Chardham Yatra Significance

The Char Dham Yatra plays a significant role in the life of every devout Hindu and is something that he/she plans on completing during their lifetime. Completing this Yatra helps one gain spiritual enlightenment and gives the person internal peace and tranquillity. The Char Dham Yatra, also known as the journey of four abodes is something that every devout, spiritual and religious Hindu intends fulfilling at least once in their lifetime, but trying to do the same without planning and taking intoconsideration the challenges the terrain and nature can bring along with the Yatra is not advisable.

The spiritual journey comprises of four sites and each religious site has its own spiritual significance. One can choose to complete the entire Char Dham Yatra, by visiting all the four spiritual sites or choose to visit just one site, based on their preferences. Each and every detail can be personalized to accommodate your needs.

Understanding the Char Dham Yatra and its spiritual significance:

The Yatra compromises four religious sites, namely Dwarka, Badrinath, Puri and Rameswaram, and each site plays a significant role in the life of every spiritual and devout Hindu.

Dwarka:

Located in the ancient city of Devbhoomi Dwarka in Gujarat, it is located on the banks of the holy river Gomti. Associated with Lord Krishna’s ancient Dwarka Kingdom, it is one of seven most ancient religious cities in India. It is widely believed to be the first capital of the state of Gujarat.

Badrinath:

According to traditional Hindu mythology, Nar - Narayan, in the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, meditated at the site and was immediately surrounded by berry trees. At the time of meditation, a large berry tree grew around Nar Narayan, to keep him protected, and it is believed that mother Lakshmi took the form of the berry tree, to shield Nar Narayan. Thus, it is referred to as the ‘Lord of Berry forest.

Puri:

Located in the state of Odisha, Puri Dham is known for the site being a worship place for Lord Vishnu’s incarnation of Jagannath which also happens to be his Avtar for Kali Yuga. The city of Puri holds the annual ritual of Rath Yatra (Chariot Festival) which witnesses millions of devotees who come together from all over the country, which makes it one of the largest religious gatherings across the country.

Rameswaram:

Located in Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram is located on the island of Pamban, and is separated from the mainland by the Pamban channel and is around 40 kilometers from the island of Mannar and Rameswaram is considered to be one of the holiest places in the country. According to the Ramayana, Hanuman and Lord Ram constructed the bridge in the middle of the sea, to rescue his wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana in Lanka.

Basic Itinerary

We at Kestrel Aviation serve our guests to the best of our abilities and place a lot of significance on the safety, comfort, and luxury of our guests.

The package consists of 4 Nights and 5 Days stay at Haridwar or Dehradun from where guests will be escorted towards Chardham yatra by helicopter. The stay will be arranged at a luxurious top quality hotel located on the banks of sacred River Ganga.

Our representative will greet and pick you from Dehradun Airport, and you will be given sufficient time to relax and feel refreshed at a Hotel. In the evening you will be treated to a delicious dinner and a detailed briefing of the Chardham Yatra. Post the briefing, your stay at the hotel will be arranged for by us.

Some of the details of the Yatra are as follows:

  • Root Dehradun – Yamnotri – Gangotri – Kedarnath – Badrinath - Dehradun
  • Duration 4 Nights / 5 Days
  • Starting from Rs.1,65,000/- Per Person
  • Travel Helicopter ride of four temples

The plan for the program will be as follows:

1

Day 01

The sacred Chardham yatra will begin in the morning from the helipad by flying to the Barkot helipad(Yamunotri Temple). Traveling from Barkot helipad to the temple which is approximately 40 km away, will be completed by road and post that, 7 kilometers stretch to the temple will be completed by riding a pony or by palki. After the darshan, you will be escorted back to Barkot where a sightseein session and an Overnight stay will be arranged for.

Highlights of the day will be:

  • Flying from Dehradun to Barkot Helipad
  • Barkot Helipad to Yamunotri temple 40 km drive and a 14 km trek (both ways) by riding on a pony or by palki.
2

Day 02

The day will begin with a deliciously prepared breakfast after which, you and the group will fly from Barkot to Harsil helipad. From Harsil, we drive to Gangotri temple which is around 30 Kilometers. We arrange a VIP darshan for all our clients. A Pandit will also be available for special Poojan.

The Harsil valley is a beautiful and dense forest and green mountains. On our way, you will witness several stunning spots to take in and enjoy the beauty of nature. Later in the evening, you will receive blessings from Aarti Darshan at Gangotri.

Your Dinner and Overnight stay that evening will be at Dharali / Harsil.

Highlights of the day will be:

  • Flying from Barkot to Harsil Helipad
  • A drive from Harsil to Gangotri temple.
3

Day 03

On day 3, we will start early in the morning and post breakfast, we will be driving to Harsil Helipad. Upon arrival, we will fly to Phata Helipad, and from there we will once again fly to Kedarnath from a different Helipad from Phata. A Pandit will accompany the group through the journey and will lead us to the VIP darshan in Kedarnath temple.

After the darshan and Poojan is completed, the group will fly back to Phata. Lunch, dinner and an overnight stay will be arranged for at Guptkashi, which is located on the banks of the river Mandakini, which makes the stay pristine and divine.

Highlights of the day will be:

  • Flying from Harsil Helipad to Phata
  • Flying from Phata to Kedarnath
  • Kedarnath Darshan
  • Return in the afternoon to Phata for an Overnight stay
4

Day 04

On day 4, a visit Badrinath will start with the group being led to the Helipad at Phata. From the helipad, we will proceed to Badrinath and upon arrival at Badrinath helipad, the group will stopover at the hotel.

