In this post, I will be talking about Badrinath Yatra which is a part of Char Dham Yatra in Uttrakhand. This post is a guide for Badrinath Yatra 2019.
Badrinath enjoys mild and pleasant weather that attracts people from all over the world.
Badrinath Dham Gates will open on May 10 at 4:15 am this year.
The day temperature fluctuates between 18 and 24-degree Celsius in summers while in winters average temperature of Badrinath is 4-5 degree Celcius.
Amidst the ice-covered Himalayan mountains and river Alaknanda lies the small town of Badrinath.
How to reach Badrinath:
By road, the distance between Delhi and Badrinath is 568 km and approx 300 km by air. There are scheduled flights and trains from Delhi to Dehradoon airport or railway station.
You need to travel by road from Dehradun to reach Badrinath. A lot of bus services are available from Dehradun AC buses, Volvo buses, semi-sleeper and the Uttrakhand state transport buses.
If you are planning to go to Kedarnath then don’t forget to check our “article on Kedarnath Yatra.”
How much time does it take to reach Badrinath?
On average it takes 5-6 hours to reach Badrinath from Dehradun. The total trip time from Delhi to Badrinath depends on the mode of transport you use to reach Dehradun from Delhi.
By flight from Delhi to Dehradun airport, it takes just 50 minutes to 1 hour to reach Dehradun from Delhi. Below is a screenshot showing flights from Delhi to Dehradun
By train, you can reach Dehradun within 6 hours and up to 8-10 hours depending on your train.
I have given some trains from Delhi which you can book for your journey.
If you are travelling by your own vehicle then you should check out this post “10 things to know if you are Driving to Uttrakhand“
Important points to know
Medical Certificate is a must.
As in the case of Kedarnath yatra, a medical certificate is required stating that you are medically fit. Some people with breathing problems or diabetes may have difficulties while on their journey so it is advised to carry your own stack of medicines along with you wherever you go.
You may not get all the required medicines at some of these hill stations.
In case you don’t have a medical certificate you can get one by going through a medical checkup in a medical centre or camp while you are on your way to Badrinath.
Planning your stay, Hotels in Badrinath
As I told you in my previous post about Kedarnath yatra that planning your stay beforehand is a must because of the limited availability of hotels and harsh and unpredicted weather condition you cannot afford to stay anywhere.
So plan your stay well in advance. Here are some hotels and their prices as shown in Trivago.
Registration for Badrinath Yatra
Registration is mandatory for Badrinath yatra if you want to go to only Badrinath or the Char Dham Yatra as per your travel plan.
Registration for each person has to be done which can either be done at physical counters located in Haridwar near the railway station and market place.
You can also register yourself and your family members online. This helps the government to keep a track on the number of people visiting the holy shrine and to make proper arrangements accordingly.
For online registration follow this link https://uttarakhandtourism.gov.in/char-dham
Best time to visit Badrinath
Badrinath Dham opens for the pilgrims and visitors in the month of May and this year it will open on May 10 and generally closes in November. In the summers the Badrinath Dham experiences a huge number of visitors on a daily basis.
It is recommended to visit Badrinath in May or after the monsoon season as the day time temperature is a bit warm enabling you to visit different places around but the temperature at night drops below 10-degree Celsius.
As the monsoon kicks in after mid-June, Uttrakhand experiences heavy rainfall which causes roadblocks and traffic jams on the route.
You can visit Badrinath Dham till 2nd week of November before the closing of the Gates but the weather is so freezing during winters due to snowfall on the Himalayas.
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