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Rishikesh draws over 8,000 tourists for river rafting within 10 days of re-opening

Out of the 8,000 tourists, almost 6,000 visited Rishikesh over the last weekend.
Tourists enjoying river rafting in Rishikesh(HT PHOTO)
Tourists enjoying river rafting in Rishikesh(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

ITBP ties up with Uttarakhand govt to promote adventure tourism at Tehri Lake

ITBP will provide training in adventure sports as well as various courses related to it at the Rajiv Gandhi Adventure Sports Academy.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) director Prashant Kumar Arya and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) DIG Gambhir Singh Chauhan, on Monday for promoting adventure sports activities at Tehri Lake in the state.(HT PHOTO)
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) director Prashant Kumar Arya and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) DIG Gambhir Singh Chauhan, on Monday for promoting adventure sports activities at Tehri Lake in the state.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

Plans afoot to develop ski slopes on Rohtang tunnel’s north portal

Plans are in the pipeline for developing ski slopes in Tiling Village in Lahaul, to boost tourism in the Himalayan valley.
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur inspecting the progress of the Atal tunnel at Rohtang on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur inspecting the progress of the Atal tunnel at Rohtang on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla

Thrust on ecotourism as Himachal cabinet okays new policy

The new policy lays special emphasis on ecotourism, agro-organic tourism, snow tourism, lake tourism, adventure tourism, religious tourism, cultural and heritage tourism
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Published on Sep 16, 2019 11:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla

Arctic cruises accused of leaving indigenous people in the cold

Indigenous communities are being “overwhelmed” by ships that drop up to 1,000 passengers in small villages but offer no employment opportunities.
Arctic cruises accused of leaving indigenous people in the cold. (Representational image)(Unsplash)
Arctic cruises accused of leaving indigenous people in the cold. (Representational image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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Now, mountaineers join AN-32 search

The aircraft with 13 people on board went missing on Monday last after it took off from Assam’s Jorhat for Menchuka in Arunachal Pradesh.
Ground teams have made considerable headway into the search area “which has been progressively expanded based on inputs from multiple sources. (Reuters: Representative image)
Ground teams have made considerable headway into the search area “which has been progressively expanded based on inputs from multiple sources. (Reuters: Representative image)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 12:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Uttarakhand’s new tourism policy aims to facilitate reverse migration

An Uttarakhand Toursim Development Board official said the state government has an elaborate road map ready to achieve the objective of reversing migration from the hill state.
Tourists enjoy skiing at Auli in Chamoli district. Uttarakhand plans to promote adventure tourism as part of its new tourism policy.(HT File)
Tourists enjoy skiing at Auli in Chamoli district. Uttarakhand plans to promote adventure tourism as part of its new tourism policy.(HT File)
Published on Nov 30, 2018 03:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun

5 interesting things you can do at the Mechuka Festival held in Arunachal Pradesh

The festival involves a range of activities for adventure junkies such as propelled glider and micro-light glider rides, aeromodelling, paragliding and more. Actor Salman Khan, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, had kick started the festival by cycling over Mechuka’s hilly terrains.
Paragliding is one of the adventure activities at the Mechuka Festival.(adventureatmechuka.in)
Paragliding is one of the adventure activities at the Mechuka Festival.(adventureatmechuka.in)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 02:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari

Running changes families and societies

Running helps you connect better with local people and its people who make places come alive. It’s easy to find yourself lost in your mind running a new trail or path in a new city and seeing the world from the locals’ perspective.
Published on Sep 15, 2018 01:55 PM IST
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By Craig Longobardi

A Himalayan Mess: Growing garbage pile a threat to mountain ecosystem

Indians are getting adventurous. But as more of them take to trekking, the trash they invariably leave behind on the mountains spells disaster for the environment
Members of Waste Warriors, a Dharamshala-based NGO, collect the litter left behind by trekkers along the Triund trail.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Members of Waste Warriors, a Dharamshala-based NGO, collect the litter left behind by trekkers along the Triund trail.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 04:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta

Adventure sports must be sustainable too

The Uttarakhand High Court’s ban on water rafting, paragliding is welcome
The Uttarakhand High Court on June 21 banned the water sports till the administration puts in place a policy to regulate them(HT/File photo)
The Uttarakhand High Court on June 21 banned the water sports till the administration puts in place a policy to regulate them(HT/File photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 10:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Destination Maharashtra: State government plans to promote 25 spots as top tourist hubs

The state tourism department’s list will be a mix of beaches, mountains, valleys, heritage and cultural sites, and adventure tourism, officials said.
The Ajanta Caves are a Unesco World Heritage Site and has 29 caves.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
The Ajanta Caves are a Unesco World Heritage Site and has 29 caves.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 02, 2018 11:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai

In the offing, policy to attract high spending foreign tourists

Aiming to boost rural economy and check forced migration from the hills, the Uttarakhand government will soon introduce a policy to attract high spending foreign tourists to the scenic central Himalayan region
Homestay policy introduced by the government would help facilitate the arrival of a large number of foreign tourists, says tourism minister Satpal Maharaj.(HT File)
Homestay policy introduced by the government would help facilitate the arrival of a large number of foreign tourists, says tourism minister Satpal Maharaj.(HT File)
Published on Apr 27, 2018 09:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun

Best adventure destinations, plan your summer vacation around world’s top 5

Booking tickets for your summer vacation? If you love adventure, you could consider a range of holidays around the world, from kayaking among crocodiles in South Africa, to shark cage diving in Australia and more. These 5 destinations are a must-visit for travel lovers.
Book your summer vacation around any of the world best destinations for adventure.(Shutterstock)
Book your summer vacation around any of the world best destinations for adventure.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 12:14 PM IST
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