Kaligandaki River emerging as top destination for rafting

7th May, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, May 07: Kaligandaki River is emerging as the preferred destination for rafting among the national and international tourists. The number of tourists is increasing in Kaligandaki due to rafting business, said Tek Bahadur Magar. After the end of winter season, there is increase in arrival of tourists from mid-March.

As the Kaligandaki River is preferred for family trips, it is also known as Family River. Due to less flow of water in the river it is preferred by national as well as international tourists. Especially during holidays, people visit this river with their family and friends. Currently, 10-12 groups visit Kaligandaki on daily basis which shows that Kaligandaki is more preferred by people than other rivers.

Tourism entrepreneur and Chairman of the Western Regional Association, Deepak Raj Adhikari, said that the people are attracted towards Kaligandaki due to fresh water, panoramic view, waterfall, various vegetations, and pollution free environment.  Especially tourists from Europe and America visit the river for rafting.

"On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the TAAN Western Regional Association, we have recently completed a water supply program in Kaligandaki in the presence of tourism businessmen and media persons, "said Chairman Adhikari. He emphasized on the need for the development of essential infrastructure that should be performed from the state level to make Kaligandaki as an attractive destination for rafting.