Helicopeter Chardham Package

The Chardham of Uttarakhand is the most revered pilgrimages of Hindu religion that covers Yamnotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. These four sites are located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. And, while you are planning to visit Chardham, we offer you Chardham Pilgrimage without undergoing the dredge of travelling hazardous roads and trekking, which takes the thrill out of conducting the entire pleasure of pilgrimage. A Chardham pilgrimage tour with SHRI RAGHAVENDRA TOUR & HERITAGE AVIATION covers all the Dhams in the comfort of helicopters making it very convenient, safe and comfortable. You are safe guarded against the constant threat of landslides which will otherwise setback your schedule.

We have now completely changed the whole perspective of Chardham pilgrimage, starting from Dehradun (Sahastradhara) on day 01 and ending on day 05, which otherwise takes 10-12 days by road transport and trekking to the revered shrines. We offer 4 nights hotel accommodation in a twin share r oo m, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Keeping in respect the pilgrim tradition, all meals are Vegetarian during the sojourn), local transport, VIP Darshan at the shrines, palkis, special puja samagri packet. All you have to decide a date and reach Dehradun, and we will take care of the rest.

Our helicopters are state of art machines with luxury interiors. All our pilots operating this tour are ex defence personnel, well versed with the aerial route and highly experienced in hill flying and have logged more than 5000 hours of flying time.
We will like to welcome you, your family and friends on this holy pilgrimage of a lifetime.

For more details please Call: +91 9210495551.

Day 01: Dehradun– Yamunotri
Leave Sahastradhara helipad: 0700 AM Arrive Kharsali helipad: 0745 AM
Reach our helipad on Sahastradhara Road and board your helicopter for Yamunotri. This first destination of the revered yatra. Our pilots and ground staff will brief the passengers about the entire trip And do's and don'ts.

Upon arrival at Kharsali (The helipad for Yamunotri) you are welcomed by Heritage Aviation (HA), ground staff, who will unload your baggage and carry them to your hotel Shiv Shakti Eco Resort which is 10 min walk from the helipad. (www.shivshaktiecoresort.com) You will then be carried by palkis to Yamunotri temple. This trek from helipad to temple is 5.5 kms and return trip by palki Takes 5.5 hours. Collect your puja samagri basket from HA representative at the helipad and visit Yamunotri temple.
YAMUNOTRI TEMPLE: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the Yamunotri temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed t w i c e in the present c e n t u r y and rebuilt again. At Surya Kund there a r e number of thermal springs, the most important of these is Surya Kund. Divya Shila is a rock pillar worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple. You can cook rice by packing it in a clot h and dipping it in the hot water of the hot Kund. Take this cooked Rice home as "Prasad". Return to your resort for lunch. After lunch relax and enjoy the surrounding of your resort. A visit to nearby ancient Shani temple in the evening is highly recommended. Dinner and overnight is at the resort.
Day02: Kharsali– Gangotri
Leave Kharsali: 0830 hrs Arrive Harsil: 0900 hrs
After breakfast leave for Kharsali helipad for flight to Gangotri.
At Harsil you will be received by Heritage Aviation representative who will off load your luggage and take them to your resort- Himalayan Nature Resort which is just 2kms from the helipad. (www.himalayannatureresorts.com) Passengers are advised to leave straight for temple in the car and return to resort by lunch time. The temple is 22kms from the helipad and the drive by car takes 45min to 1 hour depending on traffic. We will offer Innova / Xylo car for this drive.

Your stay in Harsil will be most memorable as this resort is set in middle of apple orchards surrounded by snow clad mountains on all sides with a river flowing inside the resort. Gangotri Temple: This is a 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirathi worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. Accordingly to another legend, Pandavas performed the great "Deva Yagna" here to atone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite. Gangotri Temple, which was constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. Return to your resort for lunch. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore the surrounding or visit the nearby village of Bagori where you can get exquisite handmade woollen items made or pure sheep wool by tribal women residing in this village. If somebody wishes to again visit the temple for evening arti then they are free to do so otherwise they can enjoy a bonfire next to the river which flows from inside the resort. Dinner and overnight is at resort.
Day03: Harsil– Kedarnath
Leave Harsil: 0900 AM Arrive Guptkashi: 0945 AM Leave Guptkashi: 1000 AM
Arrive Kedarnath: 1010 AM
After breakfast at the resort you will fly to Kedarnath. Due to Government Regulation, you will have to change helicopter at Guptkashi and take another Helicopter from the same helipad for Kedarnath.
Your accommodation at Kedarnath will be at Himachal house/ Punjab Sindh Awas. The accommodation Quality here is basic but neat and clean.

