It is so old that it is believed to have been once inhabited by the gods themselves. The pious religious significance of this place has earned Uttarakhand its rightful name – Devbhoomi. Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand consists of visits to 4 of the holiest temple shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Surrounded by the glory of the Himalayas on all sides and home to some of the holiest rivers of India and impeccable forest cover, this place has always attracted a host of peace seekers, sages, seers, and philosophers in the search of a greater truth.
Which was once an almost impossible task has now been made more accessible to the devotees. The construction of roads, bridges, and rest houses has helped in making the abode of lord accessible to a larger group of people to turn their dreams into a reality.
With the introduction of cheap, comfortable, pocket-friendly, and smooth journeys by helicopter going to Char Dham has now become an easy job. Exploring the Garhwal Himalayas from high above is an experience of a lifetime that everyone should gain at least once in their lifetime.
Not just that you will also be able to check out some nearby sightseeing places as well. Every place here has religious importance of its own making the entire length of your journey a deeply holy experience.
Overview of Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter
Devotees from all over the world can easily avail of one of the numerous Char Dham Yatra Packages available depending on their budget. A typical Char Dham Package will begin from the Sahastradhara Helipad in Dehradun and take you across some of the most panoramic Himalayan scenery in India. A well-crafted Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter journey will take just 2 days to cover.
The package will also include a VIP Darshan pass that will enable you to skip the long waiting lines of the devotees and have your Darshan in a tension-free manner. Note that you will be given VIP Darshan services at all the 4 Dhams. You shall be staying one night at a Hotel in Kharsali near Harsil.
Remember to go out on a nice walk around the region where you will be staying because every place here is extremely gorgeous and filled with immaculate natural Himalayan beauty. It truly is an experience of a lifetime.
A typical Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter takes around 5 days to complete. Throughout the journey, you will be provided with relevant and efficient assistance. Here is what a brief plan for your holy luxury Chardham Yatra by Helicopter trip will look like:
Day 01: Departure from the Sahastradhara Helipad in Dehradun, early in the morning. You will then be transferred to Kharsali which is the helipad closest to Yamunotri. You shall be dropped off at the temple via a pony back ride or on a Pithhu.
In this manner, you will be able to cover the 8 kms of the journey from the start of the trek to the temple entrance with ease and utmost comfort.
After a VIP Darshan, you will be transferred to your allotted hotel in Kharsali where you will be staying for the night.
Day 02: Your journey to the next destination will begin early the next morning post breakfast. You shall be transferred to the Helipad of Kharsali for your chopper ride to Harsil Helipad.
It is the nearest helipad to Gangotri. On reaching you shall be assisted to the temple entrance via a comfortable cab ride. Here After offering your puja Darshan of the holy Ganga Mata you will be transferred back to your hotel in Harsil for an overnight stay.
Day 03: The trip to your next destination of Guptkashi will begin early in the morning just like the previous days. After breakfast, you will be made to head on the helipad of Harsil from where you will be transferred to the helipad closest to Kedarnath which can be Either Sersi, Guptkashi, Phata, or some other. On reaching the helipad you will further be made to board a different, the government authorized helicopter ride that will take another 5 – 10 minutes to drop you at the temple entrance of Kedarnath Dham.
After your Darshan here you will be transferred again back to the helipad area and you will head on to your hotel here for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Early in the morning your day will commence. You will be taken to the helipad in Kedarnath to transfer you to your next destination of Badrinath. The helipad in Badrinath is barely a km away from the main entrance of the temple.
On reaching the helipad here you shall be taken to the temple on foot or a cab depending on your requirement. After the completion of your Darshan, you shall be headed back to your hotel in Badrinath Dham for an overnight stay.
Day 05: This day will mark an end to your Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter. You can watch the morning Aarti at Badri Vishal before heading on back to Dehradun Helipad.