Badrinath is a sacred temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is situated in the holy town Badrinath, named after the Badrinath temple, Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the most important dhaam of all Chaar-dhaam. In Hindus, it is believed that in their life they once should visit the Chaar Dhaam, to get free from the life cycle and collide in the almighty, which makes Badrinath further more consecrated holy place. Badrinath is situated at an altitude of 3133mtrs. It is also known as Badrinarayan temple.
According to legend Shankara discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan made of Saligram stone in the Alaknanda River. He originally enshrined it in a cave near the Tapt Kund ( hot springs). Later in the sixteenth century, the King of Garhwal moved the idol to the present temple. Interestingly the architecture of Badrinath temple unlike others resembles a Buddhist temple.
You can visit Badrinath throughout the year but the best time considered is March to June and if you are a traveller who loves snowfall and winters you can visit it during November to February.