Shri Kedarnath Ji Yatra 2019

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Kēdārnāth Mandir (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 vigrahas (deities) from Kedarnath temple are 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 16 kilo meters uphill trek from Gaurikund. According to a mythological account, the god Shiva agreed to dwell here at the request of Nara-Narayana. After the Kurukshetra War, the Pandava brothers, came here to meet Shiva on the advice of the sage Vyasa, because they wanted to seek forgiveness for killing their kin during the war. However, Shiva did not want to forgive them: so, he turned into a bull and hid among the cattle on the hill. When the Pandavas managed to track him, he tried to disappear by sinking himself head-first into the ground. The Pandava brothers then built the first temple at Kedarnath. The portions of Shiva's body later appeared at four other locations; and collectively, these five places came to be known as the five Kedaras ("Panch Kedar").

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Only return tickets can be booked through advance booking.

Sitapur➝Kedarnath➝Sitapur


Rs. 4,940/-

*Rates are inclusive of GST


All passengers are required to produce a valid ticket issued by Global Vectra.

All Passengers must produce their AADHAR CARD in original at the time of Check in without which Boarding shall be denied.

All passengers holding our Online Ticket must produce the Credit / Debit Card from which the booking was made failing which the Boarding shall be denied.

All Passengers must produce a Valid Biomatrix card, the cards can be procured from GMVN offices at Guptkashi, Phata and Sitapur

During the previous yatras, the Badrinath & Kedarnath Temple committee (BKTC) has made it mandatory for the Pilgrims visiting the Holy shrine by Helicopter to purchase the Priority Darshan Pass. The Priority Darshan passes are available at the Ticketing counter of all the Helicopter Operators, the Cost of Priority Darshan Pass during 2018 Yatra was Rs. 2,500/- per person. The price for Priority Darshan Pass for 2019 Yatra (If applicable) shall announced by the BKTC.The entire proceeds generated from the sale of the Priority Darshan passes go into the accounts of BKTC, the Helicopter Operator has No role or any share in the revenue generated from such sale.

Do's

1. Increase your fitness. Start at least a month prior to the Yatra at least a 4-5km Morning/Evening walk. For Improving the oxygen efficiency of your body.

2. It is advisable to go for boiled, cooked or fried food as they are a safer bet over anything that is cold or raw.

3. Carry a mosquito/insect repellent wherever you go to avoid diseases like malaria or simply even the itchy discomfort.

4. It is advisable to carry your own personal medical kit and First aid box with basic emergency medicines diarrhoea, fever etc. Also, keep on your personal band-aids and an antiseptic ointment.

5. Do carry heavy woollens, body warmers, wind cheaters, raincoats, water-proof shoes with grip, torch with sufficient batteries and walking sticks. Keep spare clothes and eatables in a suitable water proof bag.

6. Take Palkis/Horses instead of trekking to avoid high altitude sickness. Hire only a registered Pony Walla or porter only.

7. Take short breaks to catch your breath when tired.

8. Women are advised to wear salwar kameez or trousers or track suit rather than wearing Saree, as it not suitable for the yatra trek. Ladies who are more than 6 weeks pregnant shall not be allowed to undertake the pilgrimage.

9. Carry some cold cream/Vaseline/sunscreen to protect your hands /face against sunburn etc. Wearing a cap to avoid the sun is effective and advisable.

10. Keep in your pocket your identity card with emergency contact number, in case of an emergency.

11. Initially, at least, avoid excessive alcohol and strenuous activity to stave off heat stroke.

Don'ts

1. Don't exert yourself too much and go out of breath.

2. Avoid cold salads, raw vegetable and drinks with ice.

3. Don't ignore any symptoms such as extreme tiredness, headache, nausea,loss of appetite or vomiting.

4. Don't stop at places which are marked by warning notices.

5. Don't use slippers because there are steep rises and falls on the route to the Holy Cave. Only wear trekking shoes with laces.

