October 15 (TavelAndy): To promote adventure tourism, the 17th Himalayan motor rally was flagged off on Wednesday, by Farooq Ahmad Shah, secretary tourism of Jammu and Kashmir state in India, said reports.
The rally commenced on October 11 from Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Before arriving at Srinagar, the rally had already covered places including Delhozi, Kishtwar and Bhaderwah. It reached Srinagar on October 13 via Sinthan Top.
Starting off from Srinagar, the rally will head for Drass, Sanku via Amballa pass to Rangdum. With favourable conditions, the rally is expected return on October 16.
A total of 240 cars and bikes are taking part in this rally, christened as ‘Raid De Himalaya’.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir has the maximum number of motor rally tracks in India, Shah was quoted as saying.
The state government is keen on promoting adventure tourism in order to attract both domestic and foreign travellers, Shah added.