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Haryana CM launches hot air balloon safari

IANS | November 08, 2023 11:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday launched a hot air balloon safari in Pinjore town of Panchkula district, the gateway to Himachal Pradesh, in a bid to promote tourism.

"We have done unprecedented work in nine years to put Haryana on the tourism map, " Khattar told reporters after launching the balloon safari in the foothills of the Shivalik range.

"Today, taking another step forward, we launched a hot air balloon safari. Certainly, this initiative will not only give a new identity to the area but will also create employment opportunities, " the Chief Minister added.

Pinjore, located on the Chandigarh-Shimla national highway, is famous for the Mughal garden named the Yadavindra Gardens.

The land of Pinjore finds a mention in the Mahabharata. Adventure sports like paragliding, jet skiing, parasailing and trekking have already been introduced in Pinjore’s neighbouring hill station Morni.

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