Badrinath Temple, Badrinath

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Set against dramatic snow-capped peaks, Badrinath Temple stands at 3,133 m (10,279 ft) above sea level. Dating back to the 8th century, the temple complex makes an appearance in certain holy texts, and remains a major site of pilgrimage. Observe the shrine's artfully rendered and colorful facade, and look for the image of Badrinarayan depicted in a 1 m (3.3 ft) black stone statue holding a conch and a wheel. Other black-stone idols adorn the complex, which also contains a natural hot spring where the faithful bathe before entering the temple. Be prepared for a long drive and the physical demands of the altitude; consider visiting with a private guide or tour operator. Note the site is only open six months of the year, from April to November, due to weather extremes. Plan to visit Badrinath Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Badrinath attractions using our Badrinath itinerary builder site .
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  • The most visited pilgrim in India. The Mandir is really beautiful and the surroundings too. Carry a lot of woollens if visiting during winters. Would not recommend to travel with children in extreme c...  more »
  • Badrinath Dham is one of the most religious places situated in India. This is also a part of the "Chaar Dhaam Yatra". Approximately 550 kilometers from Delhi, the temple is situated in the Chamoli dis...  more »
  • I went to Badrinath Temple. The Badrinath temple is situated along the River Alaknanda banks in the hills in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It stands tall at a height of 3,133 m, and is among so...  more »
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  • Temple town Grown magnificently. Hindus must visit once in their life time. Great enviornment. Now it is over crowded, still the temple is maintained as about 50 years ago. No change and this is welcome.
  • Awesome place and aura. Must visit this place. There is also hot water kund which is hot enough to burn you up unless you mix cold water. There is a kund which is mixed with cold water and feels like its healing your body and makes you feel better. I would wish to be here every year.
  • What a wonderful place to visit for a tourist. It may not have breathtaking views like Kedarnath temple, but this Char Dham has its own charm. Seeing such vibrant tradition and culture is truly beautiful to experience. :)
  • The best thing to do while visiting such hotspot places is to go with a taxi driver. There are some places to stay near by to the temple which are also affordable. Some high class hotels are in the outskirts of Badrinath. The temple itself is really beautiful over all. During peak season the queue is very very long, so it practically becomes very difficult for families with kids. But otherwise in non peak season it is really easy, one can finish of the darshan quickly. Overall it was an excellent experience in terms of the spirituality and tourism.
  • very beautiful temple at beautiful place. surround with snow mountains. inside natural hot pool one must experince this.

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