Lord Vishnu is worshipped at Panch Badri in different forms. These temples, namely, Vishal Badri (Badrinath), Yogdhan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Vridha Badri and Adi Badri are considered the abode of Lord Vishnu and attracts devotees of Lord Vishnu from all parts of the country. In Badri kshetra – the region starting from Satopanth about 24 kilometres above Badrinath extending to Nandprayag in the south, lord Badrinath is worshipped at five different places and under five different names.
The combination of five Vishnu temples, scattered across the Badri-Kshetra in Uttarakhand is collectively known as "Panch Badri".
- Vishal Badri (Badrinath)
- Yogdhyan Badri
- Bhavishya Badri
- Vridha Badri
- Adi Badri
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 239 km
Nearest railway station is Rishikesh.
The Badrinath temple is well connected by road with Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Dehradun, Haridwar and other important hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon hills.
To reach Bhavishya Badri, one needs to reach the village of Saldhar, 19 km from Joshimath. The rest of the pilgrimage involves trekking of 6 km.
One needs to drive 21 km ahead of Joshimath to reach the village of Pandukeswar in which Yogadhyan Badri is situated. The temple is situated half a kilometer below the motorable road. There are steps built that lead one to the temple from the road.
To reach Vridha Badri, one needs to reach Joshimath by road from where this temple located at Animath village, seven kilometres distant from Joshimath, can be reached.
Adi Badri can be reached from Nainital, Ranikhet, Karna prayag and Ramnagar. It is about an hour’s drive from Karnaprayag and falls close to Chulakot en route to Ranikhet. One hour drive suffices to finish the 19 km distance from Karnaprayag to Adi Badri.