In a bid to attract tourists in the state, the Madhya Pradesh Tourism department has decided to organise two events — ‘Forsyth Trail Run’ and ‘Dhoopgarh Rock Climbing’ in the dense forests of Satpura at hill station Pachmarhi.
The first event, Forsyth Trail Run, will be held on February 12 and it will be the first-of-its kind marathon in India. The second event will be Dhoopgarh Rock Climbing, which will be held on March 5, a senior official with the state Tourism department told IANS on Friday.
The events will be jointly organised by India’s leading adventure tourism agency ‘Moustache Escapes’ and the state Tourism department. The state government has tied up with Moustache Escapes for the events, the government official said.
“It will be a unique experience for adventure lovers as they will get an opportunity to explore the jungles during the trail,” the official added.
The Forsyth Trail Run will be organised on Saturday from Pachmarhi in Hoshangabad district. The run will start from Singnama and end at Bison Lodge Pachmarhi. Tourists from Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Vidisha and Indore will participate in the run, covering a distance of 30 to 40 km in forest area.
“Tourism department is also planning to organise skydiving, cycling, treks and water sports in various parts of the state in coming months. The jungle safari is already a ‘must-do’ in the state with the presence of many national parks,” said a senior official.