Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage and gets its name from the Temple of Badrinath.
The Badrinath Temple is the main attraction in the town. According to legend Shankar discovered a black stone image of Lord Badrinarayan made of Saligram stone in the Alaknanda River. He originally enshrined it in a cave near the Tapt Kund hot springs.In the sixteenth century, the King of Garhwal moved the murti to the present Temple.The Temple is approximately 50 ft (15 m) tall with a small cupola on top, covered with a gold gilt roof.The facade is built of stone, with arched windows. A broad stairway leads up to a tall arched gateway, which is the main entrance. The architecture resembles a Buddhist vihara (Temple), with the brightly painted facade also more typical of Buddhist Temples.Just inside is the mandapa, a large pillared hall that leads to the garbha grha, or main shrine area. The walls and pillars of the mandapa are covered with intricate carving.
Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu Temple (shrine) dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river, Kedarnath is located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Due to extreme weather conditions, the Temple is open to the general public only between the months of April (Akshaya Tritriya) and November (Kartik Purnima, the autumn full moon). During the winters, the vigraha (deity) from Kedarnath Temple is carried down to Ukhimath and where the deity is worshiped for the next six months. Kedarnath is seen as a homogenous form of Lord Shiva, the 'Lord of Kedar Khand', the historical name of the region.
The Temple is not directly accessible by road and has to be reached by a 22 kilometres (14 mi) uphill trek from Gaurikund. Pony and manchan service is available to reach the structure. According to Hindu legends, the Temple was initially built by Pandavas, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest Hindu shrines of Shiva.It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, expounded in Tevaram. Pandavas were supposed to have pleased Shiva by doing penance in Kedarnath.The Temple is one of the four major sites in India's Chota Char Dham pilgrimage of Northern Himalayas. This Temple is the highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas.Kedarnath was the worst affected area during the 2013 flash floods in North India. The Temple complex, surrounding areas, and Kedarnath town suffered extensive damage, but the Temple structure did not suffer any "major" damage, apart from a few cracks on one side of the four walls which was caused by the flowing debris from the higher mountains. A large rock among the debris acted as a barrier, protecting the temple from the flood. The surrounding premises and other buildings in the market area were heavily damaged.
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Do Dham Same Day
Welcome to our exclusive tour. We start the day by an early morning take you from Sahastradhara helipad, Dehradun by 7 A.M. towards Guptkashi. Due to Government regulations, we change helicopters at Guptakashi and another helicopter shall take you to Kedarnath and back.
Special VIP Darshan slips for your darshan at the Temple are arranged by us.
We depart from Kedarnath by 10 A.M. for Phata/Guptakashi and arrive at Badrinath by 11 A.M.
Pick up will be provided from Badrinath helipad after arrival for Temple Darshan. After Darshan, you proceed to Sarovar Portico, Badrinath/Lemon Tree, Dehradun for an exotic Lunch. After lunch, you travel back to the helipad for your return journey to Dehradun. Arrival at Dehradun shall mark the end of this divine heli-trip of yours.
Package Cost:- 1,00,999/- Per Person
*These are tentative rates and will be subjected to revision due to social distancing norms applied post covid pandemic.
Inclusions and Exclusions
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES
Cost of Helicopter for Do-Dham
Vehicle cost at Badrinath
1 Meal at Badrinath
VIP Darshan at Kedarnath & Badrinath
GUIDELINES FOR PASSENGERS
Only 5 kg luggage per passenger will be permitted.
All temples of Chardham are located at high altitude areas.
Passengers are advised to carry regular medical kit and woolens with them
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Children above the age of 2 years will be considered as full passengers.
The booking will be confirmed with 50% of the charter amount. Full amount has to be deposited 15 days prior to the date of journey.
Rescheduling of booking to a next date will be done subject to availability and on payment of 10% extra cost. This will be permitted only if applied 10 days before journey date.
In case the rescheduling is requested with less than 10 days to the journey, then booking will be treated as cancelled and a fresh booking will be done subject to availability.
All rights are subject to total weight and balance of the helicopter.
My Tirth India reserves the right to change the itinerary subject to weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances which is beyond our control.
BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS:
If we are stuck in bad weather situation on any particular day, we will try to finish the Darshan the next day.
*Opens from 27th April, 2020
*Due to the present pandemic situation, we will be updating soon. Please call for any clarifications.