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[[Image:Badrinath.jpg|thumb|300px|A temple in Badrinath]]
'''Badrinath''' [http://www.therishikesh.com/badrinath.php] is a Hindu holy town and a ''nagar panchayat'' in Chamoli district in the state of [[Uttarakhand]], [[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 [http://www.chardhamyatra.org/badrinath/ 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.Many people prefer to reach Badrinath shrine starting early morning from Joshimath have darshan of Lord Vishnu and return to Joshimath by evening to avoid any altitude problems
==See==
* '''Nar Narad Narayan Temple'''.
==Do==
* '''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.
'''origin of saraswati river''', near mana village. this is said be origin of Saraswati river coming out and going underground again as this river is not visible anywhere from source upto Allahabad Sangam in UP where it is said to merge into Ganga river along with Yamuna river.Very close to visible river Saraswati there is very small water stream said to be water from Mansarover Lake in Tibet.
==Buy==
==Eat==
Indian and only vegetarian food. Non vegetarian foods are not allowed on this pilgrimage route beyond Rishikesh. There are several eateries around the temple some of which have decent eating atmosphere. Do not expect luxury as all business here are seasonal. All shops remains closed after the ''yatra'' season is over.
==Drink==
No alcohol permitted,but (illegal) marijuana , etc is widely available.
==Sleep==
If you are low on cash you can always stay in Ashram,Food is also provided by ashrams.
If you are adventurous you can bring along your tents and camp here.
There are some local who can also provide you ready made tents to say stay too.
==Get out==
[http://www.chardhamyatra.org Char Dham]
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