Bedni Bugyal boasts being one of the most scenic places to visit in Uttarakhand. Situated at an elevation of about 3354 above the sea level, the meadows are located in the Chamoli District of Garhwal Region. Popular amongst the trekkers who stop here to camp on its velvety grass, Bedni looks nothing short of a slice of heaven. Strategically located en route the famed Roopkund trek, these scenic meadows perfectly represent the unspoiled and pristine beauty of Uttarakhand. There is a coniferous forest on the slopes and the small lake named Vaitarani (Bedini Kund), situated amidst the meadows that eventually add to the prettiness of the place.
Apart from its landscape’s beauty, Bedni Bugyal has great religious importance as its Bedini Kund is the stopover for the famed pilgrimage of Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra that is held once in every 12 years. Near the Kund blossoms the famed lotus known as Brahma Kamal that finds its mention in the Hindu Scripture as the Lotus that is in the hands of Brahma (the Creator of the Universe). Further enhancing the spiritual charm are westward located Nanda Ghunti and Trishul mountains and small temple where Tarpans are offered.
Bedni Bugyal is an important stop for the Roopkund trek. One-day halt is fixed here at Bedni for most of trekking tours via the meadow. If the veteran trekkers are to be believed, Bedni is one of the most beautiful sites for camping in Garhwal Region. Watching sunrise and the sunset at Bedni Bugyal is one of the best and unforgettable experiences for any nature lover.
20kms from Lohajung Pass, Chamoli District, Garhwal Region,
3354m above sea level
Trekking, Camping, Pilgrimage, Sunrise and Sunset View
Best Time to Visit:
The ideal time to visit Bedni Bugyal is between May and November. Post monsoon months (October and November) are indeed the best time to be here as the rain gives this place a makeover with lush greenery and blossoming of variety of flowers.