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Visiting Hemkund Sahib by helicopter is a lifetime experience

Author: Hans Kumar
by Hans Kumar
Posted: Sep 16, 2015
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Every year, thousands of pilgrims visit Hemkund sahib. This is a world famous holy destination of the Hindus and the Sikhs, who come here to pay their devotion to holy Gurudwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib. The place is located in Chamoli District of Uttarkhand, and almost 280KM from Rishikesh. Apart from paying respect to Gurudwara, there are other exotic locations all over the place which is almost 4329meters above sea level. Beautiful views of the great Himalayas, crystal clear lakes, wonderful waterfalls, rare trees and flower valley etc are all parts of this holy place in Uttarkhand. There is nothing new in pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib; the good news is that pilgrimage charter services are providing chartered helicopters for reaching this holy place comfortably and quickly. Hence, it’s an all new experience for visitors, especially aged and those having physical troubles, to reach Hemkund Sahib by Helicopter.

Benefit of travelling by air:

Reaching Hemkund sahib by road and railway is a very tedious job. It’s almost 505 KM from New Delhi, and then 18KM trekking path starting from Gobindghat is to be covered to reach the holy place. Hemkund Sahib remains open from June to October, thereafter the place gets colder and lakes freeze to ice. Overnight stay at this place is not allowed; hence the pilgrims need to come down to Gobindghat by evening.

Normally, pilgrims take trains from New Delhi to Haridwar; thereafter they avail buses to Gobindghat via Rishikesh. The complete journey from New Delhi to Gobindghat takes almost 20hours, and then begins the most laborious part of the journey through the mountainous path. It has been observed that 50% of the pilgrims who visit the holy place are attacked by Mountain Sickness. Then there are many aged and physically weak pilgrims unable to reach the destination on time or come down to Gobindghat in utter desperations.

The problem of tedious journey is now avoided with the introduction of helicopter services. The most famous charter air service providers in India have been serving pilgrims to Hemkund Sahib by plying helicopter services to and from Gobindghat to Gangria which takes nearly 5 minutes only. Pilgrims now reach Hemkund sahib by Helicopter smoothly.

Features of the service:

These companies are managed by highly efficient people who know how to satisfy the customers going to pilgrimage:

Every charter helicopter service to Hemkund Sahib is accompanied by a pilot and assistant who takes full care of the passengers inside.

The guides also show different exotic views from the helicopter which is not possible while trekking up to the place.

The entire cost of the plying to and fro is very rational; pilgrims never feel that they are over paying for this extremely high standard service.

Visiting Hemkund Sahib by Helicopter with any of these charter helicopter service companies is undoubtedly a life time experience for the pilgrims which they cherish long after coming back from the holy place.

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Author: Hans Kumar

Hans Kumar

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