The holy town of the Hindus, Badrinath is situated in the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. From among India's Char Dham pilgrimage sites, this one is the most important of all.
How to Reach Badrinath
Badrinath is situated between the Nar and Narayana mountain ranges in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. It is a Hindu and Jain holy town and is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham Pilgrimage. The holy temple of Badrinath is where the town gets its name from.
The nearest airport to Badrinath is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. The cheapest flights to Dehradun are approximately Rs 4000 per person. From Dehradun there are taxis and buses that can be hired to reach the destination. The distance from Dehradun to Badrinath is 331 km.
The nearest railway stations to Badrinath are at Rishikesh, Kotdwara and Haridwar. The first two are small stations and are not connected by fast trains. However, Haridwar has trains connecting to major cities in India. The distance from Haridwar to Badrinath is 313 km.
Badrinath can be reached by National highway 58 which connects to Delhi and other cities. Buses from Delhi to Badrinath via Haridwar and Rishikesh are available throughout the year, buses and taxi services are increased during the summer season when the pilgrims travel for their Char Dham Yatra.
Buses and taxis are available from Rishikesh and Haridwar too. The last bus from Rishikesh leaves for Badrinath before dawn. The road further on is narrow and driving after sunset is not permitted.
Shopping in Badrinath
Tourist traffic has given rise to bustling markets in Badrinath. You may look for local brass artifacts and utilities while shopping in Badrinath. Utilities generally include the articles used for worshipping. You may also go for antiques and knickknacks that may serve as souvenirs and gifts for your near and dear ones.
Joshimath is only 13kms from Badrinath and a prominent township in the neighborhood. There are good markets for shopping in Joshimath. Woolen caps, blankets, shawls are popular items for shopping in Joshimath.
Last Updated on : 21/10/2013