Phata is a small village located in route to Kedarnath, Uttarakhand. A strategically and commercially situated on the Gopeshwar- Gaurikund road, Phata is famous for having a helipad used by pilgrims visiting Kedarnath Dham.
|Phata - Kedarnath Yatra
Phata is situated at 32 km from Kedarnath and has an open ground used as helipad. Many pilgrims stop at Phata for night stay or refreshments while visiting Kedarnath. Pilgrims unable to trek to Kedarnath use Phata for darshan Kedarnath ji by helicopter. From Phata, there will be 8 minutes journey to Kedarnath Dham in a chopper. Pawan Hans, Pinnacle Air and other air companies provides 5-7 seater charter helicopter service to Shri Kedarnath Ji. Pilgrims can also book online tickets in advance. Helicopter facilities are also available from Augustmuni but from Phata, helicopter flying time is reduced by 20 minutes.
Nearest airport for Phata is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (211 kms).
Nearest railway station to reach Phata is at Dehradun (235 kms) or Rishikesh railway station (194 kms).
Phata is well connected by road and located at 40 kms from Augustmuni & 18 kms from Rudraprayag. Gaurikund is at only 18 km from Phata. One can hire taxi or take sharing jeep or bus from Rudraprayag