Adventure / Trekking | Waterfall
#7 of 16 Places to Visit in Badrinath
Distance (From Badrinath): 11.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4-6 Hours
Place Location: 6 Km Trek From Mana Village
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 11.5 km from Badrinath and 6 km from Mana Village, Vasudhara Falls is one of the famous tourist attractions around Badrinath. It is one of the popular places for short trekking near Badrinath.
Vasudhara Falls is surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks. The water of this cascading falls flows down from the height of 400 feet and is situated at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The falls is considered as a haunting site. There is a myth behind this waterfall that the water of Vasudhara Falls turns away from the visitors who are not pure at heart. From a distance, the water of the fall appears like milk flowing down the mountain.
The fall looks stunning during monsoon & post monsoon season with lush greenery and beautiful mountains around. March to June is the ideal time to visit this waterfall. Mana is accessible only when Badrinath season starts in Apr/May, so the best season to visit this place is between May and June.
Visitors have to trek 6 km from Mana village to reach the falls. The trekking from Mana to Vasudhara takes about two hours one way. The first 2-3 km is comparatively easy to walk. But, after passing the Saraswati Mandir, the trek becomes difficult as the trail becomes very steep. The views of Vasudhara river valley during this trek are very scenic. A bath under the falling water is very refreshing and adventurous. One can see mountains like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha and Balakun from here.
There are no shops that sell food and water along the route, so carry water bottle and food.