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Helicopter ride in Jaipur: Tourists to pay Rs 1,000/minute

In addition to Jaipur, Joy Rides are also planned for Jodhpur and Udaipur during the second phase.

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December 30, 2023, 6:50 pm

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Helicopter ride resumes in Jaipur

JAIPUR: Helicopter rides have resumed in Jaipur today, allowing tourists to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city’s main attractions. The ride will take visitors over Amer, Nahargarh, Jaigarh, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal and the Aravali forest. The cost for a helicopter ride in Jaipur is Rs 1,000 per minute.

According to Sohan Singh Nathawat, Director of Avon Helicopters, the Joy Ride has been launched on New Year’s Day and will continue for nine days until January 7. During this time frame from 2 pm to 4:00 pm daily, tourists can experience the breathtaking beauty of Jaipur from a helicopter.

In addition to Jaipur, Joy Rides are also planned for Jodhpur and Udaipur during the second phase. In the third phase Temple Rides will be introduced as well. Previously, helicopter rides were available in Jaipur from March 19 to April 2 while operations took place in Jaisalmer from December 27 to January 1.

The fare for Joy Rides is calculated per minute according to Sohan Singh Nathawat. Three different tracks have been designed with varying durations and prices:

  • A five-minute track priced at Rs 5,000 includes Cooks Delhi Road, Aravalli Hills and thrilling rides.
  • For Rs10k you can enjoy a ten-minute track covering Amer, Jalmahal, Jaigarh, and Kesar Kyari.
  • Finally, there is a fifteen-minute track costing Rs15k which covers Hawa Mahal,Jantar Mantar, Sargasuli, City Palace, the main market of Chardiwari along with Garh Ganesh, Amer, Nahargarh, Jaigarh, Galtaji, and beautiful mountains of Aravalli.

For these joyrides in Jaipur, Bell 407 helicopters worth between Rs25 crore (3 million)to Rs 35 crore (4.7 million) are being used. The Bell 407 has an engine power of 862 horse power and can reach a speed of up to 246 kilometers per hour. It has a maximum range of 624 kilometers and can ascend to a height of 1,850 feet in just one minute, with its maximum altitude capability at 20,000 feet above ground.

The helicopter is equipped with seven seats and a maximum weight capacity of 2,722 kg. Its fuel tank holds up to 484 liters.

To book a joy ride in the sky of Jaipur, interested individuals can book by calling 7023077077 or visiting the official website of Avon Helicopters. The joy rides will take place every day from 2 pm to 4 pm, departing from the helipad at Hotel Shiv Vilas Resort on Delhi Road.

Sohan Singh Nathawat emphasized that safety is a top priority, and the Bell 407 helicopter used for these rides is considered one of the safest single-engine helicopters available. Insurance coverage has been provided for each passenger to ensure their safety in any situation that may arise during the ride.

Resumption DateResumed on New Year’s Day
Duration of EventJanuary 1 to January 7
Operating HoursDaily from 2 pm to 4 pm
RoutesAmer, Nahargarh, Jaigarh, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Aravali forest
CostRs 1,000 per minute
Tracks and Prices5-min at Rs 5,000; 10-min at Rs 10,000; 15-min at Rs 15,000
Helicopter ModelBell 407
Helicopter Features862 HP, 246 km/h max speed, 624 km range, 20,000 feet max altitude
Capacity7 seats, 2,722 kg max weight, 484 liters fuel tank
Booking InformationCall 7023077077 or visit
SafetyInsurance for each passenger, Bell 407 noted for safety

First published: December 30, 2023