Monthly Archives: October 2015

Paragliding World Cup Gets Underway in Himachal

The Paragliding World Cup 2015 got underway with Union Minister of Civil Aviation P. Gajapati Raju flagging off the pilots from the Billing launch site in Bir on Saturday.

 

Despite overcast conditions, the pilots took to the skies amidst cheers of encouragement from the crowds that thronged Billing.

paragliding world cup in himachal

A total of 130 pilots representing more than 35 countries are taking part in the World Cup that will conclude on October 31.

 

“The picturesque setting of Bir-Billing provides a perfect backdrop for the biggest aero sport event in the country,” said the minister.

 

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The local Billing Paragliding Association is the organisers of the event, while the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is the title sponsor.

 

“We are confident that the Paragliding World Cup will take the sport to the next level,” Sudhir Sharma, president of the local association said.

 

paragliding in himachal

For the first time GPS-aided GEO augmented navigation (GAGAN), an India SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System) Programme jointly developed by the India Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the AAI will be used for live tracking of the pilots.

 

AAI Paragliding World Cup at Bir near Palampur, Dharamsala

The AAI is providing the pilots with GAGAN signals for accurate navigation and tracking facility. For the first time GAGAN-enabled accord receivers have been put to use in the Indian airspace.

 

The field at the AAI Paragliding World Cup is one of the strongest on the tour.

 

Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh

The top-ranking pilots who are participating in the event are Julien Wirtz of France, who has been ranked World No. 1, Vidic Jurij of Slovenia, Julien Wirtz of France and Torsten Siegel of Germany.

 

Jurij, Wirtz and Siegel held the spots second, third and fourth, respectively, in the world and also in Europe.

 

Paragliding in himachal pradesh

Andreas Malecki of Germany, former World No. 1 from September 2011 to February 2012, and Maxine Pinot of France, World No. 8 and winner of 2014 Super Cup in Turkey, are among the top participants.

 

The Indian challenge will be led by Ajay Kumar, who is the country’s one of the most experienced pilots.

 

The Billing Paragliding Association formed in 2006 had successfully organised the Pre-World Cup of Paragliding here in 2013.

 

paragliding in India

The association is the only organisation recognised by the Aero Club of India, which in turn is the only body recognised by Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the world governing body for air sports, and the Paragliding World Cup Association (PWCA).

The FAI was formed in 1905.

 

paragliding world cup in india

As a competitive sport, Paragliding has already featured in some Games like the South-East Asian Games and the Asian Beach Games. Paragliding was also short-listed in the initial list of new events for the 2020 Olympics, but will now be considered for the 2024 Olympic Games.

 

Bir-Billing is considered one of the most natural locations for the paragliding and is about 60 km from Kangra town.

 

The take-off site at Billing, situated at an altitude of 2,325 metres, has been refurbished to enable 15 to 50 gliders to take off simultaneously. The landing site at Bir, located at 1,360 metres, has also been expanded for safe landing.

 

Source: www.thehindu.com

Government to Promote Golf Tourism to Attract More Foreigners

Government is ready to support golf tourism to attract more foreign visitors to the country, which has over 200 golf courses.

Golf Tourism in India

 

This was stated today by Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma who stressed that there is a lot of potential in golf tourism in India.”Golf is at nascent stage in the country and the government is ready to support this niche tourism product. There is a lot of potential of golf tourism in India,” Sharma said at the FICCI Golf Tourism Summit here. He said India has about 220 golf courses and some of these are best in the world.

Golf tours in India

 

Seeking industry cooperation, he said “how best it can be explored so that it becomes a strength of tourism industry in the country.” Disagreeing with tour operators, Sharma said there is no off season for tourism in country like India. India has the strength to provide round the year tourism to the world. Something or other is available for tourists in the country round the year, he said.” We have miles and miles of Himalayan range, longest sea beach, desert, wildlife, monuments. India is so vast that we have round the year tourism.”

Golf in South Zone

 

President of India Golf Tourism Association Rajan Sehgal said “we have about 220 golf courses in the country and about 25 are signature golf courses which are at par with international standard”. Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutsi said India is a late entrant in the golf tourism sector.” The government has given e-tourism visa facility to 113 countries and our aim is to extend the facility to total 150 countries,” he said.

 

Source: www.india.com

Unique Attractions for Adventure Tours in Southern Part of India

Southern part is much sought after destination for adventure tours as well as homestay in India and abroad. The geographical diversity of south is famous for alluring Placidity and one of attractive directions for the tourist who wants to enjoy holidays at best homestay in India. The alluring tranquility of this place leaves every tourist spell bound, making them come back year after year.

