All religious places are now open and so is one of the most prominent pilgrimage sites, Kedarnath. The helicopter services are now again in start after a long gap due to COVID-19 pandemic. The services began on Friday, and a total of 890 people used the service on the very first day. As per the Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA), as many as 2500 pilgrims have already made bookings for the services.
Also, for now, the helicopter service to the place is by seven aviation companies. As per Ashish Kumar Chauhan, the CEO of UCADA, “Those who come on helicopters do not stay in the temple area and hence, are exempted from the daily limit. We expect a maximum of 400 people to avail the helicopter service for Char Dham every day.”
So, one can take a chopper ride two way between Guptkashi to Kedarnath for INR 7750 INR; between Phata for INR 4680, and between Govindghat for INR 5950. One way rides are not available.
Talking about the temple, the Kedarnath Temple, located high in the Garhwal Himalayan range. It is a dedication to Lord Shiva and is open from April to November each year.
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