Water Sports at Pong Dam
is great opportunity for lovers of water sports at the
Pong Dam in
Kangra district. The manmade reservoir of the dam is 42 km in length
and 2km in width on the Beas river.
regional water sports centre here is a pioneer in these specialized
activities. There is swimming, canoeing, rowing, sailing, and water
skiing- all competitive events. Training is also imparted in water
safety and rescue measures.
levels of water sports courses are conducted here. The basic course
,intermediate course, & advanced course.
Infrastructural facilities include a 75-bed hostel with modern
facilities, a 10-suit rest house with attached toilets, hot/cold
water a beautiful dining room with a capacity for 100 persons and a
kitchen with storage facilities. A workshop changing room and
boat-shed are on the verge of completion. An administration block
auditorium and residential accommodation are under construction.
deposition in Sutlej and a rush of applicants led to the shifting of
the centre to its present site at the
Pong Dam and upgrading of its
status to that of a regional water sports centre in June 1986.
centre is the only one of its kind in
India. The sports activities
are conducted and supervised by highly qualified instructors.
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