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Badrinath

The state of Uttarakhand welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Among them are both travelers and pilgrims. The biggest religious attractions in the state, however, are the Chardham destinations. One of these is Badrinath. The holy town is regularly frequented by a large number of saints, rishis, munis and devotees. A visit to this pilgrimage destination is considered to be highly auspicious. While on your holidays in Uttarakhand, you can never forget to visit the sacred town of Badrinath.

The holy town of Badrinath falls under the Chamoli district. It is located at a height of around 3,000 m above sea level. Geographically, the town lies in Garhwal hills region. It's location on the banks of the Alaknanda River makes it appear even more beautiful and divine.

If you start your travel from Kedarnath, it will take you two days (by road) to reach the holy town of Badrinath. The Indo-China border lies in close vicinity of the town. En route to this popular Chardham destination, you can also make a visit to Hemkund Sahib, a much known Sikh pilgrimage destination.

If you want to spend some time shopping, Badrinath is a good place. You can decide to purchase items like Ayurvedic medicine, sacred books, electronic goods (made in China), woolens, sea shells, beads, bracelet etc. These items will make for great souvenirs while getting back home. While traveling to Badrinath, you should always remember to abide by all the religious rules and guidelines. You should also be well informed that non-vegetarian food is not allowed inside Badrinath. Alcohol consumption is also strictly prohibited while in the town. However, you will find many restaurants serving delicious vegetarian dishes for you to taste.