Tag: adventure sports
September 2 (TravelAndy): As Scottish cycling star and ultra-endurance athlete Mark Beaumont passes the 60 day mark of his gruelling record-breaking attempt to cycle around the globe in 80 days and the OVO Energy Tour of Britain kicks off in Edinburgh for the first time on Sunday, VisitScotland takes a look at some of the brilliant cycling events taking place around the country this year.
There are numerous ways to get involved, whether watching and cheering at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain or getting on your own bike at Pedal for Scotland. Scotland is a playground for both mountain bikers and road cyclists alike, with events to suit all ages and disciplines.
Inspired to get on your bike? Here are 5 top cycling events taking place across Scotland this autumn. Continue reading Top five cycling events in Scotland
January 8 (TravelAndy): India’s Maharashtra state will celebrate its Chikhaldara tourism festival from February 12 to 18.
The event, which used to be a three-day one earlier, will this year but from this year it is slated to be a 7 day fest, said The Times of India.
The festival will be held in the Amravati district of Maharashtra, which is home to Melghat Tiger Reserve. Continue reading Chikaldara tourism fest from Feb 12
December 28 (TravelAndy): Nepal is hosting its annual Chitwan elephant festival, to revive tourism in the Himalayan valley, said reports.
The five-day festival, which kicked off on December 26, 2017, will display activities and adventures involving elephants.
Additionally, the festival will also include games like polo, football, fast-walk, and beauty contest. Continue reading Nepal is hosting elephant fest to revive tourism
October 24 (TravelAndy): India’s Karnataka state in going to start underwater sports off Netrani Island, situated off the beaches of Uttara Kannada district, said The New Indian Express.
Adventure activities like Scuba diving and snorkeling are slated to begin in Netrani from Decemebr this year.
Located at a distance of 18km from Murudeshwara in Uttara Kannada, Netrani Island has adequate coral and a school of coral-dependent fish, which will make the underwater a treat for divers. Continue reading Go scuba diving in Karnataka this winter
September 13 (TravelAndy): India’s Jharkhand state is planning to implement major tourism development across the state, by next year.
The iron ore mines in Kiriburu and Meghatuburu in East Singbhum district are going to be made accessible to the tourists by 2017, said The Times of India (TOI).
Additionally, the mines Lohardaga, Pakur, Bokaro and Ramgarh area will also be developed as tourist attraction later. Continue reading Plan a mine visit in Jharkhand next year
To promote adventure tourism, the state tourism authorities have decided host the ‘Indian Open for Surfing’ at Mangaluru from May 27 to 29.
Mangaluru’s Sasihithlu beach will be the stage for the competition, The Hindu Businessline said. Continue reading Surfing contest at Karnataka beach
May 10 (TravelAndy): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued fresh orders prohibiting all adventure sports at Rohtang Pass in north India’s Himachal Pradesh state.
To prevent further degradation of the ecologically-sensitive Rohtang Pass, the tribunal order suspended the plying of snow scooters, paragliding and similar sports in the area.
Tourists visiting Rohtang, will only be allowed to hire traditional Himachal dresses and pose for photographs. Continue reading Adventure sports banned at Rohtang Pass
January 23 (TravelAndy): A three-day river festival has begun along the river Kameng in India’s northeastern state, Arunachal Pradesh.
Pacha Morang village in Seppa district of Arunachal Pradesh has been identified as the festival venue.
Along with display of folk music and indigenous cuisine, traditional sporting events like bamboo stilt walk, archery, pole climbing, hop jump will be demonstrated. Continue reading River fest kicks off in Arunachal Pradesh
December 19 (TravelAndy): Goa is set to host Sunburn Goa, touted as Asia’s largest electronic dance music festival from December 27.
Sunburn, a popular Indian electronic music brand, in collaboration with Goa Tourism Development Corporation, is organising the three-day festival on the popular Vagator beach.
Approximately four lakh people are expected to attend this festival. Continue reading Goa set for Sunburn festival from Dec 27
August 2 (TravelAndy): The tourist department of the popular hill station Kullu in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday banned paragliding in the district till September 15.
“Paragliding has been banned under Himachal Pradesh Aero Sports Rules till September 15, because in rainy season, dense fog on hilly areas may cause accidents,” said a Hindustan Times report, quoting a statement by district tourism officer Ratan Gautam.
A ban on river rafting is also on and it will continue till September 15. Continue reading Kullu bans paragliding till Sep 15