6. Don't attempt any short cuts on the route as doing so would be dangerous.

7. Don't walk far from ponies carrying your luggage.

8. Don't trek alone. Always stay together as a group. Your mobile network may not work at Kedarnath, only BSNL works.

1. Passengers are required to check in at least 1 hour prior to the departure of the flight at Sitapur / Kedarnath. For Kedarnath to Sitapur sector, passengers will be boarded on a First Come First Basis subject to availability of seats

2. Passengers proceeding by flights from Sitapur after 2 PM will not be able to avail of return flight on the same day. Such passengers will need to put up for a night at Kedarnath Dham at their own cost and they will be picked up from Kedarnath the next day on first come first serve basis

3. Priority Darshan Slip of Rs 2500 per person shall be charged by the Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC), same can be availed from our booking office at Sitapur

4. All passengers will be subjected to security screening prior to boarding the helicopter as per applicable regulations. GVHL reserves to itself the right to refuse to carry any person whom it considers unfit to travel or who in the opinion of GVHL may constitute a risk to the aircraft or to the persons on board.

5. If at any stage it is found that the helicopter is overloaded, GVHL will have the right to decide which passengers or article shall be offloaded and such decision shall be binding.

6. GVHL is not liable for any loss or damage occasioned by delay in the carriage by air of passengers or baggage. Receipt without complaint of registered baggage on the termination of the journey shall be prima facie evidence that the baggage has been delivered correctly and in good condition.

7. Carriage of dangerous goods/articles is not permitted. Restricted articles include but are not limited to compressed gases, corrosives, explosives, flammable liquids, solids, radioactive materials, poisons, infectious substances and brief cases with installed alarm devices.

8. In case of medical emergency, GVHL reserves the right to board the Patient with one attendant on priority.

Q.1: When does the Kedarnath Yatra commence?
Ans : Shri Kedarnath Ji temple opens from Akshaya Tritiya on 9 th May, 2019 and closes on Bhai Dooj 29 th October, 2019.

Q.2: When does the booking for Kedarnath ji start?
Ans : It is likely that the Uttrakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) shall complete the Tender process and shortlist Helicopter Operators by the end of April’19, the Bookings are likely to commence thereafter.

Q.3: How to make Book Tickets Online?
Ans : Please note that this website is best viewed and is optimized for desktop browser.
1. Once the User Logs in, the session stays active for 15 minutes. You must finish the booking in this time period.
2. Do not use the back or forward button on the browser while booking the tickets, to go back please click Search Tickets.
3. Only Visa / Mastercard based credit / debit cards are acceptable, American Express cards are not allowed.
4. Once you have paid for your tickets, please note that your ticket will be emailed to your registered email ID and you will receive the ticket confirmation details via an SMS on your registered Mobile Number.
5. In case the payment is deducted from the Users Debit /Credit Card but the Ticket transaction is not successful, in such cases the Users are requested to check their registered Email ID / Mobile Number for Ticket confirmation message, if the confirmation is not received the User are requested to wait for a minimum of 30 Minutes before contacting the Helicopter Operator’s office on kedarnathyatra@gvhl.net
6. All passengers who have booked their tickets Online, must produce the Debit / Credit card in original thru which the Ticket is purchased.
7. All Passengers (including Children) must present their Aadhar Card in original at the time of Check in, without which they will Not be allowed to Board.

Q.4: What documents are needed?
Ans : All passengers must present the following Documents at the Time of Check in:
a) Valid copy of the (Online) Ticket purchased.
b) Original Credit / Debit card thru which the Ticket has been purchased.
c) Original copy Aadhar Card
d) Bio-Metric registration card

Q.5: Is it mandatory to purchase the Priority Darshan Pass?
Ans : During the previous yatras, the Badrinath & Kedarnath Temple committee (BKTC) has made it mandatory for the Pilgrims visiting the Holy shrine by Helicopter to purchase the Priority Darshan Pass. The Priority Darshan passes are available at the Ticketing counter of all the Helicopter Operators, the Cost of Priority Darshan Pass during 2018 Yatra was Rs. 2,500/- per person. The price for Priority Darshan Pass for 2019 Yatra (If applicable) shall announced by the BKTC.
The entire proceeds generated from the sale of the Priority Darshan passes go into the accounts of BKTC, the Helicopter Operator has No role or any share in the revenue generated from such sale.

