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Tethered hot air ballooning services launched in Goa

Goa touched another milestone in its tourism sector on Tuesday, with the launch of the Hot Air Ballooning services by GTDC. The occasion was graced by Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar, chairman of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) Nilesh Cabral, Director of Goa Tourism Ameya Abhyankar and MD, GTDC Nikhil Desai at the GTDC parking lot at Baga.The Hot Air Balloon service was tested in May 2015 and now, with the beginning of the peak season, Goa Tourism is all set to offer its visitors an unforgettable experience. 344 more words

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Landmark film on K2 to be screened in Kolkata

Mountaineers, photographers and cine buffs in Kolkata will get a treat this Friday. The Himalayan Club, Kolkata Section, in collaboration with the Italian Consulate, will screen a film by renowned mountaineer and photographer Vittorio Sella, dating back to 1909. 481 more words

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Indian Navy mountaineers' team scales Mount Kun

For the first time in 11 years, a team of Indian Navy mountaineers has successfully scaled a peak over 7,000 metres high. The eight-member team, which exclusively comprised Eastern Naval Command (ENC) staff and also for the first time a lady officer, scaled the 7077-meter-high Mount Kun in the Zanskar region of Jammu and Kashmir in September this year, making it the second highest summit to be scaled by Indian Navy’s mountaineers after Mount Everest in 2004. 527 more words

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A bird’s-eye view of Hampi monuments

Now, you no longer have to wait for Hampi Utsav, the annual mega cultural festival, to have a glimpse of the ancient monuments at the World Heritage Site from the sky. 325 more words

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Kolahoi peak expedition flagged off in Kashmir, Tour de Kashmir logo unveiled

In a big boost to revive mountaineering as a major adventure sport, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Monday flagged off the first expedition in 25 years by J&K Mountaineering & Hiking Club (JKHMC) to conquer Kolahoi, the valley’s highest and most arduous peak to climb. 585 more words

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6th edition of Monsoon Regatta off to a flying start in Yatch Club, Hyderabad

All eyes will be on local lad and 2013 bronze medallist Ragi Rajnikanth in this year’s Deloitte Monsoon Regatta, which will commence at Hussainsagar lake from July 1. 224 more words

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Ist flat water rafting championship held on Jhelum in India

In continuation to its ongoing “Summer Festival”, organized by Tourism Department Kashmir, the first-ever Flat Water Rafting Championship was held on the still waters of famous river Jhelum in Srinagar today.Down the River Kayaking sprint was also held.Over 125 paddlers representing 10 top teams of different institutions and clubs of the valley took part in this historical championship.Rafting on running rivers is popular world over but rafting on flat water is a newly developed sport. 326 more words

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