Char Dham Yatra - Helicopter - Dham Yatra Itinerary 2018 BY...آ major temple is the Vishwanath...
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Char Dham Yatra - Helicopter
Itinerary Day 1 Dehradoon (Helicopter Depart 07.00 am) Kharsali (Arrival at 07.45 am - Palki) Yamunotri (Palki) Kharsali Early morning at 06.30 a.m. Passengers are requested to reach state government helipad on Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun which is the starting and ending point of this yatra. Vehicles are arranged for pick up. Our pilots and ground staff will brief the guest about the entire trip and dos and donts. Breakfast will be arranged at Kharsali and passengers are supposed to leave their hotel early at Dehradun/Haridwar. Fly by Helicopter from Dehradoon (Sahastradhara Helipad) to Kharsali arrival 7.45am & Yamunotri by Palki . We will organize palki for the guests. You will then be carried by palkis to Yamunotri temple. This trek from helipad to temple is app. 6 kms and return trip by palki takes 5.5 hours. Have darshan and come back to Kharsali. Generally passengers will return to hotel by lunch time. After rest, We do visit to Shani Temple which is near to your Hotel. Night halt at Shivshakti resort at Kharsali. Shivshakti resort is at 10 min. walk from the Helipad. Today's Sight - Yamunotri, First of The Chardham: Yamunotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Yamunotri is the source of revered river Yamuna which originates from the Champasar Glacier lying 1 Km. Ahead of the shrine situated at an elevation of 3235 mts above sea level. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer Pooja at the temple itself. Yamunotri was the home of an ancient sage Asit Muni. Yamuna is the daughter of the Sun just like Yama who is considered his son. It is believed that Yama would not torment any person at the time of death who bathes in Yamuna, his sister. 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. You can cook rice by packing it in a clot h and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple. A visit to nearby ancient Shani temple in the evening is highly recommended.
Day 2 Kharsali ( Helicopter ) Harsil ( Car ) Gangotri ( Car ) Harsil Dep Kharsali 07. 45 AM Arrival at Harsil helipad at 08.30am . From Harsil we will proceed to Gangotri by car which will be arranged by us . Approximately time taken to travel by road about 30 km from Harsil to Gangotri is 1 hr. Then visit the holy river Ganga and perform Ganga pooja, abhishek, pooja, aarti. Then come back to Harsil by car. Overnight halt at Himalyan Nature Resort / similar which is 2 KM from the helipad at Harsil . Harsil is the most beautiful & picturesque site in Uttarakhand and is also known as mini Switzerland. Uttarkashi - Uttarkashi is a small and beautiful town, situated between two rivers: Varuna and Ashi, whose water flow into the Bhagirathi from either side of the town. Elevated, at a height of 1588 metres, this little town is very similar to Kashi and Varanasi, in that it has the same kind of temples and ghats and likewise, a north or 'uttar' facing river. The
CHAR DHAM YATRA ( HELICOPTER ) 2018 (04 N / 05D)
major temple is the Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Two other very important temples are located in the Chowk area. These are the Annapurna Temple and the Bhairav Temple. Once, it is said, there were 365 temples here. Hiuen Tsang referred to this place as Brahma Pura, while the Skanda Puran has recorded it as Varunavata. It is believed that in the second millennium of Kaliyug, Kashi will be submerged, and Uttarkashi will replace it as an important religious centre. Today's Sight - Gangotri, IInd of Chardham: Gangotri temple is 18th Century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. Accordingly to another legend, Pandavas performed the great "Deva Yagna" here to a tone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite. Gangnani: Further up on way to Gangotri, is the hot water spring at Gangnani, where one can have refreshing bath in the kund called Rishikund. There is a temple near the kund dedicated to the Sage Parashar, believed to be the father of Ved Vyas. Day 3 Harsil ( Helicopter ) Guptakashi ( Helicopter ) - Kedarnathji ( Helicopter ) Guptakashi In the the morning at 09.00 a.m. our Helicopter will be waiting to proceed for the holy darshan of Kedarnathji. Due to Government regulation, you will have to change helicopter at Phata / Guptkashi and take another helicopter from the same helipad for Kedarnathji . Reach Guptakashi at 09.45 am and board another chopper at 10.00 am for