Uttarakhand justifies being called an adobe of God and Goddesses not only in its literal sense but also figuratively due to snow capped lofty Himalayas crowning its north, densely forested Tarai region in its south and the soulful enchanting in praise of god and goddesses all around. It is truly cradled in the lap of nature. This Indian state will captivate you with its enthralling beauty and mystic charm, thrill and adventure like skiing, river rafting, mountaineering, trekking, Paragliding etc. On Exotic locales like Auli, Dayara Bugyal. Activities ranging from adventure sports to liven up the spirits of those who have the appetite to match it, to Yoga apart from pilgrimage, promises you an unforgettable holiday filled with unlimited frolicking around in the pristine Himalayan environs. And thus Uttarakhand is a complete holiday package which is sure to entice you into visiting it again and experience the adventures asunder.
1. Visit to Dodital and Dayara Bugyal
‘Bugyal’, means ‘nature’s own gardens’ or ‘high altitude meadows’. Dayara Bugyal is a meadow located in the midst of snow capped Himalayas at an altitude of about 3, 048 meters above the sea level, whereas Dodital is located in Garhwal region of Uttarkashi district. Both the places are well surrounded by vegetation of thick oak, deodar and rhododendron forests and hence makes this place must a visit to captivate you with its majestic charm.
2. Panorama of Uttarakhand via Paragliding
Paragliding while sailing over Uttarakhand has its own beauty and excitement, as this aero sport allows you to soar high up in the air and lets you discover the green landscape, rocky ridges, majestic mountains which belong to Uttrakhand.
This is the best known winter sport and a convenient mode of transportation for the people living in thick layered snow-covered land. Uttrakhand has its charm of attracting tourist whether pro or rookie in skiing. Skiing slopes in Auli has served as host of national and international level skiing championships every year. Auli is famous for its skiing slopes hosting some of the national and international level skiing championships every year. Besides Skiing, the ropeway approx. 4.5km from Joshimath to Auli is another attraction for the tourists. So if you too wish to learn or experience skiing in this mini Kashmir, then quickly book ’Uttrakhand and Kashmir tour packages’ and a longing for the thrill.
4. Tradition of Yoga and Ayurveda in Uttarakhand
This practice method to keep your mind, body and soul in a union has its roots in India and now acclaimed worldwide for its contribution to improving lifestyle can be greatly attributed to Hindu saints who preached and propagated it. Ayurveda is originated from the ancient Vedic culture that taught not only philosophical doctrines but numerous ways to acquire longevity and tenacity in life. Uttrakhand is the ideal place to experience the authentic doctrines of yoga and Ayurveda.
5. The thrill of river rafting in Rishikesh
Rafting in Rishikesh is the perfect challenge arena to test the strength of your nerves with speed, force and adventure. Rishikesh is significantly acquiring a higher position at a faster rate on the list of best water sports hub. River rafting holds a big share in making India an adventure sports hub for which the state of Uttarakhand has played a paramount role as it is intersected by various holy rivers. These rivers are shallow, but are fast paced at a steep down slope and encounter dense crisscrossing the forests, rocky terrains, mountains, and snow covered stretches along its way and thus makes it ideal for river rafting
6. Trekking and Mountaineering
Uttarakhand, flanked by magnificent, majestic Himalayas and hilly, densely forested region of Tarai offers great opportunities for trekking and mountaineering. A 19 km challenging trek to Hemkund Sahib which is the Sikh pilgrimage center is worth your efforts and enthusiasm as it offers panoramic views throughout to witness a wide variety of wildflowers including Braham kamal (the state flower).
Further to include are the regions of Garhwal and Kumaon popularly known as ‘miniature Kasmir’ top the mountaineering popularity chart. Uttrakhand positioned at an enviable altitude provides various experiences ranging from the easy to arduous and difficult ones in Lesser, Middle and Greater Himalayas respectively to add various spices to your adventure trip.
7. The Valley of Flowers
The visit to the Valley of Flowers, which is a national park and a World Heritage Site is an adobe of over 500 species of wild flowers along the Laxman Ganga river which makes it a memorable visit. The Valley of flowers is stretched over an area of 87.50 km² and also has in store beautiful landscapes, flowers and fresh water streams which makes this place a must visit.
8. Camping and playing golf in Uttarakhand
To enjoy unrivaled natural beauty which is comprised of mild and subtle lakes in the neighborhood, topographic variation and the golf course carved well out of the green meadows Uttarakhand is nothing less than paradise. To get far away from the clutches of crowded civilization, camping is the best way to experience it. Camping and playing golf in Uttarakhand is a delightful experience as the state is bestowed with abundant greenery enclosed by fruit orchards all around and vast Himalayan range in its vicinity which is extremely mesmerizing.
9. The Jungle Safari
It has gained huge popularity as a center of Adventure tourism. Out of the adventurous bouquet of various activities, a popular choice among tourist is Jungle Safari. Nanda Devi National Park and Corbett National Park are the popular and essential stopovers. Corbett National Park, spreads over an area of approximately 520 sq. km, along with the banks of river Ramganga. It is truly a lifetime experience which is ought not to be missed at any cost!, as the park is well positioned in the Himalayan foothills, surrounded by thick Sal forests and green meadows and is a habitat of the big mammals hence will keep you engrossed throughout your visit through the national parks.
10. Pristine Waterfalls and Lakes
Uttarakhand is the land of vitality because of snowy mountain panoramas, numerous hills and magnificent valleys, the culture and heritage, the flora and fauna, gushing waterfalls, medicinal revitalizing springs, crystal clear Lakes which perfectly exhibit a love of nature and thus allures a lot of tourists to visit it over and over again. Corbett Waterfalls and Kempty Waterfalls in Uttarakhand are appropriately tucked in the ranges of the Himalayas. These waterfalls cascade down into great depths and the lakes endow Uttarakhand with a perfectly engineered exclusive beauty.