Q.6: Where is the Global Vectra Helicorp Helipad?
Ans : Global Vectra Helipad is 25 kms from Guptkashi and 15 Kms after Phata Village. Our Helipad address is Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd, Kanha Helipad,Sonprayag, Triyuginarayan Road, Sitapur, Phata, Dist. Rudraprayag -246471.
The driving time from Guptkashi to the Helipad is around One Hours, however,during peak season (May – June) the traffic volume is very high and it takes minimum Two – Three Hours to complete the journey.

Q.7: Where can I do my biometric registration and medical check-up?
Ans : Medical check-up can be done at the following sites:
Biometric Registration Counters Locations in Chardham Yatra 2019
Place in Chardham Yatra Registration Counter Location
Haridwar Railway Station
Haridwar Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Parking
Rishikesh Roadways Bus Stand
Rishikesh Hemkund Gurudwara
Janki Chatti Janki Chatti
Gangotri Gangotri
Guptkashi Guptkashi
Phata Phata
Sonprayag Sonprayag
Kedarnath Kedarnath
Pandukeshwar Pandukeshwar
Govindghat Govindghat
Uttarkashi Hina
Uttarkashi Dobata


Q.8: Can I buy one-way tickets?
Ans : Yes, the One-Way tickets are available only from our Current Ticketing Counter at Sitapur.

Q.9: Mobile Networks and Connectivity?
Ans : At Sitapur most mobile networks like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio and BSNL work. However, data services may or may not work. At Kedarnath only BSNL network works and it doesn’t work very well. In case you are lost or lose any of your group members, there is a Public Announcement (PA) system near the Kedarnath Temple.

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Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2019

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Amarnath cave is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m (12,756 ft), about 141 km (88 mi) from Srinagar.The cave is surrounded by snowy mountains. The cave itself is covered with snow most of the year except for a short period of time in summer when it is open for pilgrims. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees make an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave across challenging mountainous terrain.

Story of Immortality - Amar Katha

Once Goddess Parvati question Lord Shiva for the reason why he wear Mund Mala (Necklace of skulls) around his neck. As answer, Lord said that he adds on a new skull to the necklace when the Goddess died and revived. The reply made the Goddess curious to know the reason for Lord’s immortality. Also, she wanted to scroll the reason why she had to face the life cycle. To satiate the query of the Goddess, Lord Shiva asked her to listen to Amar Katha. The Katha is said to behold the story of immortality. To begin the secret, Lord wanted to find an isolated place free from the mark of a human being or living element. During his search, he discovered Amarnath Cave. On the way to cave, he discarded his belongings such as his bull, son Ganesha, Moon, Snake and five elements. He wanted that none of the living thing should hear this secret. After leaving all the living elements, Lord Shiva entered the cave with Goddess Parvati. He then sat down on the deer skin. To make sure that no living thing is available around the cave, he created Kalagni-a Rudra. He ordered the Rudra to eliminate the unwanted elements from around the cave. Lord Shiva starts narrating the tale. Despite of every possible effort taken by him, a pigeon egg left hidden beneath the bedding of the Lord. During the story, the egg hatched and a pair of pigeons appeared. After listening to the story, both the pigeons become immortal. After so many years, several pilgrims have reported that a pair of pigeons can still be seen around the cave.

Advance tickets can be booked online only on this website.

As per Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, Amarnathji Yatra 2019 will be for the period
1st July 2019 to 15th August 2019.


PLEASE NOTE: With one credit/debit card, a maximum of five passengers can be booked within a period of one month. The same credit/debit card can not be used for booking of tickets for the next one month.

