Char Dham Yatra 2021
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Phata

Phata is a small village located on the Gopeshwar – Gaurikund Road in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand state of India. Phata is at an altitude of 1500 mts and famous for its helipad, which is used by many pilgrims visiting Kedarnath Temple. Some pilgrims stop here to take a break during their journey because it is an ideal destination to get refreshments and overnight stay.

It is also a center point for many famous destinations so travelers or tourists who can enjoy or witness the culture of Uttarakhand, they can visit various popular destination connected to this place.

This place is famous for having an open ground that is being used as a helipad by the helicopter service provider companies. This open ground is located at a distance of 32 km from the main temple of Kedarnath.

Places To Visit In Phata

  • Augustmuni: Augustmuni is a small town in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand in India. It is situated on the Mandakini river and is 18 km. from Rudraprayag.
  • Chopta:- This place is popularly known as Mini Switzerland’ in Uttaranchal and Northern India. Chopta is rich in varied flora and fauna. Chopta is situated amidst a thick forest of pine, deodar, and rhododendrons
  • Tungnath:- It is the highest temple of Hindu Lord Shiva. It is one of the five temples which comes under the Panch Kedar circuit.
  • Kedarnath: It is one of the most popular temples in Uttarakhand. It comes under the Chota Chardham circuit. Pilgrims have to trek 16 km to visit this holy temple.
  • Chandrashila Trek: Chandrashila trek is started from Chopta. This trek offers you a beautiful view of some snow-covered mountains.
  • Dugalbitta: Dugal Bitta means the space of location between the two mountains. It is a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and it is a natural treasure itself.
  • Gaurikund Temple: This is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Parvati who is the wife of the Hindu Lord Shiva. In this temple, pilgrims offer their prayers. Pilgrims on their way or yatra to Kedarnath Temple makes it a point to stop here to visit this holy religious temple.
  • Gauri Kund:This Kund is also known as Gauri Lake, the Lake of Compassion, or Parvati Sarovar, Hindu people consider this lake as a sacred lake and believes that this is the lake where Goddess Parvati had breathed life into Lord Ganesha.
  • Sitapur: Sitapur is located just 7 km from Gaurikund and 26 km from Guptkashi on-road towards Kedarnath. Sitapur can be a good place to halt during heavy seasons for Char Dham Yatra.
  • Sonprayag: It is situated on the confluence of two sacred rivers which are the Mandakini and Vasuki rivers. This place is located on the route of Kedarnath Temple.
  • Guptkashi: It is famous for the ancient Vishwanath Temple dedicated to the god Shiva similar to the one in Varanasi (Kashi). Its religious importance is considered next to that of Varanasi, believed to be the most pious of all Hindu pilgrimage places.
  • Ukhimath:- Ukhimath is a pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand, at an elevation of 1311 metres and at a distance of 41 km from Rudraprayag. It is the home or winter seat of the idol of Kedarnath Temple and Madhyamaheshwar.
  • Chamoli:Chamoli is the largest districts in Uttarakhand and a town located on Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway. It is situated at a height of 1300 m above sea level. The land of Chamoli is said to be a favorite of Lord Shiva.
  • Gopeshwar:- Gopeshwar is a township and the headquarters of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state of India. It is situated at an altitude of 1550 m above sea level.

Helicopter services to Kedarnath Shrine from Phata

Phata helipad is located beyond Augustmuni and is also linked by a good motorable road on the way to Kedarnath. Devotees would get one hour thirty minutes at Kedarnath for darshan. By providing the facility of helicopter services from Phata, the flying time has been reduced to 20 minutes for a round trip (Phata – Kedarnath – Phata).

Phata During Char Dham Yatra

Phata is a nice place to visit during Char Dham Yatra tour package. Phata is around 50 km from Augustmuni en route to Kedarnath and 18 km before of Gaurikund. The distance from Gaurikund to Kedarnath is 14 km. By providing the facility of helicopter services from Phata, the flying time has been reduced to 20 minutes for a round trip (Phata – Kedarnath – Phata).

It is very well connected by Highway facility too. Many pilgrims visiting Kedarnath by Helicopter, continues their road journey to Badrinath.

Car Rental For Char Dham Yatra

Car rental service for Char Dham Yatra or for individual Char Dham Temples (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri), Here you will find all types of the latest information about Cabs/Taxi Rental Services with rates from your city. We have some of the best car rental operators offering the quality & efficient Car Hire service for pilgrimage tours in Uttarakhand.

