Places to Visit near Badrinath

Badrinath temple, devoted to lord Vishnu is situated in Garhwal Himalayan region. The temple of Badrinath temple is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, lush green valleys, breathtaking Himalayan peaks, sky-scrapping trees, snowcapped mountain peaks, and has a divine aura. It is believed that the temple of Badrinath is more than 1000 years old and was established by the great monk and philosopher Adi Shankaracharya around 08th century. The town of Badrinath is surrounded by several tourist hotspots and religious destinations as well, the focal destinations around Badrinath Dham to explore are given here.

places near badrinath

Badrinath Excursions

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    Mana Village

    Mana village is considered as the last inhabited village of India and perched at an altitude of 3200 meters above from sea level, situated near the Tibetan border in Uttarakhand Garhwal region, India. The village of Mana offers stunning vistas of snowcapped Himalayan peaks and serves as a base for trekkers heading to the Vasudhara falls. It is situated near the Indo – China border and also a great place to explore. It is located around 3 kms away from Badrinath temple.

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    Vasudhara Falls:

    A beautiful waterfall located around 8 kms away from Badrinath temple and a great photogenic place. The Vasudhara waterfalls descending gracefully from the towering height of 122 meters and believed that the waterfall of Vasudhara is a divine blessing, with waters believed to bestow prosperity. Many researchers says that the water of the Vasudhara waterfalls carries several medicinal properties.

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    Tapt kund:

    Taptkund is a natural hot spring water situated near Badrinath temple. Devotees take dip in the water of this kund and cleanse their body and mind.

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    Charan Paduka:

    Charan Paduka is a rock which has imprints of lord Vishnu’s feet. Charan Paduka is located approximately 3 kms away from Badrinath temple and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks.

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    Joshimath town serves as a gateway to several Himalayan pilgrimage sites including the Badrinath temple. The town of Joshimath is situated in Uttarakhand Garhwal region, India approximately 50 kms away from the Badrinath temple. Joshimath has several religious destinations to visit such as Narsingh temple, Shri Shankaracharya math, Kalpvriksha, Bhavishya kedar, etc.

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    The world-famous hill station and skiing destinations, Auli offers the panoramic view of the surrounding snowcapped mountain peaks. Auli is a picturesque hill station and pretty popular among tourists. Auli is situated around 65 kms away from the Badrinath temple and to visit this place tourists have to reach Joshimath first and then can take ropeway or can hire a local cab to reach Auli.

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    Saraswati River:

    Saraswati River originates from Mana village and merges with the Alaknanda River in Badrinath, tourists also can take a look and picture themselves there.

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    Satopanth Lake:

    Satopanth is a high-altitude glacier lake which is located around 25 kms away from Badrinath and to reach here pilgrims have to trek all the way up to the satopanth lake. The trek is pretty difficult but the amazing and mesmerizing views of the surrounding Himalayan Mountain peaks worth it.

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    Swargrohine is a very popular place and has deep connections from Hindu mythology. it is believed that the heroes of pic Mahabharata, Pandavas took this path to reach heaven. Trekkers are drawn to the challenging trails of Swargrohini and the journey also offers breathtaking views of towering mountain peaks, and majestic natural beauty.