After the opening of Badrinath shrine, the number of pilgrims from other states and countries are kept on rising. Till now over 55000 pilgrims have visited Badrinath dham. Local shop owners are enthusiastic about huge pilgrims turnout.
Pilgrims are also keen on visiting nearby tourist spots like Chopta, Auli and Gwaldam on the return from dham. Many tourist can be seen to enjoy the natural vistas through thier own tent accommodation. Its ahs been foreseen that this year yatra will be very fruitful as on the opening day there was 20000 pilgrims were present.
This year pilgrims are directly going to Badrinath from Kedarnath via Chopta, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and Gopeshwar. Many tourist are also going for trekking to meadows such as Roopkund, Aali Bugyal, Chinap valley, Kunwari Pass, Panar Valley, Sapt Kund.