Tourists and residents can now hop into choppers to get a bird's eye point of view of all iconic places in Mysuru including the famous Mysuru Palace and the Chamundi Hills.

 

This Dasara, the district administration has introduced a programme called the 'Agasadhinda Mysuru' which gives tourists and residents an opportunity to tour Mysuru in a helicopter. 

 

The ride will start from Lalit Mahal Helipad and cover the whole city in 10 minutes. Six people can sit at a time in the chopper. In an effort to contribute towards Karnataka tourism, HAL of Bengaluru has already agreed to convey two of its helicopters. Besides, private companies from Delhi and Kerala have also expressed their willingness to contribute choppers for this programme. 

 

Though it costs ₹2,499 for elders and ₹ 2,299 for children for a 10-minute ride, it will cost around ₹ 84,000 if you wish to go on a one hour tour.

 

Additional Deputy Commissioner further said that this programme has been introduced not to gain profits but to attract tourists from across the globe. "Our aim is to make Dasara more attractive and give people across the globe a reason to visit Mysuru”