Badrinath – Char Dham

BadrinathBadrinath is a Hindu holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Badrinath is the most important of the four sites in India’s Char Dham pilgrimage. Badrinath is in the Garhwal hills, on the banks of the Alaknanda River, at an elevation of 3133 m.


Get in

The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, about 317 km from Badrinath. The nearest railway stations to Badrinath are at Rishikesh and Kotdwar, which are at a distance of 297 km and 327 km respectively. There are regular buses operating to Badrinath from Delhi, Haridwar and Rishikesh.



Get around

Located only a few kilometers from the Indo-China (Tibet) border, Badrinath is generally a two-day-long journey from either Kedarnath, the site that precedes it in the Char Dham circuit, or one of the main disembarkation points on the plains. Hemkund Sahib, an important Sikh pilgrimage site, is on the way to Badrinath, so the road is especially crowded during the summer pilgrimage season. The temple and its substantial surrounding village are accessible by road.Many people prefer to reach Badrinath shrine starting early morning from Joshimath have darshan of Lord Vishnu and return to Joshimath by evening.




  • Nar Narad Temple.




  • Vasudhara Waterfall, 8 km from Badrinath. The first 3 km can be travelled by a car or a bus. This stop is called “Mana”. First point after the village Mana, the last habitat in the indian side, is Bhim Pool. This is said to have been built by Bhim for his wife Draupadi who could not cross the ridge. From here there is a 4 km trek for the falls and no special gear for the trek is needed, only some good shoes.
  • Hot Geyser. There is a hot spring near the temple, and many saints live in the surrounding mountains all year round despite the harsh winter at such high elevations.

Origin of Saraswati River, near mana village. this is said be origin of Saraswati river coming out and going underground again as this river is not visible anywhere from source upto Allahabad Sangam in UP where it is said to merge into Ganga river along with Yamuna river.Very close to visible river Saraswati there is very small water stream said to be water from Mansarover Lake in China.




Ancient coins, Wool, Ayurvedic medicine, Holy books, Counterfeit Electronic goods from China,sacred threads, sea shells, temple requirements, aarti booklets, colourful beads and braceletes.




79 comments to Badrinath – Char Dham

  • Abhijit Gadgil

    Very nice , wish to visit the place

  • Manoharan

    Lovely. Should share some time with other works. Funonthenet grabbing all my time. Thank you.

  • Ramesh Mundhra

    I had been there twice and still looking for an opportunity visit the place. ashthametic paitent should avoid visiting it.


    Very Nice and Beautiful, Hatsoff to Sneha Saxena and Funonthenet.

  • Santhosh

    one of the best place i seen..

  • shrikant choudhari

    very much informative mail, good photographs, bueitiful location. must visit to these places.

  • excellent-just sitting near my pc can visit required places.

  • Awe-inspiring ! What is the use of taking birth in India if one does not visit this Divine place during her or his lifte time?

  • Really awe-inspiring !

    What is the purpose of taking birth in India if one does not visit this Divine place during his lifetime ?

  • MsM


  • kartheek

    I had seen this place earlier very cool and oleaseant place one who didnt visit better visit it once in a life time.

  • Amit Kshirsagar

    it will be most exciting experience if i am over there
    thanking you for sharing these with us

  • very nice pics. i like to see this place as early as possible

  • Manik Nakate

    Thank you very much for planning my trip to Badrinath.
    God bless you.

    Manik Nakate

  • beautiful place

  • chandramali

    wonderfull picture,

  • I had visited Badrinath alongwith my family during the summer of 1978. The experience of visitng Badrinath and Kedarnath was exhilirating and thrilling. On seeing the pics, I am tempted to visit Badrinath once again in the near future. Every Hindu must visit these Char Dhams atleast once during their lifetime.

