Sight From The Flight: Best Heli Rides To Enjoy In India

What could possibly beat the inimitable thrill of admiring glorious views of beautiful landscapes from above? Indeed, they take your experience of a new destination to a whole new level, and quite literally too! Tighten your seat belts and make memories for a lifetime as we take you through some of the most incredible helicopter rides in India that you should not miss.

Udaipur

Nestled between the glorious Aravali ranges with a spattering of lakes across it, Udaipur is a beautiful dream-like city which looks even more gorgeous up from above. The hills, the lakes, the picture-perfect palaces and the omnipresent romantic air in the city make for a beautiful heli ride experience that you will cherish for a lifetime. It is also worth exploring the best restaurants in Udaipur like Charcoal, Raas Leela and Upre to enjoy authentic North Indian cuisine with awe-inspiring views of the city in the backdrop.

 The Udaipur heli ride is operated by Mewar Helicopter Services with its boarding point in the city’s Helipad Base. The Mewar Helicopter Services offer several package options to choose from, such as Air Adventure Tour, Udaipur Lake Tour, Scenic Aravali Tour and Scenic Udaipur Tour.

Goa

We all love Goa for its sun-kissed beaches, alluring church architectures and the amazing night life. But how many of us have seen it with an aerial view, gliding over its vast expanse of sandy beaches, trees and water to rejuvenate the city-weary eyes. A heli ride over Goa will give you an unequalled view of the forts, old lanes, beaches, temples, churches, spice plantations, wildlife and a lot of history to catch up to. The Goa Tourism Development Cooperation (GTDC) operates helicopter rides in Goa in association with Pawan Hans from the helipad at Park Hyatt Hotel.

Sikkim

The north-eastern nook of India exudes an unparalleled charm because of its unique terrain and climate. While it is not possible to reach every location on road, especially during the monsoon and winters, a heli ride is an ideal alternative to admire the snow-capped mountains and the flowery valleys in Sikkim. Sikkim Tourism’s heli service from the Gangtok Helipad offers stunning aerial views of Gangtok, the Kanchendzonga Mountain and the Tsomgo Lake area depending on the package you choose.

Vishakhapatnam

A port city on the eastern coast of India, Vishakhapatnam is also known for its beaches and hill towns. The Vishakhapatnam Helicopter Charter Services has a fleet of helicopters offering different types of rides ranging from a short ride to Kailasagiri, or a longer one to the spectacular Arakku Valley. Their rides also take you through the RK Beach, Simhachalam, Kambalakonda, Rushikonda and Ramanaidu Studios. So, hop on for an experience of a lifetime. The boarding point is at VUDA Park.

Jaipur

Viewing ‘The Pink City’ all adorned in its imposing forts, grand palaces and the many parks, bazaars and temples is an experience in itself. Heritage on Air offers varying packages which can be customised on the basis of your individual preferences. They also organize group tours, and there is high emphasis on safety, security and comfort. Boarding point is near the Shiv Vilas Resort on Delhi-Jaipur Highway. When you’re in Jaipur, do visit the other beautiful city of Rajasthan that is Udaipur. For accommodation, you may go for the splendid Udaipur Resort of The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur on Fateh Sagar Lake.

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