Yoga Dhyan Badri Temple is a famous ancient temple situated in Pandukeshwar near Joshimath of Chamoli district. This temple is situated on the banks of the holy Alaknanda river, which is about 1922 meters above sea level. It is believed that King Pandu, father of Pandavas, the hero of the Mahabharata, had installed a statue of Lord Vishnu at this place. They had received salvation at this place. Inside the temple, the idol of Lord Vishnu is in a meditation posture. hence this temple is called Yoga Dhyan Badri Temple. There are two ancient temples here, one of them is dedicated to Lord Yoga Dhyan Badri Narayana and the other is dedicated to Lord Vasudev. According to legend, after killing the Kauravas in the Mahabharata war, Pandavas came here to repent. In this temple, the idol of Udhava and Kuber is worshipped with Lord Vishnu. Yoga Dhyan 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.
Yoga Dhyan Badri Temple is located in Pandukeshwar on Joshimath-Badrinath Road, which is about 23 km from Joshimath.
The journey of Yoga Dhyan Badri Temple can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of September to November and March 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.