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Badrinath Pilgrimage Tours
Badrinath Temple History : One of the most important of India's Char Dham pilgrimage Badrinath Yatra holds great importance for Hindus. According to Badrinath temple history Adi Shankaracharya discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan made of saligram stone in the Alaknanda River and established Badrinath Kedarnath as a major pilgrimage site for Hindu?. Badrinath Kedarnath holds great importance in Hindu Mythology and legends.
According to the Badrinath Temple history the temple has been renovated several times mostly due to age and geographical location. The Badrinath Kedarnath temple was expanded by the Kings of Garhwal region in the 17th century and after significant damage by earthquake in 1803. Badrinath temple History tells us that it was rebuilt by the King of Jaipur.
How To Reach Badrinath Kedarnath :
Badrinath pilgrimage tours holds great importance to Hindus. The tough journey and route was a test of human endurance till a few years back. Located at an altitude of 3415 meters in the Garhwal hills, Badrinath is a few kilometers from the Indo-China border. The trip to Badrinath takes around two days. The Badrinath Temple is accessible by road now and the best time to visit Badrinath is between June and September. Winters can be extreme here so it makes sense to take up Badrinath Pilgrimage tours in the summers.
Air : Nearest airport is the Jolly Grant near Dehradun which is 317 kilometers for Badrinath tours.
Rail : The nearest railway stations are Haridwar 310 kilometers and Rishikesh 297 kilometers for Badrinath tours.
Road : Regular buses for Badrinath tours can be taken from New Delhi, Haridwar and Rishikesh. Badrinath Pilgrimage tour buses from nearby cities can also be taken.
The roads to Badrinath Temple are narrow and once in Badrinath tours it is recommended to hire an all terrain vehicle which can drop you at the temple after recent developments.
Badrinath Temple Committee, facilities and timings etc. : Badrinath Temple is managed by the Shri Badrinath Yatra Temple Committee. Kapat Opening : - The kapat of Shri Badarinath Temple will open on 9th May 2011 at 5 :30 AM. The ideal Badrinath Tour time or peak season to go for a Char Dham Yatra is from May to October due to heavy snowfall and land slides.
Badrinath Pilgrimage Tours Festivals :
Mata Murti Ka Mela can be seen at Badrinath Temple in the month of September. The mother of Lord Badrinath is worshipped on this day.
Badari Kedar Festival in the month of June is celebrated for 8 days. The festival is a depiction of the art and culture of India.
Badrinath Pilgrimage Tours Other Attractions :
Other attractions in and near Badrinath are :
Tapt Kund is a natural spring with therapeutic powers.
Vasudhara Falls is a beautiful sight
Charanpaduka is a rock with foot prints of Lord Vishnu
The Badrinath Yatra tourist office is located at :
Tourist Office, Bus Station,
Gopeshwar, Tel. :01372-252468.
Badrinath Pilgrimage Tours Hotels :
Hotel Narayan Palace
The Chardham Camp
The details for Shri Badrinath Yatra committee are :
Shri Badrinath - Shri Kedarnath Temples Committee
Chandrabhaga Bridge, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand - 249 201. INDIA.
Tel Fax : + 91 + (0135) 2430261
E-mail : [email protected], Web Site : www.badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in
The Temple Is Maintained By :
Mobile : 9412410000