Situated in Badrinath village of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India, the temple is easily accessible to religious places. Badrinath, one of the most sacred temples in the country, is also known in the four holy pilgrimage sites (four dhams) of God and in the list of four Dham of Uttarakhand, also called 'Chota Char Dham'. Badrinath temple is also popular as Badrinararayan temple, because it is dedicated as Lord avatar of Vishnu called Badrinarayan.
The legend has it that Badrinath was the abode of Lord Shiva and that Lord Vishnu managed to unseat Shiva from here to the town of Kedarnath. Another belief of the Hindus is that when Ganga made her descent to earth, she split up 12 streams and one among them fell on the banks of Badrinath; which is the river Alaknanda.
The charming township of Badrinath is where theology meets with the quietness of nature. situated in the Chamoli region in Uttarakhand at the elevation of 3,133 meters, the pre-eminent abode of Lord Vishnu is one of the holiest of the sacred shrines of Char Dham pilgrimage in India. Other Char Dham sites include Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram. positioned between Nar and Narayan peaks, the religious land of Vishnu also belongs to the Chota Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand. opening with Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath, Badrinath is the last and most famous stop in the pilgrimage tour of Garhwal Himalayas.
It is believed that this temple was built by the great scholar and philosopher Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century AD. The original temple was destroyed by rushes. It is believed that the present temple was built by the Garhwal Kings in the 17th century. The temple which we visit today is a lovely structure in characteristic mountain architecture. With a bright color in the main entrance to the temple "Singh Dwar", the temple receives modern beauty, not to mention artistic beauty. There are about 15 sculptures of various Hindu deities in the temple premises, the primary gods Lord Vishnu, or Narayan, who have been depicted keeping in mind, which are quite unusual for God, who like to retreat. A Badri tree incorporates meditating God.
How to Reach Badrinath Temple
By Air : The nearest airport from Badrinath is Jolly Grant Airport which is placed at the distance of 311 kilometers. The airport has flights connecting to Delhi, Lucknow and Mumbai. You can opt to hire a taxi from the railway station or can board a bus from nearest bus station to reach Badrinath.
By Train : The nearest railway station of Badrinath is 318 kilometers away in Haridwar railway station. This railway station is a comprehensive gauge station which has a good connection with other major railway stations in the country.
By Road : Curved and inter-state buses running in Badrinath, which well connected to various cities and outer states cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Srinagar, Dehradun, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and others. These buses are cheap hikes and are the best choice to cover great distances.
Haridwar Taxi Services is a tourist operator who organizes travel packages to Badrinath. The package is for 5 nights and 6 days and covers all the divine destinations in and around Badrinath. You get picked up at Delhi and drive up to Haridwar and from there on you will proceed to Badrinath. And web providing service Badrinath Ek Dham Yatra.