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Gyrocopter Safari
14 Dec

Uttarakhand Set to Introduce India’s First Gyrocopter Safari

Uttarakhand is gearing up to launch India’s pioneering gyrocopter safari, a groundbreaking venture set to redefine the landscape of adventure tourism in the state. The announcement was unveiled during a tourism session at the Uttarakhand Investors’ Summit, promising an exhilarating experience for visitors to witness the awe-inspiring Himalayan panorama from a unique perspective.

CEO of the private sports company overseeing the air safari, Manish Saini, highlighted that this initiative not only marks the debut of such a service in India but is also a first across South Asia. Scheduled to take flight by the end of this month, the introduction of gyrocopter safaris represents a significant leap forward in the state’s tourism offerings, as stated by Saini.

Gyrocopter Safari to boost Astro-Tourism

Gyrocopter Safari

Distinguished by its rotor-driven mechanism without an engine, a gyrocopter resembles a small helicopter, providing a distinctive and thrilling aerial adventure. Saini noted that since 2014, they have been conducting air safaris in Rishikesh with the support of the state government. The gyrocopter safaris will originate from Rishikesh, offering tourists a mesmerizing bird’s-eye view of the region’s natural beauty.

During the summit, State Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj underscored the government’s commitment to ensuring accessible and seamless journeys for tourists, with a specific emphasis on promoting adventure sports and pilgrimage. He detailed plans for the development of Adi Kailash and Om Parvat as Shiva Nagari, and Corbett and Sitabani as a comprehensive animal kingdom.

Tourism Department Secretary Sachin Kurve highlighted the substantial contribution of the tourism sector to both the state and the country’s GDP, underscoring Uttarakhand’s recognition as the safest destination for female travelers.

Meanwhile, Star Scape founder Ramashish Ray urged the government to explore the vast potential of astro-tourism in the state, positioning it as a source of employment and revenue generation. With 64 observatories nationwide, including one in Kausani, Ray’s insights suggest the untapped celestial wonders waiting to be discovered in Uttarakhand.