Kullu administration has once again opened activities like river rafting and paragliding, much to the delight of adventure lovers and hoteliers. With this move of Kullu administration, it is expected that the tourist footfall in this region will rise sharply. The said activities were banned during the monsoon season.
The activities were banned by the administration for the sake of tourists’ safety during the time period of July 16 to September 15. During monsoon, flooding rivers, and high velocity of winds make these sports extremely dangerous, and hence they were banned. However, the adventure sports despite being very popular in this region have always been facing issues, as there is no foolproof action plan to keep a check on the mushrooming operators, who are interested in making quick bucks, and don’t bother to develop adventure sports in a sustainable way.
As per the sources, there are operators who do not follow proper safety procedures; while some operate outdated paragliders and harnesses, some even go ahead with two children at a time. Also, rafting leads to many accidents as it is done without any rescue boats, leading to many mishaps. An official in the know-how added that this problem can be partly solved by spreading awareness, and if tourists only opted for government-approved places.
He further added that the operators are required to have a valid licence to fly or operate rafting; and all equipment should be inspected by a committee. Also, this will be for the first time that the Kullu police have warned rafting and paragliding operators that conducting these sports illegally will be booked under non-bailable sections.
About the Activity: Experience an amazing paragliding ride in the skies of Manali and Kullu Valley on your next holiday with your family and friends.
Experienced pilots will offer you both single and tandem rides for this experience and will take you on both short and long flights across the Kulu Valley. The short fly will be for 15 minutes and you will get to enjoy a birds-eye view of the beautiful hills and valleys of Kulu and Manali.
The take-off site is at Dhobi, which is a new age, offbeat paragliding site and is now gaining popularity. It is located at about 20 km from Kullu and you can reach here by either taking public transport or by hiring a private cab The equipment you will need is imported from France and are tested for safety.
Activities: Paragliding for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on wind conditions Min people required to book: 1
Paragliding Things To Carry: Heavy woolen clothes, Sunglasses/ Cap, Wind-proof heavy jackets, Thermals for innerwear Advisory:
GST is applicable to the tour cost Sturdy proper fitting boots required to avoid frost bites and avoid wearing a thick or multiple pairs of socks for better blood circulation, Track Pants should be preferred over jeans during the activity. Avoid heavy packing, travel light, Maximum weight allowed for the participant is a 100 kg.
Tour Type: This activity can be availed as a private or group tour.
Cancellation Policy: If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. Paragliding In Kullu Manali,
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