Bihar tourism launches helicopter service for religious places

Currently, air travel facility will focus Gaya, Bodh Gaya & Rajgir, offering a birds’ eye view of all important religious spots and can also provide travel for tourists willing to visit Sarnath & Kushinagar

Helicopter Service Bihar Tourism

Patna: With a view to adding yet another attractions for the tourists, the Bihar’s tourism department has introduced helicopter facility for tourists, willing to visit three religiously important cities like Gaya, Bodh Gaya and Rajgir.

State’s industries minister Sameer Mahaseth formally flagged off the helicopter service for tourists from Gaya airport in the government’s bid to promote air tourism in the state. Mahabodhi Aviation company will operate the chopper.

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Currently, the air travel facility will focus on three points, offering a birds’ eye view of all important religious and historic spots in Gaya, Bodh Gaya and Rajgir. However, the tourists can book the flight to visit other places of the Buddha Circuit like Sarnath and Kushinagar as well for charge.

Besides, those living around the area can also book the chopper for wedding engagements like pre-wedding shoot, flower shower, boy-girl farewell, pickup and drop during the free slots. The aviation company will also provide charter booking services and emergency rescue operation. At present this service will be provided airport to airport.

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According to the tourism department officials, the booking of the above three services can be done online, through logging on to the company’s website ( and mobile app.

Mahaseth along with agriculture minister Kumar Sarvjit, tourism department secretary Abhay Kumar Singh and Gaya district magistrate Thiagarajan SM also did an aerial tourism survey of the entire Gaya city, which included aerial tourism views of Dungeshwari, Gurpa, Vishnupad, Mahabodhi Temple, Sita Kund etc.

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Gaya airport director Bangajit Saha, air traffic control head Awadhesh Kumar and commandant, CISF, Balwant Kumar Singh were instrumental in making the launching event successful. In this ceremony, industrialist Anand Vijay, who came from Japan to participate in the inauguration along with officials of the tourism department and the aviation company’s officials including Arvind Singh, Bipin Salona, Vipul Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Rajneesh Kumar and Vivekananda were present.

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