Have you ever flown over the mountains in a Helicopter? No ? Then you must plan your Badrinath Yatra By Helicopter. A Yatra that takes you to one of the most pious Hindu pilgrimages in the scenic Himalayas. You would be fascinated by the lofty snow-clad peaks on your Yatra to Badrinath by helicopter.This blog shares with you all the information relating to how to reach Badrinath by helicopter.
Badrinath Yatra By Helicopter
Helicopter Service To Badrinath
Helicopter service to Badrinath operates from the helipad at Sahastradhara, Dehradun in the Uttarakhand state of India.The helipad is a gateway to the skies of Uttarakhand as it links the state capital to most of the helipads in the state.The helipad at Sahastradhara has ample space and was the main launch pad for the rescue operations during the natural calamity that struck Kedarnath & other places in the June of 2013.
Unlike the scheduled flights which take off at a specific time each day (with which most of us are familiar with), the chartered helicopter flights are arranged for the specific clients to leave on a designated date and time for a specific location.Thus for Badrinath by Helicopter, you would have to plan well in advance.
Generally, the travelers are provided with the information that Badrinath helicopter would leave at an expected time of departure of 6:30 hrs from the Sahastradhara Helipad at Dehradun. For this, the Yatris are required to report at the helipad by 06:00 Hrs. It is important to note that the time given for Badrinath Yatra by Helicopter is only expected time and may differ from the actual time of departure which in turn depends on weather.
Recent pictures of Mr. Gurunath from Bangalore who went to Badrinath by Helicopter with his parents through Waytoindia.com
Once the travelers reach the Helipad, they are taken to the helicopter where safety instructions are shared with them.Thereafter, they board the helicopter, ready to go on a pilgrimage of a lifetime to Badrinath, one of the four Dhams designated by Adi Shankaracharya.
Once the passengers have boarded the helicopter, the captain of the helicopter sets the rotors on and within a few minutes, the helicopter raises above from the ground leading to a panoramic view of the helipad at Sahastradhara in Dehradun.
Unlike a few minutes helicopter sortie of Phata to Kedarnath by helicopter or Katra to Vaishnodevi Yatra by Helicopter, when you do Badrinath Yatra by Helicopter booking, you are booking this helicopter Yatra for a journey of about 50 minutes to 1 hour each way.
Thus, it takes about one hour to fly from Dehradun to Badrinath by Helicopter and similarly, it takes about one hour to fly from Badrinath to Dehradun by Helicopter.
One must note that at present Badrinath helicopter package is available only from Dehradun and there is no service for Haridwar to Badrinath by helicopter.One may book packages from New Delhi to Badrinath by Helicopter, but it does not make much sense as the two cities are anyway connected by train , flights and road and there is no sense spending about 1.5 lacs extra for this yatra from Delhi.
In about 10 minutes after taking off from the Sahastradhara helipad, one gets the first visual treat down below in the form of Tehri Dam’s aerial view.The emerald green water of the Tehri Dam makes the passengers mesmerized as they have never experienced anything of this sort earlier.
One is amazed by the scenic beauty of the Uttarakhand Himalayas.After flying for about 40 minutes at an altitude of about 10,500 feet above mean sea level, another visual delight are the lofty snow capped mountains of the higher ranges of Himalayas.
In the picture above one can see the snow-capped mountains in the background with lush green slopes of Auli on the top and Joshimath in the lower reaches.
After another 10 minutes of flying the first sight is that of Badrinath Helipad on the right-hand side.The helicopter flies a little further towards the Badrinath Temple to get the pilgrims the first glimpse of the Badrinath Temple’s aerial view.
Thereafter the pilot lowers down the helicopter and the Yaris get down at the Badrinath Helipad. As a part of the Badrinath Helicopter Package, a car awaits the Yatris to take them near to the Temple.
The car actually takes the travelers very near to the Temple, i.e. about 80 meters short of the Temple.This service is especially useful for the infirm travelers who cannot walk much.After this, the Yatris go for the VIP Darshan at the Badrinath Temple.The VIP Darshan are included in the Badrinath Helicopter flight cost.
