Folks in Bengaluru, we have the perfect weekend suggestion for you! You can now book a helicopter ride with your family or friends for just INR 3,500, and enjoy the birds-eye-view sight of the garden city! Read on for more details. By Kumar Shree

While the Coronavirus pandemic has caused much turbulence to the travel industry, it has also brought in many innovations to the forefront. People all around the globe are coming up with new and interesting ideas to revive the travel segment, safely. The latest news is that helicopter rides in Bengaluru are now available for only INR 3,500! After all, who would have thought that you can get a chopper ride at this price!


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Thumby Aviation (TA) has come up with a new service to help people in Bengaluru enjoy their weekends, especially the ones who are seeking a respite from lockdown blues. The company that operates helicopter shuttle services between Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and the Electronic City, is now offering weekend rides in the city. Small groups and families of five to six members can avail of this service.

Ever since the pandemic has hit us, people are choosing to stay indoors to prevent contracting the virus. Moreover, safety issues while travelling is a huge concern too. This void in the travel segment has given birth to the concept of taking chopper rides within one’s native city–where one can explore their own city with their loved ones in a safe space.


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The 10-minute ride will take you over Bengaluru and bring you back to the designated spot. Only family members or a group of known people can take this service, as shared rides are not allowed for safety reasons.

These helicopters can take up to five to six people at a time, where the price for each seat is locked at INR 3,500. A family of five members can book a chopper at INR 17,500 for a ride.

The pilot and passenger cabins are separated for safety reasons, and both cabins will have separate AC vents.

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