Badrinath is the sacred place of Vishnu Bhagwan. Lord Vishnu is worshipped in the dual form of Nar Narayan. According to Skanda Puran, there are several sacred shrines in heaven, on earth and in hell but there is no shrine like Badrinath. It is believed that Badrinath yatra opens the door to attain moksha. Badrinath is one among the 108 Divya Deshams of Vaishnavities. One can take a dip at Tapt Kund in front of Badrinath temple. You can also visit Mata Murty temple, Bheem Pul, Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa and Panch Prayag during Ek Dham Yatra. Badrinath yatra is considered as the most pious and important yatra for Hindus. Badrinath yatra opens for 06 to 07 months every year from April to Nov. The opening dates of Badrinath are announced on Vasant Panchami every year. Badrinath is accessible by road and vehicles go up to the main town.
What is included in the tour
- Airport/Railway Station pickup and transfer
- Accommodation in double rooms with attached toilet and bath
- Breakfast & dinner
- Hot water facility
- Transportation as mentioned, Non ac vehicle during hill journey
- All taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- Lunch in Package
- Pony/Palki charges
- Helicopter charges
- Ropeway fare
- Priority Darshan charges
- Special Pooja charges
- Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges
- Extra transport charges in the event of landslides
- Tips and any other expenses, which are not mentioned above
- Visit to Lakhamandal*, Trijukinarayan* & Kalimath*
Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop...
Day 1: Delhi - Rishikesh (250 kms/6hrs)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Rishikesh, enroute lunch. Later drive to Rishikesh transfer to your Hotel. Visit Ganga Aarti in evening. , Dinner & Night halt.
Day 2: Rishikesh - Joshimath (276kms/8hr)
Morning, drive straight to Joshimath enroute visit Deoprayag,Rudraprayag & Karnprayag. On Arr. Joshimath, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Joshimath: Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who came all the way from Kerels in the 8th Century A.D, perform penance under a tree here and after getting enlightenment, established a Math (religious centre), known as "Joshimath". The name Joshimath is derived from it. Temple of Narsingh and Nav Durga are located here.
Day 3: Joshimath - Badrinath (44kms/3hr) Morning visit Narsingh Temple & Shankracharaya Math. Later drive to Badrinath, Check in Hotel. Visit Badrinath Temple for evening Aarti. Night halt at Badrinath.
Day 4: Badrinath - Rudraprayag (165kms/6hr) Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakamal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sight seeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Tapt Kund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.
Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.
Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye.
Charanpaduka : 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.
Mata Murty Temple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.
Mana Village : Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara : As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.
Bhim Pul : On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.
Vyas Gufa (cave) : Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Day 5: Rudraprayag - Hardwar (160kms/5hr)
Drive to Hardwar, enroute visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing (Ram Jhulla, Laxman Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Shivananda Ashram & Gita Kutir). Arr. Haridwar, transfer to Railway station..