June 14: Aiming to boost tourism and fun activities in the state, Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba and Dalhousie are planning to organise a 3-day dragon boat and paragliding festivals after the Covid lockdown. According to the authorities, both of the festivals would contribute in attracting more visitors to both the regions.
Referring to the big plans of the regions, Chamba Deputy Commissioner DC Rana quoted that they have been planning to host the 3-day dragon festival at Taleru’s Chamera Lake. Also, he had informed that the paragliding festival will be held in Khajjiar near Dalhousie, in the month of October.
Bestowing more information about the paragliding festival, Rana added that the administration has been informed to check out a few of the paragliding sites in the said location, which are also the favourite spots of the tourists for their visits during their trip to Dalhousie.
Apart from these fun activities to the beautiful spots, the administration is also hoping that these activities would also facilitate local job opportunities and provide support to the local economy as well.
The citizens involved in the tourism sector have welcomed the plan wholeheartedly while reacting to the administration’s decision. The industry also added that this is an encouraging initiative for the business of tourism, which has been under huge losses amid the pandemic circumstances.
Elaborating more about the plans, DC added that the idea behind these festivals is to attract the tourists longing to invest in meaningful travel and also to bring back the lost enthusiasm of the tourism industry in the region.