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February 5, 2020

Palpla to host rafting and paragliding

Kathmandu: Palpa is hosting river rafting and paragliding events from March 7 onwards to attract foreign tourists during the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign.

Rafting will be organized in the Kaligandaki river along with paragliding in Rampur of Palpa. The Rampur Town Tourism Promotion Board is to organize a week-long rafting excursion in the Kaligandaki and paragliding from local Bahundanda and other religious and tourism sites.

The municipality has made arrangements for observation of the Ram temple, lord Ram’s hearth, the under-construction Ramjanaki temple, the Ramche View tower and other heritage sites in Rampur.

Preparations are underway to make a program to reach different places to give the invitation to foreign tourists asking them to visit Rampur in Visit Nepal Year. A plan has been set to reach different places including Pokhara and bring in foreign tourists in Rampur by making coordination with Palpali Society.

An arrangement of accommodation will be made in a tent at Bhujat Siddhababa Dham to the tourists for rafting in the tourism festival. Kaligandaki is considered better for family rafting.

Rampur municipality had organized grand Kaligadaki rafting festival from Malungadham to Bhujat Siddhababadham and Siddhababadham to Puttarghat on April 19 and 20, 2019. A team under the leadership of Sanubabu Sunuwar had made a successful test flight of paragliding from Bahundanda of Rampur-6.

The municipality prepared to operate commercial paragliding after successfully landing six paragliding flights at Kisanbari playground from Bahundanda and 16 successful test flights of paragliding from Losdi.

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