Vridha Badri Temple is a holy temple located in Joshimath of Chamoli district, which is situated in the village of Animath near Joshimath. This holy temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is situated at an elevation of about 1381 meters above sea level. In this temple, Lord Vishnu's idol is established as an old man. Hence this temple is known as named of Vridha Badri. It is believed that in order to delighted Lord Vishnu, Devarshi Narad Muni had done penance here. Delighted by the penance of Devarshi Narada Muni, Lord Vishnu appeared as an old man and answered the penance of Devarshi Narada Muni. This temple is remains open for the devotees throughout the year. During the Joshimath journey, pilgrims go to darshan this holy temple. The Vridha Badri Temple is one of the main religious sites of Joshimath..
The nearest airport of Joshimath is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 269 km from Joshimath.
The nearest railway station of Joshimath is Rishikesh, which is about 251 km from Joshimath.
Vridha Badri Temple is located at a distance of about 3 km from the Joshimath Bus Stand.
The journey of Vridha Badri Temple can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to May. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills 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.