Delhi to Badrinath: A guide to a safe and secure road trip

Badrinath is accessed by the national highway NH58 that connects Delhi with Mana Pass in Uttarakhand near the Indo-Tibet border. Delhi to Badrinath There have been multiple landslides that have occurred along the Badrinath yatra route in Uttarakhand, which has made it difficult (dangerous) to travel by vehicular transport.

Delhi to Badrinath Road Trip Map

Delhi to Haridwar 206 km → Haridwar to Rishikesh 24 km → Rishikesh to Devprayag 74 km → Devprayag to Srinagar 34 km → Srinagar to Rudraprayag 33 km → Rudraprayag to Karnaprayag 31 km → Karnaprayag to Nandprayag 21 km → Nandprayag to Chamoli 10 km → Chamoli to Joshimath 48 km → Joshimath to Badrinath 42 km.

Reaching Badrinath Temple

Reaching Badrinath by Bus A bus ride will carry pilgrims from New Delhi to Badrinath via Haridwar and Rishikesh in the summer. Rishikesh is the major starting point for reaching Badrinath by road.


Uttarakhand – a state of many contrasts and contradictions, that has withstood the onslaught of time. The road to Badrinath and other nearby pilgrimage sites in this region is characterized by landslides and incessant torrential rain. The Hemkund Sahib route seems to have been worst affected by the rains.   It’s best not to travel during this time if you can’t help but be delayed by the landslides or experience situations that may put your life in danger due to rainfall.

Badrinath Route

The Badrinath route, one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in India has always been known as an all-weather road. With the recent rains, however, landslides have become a common sighting on the route, forcing travelers to wait it out or turn back from their journey.

Sirohbagad Ara

Sirohbagad is located on the border of Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag and Pauri districts. It encompasses many developments including road network expansion projects, new bridges connecting district blocks, as well as work being carried out to build alternate routes in order to connect Sirohbagad with the Rudranath Temple. Sirohbagad serves as a key route during the Char Dham Yatra and remains a lifeline for this part of Uttarakhand.


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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