During the 8th century the most famous saint 'Adi Sankracharya' had laid the foundation stone of the dwelling places of the four major Hindu deities - Ganga, Yamuna, Vishnu & Shiva. A pilgrimage to these 4 revered Hindu shrines is referred to as chota Char Dham Yatra.
According to the Hindu mythology all these destinations are associated with lots of myths & narratives. The yamunotri is associated with goddess yamuna & known as the origin of river Yamuna. Whereas the holy place Gangotri is the abode of Goddess Ganga and the well-head of river Ganga.
The other two destinations Badrianth & Kedarnath are associated with Lord Vishnu & Shiva.
The Chardham Yatra by Helicopter starts from the west to east. So, your Yatra begins with Yamunotri, proceeds to Gangotri to Kedarnath and Badrinath. This 08 Nights & 09 Days Nights helicopter tour package not only makes you have Darshan at these four holy sites, but also offers some time amid the tranquility of the snow capped Himalayas.
Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station / Dehradun Airport / Railway Station. Drive to Barkot via Mussoorie, enroute visit Kempty Fall (Suggestible to have your lunch at Kempty fall as further no good restaurants are available before Badkot). Later drive straight to Barkot, transfer to your Hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax and store your energy for the Pahad (hiII) Yatra of Yamunotri the next day. Overnight stay at Barkot.
Barkot is known for its scenic natural beauty. Located at the confluence of Yamuna and tons rivers. At an elevation of over 4,000 ft, apple orchards ringed by the Himalayan range. Barkot offers panoramic views of the snowcapped mountains of Bandar Poonch. Barkot is an important stopover en route to Yamunotri and Gangotri, among the four Char Dham Pilgrimages.
Weather - Generally pleasant in summer, the temperature ranges from 25-30 degree Celsius, Winter: The Days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold,temp ranges from 10 deg to 05 deg.
Early morning, Drive to Jankichatti/Phoolchatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. The trek passes through lush green valley, a profusion of conifers, rhododendrons, cacti and several species of Himalayan shrubs.
Arr. Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Jankichatti. Return back to Barkot, Overnight stay.
Yamunotri, the western most shrine of the Char Dhams, is dominated by Banderpunch (6,361 m). Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna, the twin sister of Varna, the Lord of Death. Yamuna is also the daughter of Surya the Sun. The actual source of the river originates from Champasar Glacier 1 km a head of the shrine, at an altitude of 4,321 mts.
Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.
Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.
Weather - In summer the maximun temp is 18 degrees and the minimum is 10 degrees celsius. The days are pleasantly cool but the nights are cold.
Drive to Uttarkashi. Visit Vishwanath Temple & Others. Check in Hotel. Rest day at leisure. Night Halt.
Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varun Parvat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town.
Vishwanath temple - Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India. Re-constructed in 1857 by Maharani Khaneti Devi of Tehri State in the ancient architectural style. It is situated at the heart of the town. A massive iron trident, symbolic of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial at the temple complex. Ganeshji, Sakshi Gopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the temple complex. Akhand Jyoti as well as Akhand Abhishek, special aarti at morning and evening are offered. As per Skunda Puran, Uttarkashi is known as ‘Saumya Varanasi’, the abode of Lord Shiva in Kaliyug and counted as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
Shakti temple - Right in front of the Vishwanath temple is Shakti temple. It has a big ‘Trishul’ of about 6 meters in height and a circumference of 90 cms. at bottom. Though there are different views about the making of this, the upper part of it seems to be made up of iron and the lower one is of copper. As per the epics this Shakti was thrown on the devils by the Goddess Durga(Shakti), hence it gets its name. Since then this Shakti is erected over here
Weather - Generally hot in summer, the temperature ranges from 30-35 degree Celsius but nights is pleasant, Cold in winters.
Early morning drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnani take a holy dip in Garam Kund, further drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees, and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. Return back to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.
Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.
Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valle, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.
Drive straight to Guptkashi via Moolgarh & Lambgoan. Enroute you can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit Ardh Narishwar Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
The name Gupt Kashi means "Hidden Benares. Mythology describes how when the Pandava brothers were searching for a glimpse of Shiva, Shivji first concealed himself at Gupt Kashi, but later fled from them further up the valley to Kedarnath, where the Pandavas finally got their wish fulfilled. There are more tangible connections as well-the Kedarnath pandas (hereditary pilgrimage priests) live in Gupt Kashi during the winter months, and after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, the image of Kedarnath passes through Gupt Kashi on its way to Ukhimath (across the valley), where it stays for the winter.
Morning drive to Phata (Helipad), transfer to Kedarnath by Helicopter. Visit Kedarnath Temple, Everyone can go inside Garbha Griha and touch the idol. You can also prostrate with your head touching the deity etc. Return back to Phata. Later drive back to Guptkashi. Rest day at leisure. Overnight stay.
Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kaurava in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The r! emaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar.
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay.
Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries".
