Tapt Kund in Mana Villae
Believed to be the home of Lord Agni, Tapt Kund is a natural hot water spring near the Badrinath Temple, heating to 45 degrees Celsius. Located by the Alaknanda riverbank, visitors take therapeutic baths here. The water of the kund is believed to have medicinal properties, curing various skin diseases. Devotees take a dip in the Tapt Kund before visiting Badrinath Temple.
Known to purify the soul, pilgrims flock to this Kund to relieve themselves of their sins, known as the Agni Teerth. Mythologically believed to have originated from Lord Shiva’s Kapala (Head), the Kund’s thermal energy is said to be much greater than most water bodies. The bathing area has separate arrangements for men and women.