Badrinath temple is among one of the most holy places for Indians in the whole world. Badrinath is situated in Uttarakhand. Literally meaning of the word is very peaceful and it means where the God is situated. This temple is situated in the foothills of one of the famous mountain ranges of Uttarakhand i.e. Neelkantha peak range. This temple is dedicate to the great God Vishnu who is one of the Tridev according to Hindus. Now comes to the actual meaning of Badrinath. The name of the place Badrinath is derived from the two local word one is badri which
means berries. Badrinath temple is situated at an altitude of about 3,133 meters above the sea level. Due to the height factor it is very tough to reach to this temple. Only way to reach this temple is through trekking. But the route is very difficult to trek. Badrinath temple is situated on the banks
of river Alakananda. There is a thermal spring situated very near to the Badrinath temple and it is one of
the main attractions.
Legendary tales behind Badrinath Temple
There are many legendary tales behind Badrinath temple. It is believed that the the journey of holy river Ganga starts from here. So this place is regarded as one of the most holy place for the Hindus.
Badrinath temple- as discussed earlier the Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Badrinath temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century, but the structure of temple of was renovated by the kings of Garhwal. In the temple there are 15 idols of lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Parvati, Garuda, and others. All the idols are made of black stone.
Best time to visit Badrinath- best time to visit Badrinath is during the summer. One should come with very heavy clothes during one's visit to Badrinath.
How to reach Badrinath
The place Badrinath is easily accessible from all the parts of Uttarakhand.
By Air- Nearest airport to Badrinath is Jolly Grant Airport which is situated at a distance of about 314 km from Badrinath. Jolly Grant Airport is very well
connected to all the parts of India by regular flights.
By Rail- Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railway station to Badrinath and is situated at a distance of about 295 km from Badrinath town. This railway station is very well connected to the major parts of Uttarakhand by daily rails.
By Road- Badrinath town is very well connected by well structured roads with all the major destinations of
Uttarakhand and India. One may find regular buses and taxis to Badrinath from all the parts of Uttarakhand.