The Bhavishya Badri is at a distance of about 17 kms. east of Joshimath on Joshimath-Lata-Malari route, amidst the thick forests surrounding Tapovan. Pilgrims trek beyond Tapovan up the Dhauliganga River to reach this holy place. The idol of Narsimha (the god with the head of lion) is enshrined here. Visitors pass the serene Tapovan a place known for its hot water springs en route to the banks of the Dhauliganga, and on to the shrine.
What the history says
It is believed that a day will come when the present route to the Badrinath will be inaccessible and the Lord Badrinath will be worshipped here. This is why the place is called Bhavishya (future) Badri. It is believed that when the Nar and Narayan peeks will come closer to each other, way to Badrinath will be closed.
Best time to visit
The ideal time or peak season to go for a Char Dham Yatra is from May to October, except monsoons. This is because; all the four sacred sites are perched in Garhwal Himalayas, which is prone to heavy snowfall. As a result, all the passage leading to the shrines are blocked. Moreover, during the monsoon season, there is undue threat of having landslides, which can further disrupt the journey. For safety reasons, the gates of the temples are also closed for this period of time and the idols are shifted to nearby pilgrim points. Weather can vary.
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|Altitude||2744 mts above the sea level|
|Location||Joshimath - Lata Malari route.|
|Dedicated To||Lord Narsimha|
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How to reach
|The nearest airport is Jolly Grant which is 297 kms. from Rishikesh.|
|Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railhead 251Km from Joshimath. Taxi or jeeps are available to Joshimath from Rishikesh railway station.|
|Bhavishya Badri is connected by a motorable road up to Saldhar which is 274 kms. from Rishikesh and 19 kms. from Joshimath. From Saldhar pilgrims have to trek 6 kms. up to the shrine.|