The Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation (JTDC) with an attempt to promote tourism in State is going to kick-start adventure tourism at five tourist destinations. In the initial phase, the five places where the adventure tourism will begin are Naterhat Lake, Kanke Dam Park, Betla National park, Chandil Dam, and Patratu Dam. The JTDC has prepared the itinerary for five places which will start from January 25 to February 12.
State Tourism department secretary, Rahul Sharma said, “The department with an aim to promote tourism at various tourist destinations has decided to launch adventure tourism. In the initial phase we are starting the activities at five places, but later more tourists’ places will be covered.”
As per JTDC itinerary, from January 25 to February 3, adventure sports will be held at Naterhat Dam and Kanke dam, from February 2 to 6, adventure sports will be held at Betla National Park, while from February 2 to 11 the adventure games will be held at
Chandil Dam and last from February 8 to 12 the adventure games will be held at Patratu Dam. Sources said that the government is focusing in promoting adventure sports as Jharkhand despite having rich flora and fauna has failed to develop these tourists’ destinations.
Sources said that the corporation has hired some private agencies which will operate the adventure game activities. These agencies will provide equipments for running adventure sports activities.
Some of the sports activities which will be covered under adventure sports are Cycling, Tracking, Para cycling, Rock climbing, fishing, Jungle safari, nature trail among others.
The JTDC has decided a fees structure which will be charged from people participating in adventure sports, however, there will be relaxation in fees structure for school students.
The residents have welcomed the new initiative of JTDC. Amarjeet Kumar a resident of Upper Bazaar area said, “The state government initiative is welcome step as it will promote tourism in state.”