Panch Badri

Panch Badri Tour

Panch Badri Tour
Ex- Haridwar - Badrinath - Joshimath

About Itinerary

Panch Badri Yatra is another significant spiritual circuit where Lord Vishnu is worshipped in different forms. These temples are - Vishal Badri (Badrinath), Yog Dhyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Vridha Badri, and Adri Badri. In the Skanda Purana of Kedarkhand section, the Sapt Badri notion also mentioned.

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

Adibadri is a group of temples located at a distance of 17 Kms from Karnaprayag on the way to Ranikhet. People believe that some temples were built during the Gupta age whereas others believe that Adi Shankaracharya developed this temple to spread Hinduism. Adi Badri is a group of 16 temples, out of which 14 temples are still intact even today. Inside the main temple, there is a 3 ft. idol of Lord Vishnu, which is worshipped here as Adi Badri. Legend says that here Maha Rishi Ved Viyas wrote Shri Mad Bhagwat Maha Puran and also Adi Badri was the Tapasthali of Lord Vishnu for three yugas(era).

Vridh Badri is located at an altitude of 1380 m in the Animath village which is 7 km far from Joshimath. It is believed that Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Vridha or old man before sage Narada performed penance here. Thus, the idol installed at this temple is in the form of an old man. According to legends, Adi Shankara worshipped Lord Badrinath here before his enshrinement at Badrinath dham. This temple is located in the Animath Village which is just at 7 km distance from Joshimath and remains open for devotees throughout the year.

Bhavishya Badri is another temple of the Panch Badri Circuit. Bhavishya Badri means the future seat of Badri. According to the legend of Bhavishya Badri, when evil transcends the world, the mountains of Nara and Narayana would block up the route to Badrinath and the sacred shrine would become inaccessible. The present world will be destroyed and a new one established. Then, Badrinath will appear at the Bhavishya Badri temple and be worshipped here, instead of the Badrinath shrine. Currently at Bhavishya Badri temple, the idol of Narasimha- the lion faced incarnation of Lord Vishnua, is enshrined.
Bhavishya Badri is located at a height of 2744 mts in Subhain village which is located beyond Tapovan, near Joshimath. Bhavishya Badri includes surface transfer until Saldhar which is 19 Kms from Joshimath. Later, 06 kms trek further till the temple. This Bhavishya Badri trek is easy and can easily be done by anyone.

Yogdhyan Badri is located at Pandukeshwar at elevation of 1,920 m from sea level. Pandukeshwar is enroute from Govind Ghat to Hanuman Chatti, approx 9 kilometres away from Hanuman Chatti. According to the legend, King Pandu meditated here to evacuate their sin of committing fratricide (gotra hatya) and Brāhmanahatya (killing the Brahmins or priest) during the war of Mahabharata. The Shaligram stone statue of Lord Badri is carved in a meditative posture thus referred as Yoga-dhyan (mediative) Badri. Yogdhyan Badri is also considered the winter abode for the Utsava-murti (festival-image) of Badrinath, when the temple of Badrinath is closed.

Panch Badri /Sapt Badri opening closing Date Panch Badri Opening Dates
Panch Badri Closing Dates
Badrinath/Badrivishal 08-May-2023* 20-Nov-2023*
Yog Dhyan Badri Open throughout the Year
Adi Badri 14-Jan-2023* 10-Dec-2023*
Bhavishya Badri 20-May-2023* 9-Nov-2023*
Vridh Badri Open throughout the Year

Dhyan Badri & Ardh Badri, and sometimes Narsingh Temple is considered as the part of Sapt Badri temples. All these Panch Badri & Sapta Badri temples lie in the rural part of Chamoli district. So in the Panch Badri & Sapta Badri route, you can’t expect high class accommodation or restaurant facilities.

Day wise Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Haridwar
On arrival check-in at the hotel. At evening proceed to witness Ganges Aarti at “Har-Ki-Pauri. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 Haridwar– Pipalkoti (Drive 250 Kms/09 hrs approx)
After breakfast proceeds to drive to Pipalkoti via Rishikesh, Devprayag, Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at the hotel, Pipalkoti.
Day 3 Pipalkoti –Badrinath (Drive 80 Kms/03 hrs approx)
Morning proceeds for Badrinath Dham Darshan. Visit Mana Village-the last village at Indo-Tibetan border. Overnight at the hotel, Badrinath.
Day 4 Badrinath - Yogadhyan Badri - Vishnuprayag – Joshimath (Drive 45 Kms/02 hrs approx)
Morning proceeds to drive to Joshimath en route visit Yogadhyan Badri and Vishnuprayag. On arrival check-in the hotel, Joshimath.
Day 5 Joshimath - Bhavishya Badri - Vridh Badri – Pipalkoti (Drive- 12 Kms & Trek – 06 hrs approx)
Morning drive to Syaldhar, the base for the trek to Bhavishya Badri. After Darshan drive to Vridh Badri. Post Darshan proceed to Pipalkoti for a night halt.
Day 6 Pipalkoti - Adibadri – Rishikesh (Drive - 220 Kms/08 Hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Nandprayag, Karnaprayag and serve the prayer to Adi Badri. On arrival check-in at the hotel, Rishikesh. Evening visit Ram Jhula & Lakshman Jhula & later participate in Ganga Aarti. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 Rishikesh Departure
After breakfast depart for onward destination.


Hotel Details:

Haridwar: Grand Shiva/Similar | Pipalkoti: Hotel DNB/Similar | Badrinath: Janki Guest House/Similar | Joshimath: Nature Inn/Similar | Pipalkoti: Hotel DNB/Similar | Rishikesh: Hotel Shiv Ganga/Similar


Accommodation in above mention hotels.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Transportation Services by  Innova/ Indigo/ Etios/ Indigo/ Tempo Traveller.

All toll, tax, parking and driver allowances are included.


Any International or Domestic Air or Rail Tickets,
Meals/drinks not mentioned.
Any expenses of laundry, porter, pony / Palaki, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges.
Any travel, medical health insurance or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides, etc. and anything not specified in cost included

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received 46 days (or more) of departure will incur a penalty of 10% per person.
Cancellations received within 45-31 days of departure will incur a penalty of 25% per person.
Cancellations received within 30 -15 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
Cancellations received within 14 days of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
Unused services are non-refundable. No shows forfeit the entire payment. 

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