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Manas Vyas Gufa

18 June - 26 June 2022

Badrinath Dham, Uttarakhand

About Badrinath:

Badrinath is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus in the state of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas in the northern part of India, located at an altitude of 3300 meters (10,800 feet). These shrines include both Chardham in India and Chardham in Uttarakhand. Situated on the banks of the river Alaknanda, this shrine is dedicated to Badrinarayan, a form of Lord Vishnu. This temple was established by Adi Shankaracharyaji in the 9th century. Badrinath is located at a distance of about 294 kilometres from Rishikesh.

Mana is the last Indian village in the Himalayas on the border of India and Tibet / China. It is located in Chamoli district. It has been designated as a "Tourism Village" by the Government of Uttarakhand. Mana village is the best tourist attraction near Badrinath, it is only 3 km away from Badrinath city. The village is situated on the banks of river Saraswati. There is a small cave called Vyas Cave (Vyas Gufa) in Mana and it is believed that Maharshi Vyas composed the Mahabharata in this cave. Another cave is called Ganesh Cave and tourists visit both caves regularly. The village is surrounded by Himalayan hills.

Ram Katha Details:

  • Dates: 18th June – 26th June 2022

Essential Requirements:

All listeners are required to accompany the following original documents:

  • Due to high altitudes and low temperatures during the night, which can lead to low oxygen levels/difficulty breathing/altitude sickness – a Medical Fitness Certificate from the MD Physician must be sent to us.
  • Aadhar Card / Voter ID (Election Card)
  • Complete vaccination certificate with QR code
  • Photo - Passport size (2 copies)
  • Negative report of RTPCR with QR code (maximum 78 hours ago)
Travel Information:
  • By Train:

    The nearest railway station to Badrinath is Rishikesh railway station which is located at a distance of 295km from Badrinath and is well connected to major Indian destinations by the Indian railway network.
  • By Flight:

    Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 311km from Badrinath. The airport has direct and connecting flights to Delhi, Lucknow and Mumbai.

  • To reach Badrinath from Rishikesh Railway Station or Jolly Grant Airport - one has to travel via the National Highway.

  • Special Daily Helicopter Services:
    • Dehradun - Badrinath - Dehradun
    • Rs 75,000/- per seat one way
Hotel NameContact NameContact Number
Manish Guest HousePadmendra Bhandari6398272505
Hotel KuberBhanu Bhandari9458900369
Shree Ram MangalamBhagat Bhandari9412953932
Govind PalaceNaveen Mehta9410116477
Hotel Bharat shreeSudhir Mehta9520946920
Hotel HimgiriVipin Panwar7668820652
Rajeshwari Guest HouseBabu Bhandari9897891173
Jain DharmashalaAmit Tripathi7668556452
Hotel Nanda deviJasveer Mehta9634744044
Hotel YogaRajesh Mehta9411386080
Hotel Snow CreastKaran Virmani9980100123
Hotel KailashKaran Virmani9980100123
Prithvi SadanSuresh Dhyani9897306604
New YogaManish Srivastava9411706815
Kanchan RoopManish Srivastava9411706815
Badri valleyManish Srivastava9411706815
DEWANManish Srivastava9411706815
Maa UrvashiManish Srivastava9411706815
Rishi GangaManish Srivastava9411706815
Jai BadriManish Srivastava9411706815
Other Information:
  • Prasad/meals for all are arranged by the host family
  • Badrinath has Airtel, BSNL and Jio mobile networks.
  • Accommodation: Shrotas are requested to make their own arrangements.
  • Contact number for car hire from Rishikesh or Jolly Grant Airport: Konark Travels - 9837838008
Travel Essentials:
  • Medications (which you take daily.)
  • Diamox 20 tablets per person
  • Cough syrup 1 bottle per person and period lozenges paracetamol 20 tabs per person
  • Travel sickness pills 20 per person
  • Savlon / Plasters

Please keep extra warm clothes due to the cold weather:

  • Warm jacket, fleece
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Thermal trousers
  • Thermal waves
  • Thermal cap / muffler / scarf
  • Shawl
  • Thermal interior (tops and leggings)
  • Sun block / Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Skin Moisturiser
Important Information:
  • Covid guidelines (such as social distance, wearing a mask) must be strictly followed throughout the event.

Wishing everyone a wonderful, divine, and lifelong remembrance with the expectation of excellent cooperation, patience, and flexibility from all listeners.

  • 1. Katha Venue is 3-4km from Badrinath in the village of Mana
  • 2. Katha inquiry office is at Krishna Pranami opposite bus stand
  • 3. Prabhu Prada's will be served at Krishna Pranami
Jay Siyaram SKK

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