Places to See in Badrinath

Badrinath defines serenity. Pilgrims get lost in the calm and devotional setting of this place. There is a long list of tourist spot in and around Badrinath Dham which one can explore. Some of places which you can see in Badrinath are listed below

Temples/ Tourist Places to Visit in/near Badrinath

Neelkanth

Neelkanth peak sets a perfect background to the Badrinath temple. This peak which is also called as ‘Queen of Garhwal’ stands at a height of 6,597meter.

Tapt Kund

Tapt Kund the sacred sulphur spring lies just below the Badrnath shrine. It is believed to have high medicinal value and cure skin diseases. Devotees before entering the temple take a holy dip in the Tapt kund. As per the Indian mythology, five boulders laze around the kund which are Narad, Varah, Gurur, Narsingh and Markanday.

Satopanth

Bloomed at a height of 4600 meters above sea level, Satopanth Lake is triangular lake. The crystal clear green water amidst snow-cloaked peaks makes this place awe-inspiring. It is believed that the lake has three corners and each corner is named after holy trinity of Mahesh, Vishnu and Brahma.

Vasudhara Fall

After a 3 km trek from Mana village, one can allure the scenic beauty of Vasudhara Fall in Mana Village. The waterfall drops from a height of 400 feet around 122 meters above sea level. It is believed that water from the fall can only be savored by people who are pure and clean.

Mata Murti Mandir

Mata Murti Mandir is situated 3 km away from Badrinath temple on the right bank of Alaknanda River. The mandir is dedicated to Lord Badrinath’s mother Maa Murti. The Ma Murti ka Mela which takes place in September every year attracts pilgrims from all around.

Vyas Gufa

Vyas Gufa is situated in Mana village alongside many other caves. Shri Vyas Muni in the cave wrote an important grantha of Mahabharata.

Narad Kund

Placed near the Tapt Kund, Narad Kund is the place where Adi Shankara found the Lord Badrinath Ji idol. The hot water spring falls out from underneath Garur Shila. Pilgrims for its medicinal value take a bathe in the kund before going to Badrinath temple.

Mana Village

Just 3 km away from Badrinath, Mana is a dreamy hamlet located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is the last village at China border of Indian region. Mana is a culturally rich village. It’s a tradition in Mana village that localities on the closing day of the temple offer choli to the idol of Badrinath Ji.

Sheshnetra

Just few km away from the Badrinath, on the opposite bank of Alaknanda is placed the huge boulder which gives the impression of Shesh Nag. Sheshnetra has beautiful formation with a mark which looks like an eye of serpent Shesha. Legends say that Sheshnetra guards the holy temple of Badrinath.

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Char Dham are the names of four pilgrimage places in Uttarakhand, India that are widely revered by most of the “Hindus”. The Char Dham of Uttarkhand are: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.