Jungle Trails of South India

With the rambling properties, combining modern and traditional architecture in breathtaking exotic islands, luxuriant homestay in India, luxuriant game reserves, mist laden hills, palm-fringed beaches and tranquil backwaters and greenery in profusion. God has generously bestowed this land with the amplitude of nature and it only seems natural when southern part of India is referred to as a God’s own country.

Luxurious Home stay in South India

Homestay in Kerala at India gives experience of cultural diversity and much appreciated opportunities for rest and relaxation considering pleasant stay. This state in south India is interesting because of the mix of Hindus, Moslems, and Christians. There are churches, mosques and temples of every shape and size everywhere tourist can look Portuguese influence is quite visible just like many travel agencies observed years before in Goa.

Temple in South India

Adventure tours India at southern part “The green paradise on Earth” is popular tourist destinations that are draped in an evergreen beauty of nature. Blessed by al the expressions of nature, this beautiful part is gifted with unmatched beauty of hill stations and picturesque backwaters, a necklace of lagoons lakes, canals and rivers that run through the length and breadth of this beautiful land.

Wildlife in South India

There is an adventure magic at every step of southern part in India with jungle safari! Jungle flow dart across the path, deer watch curiously, wild dogs relax under the bushes and a monkey poses languidly on the branch. These all the things are largely dependent on the naturalist’s knowledge and interest. The southern part of India gives details of each species, drawing upon his vast knowledge and interest, thus making jungle safari an adventure tours India enriching experience.

Kerala Bike Tour

There are various other stunning adventurous and attractive national parks and sanctuaries in south India. High on travel agency provide various wildlife tours packages of the travelers choice which explore the exotic flora and fauna of south India which will be an unforgettable experience of Adventure lovers.

Coorg Trek

This article doesn’t put an end of the tourist attractions in the south. There are lots to be covered and southern adventure tours India that will make it easier and comfortable for tourist journey.

 

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Best Places to Visit for Rejoicing Adventure Tours in India

The adventure geography is well known and famous for their best places to visit in India; lots of travel agencies give number of sportive activities like water rafting, paragliding, bird watching, climbing, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, rock climbing and trekking in India. Incredible India is a place far reaching blend of vivid culture, varied climate, and enigmatic places not to leave the tempting food. Adventure tours India include a span of ecstatic festivals that offers for traveler’s memorable moments.

 

Camp in Nun Expedition
Rock climbing become a symbol for adventure tours India and very important adventure activity as there is no dearth of rocks. Rocky Mountains in high altitude places like Manali Valley, Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh, Mount Abu, Sariska in Rajasthan are popular for soft rock climbing. The trekkers who love high altitude places like Sonmarg, Gangotri, Garhwal and Uttaranchal are a blessing. The Himalayan ranges are a full of scenic landscapes and Indian tourism has grown due to the beauty of this place. Garhwal and Kumaon regions are very well known amongst trekkers.

 

Aravalli Hills Rajasthan
There are many best places to visit in India the hill station of this country provide the excellent facilities for skiing. For example gulmarg in jammu and kahmir, auli in grawhal, kufri Narkanda in himanchal Pradesh and many more other places if anyone want to enjoy the water adventure tours India then Goa is the best place where visitors can enjoy their adventure sports in Goa. Camel Safari in the Thar Desert is one of the unique experiences of adventure which visitors can take advantage of while in India. Camel safari is fun and people who know horse riding cans it enjoy more thoroughly. Visitors also enjoy and get the hang of the activity that how the animal reacts to your movements hence this activity is a small part of adventure tours India. Camel safaris are well done in places like jaisalmer, Bikaner or Jodhpur. Jeep safari and wildlife safari are most popular among the tourist.

 

Sikkim Tour Packages
The coastal regions of western, eastern and southern India provides excellent water based sport activities and the northern regions has some fresh water courses which are ideal for angling and fishing. All of these plans for Adventure tours India high on travel agency will take care of all visitors needs.

 

Hiking Kerala
Such diversity of best places to visit in India combine with the warm hospitality and different flavors of adventurous life make a tourist visit to India memorable. No wonder people in large numbers come here every year for the joy of experiencing thrill.

 

Tiger in Kanha National Park
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Kerala: India’s most advanced Tourism Destination

With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500 – 2700 M in the east and networked by forty-four rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought-after tourist destination in Asia. An equable climate.

 

Chinese Fishing Nets Cochin

 

A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Kerala tours offer best houseboats in India.

 

Houseboat in Kerala

 

Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Hostoric and cultural monuments. A divine cuisine… All of which offer you a unique experience. And what’s more, every one of these charming destinations is only a tow hour drive from the other. A singular advantage no other destination offers.

 

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Kerala, India’s most advanced society: A hundred percent literate people. World-class health care systems. India’s lowest infant mortality and highest life expactancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is also India’s cleanest State.

 

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