Vasudhara Falls is in close proximity of two holy places of India namely Rishikesh and Badrinath because of this the waterfall sees both national and international crowd. Read on to know more about this waterfall.
Vasudhara falls is situated at a place where glaciers and mountains peak both are in unison and the beauty is at par. Myths often hold that the water of Vasudhara fall diverts away from an individual who commit sinful activities.
Vasudhara fall is located at a distance of 6 km from a place named Mana. The village is often linked with legendry myths of Pandavas. The village is accessible to tourists and public only when the town of Badrinath is open.
How to reach
By Road: Badrinath is well-connected to major cities of India by a motorable road.
By Rail: Nearest railway head is Rishikesh.
By Air: Nearest airport terminal is Jolly Grant Airport.
Where to stay
Sarvovar Portico is a recommended place to stay. Room rates starts at Rs. 1, 400.
Water here cascades from a height of 120 m.
Season/ When to visit
Anytime between months March and June is considered an ideal time for visit.
Nearby Places to visit
- Neelkanth: Also known as the ‘’Queen of Gharwal” Neelkanth peak is a perfect place to be. It is situated at a height of around 6, 597 m above sea level. Neelkanth peak also avails an opportunity to see the shrine of Badrinath.
- Hanuman Chatti: It is situated at the meeting point of two rivers namely Yamuna and Hanuman Ganga. One can find lots of shrines around Hanuman Chatti because of which the place has gained the importance of a pilgrim spot. At Hanuman Chatti one can also find lots of trekking enthusiasts as it is a popular trekking site.
- Tapt Kund: It is a natural spring which is considered sacred by Hindus. Tapt Kund is visited by devotes all round the year. Myth often associates this place with Lord Agni and it is also believed that the place was inhabitated by him.
- Mata Murti Temple: The temple is dedicated to mother of Lord Narayana who is known as Mata Murti. Myths hold that Mata Murti requested Lord Vishnu to take birth as her son. The wish was granted and Mata Murti gave birth to two twins namely Nar and Narayana. Tourists often visit this temple during the grand annual fair which is held during the month of August.
- Badrinath Temple Complex: It is situated at an altitude of 3,133 m. Badrinath Temple Complex is dedicated to Lord Vishu and is considered a sacred place for Hindus. Myths hold that the temple has been in existence since the Vedic Period. The temple has ‘shobha mandap’, ‘darshan mandap’ and an idol of Lord Vishnu which is placed in the ‘garbha griha’. Badrinath Temple Complex has total fifteen idols of Hindu Gods and Goddess. Idol of Lord Buddha was also placed in the temple which was later reinstalled near the statue of Lord Vishnu by Adi Shankaracharya. The temple remains closed during winter season owing to heavy snowfall.
- Sheshnetra: It is believed that Sheshnetra was the place where Lord Vishnu rode on a snake named Ananta Shesha. Myths hold that the temple of Lord Badrinath was guarded by the Sheshnetra. And the wonderful thing about this place is the sight of River Alaknanda and other two lakes here.