TOI WPC – Best Time to Visit Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter


The Char Dhams in Uttarakhand are four holy pilgrimage destinations visited by millions of devotees from all over India. The spiritual Dhams (places) are known as “Dev Bhoomi” and “Land of Gods” and are nestled in the lap of the snow-covered mountains of Himalayas. The best time is a significant factor when you plan a Char Dham Yatra, especially for a Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter.

The holy pilgrimage to the sacred Char Dham destinations is only possible in summer between the months from April-May to October-November. While the rest of the year the destinations and routes are covered in snow and almost inaccessible. Nestled in the high altitudes of the Himalayas, the pilgrimage sites are very cold and receive heavy snowfall, only in the summers the weather is permissible to travel. The Char Dham Yatra by helicopter is also possible only in summers as the weather permits the chopper to fly and make stops. So, Book Chardham yatra package from

The Char Dham Yatra requires almost 09 to 10 days, but it takes only 03-04 days at the maximum for a complete Char Dham Yatra by helicopter. The chopper rides are available from Dehradun to Gangotri, then Kedarnath, then Badrinath, and lastly Yamunotri.

Char Dham Yatra by helicopter packages is available on Tourism-of-India all through the season of the sacred pilgrimage.

Best Time to Visit Char Dham Yatra by Helicopter

Summer Season (April to June)

The summer season is the most pleasant weather to visit the holy shrines of Char Dham. The season from April to June brings in salubrious temperatures, beautiful blooming flowers in the valleys, lovely views of the sun shining on the snow-covered peaks and. In summer, the temperature generally fluctuates from 20°C to 35°C. Summer is the best time to visit Char Dham Yatra by helicopter. The weather is at its best and devotees are also blessed with the most breathtaking view of the mountains.

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Monsoon Season (July to September)

The monsoon season starts at the beginning of July or at the end of June till the end of September. This is a tricky time for visiting the mountains but the Char Dham Yatra by helicopter is open for devotees. In the monsoon, the temperature varies from 15°C to 25°C. The season marks heavy rains and landslides. Monsoon is not the best time to visit Char Dham Yatra by helicopter but the early season (July) and the end of the season (September- October) can definitely be suitable to make your Yatra.

Winter Season (November to March)

Typically winters in Uttarakhand are from November to March and these months are the time when the doors of Char Dham close for devotees. In winters the temperature now ranges from -5 to -15°C. The Uttarakhand Government shuts the Yatra and the doors of the sacred shrine during the whole winter season. The deities of Badrinath and Kedarnath are taken away to different shrines to save them from freezing temperatures. So, in the winter season, the Char Dham Yatra is not possible, neither via helicopter nor via road.

Opening and Closing time of Char Dham Yatra

The opening and closing time for Char Dham Yatra is also an essential factor before planning a Char Dham Yatra.

The four temples of Chardham (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath) generally open on the day of “Akshaya Tritiya” every year which is an auspicious day in Indian holy texts and rituals that mostly falls in the last week of April or the early week of May. The doors of the sacred temples close at the time of Diwali, in fact, the next day of the festival which is an auspicious day in the religion. In the days the holy temples of Char Dham are closed the rituals of worship continue. The deities of Kedarnath and Badrinath are transported to a different village to continue with worship.

Which is the Ideal or Best time to visit Char Dham Yatra?

 The best time to plan the Char Dham Yatra is from April, May, June, and October. These months are typically summer with the exception of October which is the start of winter and is a month of cold temperatures. The moderate temperatures are ideal to plan a sacred Yatra in the sacred sites of Char Dham in Uttarakhand.

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