Udupi: Nestled between the Western Ghats and Arabian Sea, Udupi can look spectacular from the air. Come Tuesday and tourists to the city will be able to enjoy its natural beauty from a helicopter. Heli -tourism has only been talked about in coastal Karnataka for about a decade. But now Udupi deputy commissioner R Vishal has decided to give it shape, convinced it will bring more tourists to the picturesque district.The administration has roped in Chipsan Aviation to provide the helicopter which will fly six people at a time for10 minutes over Udupi city, giving them an aerial view of the green landscape abutting the sea . Bookings have already started for the joy ride which will take off from the Adi Udupi helipad. While it will cost Rs 3,000 per head, students get a concession fare of Rs 2,600.
Helicopter tourism launched in Udupi Tourism in Udupi district, dotted with pristine beaches and pilgrim centres, is all set to get a major push with the launch of the helicopter tourism facility at Adi Udupi helipad on Monday. The service, currently available for two weeks, could get extended if it becomes a hit. Tourists, VVIPs or businessmen wanting to visit Udupi or Kollur can hop into the chopper from Mangaluru and reach the pilgrim centres.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Grz5vOH0ws
It was August 11 2018, Saturday, and we just had some joyrides
On November 20 a chopper, Bell 407, lifted into the blue Kochi sky carrying six passengers of cruise liner MV Azamara Quest.
With the beginning of this year’s cruise season on Monday, the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) also began country’s first port