Uttrakhand is known because of so many reasons sich as educaion, wild life, flora, adventure and many more. It's holy places are also one of the major player in Indian Tourism. People caomes here to learn and know Indian culture.
Badrinath is considered the holiest of the four main shrines of Uttarakhand. The town, situated on the left bank of the Alaknanda river, is equidistant from the twin mountains of Nara & Narayan. Badrinath is on the itinerary of every devote Hindu. The place is also known as Badri vane after the forest of Badri trees which grow here.
The present temple was built about two centuries ago by the king of Garhwal. The principal idol in the temple is of black stone and represents Vishnu seated in a meditative pose and flanked by Nara-Narayan. Badrinath is also known as Vishal Badri and is one of the Panch Badris.
Te temple remains closed from October to April due to severe winter conditions. During this period the idols of Utsavo Murti are taken to Pandukeshwar. It is said that “there are many sacred spots of pilgrimage in the heavens, earth and the nether world, but there has been none equal to Badri, nor shall there be”.
Area : 2.5 Sq. Km
Altitude : 3133 Mtrs above sea level
Air : Jolly Grant Air Strip (Dehradun) : 315 km
Rail : 292 Km
Road Distance from : Delhi ( 518 Km ), Rishikesh ( 297 Km ), Joshimath ( 42 Km ), Haridwar ( 321 Km ), Dehradun ( 343 km )