IISM Gulmarg introduces hot air balloon on World Snow Day

Srinagar, Jan 21: On the occasion of World Snow day Indian Institute of Ski and Mountaineering (IISM), Gulmarg introduced hot air balloon flight at Gulmarg on Sunday.
 The event was inaugurated by Director Tourism Talat Parvez along with Principal IISM J S Dhillon.
 Within minutes of the flight, the spot was thronged by tourists who wanted to view Gulmarg bowl from the sky.
 On the occasion Talat complimented Principal IISM for taking such a wonderful initiative to promote Gulmarg as a world class adventure destination, a statement issued by IISM said.
 IISM has become the most popular ski destination in the South Asia and all its courses are oversubscribed.
 Dhillon said that Institute has introduced hot air ballooning to make Gulmarg as a favourable adventure destination as also to train the local youth in such activity so that they could promote hot air ballooning in other parts of the J&K.
 The balloon was piloted by Rohitaswa Bissa of National Adventure Foundation.
 CEO Gulmarg Development Authority, Mahmood Shah, also took time from his busy schedule to fly in the hot air balloon.
 He said that view of snow laden Gulmarg bowl from the sky was amazing and he plans to take another flight to capture this view in his camera, statement further said.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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