India - Badrinath Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Badrinath

Badrinath is a temple-hill station cradled in the mountain ranges of the Nar-Narayan with spendid Neelkanth peak as the enchanting backdrop.

It is the holiest of all the Hindu pilgrimages and located on the left bank of river Alaknanda. The temple is very famous and is built by the kings of Garhwal.

The main idol is made of black stone representing Vishnu seated in a meditative pose, and flanked by Nara-Narayan.

Badrinath is also known as Vishal Badri and is one of the Panch Badris.

To Reach

By Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.

By Rail: Nearest railheads are at Rishikesh and Kotdwara.

By Road: Badrinath is connected by good motorable roads with Rishikesh, Dehradun, Kotdwara and other hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon region.

 

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