According to Jammu Tourism officials, paragliding activities will soon be launched in the Union Territory. The decision comes after a series of paragliding trials that took place across the region.
If you love paragliding and have been able to experience the best of it at Bir Billing, then this one’s for you. Jammu may soon get its own set of paragliding hotspots. Recently, the union territory saw a series of trials for the adventure activity, as a part of the administration’s efforts to promote adventure tourism in the region. According to the officials, these trials have been successful, and enthusiasts will be able to go paragliding there soon, writes Tribune India.
Jammu to get paragliding services soon
Adventure tourism is not new to the region. The collection of UTs (Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh) has hosted several activities, including sledging and skiing, to bring more tourists to the area. And now, the Directorate of Tourism, Jammu, collaborated with the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering Gulmarg to organise these paragliding trials. The trials took place at seven locations in Jammu, from Monday to Friday. These places, reports media, were Aithem in Jammu, Dhanwa and Mokhri in Reasi, Bhaderwah in Doda, Patnitop in Ramban and Sanasar in Kishtwar districts.
Some locations have had remedial measures suggested by the professional pilots, and once all safety standards are met, paragliding will start at these places. According to the officials, Jammu has untapped potential when it comes to such adventure activities, which are now being realised and worked upon to increase tourist footfall.
So, the next time you visit, be sure to enjoy the adventure and snow activities that the destination offers. You’ll be met with stunning valley views and the clearest of skies, warm people and oodles of fun.
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