Zooooooo!!! Doesn’t the sound get you excited? Well, this time I am not talking about riding an aeroplane high up in the air. This time it’s all about seaplane, a unique looking small aircraft that rides you just above the water unlike a normal aircraft and you can see the clouds and enormous sea around you throughout the flying time.
Seaplane service was launched in India last year to give an adventurous and exiting touch to your vacation. After all, India’s water diversity makes it an ideal seaplane territory. Interestingly, sea planes use water as their runway for taking off and landing and won’t make you feel dizzy or scared or a single moment.
As of now, seaplane rides in India cater to selective destinations only and there are plans to expand it to other destinations too. Let us have a look at some of those Indian destinations where a sea plane ride gives you an out of the world experience
God’s Own Country is already blessed with astonishing beauty of nature. With the already existing houseboat trips and water sports, sea plane is an extra icing on the cake. The base stations of Kerala sea plane operations are Cochin, Trivandrum and Calicut Airport. Apart from these, the planes travel within a circuit comprising Astamudi, Punnamada, Kumarakon, Munnar, Bolgatty and Bekal. Sea plane service gave Kerala a new look and has been accepted by tourists to a great extent.
Sea plane service from here takes you to two destinations, Nashik and Lonavla respectively. The plane takes off from Juhu aerodrome in Mumbai and lands in Gangapur Dam, Nashik. With a capacity of carrying around 9 passengers at one time, the sea planes fly over the stunning Arabian Sea and lands you to one of the famous vineyards of India, Nashik. It flies to Lonavla with Pawana Dam as its landing point. The plane flies at a height of about 7,000 feet carrying around 7 passengers at a time. Lonavala is a popular weekend gateway for Mumbaikers, whose connectivity is made simpler with the introduction of sea plane services.
3.Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The commencement of sea plane services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands took tourism to greater heights. Apart from the use regular helicopter and boat as means of transportation, sea planes can also be availed for transportation within the island territory. It is launched as a joint collaboration of PawanHans and Andaman and Nicobar Administration that connects the Port Blair city to Havelock Island, Barren Island and Diglipur. It gives an astonishing view of the surrounding sea, hills and forests spotted all over Andaman Island. While flying over Barren Island, the sea plane gives tourists a chance to see the only active volcano of India.
Seaplane in India is a great contribution to tourism industry that hopes to attract more and more tourists in the coming years. Welcome to the land of diversity where you can experience a stunning journey right above the waters.