Department of Tourism to start paragliding, other activities


GIVE MORE POWER TO ADVENTURE

Department of Tourism to start paragliding, other activities


posted on May 14, 2022 | Author RK News



Srinagar, May 13: To reinvigorate J&K’s adventure potential, the Department of Tourism is launching a range of adventure activities in the town today.

Organized under the motto Spirit of Adventure & Healthy Life, the adventure activities include paragliding from the top of Astanmarg to the ground of Chandpora. The flight covers a vertical drop of 2000 feet which is considered a treat for adventure seekers and tourists.

Astanmarg it can be mentioned here is a grassland at the top of the Zabarwan Range near the city of Srinagar at a height of 7300 feet above sea level and overlooks Dal Lake, Mahadev Peak, Park Dachigam National Park, Mughal Gardens, Hariparbat Fort and other scenic spots in Srinagar.

Other adventure activities planned by the Department include mountain biking and trekking activities to and around Astanmarg in addition to a cycle route from the city to the upper Dara belt.

About 70 adventure enthusiasts and sports enthusiasts are expected to participate in the event.

Adventure tourism, it can be mentioned here, has been flagged by the Department as an additional attraction for tourists and many new trekking routes have been opened up for trekkers by the government in the last year.

Also, many new snow activities like night skiing in Gulmarg, water activities like rafting were launched last winter and recently hot air balloon activity was also launched from Zabarwan by the Department. Additionally, other outdoor activities such as festivals and events were also organized by the Department during the period.

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