Badrinath Tour

8990/- Per Person


Badrinath is a sacred town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus and is part of the Char Dham Yatra, which also includes Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Kedarnath. Badrinath is situated along the banks of the Alaknanda River in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Key features and information about Badrinath:

  1. Badrinath Temple: The town is famous for the Badrinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams and is considered one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism. It is also part of the Char Dham Yatra circuit. The idol of Lord Badrinath is in a meditative posture, sitting in a padmasana (lotus) position.

  2. Opening and Closing Dates: The Badrinath Temple opens its doors annually in late April or early May on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. The temple remains accessible for pilgrims until the day of Vijayadashami in October or November. The opening and closing dates are subject to change and are influenced by Hindu calendar calculations.

  3. Pilgrimage Route: Pilgrims typically reach Badrinath after visiting the other three Char Dham sites: Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Kedarnath. The journey often begins from Haridwar or Rishikesh, and pilgrims follow a well-defined route through picturesque landscapes.

  4. Mana Village: Located near Badrinath, Mana is the last inhabited village before the Indo-China border. It is known for its scenic beauty and is associated with various mythological stories. Visitors often explore Mana village as part of their Badrinath pilgrimage.

  5. Hot Springs: The town of Badrinath is also known for its natural hot springs, called Tapt Kund. Pilgrims take a ritual dip in these hot springs before entering the Badrinath Temple. The water is believed to have medicinal properties.

  6. Accessibility: Badrinath is accessible by road, and the nearest major town is Joshimath. During the pilgrimage season, the government arranges various facilities for transportation, including buses and shared taxis. Helicopter services are also available for those who prefer aerial transportation.

  7. Surrounding Scenery: Badrinath is surrounded by stunning landscapes, with snow-capped peaks and the Alaknanda River adding to its natural beauty. The Neelkanth Peak, named after Lord Shiva, is particularly prominent in the region.

Badrinath holds immense religious and cultural significance, attracting thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year. The town not only offers a spiritual experience but also provides an opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

Tour Timeline

  • Day 1
    Haridwar to Joshimath

    • Start early from Haridwar and drive to Joshimath, which is approximately 270 kilometers and takes around 10 hours by road.
    • On the way, you can visit Devprayag, the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers, forming the Ganges River.
    • Check-in to your hotel in Joshimath, relax, and prepare for the next day's journey.

  • Day 2
    Joshimath to Badrinath

    • Early morning, drive from Joshimath to Badrinath, which is about 45 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours.
    • Visit the Badrinath Temple and take a holy dip in the Tapt Kund before entering the temple.
    • Spend the day exploring Badrinath, including Mana Village, the Vyas Cave, Ganesh Cave, Charan Paduka, and Mata Murti Temple.
    • Attend the evening aarti (ceremonial worship) at the Badrinath Temple.
    • Overnight stay in Badrinath.

  • Day 3
    Badrinath to Haridwar

    • In the morning, attend the Badrinath Temple aarti.
    • After breakfast, drive back from Badrinath to Haridwar.
    • On the way, you can visit the Narsingh Temple and Adi Shankaracharya Math in Joshimath.
    • Reach Haridwar by evening, and if time permits, you can attend the Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri.

    Please note that this itinerary is quite packed, and you may have limited time for relaxation or exploration. Additionally, travel times can vary based on road conditions and other factors, so it's crucial to plan accordingly. Always check the latest information and be flexible with your plans. Ensure that you have the necessary permits and arrangements for your journey, and consider the opening and closing dates of the Badrinath Temple, which are subject to change based on Hindu calendar calculations.