"Badrinath Dham" situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters - Badrinath is the most critical destination of the char dham. This place is dedicated to lord Badrinarayan. Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar and Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop.
The journey to this place normally begins from either Kedarnath Jee. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van".
General Information about Badrinath:
State : Uttranchal / Uttarkhand
Area : 2.5 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 3133 meters above sea level
Temperature : Summer Max: 18 C/ Min: 05 C
Winter Max : Sub Zero/ Min: Snowbound
STD Code : 01372-86
Haridwar Railway Enquiry : 131
Dehradun Airport Enquiry : 0135-2412052-53
Local Languages : Hindi, Garhwali (local)
Attranction of BAdrinath : Badrinath Temple, Neelkanth Temple, Tapt Kund & Surya Kund
Nearby Cities : Govindghat, Haridwar, Joshimath, Karnaprayag, Mana Village, Srinagar, Rishikesh, Rudraprayag
How to Reach Badrinath
By Air: The Nearest airport from Badrinath is Jolly grant airport in Dehradun and just 317 Km away from Gangotri.
By Rail: Rishikesh is the nearest railway station from Badrinath and just 295 Km away from Badrinath.
By Road: the roadhead for Badrinath is connected by bus services of Samyukt Rotation Yatayat Vyavstha Samiti to Rishikesh, Haridwar and other major centres in the region.
Distances in km from some cities are as per follows:
Dehradun - 343 Km
Govindghat - 42 Km
Haridwar - 321 Km
Joshimath - 42 Km
Karnprayag - 122 Km
Mana Village - 04 Km
Srinagar - 187 Km
Rishikesh - 297 Km
Rudraprayag - 155 Km