Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter
In the mountainous state of Uttrakhand , also known as Dev Bhoomi, is one of the most revered religious treks of Hinduism, Chota Char Dham Yatra. The Chota Char Dham popularly known as Chardham Yatra includes representatives from all three major Hindu sectarian traditions, with two Shakti (goddess) sites, (Yamunotri and Gangotri), one Shaiva site (Kedarnath), and one vaishnava site (Badrinath). These were accessible in olden times only by arduous and lengthy walking trails in hilly area with height repeatedly exceeded 4000 meters.
Char Dham Yatra Helicopter Package
With improved infrastructure Char Dham Yatra is one the most popular pilgrimage route, with millions of devotees paying homage to all these religious places in aspiration of eliminating all sins and to attain salvation by the blessings of the Lord. Currently, Sky Aviations enables pilgrims to undertake this yatra with their chartered helicopter service. The two packages offered are 1N/2D and 4N / 5D. The 4 nights / 5 days helicopter package is designed to give you one day at each of the Dham so that you can soak yourself in the tranquility and serenity. Spend time in solitude and experience this soul stirring journey.
Char Dham Yatra – Yamunotri
On day one Char Dham Yatra by helicopter, begins from Sahastradhara in Dehradun. The helicopter ride of about 30 minutes offers flying above snow clad mountains , beautiful landscape and breath taking view of the Himalayas. On reaching Kharsali one has to trek through a picturesque valley to the Yamunotri Temple. Enjoy your trek with multiple chai breaks and spend time on the way with nature. The actual Champasar glacier from where Yamunaji begins is at an altitude of 4421 m above the seal level and is inaccessible.
Char Dham Yatra – Gangotri
The next day the helicopter ride from kharsali to Harshil, the helipad for Gangotri takes 45 minutes. This helicopter ride not only saves time and the tiring long road journey but is one of the best helicopter joy ride one experiences. Gangotri is one of the most beautiful location in this area. The striking presence of the snow-clad mountains in the vicinity and the pure crystal clear water of the Ganges flowing around add to the sanctity of the place. Harshil is on the banks of Bhagirathi River. The temple is at an altitude of 3100 m, the river here is known as Bhagirathi and it gets the name Ganga from Devprayag where it meets Alaknanda River. This is a perfect destination to breath in a serene and pious atmosphere.
The evening is at leisure. If you want, you can embark on an evening walk to the nearby villages where you can also buy some fine-quality woolens.
Char Dham Yatra – Kedarnath
On the third day you take a helicopter ride of an hour to reach Kedarnath. The shrine is amongst the 12 jyotirlingas. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kauravas in the war, felt guilty of having killed their own Kins and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. The floods of 2013 had destroyed the temple complex. The temple complex was rebuilt and opened to devotees. The shrine is surrounded by snowcapped peaks with a vivid blue sky above. The temple lies at a distance of approximately 500m from the helipad and reaching it would take about 15 minutes. The VIP darshan and a short flight of about 8 minutes you are back to your base at Guptkashi.
The visit leaves you with enough time at hand to visit the Triyuginarayan temple as per the legends Lord Visnu witnessed the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati here.
Char Dham Yatra – Badrinath
On the fourth day you set out to the last pilgrimage site, Badrinath. It is an hour’s helicopter flight from Guptakashi. The holy temple of Lord Vishnu, known as Lord Badri here is one of the divine 108 divya desams. The architecture of the temple resembling that of a Buddhist Vihara (temple) and has brightly painted facade which is atypical of Buddhist temples. In the evening a visit to Mana village is a must. Mana, the “last Indian village” is on the banks of a gurgling Alaknanda river. Enjoy the last day of your trip in the lap of nature.
The next morning the helicopter is ready to take you back to Dehradun. Enjoy the fun filled helicopter ride over the Himalayan range, see the beautiful valleys and rivers gushing. The memories created by Sky Aviations will be treasured by you forever.