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Boating resumes in Shyamalatal after 13 years

Tourists will once again have the opportunity to experience boating in Shyamalatal located in the Sharda valley in the Champawat district. After a long period of 13 years, boating has resumed here. With the commencement of boating, visitors to Champawat will have the opportunity to enjoy a boat ride. Four paddle boats have been deployed so far for the boat ride.

Boat operators were trained as part of the district scheme of the tourism department at the ITBP Academy in Tehri. At the ITBP Academy, 14 of the 18 trainees who were assigned there for training have successfully completed it.

Following that, 3 beneficiaries of the Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Tourism Self-Employment Scheme received subsidised financial aid. Later, the government awarded these operators licences to begin boating operations. Additionally, as part of the present district scheme, the tourism department has installed a jetty at Shyamalatal for the convenience of visitors and boat operators. Kolidhek Lake in Lohaghat is also participating in a similar effort.

Delighted over the start of the boating activity, Sachin Kurve, Tourism Secretary , Uttarakhand Government said, “The tourists coming to Uttarakhand especially Champawat will get a lot of thrill with the start of this boating activity here. Apart from boating, other activities such as zip line and zorbing ball will be started soon in Shyamalatal.

The tourism department is dedicated to offering all types of amenities and a wide range of travel choices to visitors travelling to Uttarakhand”.

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