Badrinath & Kedarnath Yatra is also known as Do Dham Yatra. This spiritual journey to the two famous Hindu Temples of Shri Kedarnath and Shri Badrinath in the state of Uttrakhand. Every year, lakh of devotee's visit these holy shires to take the blessing of Lord Vishnu & Lord Shiva. Both the shrines are located in the high altitude area where Badrinath is at the height of 3,133 m (10279 feet) above sea level and Kedarnath is at the height of 3,583 m (11,755 feet) above sea level, thus anyone who is preparing for the trip should gathered proper information before going to visit these shrines.
Badrinath Temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is considered to be the preserver among the holy trinity of the Hindu pantheon. As per Hindu mythology, it is being believed that Lord Vishnu meditated here for 1000 continuous years for the welfare of mankind. The idol of Lord Vishnu which is worshiped in Badrinath temple as a Badrivishal is made of Shaligram. This idol of Lord Vishnu is considered to be a self-manifested. Historically, the temple was established by Adi Shankara in 9th Century AD. This is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu and every year devotees from around the world come here to experience spirituality and eternal bliss.
Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the twelve jyotirlingas where pilgrims make their visit to receive blessings of the Almighty Shiva. This temple of Lord Shiva is believed to be built by Adi Shankara in 9th Century AD with gray stone. As per Legends after wining a war against the Kauravas, the Pandavas felt guilty and to get rid of this sin Pandavas seek blessings of Lord Shiva so they travel to Kedarnath. Where Lord Shiva who transformed himself into a bull dived into the ground leaving his hump on the surface which transformed into a Shiva linga. Since then, the devotees come here to seek blessings and redemption from Lord Shiva.