Badrinath Shrine admin Updated on: February 14, 2024

Portals of Badrinath Temple to Open on May 12, 2024

As per the latest Char Dham Yatra 2024 update, the portals of Badrinath Temple will open on May 12 at 7:10 AM for the upcoming Char Dham Yatra in the Himalayas. The official announcement of the opening of the Badrinath temple is shared by the Badrinath-Kedarnath committee on the auspicious day of Basant Panchami, February 14, 2024. Every year, the Badrinath Temple opening date is decided at the Tehri royal palace during a religious ceremony on the day of Basant Panchami.

Badrinath Temple is a part of Chardham which includes other three sites in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The opening date of Kedarnath Temple will be announced on the day of Mahashivratri, and we can expect the temple will open around the same time as Badrinath Temple. The opening dates for other two, Gangotri and Yamunotri Temples are May 10, on the day of Akshay Tritiya, as per the tradition. So, with this, we can expect that Badrinath Dham Yatra 2024 will start from May 12.

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Badrinath Shrine

Badrinath Temple

One of the four Chota Char Dham temples in India, Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Located in Garhwal Himalayan range, on the banks of Alaknanda River in Badrinath, the temple shrine is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage destinations in India. The temple is nestled in the mountains, which can be accessed after a short hike. Due to extreme weather, the temple shrine is accessible only between the months of April and November.

Chota Char Dham Yatra

Chardham Temples

Comprising 4 holy sites in India – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, the Chota Char Dham Yatra is a pilgrimage tour every devotee must take. Nestled in Uttarakhand, the yatra season begins around the month of April/May and lasts till the onset of the winter season. The dates for the shrine gates opening are announced as per Hindu Panchang and the dates usually fall between the end of April and start of May.

Unlike last year, Char Dham Yatra 2024 will definitely fine-tune the spirits of devotees.

The tentative Opening dates for Gangotri and Yamunotri are the day of Akshay Tritiya, which is on 10 May 2024.

For Kedarnath Temple, the dates would be decided on Maha Shivratri, however, the tentative date for the shrine opening is 14 May 2024.

The Chota Char Dham Yatra starts from Yamunotri and ends at Badrinath, with the correct order of the Yatra being Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

How to Reach Badrinath Temple?

Badrinath Shrine

  • By Air: The nearest airport to Badrinath temple is Jolly Grant Airport, which is 318 km from Badrinath. You can book a taxi to reach here.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station to Badrinath temple is in Haridwar, at a distance of 311 km. Haridwar railway station is well-connected to major North Indian cities. You can book a taxi from the railway station to reach Mana.
  • By Road: Badrinath temple is well-connected by roads. You can easily reach here during the summer season.

Where to Stay Near Badrinath Temple?

Sarovar Hotel Badrinath

Badrinath witnesses a variety of devotees and to cater to all the needs, Badrinath offers a wide range of accommodations to choose from. From Dharmshalas to budget accommodations to comfortable guest houses, Badrinath tries to cater to all your needs.

Top Hotels and Resorts to Stay in Badrinath-

  • Badri Ville Resort
  • Narayana Palace
  • Sarovar Portico
  • GMVN Badrinath Tourist Bungalow Devlok
  • Snow Crest

Tips for Visiting Badrinath

Badrinath Dham Temple

  • Since the temple is in high altitude, breathing can be a bit problematic, as oxygen level is low. Make sure you give yourself enough time to acclimatize.
  • The temple is accessible after a short hike, so make you sure you are in good shape before you venture onto this journey.
  • The place is cold even during the summer season so, carry woolen clothes.
  • Carry basic medicines for fever and headache. Also carry altitude sickness medicines, as you might need it in high altitude.

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