Pics: Badrinath Dham covered in heavy snow

Pics: Badrinath Dham covered in heavy snow

The shrine remains open for six months every year, from the end of April to the beginning of November. Currently, the portals are closed for winter break.
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One of India's most popular pilgrimage destinations, Badrinath Dham in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district was wrapped in a thick blanket of snow after the region received snowfall on Saturday. The entire town of Badrinath had accumulated up to 5 feet of snow.

Located in Garhwal hill tracks in Chamoli district along the banks of Alaknanda River, Badrinath temple is one of the four ancient pilgrimage sites of India – called the 'Char Dham' – and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The other sites of Char Dham include Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath.

Pics: Badrinath Dham covered in heavy snow
Jawan wades through waist-deep snow with a smile on his face

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