Bhavishya Badri is located at 2,744 mts. amidst the thick forests surrounding Tapovan. According to a divination, it is here that all devotees will throng once Badrinath is no more. While there can be no conceivable reason why this should happen, scientists agree that Joshimath, the entry point into the area before the final, most strenuous climb, is sited on an ancient landslide and has been sinking, and with a barrage coming up close by, may actually see the fulfillment of the divine prophecy. But whatever happens, Bhavishya Badri is popular even now. Enshrined here is the lion headed image of Narsingh. Visitors pass the serene the Tapovan a place known for its hot water springs en route to the banks of the Dhauliganga, and on to shrine.
April 2009, two continuous holiday 12 and 13, I got a nice opprotunity to start my Himalayan journey in coming season. I wanted to make this trip a combination of Trekking, Biking and holy so I made a plan for Bhavishy Badri, which is more then 300 km. from my town Roorkee and I just need to manage 1-2 days additional leaves for the trip. I asked my travel partner Pramod for the trip and as usual he became ready. I moved at 2:30 PM from Roorkee on 10/04/2009 by bike and reached Srinagar by 8:00 PM. I stayed with lokesh and next morning at 7:00 AM we continued our journey.
Now Lokesh has joined me, Lokesh, our best photogrpher and my photography guru. We reached at kaliasaur before 7:30 AM and went to Dhari Devi temple. We did there puja and came back.
Next morning we visited main Nanda Devi Temple which was closed and had to open next day but we had to return back so we came down and did breakfast in Raghuvir's home. He provided us nice hospitality. He is 47 years old and an experienced guide. Then we moved to road head and soon we were at Saldhar, base for Bhavishya Badri.
We started Trekking at 10:00 AM. It's a 2 km steep climb from here and then 1.5 km. gentle climb to Subhai village. From here route became more picturesque and one enjoys the hiking. There is a temple situated in subhai village which is also known as Bhavishya Badri. But as per the local people original temple is situated in forest, after 1.5 km. from village which is again a climb but not ascent. We reached at temple by 12:00 Noon. Temple is situated in a wonderful location but it's condition is bad and it must be renovate as soon as possible.
Now it had raining with winds but we started our bikes and moved to joshimath. We took 1 and 1/2 hrs to reach joshimath from there (not more then 25 km.) due to bad road condition and dusty wind.
We statyed for 30 min at Birahi and had their maggy and tea. we reached at karanprayag before complete dark. Now the road condition was very bad between karanprayag and gaucher which we were crossing in headlights with wind. Rain again started at Gaucher but we were at nagrasu before 08:00 PM. We stayed there in a hotel and next day we left to srinagar by 8:00 AM. I had the breakfast at Srinagar and left srinagar by 11:00 AM and reached roorkee before 4:30 PM. Trip was nice and we visited more then our expectations specially we visited Lata village without any prior plan and where we enjoyed the local festival.