Helicopter Ride-A New Adventure in Gangtok
Posted On March 23, 2019
Good News for
Travellers! Now you don’t need to take tiring 4 and a half hours road journey
from Bagdogra to Gangtok!
instead take a helicopter ride from Bagdogra Airport to reach Gangtok more
easily as well as more comfortable. Not only that, once you reach Gangtok, you
can take the Helicopter service and avail the affordable Sikkim sightseeing packages to witness the majestic snow capped
mountains from the sky at a close distance.
And all that for a
reasonable price! Amazing, no?
Let’s Know About It!!
Also known as Pawan Hans, Helicopter Service
is provided by the Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) which is a
division of Sikkim state government. Maximum five persons can take helicopter
ride at once. The helicopter service is quite reliable but depends on the
prevailing weather conditions.
Now, the Duration to Reach Gangtok!!
Bagdogra, the helicopter takes about 35 minutes to reach Gangtok and vice
versa. And the flight comes from Gangtok as well as returns daily.
Gangtok- 2:30 pm
Bagdogra- 11 am
Approx Rate of Helicopter Ride!!
rate of a helicopter ride is 3,500 per person.
Is there any Luggage Limit?
Yes, only 10kg of luggage is allowed per person for the helicopter ride. Additional luggage will not be allowed even at extra cost, so you must travel light in order to take the helicopter ride.
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What Next! The Helicopter Sikkim
reach Gangtok, you can take some mind-blowing tours on the helicopter which
have mentioned along with rates-
1. The most popular one is the 15 minutes tour
to fly over Gangtok and explore its wonderful landscapes from the sky. You will
also visualize the charm of the Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok Ridge etc.
If there are 4 persons in the flight,
then an average package cost per person comes to about INR 2500.
2. Another excellent helicopter sightseeing
tour is of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. Some of the other
key attractions on this route include the view of Teesta Valley, the Lachen
Monastery, the amazing sights of the Zemu glacier etc.
3. While in Gangtok, if you do not get the
opportunity to visit Tsomgo Lake due to lack of time, you will get this
opportunity by the helicopter ride.
approx fare is INR 18,990 for four persons.
4. There is also a pilgrimage flight which
shows you Char Dham (at Namchi), Tathangata Tsal, Samdruptse, Sai Mandir.
The approx fare is INR 25,000 per
How to Book the Helicopter ride?
book the Sikkim helicopter service in advance.
The Contact Numbers Are-
interesting part is in case the flight gets canceled, you will get a full
Tips to Make Note Of!!
1. Flights are subject to weather conditions
and reservations by VIPs.
2. Timings can and do change. So call up and
check for the current timings.
Excited? You Must Be!
This time go for something unique! So book your adventurous helicopter ride for
making your trip more memorable!