J&K Tourism Department to start paragliding, and other activities in Kashmir

Srinagar: Giving J&K’s adventure potential a further push, the Tourism Department is starting a whole range of adventure activities in the city from today. J&K Tourism Department

By offering J&K’s self-sacrificing opportunity another opportunity, the Department of Tourism is launching an entire range of recreational activities in the city from today.

Organized under the tag line Spirit of Adventure & Healthy Life, the volunteer activities include Paragliding from Astanmarg up to Chandpora ground. The flight includes a direct 2000 ft descent considered as a feast for adventure lovers and tourists.

Astanmarg, may be mentioned here, is a range above the Zabarwan range near the town of Srinagar at an altitude of 7300 meters above sea level and overlooking Dal Lake, Mahadev peak, Dachigam National Park, Mughal Gardens, Hariparbat fortress and other beautiful Srinagar landscapes.

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Other recreational activities planned by the Department include mountain biking and hiking up and down Astanmarg outside the cycle path from the city up the Dara high belt.

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

The adventure tour, which can be discussed here, was hailed by the Department as another tourist attraction and many new routes were opened by the Government last year.

Also, many new ice activities such as night skiing in Gulmarg, water activities such as rafting were started last winter and recently the Hot Air balloon operation was also launched in Zabarwan by the Department.

In addition, other outdoor activities such as festivals and events were also hosted by the Department during this period. J&K Tourism Department

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