Narad Kund is adorned in the holy town of Badrinath and is the second prominent attraction of Badrinath. It is a sacred place from where Adi Shankara discovered the idol of Lord Vishnu. Narad Kund is a bay in river Alaknanda and is naturally enclosed by a rock.
This hot water spring is one of the most revered places of Badrinath. As per a Hindu legend, it is said that Narad Muni wrote Narad Bhakti Sutra here. Hence, this place was named after him. The water in Narad Kund remains hot in spite of being encircled by snow-capped peaks. The pristine surroundings around the thermal spring make this place an epitome of beauty and divinity.
How to Reach Narad Kund
It is situated near the Tapt Kund and many devotees prefer taking a bath in this pond before heading to Badrinath shrine. Since Narad Kund is situated before the Badrinath shrine it can be easily accessed from any part of the country.
By Road: Being a popular pilgrim place Badrinath boasts a great network of roads and is well connected with Ghaziabad by NH58. There are frequent buses running to cities like Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Srinagar from ISBT, Kashmiri Gate. The travellers can catch a bus or hire a taxi from the major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Chamoli etc. to reach Badrinath.
By Rail: Rishikesh railway station situated 294 km short of Badrinath on NH58 is the nearest railhead. It is well connected with the major cities of India. Trains are frequent to Rishikesh and taxis or buses can be easily available to Badrinath from Rishikesh railway station.
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun about 311 km from Badrinath is the nearest airport. It is well connected to Delhi with daily flights and taxis can be easily available from Jolly Grant airport to Badrinath.
Read How to Reach guide for Badrinath.