Panch Dhara And Panch Shila In Badrinath Uttarakhand


There is a group of five famous water streams in Badrinath. The names of these five streams are as follows - Prahalad, Kurma, Bhrigu, Urvashi and Indira Dhara. Indira Dhara is the most striking stream of these streams, which is situated at a distance of 1.5 km from Badrinath. Urvashi Dhara is situated on the right side of the Rishi Ganga river. Bhrigu Dhara passes through the caves. The water of the Kurma Dhara is very cold while Prahalad is the hot water of the Dhara.

There are five famous Shila in Badrinath, which names are - Garud, Nar, Narsingh, Varah and Markandeya Shila. This five shila is located in the close of the nearby Taptkund of Badrinath temple. Narada Shila is between Taptkund and Narad Kund. Near the Narad Kund, there is a Varah Shila, which is in the shape of a boar. Varah is considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Saint Rishi used to meditate on Markendeya Shila.


How To Reach :-

By Air

The nearest airport to Badrinath is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 312 km away from Badrinath.

By Train

The nearest railway station of Badrinath is Rishikesh, which is about 293 km away from Badrinath.

By Road

Panch Dhara And Panch Shila is located at a distance of about 1.5 km from Badrinath bus stand.

Best Time To Visit :-

The best time to travel to the Panch Dhara And Panch Shila 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.

Panch Dhara And Panch Shila In Badrinath Uttarakhand Photos and Timings