Noting the success of helicopter joyrides at other places in the State in recent months, the Mandya district administration launched similar services near the backwaters of the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir on Sunday ahead of the Srirangapatna Dasara which will be held here from October 3.
Former Minister C.S. Puttaraju and others inaugurated the seven-day ‘helicopter joyride’ near Sri Venugopala Swamy temple.
New Delhi-based Chipsan Aviations is offering the service at a cost of ₹2,600 per person for or an eight-minute ride which promises a panoramic view of the majestic KRS and its surroundings.
Adventure water sports in the backwaters of the reservoir was inaugurated by former Minister G.T. Deve Gowda .
A sum of ₹2 crore has been allocated for the Srirangapatna Dasara.