Welcome to the enchanting world of Vasudhara Falls, where the nectar sweet water flows freely and the views are breathtaking. If you’re planning to visit Uttarakhand, then you can’t miss this beautiful spot near the holy city of Badrinath.
But wait, before you pack your bags and hit the road, let me warn you, this place is not for the faint-hearted. People believe that only those who are pure and guilt-free can truly appreciate the heavenly beauty of Vasudhara Falls. So, make sure you leave your sins behind before embarking on this journey.
To reach the falls, you need to trek for 6 km, which may sound easy, but trust me, it’s not. The trek starts from Bheem Pul at Mana Village and includes a steep incline, reduced oxygen levels, and chilly winds. 00
Even Garhwali locals, will struggle climbing uphill, so you can imagine the struggle for us outsiders. But the views of the Vasudhara River Valley during the trek are worth every step.
The trek becomes more challenging after passing Saraswati Mandir in the Mana Village, so make sure you carry enough water and some snacks to keep your energy levels up. And if you’re planning to visit during November or December, be prepared for the first snowfall in the area and the dropping temperature.
But hey, the adventure will be worth it. Vasudhara Falls drops from a height of 400 feet, which is approximately 122 meters above sea level, and originates from the Nar Narayan Peak of Himalayas. It meets with the Alaknanda river at an altitude of 12,000 feet and is believed to have been the resting place of the Pandavas.
According to Hindu mythology, Vasudhara Falls is a holy place, and its water is enriched with Ayurvedic herbs, giving it a flavor like nectar. The water is believed to have the power to heal and purify, so make sure you stand under the falls and let the water fall on you. If it does, then congratulations, you’re a virtuous soul entitled to salvation.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, leave your sins behind, and embark on an adventure to Vasudhara Falls. Who knows, maybe you’ll come back as a virtuous soul, or maybe you’ll just have an epic story to tell. Either way, it’s worth the trip.