Nepalgunj: Rafting has been initiated in Rapti river in order to promote, domestic and external tourism in western Nepal from Friday .
According to the local tour operators, the adventurous water sport has been started in the Rapti River from Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality Ward 1 of Banke Kusum Bariya to Agaiya.
The tourism division office, Banke in collaboration with Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality has initiated this venture which was inaugurated by Lumbini Province’s Tourism, Rural and Urban Development Minister Dilli Chaudhary amidst a big event.
The chief of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality Lahuram Tharu, Deputy Chairperson Dhani Kumari Khatri, Tourism Division Office Banke Chief Madhav Gyawali, Member of the Lumbini Provincial Planning Commission Dr. Damodar Bhusal, tourism worker Gehendra Kumar Khadka among others had participated in rafting.
The total distance of rafting is said to be at least 27 km from Kusum Baria to Agaiya.