Badrinath closes gates for this year
November 20 (TravelAndy): The Badrinath temple situated on the Himalayas in India’s Uttarakhand state closed its portals for this year on November 17, said reports.
Extreme weather conditions and snowfall prompts the popular shrine to close its gates every year during winter.
Thousands of pilgrims and tourists were present during the closing ceremony, observed at the shrine.
Badrinath is the last shrine of Uttarakhand’s Chardham to close for winter after Gangotri, Kedarnath and Yamunotri.
Located at a height of 10,170 feet, Badrinath is the most accessible shrine among the Chardham.