The nectar sweet, Vasudhara Falls surging near the holy city of Badrinath is one of the most enchanting places to visit in Uttarakhand. This ravishing waterfall drops from a height of 400 feet about 122 metres above sea level. People believe that the heavenly beauty of the Vasudhara falls can only be savoured by those who are clean, pure and unstained from guilt. Although, it is a remote destination but the undiluted beauty and cool ambiance of this waterfall tempt the nature worshippers to visit it.
Why every wild child should venture for the rewarding Vasudhara Falls trek
The cascading Vasudhara falls is a call for all the nature addicts who crave for encapsulating the nature’s ethereal beauty. This rewarding trek starts from Mana village and passes the Saraswati temple. The trek further is a bit arduous, filled with pebbles and stones but the stunning view of the buoyant Vasudhara river valley will make your journey worthwhile. Since there are no shops on the way, you should carry water bottles and some snacks to gain energy. Soon you'll be able to feast your eyes on the empyrean, Vasudhara waterfall which flows from a Herculean mountain cliff. One can also have a glimpse of majestic mountain ranges like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, and Balakun peak also known as Alakapuri, the abode of wealth god Kubera.
Best Time to Visit Vasudhara Falls
The journey to Vasudhara Falls can only be undertaken when the portals of Badrinath temple are opened which is usually from the 2nd week of May to October or November each year. So the best time to visit this place would be from May to June.
Location of Vasudhara Falls
Vasudhara Falls is located in Near Badrinath ( 5 km trek from Mana village). You can view its location on Google Map below.
How to Reach Vasudhara Falls
For approaching the ravishing Vasudhara Falls, one needs to undertake a short 3 km drive from Badrinath to Mana village. On reaching Mana village, a further 5 km brisk trek will take you to Vasudhara waterfalls, which only take 2 hours to complete.
By Road: Badrinath being one of the holiest places of Hindus is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand. The travellers can take the bus to Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Srinagar from ISBT, Kashmiri Gate New Delhi. Local transport to Badrinath town can be easily available from the major cities of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Chamoli etc.
By Rail: Rishikesh railway station situated 294 km before Badrinath on NH58, is the nearest railhead. Trains are frequent to Rishikesh and Badrinath is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. One can easily catch a bus or hire a taxi from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Joshimath etc. to reach Badrinath.
By Air: The Jolly Grant airport situated at a distance of 311 km is the closest airport to Badrinath. It operates daily flights to Delhi and taxis can be easily available to Badrinath from Jolly Grant airport.
Read How to Reach guide for Badrinath.