Published on : Monday, March 8, 2021
On Sunday, Karnataka Tourism Minister C.P. Yogeshwar talked with Pramoda Devi Wadiyar belonging to the former Mysuru royal family for building helipads at Lalitha Mahal Palace Grounds in Mysuru and Palace Grounds in Bengaluru as part of the State government’s scheme to start heli-tourism.
Besides setting up helipads in Mysuru and Bengaluru, Karnataka government plans to have helipads in tourist places like Hampi, Jog Falls and Mangaluru, as part of its heli-tourism circuit. Since journeys by road or rail are time-consuming for tourists, Karnataka government has proposed building helipads for assisting tourists to hop from one destination to another.
Palace Grounds in Bengaluru and Lalitha Mahal grounds in Mysuru have been marked fit for helipads. The meeting between Mr. Yogeshwar and Ms. Wadiyar was held to request the royal family’s permission for the same.
The Lalitha Mahal grounds in Mysuru had already been serving as a helipad for successive Chief Ministers and other dignitaries. Mr. Yogeshwar has claimed that Ms. Wadiyar had responded positively regarding the heli-tourism project. He sought her suggestions about further tourism promotion in Mysuru.
Mysuru is known globally for its sandalwood, silk, handicrafts, Mysore Pak, among many other things. Hence, ‘Brand Mysuru’ needs to be promoted on the global tourism map.