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Badrinath

Between the famous mountains of Nar and Narayan and along the bank of river Alakanda; Badrinath is located. This is one of the holiest places among the four major shrines of Hindus. It is considered to be a very important place in the Char Dham yatra. It is the dream of every Hindu devotee to visit this holy place at least once in a life time. This is one place where it has been a myth for number of years that Lord Shiva is being residing here. Though there are many pilgrimage spots in this world, but there is no such place as sacred as Badrinath. It was a legend that riverGanga was requested to come down on Earth and its flow was controlled by Lord Shiva as Earth was not wable to withstand the force.

Among the twelve channels into which it was divided, Alakanda was one of them. Famous temple of Shri Badrinathji is located on banks of this river. Badrinath is open only during the period of April to May.Overall area of Badrinath is about 3 sq. km.

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Another place which is very likely to visit in Gangotri is the rock Shivling. It is a very natural shivling which is also renowned as Jalamanga Shivling. This place is the best to visit during winters.

Badrinath Temple,Prime destination of this place is Badrinath temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is divided into three parts. In all there are 15 idols in the whole complex. Famous idol at this place is of Lord Vishnu seated in meditation pose.

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Tapt Kund, Another place at this place is Tapt Kund. Pilgrims who come to this place take bath in thermal springs at this place before entering the temple. It has been said that water of this Kind is herbal and has capability of curing many severe diseases.

Mata Murthi temple, At the right of Alakanda River, there is Mata Murthi temple. This temple is dedicated to mother of Badrinathji. There is also a famous Mana Village which is just 4 km away from Badrinath. You can find an Indo-Mangolian tribe at this place and you can find the cave of saint Ved Vyas near this area.

Auli,Another tourist destination at this place is Auli. From this place, you will be able to see a magnificent view of Himalaya ranges. There is a scenic place called Pipalkoti over here which is covered with snow from where you can see the aesthetic view of the whole place. You can find many other popular destinations such as Vishnuprayag, Srinagar, Panch Badris, Bridha Badri and Adi Badri.

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Hemkund Sahib is also located which is a pilgrimage center for Sikhs. There is a place called Joshimath at Shri Badrinathji which is considered to be a very important place over here.

How To Reach Badrinath

If you are traveling by air, you can reach to Jolly Grant airport which is about 317 kms away from Badrinath.

If you are planning to reach there by roadways, Rishikesh is 300 kms away from that place while Kotdwar is 327 kms away. From there, you can hire a private car or even buses. You can also get easy accommodation facilities at this place. There you can get various Dharamshalas and rest houses for this purpose. You can find many popular tourist destinations at Badrinath.

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