One of the revered Char Dham, Badrinath is amongst the holiest destinations for the Hindus. Nestled beautifully in between Nar and Narayan hill ranges of the Garhwal Hills, Badrinath is located on the banks of river Alaknanda in the Chamoli district of the state of Uttarakhand. The name ‘Badrinath’ has been derived from Badri, which represents the area where berries grow in abundance.
Badrinath travel guide is full of references to the spiritual gateways, mesmerizing scenery and rich heritage. It is counted amongst one of the most important pilgrimage places in Indian sub continent. The two rivers: Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda make Badrinath look Grandiose and Majestic. Apart from the natural beauty, Badrinath offers an outstanding opportunity to those who love to indulge in adventure sports and recreational activities. Its picturesque beauty and startling activities draw a lot of tourists round the year.
As per the Legend, Badrinath was the province of Lord Shiva but Lord Vishnu moved Lord Shiva from this place to Kedarnath. Other story goes as: when Goddess Ganga was asked to descend to earth, she split into twelve channels and one among them is Alaknanda which condescended here at Badrinath. Badrinath is 301 Kms to the north of Rishikesh and 233 Kms from Gauri Kund near Kedarnath and is considered as one of the Panch Badris.