Himachal’s Dalhousie and Chamba are gearing up to organise three-day dragon boat and paragliding festivals after COVID lockdown to boost tourism in the region.

As per the authorities, both the festivals will help attract more and more visitors to both these regions.

Referring to this, Chamba Deputy Commissioner DC Rana said that they have been planning to host the three-day dragon festival in Chamera Lake at Taleru. He also informed that the paragliding festival will be held in Khajjiar near Dalhousie, in the month of October. Revealing more about the paragliding festival, Mr. Rana added that the administration has been informed to check out a few paragliding sites in Khajjiar, which are also tourists’ favourite spots to visit during their trip to Dalhousie.

Elaborating more on this, the Deputy Commissioner stated that the idea behind organising these festivals is to attract tourists and bring back the enthusiasm among those connected to the tourism industry in the region.

Dalhousie, Chamba to host 3-day dragon boat and paragliding festival after COVID lockdown

Apart from luring visitors to these beautiful spots, which are also less frequented by tourists, the administration is hoping that these events would further help in creating local job opportunities and provide support to the local economy.

Reacting to the initiatives taken by the administration, those from the tourism sector welcomed the idea, and stated that this is encouraging for the business of tourism, which is reeling under huge losses due to the COVID pandemic.

They, however, expressed hope that it will be very helpful if the government provides them with immediate relief, by starting the unlocking process, doing away with the e-pass system, and allowing those who have already taken their first jab of COVID vaccine to visit Dalhousie.

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