Bhim Pul is located near the last village of India in Badrinath of Uttarakhand state of India. Bhim pul is a natural bridge constructed from a large rock which is situated above the Saraswati river. It is believed that this bridge was constructed by Mahabali Bhim.
There is also a tea stall near this bridge, this tea stall is known as India’s last shop. Vyas Gufa, Ganesh GUfa, Narad Gufa is also located near the bridge. Uttarakhand highest waterfall i.e Vasudhara Falls is located 13 km from Bheem Pul.
Bhim Pul History
Saraswati river flows only a short distance from the Mana village. It is said that when the Pandavas were going towards heaven i.e Swargarohini. So Draupadi was unable to cross the Saraswati river. When the Pandavas asked the way to go ahead from Saraswati, she ignored them. In such a situation, Mahabali Bhim raised two rocks and placed it over the river, and thus Bhim Pul was constructed.
Even today, Bhima’s footprints can be seen near the bridge. Whenever you reach the Bhim Pul, you will see a board there which points to the footprint of Bhima. There is also a temple of Saraswati located near the Bhim Pul.
How to reach Bheem Pul
Bheem Pul is located in 5 km away from Badrinath Temple and just 500 meters from Mana Village. The way to Bheem pul is easy made of concrete. There is no railway line airport here, the nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun which is 308 km and nearest railway station is in Rishikesh which is 290 km away from Bheem Pul.
From Badrinath temple, the devotees have to cover the 5 km distance by foot. This 5 km trek is very easy as the trek way is not steep. The Saraswati river flows from the bottom of the Bhima Pul which makes a lot of noise. Overall, this place is located in a very calm environment and provides peace to the mind and body.