Best Things to Do in Badrinath

  • Badrinath Temple
  • Places to visit during Chardham yatra 2020
  • the Banks of Saraswati River
  • Brahma Kapal
  • Alkapuri
  • Nilkantha Peak
  • Mana Village
  • Vasudhara Falls
  • Bheem pul

Badrinath is a small sacred town in the India state of Uttrakhand, and it is famous for being the land of Vishnu. Badrinath is one of the Chardham, the four divine seats of the lord. Thousands of tourists visit here to pay homage to the Lord Vishnu. The best time to visit Badrinath is April to July during summertime when the weather is quite pleasant. Badrinath Temple is not the only attraction of this unique town: there are various best things to do in Badrinath. Let us guide you through the Best Things to Do in Badrinath.

Places to Visit in Badrinath

Badrinath Temple

1. Badrinath Temple – One of the most exciting things one can do in Badrinath is paying a visit to Badrinath temple. The lush green trees, majestic snow-clad mountains, and a cold-weather add a charm to this place. You can visit the temple from the last week of April to the last week of December. You can also attend the morning and evening aartis (Hindu religious rituals of worship) in the temple. In various ancients purans (a vast genre of Indian literature about a wide range of topics), Badrinath temple is mentioned many times. Visiting Badrinath temple is one of the best things to do in Badrinath.

Places to visit during Chardham yatra 2020

2. Bheem Pul – Bheem Pul is located in the last village of India, named Mana. Situated over the Saraswati river, the rock acts as a bridge between the two mountains. Some legends say that one of the Pandava brothers made this bridge with the help of rock near for his loving wife Draupadi as she was unable to cross the river. Visit Bheem Pul and marvel at the beauty of this place.

 

Vasudhara Falls

3. Vasudhara Falls – Enjoy the mesmerising beauty of Vasudhara falls, the perfect place to rejuvenate and relax in the stunning view of beautiful waterfalls. You can visit Vasudhara Falls from May to October. It is believed that the Pandavas brothers stayed here during their time of exile. Doing trekking at Vasundhara Falls is one of the best things for adventure seekers. Refresh yourself by taking a bath in water that is blessed with medicinal properties. Vasudhara Falls is among the top list of things to do in Badrinath.

 

Mana Village

4. Mana Village – Mana village is situated at 3,200 meters above sea level in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Mana village is known as the “last village of India before the border with Tibet.” You will get peace here in the calmness of nature, narrow lanes, traditional wood huts that take you to the old world charm that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Nilkantha Peak

5. Nilkantha Peak – This pyramidal-shaped peak is named after Lord Shiva, also known as “Gharwal Queen.” The mountain towers above Badrinath with its 3,474 meters of height. According to the legends, initially, there was no mountain between Badrinath and Kedarnath; but one-day, Lord Shiva was displeased with the worshipper of both temples, so he stood like a mountain to block their way. Go there before the dawn, and you will see fantastic nature’s view in front of your eyes as you witness the first beams of sunlight falling on the top of Nilkantha Peak, when it resembles a giant gold gem!

Alkapuri

6. Alkapuri – Alkapuri is situated almost 15 km from Badrinath near Mana village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is known as “The city of gods.” According to Hindu mythology, Alkapuri is the home of Kubera and guardian gods of forests and villages – the yakshas. It is also believed that the Gandharvas, husband of apsaras and male nature spirits, is a resident here. Alkapuri is where you can spend your time in calmness in the lush nature.

7. Tapt Kund – Tapt Kund hot springs are located beside the Badrinath temple on the banks of the Alaknanda river. It is believed that taking a dip in the Alaknanda river will wash all your sins. It is amazing to find hot springs in the midst of Badrinath cold weather. Take a dip in the holy water of the Tapt Kund; it is believed that its unique medicinal properties can cure skin diseases.

8. Valley of Flower – Located near Joshimath, a few kilometres away from Badrinath, this national park is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its large variety of flora, meadows and alpine flowers. You can visit Valley of Flower from May to July during summertime. If you have time left on your journey, you should definitely pay a visit to this beautiful national park. 

9. Brahma Kapal – Located 2 km from the Badrinath, it is here that, according to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma resides. Those who perform Shraddha Karma and rituals for the dead soul of their family members will get salvation from the cycle of birth and rebirth.

Off-beat Things to do in Badrinath

Brahma Kapal

10. Enjoy a Picnic at the Banks of Saraswati River – Enjoy the banks of Saraswati river and witness the meeting of two rivers, the Alaknanda and the Saraswati, at Keshav Prayag. Visit the picturesque town of Badrinath and get spellbound with its fantastic beauty . You will witness the bridge here made of rock known as Bheem pul, which is one of the excellent tourist attractions for the tourist in Badrinath. Picnic on the banks of Saraswati river is among the off-beat things to do in Badrinath.

the Banks of Saraswati River

11. Pay a Visit to Yog Dhyan Badri – A visit Yog Dhyan Badri, situated in Pandukeshwar, is a fantastic experience of a lifetime. According to Hindu mythology, Yog Dhyan Badri is the birthplace of Pandavas. It is believed that it was king Pandu to install in this place a Lord Vishnu statue made up of shaligram stone.

12. Go on a Walking Tour of Badrinath – Get acquainted, talk with the residents of Badrinath and get to know their culture, history and traditions. Going on a walk on a winding street of Badrinath is one of the coolest things to do in Badrinath.

So, above is a list of Best Things to do in Badrinath that will allure you to book your tour immediately.  Lete’s go on a spiritual yet adventurous journey of Badrinath yatra. Don’t think more. Just pack your bags, book your Chardham yatra package 2020 and create some amazing memories. Now you have browsed the Best things to do in Badrinath, you can book your chardham tour package 2020 so that you can roam this amazing town with ease. 

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