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Helicopter Tourism takes flight in Rajasthan

Tourists in Rajasthan will now be able to enjoy helicopter rides at Nathdwara and Kumbhalgarh

Rajasthan's tourism department and Udaipur-based Skyline Services, have joined forces to launch special helicopter services for the citizens. As per reports, the recreational transport facility was launched in a virtual ceremony on Sunday, by the state Assembly Speaker, Dr. CP Joshi. The helicopter rides will give a novel experience to tourists travelling from Nathdwara and Kumbhalgarh, ferrying them from one place to the other in just 10 minutes.

Helicopter rides to boost recreation & convenience

In a bid to realign tourism industry operations in Rajasthan, post the second wave of coronavirus, special helicopter services have been launched here. In the first phase, the aero rides will only be functional on the Nathdwara and Kumbhalgarh route. Depending on the success of this facility, similar services will also be launched between Rajsamand and Udaipur, added reports. As per Skyline Services, the facility garnered a great response, as 125 rides for Nathdwara and 150 for Kumbhalgarh had been booked even before the launch on Sunday.

According to Skyline's centre-in-charge JP Sharma, the rides are not only a way of recreation but also convenience, cutting down the travel time between Nathdwara and Kumbhalgarh to just 10 minutes. Around 3 people can ride the helicopter at one time, he added.

Plans are also underway to launch more services at other tourist places. The helicopter rise from Kumbha Mahal Heritage Resort in Kumbhalgarh has been marked at ₹4,999 and the ride to Nathdwara's Shiva temple will cost only ₹3,999.

Increasing attractions for tourists visiting the 'Desert State'

The tourism and hospitality industries have faced the sharpest blow of the coronavirus pandemic and the new helicopter-rides are a provision to attract tourists back to the desert state. The services aim to reposition Rajasthan tourism, by introducing something new and exciting to the tourists. Highlighting the adventure quotient of a royal tour in Rajasthan, the 'helicopter tourism' is expected to garner an increased footfall.

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