How To Reach Gangotri?

How To Reach Gangotri?



Gangotri is located amid the majestic Himalayas within the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is accessible from all the major towns and cities of the country. The River Bhagirathi results from the Gangotri glacier and eventually transforms into River Ganga in Rishikesh when it joins the Alaknanda River. The closest airport to Gangotri is Dehradun Airport, and the nearest railhead is Dehradun railway station.


The state and private buses regularly travel from Gangotri to Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. 

Gangotri by Air


The closest airport to Gangotri can be found at Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun, located at a distance of 260 km. It is a domestic airstrip linked with Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow, and Thiruvananthapuram with connecting and direct flights. If you're looking for an international airport, the closest airport is New Delhi, which is well connected to the entire world. You can take taxis to Jolly Grant airport to reach Gangotri or get a bus ticket from the Dehradun ISBT.


However, the best way to reach Gangotri is by chartering a helicopter. You can avail of these services from Dehradun Helipad (Shahastradhara) to reach Gangotri. Here is a list of leading cities connected to Dehradun and their respective distances:


Travel by FlightTravel TimeAir DistanceDeparture Airport
Delhi to Dehradun50 minutes202 kmIndira Gandhi International Airport
Mumbai to Dehradun2 hours 10 minutes1349 kmChhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Ahmedabad to Dehradun2 hours 30 minutes962 kmSardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport
Bangalore to Dehradun4 hours 50 minutes1924 kmKempegowda International Airport
Pune to Dehradun6 hours 10 minutes1374 kmPune International Airport
Kolkata to Dehradun4 hours 30 minutes291 kmNetaji Subhash Chandra International Airport
Chandigarh to Dehradun4 hours 35 minutes129 kmChandigarh Airport


Why is Gangotri Yatra by helicopter best?


If you are looking for a hassle-free way of Gangotri Dharshan or Chardham Yatra, you must opt to travel via Helicopter. The helicopter departs from Sahastradhara airport in Dehradun towards the Harshil – a scenic hill town near Gangotri. It takes 1-2 hours to cover a distance of 25 km to reach Gangotri Dham, which Blueheight Aviation duly arranges.


Gangotri Yatra By Helicopter is best for people looking for quick darshan or who are physically incapable of undertaking the long road routes.


Services like Do Dham Yatra and Char Dham Yatra By Helicopter are top-rated among the devotees as a quick tour to all these dhams.

Why Consider Blueheight Aviation?


Blueheight aviation is a premier Aviation company with over 10 years of industry experience. We have catered successfully 10000+ clients to deliver an impeccable yatra experience. We offer the most competitive rates and high-quality services to help you to create ever-lasting memories.


Inclusions of 1-day Gangotri Yatra By Helicopter


  • Exciting Helicopter Ride
  • Comfortable Stays
  • 24/7 assistance by Blueheight representative
  • VIP Darshan experience
  • Scrumptious meal
  • Inclusive of parking fees, fuel charges, driver allowance and other prevailing taxes



  • Entry fees to the temples and other monuments
  • Personal expenses like tipping and meals other than arranged by the company
  • Domestic and international flight tickets

Gangotri Tour by Helicopter

Tour Itinerary – 1 Day 


  1. Reach Dehradun (Sahastradhara Helipad) at 7 AM to board the chopper/helicopter.
  2. In one hour, you will reach the Harshil. Our representative will assist you with a convenient transfer.
  3. We arrange the cab for a smooth transfer to the temple that takes 30- 60 minutes to reach.
  4. You can perform the darshan rituals within 3 years, and then you will come back to harshil.
  5. You will return to Dehradun in 1 hour with cherished memories of Gangotri Dham.

Terms and Conditions of Chartering Helicopter


  • A maximum of 4 people can be accommodated in a single helicopter.
  • It would help if you did not carry more than 300kgs of luggage. It is best only to take the essential items.
  • Any person whose flight service is deemed questionable or whose luggage is heavier than the helicopter's prescribed luggage may be refused. It will happen on the spot without prior notice.
  • A small bag containing essentials should not exceed 2kgs is required for passengers. You will be denied entry to the helicopter if you don't meet these weight requirements.
  • It is essential to confirm your booking before you travel. Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • The policies of the helicopter company, which tend to be as follows, determine how the cancellation policy is implemented.

30% off for 30 days or more

15% to 30% off the total package price

No refund within 15 days

Notice - No refunds will ever be given in the event of road blockages or other naturally occurring obstructions.

Frequently Asked Questions


Does Car Go to Gangotri?

Yes, the roads to Gangotri are accessible and well-maintained. You can reach Gangotri Dham by car.

Do We Need to Trek to reach Gangotri?

On the rough terrain of Gangotri, you need to trek, or you may opt for ponies. However, most places in Gangotri are well-connected and accessible by road transport. The Gantori stretch is spanned across 18 km and passes via Gangotri National Park.

How Do I Plan a Trip to Gangotri?

The trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh spans 17km around the Bhagirathi river. The exceptional escapades of the valley views deliver an unforgettable experience.

What is the Best Time to Visit Gangotri?

The Gangotri experience harsh weather during winters, so the best time to visit Gangotri is from April to October.

How Far is Gomukh from Gangotri?

The distance between Gangotri and Gomukh is around 17-18 km. Referred to as the snout of Gangotri Glacier, it lies in the foothills of Bhagirathi at the height of 4255m.

Can We Stay in Gangotri?

Yes, the presence of a large number of hotels and other accommodations facilitate the devotees with a pleasant stay. During peak season, you must make a booking to ensure hassle-free accommodation in Gangotri.



Frequently Asked Questions

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