The temple was built by the warrior-saint Adi Shankaracharya in the 9th century and is situated in the scenic Alaknanda River Valley. It is surrounded by the imposing Nar and Narayana mountain ranges, making it a popular tourist destination for its breathtaking scenery as well as its spiritual significance.
Badrinath Temple is open for six months a year, from April to November, when thousands of pilgrims from all over India and the world visit to offer their prayers and seek blessings. During the remaining months, the idol of Lord Badrinarayan is moved to the nearby Narasimha temple in the town of Joshimath.
In addition to its spiritual significance, Badrinath Temple is also known for its intricate architecture and carvings, including a gold-plated roof and black stone statue of Lord Vishnu. Visitors are encouraged to explore the temple's rich history and cultural heritage, as well as take part in the various rituals and ceremonies that are performed there.