The very thought of riding a helicopter is in itself enthralling! So here’s how you can explore your favourite destinations on a chopper.
If Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic helicopter entry in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham floored you, or you looked with dreamy eyes how Aamir took Preity Zinta on a date in a helicopter in Dil Chahta Hai, here’s your chance to live your life the Bollywood style. Helicopter rides that let you get up close and personal with the sky amid the clouds and give a bird’s view of the topography with the blades twirling in the background are available in several India touristy destinations.
Here are Indian destinations that you can add to your bucket list for an exhilarating experience of a helicopter ride.
Goa, the city of sun-kissed beaches, salty air and hippy life also is the base for Pawan Hans, the largest helicopter operator in India. The rides take place in a state-of-the-art chopper which can carry up to 5 passengers at a time. The adventure begins at Cansaulim, and the chopper hovers on the pristine beaches of Goa.
Helicopter rides are arranged by the Sikkim tourism from Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok and back. The chopper takes you over the snow-clad peaks, the frozen Tsomgo lake, of the Kanchenjunga range and monastery with prayer flags fluttering with the warm smiles of the monks.
Mewar Helicopter Services run a maximum of 5 seater helicopters. This helicopter joyride over the city of lakes and palaces will enthral you with its quaint old-world charm. Royal Havelis, the tranquil lake at heart, all enclosed by the Aravalis is a majestic scene in itself. The chopper hovers over Sajjan Garh Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, white Lake Palace and the City Palace.
If you want to enjoy the panoramic view of the Bandra-Worli Sea link, Queen’s necklace at the marine drive and the massive Arabian sea, take aerial joy rides arranged by Pawan Hans and other aviation companies. These choppers are also organized for pre-wedding shoots, romantic proposals etc.
Snuggled among the Eastern ghats towards the Bay of Bengal, Vishakapatnam will awe you with its clandestine beaches and its rich culture. Helicopter rides offered by Heli tours India let you explore Rushikonda, Kambalakonda, Simhachalam, Arakku valley.
The Do Dham Yatra is a helicopter ride covering the shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath of Uttrakhand. After the spiritual visits, the helicopter brings you back to Dehradun helipad.
Aerial view of these popular tourist cities will let you explore them from a new light.