Helicopters may soon be the new way to discover Goa as the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) recently commissioned a private company to build a helipad at the popular beach destination.
Reports suggest that a helipad is being built at Ela in Old Goa. The work to promote heli-tourism in the state will be done by GTDC under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Union Ministry of tourism.
A blend of Indian and Portuguese influences, Goa is the quintessential Indian beach destination. Dewy green fields flanked by coconut groves and red-tiled houses; boats with catchy music and revellers moving down the mighty Mandovi river; sun-dappled beaches with shacks that serve a variety of cuisines and flea markets that always offer good bargains – Goa is synonymous with good times.