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One of the most visited temples of country, Badrinath is the home of lord Vishnu. It is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state and perched at an elevation of 3133 meters above sea level, on the left bank of Alaknanda river. It is one of the most popular and sacred Dhams in India. The town lies amidst the mountain ranges named Nar & Narayan and under the shadow of mighty Neelkanth. The temple of Badrinath is also known as the Badrinarayan Temple. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams or the holy shrines of Vaishnavities.

As per its history, the holy shrine was established by the great Hindu philosopher Adi Shankaracharya. It was renewed several times after its establishment. It is also the most important temples among Panch Badri, other four Badris are Yogadhyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Bridha Badri (Old Badri) and Adi Badri. The majestic mountains around Badrinath also find its mention in the great Hindu epic Mahabharata. It is a place where Pandavas are said to be died while ascending the slopes of a peak in western Garhwal named Swargarohini, which literally means ‘Ascent to Heaven’. A village named Mana houses a cave where a well renowned sage Ved Vyas is believed to have written the epic Mahabharata.

The main attraction of the town Badrinath is Badrinath Temple, but other than this, there are several more religious sights to roam around which are namely as Pandukeshwar, since this place also lies in the proximity to Badrinath temple, it obviously have mythological connotation. It is situated at an elevation of 1829 meters above sea level, just 15kms away from Joshimath. It is the place where king Pandu who was the father of Pandavas, worshipped lord Shiva; Yogadhyan Badri temple, it is one of the Sapt Badris, situated at Pandukeshwar. This temple houses the idol of lord Vishnu in meditative posture. Legends believed that this idol was installed by king Pandu; Mana Village, it is said to be the last or the first village of India as it is situated on the border of India and China. It is denoted as a ‘Tourism Village’ by Uttarakhand Government because it is one of the major attractions of the region after Badrinath. It is beautifully surrounded by Himalayas; Tapt Kund, it is natural hot water spring lies amidst Badrinath Temple and Alaknanda, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Devotees have to take a dip in the holy water of this Kund before entering the main shrine; Charan Paduka, it is a comely rock having the foot impressions of lord Vishnu. This sacred rock is a popular attraction of Badrinath. Besides this devotees can also visit Mata Murti Temple, Narad Kund, Bheem Pul, Ganesha Cave, Brahma Kapal, Satopanth Lake, Vasudhara Falls and many more.

Best time to visit this shrine is between the summer months as in winter months the shrine remains closed for six months due to heavy snowfall. During this time the idol shifted to Joshimath. It is a place where devotees can get the blessings of deities even during winters.

Being one of the most popular shrines of India Badrinath has to be well connected with entire country. Many regular buses run between ISBT Delhi and Rishikesh, Haridwar and Srinagar. Popular places like Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath etc. offers several frequent services of buses and taxis as well. Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport from the shrine while nearest railway station is situated in Rishikesh.

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