Aerial Himalaya sight-seeing on cards
November 21 (TravelAndy): India’s Uttarakhand state will organise aerial tours of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks across 300km this winter.
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN), a state government enterprise, in collaboration with Air India, will organise flights for this aerial sight-seeing tour, The Times of India said.
Since the scheme did not draw enough tourist last year, GMVN has introduced some more attractions this winter, including rafting on the Kodiyala river, visit to the popular Surkanda temple in Rishikesh and skiing in Auli.
The authorities want to use to initiative to maintain a continuous flow of tourists to the state even after closure of Chardham, which consists of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.