Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Badrinath Temple/ Hotels and eateries in Badrinath

Badrinath is a town situated in Uttarakhand District in North India. The town lies between the mountain ranges "Nar and Narayana". It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in India. Every year lots of people visit the holy temple in Badrinath. It is about 3000 meters above the sea level. It is one among the top four pilgrimage sites in India. Badrinath Temple is the important tourist attractions in the town of Badrinath. It is situated near the Indo-Tibet Border. Reaching Badrinath is itself a pleasure. On the way to the temple of Badrinath you can see the tall mountains, dense forest on one side and steep valley on the other, the beauty of the rivers flowing and some wild animals crossing the roads. It’s a beautiful tourist spot where you can give your camera a lot of work. The Badrinath temple will be opened only for 6 months from March/April to September.

Getting to Badrinath Temple

You can reach Badrinath from Kedarnath which takes two days. Another famous place while on tour to Badrinath is the Joshimath. This is an important town on the way to Badrinath. It is said that it’s better to reach Joshimath and stay there and start to Badrinath on the next day morning and return in the evening. Since its forest area and there were no sufficient lights on the road that leads to Badrinath vehicles were not allowed during the night time. The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport (317 km). The nearest railway stations are Haridwar (310 km) and Rishikesh (297 km) and Kotdwar (327 km) . There are regular buses operating to Badrinath, from Delhi, Rishikish and Haridwar.

Hotels in Badrinath/Joshimath

There are a number of hotels and Ashrams in Badrinath as well as Joshimath. The rooms may be available from Rs.300 also. Most of the ashrams provide food too. You can also bring tents and have camp there.

Eateries in Badrinath

Only vegetarian food is available and allowed in Badrinath. You can found a lot of eateries around the temple. You cannot expect luxury hotels there since all hotels will be closed after the "yatra season".

Shopping in Badrinath

You can buy coins, holy books, Ayurvedic medicine, aarti booklets, beads, bracelets, sea shells, temple requirements.

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