Travel to Badrinath
The journey to Badri, mostly from Rishikesh, is through Rudra Prayag. The road from Rudra Prayag is a single way route, passing through mountainous ranges. The meandering River Alaknanda on one side and the mountains on the other proves to be a charming site. Innumerable milky water falls adds to the scenic beauty of the entire route. The distance from Rudraprayag to Badri is 160 kms. The travel time will be dependent on weather conditions.
Badrinath is also connected by road to Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Uttarkashi, Nainital and Almora districts in UP Hills. Some of the major road distances are:
Nearest airport - Jolly Grant AirStrip ,is located at Dehradun, which is 315 kms away. The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh, which is at a distance of 292 kms.
Ideal time for visiting the shrine will be between May to November. One should, without fail, carry Sweaters, woolen clothing, Umbrella and required medicines during the trip. Minimum luggage should be preferred. Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are strictly prohibited in this place. Reasonable accommodation, at cottages managed by Temple committee is available at Badri. Postal and Banking facilities are available. A State Allopathic Dispensary is also available.
The shrine closes in early November and most people come down to Joshimath. Road access is usually prohibited till May the next year.
Where To Stay
Chand Cottage, Modi Bhavan and Gujarat Bhavan, PWD Inspection House, Hotel Devlok, Travellers Lodge, Kale Kambli Wale's Ashram behind the temple, are the available means of accommodation.
Local eateries/dhabas which offer vegetarian food. Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are prohibited.