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DODHAM YATRA 2024

HELICOPTER SERVICE 

BADRINATH & KEDARNATH,

Dodham Helicopter Yatra  ( Same Day Return )

DO DHAM YATRA IS A PILGRIMAGE IN INDIA THAT INVOLVES VISITING TWO SACRED SITES - KEDARNATH AND BADRINATH. IT IS BELIEVED TO BRING SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS AND LIBERATION FROM THE CYCLE OF BIRTH AND DEATH.

Kedarnath is a sacred town and pilgrimage site located in the Rudraprayag district of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 3,583 meters (11,755 feet) above sea level, in the Garhwal Himalayas.

The Kedarnath temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the main attraction of the town. The temple is believed to have been built in the 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya, and has since been renovated several times. The temple is open to pilgrims from April to November, and is closed during the winter due to heavy snowfall in the region.

 

Badrinath is a sacred town and pilgrimage site located in the Chamoli district of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 3,133 meters (10,279 feet) above sea level, in the Garhwal Himalayas.

The Badrinath temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is the main attraction of the town. The temple is believed to have been built in the 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya, and has since been renovated several times. The temple is open to pilgrims from April to November, and is closed during the winter due to heavy snowfall in the region.

The town of Badrinath is also surrounded by several natural hot springs, which are believed to have medicinal properties. These hot springs are a popular attraction for pilgrims and tourists alike.

Dodham Helicopter Yatra Itinerary 

Kedarnath & Badrinath Dham yatra

Passengers are supposed to reach state government helipad on Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun which is the starting and ending point of this Yatra. Our pilots and ground staff will brief the passengers about the entire trip and do’s and don’ts.

 

Places covered - Kedarnath Ji|Badrinath Ji

 

Kedarnath

  • 06.30 /10:00 hrs. Departure Sahastradhara helipad, Dehradun

  • 07.05/10:35 hrs. Arrival Kedarnath

  • 10.00/13:30 hrs. Arrive Phata/ Guptkashi and fly for Badrinath

 

Due to Government regulation, you will have to change Helicopter at Sitapur/Phata/Guptkashi. Upon arrival at Kedarnath, you will be met by our ground personnel, who will escort you to the holy shrine. We will offer VIP darshan slips at Kedarnath temple so you can avoid the long queue and finish darshan quickly. The cost for these slip is Rs. 2100 per person but it is included in our package. Since weather at Kedarnath remains quite uncertain so passengers are advised to finish darshan and puja in 1.5 hours and return to helipad.

 

Badrinath

  • 11.00/14:00 hrs. Arrive Badrinath. And proceed for Priority Darshan.

  • 12.30/15:30 hrs. Depart for Dehradun.

  • 13.30/16:30 hrs. Arrive Dehradun

 

End of services

Guidelines for Passenger

  1. Each passenger is only permitted to carry 5kg of luggage due to limited space in the helicopter. Therefore, passengers are advised to only carry handbags as suitcases cannot be accommodated in the helicopter.

  2. All temples in Dodham Yatra are situated in high-altitude areas, so passengers with breathing problems should consult a doctor before undertaking the journey. It is also advisable for all passengers to carry a small oxygen bottle, which can be purchased locally at medical shops.

  3. Passengers are recommended to book evening flights/trains when returning from Dehradun, as there may be delays due to weather or operational reasons when reaching back from Badrinath to Dehradun.

  4. Although daytime temperatures are normal, it becomes cold at night, so passengers should bring warm clothes with them.

  5. The altitude of Kedarnath temple is 11500 feet, and Badrinath temple is 10000 feet. Passengers may experience a lack of oxygen, especially at Kedarnath, so it is recommended that passengers walk slowly and keep portable oxygen bottles in case of breathlessness.

  6. The distance from Kedarnath helipad to the temple is around 500 meters. For passengers who are unable to walk this distance, we can arrange pithu (shoulder carriage) on request (at an additional cost).

  7. All passengers arriving by helicopter are allowed to do VIP darshans inside the temple. However, during the heavy rush period, administration may not allow passengers to go inside the sanctum sanctorum for puja, and darshans are done from outside only.

  8. Dangerous goods are not allowed on board the helicopter. If passengers have any doubts about an item, please clarify in advance.

 

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Helicopters have strict weight restrictions at high altitudes. Passengers weighing above 75 kg will be charged INR 2000 per kg over and above 75 kg. However, if two or more passengers in a group have an average weight of 75 Kg, then extra charges will not be applicable.

  2. Passengers are advised to mention their correct weight in the booking form. If the weight is found to be incorrect at the time of travel, the pilot has the right to deny boarding to the passenger.

  3. Due to the limited weight-carrying capacity of helicopters, we may have to shuffle passengers between helicopters for safe flying in the hills. Therefore, as per the pilot's recommendation, passengers traveling together may not be accommodated on the same helicopter flight.

  4. The helicopter schedule mentioned in the itinerary is fixed, but helicopter flying in hills is dependent on many factors like weather, etc. Sometimes, we may have to change the timings due to operational and technical reasons.

  5. Only 5 kg baggage per passenger will be permitted. Passengers are advised not to carry big suitcases as there is very little baggage space inside the helicopter. Passengers bringing excess baggage might not be allowed to take the same in the chopper by the pilot.

  6. For a separate single occupancy room, extra charges will be INR 15,000 per person (inclusive of taxes).

  7. Children above the age of 2 years will be considered as full ticket, and there is no provision of concession for children or senior citizens.

  8. Rescheduling of booking to the next date will be done subject to availability and on payment of 10% of the cost. This will be permitted only if applied seven days before the journey date. In case the rescheduling is requested with less than seven days to the journey, then the booking will be treated as canceled, and a fresh booking will be given subject to availability.

  9. Bookings are to be done in advance with a deposit of 50% of the charter amount, and the balance payment has to be paid on the time of Yatra.

  10. Weather Conditions: Helicopter services can be impacted by weather conditions such as heavy rain, fog, or strong winds. In such cases, the company may cancel the flight to ensure the safety of passengers and crew.

  11. Technical Issues: Helicopters are complex machines and require regular maintenance and servicing. If any technical issues are detected, the company may need to cancel flights to address these issues and ensure the safety of passengers.

  12. Force Majeure: Events beyond the control of the company, such as natural disasters, civil unrest, or other unforeseeable circumstances, may also lead to the cancellation of flights.

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