The meaning of the word “Charanpaduka”, is “footwear” and is denoted by a large, beautiful rock believed to have the footprint of Lord Vishnu. The site is located at a height of 1,030 meters above sea level and is surrounded by a breath-taking meadow which is filled with flowers during summers. As per the Hindu mythology, the rock is the exact spot where Lord Vishnu first set his foot when he came to see earth.
The place is only 3 kms away from the shrine Badrinath Temple. The place attracts the attention of the devotees from all around the world. The destination is though quite a dangerous but to have the holy look of the footprint of the Lord would retrieve all the troubles of the devotees.
The area has a medical unit which is well equipped with all the basic medical needs along with the qualified medical staff in case of any medical emergency.