Badrinath is among 4 Dhams of utmost importance, according to the Hindu community. Badrinath is situated in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. The temple is positioned within the two mountain ranges commonly known as Nar and Narayan. Badri denotes drupes or berries, and the region produces plenty of berries absolving the title. The design of the temple is encouraged by Buddha altars. The temple has a Saligram stone statue of Lord Vishnu also deemed to be self sculpted by the god himself.
Book a customized Chardham yatra tour package and include these things to do in Badrinath in your package. You can ask your tour operator to do it for you.
The place is situated in the most exotic range of Himalayas. The place not only offers spiritual enrichment but also many other things to do. We have listed down 21 best things to do in Badrinath to make your trip memorable.
Usually, Chardham yatra covers 4 pilgrimages Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, and the voyage need at least 10-15 days. Get the best tour package of Chardham yatra by helicopter, from India’s best tour operators LIH, Leisure India holidays to visit these dhams in luxury and comfort.
Some might prefer to visit only two places at times or even one place to enjoy the place to its fullest.
Badrinath is a popular destination among travelers who love to visit either solo or in a group. The place has many things to offer from spiritual visits, adventure activities, sightseeing, dodging hectic chaotic city life. So if you are visiting Badrinath from the USA, Uk, Australia, the Middle East, or any other part of the country, for a spiritual tour, visit this land of berries.
The widespread story about Badrinath Dham is that Lord Vishnu was persuaded to stay on earth by his followers. He obliged them by settling his selfly sculptures idol made of pious Saligram stone on earth and returned to heaven. The idol was worshipped for centuries until the Buddhists started empowering the region. They later drowned the statue in the Kund nearby. Adi Guru Sankaracharya had a nightmare of the idol of Lord Vishnu immersed in Narad Kund. On the search, the figure was discovered and restored inside the temple.
The doors of the main temples in Badrinath is open from April till October, but visiting in September or October is the best time to enjoy trekking in a moderate and pleasant climate.
21 Things You Shouldn’t Miss in Badrinath
1) Narada Shila
Visit Panch Shila situated within a kilometer from the Badrinath temple. It is been said that here lord Narad did his penance for 60,000 years, by just standing on one foot.
2) Markandeya Shila
The rock where sage Markandeya did his fasting is called Markandeya Shila, on which the warm water of Tapt Kund keeps dripping.
3) Barahi Shila
Barahi Shila and is noticeable near Narada Shila. All the dreams are achieved by bathing in the kund, or after paying offerings near this rock.
4) Garud Shila
The rock is popular as it can effectively save the person from the poisonous effect in a magical way. The warm water stream keeps flowing beneath this rock.
5) Narsingha Shila
The rock is still located in the figure of a lion or Singh in the center of the Alaknanda river. Even the slightest view of this rock freed human beings from all sins.
6) Jain Mandir
It is been considered that from this auspicious land many Jain Muni got Moksha. Even today the footprint of Nabi Rai at Neelkanth mountain draws everybody towards him.
7) Tapta Kund
Tapt Kund, have literally warm water and lies amidst Badrinath temple and Alaknanda River.
8) Narad Kund
It is a holy spot from where Adi Shankara found the statue of Lord Vishnu. Narad Kund is a pass way in river Alaknanda and is naturally surrounded by rocks.
9) Brahma Kapal
This spot is most sacred and is considered a spot to breakthrough through life and death cycle. It is here people give tribute to the dead family members.
As per Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu comfort himself on a snake named Anantha Shesha. This place is visited to remind this mythical faith to the followers.
11) Panch Dhara
Panch Dhara is an assemblage of five Dhara that begins at Badrinath. Prahlad Dhara, Kurma Dhara, Urvashi Dhara, and Bhrigu Dhara, Indira Dhara. It is situated 1 km away from the main shrine.
12) Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib, a significant Sikh pilgrimage is on the way to Badrinath. The site attracts a lot of devotees from all around the world all year round.
13) Vasudhara Falls
The Vasudhara Falls is situated 8 km northwest of Badrinath. The beautiful place is the perfect spot for morning trekking. Just wear your sturdy shoes and have an amazing view of the waterfall.
14) Bhim Pool
While you move towards Vasundhara fall, you take a 3 km car or bike ride to village Mana. After the village, you come across a water body Bhim Pool built by Bhi, one of the brothers among 5 Pandavas, from the Mahabharata epic for his wife Draupadi, who could not pass the hill.
Enjoy shopping old coins, wool, Ayurvedic medicine, holy books, imported goods from China, seashells, colorful beads and bracelets from the small kiosks bustled throughout the journey.
16) Relishing Local Delicacies.
Savor only authentic vegetarian food with local flavors at several eateries open near the temple. Chinese food is very commonly available here.
Though there are many hotels and ashram in Badrinath, experience the stay in tents and camps for your adventure streak. The stay near the river is one such lifetime experience that should not be missed.
Many prefer to enjoy the bike ride to Badrinath, which is an experience of its own kind. You can hire a bike from Dehradun and complete the voyage on the rough beast of road.
I strongly recommend participating in a yoga camp during your visit to Badrinath. The right postures to include nature in your life is taught in the most incredible way here.
Badrinath is a place of penance. You will see many sages meditating in their own unique way throughout the journey. Meditation in this land of God will surely make your stronger and better person.
If you are a nature admirer and are thrilled by the quaint landscape, then take a day out to the valleys. You will be delighted to see one of the best views of god’s creation.
We wish you have an amazing time during your stay in Badrinath.
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