This temple is open throughout the year. It is situated at Animath that is 7 km from Joshimath, in the direction of Pipalkoti, at an altitude of 1380 m. Before Badarinathji was designated one of the four Char Dhams of Hindu worship by Adi Shankaracharya, the idol of Badarinath carved by the divine Vishwakarma was enshrined and worshipped here. It is said that when mankind entered the age of Kaliyug, Vishnu chose to remove himself from the temple. Interestingly, the image was found by Adi Shankaracharya at Naradkund and restored.
Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (264 kms.)
Rail: The nearest railhead, Rishikesh, is 247 kms.
Road: Animath, 8 kms. short of Joshimath, is accessible by motorable roads from Rishikesh on the Badarinath road.