Vasudhara Fall is a waterfall situated near Badrinath, in Uttarakhand, India. Total distance from Badrinath to Vasudhara is 9 km. Vasudhara waterfall is a good sight, set in the background is a tall mountain cliff (145 m), from where the water fells. Having a bath under the falling water is very refreshing and adventurous. The nearby mountains are Chaukhamba, Nilkantha and Balakun etc. Satopanth glacier rolls down towards the bottom of Vasudhara.
Medicinal value of fall water
Researchers find that water from Alakananda River,(Vasudhara is part of Alakananda) is of medicinal value. After storing for 2 years, its medicinal properties are proved scientifically. Traditionally, this holy water is kept stored by Hindus at their homes. Hindus use this water for religious practices.
How to reach/Trekking
The first 3 kilometers of badrinath to mana village is drivable road. Next 6 km is walkable trek from Mana village to Vasudhara waterfall.
Mana village is believed to be a temporary stay point of legendary Pandavas, during their exile. The foot trek starts from Mana village. After passing Saraswati Mandir, the trek becomes tough as walkway being very steep. Sometimes, Trekking feels like rolling over the stone pebbled path. The views of vasudhara river valley during this inclined trek are very scenic. The trekking from Mana to Vasudhara takes two hours.
Note: There are no food or water utilities along the route, So please carry your own water bottle and light food snacks in a back-pack (pitthu bag). Sports shoes are advisable to wear during this tough stony mountain trek.