After the Darshan at the Badrinath Temple, the Yatris reach back the point where the car had left them to board the car again for reaching back to the helipad.Before this, the Yatris may purchase some souvenirs from the shops that are lined up on the way to Temple.The Yatris board the car and reach the temple to take their flight back to Dehradun from Badrinath.
This way the Yatra which otherwise would have taken about 10-11 hours is completed in just about 4 hours.The Yatris reach back Sahastradhara helipad by about 10:30 am.
Waytoindia.com organises Badrinath Yatra by helicopter which can be booked by calling on +918527255991 or by writing a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.You can visit the link http://www.waytoindia.com/badrinath-yatra-by-helicopter and send a query.
Charges For Chardham Yatra by Helicopter
Badrinath Kedarnath yatra by helicopter fare
As of now the fare for Badrinath Yatra by helicopter is INR 2,50,000 for up to 4 passengers traveling together with the total weight of passengers not exceeding 330 kgs.
Waytoindia.com also arranges the Badrinath Helicopter Services on a per person basis.At present the per person charges (for passengers up to 80 kgs of weight) are INR 65,000.To know more about this kindly call +91 8527255991.
As of now the fare for Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter (also called Do Dham Yatra by helicopter or Badri Kedar Yatra by Helicopter) is INR 3,50,000 for up to 4 passengers traveling together with the total weight of passengers not exceeding 325 kgs.
Waytoindia.com also arranges the Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter(also called Do Dham Yatra by helicopter or Badri Kedar Yatra by Helicopter) on a per person basis.At present the per person charges (for passengers up to 80 kgs of weight) are INR 90,000.To know more about this kindly call +91 8527255991.
Gangotri Yamunotri Yatra by helicopter
As of now charges for Gangotri Yamunotri Yatra by helicopter are Rs 3,50,000/-for up to 4 passengers traveling together with the total weight of passengers not exceeding 325 kgs.
Waytoindia.com also operates Gangotri Yamunotri Yatra by helicopter on a per person basis. At present, the per person charges (for passengers up to 80 kgs of weight) are INR 90,000 per person.To know more about this kindly call +91 8527255991.
Gangotri Yatra by helicopter
As of now charges for Gangotri Yatra by helicopter are Rs 2,50,000/-for up to 5 passengers traveling together with the total weight of passengers not exceeding 325 kgs.
Waytoindia.com also operates Gangotri Yatra by helicopter on a per person basis. At present, the per person charges (for passengers up to 80 kgs of weight) are INR 65,000 per person.To know more about this kindly call +91 8527255991.
Chardham Yatra by helicopter price
As of now the fare for Chardham Yatra by helicopter is INR 5,25,000 for up to 4 passengers traveling together with total weight of passengers not exceeding 325 kgs.
Waytoindia.com also arranges the Chardham Helicopter Services on a per person basis.At present the per person charges (for passengers upto 80 kgs of weight) are INR 1,35,000.To know more about this kindly call +91 8527255991.
Important Information Regarding Badrinath Yatra by Helicopter
- Badrinath Yatra by helicopter is done through Bell 407 or Eurocopter helicopters.
- The total weight of passengers must not exceed 325 Kgs.
- Each passenger must not take more than one small handbag which must not exceed 5 Kgs.
- A sudden drop in temperature is felt upon reaching Badrinath, thus , the Yatris must take along warm clothing with them.
- Sudden changes in the weather conditions may lead to total or partial cancellations of flights.In such cases yatris might be forced to complete the yatra by road.Yatris are advised to understand the cancellation policy before booking the charter for Badrinath.
- Special Pujas can be arranged at extra cost for the Yatris on advance request.
- Kindly note that Helicopter Yatra to Badrinath gets affected due to weather conditions such as heavy rains between July and mid September.Thus , Yatris should plan their yatra either by mid June or between 15th September to 15th October.