Project: Hot air balloon safari: Pinjore-Kalka, located in the Panchkula region, is thought to be the entryway to Himachal Pradesh and has a lot of potential for tourism.
During the launch of a hot air balloon safari project in Pinjore, Panchkula district, on Wednesday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar stated that the state has a great deal of potential for adventure tourism.
Along with Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta and Tourism Minister Kanwar Pal, Khattar also had a flight in a hot air balloon. He told reporters that the effort would not only help create jobs but also give the area a new identity.
According to him, Pinjore-Kalka in the Panchkula region has a lot of promise for tourism and is seen as the entry point to Himachal Pradesh.
Khattar said that the state government would give the business conducting the hot air balloon nature safari project ₹72 lakh in Viability Gap Funding (VGF) over a two-year period to make the initiative financially sustainable.
According to him, the firm has set up ₹13,000 for each tourist per ride.
Khattar also launched water and adventure sports activities at Yamunanagar district’s Hathnikund Barrage following the Pinjore event.
According to him, a park at Hathnikund Barrage will bear the name Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former prime minister of India.
During his speech, Khattar stated that the tourism sector draws visitors from all over the world.
Anywhere there has been a boom in tourist, the area has clearly developed. Additionally, it improves locals’ access to jobs, he claimed.
The 69-year-old Khattar spoke about his hot air balloon journey in Pinjore, saying, “We do travel by airplanes and helicopters but this is a unique experience.” When the hot air balloon is in the air, a lot depends on the direction of the wind. When landing, those operating it must search for an open space. I had the opportunity to see a lot of wild creatures during the ride. Thus, I can state that this was an amazing experience.
Later, Khattar wrote in Hindi in a post on X, “Visitors are welcome in Haryana! To place Haryana on the map for tourism, we have worked on an unprecedented scale over the past nine years.
“Today, in an effort to encourage adventure tourism, we introduced a hot air balloon safari in Pinjore, marking another advancement. Without a doubt, this project will give the region a new identity and generate job prospects,” Khattar wrote.
According to an official statement released here, for the past nine years, the chief minister has greatly pushed Haryana’s participation in adventure sports.
According to the statement, Pinjore is currently being promoted as a tourist destination, and the Shivalik mountain range has become a center for adventure sports.
It added that in addition to providing visitors with novel activities, this will help them learn about Pinjore’s past.
A plan is being developed to draw tourists from around the world to Haryana. As part of this plan, the Aravalli mountain range in the districts of Gurugram and Nuh will see 10,000 acres of land turned into the largest jungle safari park in the world.
When constructed, this will support tourism in the Gurugram and Nuh regions while also helping to preserve the Aravalli mountain range, according to the statement.
The national capital and its environs are anticipated to send a sizable number of tourists to this jungle safari, which will also create job chances for the local populace, it stated.
Together with water sports, trekking, mountain bike trails, and other activities have received recognition in an effort to increase tourism in Haryana and improve ecotourism in the Morni Hills. The Forest Department has also encouraged ecotourism in the Morni Hills.
Source- Hindustan times