Published On: Fri, Mar 4th, 2016

Sania Mirza inaugurates Telangana Tourism’s Luxury Yacht Rides at Hussain Sagar

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saniaHyderabad: Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC), today launched two new catamaran yachts for the Hussain Sagar Lake at Lumbini Park in Hyderabad. The yachts were inaugurated by Ms. Sania Mirza, brand ambassador for Telangana State.

The new catamaran boats have been procured from the USA and will be available to ferry the public from today at the Hussain Sagar Lake. The boats can accommodate 12-15 members per trip. TSTDC has introduced the luxury ride package with these two new boats, which will be priced at RS 100 per person. Additionally, TSTDC has also launched party packages priced at RS 2000 per hour at these luxury boats. The party packages will begin post 8:30 PM and can be availed up to 12:00 AM. The boats will not only provide a luxurious ambience to tourists but also have a lower seating which is closer to the water during the ride.

TSTDC owns the largest water fleet in India amongst the state tourism departments, about 95 which comprises small and big boats. The corporation operates leisure based cruises and water sports at different lakes and rivers of the State, Parasailing activity at Hussain Sagar etc, which are very popular amongst the local crowd as well. Currently the state tourism development corporation already operates 1 mechanical large boat as a ferry to the Buddha statue. TSTDC also runs 3 cruises 2 AC and 1 Non AC for parties and rides on the lake. TSTDC has also introduced a jolly ride with these cruises – with a carnival style folk and cultural song & dance presentation during the ride. It operates a Jetski and speedboat as well to cater to the tastes of adventure enthusiasts.

Speaking at the inauguration Ms. Sania Mirza, Indian Tennis Player and Brand Ambassador for Telangana State said, “I am pleased to launch the two new luxury yachts at Hussain Sagar Lake. I had a wonderful experience through the ride which brought back the memories of my childhood. The Telangana Tourism Corporation is very proactive in not only assessing the needs of the tourists but also introducing exciting opportunities for the local crowd. I am sure that the tourists will have a great experience with the new yachts.”

Since the formation of Telangana, the Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation has taken significant strides to strengthen Telangana’s position as a world-class tourist destination. The Corporation has recently launched an adventurous Helicopter ride, providing a spectacular aerial view of the majestic twin cities; at affordable prices.
TSTDC has introduced new Package Tours to fit the specific needs of tourists and helps them plan the entire itinerary through a seamless online booking experience on Services offered in package –Transport, Accommodation, Sightseeing and also hassle free Darshan of Lord Balaji apart from other major attractive tourist destinations of Telangana.

With the aim of providing distinct tourism experience catering to all classes of audiences, TSTDC has introduced adventurous Jungle lodges along with a jungle safari at the kawal Wildlife sanctuary in Adilabad. The corporation also operates mesmerizing lakeside cottages at Ramappa and Laknawarm lakes at Warangal situated a few meters within the serene lake waters. TSTDC also has an exclusive Haritha Heritage hotel at Medak fort and another breath taking resort at Taramati Baradari in the heart of Hyderabad.
TSTDC also organizes Sound & Light shows at two historical forts – Golconda Fort and the Warangal Fort. These shows have recorded narrations (English, Hindi & Telugu) along with imaginative use of music, sound and light effects – creating a dramatic history of the forts. While focusing on the forefront of adventure and ecotourism projects, TSTDC is organizing adventure clubs at Bhongir Fort for rock climbing activities and trekking.

This is an ideal occasion to visit the State of Telangana which offers its visitors a plethora of places of pristine natural beauty, abundant wildlife, magnificent palaces and forts reflecting architectural blends along with immense opportunities to explore its artistic and cultural enrichment.

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