Every so often in the Garhwal
Himalayas, tales from the Mahabharata spring magically to life.
Yogdhyan Badri, 1,920 mts. is located at Pandukeshwar, named after
the Pandva's King. It is said that the Pandavas, victorious after
their battle against the Kauravas, but emotionally scarred, came
to the Himalayas. And it was here that they handed over their capital,
Hastinapur, to Raja Parikshit and took up penance before seeking
out the highway to heaven. The importance of the Badri is immense
and the sanctum has an image of the lord in a meditative posture.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun
Rail: The nearest railhead, Rishikesh is 277 kms.
Road: Yogdhayan Badri is located Just 23 kms. short of Badrinath
on a motorable road from Rishikesh, regular buses and taxis ply
on the routed.