Char Dham Distance Chart From Phata

  Distance Time Route
Badrinath 196 kms 8 hrs Phata -> Guptkashi -> Ukhimath -> Chamoli -> Pipalkoti -> Joshimath -> Govindghat -> Pandukeshwar -> Hanuman Chatti -> Badrinath
Kedarnath 35 Kms 3 hrs Phata -> Sitapur -> Sonprayag -> Gaurikund -> Kedarnath
Gangotri 323 kms 11 hrs Phata -> Guptkashi -> Ukhimath -> Augustmuni -> Rudraprayag -> Srinagar -> Naughar -> Uttarkashi -> Gangotri
Yamunotri 315 kms 12 hrs Phata -> Guptkashi -> Ukhimath -> Augastmuni -> Rudraprayag -> Srinagar -> Chinyalisaur -> Dharasu Band -> Barkot -> Jankichatti -> Yamunotri

Top 5 Places To Stay In Phata

There are few options for accommodation in Phata during Char Dham Yatra. Following is the list of hotels, resorts, guest houses in Phata.

1) Pareshwari Tourist Lodge
This lodge offers the best lodginf facility in the small village Phata of the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. The helipad is very close to this lodge which makes this lodge the best place to stay in order to catch the helicopter.
Address:- Kedarnath Rd, Phata, Rudraprayag.

2) Hotel Bharat
It is one of the most popular hotels in Phata Uttarakhand. It is a deluxe hotel which offer the best services to its guests. One of the best hotel where pilgrims of Chardham yatra can stay.
Address:- Phata Village, Rudraprayag District,

3) GMVN Phata Toruist Rest House
This rest house provides confortable stay with the all essential facilities. It is popular for providing helicopter services to Kedarnath Temple.
Address:- Phata, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand.

4) Kedar Camp Resorts
This resort is located at a calm place which is surrounded by greenery where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful view of Himalayn peaks.
Address:– Village Rudrapur, Guptakashi, Kedarnath, Uttarakhand.

5) Hotel Paradise
It is the best hotel for the night halt for the pilgrims who are visiting Kedarnath temple. This hotel offers their guests confortable stay with all the essential amenties.
Address:- Near Helipad, Kedarnath Rd, Phata, Rudraprayag,

How To Reach Phata

Phata well connected by motorable roads but the place does not have any airports and railway stations. You can easily travel here by using public transport as well as by driving your own vehicle.

Route 1:- Delhi – Phata via Dehradun

By Road:– Phata is well connected by motorable roads from Delhi. There are many regular buses available for traveling to Phata from Delhi via Dehradun. You can also drive your car to travel Phata.

Phata does not have any railway station & its own airport. Tourists can reach Dehradun via train or air then hire taxi, cab or local bus to reach Phata. It will take approximately 8 hours to reach Phata.

Route 2:- Delhi – Phata via Haridwar

By Road:– Phata is well connected by motorable roads from Delhi. There are many regular buses available for travelling to Phata from Delhi via Haridwar. You can also drive your car to travel Phata.

Phata does not have any railway station & its own airport. Tourists can reach Haridwar via train then hire taxi, cab or local bus to reach Phata. It will take approximately 7 hours to reach Phata.

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Ashish

I wand book mt ticket phata to Kedarnath 2 may 2019

Ash ok khandelwal
Reply to  Ashish

Need to book ticket for 4 from pata to kedar nath 20 september

Lalit Srivastava

Main pata se Kedarnath helicopter ticket book karna chahta hoon hum log usi din wapas jayenge main 4 ticket book karna chahta hoon kripya mujhe suggest kijiye

Vinay

Use the below website for booking.
https://heliservices.uk.gov.in/Home.aspx

ekta

how do we book tickets from gaurikund / Guptkashi ?

Aparna

How do I book tickets from phata to kedarnath same day return in September

Prateeksha

ho much time doeso Badrinath it take yo reach Badrinath from phata by road?…do the passenger need to walk after the drop point?…
From where can I book the car from Phata to Badrinath

Sacred Yatra
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Reply to  Prateeksha

Hi Prateeksha, Its around 200 kms from Phata to Badrinath via Chopta, so hardly 5-6 hours travel time. Badrinath Temple is just at few steps from the drop point. You can book car/ taxi from Phata/ Guptkashi OR you can hire a cab right from start of your yatra from Haridwar. For complete package details fill your details at http://www.sacredyatra.com/book-now

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Latest Char Dham Update : 16 September 2021
Uttarakhand High Court lifted the ban on Chardham Yatra.
This Year only fully vaccinated people carrying covid negative report will be allowed to visit Char Dham (i.e. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri).
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