Next day we started for Chamoli and as we came out of Karnprayag town we saw newly opened hotel we halted and had breakfast and it was very good hotel at very attractive price and had a very beautiful riverside view. We regretted that we couldn’t find it later. Friends I recommend to stay here if you visit. It’s name is Hotel Karnprayag. Anyway we started again after tightening of chain of bike. It is necessary in journey. The view in between were beautiful and we paused at some places to admire the beauty of nature. We also faced intermittent rain and raincoats are again saviours. I also had a phone number of uttarakhand tourism department which will tell you if there is any landslide, road closed or heavy rain alert and it proved very useful. The road to Chamoli was open but road to Badrinath was closed that time due to landslide. In rainy season it is always precarious in mountains but then also we have to explore. We reached Joshimath in afternoon and stopped for lunch and came to know about NarSimha Temple and Adi Shankaracharya’s
throne(gaddi). We visited there and we reached Govind Ghat via Tapovan by 15:00 hrs. Govind Ghat is like a base camp for valley of flowers. And from here Badrinath was nearly 35-40 kms and is an hour journey on bike. We enquired and found the road was just opened. We have time and in evening couldn’t to go to valley of flowers so decided to visit Badrinath.And this impromptu decision turned out most beautiful. The path was very very beautiful with the Himalayan range. I saw the highest and most beautiful mountains of my life. This was most beautiful path of the journey. We reached Badrinath and offered prayers. The temple of God Vishnu is beautiful and situated on the bank of Alaknanda and its origin is also there. we saw wonder of nature. Along the bank of river there is hot water spring which is beneficial for skin. It is a wonder that chilling water of Alaknanda and hot spring water on it’s bank. We then came back to Govind Ghat as weather was changing. The path to Badrinath is very precarious with landslides and very narrow passages at few points otherwise the road is new and wide. We stayed at Govind Ghat. There is a big Gurudwara also, one can stay there also. It hosts pilgrims toHemkund Sahib. A small market also for a few needful items.