  • Verry good site seen

  • badrinath

    My visit of BADRINATH during 1976 is repeated now through these internet pics. Thanks to the sender and may GOD ALMIGHTY bless him/her. BADRI VISHAL KI JAI.

    from::Badrinath Gadicharla

  • kinnari mehta

    Hi, I hav visited N remember eveything….

    iGreat …toooooo gud,

    Thank you,. god bless u…

  • Jatin Oza

    I had visited Badrinath in 2002 ,stayed there for three days,but not satisfied.No body will never satisfy to visit Badrinath.because of beautifull nature,heart touching temple of Bhagwan Vishnu and climate is like that,one must stay there at least 15 days.JAI BADRI VISHAL

  • Rajesh KAk

    Thanks , you are doing very good work by promoting Hindu Tirath Sathals , God bless you

  • Prashant Garg

    Great Place to Visit… Hope to visit it some day

  • hare krishna
    thinks photos

  • hare krishna
    Thanks , you are doing very good work by promoting

  • Naren Ladhawala

    Nice pictures wish i can go and enjoy holy places in India specially Northen India & Gujarat state.

  • tikam

    good snaps for visit me

  • Dr B B Dash

    Beautiful , I can only add , if one has the time and the energy then you can plan to stay in Badrinath itself and take treks to various places in and around Badrinath.

  • Manoharan

    Should make a long visit to himalayas. Thanks for fonontnenet for the snaps, had a lovely view for the monent.

  • Trivikrama Rao


  • nepal is more beautiful than these palce with mountains rivers lakes ponds..

  • i am happy to see that india has such a beautiful place

  • Its an excellant place and greatest pilgrimage place of Hindu. We had visited last tea shop of indian boarder and drink tea for our memorey.

  • Sangeeta Amladi

    One who hasnot visited( I couldnot visit so far butwould surely visit) should always feel that he has not done enough punya in last birth orthis birth.
    This is felt while vewingthe website.

  • rajesh dholakia

    i was fortunate enough to visit badrinath twice in 2000 n is very good location n one should visit if time n circmstances permit.

  • suresh

    excellent,beautiful scenes if i have wings i will be there

  • hi
    Nice Places Ever Green
    to visit this places.

  • R.Rajagopalan

    We had been twice to Badrinath and Kedarinath. Wonderful experience. While Kedarinath is an adventure, Badrinath is quite a pleasant trip and every one should go with their family. It would be really a great experience at a most economical cost, If one is able to combine with Gangotri and Yamunothri. Hope God Almighty will give us the courage in accomplishing this trip sooner.

  • Yogesh Kasare

    Wonderful scenes !

    Our Great India have all these paradises. Enjoy the photos. Thanks for funon the net for promoting these Hindu Dharmic Temples..

  • EAV Reddy

    very good scenes and holy place one can visit their life time.

  • moti manot

    iI always love to see the great renowned places which is only maintioned in the granths of our sentiments

  • Narendra Dalia

    Bandrinath is very Holly place i have visited it in 2005. It is very wonderfool that i have visited it ever. One can visit gupt Saraswati, i forgot the name of the place, near to Badrinath, but it woderfool. if GOD give me chance, once again i will visit CHARDHAM

  • sukhpal singh

    Thank you very much for planning my trip to Badrinath.
    God bless you.

  • Gopal G Shah

    Every Hindu should visit the Badrinath and Kedarnath.Last May with family visited the Badrinath.
    Very natural place.You should also visit Gupt Kashi,Gopeshwer,Chamoli,Tungnath also.


    very nicee pix !!!

  • UK Iyer

    True to life pics. Thanks a lot.

  • arpandeep singh

    sunder aati sunder

  • rimplesharma

    namskar you have any tour pakage of char dham.please mail me. i am coming india june 10. thanks

  • Badrinath one of the most holy pilgrimage char dham destination of India. As per the hindu religious it is the scared place to visit.

  • Visit one of the holy pilgrimage destination i.e.
    Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are four major shrines by Hindu Religion. The famous badrinath temple is one the major spiritual spot of India and people from all over the globe visit this place.

