Badrinath is one of the most religious and visited place in India. Pilgrimage comes across from all over India to visit Badrinath Dham. The town Badrinath lies between Nar and Narayan Mountain ranges and in the shadow of the mighty Neelkantha Peak. The Several Turquoise lakes, towering peaks, scared ponds and beauty of valley makes Badrinath special and a must visit place.
I have traveled to Badrinath Dham in this COVID time to share my daily travel experience with you. So let’s get started. If you planning for the first time then be prepared for a big task. Badrinath is located in the Kumaon Himalayas along a bank of the Ganges (Ganges) River at an elevation of about 10,000 feet (3,000 meters).
Day to Day Travel Experience
Day 0 : Reach to Haridwar/ Rishikesh or Dehradun
If you planning to start traveling to Badrinath on 3rd day of week then plan your trip on 1st day of the week that’s give you an extra days to explore Haridwar and Rishikesh or near by places in this COVID time. Make sure you start your trip with E-PASS and earlier in morning around 5 o’clock.
Day 01: Rishikesh to Badrinath / Tehire/ Joshimath (296.3 Km) | 14 Hrs
There are only one bus on Bus stand and few cabs on taxi stand you can find it in Rishikesh.
In the COVID time hitchhiking maybe not possible so it’s better to book your cab/Taxi or bus. Bus fair is Rs. 500 per person i know the bus fair because i was planning to travel to bus rather than my own car and timing is 5:30am in the morning the only bus who goes to Badrinath. So be prepair before plan your trip Badrinath.
This COVID time to travel to Badrinath, one has to start the journey by a new route. Sharing the google Map below.
Unfortunately you have the only option to follow this route to Badrinath
Rishikesh – New Tehri -Molnau – Shrinagar – Rudrpryag – Chamoli – Joshimath – Badrinath
Day 02 : Visit to Badrinath and last village of India
Near by your destination some cops are their for to tell you that at your destionation no hotels are free all are over booked. you can do one thing go back 1or 1.5 km back and stay, but not is like that you can travel until you reach to your destination in time.
Wake up earlier get fresh and get ready to attend the temple aarti at 7am. It took hardly 30-45 min from taking hot bath at temple to attend aarti and parikarma of temple. After that you can visit nearby locations like Vasudhara falls, Neelkanth Peak, Valley of Flowers and mana villag. Mana Village you can’t go inside due to some reasons.
Day 03 : Badrinath to Rishsikesh / Haridwar
Bid Adieu to this beautiful spritua place of Uttarakhand situated on the bank of clam Alaknanda River. Take Bus/Car/Taxi for Bus stand or Taxi stand. But again you have to start your journey in earlier as same 5am to reach Rishikesh or Haridwar at safest time.
Day 04 : Haridwar to back to your Destination
Finally reach to Haridwar take rest and do whatever you want to do shoping, gifts, or ganga nahan . Gange maiya ki jai. Reach home safely because safety is must.
A little story About Badrinath
Happy Traveling and Stay Safe!!!