Badrinath FAQs

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 14 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.

General

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.

Is it safe to travel to Badrinath?

Yes, it is safe to travel to Badrinath. Here are a few things which you can keep in mind though. 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 season in Badrinath is from May to June end making this period very pleasant with temperate and cool climate. You can expect light showers in September and mostly clear but cold weather in October and November. During monsoon Badrinath Temple remains lush green but there can be occassional road blockage. 

ATM facilities in Badrinath?

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

How far is Badrinath from Kedarnath?

The Distance between Kedarnath to Badrinath by road is 218KM. The aerial  distance  from  Kedarnath to Badrinath is 41KM.

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 Falls, Tapta Kund, Bheem Pul etc. In addition to that, there are other destinations as well like Auli, Malari, Joshimath, Valley of Flowers and Hemkunt Sahib nearby where you can extend your tour for trekking or village walks.

How are the road conditions of Badrinath Highway?

The highway from Rishikesh to Badrinath is in good condition and the roads are wide at most stretches. There are a few delicate zones though where the construction is still happening. There are a few rockfall zone where you need to drive cautiously, specially during monsoon.


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.

What is special about Badrinath?

Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu which is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand. It is one of the Char Dham Temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in India, and one of the sacred Char Dhams of Uttarakhand.

Does it snow in Badrinath?

Yes, the town of Badrinath remains closed from November to April because the region is prone to receive heavy snowfall. You may even see fresh showers of snow in Badrinath during early May and late October.

What should I buy in Badrinath?

Ans:- Ancient coins, Woollen clothes, local handicraft, local pulses, Ayurvedic medicine, Holy books, threads, show pieces, puja items, aarti booklets, colourful beads and bracelets.

Which God resides in Badrinath?

Badrinath is dedicated to Nar Narayan avatar of Lord Vishnu.

What is the distance between Badrinath and Kedarnath?

The Distance between Kedarnath to Badrinath by road is 218KM. The aerial distance from Kedarnath to Badrinath is 41KM.

How far is Auli from Badrinath?

Distance Between Auli to Badrinath is 60 kms

What are the darshan timings at Badrinath temple?

Ans:- 

  • Morning :  04:30 AM – 01:00 PM
  • Evening:  04:00 PM – 09:00 PM      

What to offer at Badrinath Temple?

There are many prasad shops at Badrinath where pilgrims can take variety of offerings for Lord Badrinath. If one has to donate something, then there is office of Badri-Kedar Samiiti and donation boxes at Badrinath.  

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 railway station 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.

Can we go to Badrinath by car?

Yes, vehicles go directly to Badrinath. You can either drive on your own if you have sufficient experience driving in the mountains. Or you can always book a local taxi or cab.

Hotels and Accommodations

How is the Food and accommodation facility in Badrinath?

As one of the popular pilgrimage destination, Badrinath has plethora of quality restaurants that serves a variety of cuisines since people from across the country visit Badrinath every year. Accommodation in Badrinath is not an issue as there are numerous hotels and ashrams that offer excellent accommodation facility catering to needs of people traveling with different budget. You can choose best one as per your need.

If traveling during the peak season and long weekends, we would recommend making an advance booking.

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