As monsoon brings with it landslides, cloudbursts and floods on hills, Kullu administration is preparing in advance to make rainy season pleasant for residents and tourists. The monsoon may reach Himachal any time. The rivers and water streams in Kullu have already swollen as snow on peaks is melting fast due to rise in temperature.

Following increasing cases of accidents in adventure tourism activities in Kullu, the district administration has ordered to seal the unauthorized paragliding sites and take strict action on illegal river rafting in Beas. Kullu deputy commissioner Yunus ordered SDMs and district tourism and development officer to destroy the paragliding infrastructure at Dobhi, Talogi, and Bijli Mahadev.

With incessant rain triggering landslides along Mandi-Manali national highway, Kullu administration has requested people to avoid driving during nighttime when its raining heavily. Another landslide at 16 Mile, 12km from Manali, had blocked the NH on Wednesday and Thursday. Four vehicles that were attempting to cross the stretch got stuck in boggy road on Wednesday

MANALI: Distracted by heat and din, over 1.5 crore tourists visit Himachal every year to relax in cold and calm atmosphere, but not all of them return home safely as nature’s beauty proves lethal for few of them. Negligence, ignorance, improper safety arrangements, hurriedness, rescue response delay, week communication and medical services are few of

MANALI: The banks of Beas river, which wreaks havoc with devastating floods during monsoon season every year and attracts tourists with its charm, would soon be channelized and beautified at a cost of Rs 585cr. The plan is to channelize nearly 70km stretch of the river from Palchan village near Manali till Aut in Mandi