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 travellers 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.
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Once the travellers 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 mesmerised 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 travellers very near to the Temple, i.e. about 80 meters short of the Temple.This service is especially useful for the infirm travellers 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 https://www.waytoindia.com/badrinath-yatra-by-helicopter and send a query.
Among the four Dhams of India located in four cardinal directions, Shri Badrinath Dham is located in the Northern State of Uttarakhand in the Chamoli district of the state.
While it takes close to 11 hours to drive from Haridwar to Badrinath, Badrinath Helicopter service reduces this time to just about one hour each way.
Charges For Chardham Yatra by Helicopter
Badrinath Kedarnath Tour Package By Helicopter
Badrinath Kedarnath yatra by helicopter fare
One can also book Badrinath Kedarnath Tour Package by Helicopter. This package takes the Yatris to both the Dhams – Badrinath & Kedarnath by helicopter in one day.The package includes the cost of helicopter charter, cost of shuttle tickets from Phata to Kedarnath and back, cost of Priority Darshan slip at Kedarnath, Cost of Vehicle from Badrinath helipad to Badrinath temple and back, VIP Darshan at Badrinath.
As of now the fare for Badrinath Kedarnath Tour Package by Helicopter (also called Do Dham Yatra by helicopter or Badrinath Kedarnath Yatra by Helicopter) is INR 4,50,000 for up to 5 passengers travelling together with the total weight of passengers not exceeding 350 kgs.
As of now the fare for Badrinath Yatra by helicopter is INR 3,50,000 for up to 5 passengers travelling 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 70 kgs of weight) are INR 65,000.To know more about this kindly call +91 8527255991.
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 85,000.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 4,50,000/-for up to 5 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 3,50,000/-for up to 5 passengers traveling together with the total weight of passengers not exceeding 350 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 75,000 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 5,50,000 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 1,65,000.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.
Apart from the charges of helicopter charter as shared above, UCADA( Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority) has imposed a royalty of INR 25,000/- + 18% GST per sector recently. Thus, for someone who is flying to only one Dham, would have to pay INR 29,500/- over and above the charter cost. Similarly, for someone who wishes to go to both Badrinath & Kedarnath(2 Dhams), the additional royalty cost shall be INR 59,000/- over and above the charter cost.)
for Chardham, the royalty for all 4 dhams is INR 100,000/- + 18% i.e. INR 1,18,000/-
The above royalty shall be payable directly at helipad before flying.
Badrinath Yatra By Helicopter 2019
Waytoindia.com has now started taking per person bookings for Badrinath Yatra by helicopter for the year 2019.This service is being offered in 2 different modes:
Badrinath Yatra By Helicopter with overnight stay at Badrinath
Under this service, on Day 1 the pilgrims shall be flying from Dehradun to Badrinath by helicopter. Our representative shall meet them and escort them to Shri Badrinath Temple.After the VIP Darshan, the Waytoindia team shall escort the Yatris to pre-booked hotel(Hotel Sarovar Portico / Hotel Narayan Palace / Hotel Snow Crest). After Lunch and some rest at the hotel, at about 5:30 pm the Yatris of Badrinath Yatra by Helicopter shall be escorted to the temple again for Shri Vishnu Sahasranamavali Aarti at Shri Badrinath Temple. Overnight stay shall be at hotel.
On Day 2 of Badrinath yatra by helicopter , Yatris shall be escorted by our team to Shri Badrinath Temple at about 3;30 am for Maha Abhishek Aarti. After Abhishek aarti, our team would escort you back to Shri Badrinath Helipad and you would fly back to Dehradun Helipad.
The booking for this tour has started and the per person cost for this package is Rs 1,15,000/- per person.
Badrinath Yatra By Helicopter 2019 (Same Day Tour)
This service for Badrinath yatra by Helicopter is for those pilgrims who wish to fly to Shri Badrinath Dham and fly back the same day. The yatris would fly early in the morning to Shri Badrinath from Dehradun by helicopter.
Upon arrival, our team at Shri Badrinath Helipad would take them in car to Shri Badrinath Temple where they would be made to sit in front row just outside the main sanctum sanctorum of Badrinath Temple. The priest would explain them in sequence about the different idols starting from left to right – Idols of Kuber ji, Garud ji, Shri Badrinath ji, Narad ji, Nar & Narayan ji.
After darshan at Temple, our team would drive them back to Shri Badrinath Helipad from where they would fly back to Dehradun Helipad.
For booking your seat, you may write to us on email@example.com or call us on 8527255991 or 8882224422.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) About Badrinath Helicopter Service
Helicopter service to Badrinath starts from Dehradun Helipad which is located at Sahastradhara in Dehradun.
To go to Badrinath by flight, one has to reach Dehradun in Uttarakhand state of India by flight or train.One has to reach Dehradun one day in advance to the actual travel date. The helipad is located in Sahastradhara which is near to Rajpur Road in Dehradun.
No, this service is available on charter basis only. Hence, you should do Badrinath helicopter booking well in advance.
Yes, if you book well in advance, you can share the cost with other passengers based on the total weight of all the passengers.
Yes, it is possible to book Badrinath to Kedarnath Helicopter. However, this is not a regular service and can only be booked on charter basis.
Yes, it is absolutely safe to undertake Dehradun to Badrinath helicopter service as these helicopters are completely air worthy and are flown by very experienced pilots.
Since the luggage goes into the tail of helicopter which has limited space and also since there are restrictions on the weight that helicopters can safely fly with, you can take small hand bags of maximum 5 kg per person only on your flight from Dehradun to Badrinath by helicopter.
You would get roughly about 1-2 hours time for Darshan at Badrinath and Kedarnath each.
Generally, your Badrinath Kedarnath tour package by helicopter includes Priority darshan slip for Darshan at Kedarnath and VIP darshan at Badrinath, so that you are not required to stand in long queues.
Kedarnath temple is located about 500 meters from the Kedarnath temple. The walk is a bit inclined and owing to high altitude, one has to walk slowly. There are porters with baskets on their back and can be hired for those who have difficulty in walking.
In contrast to this, a vehicle drives you from Badrinath helipad to about 200 meters from Badrinath temple from where an escort takes you to the temple for VIP Darshan.
If due to bad weather or technical issues, you are not able to fly at all, 100% of the amount paid by you gets refunded. If you have flown and done only a certain part of the journey and the rest of the journey could not be completed owing to bad weather or technical issues, you are charges on pro-rata basis and balance amount is refunded.
While we do not guarantee that in such a case we would be providing you helicopter the next day(but guarantee 100% refund if we are not able to fly you). However, having said that, it is always our endeavour to ensure that the pilgrims who have come that far are able to fly and have their Darshan.
Yes, it is certainly possible to do only one way journey, however, the charges remain the same as the service is on charter basis only.
Yes, it is possible to stay overnight at Badrinath and fly from Badrinath to Dehradun the next day. However, please note that in such a case it amounts to two separate helicopter charters for which the cost shall be double.
In fact, you can also plan your journey where we would drop you at Badrinath on a specific day and you can stay there for a couple of days and we would come back to pick you on the day of your choice.
Yes, there are several places to visit in or near Badrinath.
You can visit Mana Village which is the last Indian village towards the Indo-China Border. Mana Village has several mythological points such as Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Sarasvati River Point and Bhim Pul.
Other than this, one can also perform the Pitru Tarpan at Brahmkapal on the banks of river Alaknanda(Waytoindia arranges the same on extra cost basis for the Badrinath by helicopter guests who go for overnight stay package.