Badrinath

Panch Prayag, Joshimath, Auli – All the Way to Badrinath – Part II of II

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Badrinath might be a famous pilgrim spot, yet it is no less known for its exquisite natural beauty. The unparallel beauty and overpowering tranquillity explain why Gods had chosen this place to build their abode. Badrinath was another 44 kms from Joshimath and is situated at an altitude of 3,133 meters above sea level. The resident deity of Badrinath temple is Lord Vishnu.

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Panch Prayag, Joshimath, Auli – All the Way to Badrinath – Part I of II

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Next day morning, we got our breakfast packed and headed for Joshimath at around 8 a.m. It was a calculated four-hour drive from Rudraprayag. The hills were getting more and more rugged as we travelled farther and farther and more of stark, stony beauty of the Himalayas unfolded. The next stopover was at Karnaprayag. Karnaprayag is about 174 kms from Rishikesh and about 32 kms from Rudraprayag. It is again the divine meeting point of the geographically important green Pindar River with the religiously important brown and muddy Alakananda River. It is believed that here the mighty Karna had performed his penance and attained his indestructible powers from his father, the Sun God. We stretched our legs and after a brief stint of photography session, we continued heading towards Joshimath via the same NH 58.

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यात्रा बद्रीनाथ धाम की

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पौराणिक मान्यताओं के अनुसार, जब गंगा नदी धरती पर अवतरित हुई, तो यह 12 धाराओं में बंट गई। इस स्थान पर मौजूद धारा अलकनंदा के नाम से विख्यात हुई और यह स्थान बद्रीनाथ, भगवान विष्णु का वास बना। भगवान विष्णु की प्रतिमा वाला वर्तमान मंदिर 3,133 मीटर की ऊँचाई पर स्थित है और माना जाता है कि आदि शंकराचार्य, आठवीं शताब्दी के दार्शनिक संत ने इसका निर्माण कराया था। इसके पश्चिम में 27 किमी की दूरी पर स्थित बद्रीनाथ शिखर कि ऊँचाई 7,138 मीटर है। बद्रीनाथ में एक मंदिर है, जिसमें बद्रीनाथ या विष्णु की वेदी है।

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Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Badrinath…

Motorcycle Diaries. Road to Badrinath…

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Some details on Joshimath. It is a popular hill station and a famous center for pilgrimage at a height of 1,890 meters above sea level in Chamoli district of Garhwal division in Uttarakhand. It is the base for trekking to the famous Valley of Flowers. It is connected with a 4km cable car up to Auli, a hill-station famous for ice skiing sports, making it the longest and highest trolley of Asia. Joshimath is the also the home of the oldest tree of India, Kalpavriksha, which stands here from the time of Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya, who established this town as one of the four maths or monasteries, in the 8th century.

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Ludhiana to Badrinath/Mana/Vasudhara Falls

Ludhiana to Badrinath/Mana/Vasudhara Falls

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Ludhiana to Rishikesh road was in very bad condition while enter in U.P state. Laxman Jhula chowk is famous place in rishikesh “The Land of Rishis”.
Many small hotels are situated here and it provides good rooms in low range generally in 250/- to 400/- rupees. Rishikesh is very peaceful as well as Capital city of Adhyatam.

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बद्रीनाथ -Mana, the last village!

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Badrinath is at a height of 11,204 feet above msl. It is around 530 Kms from Delhi and the route is Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh -Devprayag-Rudraprayag – Karanprayag-Chamoli -Joshimath – Badrinath. Badrinath route opens in first week of May and is closed for winters after Deepawali.
If going by own vehicle, one has to reach upto Karanprayag or Nandprayag and take a night’s halt. If there are two drivers, one can easily reach upto Joshimathh and stay there, saving one day.
For train journey, the last station is Rishikesh, from where hired taxis, chartered buses, route buses and jeeps are easily available for Badri Nath.

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Badri Nath – Himalayan Beauty !

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Temples and historical places for the religious & spirituals…. and Auli skiing, valley of flowers trek, Geo-thermal springs of Tapovan and satopanth treks and Nanda Devi bio-sphere park, for the nature lovers but non-religious people.
Yes it is Badrinath. I have already seen so many posts on Badrinath, giving ample description and beautiful photos, but each posts carries a new fragrance of Badri Nath, so I thought I should give my part of the story on Badri Nath, and give another fragrance of this wonderful place.

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Fairy Land – Valley Of Flowers (VOF)

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Valley of Flowers situated in the lap of the Himalayas about 3,200 m to 6,679 m in altitude in the Chamoli district of Uttrakhand. Pushpawati river emerge from Tipar glacier at base of Godhi Parvat ( Peak)  flows though valley of flowers and meet Laxman Ganga at Ghanghria and finally in to Alaknanda river in GovindGhat. Valley become frozen during winter and become fairy land during summer.

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Devbhoomi Uttarakhand ….3

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Devbhoomi Uttarakhand Yatra …3    : Badrinath   26 अक्टूबर 2010 चायवाले के पास चाय पीते समय एक युवक आया और अपनी बस छूट…

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Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand

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मेरी चारधाम यात्रा – यमुनोत्री मेरी बहुत समय से उत्तराखण्ड-यात्रा की इच्छा थी और बीतते समय के साथ आशंका बलवती होती गई कि इस…

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