The credit/debit card used for booking shall be verified by us at the time of the issuance of boarding pass at Neelgrath. Without this, boarding shall be denied and cancellation charges shall apply.

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Only return tickets can be booked through advance booking.

Neelgrath➝Panjtarni➝Neelgrath


Rs. 3,608/-

*Rates are inclusive of GST


Each Yatri would be required to provide Compulsory Health Certificate as per Shrine Board's Performa available on http://www.shriamarnathjishrine.com/ at the time of boarding the helicopter at Neelgrath

In case the Yatri fails to provide the Compulsory Health Certificate, GVHL reserves the right to Not issue Boarding Pass to the Yatri and will not be entitled to any refund of ticket fare

All passengers holding our Online Ticket must produce the Credit / Debit Card from which the booking was made failing which the Boarding shall be denied.

Do’s

1. Increase your fitness. Start a 4-5 km morning/evening walk at least a month prior to the Yatra. This is to improved the oxygen efficiency of your body.

2. Take Palkis/Horses instead of trekking to avoid high altitude sickness.

3. Take short breaks to catch your breath when tired.

4. Notice any symptoms such as extreme tiredness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite or vomiting.

5. Saree is NOT a suitable dress for the Yatra. Salwar Kameez, pant-shirt or a track suit will be better. Ladies who are more than 6 week pregnant shall not be allowed to undertake the pilgrimage.

6. Keep spare clothes and eatables in a suitable water proof bag.

7. Carry some cold cream/Vaseline/sunscreen to protect your hands /face against sunburn etc.

8. Keep in your pocket your yatra Permit or any other identity card, incase of an emergency.

Don’ts

1. Don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices.

2. Don’t exert yourself too much and get out of breath.

3. Don’t ignore any symptoms such as extreme tiredness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite or vomiting.

4. Don’t use slippers because there are steep rises and falls on the route to the Holy Cave. Only wear trekking shoes with laces.

5. Don’t attempt any short cuts on the route as doing so would be dangerous.

6. Don’t trek alone. Always stay together as a group. Mobile networks do not work at Panchtarni. Incase you are lost or lose any of your group members, there is a Public Announcement (PA) system at Panchtarni.

1. Passengers to check in at least 1 hour prior to the departure of the flight at Neelgrath/Panchtarni. For Panchtarni to Neelgrath sector, passengers will be boarded on a First Come First Basis subject to availability of seats.

2. The trek to the Holy Cave and back to Panchtarni takes approx. 5 hours and the Darshan takes 1 hour. Normally the flights stop after 5 pm, hence, it is likely that passengers reaching Panchtarni after 11 am may be unable to take the flight back to Neelgrath the same day. Such passengers will need to put up for a night at Panchtarni at their own cost and they will be picked up from Panchtarni the next day on first come first serve basis.

3. All passengers will be subjected to security screening prior to boarding the helicopter as per applicable regulations. GVHL reserves to itself the right to refuse to carry any person whom it considers unfit to travel or who in the opinion of GVHL may constitute a risk to the aircraft or to the persons on board.

4. If at any stage it is found that the helicopter is overloaded, GVHL will have the right to decide which passengers or article shall be offloaded and such decision shall be binding.

5. GVHL is not liable for any loss or damage occasioned by delay in the carriage by air of passengers or baggage. Receipt without complaint of registered baggage on the termination of the journey shall be prima facie evidence that the baggage has been delivered correctly and in good condition.

6. Carriage of dangerous goods/articles is not permitted. Restricted articles include but are not limited to compressed gases, corrosives, explosives, flammable liquids, solids, radioactive materials, poisons, infectious substances and brief cases with installed alarm devices.

