Bedni Bugyal is a Himalayan Alpine meadow, situated at an elevation of 3,354 mtrs in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state of India. Bedni Bugyal falls on the way to popular trek route of Roopkund (The Skeleton Lake) . Trisul and Nanda Ghunti are clearly visible from here. This lush green meadow is adorned with blooms in a wide range of varieties. There is a small lake named Bedini Kund, situated amidst the meadow. Bedni Kund is a beautiful pond in the middle of the grass land, and normally filled by the rain water. It is believed to be a place, where The Great Sage, Maharishi Ved Vyas compiled the four Vedas of Hindu Mythology. At least, local people have a strong belief on this. Also, some people believed that Goddess Durga in her Kali Avatar killed all the demons here. Two small stone temples are also there near Bedni Kund and considered very sacred among the local people.
Bedni is also an important stop of Nanda Raj Jaat Yatra, a religious journey, that performed by the thousands of devotees of Garhwal and Kumaon region in every 12 years. It is believed that Nanda Devi (Goddess Parvati) normally used this route to travel from her parents’ home to Kailash Mountain, where she resided with the Lord Shiva. In the context of goddess’ journey, local people celebrate a week-long festival and performed a similar journey, once in every 12 years, from Nauti village near Karnprayag to the heights of Roopkund and beyond that to Homekund with a four horned sheep decorated with ornament and other offerings. Most people take part in this journey from Wan Village to Bedni Bugyal.
Bedni Bugyal Map
12 kms One way
Mid June – October (If you want to see snow covered Bedni Bugyal then April 1st week is ideal)
Number of Days (Delhi to Delhi)
Minimum 4 Days
How to get there:
By Air:The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, almost 320 Kms from village WAN. You will find taxis and cars in the Jolly Grant Airport which you can hire.
By Train:From Delhi take the Ranikhet Express (5014) Dep. Delhi at 10:40pm arrival Kathgodam at 5:30am (Overnight Journey) or the Uttar sampark kranti (5035) Dep. Delhi at 4:00pm arrival Kathgodam at 10:40pm (6 hrs.40min.Journey)
From Dehardun take the Doon Express (4120) Dep. Dehardun at 10:30 pm arrival Kathgodam at 7:10 pm (8hrs.journey)
By Bus:Regular buses ply from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to Kathgodam. Buses that go to Nainital stops at Haldwani which is a twin town of Kathgodham (8 hrs. journey)
By Road Self-drive / Taxi from Delhi :
Route 1 – Delhi – Moradabad – Bajpur – Kaladhungi – Nainitaal – Almora – Kausani – Gwaldam – Tharali – Lohajung – WAN (515 kms)
Route 2 – Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Devprayag – Rudraprayag – Karanprayag – Tharali – Lohajung – WAN (510 Kms)