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The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) tourism Department will be hosting the first Bodoland International paragliding Accuracy Championship from Nov Ten to Fifteen at Ontaigufur in Dangdhufur Chokrosila wildlife sanctuary in Kokrajhar.Speaking to newsmen, Mahan Chandra Brahma, Director tourism Department, said the Bodoland Territorial Council tourism department started paragliding back in 2013 in the Bhaokungri festival and since then, they have entered on the international paragliding map.Brahma said that around seventy

Licensed tandem Paragliding site in Ladakh now open for tourists and locals. Addressing the inaugural program, CEC Wangyal appreciated Stanzin Sonam the Paragliding operator for introducing this adventure sports in Ladakh for the first time and said that such sports can widen the scope of adventure tourism in Ladakh and hoped that this popular sport can unfold its wings in different parts of Ladakh in future. He further said that the current flying site close to Zingral and landing below Tagar is the most feasible location for the paragliding and nearly seventy flights were already conducted with success.

The State Administrative Council (SAC) has decided to take up with the Ministry of Home, Government of India, the opening up of 17 routes/areas without insisting upon inner line permit.The trekking routes proposed to be opened include (i) Faroona-Jasgund via Lasar La (ii) Akshow (Zanskar)-Gulab Garh (Kishtwar) (iii) Padum-Gulab Garh (Kishtwar) via Omasila. (iv) Padum-Dangale (Padder Valley) via Pot La (v) Kanore-Batambis-Sapi (vi) Sapi to

Christian Maurer, the swiss-born Paragliding athlete, won the Redbull X-Alps adventure race for the sixth time. He paraglided, hiked and ran over 1,100 km across the Alps from Salzburg to Peille near Monaco.The major contributor to his victory was when he was able to land on Mt. Titlis in Switzerland, the highest turn point of the race, saving him the 2,000m ascent on foot. He

The Uttara Kannada district administration is checking the feasibility of wreck-diving close to Netrani Island off the Murudeshwar coast. Netrani Island rich in marine flora and fauna with coral reefs in its sea beds is already a well known scuba-diving destination and now can become Karnataka's wreck-diving destination too.The island bed home to a fishing boat, that sank about ten years ago has a variety