Chardham yatra is one of the major pilgrimage sectors in India, The Chardham yatra performed every year in the state of Uttarakhand since ages. It is believed that this yat,ra provide salvation to the pilgrims and millions of Hindu religion devotees take part in this holy yatra every year. This yatra will also attracts many tourist every year which are coming to seek the blessing of their divine gods. Chardham Yatra 2022 includes the visit of 4 main site of Uttarakhand states such as Gangotri, Yamnotri , Kedarnath and Badrinath. This yatra will perform every year in between May to mid of October month. This yatra showcasing the strong believes of religion, customs and traditions in India and people believed to perform this char Dham Yatra at least once in their life.
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The sacred CharDham Yatra hosted every year by the state of Uttarakhand. This year the holy yatra will commence from 3rd May 2022. This Yatra will take place only for few months and millions of devotees come to perform this sacred yatra from different places. The four main temples are Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamnotri and Gangotri which is open specially on the occasion of Chardham Yatra.
Char Dham Yatra Opening Dates & Time
Yamnotri Temple -3rd may 2022
Kedarnath Temple-3rd May 2022
Gangotri Temple-3rd May 2022
Badrinath Temple- 3rd May 2022
Chardham Yatra 2022 by Helicopter
In the ancient times to perform Char dham yatra is a big task for every pilgrims as this yatra will be performed in between the mountains and forest with typical weather conditions. Earlier there was no roads, transport, lodging facilities are available to perform this sacred yatra. The only option is left to do trek in to these snow covered mountain ranges to reach on to the main temples even the roads are not maintained here. But in present there are many facilities arranged by the Indian government and the state government to perform this difficult yatra which increases a huge number of devotees in recent years.
A new development added to increase the charm and joy of Char Dham Yatra. The helicopter Yatra is now available to perform this Char Dham Yatra which is a huge relief to old age pilgrims and physically disabled devotees and tourists. This helicopter service also save lots of time as earlier the pilgrims need minimum 10 to 15 days to cover all four parts of this Yatra but now you can do this in just four to five days. This is the most convenient way to visit these high altitude places and also this services provides a high boost up in tourism of the Uttarakhand state. They have different set tour packages according to the needs of tourists and you can buy them as per your convenience.
1. Dehradun- Gangotri Helicopter Service
This Helicopter service will begin from the capital city of Uttarakhand state called Dehradun, Dehradun is a beautiful hill station located in the middle of the mountains and green forests. This helicopter services will be begin from a nearest place in Dehradun called Sahastradhara which means a point of thousand waterfalls. Here you will proceed at sharp 6 am from the Sahastra dhara helipad up to reach Harsil helipad located in Gangotri. Gangotri is the first stop of Chardham Yatra where a temple is located in between the high altitude mountains dedicated to the river goddess Ganga. Gangotri is also the origin point of the largest river in India the Ganges. Gangotri is also famous for its serene beauty and beautiful valleys surrounded by snow capped mountains. This helicopter journey will only takes 45 minutes to reach Gangotri from Dehradun. After reaching Gangotri you will take a visit to the holy shrine Gangotri and come back to your hotel for stay overnight.
Dehradun Gangotri Helicopter Timings
06:00 AM- Departure from Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun.
06:40 AM-Reach Harsil helipad in Gangotri.
2. Gangotri-Yamnotri Helicopter Service
In the second day of your char dham yatra you will reach again the Harsil helipad to take your helicopter ride to the next destination yamunotri. This ride will take 45 minutes to reach Kharsali helipad located near Yamnotri Dham. After landing at Harshali Helipad you have to do a trek of 6km to reach Yamnotri main temple. Here the palki rides and mule rides are available for the pilgrims. After paying Darshan at Yamnotri temple you will stay at your hotel in Yamnotri. Stay overnight at hotel.
Gangotri Yamnotri Helicopter Timings
09:00 AM-Departure from Harsil
09:45 AM- Reach Kharsali Helipad.
3. Yamnotri- Kedarnath Helicopter service
On the third day of your Char dham yatra you will be reaching again to Kharsali helipad to catch your Helicopter to reach the third prominent destination of Kedarnath. The kedarntah dham is one of the pious hindu pilgrimage site which attracts millions of tourists and pilgrims every year. This temple is related to the epic Mahabharat which is built by Adi Sankaracharya according to the mythology. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the most visited site of Uttarakhand state. Upon reaching at sersi helipad which is located on the walking distance from the Kedarnath temple you will pay a visit to the Kedarnath Temple. In the evening you will also catch an evening prayer ceremony performed everyday in the evening. Then take rest at your hotel.
Yamnotri-Kedarnath Helicopter Timings
09:40 AM- Departure from Kharsali Helipad
10:15 AM- Arrival to Sersi Helipad
4. Kedarnath- Badrinath Helicopter Service
On the fourth day of your CharDham Yatra 2022 you will be again catch your helicopter ride to Badrinath temple which is the last destination of Char Dham Yatra. This temple is also famous by the name of Badri Vishal dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. You have to catch your flight from Sarsi Helipad at 14:30 hrs and you will be reaching Badrinath Temple at 15:05 hrs. After reaching you will be leaving for the visit of Badrinath Temple which looks amazing in between the serene beauty. Millions of devotees come to pay homage at this temple from different parts of India.
Your have complete one hour to visit the Badrinath Temple and again you will be coming back to helipad to catch your return helicopter ride to Dehradun. This helicopter ride will start at 4 pm in the afternoon and you will be reached at 5 pm to Dehradun.
Kedarnath –Badrinath Helicopter Timing
14:30 Hrs- Departure from Kedarnath
15:05 Hrs- Arrival at Badrinath
5. Badrinath- Dehradun Helicopter Schedule
This Helicopter service will drop you back to your base destination Dehradun where the tour starts. This journey will maximum takes 1 Hour to reach Dehradun City from Badrinath Temple.
Badrinath-Dehradun Helicopter Timings
16::00 Hrs- Departure from Badrinath
17:00 Hrs- Reach Badrinath
How to Book Chardham Yatra by Helicopter
The pilgrims can avail the opportunity of booking the Chardham Yatra helicopter ride by two ways one with the private operators and another with the government operators. There is a big difference between private and government operates as the Helicopter rides provided by the government operators are only running for Kedarnath dham whereas the private operators will provide you the Helicopter services for all sites of 4 dham Yatra.
Governmnet operated Helicopter Ride
Private Operated Helicopter Ride
Char Dham Yatra (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamnotri)
The private operators also selling complete chardham yatra tour packages with inclusions of hotels, taxis, Helicopter service and meals. You have to choose one of the reputed tour operator before avail the tours of helicopter services of Char Dham Yatra.
Useful Tips of Chardham Yatra Helicopter services
1.Eatables are not allowed to carry during helicopter rides
2.Always carry a valid Photo Ids during journey.
3.Explosive and Arms are not allowed to carry
4.Photography is not allowed during the ride
5.You are allowed with only 5 kg of Luggage on per person basis. .
6.You should keep winter clothes and rain coat as weather may varies within minutes
7.You should reach half an hour before to the schedule timings