With a backdrop Neelkanth Peak the famous Badrinath temple is located at a height of 3133 mts on the Himalaya facing Alakananda river. It is believed that Adi Guru Shankaracharya was the the founder of the temple. The temple was latter built by the Kings of Garhwal about two centuries ago.The temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, established prior to Vedic period. The hot spring is just in front of temple and devotees used to take bath here. The two sides of Badri temple is flanked by two hills Nar & Narayan.
Badrinathdham is the most popular of Chardham of Hinduu mythology.
Every year the temple remains open from April-May to the third week of November.
Other Four ‘Badris’:
Yog dhyan Badri: The temple is located at Pandukeshwar (1920 mts.) just 24 km short of Badrinath on Rishikesh- Badrinath route.
Bhavishya Badri: The temple is at an altitude of 3641 mts. Tourists need to treck 17 kms beyondTapovan.
Adi Badri: The main temple is of Narayan (Vishnu) establish by Shankaracharya. Out of 16 temples 7 encient temples are of Gupta age. The place located on Karnprayag Ranikhet road.
Vriddha Badri: The temple is at a place called Animath (1380 mts), 7 kms from Joshimath. Several centuries before the advent of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, the idol of Badrinath was placed and worshipped here.
The most prominent festival held at Badrinath Temple is Mata Murti Ka Mela. The festival is to commemorate the descent of the Ganga River on mother earth. T
Another important festival is 'Badri Kedar' festival. This festival is celebrated during the month of June in both the temple and the Kedarnath temple. During this 8 days festival cultural programmes take place at both the temple.
Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.RAIL
Nearest Rail head is Rishikesh.ROAD
Haridwar 320kms, 52kms Joshimoth are well connected by motorable road.
Delhi 535km, Rishikesh 295km, Haridwar 320km, Pauri 221km, Dehradun 346km, Mussoorie 320km,
Devprayag 224km, Tehri Garhwal 246km, Kotdwar 323km, Gopeshwar 101km, Srinagar 190km,
Uttarkashi 321km, Rudraprayag 157km, Karnaprayag 125km, Auli 60km and Joshimath 46km.