Vasudhara Falls, Badrinath

Vasudhara Falls is a beautiful fall near to Badrinath, on the Himalayan mountain ranges in Uttarakhand State of India. The specialty of this 400 feet high Vasudhara waterfalls is that the water vaporizes once it falls and thus vanishes.

Vasudhara Falls near Badrinath. Photo Source : Creative commons Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Photo by Gourav Mishra.

The view on your trekking route to this Falls are very scenic. It may take around two hours to cover the 6 kilo meter trekking route. The last 3 kilo meters of the trekking route from Mana village are very steep.

Waters of Alakananda River on which this Falls lies, when stored for 2 years, is scientifically proved to be of medicinal value.

Laxmi Van Forest” is a nearby trekking destination, which is a dense forest. It is  at around 4 kilometers from the Falls, on your way to Satopanth Lake.  Satopanth Lake is another nearby trekking destination, at 19 around kilometers from the Falls, or at 25 kilometers from Badrinath temple.

How Do I Go to Vasudhara Falls?

You need to travel 3 kilometers from Badrinath by road to Mana town (a small village) and then trek the next 6 kilometers from Mana village to go to the Vasudhara Falls. Vasudhara Falls is at a distance of around 5 kilometers from the Bheem Bridge. Do not forget to buy snacks or water from “Hindustan ki Antim Dukan“, which in English means, ‘India’s final shop‘, at 4 kilometers distance from the falls, in one of the last village of India. After this shop, you enter one of the most scenic trekking routes in India.

Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to Vasudhara Falls. Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, in the capital city of Uttarakhand state, is the nearest airport. Please bear in mind that Badrinath is normally accessible only from second week of May to October / November. You may check the exact dates with your travel agent.