Details of Badrinath pilgrim | Route Map to Badrinath Temple

Details of Badrinath pilgrim

Badhrinath Temple

The temple at Badrinath is on the banks of river Alakananda. From a distance of 150 yards from the temple, a big black stone raised platform of 156 feet length, 76 feet height and 5 feet thickness can be seen. This is called the Brahmakapaalam.

Haridwar is at a distance of 322 km from Badarinath. River Alakananda continues to flow from Badarinath. Other rivers Dhawalaganga, Nandaakini, Vindaraganga, Mandakini and Bhagirathi join Alakananda in that order. After joining Bhagirathi, the river enters the plain stretch open land at Rishikesh as River Ganga.
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Garhwal enthralls the senses of tourists with captivating landscape | Flower valley is carpeted with many varieties of flowers | Road (Route) map to Garhwal region from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Garhwal enthralls the senses of tourists with captivating landscape | Flower valley is carpeted with many varieties of flowers | Road (Route) map to Garhwal region  from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Garhwal Region

Garhwal in Uttarakhand is a famous hill station to be visited during the summer season.  Tourists get ready to go to Garhwal to escape from the scorching heat in summer.

Garhwal region flourishes with large mountains and scenic beauty. This is in the state of Uttarakhand.  Mountains always wear the blanket of snow. Big lakes, dense forests and many beautiful bird species can be seen here. Central Government has set up reserve forests and wild life conserving centers. Garhwal region is spread in 7 districts.  Many facilities are available for adventurous people. Garhwal is famous for water sports and aero sports. Many rare plant and animal species are present in the forests.  Holy pilgrim centers of Hindus like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are located in this region.

Many natural resources are available here.  This region is full of greenery.  Nature lovers, environmentalists cannot keep off from visiting this place at least once in a year.  Beautiful flower valleys are spread in an area of nearly 87kms, enthralls the tourists. The fragrance of these flowers, transport the tourists to other heavenly worlds.  There are many rare flower species in these valleys.  The flowers in Bhyundar valley are very rare and attractive.  Tourists can find many varieties of flowers like Himalayan Blue Poppies, Daisies, Dianthus and Calendula.  There are nearly 300 varieties of flowers.  One can see a number of species of butterflies here.  Tourists can enjoy these beauties only during day time.

Wild life sanctuaries

Govind Wildlilfe Sanctuary is in the beautiful and fascinating surroundings of Uttarakhand district.  This was established in 1955.  This is spread over an area of 953 square kilometers.   This sanctuary attracts the tourists with high mountains and many rare species like Himalayan bears.  Nanda devi and Rajaji National Parks and Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary are other places of tourist interest.  Facilities for climbing and trekking are provided.  Many animals and plants can be seen in these forests.

Rail and road facilities are available to reach Garhwal.  If tourists take a train they have to get down at Rishikesh and travel 170kms to Garhwal. Buses and cars can go up to Govindghat.

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Where is Alaknanda river in India? | Alaknanda river map

Where is Alaknanda river in India? | Alaknanda river map
Badrikashram, Badri narayan and Badrinath are all names belonging to Badri.  The river which flows opposite to the Badrinath temple is Alakananda.  Alakananda joins with Nandakini, Pimparaganga, Mandakini and Bhagirathi to form River Ganga at Devprayag.  At Rishikesh it descends on land from Himalayan Mountains.

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