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Badrinath: 

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Yog Dhyan Badri
The temple of Yog dhyan Badri, one of the five Badris is located at Pandukeshwar ( 1920mts.) just 24kms. short of Badrinath on Rishikesh - Badrinath highway. The image, depiciting a meditative posture of the Lord, is worshipped here. the Pandavas are said to have handed over Hastinapur to king Parikshit and retired here.

Bhavishya Badri
The temple of Bhavishya Badri is at an elevation 3641mts., and is surrounded by dense forests. It is located at Subain near Tapovan, about 17kms. east of Joshimath on Joshimath - Lata Malari route. Pilgrims have to trek beyond Tapovan, up the Dhauliganga river. It is believed that a day will come when the present route to Badrinath will become inaccessible and Lord Badrinath will then be worshipped here. Hence the name ' Bhavishya Badri' which literally means the " future Badri". 

Adi Badri
Approachable from Karnprayag by a motorable road on the way to Ranikhet, are remains of 16 small temples. Seven among them are ancient ones, belonging to the late Gupta period. The credit for building these temples is generally given to Shankaracharya. The main temple of Narayan is distinguished by a raised platform in the pyramidal from where the idol is enshrined. sculpted out of black stone, the idol of Lord Vishnu is a metre high.

Fact File
Altitude 3133mts
Distance Ex-HARIDWAR 324kms
Last Road head Badrinath.
Trek if any NIL
Climate Summer: Cool during the day & cold at night.
Winter: Snowbound touching sub zero.
Clothing required April to July - Light woolen.
Sep. - Nov - Heavy woolens

Distance Chart
Ex Haridwar - 241 kms
Haridwar - [24] - Rishikesh - [70] - Devprayag - [33] - Srinagar - [36] - Rudraprayag - [31] - Karanprayag - [21] - Nandprayag - [10] - Chamoli - [17] - Pipalkoti - [31] - The Chardham Camp, Joshimath 

Ex Guptakashi - 175 kms
Guptakashi - [10] - Ukhimath - [30] - Chopta - [50]- Chamoli - [41] - The Chardham Camp, Joshimath

Accessibility

Air - Nearest airport is a Jollygrant, 314kms.

Rail - Nearest railhead is Rishikesh, 297kms. which is connected to major cities like Howrah, Mumbai, Delhi & Lucknow by rail.

There are two routes to reach Badrinath from Delhi :
Route 1 : Delhi-Rishikesh : 287kms. by rail, Rishikesh-Badrinath 297kms. by road.
Route 2 : Delhi-Kotdwar : 300kms. by rail, Kotdwar-Badrinath 327kms. by road.

Road - Condition : Metalled with some unmetalled patches.

Taxi: Private taxies and other vehicles are also available between Rishikesh and Badrinath on hire. 

Bus: U.P. state Transport corporation operates regular bus services from Delhi Rishikesh daily.

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Kedarnath: 

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Kedarnath Temple
An imposing sight, standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by lofty snow covered peaks. The present temple, built in 8th century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent to the site of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated with figures of various deities and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple door a large statue of the Nandi Bull stands as guard. 

Shankaracharya Samadhi
The Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya is located just behind the Kedarnath temple. It is said that after establishing four sacred Dhams in India, he went into his samadhi at an early age of 32 years. 

Fact File

Altitude 3584mts
Distance Ex-HARIDWAR 241kms
Last Roadhead Gaurikund 
Trek if any 14 kms. Ponies & palanquins available. 
Climate Summer: Cool during the day & cold at night.
Winter: Snowbound touching sub zero.
Clothing required April to July - Light woolen.
Sep to Nov - Heavy woolens

Distance Chart

Ex Haridwar
Haridwar - [24] - Rishikesh - [70] - Devprayag - [33] - Srinagar - [36] - Rudraprayag - [22] - Syalsur - [9] - Kund - [12] - The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi

Ex Harsil
Harsil - [69] - Uttarkashi - [28] - Dharasu - [37] - Tehri - [59] - Srinagar - [36] - Rudraprayag - [22] - Syalsur - [9] - Kund - [12] - The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi

Ex Joshimath
Joshimath - [31] - Pipalkoti - [10] - Chamoli - [50] - Chopta - [30] - Ukhimath -
[5]- Kund - [12] - The Chardham Camp, Guptkashi

Joshimath - [31] - Pipalkoti - [10] - Chamoli - [10] - Nandprayag - [21] - Karnprayag - [31] - Rudraprayag - [22] - Syalsur - [9] - Kund - [12] - The Chardham Camp, Guptakashi



Accessibility:

Air - Nearest Airport, Jollygrant, 239 kms.

Rail - Nearest Railway station, Rishikesh, 221 kms.

Road - Kedarnath is approachable on foot from Gaurikund, which is connected by road with Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Dehradun, Hardwar and other important hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon hills.

Local Transport
Horses, Dandies and Ponies are available at Gaurikund for going and carrying luggage to Kedarnath.

 
 

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