The following are the places of excursion around Badrinath. Read on to find out more about the excursions around Badrinath.
Panch Shilas include Narad Shila, Varaha Shila, Garura Shila,
Markandeya Shila and Narsingh Shila and it is located not too far away
Panch Dharas involve Prahalad Dhara, Kurma Dhara, Urbasi Dhara, Bhrigu
Dhara and Indra Dhara.
Narad Kund, located in Badrinath is the pool from where the Badrinath
idol was recovered. This place is considered to be an excellent
recreational spot as well because it provides some outstanding
environment and views for the tourists and pilgrims who visit Narad
Brahma Kapal is a flat platform situated on the bank of river Alaknanda
where Hindus perform rites for their deceased ancestors. This place is
dedicated to the deity Lord Brahma. Brahma Kapal is being visited by
quite a number of visitors each year who come and pay homage to their
Charanpaduka is another beautiful rock, which is located some 3
kilometers away from the Badrinath temple in Chamoli district,
Uttarkhand. The rock located here grabs the attention of the tourists
all around the world. It is said that this rock holds the footmarks of
The temple of Yogadhyan Badri is located at Pandukeshwar, 24 km short
of Badrinath on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. It is one of the five
badris and is located at an altitude of 1,920 m. The temple is dedicated
to the Lord Vishnu. According to legends, Pandu, father of the Pandavas,
meditated here and was blessed by Vishnu.
Located at Subain near Tapovan about 17 km east of Joshimath is
Bhavishya Badri. The temple of Bhavishya Badri is surrounded by dense
forests. Pilgrims trek beyond Tapovan, up the Dhauliganga River to reach
About 7 km short of Joshimath, on the main Rishikesh- Badrinath motor
road, Bridha Badri is located. It is believed that Badrinath was
worshipped here before it was transformed into a shrine by
Shankarachary.. The temple of Bridha Badri is open throughout the year.
Adi Badri is also one of five Badris and is situated quite far from the
other four and is approachable from Karnaprayag by a motorable road on
way to Ranikhet. It is located about seventeen kilometers from
Karanprayag on the Karanprayag, Ranikhet road. One can find a group of
sixteen temples that belong to the Gupta period, at Adi Badri.
The Valley of Flowers
It is a 19 km. trek from Govindghat and lies is on the main route to
Badrinath. The Valley has been declared as National Park. Camping has
been regulated here. River Pushpawati flows through the Valley. Valley
of Flowers is a beautiful meadow where one can find beautiful flowers
all around. Not only flowers, this place is also full of enchanting
views and wildlife as well.