Sarovar Portico, Badrinath
Hailed as one of the most revered places in the country, Badrinath is believed to be one of the Char Dhams. Located between the mountains of Nar and Narayan, the town has a picturesque location that adds much more charm to the spirituality of the place. The major attraction is the Temple Badrinath. It is believed to have been founded by Saint Shankaracharya. According to popular belief, Shankaracharya had found the idol of Lord Badrinarayan in the river, which in turn inspired him to raise the temple for the deity. Apart from the temple, nature too makes Badrinath an interesting place to visit. Tapt Kund and Srya Kund are some famous hot water springs here, known for their medicinal properties. Other noted temples in the town include Yogathyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Preetha Badri and Adi Badri. The Vyas Caves here are also a major draw as they are considered to be the abode of Maharshi Vyas, the writer of Mahabharata.
The nearest airport from Badrinath is Jolly Grant at a distance of nearly 315 kms.
The nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh which is 300 kms.
Access by road is from Delhi (540 km), Haridwar (325 km) and Rishikesh 300 kms.