There is an interesting spot where you will find a boulder that resembles a serpent. This is called Sheshnetra or the eye of the serpent named Sheshnag.
You could also visit the Vasundhara Waterfall, which is only 8 kilometers from Badrinath.
Neelkanth is a snow covered peak that serves as a backdrop or shelter to Badrinath. It is more widely known as the Garhwal Queen.
In the vicinity of the temple there is a natural hot spring that you could visit. You could take a holy dip here before entering the temple. The hot water spring is said to have therapeutic properties. It is called Tapt kund.
The pier on the banks of the Alakananda River where the Hindus perform rites for their deceased ancestors is called Brahma Kapal.
There’s a beautiful meadow here with a boulder where you can get a glimpse of Lord Vishnu’s footprints on a boulder. This place is called Charanpaduka, which actually means footprints.
Those who love flowers must visit the valley of flowers. There is a myriad of flowers that blossom here. In the milieu of Rataban peak and with the Puspawati River flowing here, it might be one of the most enticing places you could come across. The best time to see the flowers in their full glory is in the months of July and August.
There is an impressive Gurudwara at the spot where the Alakananda converges with the Lakshman Ganga River. This Gurudwara is called Guru Gobind Singh. Therefore it is named the Gobind Ghat. This spot can be found between Joshimath and Badrinath.
Lok Pal Hemkund is a Gurudwara situated at a towering height of 4320 meters above sea level. The ascent is quite steep and grueling, so you need to be prepared. Hemkund Sahib is considered one of the most celebrated Gurudwaras. The Sikhs hold it in the highest regard. The pristine waters of the Lok-Pal Hemkund Lake near the Gurudwara and the four crests cradling it are a sight to behold.
The locals believe Guru Adi Shankaracharya had arrived here from Kerala to perform reparation. He set up a spiritual center subsequent to his enlightenment. He named it Jyotirmath. Later it came to be known as Joshimath.
There is an interesting little hamlet at the border of India and Tibet. The populace here is fundamentally an Indo-Mongolian tribe. The natural beauty here will hold you in awe.
Another place that confirms the Mahabharata is Bhim pul. An enormous rock forms a natural conduit over the gushing Saraswati River. A magnificent and treacherous view of the waters that surge through the narrow passage under the rock is a wonderful sight. The belief is that Bhim positioned this rock here.
There is a charming waterfall five kilometers from Badrinath. This pleasant place is worth visiting. This place is 3 kilometers off Mana village. Another fascinating place is a cave built out of rock where Ved Vyas is supposed to have penned the Mahabharata and Pauranic annotations.