Things to do in Badrinath – Activities, Sightseeing, Excursions in Badrinath

Badrinath Dham is one of the auspicious Chardham in the Chota Chardham circuit of Uttarakhand. Badrinath Dham is located in Uttarakhand Chamoli District along river Alaknanda banks and at an altitude of 3133mtrs above the sea level. The temple of Badrinarayan or Lord Vishnu is what makes Badrinath Dham famous among the pilgrims. The Yatra season to Badrinath spans across 6months of the year; i.e. from April to November.

Badrinath Darshan

Badrinath Ji Darshan

Sri Ji Badrinath Temple

The most important thing one could do at Badrinath Dham is to pay a Darshan at the temple of Badrinarayan. You could participate in morning and evening Aartis, offer Puja and get Prasad in the course of the Nirmalya Darshan. You could book a Badrinath Yatra online through the websites of some of the most renowned travel agencies that offer Chardham Yatra to pilgrims and tourists.

Badrinath Sight Seeing

Bheem Pul

Bheem Pul [Image Source]

Apart from the temple of Badrinath there are many other places to visit in an around Badrinath Dham. For instance, you could visit places like Narad Kund, Bheem Pul, Ganesha Cave, Ved Vyas Cave, Sheshnetra, Brahma Kapal, Panchasheela etc.

Naradkund is a holy thermal spring and bay of river Alaknanda. It is believed that the idol of shri Badrinarayan was discovered in the Narad Kund for the first time. Bhimpool is a natural bridge which is believed to have been constructed by Pandava brother Bheema for Draupadi, his loving wife. Ganesha Cave is a Cave where lord Ganesha is said to have written the Epic of Mahabharata when Sage Vyas dictated it out to him. Brahmakapal on the river banks of Alaknanda is a holy place where many Hindu rituals like Shradh Puja etc are performed. Sheshnetra is another auspicious location where lord Vishnu is said to have taken retreat on a mythical snake Anant Shesha. Vyas Cave is another holy cave where sage Vyas is said to have composed the Epic Mahabharata. Panch Dhara is a group of five streams, namely Kurma Dhara, Prahalad Dhara, Urvashi Dhara, Bhrigu Dhara, Indira Dhara. All of these five streams flowing together present a spectacular and sublime view.

Excursion to Mana village is one of the most important excursion one could make during the Badrinath Dham Yatra. Mana village is the last of the human habitats located on the Indo Tibetan border. It is about 3kms away from Badrinath.

Exploring Wildlife at Badrinath

Snow Leopard at Nanda Devi National Park

Snow Leopard at Nanda Devi National Park

For wildlife enthusiasts too there is enough scope to please themselves at Badrinath by viewing the exotic Himalayan wildlife. You could visit the Nanda Devi National Park situated near by and see some really rare animals such as Himalayan black bear, snow leopards, Himalayan musk deer and Himalayan Tahr.

Nature Gazing

scenic view near badrinath

Scenic view near Badrinath: Vasudhara Falls

If you are a nature lover the location of Badrinath is indeed a paradise for you. The rolling mountain ranges capped with shimmering white snow, vast stretches of lush greenery and emerald vales studded with alpine flowers, gurgling rivulets all conjure up an entirely out-of-the-world scenic view, pleasing your senses to the very core and helping you unwind in the lap of nature.

Adventure Sports at Badrinath

Mountaineering in Badrinath

Mountaineering around Badrinath

At Badrinath there is enough scope for chasing the passion for adventure. Rocky cliffs fast flowing mountain rivers, rugged topography are some of the geographical features that facilitate adventure sports in Badrinath. Thus you could indulge in a host of thrilling adventure activities like bungee jumping, paragliding, rock climbing, trekking and giant swing .