Uttarakhand (SunstarTV Bureau): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurates first Nayar Valley Adventure festival and National Paragliding Accuracy Competition in Pauri, here today.
An hour from Lansdowne, a two-hour drive from Kotdwar and a four-hour drive from Dehradun will lead you to Bilkhet at Satpuli, nested in between Lansdowne and Pauri.
बिलखेत, पौड़ी में प्रथम नयार घाटी एडवेंचर फेस्टिवल का उद्घाटन किया एवं राष्ट्रीय पैराग्लाइडिंग एक्यूरेसी प्रतियोगिता का शुभारम्भ किया। इस अवसर पर पैराग्लाइडिंग प्रशिक्षण केन्द्र खोलने की घोषणा भी की। इस आयोजन से पौड़ी की नयार घाटी को नया अड्वेंचर डेस्टिनेशन बनाने में मदद मिलेगी pic.twitter.com/Qpqx6BMlur
— Trivendra Singh Rawat (@tsrawatbjp) November 19, 2020
The festival is named after the Nayar River, on which bank it is conducted every year.
For those who enjoy the adrenalin rush, the thrill and the pace, this four-day long festival is everything you wish for. This festival is organized by Pauri Administration, Uttarakhand Tourism and Team of Adventure Tourism. Professionals like Himalayan Aero Sports Association and Himalayan Adventure Festival to lure bikers, camp organisers, pilots, para-gliders, runners and the likes come together to promote adventure sports and highlight the possibility of Nayar Valley making its way as a destination on the map for Adventure Tourism.
This year, the National Paragliding Accuracy Competition is held in Bilkhet during the festival itself. Along with adventurous sports Tandem flights, Powered Gliders are some of the thrills that those who come to the event will witness. Those who register at the counter set up at the venue are promised Tandem Flights and Ballooning activities as well.
Keeping in view the pandemic, the participants will be tested for Covid-19 on arrival at Kotdwar and then taken to the location to partake in the four-day event.
Vinay Singh, Coordinator, focuses on the idea behind the festival reiterating the fact, “We are trying to promote adventure tourism in our state and create local employment for our youth / locals who live within the vicinity of the place.”