A fun-filled family holiday tour is the best way to strengthen your bonds, reconnect, and rejuvenate the love between your near and dear ones. And what can be a better place than literally the heaven on earth? Yes, we are talking about Chardham in Uttarakhand in India. The pleasant weather, excellent sceneries, and also delightful food are ideal to bring you in your best mood and experience a great time with your family.
For a stress-free Chardham yatra tour, you can opt for My Tirth India. You will get a lot of customized options for you and your family. Right from the hotel bookings to the travel tickets, you will have various services to have a peaceful Chardham yatra tour with family. We shall also take care of transportation so that you can visit all the attractions of Chardham.
Uttarakhand Chardham Yatra is one of the most popular pilgrimage circuits in India. Every year, during the same time, the routes of Chardham are opened for pilgrims. The four significant places of Chardham are Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri. Apart from the religious aspect, Chardham is also a major attraction for travelers around the world because it goes through some of the most delightful regions of Uttarakhand’s mountains.
History of Chardham
A very interesting fact about Chardham is, the four locations of Chardham as we know them, is called the Chhota Chardham. The original Chardham in India refers to the four different corners of the country. These four different places are Badrinath, Puri, Rameshwaram, Dwarka. The original Chardham was established by Adiguru Shankaracharya in the eighth century AD.
However, a shorter circuit was created later on. This shorter circuit included Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. These four locations created the Chhota Chardham. This is also popularly known as the Chardham Yatra in India. People believe that visiting the Chhota Chardham opens the gates of salvation. It washes away all the sins of a lifetime.
The starting point of Chardham is Haridwar. This is where you will start your journey for the four holy shrines. The first point to visit is Yamunotri, then Gangotri, followed by Kedarnath and Badrinath. There are also stories behind why such a sequence is followed.
Yamunotri is the first place to visit because it is the westernmost pilgrimage of the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand. This is the place where you will find the origin of the river Yamuna. The story of Yamunotri is since Yamraj is the sister of Yamuna; he promised her on Bhai Dooj that whoever takes a dip in this river, will not visit Yamlok. Thus, they will get salvation. There is a Yamunotri Temple where you will see the shrine of Goddess Yamuna.
The Gangotri Dham is located at Gomukh. it is at a height of 3,200 meters above sea level. Gomukh is also the source of the River Ganga. Since the river Ganga is known to be the source of purity, a lot of people take a dip in the belief to wash away their sins and embrace goodness. The legend is, when King Bhagirath meditated for a long time, River Ganga
Kedarnath Dham is one of the most important locations of Chardham in India. It is also the most popular pilgrimage site because it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Along with that, Kedarnath, Kalpeshwar, Tungnath, Madmaheshwar, and Rudranath shrines make the Panch Kedar.
The temple is 1200 years old. The story of Kedarnath is, when the Pandavas wanted the help of Lord Shiva to relieve themselves from the pain and guilt of killing their blood brothers, Lord Shiva didn’t want to help them. Thus, he disguised himself as a bull to roam around different places of the location.
When the Pandavas found him, he went underground. Only Bhim could get a hold of his hump. The other body parts of Lord Shiva showed in different parts. The hump of the bull was in Kedarnath, the navel came up in Madhya-Maheshwar, the two forelegs came up in Tunganath, the face was found in Rudranath and the hair in Kalpeshwar. These five places are called the Panch Kedar.
The Badrinath Dham is the final destination of the Chardham yatra tour. Did you know that Badrinath is the most sacred of all the four Dhams in Uttarakhand? It is located on the banks of the river Alakananda. The Badrinath Dham is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Apart from that, it is also the place where Adiguru Shankaracharya attained salvation.
Unlike the other three Char Dham pilgrimage sites, Badrinath Temple stays closed for 6 months due to extreme temperature conditions and snowfall. Also, there is a hot spring lake in the temple. It is known as the Tapt Kund. The water of the Tapt Kund is always at a temperature of around 55 degrees Celcius throughout the year. It is a unique feature where even though the temple is surrounded by snow-clad mountains, the temperature of the water always remains hot.
What are the benefits of choosing Helicopter services at Chardham by My Tirth India?
When you choose helicopter services at Chardham by My Tirth India, you can rest assured that you shall have a well-organized Chardham tour. You will have complete freedom and peace of mind. Let us present the complete tour itinerary of the Helicopter services in Chardham offered by My Tirth India.
Day 1: The first day of Helicopter services starts from the Harsil Helipad to the Gangotri Dham, then to Kharsali, and then the Yamunotri Dham. We will offer pick-up and drop services to take you to the helipad early morning. We shall fly to Harsil and then drive to the Gangotri Dham.
After the darshan, we shall drive back to Harsil and fly to Kharshali. We will start our trek to Yamunotri Dham with Palki or Pony (according to the availability) and then back to Kharshali. We shall make complete arrangements for dinner and overnight stay at the resort.
Day 2: The plan of the second day is starting from Kharsali, we shall visit Phata, then Kedarnath, then back to Phata, then fly to Badrinath and return to Dehradun. We will escort you to the helipad for the early morning flight at the Kharsali helipad. From there we will visit Phata and transfer to Kedarnath by shuttle.
We shall make arrangements for a shuttle to mandir. Also, rest assured that there will be arrangements for VIP darshan for you. After the darshan is complete, we shall fly to Badrinath and then drive to the Mandir, again with VIP darshan. Once the Badrinath darshan is complete we will fly you back to Dehradun.
As you can see that if you choose the helicopter services at Chardham from My Tirth India, you will experience the VIP service facilities. Thus, you can have a seamless Chardham tour by helicopter.
What are the facilities included at helicopter services at Chardham by MTI?
The features will include:
- Trek by palki/doli at Yamunotri
- VIP darshan for all the temples
- Land vehicle Innova available at Harsil and Badrinath
- One night stay at Kharsali in twin sharing format at the Yamunotri cottages
- Lunch, dinner, and breakfast included
- Guidance/assistance in darshan for all the temples
- The cost of the helicopter will be included for Chardham from Dehradun
- Seamless and comfortable hotels or cottages will be arranged for families and individuals
These are the facilities that you shall have if you choose My Tirth India for the helicopter services at Chardham. Also, the complete package of helicopter services is budget-friendly and affordable. Apart from these, there are a few guidelines for the tourists that you have to remember. You can visit our website to know the details of the guidelines for tourists. Also, you can get in touch with our customer care executives for more details on the helicopter services at Chardham.