Ardha Badri, located on the Joshimath - Tapovan road is in a remote village and can be approached only by trekking along a steep bridle path. As the size of the idol is small when compared to other temples, the temple is called Ardha Badri. On the Joshimath - Tapovan road there is a hilly path that leads to Subhain. The path is very difficult to travel as the steepness is such that it will be out of bounds if you are short on fitness and strength, both physical and mental. Subhain is at a height of 3048 meters. Hera is a small temple with a small deity of Vishnu in it. This is Ardha Badri.
May to October is the ideal time for one to visit.
Subhain lies on the motarable road that connects Joshimath to Tapovan. One can find taxis from Joshimath to Subhain. From Subhain there is a bridle trek that leads to Ardh Badri. Joshimath lies on national highway NH58 that connects Delhi with Badrinath and Mana Pass in Uttarakhand near Indo-Tibet border. Therefore all the buses and vehicles that carry pilgrims from New Delhi to Badrinath via Haridwar and Rishikesh in pilgrim season of summer months pass through Joshimath. Rishikesh is the major starting point for road journey to Joshimath. Regular buses operate from Rishikesh bus station to Joshimath. The road distance from Rishikesh to Joshimath is 251 km via Rudraprayag and Chamoli.
Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railhead 251 Km from Joshimath. Taxi or jeeps are available to Joshimath from Rishikesh railway station.One can find taxis from Joshimath to Subhain. From Subhain there is a bridle trek that leads to Ardh Badri.
Jolly Grant airport Dehradun is the nearest airport 293 Km from Joshimath through Rishikesh. Tourists find taxi or jeep to Joshimath from Jolly Grant airport. One can find taxis from Joshimath to Subhain. From Subhain there is a bridle trek that leads to Ardh Badri.