Kochi: Be prepared for a few adrenaline rushes this Onam because the state is about to come to be a prime destination for water sports and adventure tourism activities.
While Munambam in Ernakulam location might be a hub of exhilarating water sport sports — from wind surfing, jet snowboarding to banana boats and Kayaking, the Tourism branch is developing Bhootathankettu, also in the district, as a primary adventure tourism vacation spot.
“We’re launching a range of seashore water sports activities at Munambam in tie-up with the Ernakulam District Tourism Promotion Council. We’ll begin the activities on September 8 and make bigger the centers on an everlasting basis. Tourists also can revel in Dive Park, Self-Kitchen Model and Sand Crafting there,” stated Mesh Manoharan, Founder of Neptune Water Sports, which won the bidding for Licensed Operator held via the DTPC the other day.
Now water game enthusiasts from the kingdom could experience all activities that are available in Goan seashores.
“We’re presenting windsurfing, catamaran sailing, jet-skiing, velocity boat, banana rides, bumper rides, and kayaking. We’ve been worried about education in these water sports for the final three years and have nicely-skilled staff. Besides, coverage is being provided to riders,” he said.
While fundamental facilities like lavatories and parking centers were set up, the vicinity may be formally surpassed over to the Group on September eight while Vypeen MLA S. Sarma inaugurates DTPC’s Onam celebrations at Munambam seashore. The Dive Park may be set up on Build-Operate and Transfer (BoT) foundation and exceeded over to the DTPC inside the destiny.
A ‘Self-Kitchen Model’ program will be introduced in every other month below which travelers can experience stay fishing. Small businesses can prepare dinner meals with the locally available procurements (fish, bird) with the help of nearby cooks.
Meanwhile, the tourism department aims to promote Bhootathankettu as a main adventure tourism destination. A ‘Four-wheeler Mud Race’ can be held there in which over 50 participants with altered motors will participate.
“The 1.Five km tune is just earlier than the dam and consists of rocks and slush, presenting for one of the first-rate terrains for this sort of sports activities. The winners will cast off a coins prize of Rs 1.Five lakh. We aim to maintain occasions like ‘Slush Fest’ on an everyday basis here,” said A.V. Rajesh, Programme Co-ordinator and Pindimana block panchayat member.