New helicopter tours offer bird’s eye view of Mumbai14 January 2016
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) launches new aerial sightseeing tours, Mumbai (Helicopter tours)
Visitors to Mumbai will now be able to get a bird’s eye view of the city, following the launch of new helicopter tours.
The new Heli-Tours were launched this week by Pawan Hans Ltd, and are being supported by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). The helicopters will take off from Juhu Aerodrome every day for a 10-minute ride over the city.
And following the launch of the Mumbai tours, the company plans to expand its offerings to include rides over Elephanta Island, the Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves and Shirdi.
“Heli-Tourism in Maharashtra opens up a world of new possibilities for travellers and sightseers. With the basic idea of providing more to tourists, we are looking to boost potential tourism in the state. We are optimistic that this new initiative will be well received and see tremendous demand in the days to come,” said Shri Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, managing director of MTDC.
Rides cost INR3,200 (US$50) per passenger, with a minimum of four passengers per flight. Bookings can be made at all MTDC offices.
(The tours will be operated by Pawan Hans)