Helicopter service from Rishikesh (16th March, 2016) : Uttarakhand state is now starting helicopter services for Char Dham yatra. This is for the first time in tourism history of Uttarakhand that the helicopter services shall be in operation from Rishikesh this summer. The helipad is located at Ved Niketan ghat, Rishikesh, wherefrom the service shall be in operation. The GMVN, in association with three companies have signed an agreement for this service. This helicopter service shall be 10% less than that from Dehradun.
This helicopter service has been provided to add more facilities and options in Char Dham yatra. The helicopter service shall start from 11th May, 2016 from Ved niketan ghat, Rishikesh. The bookings shall start after Hoil festival. The bookings shall be done through different agencies and GMVN guest houses. The helicopter services shall benefit the old aged pilgrims. This additional feature shall add to the tourism growth in Uttarakhand. Now, the tourists who do not want the road journey can avail this service.
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