Post that, a Darshan will be arranged for and post the darshan, you will be escorted to Mana village, which happens to be along the lines of the India - China border. There will be a stopover for a while, for you to rest and take in the breathtaking views and sights and is an ideal place for sightseeing and feeling one with nature. Later in the evening, we will attend the Swarna Aarti at Badrinath temple followed by a delicious dinner and an overnight stay at Badrinath.

Highlights of the day will be:

  • Phata to Kedarnath
  • Kedarnath Darshan
  • Lunch at Phata followed by an Overnight stay
5

Day 05

The 5th day of your Yatra will start early, once again, with a morning visit to the temple Vishnu Sehastranam Path, which is optional, of course. After that, we will head back to Dehradun, to take in the beautiful scenes of the region, especially a picturesque view of the confluence, which is a sight for sore eyes for all nature lovers. After that, we will fly through the beautiful valleys and forests and cross over five confluences such as Vishu Prayag, Nanda Prayag, Karna Prayag, Rudra Prayag, and Dev Prayag. Upon your return, a drop to the helipad will be arranged.

Highlights of the day will be:

  • A visit to Vishnu Sehastranam
  • Sightseeing and flying over forests

The tour ends here but memories build with Kestrel Aviation remains!

The Cost of Package : Rs.1,65,000/- Per Person

Complete Yatra Packages

Details Of Accommodation

Day Accommodations Hotel / Similar
Day 1 Dehradun Lemon tree/ Similar
Day 2 Barkot (Yamnotri) Pavani Resort/ Similar
Day 3 Harsil (Gangotri) Himalayan Nature Resort/Similar
Day 4 Guptkashi (Kedarnath) Villa Aadhya/ similar
Day 5 Badrinath Snow Crest/ similar

Chardham Yatra Inclusions are as follows:

  • Pick and drop facility from Jolly Grand Dehradun airport
  • 4 Nights Accommodation at all the 4 Dhams (Barkot, Gangotri, Guptkashi & Badrinath)
  • Exclusive Helicopter services Ex - Dehradun.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis only with all meals.
  • All ground transfers.

Completing the Chardham Yatra is something that every devout Hindu seeks to complete during their lifetime and the challenges that come along with completing the same can be off-putting. Flying to these locations will help people of all ages to complete the same effortlessly and devotees prefer flying to these locations. Since there are no direct or indirect flights to these religious sites, Chardham Yatra helicopter bookings are the preferred choice for many a devotee.

Kestrel Aviation Pvt. Ltd. is the pioneer in the aviation industry across the country. Even though we are based out of Mumbai, we still cater to passengers across the country. We are one of the leading Chardham Yatra helicopter booking agency in India, and what separates us from the rest is that we are unwilling to compromise on safety, integrity, care, and comfort of our passengers.

At Kestrel Aviation, we put the needs and comfort of our passengers first. We understand the challenges that may come along while completing the Yatra, especially the senior citizens, who may need additional assistance, due to their advanced age and at Kestrel Aviation, we believe in leaving no stone unturned, to make their Yatra a comfortable and memorable one.


  • Each person is allowed to carry only one single bag with a maximum of 5 kg weight in the Helicopter.
  • Kestrel Aviation travel bags will be provided. Therefore, we discourage bringing too much luggage. In case, if you have any extra luggage you can keep it at the hotel cloakroom.
  • Children above the age of 2 years will be considered a full ticket.
  • There is no provision of a concession ticket to children or senior citizens.
  • Full amount has to be deposited within 30 days ahead of the Journey.
  • In case the Char Dham Yatra is delayed due to bad weather or any other unforeseen reasons, The Journey will be conducted on the next available date or the unutilized part of the journey will be refunded.
  • In case Of rescheduling, the journey from the customer’s side the booking will be treated as canceled and a fresh booking is required which is subject to availability of seats.
  • Cancelation can be done at least 15 days before the date of journey.
  • If the booking is canceled before 20 Days, 50% of the amount will be refunded.
  • If the booking is canceled before 15 Days, 25% of the amount will be refunded.
  • All extras (food, beverages and any other services) ordered by the customer will be on their expense.
  • Any meals, services not utilized, partly utilized are non-refundable.
  • The pilgrims have to stick to the Itinerary.
  • The Company has the right to change the itinerary in the event of adverse weather condition or any unforeseen circumstances which is beyond our control.
  • The customer has to bear the proportionate tour cost in case of extended stay or traveling due to any unforeseen reason.
  • The Company will not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to natural calamity or unforeseen reasons.

  • Pilgrims need to carry only handbags as suitcases cannot be carried in the helicopter. We encourage using Kestrel Aviation travel bag.
  • All temples in chardham are located at high altitude areas. pilgrims are advised to carry a small oxygen bottle with them as a precaution. It is available at medical shops.
  • Fitness : All pilgrims should be physically fit. It is better to do some jogging and other light exercises as you prepare for this journey.
  • In these locations, the temperature will fall to 10-degree Celsius or less at night. Therefore, pilgrims are advised to carry woolen clothes.
  • Photography : Still Cameras/ Portable Video Cameras are allowed in Himalayan ranges, but not inside the temple. Please do not attempt to take pictures inside the temples.
  • Communication : Although all private mobile phones have coverage, BSNL mobile is better in most of the places.