“The uncommon helicopter joyride is common now for Mumbai citizen as the adventure started On 7th January 2016. Maharashtra Tourism (MTDC) has collaborated with Mumbai’s biggest helicopter service provider Pawan Hans located at Juhu Vile Parle to boost city tourism and add-on to the fun of Aerial Mumbai Darshan attractions. Aerial view of South and North Mumbai is possible to public at reasonable rates compared to previous such plans. Lets understand the details on how much is the cost (charges per person), ride timings, Helipad / Heliport location, Address and Contact details of Pawan hans from where the ride starts. Also getting bit details about MTDC plans to extend such heli-tourism to other parts of Maharashtra like to Matheran and Aurangabad and Nagpur which are near to Mumbai..”
10 Minutes Helicopter Joyride
Aerial tour of Mumbai city is no more a dream, Local citizens and also foreign nationals can enjoy this 10 minutes city aerial ride and view scenic South Mumbai skylines and unexplored western suburbs in North. Since the ride starts at Pawan Hans Aerodrome located at Juhu Vile Parle, The aerial view of Juhu Chowpatty Beach with wide open Arabian sea is the first spectacular view one gets as soon the charter takes off. As per details of this joyride, locations like Versova, Gorai Creek and Golden Pagoda, Borivali National Park, Essel World etc which are western suburbs in north of Mumbai are covered. Glimpse of scenic cityscape locations, railway networks, metro rails and those mountains in east is what we can say it has as Mumbai Darshan from air. While returning back the helicopter goes through the Skylines of Andheri, Lokhandwala, 4 and 7 Bunglows Versova, Jogeshwari, Goregaon area which is one of its kind of aerial experience one can get in just 10 minutes ride. Towards South one can enjoy spectacular view of skylines, Bandra Worli Sealink, Mahalaxmi RaceCourse, Haji Ali etc
Costing Rs.3200 (About 50 US Dollars @ rate of Rs.64) which is per person costing, Total minimum of 4 people required to get the charter started which can accommodate total 7 people (5 passengers + 2 pilots) at the height between 500 to 600 feet above ground. A family of 4 and above can benefit as the ride take-off gets faster compared to a couple who needs to join with other 2 couple on days where booking is less. It is still not clear of total how many rides per day will be done. Day 1 of this Heli-Tourism experience 25 people ride and other 25 waiting for next day. Timings for daily rides are between 10:00 Am and 4:00 Pm. Waiting and delay is very much possible as the charters needs to be sure of the climatic conditions before take off. After a month or so of such a beautiful sir tourism service and reviews from citizens about their ride experience and others recommendations, MTDC is planning with more options and working on rates so the service gets a boost continuously.
Apart from Mumbai city, MTDC plans to starts more of such Helicopter rental services and joy rides for tourist destinations like Aurangabad and Nagpur city which has the historic Ajanta Ellora caves and monsoon destination Lonavala to be seen from air. Also to add on to such aerial tour services are destination helicopter flights further planned from Nagpur to Tadoba, That’s cool. Taking about initiative, MTDC Goregaon Filmcity tour is another point of attraction inside city.
Before this, Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt Ltd (MEHAIR) started with Seaplane service at Juhu which faced few climatic hurdles. Airnetz from Navi Mumbai, another service provider for rental helicopters in Mumbai are comparitively costly in related private services, again not in reach of common citizens for joyrides. If interested, also read about helipads of Mumbai and other options for water mountain air adventures.
Pawan Hans Address Contact for Bookings
To book this 10 minutes joyride, Get more details and set plans to see Mumbai from air contact Pawan Hans Aerodrome tourism department in Mumbai below address :
Address : Pawan Hans Limited, Juhu Aerodrome, S V Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400056.
Contact : +91-22-26142614, +91-22-26146211.
Booking / Charges : 4 people Minimum costing Rs.3200 each. Kids below age 2 years free.
Helicopter Ride Timings : 10:00 Am to 4:00 Pm, Also depends of climate conditions.