Helicopiter Services can be had for the pilgrims from Nedumbassery airport in Kochi to Perinad located at about 50 kilometers from Sabarimala. Regular copter services are being planned by the Chipsan Aviation Limited ( CAL ), a delhi based company for the Sabarimala Pilgrims. The Complany CAL is planning to use AS350 BIII helicopters and the necessary clearances have been obtained from the Director General of the Civil Aviation Mr Sunil Narayanan, Director of CAL said .
A 6 seater helicopter will be used as Heli Taxi to fly pilgrims from Kochi airport at Nedumbassery to Perinad. From Perinad a luxury cab will be arranged by the company to take the pilgrims to Pampa. The company will also make arrangements for the Kettumurukku / Irumudikettu at the Pampa.
The company CAL will charge Rs 12000 per person for a single trip and Rs 22000 per person for a round trip. This will be during the mandalam and the makara vilakku season.
For the other regular 5 day period every month, they have another package. This includes helicopter travel, accommodation, transport facility in a Palanquin type carriage / Doli, from pampa to the holy Temple. The cost of the package will be Rs 30000 per person.