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'''Badrinath''' is a city in [[Uttaranchal]].
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'''Badrinath''' is a Hindu holy town and a ''nagar panchayat'' in Chamoli district in the state of [[Uttaranchal]], [[India]]. Badrinath is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. Badrinath is in the Garhwal hills, on the banks of the Alaknanda River, at an elevation of 3133 m.
 
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Badrinath is a Hindu holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttaranchal, India. Badrinath is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. Badrinath is in the Garhwal hills, on the banks of the Alaknanda River, at an elevation of 3133 m.
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, about 317 km from Badrinath. The nearest railway stations to Badrinath are at Rishikesh and Kotdwar, which are at a distance of 297 km and 327 km respectively. There are regular buses operating to Badrinath, from New Delhi, Haridwar and Rishikesh.
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The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport near [[Dehradun]], about 317 km from Badrinath. The nearest railway stations to Badrinath are at [[Rishikesh]] and [[Kotdwar], which are at a distance of 297 km and 327 km respectively. There are regular buses operating to Badrinath from [[Delhi]], Haridwar and Rishikesh.
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
 
Located only a few kilometers from the Indo-China (Tibet) border, Badrinath is generally a two-day-long journey from either Kedarnath, the site that precedes it in the Char Dham circuit, or one of the main disembarkation points on the plains. Hemkund Sahib, an important Sikh pilgrimage site, is on the way to Badrinath, so the road is especially crowded during the summer pilgrimage season. The temple and its substantial surrounding village are accessible by road.
 
Located only a few kilometers from the Indo-China (Tibet) border, Badrinath is generally a two-day-long journey from either Kedarnath, the site that precedes it in the Char Dham circuit, or one of the main disembarkation points on the plains. Hemkund Sahib, an important Sikh pilgrimage site, is on the way to Badrinath, so the road is especially crowded during the summer pilgrimage season. The temple and its substantial surrounding village are accessible by road.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
1.The Nar Narad Temple  
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* '''Nar Narad Temple'''.
The most visited site in the town of Badrinath is the Badrinath temple. The temple was built in the ninth century by Adi Shankara. Since then, it has undergone several major renovations, due to damage by avalanche.[2] The temple now has a modern looking, colorful front, atypical of Hindu temples. Several murtis are worshipped in the temple. The most important is a one meter tall black stone image of Vishnu, as Lord Badri Narayan. The statue depicts Vishnu sitting in meditative posture, rather than His far more typical reclining pose.
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2.Vasudhara water falls
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A natural beauty and a gigantic water fall,the trekking adds more to it .
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==Do==
 
==Do==
1.Trekk to Vasudhara.
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* '''Vasudhara Waterfall''', 16 km from Badrinath. The first 8Kms can be travelled by a car or a bus. This stop is called "Bhim pool".This is said to have been built by Bhim for his wife who could not cross the ridge.  From here there is a 8kms trek and no special gear for the trek is need,only some good shoes.
  
 
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* '''Hot Geyser'''. There is a hot spring near the temple, and many saints live in the surrounding mountains all year round despite the harsh winter at such high elevations.
      vasudhara is a water fall situated 16 km from Badrinath.
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The first 8Kms can be travelled by a car or a bus.
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This stop is called "Bhim pool".This is said to have been built by Bhim for his wife who could not cross the ridge.
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From here there is a 8kms trek and no special gear for the trekk is need,only some good shoes.
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2. Hot Gyser
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There is a hot spring near the temple, and many saints live in the surrounding mountains all year round despite the harsh winter at such high elevations.
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 
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Ancient coins, Wool, Ayurvedic medicine, Holy books, Counterfeit Electronic goods from China.
Ancient coins,
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Wollens,
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Auyrvadeic medicine,
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Holy books,
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Counterfeit Electronic goods from China.
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
No alcohol permitted,but Ganja and Charas are available
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No alcohol permitted,but (illegal) marijuana is widely available.
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
Lots of hotels and Ashrams
 
Lots of hotels and Ashrams
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
The Buses take you out of Badrinath,as they are the life life of badrinath
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Revision as of 08:12, 13 December 2006

Badrinath is a Hindu holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttaranchal, India. Badrinath is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. Badrinath is in the Garhwal hills, on the banks of the Alaknanda River, at an elevation of 3133 m.

Get in

The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun, about 317 km from Badrinath. The nearest railway stations to Badrinath are at Rishikesh and [[Kotdwar], which are at a distance of 297 km and 327 km respectively. There are regular buses operating to Badrinath from Delhi, Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Get around

Located only a few kilometers from the Indo-China (Tibet) border, Badrinath is generally a two-day-long journey from either Kedarnath, the site that precedes it in the Char Dham circuit, or one of the main disembarkation points on the plains. Hemkund Sahib, an important Sikh pilgrimage site, is on the way to Badrinath, so the road is especially crowded during the summer pilgrimage season. The temple and its substantial surrounding village are accessible by road.

See

  • Nar Narad Temple.

Do

  • Vasudhara Waterfall, 16 km from Badrinath. The first 8Kms can be travelled by a car or a bus. This stop is called "Bhim pool".This is said to have been built by Bhim for his wife who could not cross the ridge. From here there is a 8kms trek and no special gear for the trek is need,only some good shoes.
  • Hot Geyser. There is a hot spring near the temple, and many saints live in the surrounding mountains all year round despite the harsh winter at such high elevations.

Buy

Ancient coins, Wool, Ayurvedic medicine, Holy books, Counterfeit Electronic goods from China.

Eat

Indian and only vegetarian food.

Drink

No alcohol permitted,but (illegal) marijuana is widely available.

Sleep

Lots of hotels and Ashrams If you are low on cash you can always stay in Ashram,Food is also provided by ashrams. If you are adventures you can bring along your tents and camp here. There are some local who can also provide you ready made tents to say too

Get out

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