Hop on a helicopter to enjoy a bird's eye view of Kochi this New Year

Hop on a helicopter to enjoy a bird's eye view of Kochi this New Year
A bird's eye view of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kaloor. Photo: Manorama

Kochi's cityscape comprising buildings stacked neatly next to each other; natural scenery of the backwaters and the sea; concrete jungles and railway tracks and the Metro line crisscrossing the roads is a feast for the eyes. Residents, as well as visitors, have so far been able to enjoy these sights from a ground level. However, here is a chance to get thrilling views of these attractions from the air.

A helicopter tour has been arranged from the helipad near the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium at Kaloor in the city on December 31, January 1 and 2 which would enable an aerial view of Kochi. The trip, organised by Heli Kerala, would last 10 minutes and follow all COVID-19-related protocols.

The helicopter would take passengers to a height of 500-1,000 feet above the ground from where they can relish a bird’s eye view of the city. Piloted by Jiji Kumar, who belongs to Kerala, the helicopter can seat six persons. Free travel is offered for children below three years of age.

“Our aim is to provide everyone an opportunity to enjoy the sights of the city from the air,” said John Thomas, managing partner of Enhance Aviation, under which Heli Kerala operates.

“We expect a large number of people to utilize this chance,” he added.

Other trips
Apart from the aerial tour above Kochi, Heli Kerala operates services to Sabarimala. For this trip, copters would take pilgrims from Kochi to the helipad at Nilakkal, from where a vehicle is arranged for travelling to Pamba. The copter would wait at Nilakkal till the pilgrims return after offering prayers at the Sabarimala Temple.

On demand, Heli Kerala’s copters would also fly to tourism destinations such as Wayanad, Munnar and Thekkady. A pilgrim trip to Guruvayur too is available.

For more details, check the website www.helikerala.com or contact the phone number 9895188877.

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