7. In case of medical emergency, GVHL reserves the right to board the Patient with one attendant on priority.

8. CANCELLATION: This travel document issued by GVHL shall be subject to the rules of cancellation as follows:

# Time of cancellation Cancellation Charges and Refund
a. 0-59 min before the departure of shuttle No Refund.
b. 60 mins - 23:59 hrs before the departure of Shuttle 50% Refund, after deducting Credit / Debit Card Transaction fee as actually Charged by the Bank and Administrative Charges @ Rs. 150 /- per One Way Ticket Per passenger
c. 24 hrs - 47:59 hrs before the departure of Shuttle 70% refund, after deducting Credit / Debit Card Transaction Fee as actually charged by the Bank and Administrative Charges @ Rs.150/- per One Way Ticket Per passengers.
d. 48 hrs or more before the departure of shuttle Full refund after deducting Credit / Debit Card Transaction Fee as actually charged by the Bank and Administrative Charges @ Rs. 150/- per One Way Ticket Per passenger.
e. Shuttle cancelled by Operator Full refund.
f. No show by passenger No Refund

Q.1: Can persons who are above 75 years or children below 13 years of age for Amarnath Yatra?
Ans : No. Due to the high altitude nature of the yatra, senior citizens above 75 years of age and Children below 13 years of age are strictly not allowed to undertake the Amarnathji Yatra.

Q.2: When does the Amarnathji Yatra commence ?
Ans : 1st July 2019 to 15th Aug 2019.

Q.3: When does the booking for Amarnathji start?
Ans : Bookings commence on 01st May 2019 at 10:00 am.

Q.4: What are the rules for Booking?
Ans : Using one debit/credit card you may purchase a maximum of 5 tickets in a period of 21 days.

Q.5: What documents are needed?
Ans : Valid ID and Yatra Registration or Health ceritificate are required for travel.

Q.6: Is a health certificate necessary?
Ans : Yes health certificate is necessary.

Q.7: Which sector does Global Vectra HeliCorp operate?
Ans : GVHL will operate in the Neelgrath – Panchtarni – Neelgrath sector from 2019.

Q.8: Is there any other way to get tickets for Amarnathji
Ans : Apart from Online Advance Booking, tickets are available only through current booking at the helipad.

Q.9: Where is the Helipad?
Ans : click here for Helipad location

Q.10: How is the mobile network connectivity in the region?
Ans : Only postpaid mobile numbers work in Jammu & Kashmir. At Neelgrath, most mobile networks like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio and BSNL work. However, data services may or may not work. At Panchtarni, only BSNL network works and data services do not work. In case you are lost or lose any of your group members, there is a Public Announcement (PA) system at Panchtarni.

Q.11: Are Palki, Pony and Porters available at Neelgrath?
Ans : Since Panchtarni is a high altitude region, yatris are advised to take Palki, Pony or Porters from Panchtarni to Amarnath Cave to avoid high altitude sickness. These facilities are available outside the helipad at Pantarni. The rates of all these services are fixed and information about them is displayed on various sign boards across Panchtarni.

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Char Dham Yatra 2019

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Char Dham Yatra from Delhi covers Haridwar, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand. This yatra is also known as Chota Char Dham yatra.

We organize Char Dham Yatra packages from Delhi. Whether you are arriving at the airport or railway station, you just have to send us your arrival details at Delhi and we will send the vehicle to pick you up. As the Char Dham sector is completely a hilly sector with winding roads, we prefer to send the cars from our office. We are the best travel agent in Rishikesh for Char Dham yatra. Our drivers are experts in driving on the hilly roads and they know Uttarakhand roads better than anyone.

The duration of Char Dham Yatra from Delhi is 11 nights/12 days. Char Dham yatra 2019 will start in the first week of May. To cater to the needs of every tourist we organize Deluxe, Standard and Economy Char Dham yatra packages from Delhi.

Deluxe Char Dham Yatra Package from Delhi: In Deluxe package category we use 03-star category hotels in Haridwar and Rishikesh and the best hotels/ Camps/Cottages in the Char Dham sector.

