Helicopter boost to Udupi tourism
February 16 (TravelAndy): A helicopter service has been started yesterday to promote tourism in the pilgrimage sites of Karnataka’s Udupi, The Hindu said.
Initially, the service, launched in Udupi’s Adi Udupi helipad, will continue for two weeks. Depending on its popularity, the service might be extended.
Visitors can now board a helicopter from Mangaluru and reach the pilgrim destinations in Udupi or Kollur.
Other tourist spots in Udupi included under this service are Murudeshwar and Gokarna.
The helicopters can carry six passengers excluding the pilot.
Additionally, a 10-minute joyride has also been introduced, which will allow tourists to board the helicopters and enjoy the panoramic view of Udupi, Manipal and the pristine Maple beach.
The joyride around Udupi, Manipal and Maple will cost INR3,000 per head. Students are eligible to get a concession of INR400.
For more details about the service and to book a ride, tourists can call up the helicopter helpline at 9742507270, 9388199101 and 9611520008.