Uttarakhand: Planning to travel to Badrinath this season? Know opening date, Covid-19 travel guidelines
Due to winter break, the world-famous Badrinath temple is presently closed. However, the temple management declared today that the doors of the Badrinath temple will reopen on May 8 at 6.15 a.m.
The Devasthanam management has set the date for the reopening of the doors of Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand on May 8 at 6.15 a.m. Recently, it has been snowing in the region and the temperature has fallen significantly. Due to the snowstorm, there was no movement of people.
Here are the Covid-19 guidelines to be followed:
- It is estimated that the registration will be online, like last year. E-passes will be available on the Covid registration portal.
- Pilgrims will have to provide a negative Covid-19 report.
For each day, there will be a set limit of tourists that will be allowed to visit the temple.
- Covid-19 guidelines have to follow strictly.
- Masks and social distancing should be followed as well.
- Pilgrims should avoid travel in case they show any Covid-19 symptoms.
- The latest Covid-19 guidelines issued by the state of Uttarakhand are to be followed as well.
- If both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are not administered, pilgrims/tourists who travel from outside Uttarakhand are allowed to travel there only if they provide a Covid-negative report of 72 hours ago.
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On the day of Dussehra, the date for closing the doors of this temple in the Himalayan foothills was declared. Following that, on Saturday, November 20, 2020, at 6:45 p.m., it was closed to devotees for several months. Based on the statement given by Harish Gaur, spokesperson for the Uttarakhand-Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board, the decision was made only when the ideal moment came to close the doors of Char Dham temples, according to astrological calculations by local temple bodies and priests.
Badrinath and its vicinity experience temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. Snowfall causes roadblocks in the winter. This temple is normally only open during the summer.