Shimla, June 12, 2017: The Joint Multi Adventure Expedition of HPTDC, Himachal Tourism and Indian Air Force was launched today. The Air Devils of the Indian Air Force carried out para dropping, para sailing and para motoring activities at Jubber Hatti, near Shimla to kick off the expedition where large number of students, tourists and locals witnessed the amazing actions of Indian Air Force Team.
The Wing Commander S.S. Malik, Director, Directorate of Adventure, Indian Air Force and Sqn. Ldr. Nisha Goverdhan, who hails from District Shimla of the State, were also part of the expedition team.
In the next phase the Mountain Expedition from Shimla to Tattapani was flagged off by Chief Secretary Shri V.C. Pharka from the Ridge, Shimla. The local cycling association also accompanied the Indian Air Force team and joined Mountain Biking expedition from Shimla to Naldehra. The police band and Radio Mirchi team entertained the public during flag off ceremony. The expedition will be further continued where Indian Air Force team will carry out Paragliding at Bir Billing, Trekking and camping from Manali to Beas Kund and River rafting at Kullu.
Shri V.C Pharka said that this joint expedition has been organized to encourage the young generation for activity based tourism products. He said Himachal Tourism will organize more expeditions in future to explore possibilities of additional adventure activities in the State.
Commissioner, Tourism-cum-Managing Director, HPTDC Shri Dinesh Malhotra said that the Joint Adventure Expedition with Indian Air Force has been arranged to showcase the vast adventure opportunities available in Himachal Pradesh. He said that the Corporation has also introduced adventure tourism packages various variety of adventure activates and integrated with boarding, lodging and transportation.
The HPTDC will soon tie up with various agencies at different parts of the State to carry our adventure activities as per needs and preference of the guests. Shri Malhotra said that Himachal has vast potential of adventure activities that can be explored to promote tourism of the state.