Saraswati River

Saraswati River, Badrinath: Address, Phone Number, Saraswati River Reviews: 4.5/5

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chandan kumar de
Howrah, India61 contributions
THE INVISIBLE RIVER
Nov 2020
We find the name of SARASWATI river at many places in INDIA. But here we seen the river, as well as the confluence with the river ALAKANANDA at MANA villege.
Written 27 November 2020
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Devendra G
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India721 contributions
Saraswati river
Apr 2019
Saraswati river is visible near the village mana, which is 5 kms from badrinath. From the parking, it is close to half an hour of steep track. However, once you reach, the origin of river saraswati is visible. At a short distance, saraswati river joins alaknanda river in mana village, to form Keshav prayag. Must visit if you visit badrinath.
Written 28 March 2020
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Kaushik_Basu_1969
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,005 contributions
Source of the mythical river
Oct 2019
This is the only place where the Saraswati River is visible. From below the Bheem Pul it flows all the way to Keshav Prayag where it meets the Alokananda and vanishes and reappears in Prayag. Of course worth a visit.
Written 16 November 2019
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vashish_3
Ghaziabad, India518 contributions
Origin of Saraswati River
Aug 2019 • Friends
This is the place from where Saraswati river Origins. Very fast flow. Worth visit and suit the photo. Bhim Pul is upon this river.
Written 15 August 2019
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ajayb05
Mumbai, India72 contributions
View from Bheem Pool
Jun 2019 • Family
awesome experience of visiting the Bheem pul and to be able to see river Saraswati, nature's creation is greatest.
Written 2 July 2019
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Vikas B
138 contributions
Legendary River Saraswati & Bhimapul Mana
May 2019 • Family
Legendary river Saraswati they say vanished. The river appears and vanishes at many points in India seems. There is a one across Rajasthan & Gujarat ending in Kutch. There is one in invisible form that vanished in history through Uttar Pradesh supposed to merge in Greater Ganga with Yamuna in Prayag. This one in Badrinath is maybe the original. While writing Mahabharat with Lord Ganesh in his cave disturbed by the loud threatening noise the river made, sage Vyasji cursed her resulting in it running barely 400 meters and merging in Alaknanda river reducing it's power and impact. This place is in Mana 3 kms from Badrinath temple at base of Himalayas.

This is the path through Satopanth to Swargarohini that Pandavas took for final journey. As you enter the river origin from a cave on the right side, you encounter a small stream believed to be water that flows through mountains directly from Kailash Mansarovar. Its strong powerful original mineral pure water that energizes you without even food. Than beyond it you see Saraswati river emerging from a huge cave under the rock you stand some 100-200 meters down. Even now the force, flow and velocity is scary, powerful and awe inspiring to see.

It is said that Draupadi was scared to cross this river so scary and un-nerving was it;s sight and power. Bhima took Virat form and pushed a huge boulder across it creating a bridge.This bridge is called the famous Bhimpul some few feet in length that gives a magnificent view of Saraswati emerging from cave. massive handprints of Bhima are visible. At end of bridge is Saraswati temple and a tea shop reportedly India's last tea shop in that area. From here the route to trek Vasudhara Falls-Laxmivan-Chakratirth-Satopanth-Narayan Tal-Kedarnath-Swargarohini-Gaumukh starts in glaciers climbing up a few feet behind the shop from Alaknanda river side. Right a few feet up behind the shop is Maa Draupadi temple as she was first to die on path to salvation. Many people miss this temple barely 50 feet walk from shop climbing a few steps up towards Satopanth trail. The view of Alaknanda valley and Satopanth trail is awesome here. On extreme left side of Alaknanda is trail to Satopanth passing by Nar-Narayan twin temples. here on this trail, till Vasudhara Falls and Vasudhara Tal it is possible to trek and return in 3-4 hours max with good trekking shoes and rain-snow protection for May-August. For rest proper guide, porter, cook, equipment, shoes, tents etc needed. See my review for Vasudhara Falls for details of trek!
Written 29 June 2019
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KINISJ
Bengaluru, India99 contributions
you can see legendary saraswati river only in badrinath. it resurfaces only in allahabad at triveni sangama
Oct 2018 • Couples
you can see legendary saraswati river only in badrinath. it resurfaces only in allahabad at triveni sangama. a must visit place. here you may also see a tea shop which is supposed to be the last tea shop on the indian border.
Written 19 June 2019
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Amitabha D
Noida, India1,067 contributions
Good to see the source of Saraswati river
May 2019 • Couples
It is inside the Mana village - last village in Indo-China border - well known for natural beauty and simplicity. Path to Saraswati river was awesome with lots of natural beauty and locals knitting the sweaters, muflers, scurf etc.
Written 7 June 2019
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soumeng2016
Kolkata (Calcutta), India141 contributions
Saraswati river
Oct 2018 • Family
People will be surprised if they visit Mana village after Badrinath where at the extreme point Saraswati river is coming down from the mountain gorgeously. Later it meets with Alakananda. But at other places except Triveni Sangam in Allahabad, Saraswati river is not seen.
Written 26 December 2018
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gkv2014
San Francisco, CA123 contributions
Very small place but very nice
Oct 2018 • Family
you need to trek few miles to reach this place and there is a small temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi....and the water flow from the mountains is a pleasant surprise
Written 15 December 2018
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