The Hindu – 16 Jul, 2012
Tourism Minister, Sri. Anil Kumar inaugurating the white water raft supplied by Navgathi to DTPC Wayanad.
Tourism Minister A.P. Anilkumar flagged off a water rafting project launched by the District Tourism Promotion Council on the Anoth river at Vythiri in Wayanad on Saturday.
The project has been launched as part of promoting adventure tourism in the hill district. Rafting packages are offered to eight-member tourist groups on two river trails — six km on the Mananthavady river from Pazhassi Park at Mananthavadi to Koyileri at Rs. 2,500; 12 km from Pazhassi Park to Dasanakkara (Rs. 5,000); 20 km from Pazhassi Park to the Kuruva islands (Rs. 10,000); and 8-km and 16-km packages on the Anoth river.
A special package, “Explore Wayanad,” offers rafting for two nights and three days at a cost of Rs. 25,000, including food, angling and tent accommodation for an eight-member group.
The rafting package on the Kabani will begin at Vythiri and end at Bavali, near Barakuppa on the Kerala-Karnataka border.
The council has bought two Korean-made white water rafts, each at a cost of Rs. 2.5 lakh, camping materials, angling equipment and sleeping bags. Details may be had on (04936) 202 134 or 9847 884242.