Located in the state of Uttarakhand, Badrinath one of the famous Dham among Char Dham in India. The Badrinath temple is dedicated to “Lord Vishnu”. When you’re visiting Badrinath Dham, there are many other places you can visit.
One of the various names for the Hindu deity Shiva is “Nilakantha.” The peak is located at the height of 6,597 metres above sea level and is often referred to as the Garhwal Queen. Nilkantha is located 9 kilometres from Badrinath in the Chamoli region of Uttarakhand and is one of the top hikes in the state. Badrinath is the starting point of the Neelkanth trek.
The first checkpoint towards the Nilkanth base camp is Charan Paduka which is a beautiful trek of 3 km from Badrinath; tourists can even witness Lord Vishnu’s footprints on the way. Then the remaining trek of 6 km from Charan Paduka to Neelkanth Base Camp is a bit strenuous. From Badrinath, the trek typically takes two days to complete.
This beautiful fall is at an elevation of 13,500 feet above sea level. The water falling from a height of about 400 metres appears magnificent. It is believed that the water of Vasudhara is infused with herbs and has therapeutic qualities.
According to mythological legends, this is where the “Asht Vasus“—the eight elemental gods— Prithvi, Agni, Antariksha, Dyaus, Aditya, Soma, Vayu, and Nakstrani—met for meditation. The waterfall was given the name Vasudhara for the same reason.
And if it falls on a person, they become healthy as Vasudhara’s water. The Vasudhara Falls is 8 kilometres from Badrinath. To reach Vasudhara falls visitors can either take a ride on a mule or horse or trek from Mana village to get here.
This village is located on the banks of river Saraswati in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, at an elevation of 3200 metres. The five Pandavas (mythological figures from the Mahabharata epic) are thought to have travelled through Mana Village on their way to heaven.
This settlement, which is only about 3 kilometres from Badrinath, is a living example of heaven on earth. One may purify themselves and take in the tranquillity and beauty this village has to offer with the clean air, gorgeous sky, and river Saraswati’s origin in view.
The name itself suggests that this place has some connection with the great sage Ved Vyas. It has an interesting mythological link as it is believed that it is this place where sage Vyas composed the epic “Mahabharata” with the help of Lord Ganesha.
It is a historic cave that can be found in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, around 5 kilometres from Badrinath. The rocks of this cave are exquisitely packed together, giving it the appearance of stacked inscriptions. Best is to visit this place along with 4 dham yatra.
At an elevation of 4600 metres above sea level, Satopanth Jheel is a high-altitude lake. The Satopanth Jheel hike offers magnificent Himalayan views, stunningly snow-covered peaks, flowing streams, and hills covered with luscious greenery. The river’s euphoric, green water is crystal pure and transparent.
The serenity and breath-taking views from the emerald lake are truly bliss to the soul and make this place worth a visit. The distance between Santopanth Jheel and Badrinath is 25 km and to reach these one must trek through the beautiful mountains. Book your char dham yatra tour here to visit this serene places.