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Badrinath, uttranchal

Introduction:-
Situated 297 kms from the holy town of Rishikesh and about 600 kms from Delhi, Badrinath lies at an elevation of 3,133 m. Considered to be amongst the most pious of the eternal Hindu shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Badrinath is located in the lap of Nar-Narayan Parvat, with the Neelkanth peak(6,597m) overlooking in the background. It is to the credit of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, who in order to revive the lost prestige of Hinduism and to unite the country in one bond, built four dhamas or pilgrimage centers in four corners of the country.

Badrinath at a Glance :-

Area

:

2.5 sq km.

Altitude : 3133 metres above sea level
Season to Visit : may mid november
Languages : Hindi, Garhwali


How to get there :-

Air :-  Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.

Rail :-  
Nearest railheads are at Rishikesh and Kotdwara.

Road :-  
Badrinath is connected by good motorable roads with Rishikesh, Dehradun, Kotdwara and other hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon region.