Badrinath is well-known in the famous Char Dhams of India. Badrinath Dham is a religious place where both Nar and Narayan meet. According to the beliefs of the scriptures, it is also called Vishalpuri. Lord Vishnu is worshiped in Badrinath Dham. That is why it is also called Vishnudham. This Dham is one of the oldest pilgrims of the Himalayas. The main entrance of the temple is decorated with beautiful paintings. The main gate is named as Singhdwar. Badrinath Temple has very small statues of black stone with four arms. Here Lord Vishnu sits in the currency of Padmasana.According to the belief related to Badrinath Dham, this Dham was established in Satyuga. This is the reason here, that the Greatness of this Dham has been found in all major scriptures. The idol of Lord Vishnu established in this Dharam has a diamond on the head. The idol is decorated with the crown of gold. The main idol here has many other idols. The idols of Narayana, Udvavji, Kuber and Narada are prominent among them. A trunk near the temple, whose water is always hot
How to Reach:
The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 317 km from Badrinath. Taxi and bus services are available from Dehradun airport to Badrinath.
Rishikesh, Haridwar & Dehradun all have Railway Stations. Nearest rail-head from Badrinath is Rishikesh (297 km approx). From Rishikesh one can take a bus/Taxi to reach Badrinath.
Badrinath is situated on National Highway no 58. State transport buses play regularly between Badrinath and Rishikesh (297 km). Local Transport Union Buses and State Transport buses operate between Badrinath and Rishikesh (297 km), Haridwar (320 km), Dehradun (340 km) and Delhi (530 km).