Badrinath Kedarnath Tour Package By Helicopter
बद्रीनाथ तथा केदारनाथ की हेलीकाप्टर से यात्रा
One of the most enchanting among the pilgrimage tours in India is the Badrinath Kedarnath Tour Package By Helicopter.
This package is designed with two variations. The first is the the same day Badrinath Kedarnath tour package by helicopter .The other is the Badrinath Kedarnath tour package by helicopter in one night and two days.
Same Day Badrinath Kedarnath tour package by helicopter
Rs 90,000/- per person
Badrinath and Kedarnath tour package by helicopter starts from the helipad located at Sahastradhara in Dehradun.
The yatris have to reach at the Sahastradhara helipad early in the morning.At the helipad, a passenger manifest is filled in which the details of the passengers is noted.
Thereafter, the passengers board the helicopter. In a few minutes the pilot sets on the rotors of the helicopter and in no time the helicopter soars in the air.
The huge buildings start becoming small miniature toy buildings as the helicopter gains height.
In about 15 minutes after the takeoff, the passengers are greeted by the scenic views of Tehri Dam.
After flying at an altitude of about 10,000 feet above mean sea level, the helicopter turns towards the Mandakini valley. One is greeted by the green slopes of Guptkashi. The terraced green fields, rooftops of the houses and meandering narrow roads are a visual treat for the passengers.
After a few minutes, you would land at the Guptkashi or Phata helipad. In fact the entire road connecting Guptkashi with Gaurikund is dotted with helipads.
Arrival at Guptkashi/Phata Helipad
From these helipads, Kedarnath Helicopter Services operate for reaching Kedarnath by helicopter on ticket basis.
Upon arrival at Guptkashi or Phata Helipad, as the case may be, you would be transferred from your charter helicopter to another helicopter known as the shuttle helicopter. You would also be provided priority Darshan slips for quick darshan at the Kedarnath Shrine.
Arrival at Kedarnath
While the Yatra starts in the month of May and continues till late october, the best time to visit Kedarnath by helicopter is in the last week of September or the first three weeks of October.
During these months, the weather is mostly clear and there is no disruption in the flying. Further, there is no rush of pilgrims and thus one can have excellent darshan at the Temple.
After darshan at Kedarnath Temple, return back to helipad at Kedarnath and fly back to Phata/Guptkashi.
Upon arrival, board your charter helicopter and fly to Badrinath.
The flying time between Phata to Badrinath is about 35 minutes. As the helicopter soars in sky, you would be able to see the snow clad peaks of Kedarnath and Chowkhamba on your left.
A little further, you would be flying over the beautiful meadows of Chopta.The scenic beauty of the mountains would be such that you would be motivated to click pictures of the lofty mountains.
After flying for about 35 minutes, the helicopter shall land at Shri Badrinath Helipad.
Arrival at Badrinath Helipad
Badrinath Helipad is located at an altitude of about 11,000 feet above mean sea level.
To begin with, our representative shall receive you at Badrinath helipad and drive you to almost 100 meters short of Badrinath Temple.
He would then escort you to Shri Badrinath Temple for VIP Darshan. You would not be required to stand in que and would enter the temple from a rear entrance.
Thereafter, you would sit just outside the main sanctum sanctorum and have the darshan of idols of Lord Badrinath, Garud, Uddhav, Nar, Narayan and Kuber.
Departure from Badrinath from Dehradun
After Darshan at temple, our representative shall drop you at the Helipad from where you would fly back to Dehradun.
The cost of this tour for up to 5 persons with total body weight not exceeding 350 kg is INR 4.50 lac. The per person cost of this tour is INR 90,000/- per person.
Badrinath Kedarnath tour package by helicopter with night stay(1 Night/2 Days)
Rs 1,15,000/- per person
The above tour is just another variation of the same day tour.
In this tour, you would be flying to Phata and Kedarnath ji, just as in the same day tour.
Beyond this, when you arrive at Badrinath, you would check in into hotel.
If you wish, you may do the Pitru Tarpan at Brahma Kapal on the banks of river Alaknanda.You may also take bath at the Tapt Kund.
After check in and lunch, you would take some rest.Later, we would take you to the temple for the evening Vishnu Sahastranamavali Aarti.
You would also go to the temple for VIP Darshan as mentioned above in the same day tour.
Dinner and overnight stay shall be at hotel.(Hotel Sarovar Portico/Snow Crest/Narayan Palace as per availability).
Maha Abhishek Pooja
Early morning, at 3:30 am,reach Badrinath Temple for the Maha Abhishek Aarti. It is only during the Maha Abhishek that one is able to have a glimpse of the Saligram Idol of Lord Badrinath when the Namboodiri Brahmin called as Rawal ji bathes the idols in panchamrit.
Attending the Maha Abhishek Pooja is single most enchanting this of this spiritual journey.
Later, after breakfast, the passengers shall be taken to helipad from where they would fly to Dehradun by helicopter.
The cost of this tour for up to 5 persons with total body weight not exceeding 350 kg is INR 5.50 lac. The per person cost of this tour is INR 1,15,000/- per person.
You may read about Badrinath Temple pooja timings and book additional pooja if required.