Location : In Rudraprayag district of Uttarkhand.
Altitude : 3,583 mtr.
Best time to visit : May - October, except monsoon. The temple will be closed during winter. Opens on the day of Akshay Tritiya around May. closes on Yama Dwitiya.
Climate : In winter (Sept-Nov) Cold during the day and chilly at night. In Summer (May-Aug) Cool during the day and cold in night.
Places to see
Chorabari : A small lake from where Yudhisthir is said to have
departed to heaven. (2 km treck path).
Vasuki tal : The lake surrounded by high mountains. view of Chaukhamba peaks. (6 km)
Triyuginarayan : The mythological venue where the marriage of Lord Siva and Parvathi was solemnised according to story. (5 km treck from son prayag)
How to reach
Air : Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Deharadun (239 km)
Rail : Nearest railway station is Rishikesh (221 km)
But Haridwar is more connected.
Road : Bus, Taxi available from Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehra dun.
Helicopter : From Agastya muni (Near Rudraprayag) helicopter services available. (Pawan Hans ) 01364-256825)
How to get ready : Ensure you are physically and mentally fit for the journey includes treckking at an altitute of 14,000 ft. Get yourself medically examined. Preparatory exercises at least a month before would be beneficial. Woolen cloths, Waterprof shoes with sufficient grips are must. Women are advised to avoid sarees and opt for Salwar Kameez or trousers. Take precautions and medicine to prevent mountain sickness.
Tour Packages : Convenient package tours are available. Badarinath- Kedarnath (8 Days/ 8 Nights) Garhwal Mandel Vikas Nigam Ltd & Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd Provides services. Major Tour operators also have packages. Online reservation can be done.
Information : LTourism information centre Shail Vihar Haridwar By Pass road Rishikesh, ) 0135 2431793, Fax: 0135 2430372, Email: email@example.com LSri Badrinath-Sri Kedarnath Temples committee Chandabhaga Bridge, Rishikesh Uttarkhand. 249201., Fax: (0135) 2430261, Web: http://www.gnvnl.com, http://www.kmvnl.com, http://www.badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in, www.badarikedar.org