Adibadri in Uttarakhand is famous for ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Located in Chamoli, it is among the chain of sixteen small shrines located in the hill ranges. The place is within the Badrishetra and Badrinath being the name of Lord Vishnu, it is known as Adi Badri.
Geography of Adibadri
Adibadri is located at geographical coordinates of 30°27'27'N and 77°20'28'E. It is about 3 kms away from the Chandpur Fort located on the hilltop. Rishikesh and Haridwar towns connecting Adibadri via road. Dehradun is at the distance of 210 kms from here. One can take bus or private taxis from Ranikhet to reach here comfortably.
Culture and History of Adibadri
Adibadri is famous for ancient temple built within a space of 14 meters x 30 meters. The height of the temple varies between 2-6 meters. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is blessed with such a scenic grandeur that it attracts pilgrims all through the year. The temple opens on Makar Sakranti and closes in the month of November.
Adi Shankara is believed to be the builder of Sapta Badri temples during the late Gupta period in 5th to 8th century. He built these temples to spread Hinduism to all parts of the country. In ancient times, when the main shrine of Badrinath was closed due to weather conditions, people visited here to worship Lord Vishnu. It is said that Lord Vishnu resided at Adibadri during Satya, Treta and Dwapar Yugas before moving to Badrinath in Kalyuga. Being an important pilgrimage destination, you can find few hotels in and around Adibadri in Uttarakhhand.
Address: National Highway 58, Chamoli, 246443
Phone: 094129 36360
Dream Mountain Resort
Address: Nanda Devi Forest Colony, Auli Road, Joshimath, Uttarakhand 246443
Phone: 084490 63652
Hotel Mount View
Address: Badrinath main road, Near Kotwali Joshimath, Uppar Bazzar, Joshimath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, 246443
Phone: 01389 221 993
Hotel Auli D
Address: Badrinath Road, Near Petrol Pump, Joshimath, Uttarakhand 246443
Phone: 095688 49077
Hotel Rahi (Motel, GMVN)
Address: Near Bus Stand, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401
Phone: 01334 228 686
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