Situated on the Banks of the Tehri lake, Bharkot Airport a.k.a. Chinyalisaur Airport currently serves the Indian Air Force. The Airstrip is also known as Maa Ganga Airstrip and it is known to be one of the most beautiful Airports due to the surrounding lush green forest and the gorgeous and calm Tehri Lake. The airport was constructed to manage the pilgrim and tourist traffic and to ease the transport around the area. Since the Air Charter companies did not use the facility, the Airstrip lays Idle most of the time. Bharkot Airport lies on the way to Gangotri and Yamunotri of Uttarakhand.
Located on the Badrinath Highway of the Chamoli District, Uttarakhand, Gauchar Airport has a stunning airstrip. It played a very important role during the rescue of pilgrims from the Kedarnath Floods in 2013. Gauchar Airport was constructed on the flat land that was once owned by the Panwar Kings and was donated to the Badrinath Shrine. Gauchar got its name in the 1920s when Lady Willingdon who was the wife of the then viceroy of India visited the place. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru also visited Badrinath by landing here with his sister Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit in 1938. Gauchar airport is fully operational under the Indian Army but it is not open for common flights. There are Helicopter services for the Char Dham Tours which use the airport along with the Indian Army.
There are not many airports in Uttarakhand. However, to manage the inflow of tourists, the government is planning to develop the airstrips of Pithoragarh, Chinyalisaur and Gauchar into fully operational airports.
Located in the beautiful city of Pithoragarh of the Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand, the Naini Saini Airport sits in the laps of mesmerising Naini Saini Hill region and has the Defence Agriculture Research Laboratory on the other side of the airstrip. Constructed in 1991 for Administrative use, Naini Saini Airport is yet to start daily commercial flights as the airport is located in the upper Himalayan Region. 22 seater Daily commercial flights are said to start some time soon. Since the Kumaon region holds a plethora of vivid natural sceneries, there have been improvement and maintenance works running in the area to promote tourism. There was an International Paragliding event that has boosted the Adventure sport in the region.