Kedarnathji. Arrival at Kedarnathji by 10.10 am . Night halt facility will not be provided in Kedarnath , instead we will offer night halt facilities in Guptkashi/Sitapur/Rampur area . Have pooja, abhishek and darshan of Lord Kedareshwar. The temple is at a walking distance from the helipad. We shall provide VIP darshan slips to the passengers. These slips are provided by the temple committee and the cost of each slip is Rs 2100. Once Darshan is completed, we will return to Guptakashi. Overnight stay at hotel in Guptkashi/Sitapur/Rampur. Passengers can visit the ancient Triyuginarayan temple in the evening. Today's Sight Kedarnathji Temple, IIIrd of Chardham: The present temple built in 8th Century A.D. by Adi Guru Shankaracharya lies adjacent to the site of an ancient temple built by Pandavas. The temple has a conical lingam - the main idol, a statue of Nandi - the celestial bull, a 'Garba Grah' for worship and a man dap for assemblies of pilgrims and visitors. The temple is more than 1000 years old. Other Important Sights Shankaracharya Samadhi: The Samadhi of Adi Guru Shankaracharya is located just behind the Kedarnathji temple. It is said that after establishing four sacred Dhams in India, he went into his Samadhi at an early age of 32 years. The lake fascinates the visitors. Bhaironath temple: About half a kilometer away from Kedarnathji, a small temple is dedicated to Bhaironath. It is worshipped on the opening and closing day of Sri Kedarnathji Shrine. Ii is believed that when Kedarnathji temple is closed. Bhaironathji protects this land from evil. Day 4 Guptakashi ( Helicopter ) - Badrinathji Departure for Badrinathji at 10.30 am by Helicopter from SERSI Helipad in Guptakashi and arrive at Badrinathji at 11.45 a.m., then proceed to Hotel Sarovar (the best property of Badrinathji). Check in & befresh & proceed to Badrinathji temple for holy darshan of Lord Badrinathji & come back to your Hotel. We shall provide transport for temple visit and local sight scenes up to Mana Village. Have your Lunch & take a rest or go for sight scenes . The special Maha Abhishek Pooja is the highlight of this entire yatra. It starts at 04.00AM sharp in the morning and last for 2 hours. We have arranged an opportunity for all our guest to sit inside the temple and cherishes the darshan of the Shringar of the deity from close quarters.
We shall provide special Abhishek Arti tickets for the early morning puja. Have wonderful Dinner & Goodnight to everyone Jai Badrivishal.
Today's Sight - Badrinathjiji, 4th Dham of Uttarakhand's Chardham & only original Chardham as proposed by Adi Guru Shankaracharya: Aarti at Badrinathjiji. Cradled in the twin Mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest of the four main shrines - Badrinathjiji along the left bank of river Alaknanda with the towering Neelkantha Peaks as the splendid backdrop. Once the spot was carpeted with 'badris' or wild berries and hence was famous as Badri van. Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help suffering humanity; the earth was enable to withstand the force of its decent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into 12 holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinathjiji. Badrinathjiji ji sightseeing; Narad Kund: A recess in the river, near Tapt Kund, forming a pool from where the Badrinathjiji idol was recovered. Brahama Kapal: It is a flat platform a few yards north of the temple and on the bank of river Alaknanda. It is an important place for shhradh ceremony or offering of pinds to ensure a heavenly place for dead ancestors or manes. It is said that offering pind here, the manes are permanently enshrined in heaven and no more pinds are to be done elsewhere ever afterwards. Legends have it that when Shiva chopped of the fifth head of Brahma, it got stuck to his trident. Lastly with the blessing of Lord Vishnu at Badrivan, the head of Brahma fell down from the trident at this place & hence the name Brahma-Kapal (head). Sheshnetra : It is a large block of stone between tow small seasonal lakes carrying an eye of "Sheshnag" The eye formation is quite natural, 1.5kms. away is a boulder having an impression of the legendary serpent, better known as the Sheshnag's eye, it is believed that the seshnag waits at this place patiently to accompany the lord on his reincarnation. Mana Village: Inhabited by an Indo-Mongolian tribe, it is the last Indian village before Tibet. The women of the village offer Choli to the deity on closing day of the temple each year. Bhim Pul: On the other side of Mana village, a massive rock forming a natural