Badrinath Temple Travel Guide
Badrinath Temple is one of the most popular religious place in India. It is located in Charmoli district of Uttarkhand in India. It is located at an elevation of 11204 feet (3415 mts), in the shadow of Nilkanth Peak and between Nar-Narayana Hills, Badrinath is a holy hindu pilgrimage situated on the banks of Alaknanda river.
Coordinates of Badrinath: 30.73°N 79.48°E.
According to sources, this temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya which was renovated several times. The Badrinath is also known as Badrikaashram in Hindu scriptures. This place is sacred to Vishnu, in the form of Nara- Narayana. Places near Badrinath are Charanpaduka, Mata Murti temple, mana Village, Vyas Gufa, Bhim pul, Ganesh Gufa, Muchkund gufa, Vasudhara etc.. The best time to visit this temple is in between May to June and September to October months. The climate remains pleasant during these months offering tourists the best holiday experience.
How to reach Badrinath
By Air: The nearest airport from Badrinath is the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, about 317 km from Badrinath.
By Helicopter: The distance by a helicopter journey is hardly 100 km. There are many providers of helicopter service from Dehradun to Badrinath.
By Train: The nearest railway stations to Badrinath are at Rishikesh (297 kms), Haridwar (324 kms) and Kotadwar (327 kms). Rishikesh is not connected by fast trains and Kotadwar has very less number of trains. Thus Haridwar serves as the best railway station if you are visiting Badrinath by train. Haridwar is connected by many trains from all part of India.
By Bus: Badrinath is easily accessible by road. It is located at a distance of 525 Km from Delhi & 296 Km from Rishikesh. There are regular buses operating to Badrinath from Delhi, Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Regular buses operate from Rishikesh bus station to Badrinath and start very early before dawn. The last bus from Rishikesh leaves for Badrinath before dawn. The road is narrow after Joshimath and travel is not permitted on the road after sunset. Therefore if one misses the bus for Badrinath at Rishikesh bus station, one has to go only up to Rudraprayag, Chamoli or Joshimath and spent the night there to take the early morning bus for Badrinath from that town.
Road Connectivity: Well connected to Haridwar , Rishikesh, Dehradun , Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag, Kotdwar, Joshi Math and other hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon region.
Road Route Map to Badrinath
Route 1 – HARIDWAR/RISHIKESH TO BADARINATH (324 km), RISHIKESH TO BADARINATH (298 km)
Haridwar – (24 km) Rishikeh – (71 km) Deoprayag – (30 km) Kirtinagar – (4 kkm) Shrinagar – (34 km) Rudraprayag – (20 km) Gauchar – (12 km) Karnaprayag – (20 km) Nandprayag – (11 km) Chamoli – (8 km) Birahi – (9 km) Pipalkoti – (5 km) Garur Ganga – (15 km) Helang – (14 km) Joshinath – (13 km) Vishnuprayag – (8 km) Govindghat – (3 km) Pandukeshwar – (10 km) Hanumanchatti – (11 km) Shri Badarinathji.
Route 2 KEDARNATH TO BADARINATH via Chopta (229 km)
Via Guptakashi – Ukhimath – Chopta – Gopeshwar – Chamoli – Pipalkoti
Kedarnath to Kund (53 km route is same as given in the Route 1D chart) – (6km) Ukhimath – (22 km) Dogalbhitta – (7 km) Chopta – (27 km) Mandal – (8 km) Gopeshwar – (10 km) Chamoli – from Chamoli to Badarinathji (96 km)
Route 3: KEDARNATH TO BADARINATH (247 km)
Kedarnath – (14 km trek) Gaurikund – (5 km) Sonprayag – (4 km) Rampur – (9 km) Phata – (14 km) Guptkashi – (7 km) Kund – (19 km) Agastyamuni – (8 km) Tilwara – (8 km) Rudraprayag – (20 km) Gauchar – (12 km) Karnaprayag (20 km) Nandprayag – (11 km) Chamoli – (8 km) Birahi – (9km) Pipalkoti – (5 km) Garur Ganga – (15 km) Helang (14 km) Joshimath – (13 km) Vishnuprayag – (8 km) Govindghat – (3 km) Pandukeshwar – (10 km) Hanumanchatti – (11 km) Shri Badarinath.
Badrinath Distance Chart
- Rishikesh to Badrinath: 301 kms
- Gaurikund (near Kedarnath) to Badrinath: 233 kms
- Kotdwar to Badrinath: 327 kms
- Delhi to Badrinath: 525 kms
- Jaipur to Badrinath: 801 km
- Kolkata to Badrianth: 1719 km
- Pune to Badrinath: 1947 km
- Bangalore to Badrinath: 2495 km
- Auli to Badrinath: 34 km
- Valley of Flowers to Badrinath: 70 km
- Kasauni to Badrinath: 201 km
- Almora to Badrinath: 243 km