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Adventure activities in Ötztal (Austria) that every adventurist must give a shot

The Beauty and spirited aura of this place is what make tourists from different corners of the world, land here

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Ötztal, Austria
Alpine valley Ötztal, Austria. Pixabay

New Delhi, October 3, 2017: An alpine valley in the western Austrian state of Tyrol, the Ötztal is a well known tourist spot. People from around the globe go to the valley to witness the grace of nature and the adventure activities this place has to offer. The Beauty and spirited aura of this place is what make tourists from different corners of the world, land here.

Let’s take a look at the best adventure activities that this place has to offer:

River Rafting: Feel the stunning waves and give yourself the much desired adrenaline rush, while wearing a helmet, special shoes, and a life vest. Experience water like never before!

Adventure activities in Ötztal
Rafting. Pixabay

Biking and Cycling: The Ötztal with its wonderful terrain, is the most exciting place for passionate bikers and cyclists. Not to forget, The Ötztaler Cycle Marathon is one of the most awaited events for the adventurists.

Adventure activities in Ötztal
Biking. Pixabay

Hiking: If you’re a fan of walking, do not think twice and head to the Ötztal. Alpine footpaths, theme trials, lake hikes and what not?
Dear adventurist, The paradise awaits you!

Adventure activities in Ötztal
Hiking. Pixabay

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Horse Riding: With a vast range of horses, there’s high probability that you’ll find a friend for you to sit on and watch the beautiful landscapes of The Ötztal. Discover the passion for horse riding in you!

Adventure activities in Ötztal
Horse riding. Pixabay

Geocaching: What’s that? A GPS assisted treasure hunt. A geocache is a small hidden box which the hunter needs to find by entering its coordinates into a GPS device. Sounds fun, huh?

Adventure activities in Ötztal
Geocaching. Pixabay

-prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha

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No More Photography Tax In North Goa’s Village ‘Parra’

Goa village has suspended the photography tax levied on tourists

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A village in Goa suspends the photography tax levied on tourists. Pixabay

Days after amateur shutterbugs on shoe-string budgets thought they have lost their opportunity to capture the scenic beauty of Goa, the panchayat in North Goa’s Parra, the ancestral village of former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, has scrapped a controversial tax levied on tourists photography.

Parra is best known for its scenic road lined with coconut trees, often serves as a backdrop in several Bollywood films, including the Shahrukh Khan-starrer ‘Dear Zindagi’.

The decision to levy the tax ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 500 had triggered a controversy in Goa, after an outraged local resident published a photo of the panchayat’s signage announcing the tax and uploaded a video of tourists being levied the fee, on social media.

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Parra is best known for its scenic road lined with coconut trees, often serves as a backdrop in several Bollywood films. Pixabay

Talking to IANS on Wednesday, sarpanch of the Parra village panchayat Delilah Lobo said the decision to impose the “Swachhta tax” on those taking photos and selfies along the scenic coconut palm-lined road, was not made in order to earn revenue, but to deter tourists from being a nuisance on the narrow road, which often led to traffic jams and garbage being strewn around.

“We have suspended the tax for now. The idea behind the tax was not to earn revenue for the village panchayat, but to deter tourists and photographers from holding up traffic along the narrow road during their shoots and throwing garbage around the place,” Lobo said.

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The tax had also irked travel and tourism industry stakeholders in Goa, who had expressed concern that such a tax may be emulated in other coastal villages, which would deter tourists from visiting the areas. (IANS)