Pilgrimage to the Char Dham destinations in Uttarakhand is believed to the holiest yatra one can undertake. The journey through the holy mountains of the Himalayas is one’s answer to the call of faith. To make the pilgrimage easier and shorter, Chardham Helicopter Services are available for the devotees. The 12-day pilgrimage to the four shrines of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath can be covered in 3 to 5 days with a Chardham helicopter itinerary. Also for the ones who cannot undertake the treks in the mountains, this comes as the easy option as you can get to your revered deities of the ‘Dev Bhoomi’ without any hassle.
For a specially-crafted Chardham Yatra by helicopter, the service commences from Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun. The chopper flies to the first sacred shrine Yamunotri. The helipad is in Kharsali. The temple is a 6-km trek away. You can opt for pony ride, palki service or by foot.
After darshan and puja rituals get back to Kharsali helipad. Avail the helicopter service to Harsil. From the helipad, you need to proceed by road to the shrine of Gangotri. The 22-km route has well-planned road to bring devotees to the sacred shrine.
From Harsil, avail the helicopter service to Guptkashi. Opt to visit the sacred temples in the holy town which is one of the divine pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand and translates to the meaning of ‘hidden Kashi’ and is believed to be as sanctified as the original Kashi. If you chose to proceed to Kedarnath then the helicopter will fly from Phata helipad directly to the temple of Lord Shiva which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The temple is just 700m from the helipad.
Complete the rituals of worship and fly back to Phata and then Guptkashi. From the helipad get a chopper facility to the Badrinath temple. The ‘divya desam’ is a part of the Chardham circuit in Uttarakhand as well as the large Chardham circuit in India.
On completion of the Chardham Yatra, helicopter services are available to get back devotees to Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun. The exclusive tours of Chardham Yatra by helicopter are available to ease the journey of devotees and provide the memorable journey to the divine shrines in Uttarakhand.