Looks like Andhra Pradesh is keeping true to its aim of becoming one of the best tourist destinations in the country. In order to stay tuned to the changing preference patterns of travellers, Andhra Pradesh tourism has launched a host of watersports and adventure tourism facilities in Vijayawada. Also read: Ajay Devgn and Kajol will be the new brand ambassadors of Andhra Pradesh Tourism! While parasailing, jeep parasailing, paramotoring, water skiing, speed boating, etc. have been introduced at Vijayawada’s Bhavani Islands already, work is also well underway to replicate the same across other key beaches such as Rishikonda, Bheemili, Mangamaripeta, Thotlakonda, among others.A host of watersports have been introduced at the Bhavani Islands in Vijayawada. Picture courtesy: Facebook/Join Your Hands For Vijayawada Although Papikondalu in Rajahmundry is a popular destination mainly due to its scenic splendour, two houseboats have been launched in this place with one- and three-bedroom capacities respectively. These boats are fitted with best-in-class amenities for the tourists.Neerabh Kumar Prasad, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Government, Tourism & Culture, said “We are extremely proud to announce the launch of a host of water sport and adventure tourism facilities in Andhra Pradesh. This launch will herald a new dimension in tourism in the state.””Sport and adventure are the two most integral parts of youth life and these facilities will have a strong appeal to come and enjoy a memorable experience in the state.” he added.Also read: 5 offbeat destinations in Andhra Pradesh you must see advertisementTourism in Andhra Pradesh is also geared up to add a new feather in its cap with the launch of amphibious vehicles in Vijayawada and Rajahmundry. These are special kinds of vehicles that can operate on both land and water, thus capable of giving visitors an unforgettable experience.Andhra Pradesh Tourism is also coming up with helicopter rides and seaplanes at Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Kakinada. In Vizag, helicopter tours will be operated from the Kailasagiri Hills, which is one of the most prominent tourist attractions. Site for setting up seaplane jetty has been identified in all the destinations and currently design work is underway. Dr. R.P. Khajuria, I.F.S., Commissioner, Department of Tourism said “Amphibious vehicles and heli tourism are the two most contemporary forms of tourism attractions. We plan to launch them soon and are really upbeat about it. Overall with the launch of these hosts of water sport and adventure tourism activities, we feel tourism in the state will get a major boost.”For patrons of adventure tourism, the stage is set to take their experience to a new height with the launch of facilities such as waterfall rappelling, rock climbing, high rope courses, zorbing etc. in popular hill stations of Horsley Hills, Puligundu and Talakona.