Its Delhi to Karnataka
New Delhi: Owing to the ample potential that the State has for adventure activities, Wanderlust Adventures, a Delhi-based company has submitted a proposal to the State government to develop adventure sports in various destinations in Karnataka. Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Sudhir Gowda, consultant, district tourism department, said, “This is an attempt to develop adventure sports. In Mangaluru, the area near the Phalguni river lodge has been identified. The company has proposed setting up a bungee station with jumps over the river. They have also proposed ziplines across the river. The project cost is about Rs 4.25 crore and will be developed on a 70:30 with 30 per cent by Wanderlust. The ticket revenues will also be on 70:30 ratio. Multiple activities will be offered from this bungee site which also includes commando slithering, cage ride and so on. The proposal is pending before the tourism minister and secretary tourism”. Other regions like Ramanagaram, Sharavati and Belagavi have also been identified for setting up adventure zones, the projects amounting upto Rs. 6 crores. They hope that these ventures would attract more tourists into the State from the nearby state of Goa and the rest of India.