    Nice post for religious people.

  • Visit one of the holy pilgrimage destination i.e.
    Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are four major shrines by Hindu Religion. The famous badrinath temple is one the major spiritual spot of India and people from all over the globe visit this place.

    Nice post for religious people.





  • Col V Subramanian

    Simply superb. No words to express.

  • shreekant

    you made me feel grateful. i cannot go to see all this however can feel as if i am there.

    thanking you
    very sincerely


  • Adoni suguresh

    Very nice pictures and priliminary ideas for locations whenever visit these place. It would have been better, if the time to visit chardham yatra mentioned in the note as many of south Indian peoples unaware of climate conditions of Uttarkhand especially in Chardham. Keep it up and god may give more energy to share such a experience.

  • gopan


  • Ratilal Bharadva

    Wish to yatra for Char Dham

  • vishal

    nice pics.i’ll plan for char dham yatra & most beautiful state uttarakhand

  • Manoj Rawat

    I am a Garhwali by birth. Unfortunately could not go there….But I must say it is the best place to visit once in a life time by every person…I will definitely go there at least once….Jia Badri Vishal..

  • Manohar Gupta

    I visited badrinath in 1978, 1995 and 2005…thrice and Yamnotri, Gangotri and kedarnath just once in 2005….the best place worth experiencing on the earth….even…will go again in coming years…:)

  • nikhil patil

    very nice picture. amazing beautiful river and temple

  • rajan

    Very Nice Place. I want to visit the place with family. Kindly inform me about the accommodation facilities there.

  • natwarlal

    Nice collection, pl, give Muktinath-Nepal photos. thanks…

  • sekar

    Holy place for Hindus with colorful temple and water falls that is incredible India

  • B R Batra

    Lovely scenes beautiful temple & landscape

  • priyanka

    nice pics
    i like to see this place as early as possible

  • hari priya

    very very beautiful pics yarrr
    i like to see this place

  • lakshmi priyanka

    pleasant pics which indicates tradition of India

  • Tekchand Badoni


  • NagarajaM

    I have visited two times once in 1989 and again in 2003, memorable visit, in addition visiting Kedarnath so much fascinating to any visitor. Anyone who stands near Himalayas gets humbled by its very expanse and touching the sky.

  • shankerprasad Bhatt

    I have visited this place whic is worth is systematic arrangements by the trust.Devotees have to register the puja then we can go inside he temple and can perform puja
    Chardham Yatra is a specil pilgrimmage for all Hindus.WE experienced old there
    Now residential facilites might have been established.Our people are interested to visit other countries of the world.Now India is developing tourism.Irequest all to visit this place when they go to India
    I like the photos of Badrinath temple and its beautiful surroundings.This is a spiritual place


    Truly yours

    Shankerprasad S Bhatt

  • Rajagopal R


  • prateekpatel

    i viseted for badrinath in 11th of july in 2012 i am inspired with the beautifull pictures of bhagwan badrinath so we called it the place is dev bhumi and heaven of the earth .

  • Paulo Rattes


  • Tekchand Badoni



    I have visited char dham on June 2012. for the first time i felt that i have been blessed by GOD.

  • Jagdish Jariwala

    Badrinath is one of the distination out of Four Dham.The other three are Yamnotri,Kedarnath,and Gangotri. I have visited twice. Peacefull and calm place.The gateway to God Vishnu.

  • swapan guha

    All four Dhams should have helicopter service or rope way connection installed for easy traffic movement . Transport on coolie’s back or congested unhigenic lodges without A.C etc.are not part of pilgrimage either and need to be replaced by modern amenities .
    Char dham infra stuctural development if pvt developers are given the toll tax collection benifits,may end sufferings of tourists/pilgrims and allow them return alive without being sick .

  • Pawan kumar chindalia

    Its god own place (Char dham) As a hindu we must visit this place .

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