Uttarakhand News

25 Apr 2024
Chardham Yatra witnesses record-breaking registration of 15 Lakh participants in 10 Days

The Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand is set to commence on May 10, and even before its initiation, a record-breaking number of devotees have registered. According to the tourism department report, 494,129 registrations have been recorded for Kedarnath, 414,260 for Badrinath, 265,110 for Gangotri, 243,982 for Yamunotri, and 21,804 for Hemkund Sahib.

02 Apr 2024
Adi Kailash Yatra by Helicopter Started from 01 April 2024

Helicopter Service to Adi Kailash has been started from Naini Saini Airport for same day Adi Kailash and Om Parvat darshan tour.

Adi Kailash Yatra by Helicopter Started - News
06 Mar 2024
Flights from Dehradun to Ayodhya, Varanasi, and Amritsar starts from 6 March 2024

3 Night flights has started from Dehradun Airport to Ayodhya, Amritsar and Varanasi on 6 March. Details and timings of flights is given below.

Dehradun to Ayodhya Flight
On the inaugural day on Wednesday, a flight will take off from Dehradun at 9.40 am and reach Ayodhya at 11.30 am. The flight from Ayodhya will take off at 12.15 pm and reach the Uttarakhand capital at 1.55 pm.

Dehradun to Amritsar Flight
The Dehradun-Amritsar flight will take off from Amritsar at 12.00 pm and reach Dehradun at 1.10 pm. The flight to Amritsar will take off from Dehradun at 1.35 pm and reach the Punjab city at 2.45 pm.

Dehradun to Varanasi Flight
The flight from Dehradun to Varanasi will take off from the Uttarakhand capital at 9.50 am and reach Pantnagar at 10.35 am. The flight from Pantnagar will take off at 11.15 am and land in Varanasi at 1.00 pm. The return flight from Varanasi will take off at 1.40 pm and reach Pantnagar at 3.25 pm. It will begin its journey to Dehradun from Pantnagar at 3.50 pm and arrive at 4.35 pm.

02 Mar 2024
Snowfall Update - Snowfall in Chardham, Harsil on 02 Mar 2024

Around 6 inch snowfall recorded in Harsil on 02 Mar 2024. There has been snowfall in Harsil along with Char Dham in Uttarakhand and other high altitude. Though the Badrinath temple is closed for winters, the opening date of Badrinath has been announced.

22 Feb 2024
Helicopter Services from Haldwani to Pithoragarh, Munsiyari & Champawat Started on 22 Feb 2024

Under the UDAAN Scheme, Uttarakhand Government has started Helicopter Services from Haldwani to Pithoragarh, Munsiyari & Champawat from 22 Feb 2024. Heli Services from Haldwani will be available from Gaulapar Helipad to Pithoragarh, Munsiyari & Champawat.

A seven seater helicopter will operated by Air Heritage fly 2 times a day from Haldwani to each destination. The ticket price for helicopter service from Haldwani will be INR 2500 per person for Champawat, INR 3000 for Pithoragarh and INR 3500 for Munsiyari. 

Helicopter Services between Haldwani and Pithoragarh, Munsiyari & Champawat
22 Feb 2024
Hemkund Sahib Opening & Closing Date for 2024

Hemkund Sahib Opening and Closing Dates has been annouced for 2024. Hemkund Sahib will open on 25 May 2024 and closed on 10 Oct 2024.

Hemkund Sahib Opening and Closing Dates 2024 - Press Release
20 Feb 2024
Uttarakhand Snowfall Update 20 Feb 2024

Snowfall was reported on Monday in regions such as Kedarnath Dham, including Madmaheshwar, Tungnath, Chandrashila, etc. Additionally, light snowfall was observed in tourist spots like Chopta, Dugalbitta and in Deoriatal. 

The phenomenon extended to Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham, Harshil Valley, and other high-altitude areas of Uttarkashi. Despite the snowfall, road movements remained unaffected at present.

20 Feb 2024
Yellow Alert for 21 Feb!

There is a chance of light snowfall in elevated areas of the state, surpassing an altitude of 2500 meters. According to the weather forecast released by the Centre, a yellow alert has been issued for adverse weather conditions in Dehradun, including Tehri, Pauri, Champawat, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, and Haridwar districts tomorrow, i.e., on 21 February 2024.

30 Jan 2024
Flights Between Dehradun and Pithoragarh Started on 30 Jan 2024

Daily commercial flights from Pithoragarh finally took off from 30 Jan 2024 with 18 seater plane operated by Flybig, flying from Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun to land at Naini Saini Aiport in Pithoragarh.

Direct flight cost between Dehradun and Pithoragarh : Approx. INR 4198/- to 6300/- (one sided) For Adults. Flight is operational only on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

FlightCost Per PersonDeparture TimeArrival Time
Dehradun to PithoragarhINR 4198/-10:30 am11:45 am
Pithoragarh to DehradunINR 4198/-12:15 pm1:30 pm
25 Nov 2023
In 2023, Badrinath achieved an unprecedented milestone with the highest-ever recorded pilgrim footfall

In 2023, Badrinath witnessed its highest-ever pilgrim footfall, with a record-breaking 18.4 lakh devotees making their way to Badrinath Dham. During the last six months of the yatra season, the Badri Kedar Temple Committee generated a revenue of Rs 70 crore. This surge in pilgrim numbers marks the highest recorded footfall to date.

09 Nov 2023
President Draupadi Murmu visits Badrinath Dham

On Wednesday, President Draupadi Murmu made a visit to the Badrinath shrine, marking the second day of her three-day trip to Uttarakhand.

Welcomed at the Army helipad in Badrinath, the president was greeted by Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (retd), Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, and other senior government officials. Engaging in prayers for approximately 25 minutes, she conducted a pooja ritual within the temple premises, as reported by district officials.

27 Oct 2023
Badrinath, Kedarnath temples will close at 4 pm on October 28 due to lunar eclipse

All temples governed by the Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee, including the Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines, will observe closure at 4 pm on Saturday due to the lunar eclipse.

The Badrinath and Kedarnath temples are scheduled to reopen during the brahma muhurta after the morning purification puja on Sunday.

Other affiliated shrines affected by the closure include the Shri Narasingh Temple in Joshimath, Second Kedar Madmaheshwar, Third Kedar Tungnath, Shri Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath, and Yoga Badri.

12 Oct 2023
Mukesh Ambani visits Badrinath Temple with Family

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, visited Uttarakhand with his family and participated in prayers at the Badrinath Dham. In addition to his visit, Mukesh Ambani made a generous donation of Rs 5 crore to the Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC). Check more details.

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