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Badrinath is famous as Pilgrimage, Hot Destination, Temples, Char Dham Yatra, Panch Badri, Monuments of National Importance, with over 19 Places to See in Badrinath. Nearest Airport from Badrinath is Jolly Grant Airport, 314 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh, 295 kms. There are over 13 Hotels in Badrinath.

There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Badrinath. Badrinath useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Badrinath Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Badrinath. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.


What is the best time to visit Badrinath?

Because of heavy snowfall in winters, Badrinath is a seasonal pilgrimage, which is only opened during summers. Therefore, best season to visit Badrinath is from May to October excluding the monsoon in between.

Is it safe to travel to Badrinath?

Being a revered pilgrimage site, Badrinath is generally flocked with tourists during the Yatra season every year. So it is advisable to be alert about your belongings. Monsoons season should be avoided as the roads leading to Badrinath are prone to landslides.

What kind of weather can be expected in Badrinath?

Summer in Badrinath stays from March till June making this period very pleasant with temperate and cool climate. Monsoon season can be avoided from June to October. Winter sets in during November and lasts till February, making Badrinath cold and covered in snow.

ATM facilities in Badrinath?

Yes, there are numbers of ATM machines available in Badrinath, many of which are located on the Main market.

How far is Badrinath from Kedarnath?

Badrinath is at a distance of 210 kms from Kedarnath via National Highway 109 and NH-58. Please check the road conditions earlier before the visit.

How many days are sufficient to explore Badrinath?

To explore Badrinath and its nearby surroundings at a relaxed pace, one would need 2 days minimum as there are plenty of places in and around Badrinath. Few of the must visit places are Mana Village, Vasudhara, Tapta Kund, Bheem Pul etc. In addition to that, there are other destinations as well like Auli, Joshimath, Valley of Flowers and Hemkunt Sahib in the vicinity.

What are the road conditions in Badrinath?

It is always a good practice to check road conditions in advance when you planning to travel to the hilly areas, especially in the monsoon season when the roads are prone to landslides due to heavy downpour. However, being part of well-maintained NH-58, roads are pretty good and smooth for Badrinath and well suited for your personal vehicle.

Travel (Trip Planning)

Which is the nearest airport to Badrinath?

The nearest airport to Badrinath is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun, which is approximately 310 kms from Badrinath. Jolly grant is well connected with Delhi by several flights that operate on daily basis.

Which is the nearest railway station to Badrinath?

The nearest airport to Badrinath is Haridwar junction at a distance of 319 kms from Badrinath with numerous trains connecting Haridwar junction with other major cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata etc.

Are there taxi services available in Badrinath?

Being an important pilgrimage destination for devotees, there are many car rental services available in Badrinath for tourists and pilgrims. One can book cabs in Badrinath for visiting the surrounding areas like Mana, Auli, and Joshimath etc. The rates of the taxis vary depending upon the vehicle requested and the kilometers covered.

How can one go to Badrinath from Rishikesh?

Badrinath is at a distance from 297 kms and 318 kms from Rishikesh and Haridwar respectively. One can easily opt for taxi services on a private basis. Various local and state-run buses provide daily services from Rishikesh to Joshimath which is at a distance of 45 kms from Badrinath.

How to Reach

How to reach Badrinath from Delhi?

Badrinath is at a distance of 361 kms from Delhi. There are various modes of transportations that are available to reach Badrinath:

  • By Road: Badrinath is well connected with major Uttarakhand cities via motorable roads. It is might be difficult to find the direct bus to Badrinath from Delhi, you have to split your journey into two parts. First, you have to reach Haridwar or Rishikesh then took another vehicle from there towards Badrinath via Joshimath. Buses, taxis or cabs are easily available for Badrinath from Haridwar / Rishikesh. You can choose one as per your preference. For Rishikesh and Haridwar there are lots of buses are available from Kashmere Gate ISBT. One can opt for semi-deluxe, deluxe and AC Volvo as per their needs.
  • By Rail: The nearest railhead is Haridwar railway station, which is 320 kms from Badrinath. There are numerous trains connecting Haridwar with other major cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata etc. The frequency of trains to Haridwar is quite high as it is the gateway to the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
  • By Air: The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant airport, which lies approximately 310 kilometres from Badrinath, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi.

Hotels and Accommodations

How is the Food and accommodation facility in Badrinath?

As one of the popular pilgrimage destination, Badrinath has the plethora of quality restaurants that serves the variety of cuisines. Accommodation in Badrinath is not an issue as there are numerous hotels and ashrams that have offered excellent accommodation facility. You can choose best one as per your need.

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