Badrinath Yatra: Feel the Majestic Divinity

 

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In the heart of Uttarakhand, Chamoli District lie an ensemble of Jains and Hindus, popularly known as Badrinath. For all those who are religious, it is one of the essential sites of India’s Char Dham pilgrimage while for the rest; it is a complete package of picturesque views and a hill town. This holy town speaks so much about the unity of Jains and Hindus with its famous Badrinath temple being one of the examples. The beauty of the Garhwal hills on the banks of Alaknanda River is beyond comparison. Moreover, the panoramic view of the river from the hill top is simply breath-taking. Badrinath Temple however being the main attraction of town pulls hundreds and thousands of tourists every month. During the Badrinath yatra what’s noticeable is the surmounting beauty of the mountains. No wonder why these mountains are mentioned in the Indian epic Mahabharata as ‘Swargarohini’ or Ascent to heaven. The entire layout is a heavenly abode and a must visit place for all the travel freaks.

To complement the beauty and serenity of the place and add on to the memorable experience are the key hotels in town that provide you the comfort and best services.

Hotels at Badrinath range from supreme luxurious ones to those not heavy on your pockets. Sarovar Portico Badrinath is located at a good location and provides all the modern amenities with timely services. Then there’s Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Hotel, Auli, which is a great value for money with good food, maintained hygiene and ultimate room service. Hotel Narayan Palace and GMVN Tourist Bungalow are other such popular lodges where tourists prefer to stay.

Tourist places in Badrinath

Badrinath has an intriguing Temple Complex that pulls the major bunch of tourists from all geographies.

This complex of temples and shrines is placed at the serene Alaknanda River. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Badrinath Temple is a majestic piece of wonder in itself. Neelkanth is another popular and a must visit attraction. It’s a peak bordering the Nar-Narayan mountain ranges. This mountain peak highlights the splendorous charm of the holy town, Badrinath. You will also find Tapt Kund, a natural spring possessing therapeutic characteristics. Pilgrims relieve them of their sinful thoughts by taking a dip to the waters of this spring as per an age-old belief. Narad Kund is a pond of hot water sheltered by a rock. The scenic beauty in and around Badrinath brings so much of solace and tranquility that you would want to visit again and again. To name a few places like Charanpaduka—an enchanting rock engraved with the footprints of Lord Vishnu, Vasundhara Falls—encircled by lofty mountain peaks and giving way to gushing waters is a memorable sight, Brahma Kapal and Sheshnetra.

For all the adventure enthusiasts, Badrinath is also known for trekking and is a perfect place to experience the thrill of climbing mountains and peaks.

Plan your stay by availing Badrinath tour package; a perfect way to club activities in an organized way to utilize time to the fullest. You can take the help of various trip planners. The journey should ideally be for 5Nights/6 Days starting from Delhi via Haridwar. You can also hire a taxi for Badrinath yatra of your choice ranging from Indica, Indigo to a Tempo Traveller, depending on your requirement. There are plenty of taxi services these days. It’s best to avail the best priced Taxi so that you can be relieved of the stress and enjoy the journey to a splendid spot to the fullest.

Anupriya Mishra is a writer, an independent blogger, a voracious reader and a freelance journalist. Truly in love with life, she wishes to celebrate each day by contributing to her blog. Her passions such as reading, writing, traveling, and photography have their unending space on the blog, which is a true reflection of her personality. She calls herself, “Wanderer by choice, Writer by passion.” To know more about her travel escapades, take a look at the “Travel & Living” section of the blog. Moreover, she conducts reviews of books, movies, hotels and restaurants. She also has a penchant for Fashion, Lifestyle, Events, Promotions, Books, Music, Features and Poems, all of which find space on the blog.


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