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Adventure in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a hilly region which has every element of adventure such as mountains, flowing rivers, deep valleys and snow-clad hills. The state is the perfect destination for those who love nature and also for those with an adventurous streak. As much as 90 per cent of the state has rough and mountainous terrain which promises to give adventure seekers ample scope to explore opportunities for various forms of adventure. Some of the best places to visit for unforgettable experiences are:

Mountaineering In Kumaon in the Garhwal Region

  • Mountaineering is one of the most popular adventure sports in Uttarakhand.
  • Mountaineering is common in the Garhwal-Kumaon region. The region has around 200 plus peaks interspersed with deep and narrow glens.
  • Some of the mountain ranges soar up to a height of 5,500 meter. Garhwal region from Kumaon has amazingly rugged features with scenery that is  unmatched in view.

Jeep Safari in Uttaranchal

  • Uttaranchal has a large number of wildlife sanctuaries and parks which offer lovers of nature best scope for making their adventure dreams become real.
  • Jeep safaris organized by licensed clubs offer tourists the best opportunity to have a close and upfront look at wildlife as well as plants of numerous varieties.
  • There is a huge demand for jeep safari because of the immense levels of excitement it offers to those who sign up for the program. The safari takes you through some of the major and world famous sanctuaries of Uttarakhand.
  • These include the Corbett National Park, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajaji National Park and others. Jeeps can be hired on rental basis from various rental services available throughout the state.
  • A professional and trained guide is part of the Jeep Safari package. It is important to take advance permission from the headquarters for Jeep Safaris.

Para Gliding in Uttaranchal

  • Uttaranchal offers immense and diverse scope for aero sports and paragliding. Many tourists head to the eastern district of Pittorgarh for paragliding as it offers the best scope for paragliding of the most adventurous variety.
  • Pittorgarh is in the globally famous Soar Valley of the lower Himalayas which lies between Nepal and Tibet.
  • There is also enough scope for aero sports in the four hills adjoining the Soar valley called Chandak, Dhwaj, Kundar and Thal.
  • Garhwal offers a truly unique topography which makes it an ideal destination for both starters as well professionals.
  • There are clubs here which offer training courses in paragliding.

Rafting in Uttaranchal

Uttaranchal offers immense adventure opportunities for rafting because of the presence of flowing streams and rivers here. River-rafting is a common adventure sport here as tourists flock to experience the wonderful view of nature in its full bloom while racing through pristine waters.

  • The state has been blessed with an abundant number of water courses which runs through the rough mountainous terrains providing rafters immense scope for some thrilling times in the water.
  • Rafting is primarily held in the Garhwal side of Ganges, Asan Barrage, Gangotri, Lake Paradise in Nainital and the Rafters Club of Kudiyala.

Skiing and Snow-Boarding in Uttaranchal

Hundreds of tourists visit Uttaranchal during the winter months to enjoy skiing and snow-boarding. These are two of the most popular adventure sports in the state. The slopes of Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas get a thick coat of seasonal snow every year making it the ideal destination for skiing and snow-boarding.

  • Uttaranchal offers exciting skiing and snow-boarding opportunities for experts as well as for those who are doing it for the first time.
  • They can get a closer and real good look and get a good chance to see the picturesque peaks that attempt to brush the sky and the brilliant snow covered mountains.
  • The cascading rivers, the lush greenery and abundant fauna all add to the exciting experience.
  • Auli, Dayara Bugyal, Munsyari and Mundali are popular sites for skiing and snowboarding.

Trekking in Uttaranchal

If you enjoy trekking, you will find enough scope for it in many places in Uttarakhand. It is a hugely popular adventure sport which you can enjoy to the hilt and involves climbing uphill and walking downhill. Boasting of the world famous Great Indian Himalayan range, Uttaranchal harbors many snow capped peaks, a few of them soaring above 6,500 m. Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas of Uttaranchal are home to some of the most famous treks of India and the world as well.

  • Trekking amidst the Uttaranchal Himalayas can provide trekkers the experience of a life time as they can enjoy magnificent views of the grandiose and imposing ranges of the Himalayas.
  • A large number of trekking enthusiasts visit Uttarakhand every year to have a unique trekking experience.
  • There are several trekking areas where you can have a great time trekking. The most popular trekking destinations are Panch Kedar Trek, trek near Kedarnath, Bageshwar, and Kafni Glacier Trek.

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