Tuesday, 2 October 2012

River Beas gets crowded with rafting enthusiasts

MANALI: With colourful rafts making beeline on white waters of river Beas, the adventure of rafting in cold waters is attracting thousands of tourists every day to Kullu.
Tourists have thronged Babeli and Pirdi, the river rafting points of Kullu, to enjoy taste the fun of this thrilling game. Over 150 local youths are providing rafting services to tourists and all of them are busy. A long dry spell and pleasant sunny days have provided an opportunity for both tourists and service providers to cash the moment.
River rafting in river Beas in Kullu Manali
Owner of Evergreen Adventure, Thakur Chand, said that hundreds of tourists are landing at Babeli to enjoy the rafting. “Most of our customers are students from various states who are on their educational tours to Manali. Also, number of couples is increasing gradually,” he said.
The water level in river Beas has decreased and tourists of all age groups are enjoying rafting without any fear. A sudden rise in number of adventure enthusiasts have cheered the local youths. “Beas is crowded with rafts after three months. All the registered rafts are doing brisk business,” Biru, another raft owner said.
Though high peaks have little snow but skiing slopes of Rohtang have no snow for skiing. Adventure loving tourists are heading to Manali for paragliding and river rafting.