Highlights of Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter :
Har Ki Pauri Haridwar, Kempty fall Mussoorie , Yamuna River, Bandar punch view from Barkot, Sri Yamunotri Temple, Prakateshwar Cave, Kashi Vishwnath Temple, Shakti Temple, Bhagirathi River, Sri Gangotri Temple, Tehri Dam, Mandakini River, Sri Kedarnath Temple, Sonpryag, Gaurikund, Alaknanda River, Sri Narsingh Temple, Adi Sankracharya Samadhi, Dholi River, Vishnuprayag, Sri Badrinath Temple, Byas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Bheem Pul, Saraswati River, Mana Village, Pinder River, Nandakini River, Devpryag (Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda River,) Rishikesh, Laxman Jhoola.
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi – Haridwar (205 Kms. 06 hrs)
Upon arrival in Delhi meeting and assistance followed by drive to Haridwar. On arrival at Haridwar check-in at hotel. Evening Visit Mansa Devi temple & Aarti at Har Ki Peri. Overnight stay at hotel.
Haridwar: Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva’s hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirathi performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth forms Lord Shiva’s locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara.
In the tradition of Bhagirathi, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for the salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The ‘Aarti’ worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating ‘dia’ (lamp) is a moving ritual.
Day 02 : Haridwar – Barkot (215 Kms. 07 hrs)
Morning drive to Barkot via Dehradun, Mussoorie, and en-route visit Kempty fall. Later continue drive to Barkot. On arrival Barkot Check-In at Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot (42 Kms Drive / 6 Kms trek.)
Morning leaves for Janki Chatti via Hanuman Chatti & Fool Chatti. On arrival Janki Chatti start Trek of 06 kms for Yamunotri, On Arrive Yamunotri Holi Dip in Garam Kund, than Pooja and Darshan of Shree Yamunotri Ji, after Darshan and Pooja, afternoon start trek back to Janki Chatti on arrival Janki Chatti meet with driver and drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Hanuman Chatti : The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.
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.
Day 04: Barkot – Uttarkashi (Drive 82 Kms, 04 hrs)
Morning leave for Uttarkashi, a drive of 82 kms. Enroute vist Prakateshwar Cave, on arrival Uttarkashi check in at the hotel evening visit Vishwnath Temple, Overnight stay at the hotel.
Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.
Day 05 : Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 Kms. per way)
Early morning drive to Gangotri and on arrival take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and relax for some time in the lovely surroundings, afternoon drive to Uttarkashi, on arrival check into the Hotel.
Day 06 : Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (223 Kms. Drive 9 – 10 Hrs)
Morning drive to Guptkashi, en-route visit Tehri Dam & continue journey toward Guptkashi. Upon arrival in check-in at hotel. Later in the evening visit Kashi Vishwnath Temple, Ardh Narishwar Temple, Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Guptakashi: is located in the Northern Himalayan belt within the Mandakini river valley, which has lush green forests. A number of streams and rivulets drain into the main Mandakini River. It has salubrious climate with its elevation being around 1,319 meters (4,330 ft). The snow sparkling view of the Chaukhamba peak is a lovely sight to behold in the morning hours from here. The valley has large magnolia trees (locally called Champa) that provide a sweet scented atmosphere to the place.
Day 07 : Guptakashi – Fata – Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (10 Kms Drive + Helicopter + 53 Kms drive)
Morning drive to Fata Helipad to catch Helicopter for Kedarnath. On arrival Kedarnath Darshan of Sri Kedarnath ji. Later fly back to Fata. Upon arrival meeting and assistance followed by transfer to Rudraprayag. Overnight stay at hotel.
Kedarnath: is a majestic sight, standing in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by lofty snow covered peaks. The present temple, built in the 8th century by Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent to the site of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas. The inner walls of the assembly hall are decorated with figures of various deities and scenes from mythology. Outside the temple door a large statue of the Nandi Bull stands as guard.
Day 08 : Rudraprayag – Badrinath (155 kms)
Morning drive to Shree Badrinath Ji, En-route visit Narsingh Temple, Adi Sankarachara Samadhi at Joshimath, View of Hathi Parwat from Joshimath. On arrival Badrinath Check in at hotel. Later take a holy Dip in Narad Kund Darshan of Shree Vishnu Ji. Evening visit Mana village (the last village before the Tibetan border) Byas Gufa, Ganesh Temple, Shree Saraswati Temple, Saraswati River, also see the beautiful confluence of Saraswati River and Alaknanda at Mana Village, than back to Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
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.
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.
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.
Day 09 : Badrinath – Srinagar Garhwal (188 kms)
Early morning Pooja at Temple.Later drive back to Srinagar Garhwal. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Srinagar: is a small town situated on the banks of Alaknanda River along the National Highway No. 58(Delhi to Mana). It is the base camp for the pilgrims going for Char-Dham-Yatra that covers Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. The town was originally the capital city of The Gharhwal Kingdom and one of the main centers of commerce and culture in the past. Present status of Srinagar Pauri Gharwal is that of a busy commercial, education and cultural hub of the state.
Day 10: Srinagar Garhwal – Delhi – Departure (334 Kms 10 – 11 hrs)
Morning drive to Delhi on arrival drop you at the railway station/airport to connect train/flight for onward