CHARDHAM YATRA BY HELICOPTER

CHARDHAM YATRA BY HELICOPTER
Price starting at 175000

Overview

Char Dham refers to the four Hindu religious sites in Uttarakhand state of India. These are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayas, these four sites are the epicenter of religious activity in north India. Traditionally, the Chardham Yatra is undertaken from the west to the east. Thus, the Yatra starts from Yamunotri, then proceeding to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Amongst the four Char Dhams, Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to goddesses Yamuna and Ganga respectively. On the other hand, Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva while Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Moreover, people also visit Hemkund Sahib in the vicinity, which is one of the highest located religious sites in the country. Thus, pilgrims visit all these places in aspiration of washing away their sins and to attain salvation, by the blessings of the Lord.

Day 1

Dehradun

Upon your arrival in Dehradun airport, you will meet our representative/driver at the airport who will take you to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2

Dehradun – Yamunotri (By helicopter)

Early morning check out from Dehradun hotel & proceed to Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun which is the starting and ending point of this Yatra. Departure from Sahastradhara helipad at 07:00 AM. Arrival at the Yamunotri helipad at 07:45 AM. The ground staff will brief you about the entire trip and do’s and don’ts. Breakfast will be arranged at Kharsali and passengers are supposed to leave their hotel early in Dehradun. Upon arrival at Kharsali (The helipad for Yamunotri) passengers are welcomed by our ground staff, who will unload their baggage and carry it to your hotel. The Temple is a 6 Kms trek , which will be covered by Palki. Total journey will take approx. 5hour30min. (Generally, passengers will return to hotel by lunch time). Visit to Shani Temple, which is near to your hotel.Overnight stay at Yamunotri hotel.

Day 3

Yamunotri - Gangotri (By helicopter)

Departure from the Yamunotri helipad at 07:45 AM. Arrival at Harsil Helipad at 08:30 AM. Harsil is one of the most beautiful & picturesque valleys in Uttarakhand. Gangotri temple is approx. 22 Kms from Harsil helipad. Stay at Harsil is arranged at The Himalayan Nature Resort which is around 2 Kms from the helipad. We provide all the basic and leisure facilities for the tourists such as a premium accommodation with ensuite washrooms, delicious vegetarian food, short walks, local sightseeing and an evening bonfire in Gangotri Valley. Overnight stay at Harsil hotel.

Day 4

Gangotri – Kedarnath - Guptkashi (By helicopter)

Departure from the Harsil helipad at 09:00 AM. Arrival at Kedarnath Helipad at 10:00 AM. Surrounded by snowcapped peaks, Kedarnath is the most remote site among all Char Dhams in Uttarakhand. The Kedarnath temple, the holy shrine of Lord Shiva houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The temple lies at a distance of approximately 500m from the helipad and reaching it would take about 15 minutes. Kedarnath doesn’t have a night halt facility, once the Darshan is completed, we will return to Guptkashi and stay is arranged in Guptkashi / Sitapur. Passengers can visit ancient Triyuginarayan or Kalimath Mandir in the evening. Overnight stay at Guptkashi hotel.

Day 5

Guptkashi – Badrinath (By helicopter)

Departure from the Guptkashi helipad at 10:00 AM. Arrival at Badrinath Helipad at 11:00 AM. Upon arrival check in at Hotel Sarovar Portico, which is close to the temple. Later evening, visit of Mana village - Mana is the last village before the Mana Pass and is 24 kilometers from the border of India and Tibet. The village is at a distance of about 3 km from the Hindu Pilgrimage Badrinath and the two places are culturally connected with each other. Overnight stay at Badrinath hotel.

Day 6

Departure from Dehradun

Early morning, special Maha Abhishek Pooja starts at 0400AM sharp in the morning and last for 2 hours. We have arranged an opportunity for all our guests to sit in the temple and cherishes the Darshan of the Shringar of the deity from close quarters. Departure from Badrinath helipad at 11:30 AM. Arrival at Sahastradhara helipad, Dehradun at 12:30 AM & you will be transferred to Dehradun airport for your onward journey.

Inclusions

  • Visit to all Dhams by chopper.
  • Transfers by private tourist vehicle.
  • VIP Darshan at all temples.
  • 5-night’s accommodation on double sharing basis.
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner at all places except Dehradun.
  • Exclusive Maha Abhishek Puja at Badrinath
  • Palki at Yamunotri
  • Currently applicable taxes.

Exclusions

  • Any airfare and airport taxes
  • Guide service as per the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions

Important Information

  • Rates are valid for Indian Nationals only.
  • All temples in Chardham are located in high altitude areas.
  • Passengers are advice to carry regular medical kit.
  • At these locations, it becomes cold throughout, so passengers must carry woolen clothes with them.
  • Children above the age of 2 years will be considered full ticket.
  • There is no provision of concession to children or senior citizens

Date & Price

Select Hotel Category

Holiday Price

Room Type Total Price(INR) Validity
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 175000.00 07 May 2019 - 20 Oct 2019

Accommodation

City Name Hotel Name
Dehradun Lemon Tree Hotel
Yamunotri Yamuna Kriti
Guptkashi Guest House
Harsil Himalayan Nature Resort
Badrinath Sarovar portico
Note : Hotels are subject to change due to availability reasons, and may be substituted with others of similar category and star rating.

Terms & Conditions

  • Price mentioned is on per person basis for two persons travelling together and sharing same room.
  • Bookings are subject to availability of rooms with the hotels.
  • The guest must carry photo identification like Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card IN ORIGINAL at the point of check in at the hotel.

Cancellation Charges

No of days prior to departure Charges Applied On
0-7 Days 100 % Package price per person
8-14 Days 75 % Package price per person
15-29 Days 50 % Package price per person
30-45 Days 25 % Package price per person

Frequently Asked Questions?

Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is a holy Hindu pilgrimage for char (four) revered sites in Garhwal Himalayas. These religious spots include Yamunotri- holy source of river Yamuna, Gangotri- the source of the holy River Ganges, Kedarnath- the abode of Lord Shiva, and Badrinath- housing the shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu..

The famous temples known as Char Dham Destinations are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Yamunotri temple is dedicated to River Goddess Yamuna, the twin sister of Yama (Lord of Death). Gangotri temple is dedicated to River Goddess Ganga. Kedarnath shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Badrinath temple is one of the holiest shrines of Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Badri..

There is no fixed age limit for Char Dham Yatris. As the yatra will pass through high altitudes, and there is a lot walking therefore preferred age bracket is between 7-65 years of age..

The best route to complete the Char Dham Yatra, begins from Haridwar, proceeding to Barkot (Kharsali), where pilgrims can visit the Lord Vishwanath Temple. The first holy site is the sacred Yamunotri to pay obeisance to River Goddess Yamuna and get the blessing of Lord of Death and the Sun God. Proceed to Uttarkashi and then to the sacred spot of the origin of River Ganga in Gangotri. Proceed to Guptkashi and then visit the sacred Kedarnath temple, the holy shrine of Lord Shiva. Later, journey towards Rudraprayag, proceeding to the divine abode of Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Badri in Badrinath. After completing the Yatra, begin your journey to Joshimath and then Haridwar. This route covers most of the important shrines granting pilgrims, a complete yatra of spiritual bliss..

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