Badrinath Temple Opening Date- 08 May 2022

Badrirnath Temple Closing Date- Probably after Diwali

How to Reach

To Understand Route Plan Read Below

Badrinath is situated on high altitude of Uttarakhand and you can’t reach directly by train and flight. But you can reach directly by bus and the base point is Haridwar or Rishikesh and route is like this-
Haridwar > Rishikesh > Devprayag > Srinagar >Rudraprayag > Karnaprayag>Gopeshwar > Joshimath >Hanuman chatti > Badrinath

All these places can be your halting point. By train or bus, you can get to Haridwar or Rishikesh. Haridwar has a larger railway station and bus terminal, as well as more amenities, than Rishikesh, therefore I recommend starting your journey there. The nearest
airport is Jolly Grant International Airport in Dehradun, which is only 41 kilometres from Haridwar.

If you wish to travel in comfort, adopt this itinerary plan:
Begin your travel in the morning from Haridwar between 5.30 and 7.30 a.m., and arrive at Rudraprayag or Srinagar. Haridwar is 162 kilometres away from Rudraprayag, and Srinagar is 132 kilometres away. Stay at Rudraprayag or Srinagar after that. The cost of a hotel room ranges from Rs. 700 to Rs. 4000, depending on the season. If you want to reserve a cheap accommodation, head to GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam) hotels,
which are 500 metres from Badrinath Bus Station and Vishal Mandir, however you must make a reservation in advance. To Book GMVN Hotels Click Here

Start your day the next morning from Rudraprayag or Srinagar, depending on where you slept the night before, and go to Joshimath or Gopeshwar today. The distance between Srinagar and Gopeshwar is 102 kilometres, while the distance between Rudraprayag
and Gopeshwar is only 70 kilometres. So, today, you have the option of staying at Joshimath or Gopeshwar. You can stay anywhere between Joshimath and Gopeshwar. You may experience delays in reaching Badrinath due to the ongoing Chardham Highway

So, the next morning, begin your journey from Joshimath. It serves as the entrance to the Sri Badrinath Dham temple. The Badrinath Dham (temple) is 46 kilometres away from Joshimath. It will take approximately 2 hours to complete the journey. This is a very dangerous road, and traffic is managed by allowing vehicles to arrive in batches from both sides. Along the way, stop by the Narasingha temple.

After arriving at Badrinath, you can do darshan at the
following times:
Open from 6:00 AM to 1 PM
Closed between 1 PM to 4 PM
Open in the evenings from 4 PM until 9 PM

The daily rituals at the Badrivishal temple begin early in the morning, around 4.30 a.m., with maha abhishek and abhishek puja, and end late in the evening, around 8.00 – 9.00 p.m., with shayan aarti.

Short Itinerary-

Day-1 Haridwar or Rishikesh > Srinagar or Rudraprayag
Day-2 Srinagar or Rudraprayag > Gopeshwar or Joshimath
Day-3 Gopeshwar or Joshimath > Badrinath
Day-4 Badrinath > Joshimath or Gopeshwar
Day-5 Gopeshwar or Joshimath > Haridwar

If you want to do this journey in lesser time then follow this itinerary-
Day-1 Haridwar or Rishikesh > Joshimath
Day-2 Joshimath > Badrinath > Haridwar
Note- But this plan sometimes hard to execute because of traffic and weather conditions.

Bus Services for Badrinath

As I already stated, you can travel directly to Badrinath. However, you can take a direct bus from Haridwar to Badrinath, which departs at 5 a.m. and takes 10 to 14 hours. The cost of a one-way bus ticket is between 500-600. Direct share jeeps are also available starting at 4 a.m. There are also jeeps available from the Rishikesh cab stand. There are jeeps that will take you to Sri Nagar or Rudraprayag, where you may connect.

Best Time To Visit


Summer begins in Badrinath in the beginning of May and lasts until June. The weather is relatively cool but pleasant at this time of year. The temperature ranges from 7°C to 18°C during this time of year. The days are lovely, but the evenings are chilly. Summer is the best time to visit the Badrinath shrine for spiritual reasons as well as for sightseeing.


The monsoon season in Badrinath begins in July and lasts till September. During this season, there is a lot of rain and temperatures drop to 15°C. The days are cool and the evenings are chilly as well. Traveling can be challenging at this time of year because the area is prone to landslides due to the regular rains. Aside from that, there is still sightseeing, of snow at higher elevations.

Winter (October-November)

After monsoon this is the best season for Badrinath Dham because this is the winter season and this is the last month before closing the gates of Badrinath.

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Only vegetarian Indian cuisine is served. Beyond Rishikesh, non-vegetarian meals are prohibited on this pilgrimage route. Around the temple, there are various cafes, some of which have a pleasant dining ambience. Because everything here is seasonal, don’t anticipate luxury.


There are numerous hotels and ashrams. You also can stay in an ashram if you are short on cash, ashrams also give food. You can bring your tents and camp here if you’re feeling daring. Some locals may be able to give you with ready-made tents to sleep in. For two adults, you should budget at least 1500-3000 a night in a hotel. If you want to book something online, GMVN is the best alternative.

Yatra Registration

Everyone needs to register yourself for Badrinath Yatra. You can register directly from Haridwar and some registration points that will created by government on many places. But sometimes you will have to face long que for this biometric registration but good part is you can also register online. For Char Dham or Kedarnath or Badrinath Yatra registration Click Here

Covid Rules

Regarding COVID-19 rules, this year COVID-19 testing and checking of vaccination certificates have not been made mandatory for the devotees.

Essential Items

Don’t forget to bring some Woollen clothes with you. A day bag, a pair of appropriate walking shoes/trekking shoes, trekking pants, weatherproof jacket, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, lip balm, walking stick, personal amenities, and a torch/flashlight with backup batteries are all needed to accompany it. A water bottle and some dried fruits, as well as energy bars, must be carried. Energy drinks such as electoral (ORS) are also
necessary to avoid dehydration.

Major Attractions


There are many locations of pilgrimage in the sky, earth, and universe, but there has been none equivalent to Badri, It stands proudly at 3,133 metres, proud of its rich history along the banks of the Alaknanda River. The Badrinath shrine is supposed to have been founded by Adi Shankaracharya and is considered to be Vishnu’s most holy temple. He discovered Lord Badri’s Saligram statue submerged in the Alaknanda and put it in a cave near the Tapt Kund.


The breathtaking Vasudhara falls, about 10 kilometres from Badrinath, cascade down a bare rock face from a height of 122 metres. This stunning waterfall is accessible by a 10-kilometer journey from Badrinath.


Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib Ji is a lovely gurudwara located on the bank of the Hemkund lake at the base of the Saptshringi Glacier Hemkund Sahib,


Vasuki tal, a lake at 4135 metres above sea level, offers breathtaking views of the chaukhamba alps nearby. For hikers, the journey to this tal is a pure delight. On the way to the tal, the chaturangi and vasuki glaciers appear. visitors may view the brahma kamal and other himalayan flora growing around the quiet lake, giving the region a pleasant vibe In Badrinath, devotees flock to the three hot springs known as Narada Kund, Surya Kund, and Tapt Kund.

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