It is believed that Vishnu chose this spot to mediate as it was covered by berry plant. Badri means berry.
is the Tapta Kund
– a hot spring. Devotees take a dip in this pond before visiting the temple. Badrinath
The temple is open every from May to early November and is closed for winter from second week of November to third week of April.
The shrine is very old and belongs to the Vedic Age. The temple in the current form was consecrated by Adi Shankaracharya.
Nearest Railway Station – Rishikesh (297); Kotdwara (327). Rishikesh is directly connected by rail with
Bombay, Delhi and
The temple is around 324 km from Haridwar.