Wouldn’t it be amazing, to fly in a helicopter, taking in the bird-eye view of all our surroundings while sailing in a sea of clouds? We know flying in an aeroplane is exciting, but a helicopter ride is simply out of the world experience. Its compact, its cosy and you can even choose to go for private helicopter rides in India with your loved one for some alone time together in the skies. It truly is a one of a kind experience! And what makes this experience ever more memorable are the beautiful views that are waiting for you.

India is a vast nation with beautiful locations and diverse geographical terrains scattered throughout the country. Be it mountains, desert, forests, or the confluence of ocean and the mountains in the south, and let’s not forget the many rivers flowing across all these landforms, India offers many amazing sights for the travellers to marvel upon. And what better way to admire these sights other than opting for a sky high view?

So,  we are about to share with you our top picks for helicopter rides in India that will make your trip all the more memorable.

Goa

Pawan Hans helicopters in Goa
Pawan Hans Helicopter in Goa
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Its Goa

Our very own party capital can not only be explored around on the iconic scooters and bicycles or cars it can be marvelled upon through a helicopter too! When planning your Goa tour package, you usually think of including the beaches, the sea breeze, the happening night life, the water sports and all the usual stuff. It is worth knowing that Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has partnered with Pawan Hans to provide you with the birds’ eye view of this beautiful tropical paradise. The helicopter ride begins from Park Hyatt Resort and Spa and provides breath taking views of Southern Goa along with the beaches of Arrosim, Majorda, Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim and Varca, along with nearby quaint little villages and fields that will make you fall more in love with the state.
Contact –Pawan Hans official website
Duration – You can select to tour your choice of locations on a 25 to 30 minutes ride. There are different Helicopter tour rides to suit all budget types.
Cost – Varies from INR 15,000 – 30,000 per person depending upon the locations.

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Sikkim

Helicopter Rides in Sikkim
Helicopter Rides in Sikkim

Lovingly called the Paradise of the Botanists; Sikkim is a jewel in the mountains of the North-East. Breath-taking natural beauty with ample of Tibetan influence on the local culture is what we expect to find in this kingdom in the mountains. Surely, visiting on ground and becoming a part of the nature is something we would always want to do while booking our Sikkim tour packages but, imagine observing the marvels of nature – the mountains, the forests, the waterfalls, the streams and the rivers from the sky through one of the most beautiful helicopter rides in India! Exciting, isn’t it? Also, the helicopter joyrides are not limited to Gangtok, but to various tourist destinations and pilgrimage centres like Kanchenjunga, Pelling, Gangtok Ridge, Tsogmo Lake, Rumtek Monastery etc. in Sikkim. Note that, apart from joyrides, there are passenger services too between Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok and Medical services as well. Sikkim indeed is a state to be toured in a helicopter.
Contact – Sikkim Tourism Official Website
Duration – Depending upon the ride selected, it varies from 15 minutes to 1 hour 1 minute.
Cost – Starts from INR 2,500 per person to INR 9,500 for a charter flight.

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Mumbai

Fleet of Pawan Hans helicopters
Fleet of Pawan Hans Helicopters
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Mumbai, the City of Dreams for millions of Indians is decked with beaches, skyscrapers, wholesome tourist places and even a magnificent sea link. It is on the bucket list of many travellers, not only from India but from all over the world. You can always enjoy the city on foot or local trains and other modes of public transport but you simply cannot match the view from one of the most adventurous helicopter rides in India. And guess what, there are not one but many transport companies including Pawan Hans that provide helicopter joy rides to look at this city from the skies! Looking at the Queen’s Necklace at Marine Drive, Sea Link, the beaches and the high-rises from the helicopter is surely going to make you fall for this city more than ever before.
Contact – Pawan Hans official website
Duration – From 15 minutes to 1 hour.
Cost – Starts from INR 24,800 (cost may vary depending upon the tour).

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Udaipur

Helicopters in Udaipur
Helicopters in Udaipur
Image Credit: Mewar Helicopter Services

The royal City of Lakes in the arid state of Rajasthan is a grand destination to experience the royalty and the life of prince and princess of this beautiful city. The grand lake and the canals, the greenery and the old world charm, even the city itself surrounded by Aravalli hills, makes Udaipur the oasis of happiness between the sandy terrains of the State of the Royals. Viewing all this in singularity from the sky makes it one of the top destinations for helicopter rides in India. Mewar Helicopter Services operates various helicopter tours across the city which you can enjoy along with your Udaipur tour packages and soothe your eyes with the birds’ eye view of the grand lake, forts and palaces and the mountains with the various tour packages they have to offer.
Contact – Mewar Helicopter Services
Duration – From 5 to 30 Minutes depending upon the package.
Cost – Starting at INR 3,250 per person.

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Visakhapatnam

Robinson R66 Helicopter
Robinson R66 Helicopter
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Heli Tours India

Also known as Vizag, Visakhapatnam is a port city on the east coast of India in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Flanked by Eastern Ghats on west and Bay of Bengal in the east, Visakhapatnam truly lives upto its nickname as the “Jewel of the East Coast”. It houses serene long beaches, quaint town, bustling port, a number of natural and manmade wonders and also one of the oldest shipyards in India. Seriously, it is one of the best helicopter rides in India as it gives you an opportunity to view this city from sky and it will make you fall in love with it. The helicopter ride will give you breath-taking views of the city and also take you to Arakku valley and spectacular Eastern Ghats.
Contact – Heli Tours India
Duration – Varies from 5 to 20 minutes
Cost – Starts from INR 2,500 per head.

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More and more people are opting for private helicopter rides. It is quickly gaining fame and speed in the tourism sector as the days pass by. While giving you that adrenaline rush and a view that has not been captured by most tourists, it also lets you understand more about the places and surroundings rather than the single monument or natural attraction. We highly recommend you to add helicopter rides in your India tour packages and check it off your bucket list as it gives a different perspective of your favourite destination which not many people have seen.

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