Booking of Heli service for Kedarnath Yatra will be done from today. Let us tell you that for this Uttarakhand Civil Association Development has made all the preparations. And UCADA has also issued a helpline number (0135-2746817 and 2431793) to prevent black marketing of tickets. In fact, the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) has been given the responsibility of booking tickets online.
The doors of Kedarnath Dham are going to open on May 6. However, the Chardham Yatra will start with the opening of the doors of Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham on the day of Akshaya Tritiya on May 3. According to a report coming out, online ticket booking for Kedarnath Dham will start from today for the Heli service operating from Guptkashi, Sirsi and Phata. Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board Secretary Dilip Jawalkar said that for the convenience of the pilgrims coming from the country and the world, Heli service tickets will be available on GMVN's website https://heliservices.uk.gov.in/. And he has urged the pilgrims coming to Kedarnath to book the tickets for the Heli service from the official website of GMVN. In fact, the fare for a two-way Heli service will be around Rs 5000.
Keep in mind that pilgrims going on the Kedarnath yatra will have to arrange everything in advance. You will have to make preparations for the hotel and catering arrangements for the stay from now on. On GMVN's website, you can book hotels, food and activities at an affordable price. At the same time, apart from Kedarnath Dham, the vaults of Badrinath Dham, located in Chamoli district, popularly known as Chardham of Garhwal Himalayas, are also going to open from May 8. According to the officials, bookings have been received from May 7 to 31, while most of the online bookings have been received for June. Yes, and this time, seekers will have to spend three thousand rupees including GST for cultivation in the Dhyan cave.
The fare to and from Kedarnath will be so much - The fare of the Heli service will be Rs 7750 from Guptkashi to Kedarnath. On the other hand, from Phata to Kedarnath, Rs 4720 will have to be paid, while from Sirsi to Kedarnath, Rs 4680 will have to be paid.