Chardham Yatra Standard Package from Delhi: In this category, we offer 02-star deluxe category hotels in Haridwar and Rishikesh and use camps/ medium grade hotels in Char Dham sector

Char Dham Yatra Economy Packages from Delhi: In this category, we use neat and clean budget hotels.

Char Dham route from Delhi:

Delhi<Haridwar<Mussoorie<Barkot<Jankichatti<06 kms trek< Yamunotri <Uttarkashi <Harisil <Gangotri <Guptkashi<Sonprayag<16 kms trek< Kedarnath <Chopta <Joshimath <Badrinath <Rudraprayag <Rishikesh <Delhi

Do Dham Yatra 2019

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Overview

Char Dham Yatra from Delhi covers Haridwar, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand. This yatra is also known as Chota Char Dham yatra.

We organize Char Dham Yatra packages from Delhi. Whether you are arriving at the airport or railway station, you just have to send us your arrival details at Delhi and we will send the vehicle to pick you up. As the Char Dham sector is completely a hilly sector with winding roads, we prefer to send the cars from our office. We are the best travel agent in Rishikesh for Char Dham yatra. Our drivers are experts in driving on the hilly roads and they know Uttarakhand roads better than anyone.

The duration of Char Dham Yatra from Delhi is 11 nights/12 days. Char Dham yatra 2019 will start in the first week of May. To cater to the needs of every tourist we organize Deluxe, Standard and Economy Char Dham yatra packages from Delhi.

Deluxe Char Dham Yatra Package from Delhi: In Deluxe package category we use 03-star category hotels in Haridwar and Rishikesh and the best hotels/ Camps/Cottages in the Char Dham sector.

Chardham Yatra Standard Package from Delhi: In this category, we offer 02-star deluxe category hotels in Haridwar and Rishikesh and use camps/ medium grade hotels in Char Dham sector

Char Dham Yatra Economy Packages from Delhi: In this category, we use neat and clean budget hotels.

Char Dham route from Delhi:

Delhi<Haridwar<Mussoorie<Barkot<Jankichatti<06 kms trek< Yamunotri <Uttarkashi <Harisil <Gangotri <Guptkashi<Sonprayag<16 kms trek< Kedarnath <Chopta <Joshimath <Badrinath <Rudraprayag <Rishikesh <Delhi

Ek Dham Yatra 2019

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Overview

Char Dham Yatra from Delhi covers Haridwar, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand. This yatra is also known as Chota Char Dham yatra.

We organize Char Dham Yatra packages from Delhi. Whether you are arriving at the airport or railway station, you just have to send us your arrival details at Delhi and we will send the vehicle to pick you up. As the Char Dham sector is completely a hilly sector with winding roads, we prefer to send the cars from our office. We are the best travel agent in Rishikesh for Char Dham yatra. Our drivers are experts in driving on the hilly roads and they know Uttarakhand roads better than anyone.

The duration of Char Dham Yatra from Delhi is 11 nights/12 days. Char Dham yatra 2019 will start in the first week of May. To cater to the needs of every tourist we organize Deluxe, Standard and Economy Char Dham yatra packages from Delhi.

Deluxe Char Dham Yatra Package from Delhi: In Deluxe package category we use 03-star category hotels in Haridwar and Rishikesh and the best hotels/ Camps/Cottages in the Char Dham sector.

Chardham Yatra Standard Package from Delhi: In this category, we offer 02-star deluxe category hotels in Haridwar and Rishikesh and use camps/ medium grade hotels in Char Dham sector

Char Dham Yatra Economy Packages from Delhi: In this category, we use neat and clean budget hotels.

Char Dham route from Delhi:

Delhi<Haridwar<Mussoorie<Barkot<Jankichatti<06 kms trek< Yamunotri <Uttarkashi <Harisil <Gangotri <Guptkashi<Sonprayag<16 kms trek< Kedarnath <Chopta <Joshimath <Badrinath <Rudraprayag <Rishikesh <Delhi