Una, August 17
The Himachal Pradesh Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry has notified two sites on the banks of the Gobind Sagar reservoir of the Bhakra dam at Androuli and Lathiani villages for water sports activities, said Rural Development Minister Virender Kanwar in a press note issued here yesterday.
Kanwar said that a technical team from the Water Sports wing of the Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (DMAS), Manali, had inspected both sites located in the Kutlehar Assembly segment some time ago and given its consent for running water sports and allied adventure activities there.
He said that Baba Garib Nath temple at Androuli village, which gets partially submerged in the Gobind Sagar during the monsoons, and the Lathiani Ghat are picturesque locations and would soon be developed for water and adventure sports to boost tourism in the region.
Kanwar added that water sports activities would be outsourced to private operators, who would have to abide by the provisions of the Himachal Pradesh Water Sports and Allied Activities Rules 2021. He added that the peaks of Solasingi Dhar at Piplu and Gharvasada villages in the Kutlehar Assembly segment had recently been found conducive for paragliding after successful sorties by instructors from the DMAS, Manali.
The minister said that the state government was making sincere efforts to tap the huge potential Kutlehar has for tourism, including adventure sports. He expressed hope that the promotion of tourism in the area would boost the local economy.