Joshimath Joshimath
Living in the mountains mostly in places that are not easily accessible the people of the district have been able to preserve their culture, folklore, folksongs and folkdances, the last, a distinctive feature of the district, being seasonal, traditional and religious, some of the better known being described below.....Read More
Bhavishya Badri

The Bhavishya Badri is located at 2,744 mts. amidst the thick forests surrounding Tapovan. According to a divination, it is here that all devotees will throng once Badrinath is no more. While there can be no conceivable reason why this should happen, scientists agree that Joshimath, the entry point into the area before the final, most strenuous climb, is sited on an ancient landslide and has been sinking, and with a barrage coming up close by, may actually see the fulfillment of the divine prophecy. But whatever happens, Bhavishya Badri is popular even now. Enshrined here is the lion-headed image of Narsingh. Visitors pass the serene Tapovan a place known for its hot water springs en route to the banks of the Dhauliganga, and on to the shrine.

It is believed that a time will come when it will become impractically to reach the temple of Badrinath and the Lord will be worshiped here, hence the name "Bhavishya Badri" that literally means the Badri of the future.

Bhavishya Badri is immensely popular among the devotees. The temple enshrines the lion-headed image of Narsingh. People from all the corners of the globe come to this sacred place to worship the Lord. Narsingh is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu who saved Prahlad, a great devotee of the Lord. People believe that if they pray to the Lord here,He will bless them with eternal happiness and peace.

How to reach By Air ?

Nearest airport is Jolly Grant 297 kms from Rishikesh.

How to reach By Train ?
The nearest railhead, Rishikesh, is 280 kms.

How to reach By Road ?
Bhavishya Badri is connected by a motorable road up to Saldhar, which is 274 km from Rishikesh and 19 km from Joshimath. From Saldhar, pilgrims have to trek 6 km up to the shrine.