Targeting the Surge in Demand for Spiritual Tourism Thomas Cook and SOTC Partner with Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board

Launch unique aerial yatras to Dev Bhoomi (Adi Kailash and Om Parvath)

  • 5 days tour covering the second abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati 
  • Two helicopter darshans to Adi Kailash and Om Parvath
  • ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) for convenient journey to Parvati Sarovar (mandir)
  • All meals included – vegetarian
  • Exclusive discount in partnership with Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board

 Thomas Cook (India) Limited and SOTC Travel, have partnered with the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board to launch special aerial darshans to Adi Kailash & Om Parvat (Dev Bhoomi). This unique 5 day spiritual helicopter tour has been launched at an attractive price of Rs. 90,000.00 – subsidized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB).

Thomas Cook and SOTC’s data indicates a significant demand of 100% YoY for Spiritual Tourism. While, pilgrimage tours to Adi Kailash/Vyas Valley have always been of strong appeal to Indians, the limited seasonality and tough terrain have posed numerous challenges. Hence, the Companies’ unique aerial darshans via helicopter will usher in increased accessibility, and open up the spiritual sector in the country.

This spiritual soujorn promises travellers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to offer darshans at the sacred Dev Bhoomi and from an unparalleled aerial perspective. The journey covers transportation via helicopter and ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) to ensure  the convenience and comfort of pilgrims.

Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, at Thomas Cook (India) Limited said, “We are honoured to partner with Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board to introduce exceptional aerial tours to Adi Kailash & Om Parvath, offering our customers an enriching spiritual experience. Our aim is to redefine spiritual tourism in India, by unveiling hidden gems /sacred sites while also ensuring accessibility.”

Daniel D’Souza, President & Country Head – Holidays, SOTC Travel, said, “Over our history of 75 years, we are delighted to witness a resurgence in spiritual tourism – not just from India seniors, but also from families, Young India’s millennial and Gen Z. Our partnership with the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board to launch aerial tours to Dev Bhoomi (Vyas Valley) offers both – helicopter and temple darshans, also ATV transportation across mountainous terrain. The pricing has been subsidized in partnership with UTDB to ensure affordability for our Indian consumers.”