Badrinath is one of the most popular and religious holy towns of the Hindus located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is the most important of all the four (Char) dhams in India. he town of Badrinath lies between Nar and Naryana mountain ranges and in the shadow of Nilkantha peak, 301 km north of Rishikesh
Abode of Gods
The Char Dham (four abodes) is considered the most important Hindu pilgrimage in the Indian Himalayas. Located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand (formerly Uttaranchal), the Chardham Yatra consists of four sacred sites- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Gangotri temple is one among the Char Dham temples in Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand of India frequented by thousands of pilgrims every year. The abode of goddess Ganga, Gangotri temple is situated on the bank of Bhagirathi river 19Km away from Gangotri glacier. Gangotri glacier is the origin of sacred river Ganga.
Kedarnath Temple is one of the most revered and most visited pilgrimage places in India. This centre of pilgrimage was established by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in early 8th century. Situated at an altitude of 3,580 m (11,750 ft), this renowned Hindu pilgrimage spot in the high Himalaya Mountains is devoted to Lord Shiva. One among the chhota Char Dham and one among the five of Panch Kedar pilgrimages (please visit the legend of Panch Kedar for legendary history of Kedarnath temple) dedicated to lord Shiva, Kedarnath is situated in Chamoli district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand at an altitude of 3,581 meters above the sea level. Majestically jeweled on the head of river Mandakini, Kedarnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of lord Shiva.
Yamunotri is the first destination in traditional pilgrim route. Thousands of religious tourists every year visit Yamunotri as the beginning abode in Char Dham tour. Dedicated to goddess Yamuna, Yamunotri temple is situated at the altitude of 3,165 meters above sea level in Uttarkashi district. The temple is on the bank of holy river Yamuna who originates from Champasar Glacier 4,421 meters above sea level, 1Km away from Yamunotri temple.