A helicopter service has been started to promote tourism in the pilgrimage sites of Karnataka’s Udupi. Visitors can board a helicopter from Mangaluru and reach the pilgrim destinations in Udupi or Kollur. The service may extend to the nearby tourist spots Murudeshwar and Gokarna..
Tourists, VVIPs or businessmen wanting to visit Udupi or Kollur can hop into the chopper from Mangaluru and reach the pilgrim centres.
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.