We will offer VIP Darshan slips at Kedarnath temple so our passengers can avoid the long queue and finish Darshan quickly. The cost for these slips is Rs 1100 per person but it is included in our package. Any other special puja at Kedarnath can be booked at the local temple committee office although the cost for this will be paid directly by the passengers.

KEDARNATH TEMPLE: The present temple built in 8th Century A.D. by Adi Guru Shankaracharya lies adjacent to the site of an ancient temple built by Pandavas. The temple has a conical lingam - the main idol, a statue of Nandi - the celestial bull, a 'Garba Grah' for worship and a man dap for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. On return visit Shankaracharya Samadhi and Bhairon temple.

NOTE: Because of cold and high altitude at Kedarnath, some guests may like to fly back to Guptkashi for their overnight stay, instead of staying at Kedarnath. We will offer decent accommodation at Guptkashi for our guests if wear informed in advance. Overnight stay at hotel. (Please note that the hotel rooms in Kedarnath are basic, but neat, clean and hygienic. Food served at the hotels is quite hygienic).
Day04: Guptkashi/Kedarnath– Badrinath
Leave Guptkashi/Kedarnath: 0900 AM Arrive Badrinath: 0945 AM
After breakfast board your helicopter to fly to Badrinath, the 4th Dham of your Char Dham Yatra.
Upon reaching Badrinath helipad, you will be escorted to your hotel- Sarovar Portico. (www.sarovarhotels.com/badrinath-sarovar-portico.shtml). This is a three star hotel and the best property in the entire region. We shall take the the guests for the 1200 afternoon Bhog arti Darshan.

Our escort will throughout remain with passengers and assist them if they wish to go again for the Darshan in the evening.

Cradled in the twin mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - Badrinath situated along the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkantha Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once the spot was carpeted with 'badris' or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van.

Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity; the earth was unable to withstand the force of its decent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath. Return to the hotel for lunch. Post lunch, you may take an Excursion to Mana village, which is the last Indian village on the Indo-Tibet border. Dinner and overnight is at the hotel.
Day05: Badrinath-Dehradun
Leave Badrinath: 1100 AM Arrive Dehradun: 1200 AN
Next day early morning at 4am we organize special Abhishek Puja at the temple. Here people get the opportunity to remain inside the grabh grah or sanctum sanctorum for almost 2 hours and see the entire Shringar process of the deity. This puja is the highlight of our CHAR DHAM TRIP. Return to hotel for breakfast, followed by a drive to the helipad for your flight to Dehradun.

Cost does not include:
• Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, gratuities, table drink, room service, medical evacuation due to ill health.

1. The quality of accommodation available at Yamunotri and Kedarnath is average and so passengers should not have very high expectations. However at Harsil and Badrinath the accommodation standard is 3 stars.
2. Only 5 Kg baggage per passenger will be permitted. Passengers are advised not to carry big suitcases as there is very small baggage space inside helicopter. Passengers bringing excess baggage might not be allowed to take the same in the chopper by pilot.
3. Children above the age of 2 years will be considered full ticket
4. There is no provision of concession to children or senior citizens
5. The booking has to be done in advance with a deposit of 50% of the charter amount.
6. Full amount has to be deposited before the start of journey
7. In case the journey is not finished within the stipulated time and passengers are not able to visit one or more Dhams due to bad weather conditions/technical reasons then the company will try to visit all places within the stipulated time. Although if this is not possible then the liability of the company will be limited to refund of unutilized sector/s.
8. Rescheduling of booking to a next date will be done subject to availability and on payment of 10% of the cost.
This will be permitted only if applied 7 days before journey date. In case the rescheduling is requested with less than 7 days to the journey then booking will be treated as cancelled and a fresh booking will be given subject to availability. 9. If passengers wish to cancel their booking then they will have to pay following cancellation charges.

• Upto 7 days before journey ---- 20% of amount
• Upto 48 hours before journey ---- 50 % of amount
• Less than 48 hours before journey --- 75% of amount
• Less than 24 hours before journey --- NO REFUND

For booking and enquiry about costs and detailed terms you can call on
Shri Raghavendra Tours
77 Ras Vihar, 99 IP Extensions, Delhi: 110092
Phone: 011-22732128 – 29, 9910229617, 9210495551
Email: ankshri@gmail.com, ankshrinivaasan@gmail.com