple located in Badrinath. 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
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Mana Village is 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, it is famous for its scenic beauty surrounded by the breathtaking Himalayan Mountain Ranges.

16. Pandukeshwar

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from city center
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Pandukeshwar is a sacred site for the Hindus. It is believed that this is where the father of the Pandavas worshipped Lord Shiva. The mesmerizing natural beauty of the location draws nature lovers from far and wide.

17. Sheshnetra

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Sheshnetra is a boulder marked with the eye of Ananta Shesha, located in Badrinath. It is believed that Lord Vishnu took retreat here on Ananta Shesha. Sheshanetra is also believed to protect the region and the shrine of Lord Badrinath.

18. Satopanth Lake

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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.

19. Mana Pass

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Mana Pass is one of the highest motorable passes in the world. Alternatively known as Mana La, Chirbitya La, or Dungri La, Mana Pass is situated in the Himalayas in Mana village near Badrinath in Uttarakhand, on the border between India and China.

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Day 1: Upon arrival in Badrinath, check in the hotel and relax for some time. Get a backpack ready with some spare clothes and a pair of shoes before heading to the temple. You can take a cab or use local transport to the destination where devotees are lined up to pay their devotion. Take a dip in the Tapt Kund which is regarded for its purification of the soul, explore the surrounding sculptures and head towards the next destination which is Brahma Kapal. People participate in a ritual called ‘Shraddha Karm’ for the peace of deceased souls of family members. You can participate yourself or observe this ritual before returning back for the day.

Day 2: In the morning, partake in the dawn prayers at Mata Murti Temple. You can take a cab or auto rickshaw ride from your hotel after catching the popular street breakfast of ‘aloo-puri’. You can take a ride to the last village of India ‘Mana’ situated closer to the Tibetan border. Serenade yourself in the Tibetan culture, try the locally available dishes and have a cup of tea at the ‘Last tea shop of India’.

Day 3: Have breakfast in the morning and then check out from the hotel. As it will be the day of the departure, indulge yourself in some rigorous trekking and soul settling hot springs. Located at a distance of 8 kilometres from Badrinath, Vasudhara Waterfalls is a must visit. Take a bus from the nearby bus stand and you will reach the trekking point to the waterfall. After a small climb, you will find the last habitat on Indian site, the Bhim Pool. Listen to the folklore from the pundits about the legendary hero and take a dip in the waterfall before ending your trek. Climbing down you can discover various hot springs along the ridge. Take a relaxing bath before heading out to catch your flight/train back home.  

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What are the top sightseeing places in Badrinath?

The top sightseeing places in Badrinath are Badrinath Temple, Charanpaduka, Vasudhara Falls, Neelkanth, Tapt Kund, Bheem Pul.
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