Badrinath is located 3,133 m above sea level in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The temple is one most important shrine among the Char Dham Pilgrimage sites & also highly revered among the Panch Badri. It is mentioned in Bhagavata Purana that at Badrikashram (means Badrinath), the sages Nara and Narayana had been undergoing great penance since time immemorial for the welfare of all living entities. This religious town is situated between Nar & Narayan Mountains on the bank of river Alaknanda. There are few legendry believes associated to this scared place.
When Goddess Ganges was descending in the earth, she split entire water into 12 channel & one of them was Alaknanda.Another believe is that when Lord Vishnu meditating here then Goddess Lakshmi stood next to protect him from scorching sunlight & later she turned into a Badri herself called 'BADRI VISHAL' and lord (Nath) became the Badrinath. It is mentioned in Mahabharata that Pandavas ascended to heaven from the Swargarohini peak through Badrinath and the town of Mana, 4 km north of Badrinath.
Nearest railway station to Badrinath is Rishikesh located at distance of 290 Kms approx.
Jolly Grant airport is closest airport which is 315 Kms approx.
|Delhi||Badrinath||520 Kms (approx)|
|Bareilly||Badrinath||440 Kms (approx)|
|Lucknow||Badrinath||690 Kms (approx)|
|Chandigarh||Badrinath||500 Kms (approx)|
|Shimla||Badrinath||560 Kms (approx)|
Apr – Jun & Sep - OctSummer & post monsoon is best time to visit Badrinath.
Shimla – Badrinath – 560 Kms (approx)