Tapt Kund : Natural thermal springs on the bank of the river Alaknanda, where it is customary to bathe before entering the Badrinath temple.
Narad Kund : A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinath idol was recovered.
Brahama Kapal : A flat platform on the bank of river Alaknanda. Hindus perform proppitiating rites for their deceased ancestors.
Sheshnetra : 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye.
Charanpaduka : 3kms. away is a beautiful meadow where the footprint of Lord Vishnu is seen on a boulder.
Mata Murty Temple : Devoted to the mother of Sri Badrinathji. Other important temples include Sesh Netra Temple, Urvashi Temple and Charanpaduka.
Mana Village : Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet.
Vasundhara : As the name suggests, vasundhara is a magnificent water fall. This place is 5 kms. from Badrinath out of which 2 kms. is motorable upto Mana.
Bhim Pul : On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural bridge, lies over the roaring Saraswati river. It presents a spectacular view of water thundering down through the narrow passage under the rock and is believed to have been placed there by Bhim, the second eldest among the five Pandava brothers.
Vyas Gufa (cave) : Near Mana Village, this is a rock-cave where Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Mahabharata and the pauranic commentaries.
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal. Brahamakapal is significant for Pinddan Shraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the "Mukh" of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee. Later drive back to Rudraprayag / Kirtinagar via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Joshimath is situated on the slopes above the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Of the four 'Maths' established by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is the winter seat of Badrinath. The idol is brought down to Joshimath and installed in the temple for people to worship. There are many other temples in the township. The most important is the temple of Nir Singh with the idol of Lord Vishnu. The left arm of this deity is getting destroyed with time and the popular belief holds that the day the arm completely withers Badrinath valley will cease to exist and the Gods will transfer the residence into the neighboring Niti Valley at Bhavishya Badri.
Drive to Rishikesh, the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of " Hrishikesh " and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram.
Later transfer to Haridwar Railway Station / Dehradun Airport. Tour Terminate.
|Total Pax(Min.)||Transportation(Exclusive||Guide||Premium Package(MAP)||Luxury Package(MAP)||Deluxe Package(CP)||Superior Package(EP)||Standard Package (EP)|
|02||Tata Indigo / Dezire||*||INR 38,050.00||INR 34,150.00||INR 28,700.00||INR 23,000.00||INR 21,100.00|
|02||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 41,800.00||INR 37,900.00||INR 32,450.00||INR 26,750.00||INR 24,850.00|
|02||Toyota Innova||*||INR 44,050.00||INR 40,150.00||INR 34,700.00||INR 29,000.00||INR 27,100.00|
|04||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 33,275.00||INR 29,425.00||INR 23,975.00||INR 18,275.00||INR 16,225.00|
|04||Toyota Innova||*||INR 34,400.00||INR 30,550.00||INR 25,100.00||INR 19,400.00||INR 17,350.00|
|06||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 30,470.00||INR 26,570.00||INR 21,120.00||INR 15,420.00||INR 13,420.00|
|06||Toyota Innova||*||INR 31,220.00||INR 27,320.00||INR 21,870.00||INR 16,120.00||INR 14,170.00|
|06||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 35,720.00||INR 31,820.00||INR 26,370.00||INR 20,670.00||INR 18,670.00|
|08||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 32,950.00||INR 29,050.00||INR 23,600.00||INR 17,900.00||INR 16,000.00|
|10||Tempo Traveler (12 Seater)||*||INR 31,250.00||INR 27,450.00||INR 22,000.00||INR 16,300.00||INR 14,300.00|
|12||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 33,020.00||INR 29,120.00||INR 23,670.00||INR 17,970.00||INR 16,070.00|
|14||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 31,850.00||INR 27,950.00||INR 22,500.00||INR 16,800.00||INR 14,900.00|
|16||Tempo Traveler + Toyota Innova||Yes||INR 32,195.00||INR 28,295.00||INR 22,845.00||INR 17,145.00||INR 15,195.00|
|16||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 34,635.00||INR 30,735.00||INR 25,285.00||INR 19,585.00||INR 17,635.00|
|18||Mini Coach (18 Seater)||Yes||INR 32,435.00||INR 28,535.00||INR 23,085.00||INR 17,385.00||INR 15,435.00|
|18||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 33,545.00||INR 29,645.00||INR 24,195.00||INR 18,495.00||INR 16,545.00|
|20||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 32,675.00||INR 28,775.00||INR 23,325.00||INR 17,625.00||INR 15,675.00|
|20||Mini Coach (21 Seater)||Yes||INR 31,675.00||INR 27,775.00||INR 22,325.00||INR 16,625.00||INR 14,675.00|
|Extra Mattress / Extra Person||INR 16,200.00||INR 15,800.00||INR 10,900.00||INR 7,200.00||INR 5,500.00|
|CP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)||NIL||NIL||NIL||INR 1,350.00||INR 1,200.00|
|MAP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast & Dinner)||NIL||NIL||INR 2,500.00||INR 3,650.00||INR 3,400.00|