Agartala, Jan 09, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk
The excitement of rock climbing, thrill of a hot ballon ride, experience of Jet Skiing and Banana Boating – all such adventure activities are now in the city. On the second week of new year, for the first time the city dwellers have got the opportunity to experience thrill as well as fun and traditional food items at the Astabal ground - thanks to Tripura Tourism for initiating such an event.
Agartala Adventure Tourism Festival, an initiative of Tripura Tourism Development Corporation, has brought a new hope among the adventure lovers especially the youth.
Tourism minister Pranajit Singha Roy has inaugurated the festival in a colourful ceremony this morning.
The festival includes 11 types of adventure activities- Hot Air Ballon, Zip Line, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Burma Bridge, Land Zorbing, Archery, Water Roller, Jet Ski, Banana Boat and Kayaking—at Astabal ground and Laxminarayan Bari Lake. The Festival will continue till January 13 next and is open for public between 9 am and 5 am.
Meanwhile, the event has been organized in collaboration with Alpine Wonders Private Limited, New Delhi and Nirmahal Adventure and Mountaineering Foundation, Sonamura.
While taking part in the festival, the Tourism minister expressed hope that the adventure activities would help the Tourism sector go a long way.
“Tripura Tourism will get a complete shape with the inclusion of such adventure activities,” he told the Media.
Tourism secretary Kiran Gitte and Managing Director of Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Ravel Hamendra Kumar were also present in the inaugural ceremony.
Meanwhile, in a separate programme at Jolaibari, the Tourism minister said that the government had sanctioned Rs. 11.45 lakh to make Pilak more attractive. He was speaking in the inaugural ceremony of Pilak Archaeological and Tourism Festival. He said the government was working on priority to improve tourism infrastructure across the state.