With the COVID-19 situation curbed, tourism is slowly progressing back to normal in India. The same is also said for Kedarnath Yatra, which includes a temple that remains one of the holiest shrines for the Hindus.
The pious place is located at an elevation of 12000 feet in Rudra Himalaya Range, Uttarakhand, India. There are two ways to go about the “Darshan”- either a trek of 18 km or a more comfortable helicopter ride. Both the routes are popular, having perks of their own.
A new guideline has stated that travelers weighing over 80 kgs will have to pay Rs 150 per kg as an extra charge.
And those who weigh more than 120 kg will have to pay twice the fare. Baggage of up to 2kg is allowed to be taken on the flight.
The travelers can board helicopters from several locations such as Phata, Sersi, Sitapur, Guptkashi, Dehradun, and Delhi. The services are provided by a host of helicopter companies such as Pawan Hans, Pinnacle Air, Heritage Aviation, and more. The companies offer the option of both, a one-way trip or a complete package. A round trip that includes going and coming back is priced at Rs6500-8000 per person, and is subject to changes according to the demand and footfall. A one way trip is charged at Rs 3000-3500.