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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Uttarkashi
Uttarkashi is a land of opportunities for those who wish to try a hand at adventure activities. Here are a few you can spare your time for during your stay:
Globetrotters from every corner visit Uttarkashi for a glimpse of the untouched fauna that thrives within its forests. Here are a few national parks within the vicinity that you can plan an excursion to:
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary: Visit Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, which is not only rich in wildlife, but it is also well known for its mythological significance. The national park is also fondly referred to as the ‘White Leopard Park’ for the whopping white leopard population homed within the sanctuary.
Nanda Devi National park: Deemed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, the breathtaking Nanda Devi National park is surrounded with a ring of staggering peaks and a stunning valley of flowers. The national park is also home to a diverse variety of flora with around 312 species of trees and shrubs.
Gangotri National park: Praised for its blanket of coniferous forests, you can spot several charismatic species such as the snow leopard, brown bear, musk deer and blue sheep within the walls of Gangotri National park.
Trekking in Uttarkashi will take you through some scenic and awe-inspiring routes. Shutterbugs can find plenty of opportunities to snap a panoramic view of the mountains within their camera. Based on your level of expertise, here are a few treks you can consider during your stay:
Mountain biking is one of the fastest ways to get around in Uttarkashi. Pedal through the hilly terrain and ride into nature for thrilling experience that you will remember all your life. However, keep in mind that not all the routes are best suited for those who are starting out. Here are some that you can add onto your list:
A visit to Uttarkashi is incomplete without stopping by at a neighbouring village. Walk through the sprawling meadows and lush greenery to arrive at a quaint, untouched village not too far from Uttarkashi. If you’re planning a day’s excursion, here are a few must-visit villages that you should consider on your way:
Uttarkashi is one of the most sought after destination for devotees who’ve embarked on the sacred Char Dham pilgrimage. Known as the holy land, Uttarkashi has a lot to offer in terms of scenic as well as spiritual beauty to those who visit.
The icy heights of the Himalayas often releases turbulent rivers down Garhwal and Uttarakhand. Uttarkashi, too, is blessed with an intricate network of rivers and tributaries to provide an ideal destination for an adventurous rafting trip. One can drive down to the rafting hotspot. Rishikesh or simply stay back and enjoy the ride aboard River Bhagirathi. An ideal river rafting package would cost anywhere around Rs. 750 to Rs. 2,000 pr person depending on the length of the stretch.
Being surrounded by lush foliage and mesmerising mountain tops makes Uttarkashi a favourite for thrill-seekers from around the globe. There are several activity operators that conduct tours for tourists wishing to indulge in bungee jumping. You can also drive to Rishikesh to experience the thrill of Mohanchatti, India’s most preferred bungee jumping destination. A bungee jumping activity will cost from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 3,000 per person. You may even enquire about the same within your hotel, or book one that provides an all-inclusive package for your visit.
Traveller Tales From Uttarkashi
27 April 2017
Excellent trek for those who want to see the giants os Garwhal Himalayas up and close, we also get to visit the source of Ganga river at the snout of Gangotri glacier and the beautiful and pristine lak
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