Brahma Kapal is a holy ghat situated on the banks of the river Alakananda, which is a holy and important place for the Hindus because they pay pind dan at this place for the dead souls of their ancestors. It is believed that Lord Brahma himself is present at this place, so if one performs rituals and pind dan in this place for the peace of the dead souls of their ancestors, then their soul receives salvation from the cycle of birth and death. It is believed that after killing Brahma, Lord Shiva was relieved of the curse on this place. Therefore, Brahma Kapal is considered to be a holy place..
The nearest airport to Badrinath is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 312 km away from Badrinath.
The nearest railway station of Badrinath is Rishikesh, which is about 293 km away from Badrinath.
Brahma Kapal is located at a distance of about 500 meters from Badrinath bus stand.
The best time to travel to the Brahma Kapal is between from the months of September to November and April to Jun. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. In the winter season, the journey of here is closed for 6 months. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to heavy snowfall in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.