( Rafting At Hathni Kund )
Main Recreation : Rafting
Attraction : The Exotic Birds
short drive from the town of Yamuna Nagar begins the Sal forest
reserve of Kalesar. At Paonta Sahib,
the river Yamuna crosses over the last lap of the Himalayan foothills
and flows into the plains of Haryana. And, the waters of the western
Yamuna Canal are caught in the barrage at Tajewala. Each of these
centres is within 5 kms. The tourism centre of Haryana Tourism at
Hathni Kund forms a link between these attractions. Built on a raised
plinth, the complex over looks the flowing waters of the Yamuna.
In the far distance, stand the foothills of the Himalayas slowly
blending into the skyline.
Hathni Kund is not the usual quiet retreat it seems, at a glance.
The summers bring groups of adventurous river rafters. Launching
off on an expedition from Paonta Sahib, the rafts sway on till Hathni
Kund. The rapids in this stretch are of medium intensity. Perfect
for amateurs. A number of expeditions have been run already. Adding
a special appeal to rafting is the facility to camp out in the lawns
of this complex. After a rafting expedition and camping out at night,
set off for a trek into the Kalesar forest reserve.
only is the Sal forest a delight but so is the bird life. The tree
pie, peafowls, partridges will delight the ornithologist in you.
Nilgai and an occasional chital can also be spied here. The next
halt can be made at an absolutely different location, the waterfront
of Tajewala. The barrage at this location has fascinated many an
angler. The waters have the Mahaseer for all those who care for
this very restful experience. A permit is necessary and can be obtained
from the officer in charge. Special adventure club camps can be
tailored to preference.
Hotel, restaurant rafting, camping, and bodysurfing and wildlife
tracts for adventure sport.