J&K penning adventure tourism to attracts the global tourists

Published on : Monday, July 31, 2017

KashmirThe Tourism Department of Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir (ATOAK) is going to organise white water sports on 3rd August, this year for the tourists in order to promote the adventure tourism in Ganderbal District of Jammu and Kashmir.



It is confirmed that the 13 tourist teams have confirmed their participation in this promotional white water sports. Each team shall comprise of 7 paddlers. There will be a tough competition on about 10 kms treacherous waters of Sindh River from Wussan to Woyil Bridge.



The Director of Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmad Shah said that Jammu and Kashmir has marvelous span for different types of adventures. Both the Central and State government is trying to secure the state from external invasion and the terrorism activities.



He informed that Ganderbal district has thick forests, garrulous streams and river, tranquil lakes, supercilious mountains, magnificent meadows and vast pastures of land for trekking, mountain biking, parasailing, paragliding, hiking and mountaineering and favorable wind conditions for aero sports.



Shah also added that the Great Lakes of Kashmir trek is recognised as one of the best treks in the world over which attracts thousands of adventure lovers every year here.



The President of Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir (ATOAK) informed that Sonamarg is one of the best escapade and the adventure tourism destination in Kashmir Valley and could offer best trekking, climbing, rafting, kayaking, tubing, skiing, snowboarding and paragliding simultaneously which is not possible at any other destination in the country.



Muhammad Yusuf, Adventure Tour Operator and General Secretary of Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir praised the efforts of tourism department for trying to bring Wussan on tourism map of the Kashmir valley.



The participants of this trail at Wassan have been asked to report at TRC Srinagar on 3rd August at 8.30 am, where the buses are available to reach the destination.  All others may report directly at Wussan.





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