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Attractions

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Corbett National Park

Expanded over an area of 308 sq km, Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936 and is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Situated at the base of the magnificent Himalayas, it is the first Tiger Reserve in the country and stands to be one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. Though visitors are allowed to certain parts of the reserve, the park makes for a fun and exciting wildlife tour.

The national park is the perfect place for those wildlife species that seek refuge in its wonderfully green thickets. As the first national park to introduce and execute the ‘Project tiger’ campaign, Corbett national Park has been repeatedly termed as one of the best national parks in the country! So get your cameras and binoculars ready to go wildlife exploring soon!

Distance from Delhi: 254km

Best time to visit: November to June

Attractions: Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Crocodiles and Gharials

Activities: Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Wildlife Tours and nature photography

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Lal Tibba

In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit.

Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.

Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas.


Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.
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Haridwar

Known as one of the most ancient and sacred cities in India, Haridwar is situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga River and is one of the few places near Delhi to visit at any time during the year, and if you are an ardent devotee, then there are specific times during the year that you can visit this place.

Revered by Hindus all over the country, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest cities of India and widely known as home to the Panch Tirth (five pilgrimage destinations) and three Siddha Peetha (a place where desires get fulfilled). A pious and holy place, Haridwar is a haven for photographers who can capture the deep beauty of the place and raw Indian culture.

Distance from Delhi: 208km

Best time to visit: February to March and August to October

Attractions: Har Ki Pauri, Holy Ganges, Shantikunj, Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi Temple

Activities: Rafting, Temple Visits, Cable Car Ride, Boat Rides and Ghat Visits 

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Valley of Flowers Trek

Amongst all the exhilarating trekking in Uttaranchal or Uttarakhand, the trek to the Valley of Flowers is known to be the most enchanting and mesmeric. Discovered in 1931 by Frank Smith, a vivid botanist, explorer and mountaineer, the locals still believes the valley to be the abode of the angels and fairies.

The mystical and heavenly appearance, mesmeric beauty and the splendid outlook of the valley make it such.
Originating from Ghangria; on the foothills of the Western Himalayas, this fascinating trek comprises of rugged terrains, narrow passages, enticing views of the nearby peaks and steep climbs.

 Ascending the strenuous terrains, it takes around a few hours to reach the main valley and upon reaching the flat land, one should spend enough time exploring and witnessing the wonders of the nature.

Best season:
 Mid July to Mid August

Duration:
 6 Days

Altitude:
 3,600 m
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Rishikesh

Visit the adventure capital of India, the marvelous and thrilling city of Rishikesh on your next vacation with your friends and family!  The 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids and dense forests! If you are an ardent traveler, then Rishikesh makes for one of the most ideal weekend getaways near Delhi.

Being one of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscape and serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The adventurer paradise is a happening hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat amongst others! Grab your cameras and adventure gear and head to Rishikesh for an adventure packed holiday!

Distance from Delhi: 228km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave

Activities: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Trekking 

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Nainital

If lush green plains and misty clouds allure you to nestle in a hammock and read a good book, far away from the city life then you need to head to Nainital, a stellar getaway place near Delhi for trekkers and nature lovers alike! Situated in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayan ranges, Nainital is also known as the 'Lake District' of India.

 It has also been termed as a pious place for Hindus and is one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi due to its fascinating hills, picturesque plains, enjoyable climate and stunning lakes.  Adventurers engage in trekking activities and hike to the top of the beautiful hills just to witness the beautiful view and the wispy sky.

Distance from Delhi: 278km

Best time to visit: March to June and October to February.

Attractions: Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point

Activities: Lake Visits, Village and Wildlife tours, Cable Car Rides, Rock Climbing and Trekking

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Chopta-Tungnath Trek

Chopta Tungnath trek is a relatively unexplored trekking destination, which is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek towards Tungnath, the 3 from Tungnath takes you to Chandrashila, which is situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.

Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this the vista opens to green alpine meadows which take you to the Tungnath temple.

According to folklore, the arms of Lord Shiva are believed to have emerged here. On trekking a kilometer further ahead, you will reach the Chandrashila peak from where you get spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas glistening in the sun rays. The grassy meadows of the region make it an ideal spot for camping too.

Chopta is well-connected by roadways connecting Guptakashi and Gopeshwar. The weather is lovely and the views are simply breathtaking.

Best season: May to June and August to September

Duration: 3 Days

Altitude: 3680 m

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Mussoorie

Known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century. It serves as a perfect getaway to escape from the heat of Delhi summers and is located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. Mussoorie has its emerald hills enveloped in thick, rich greenery and attracts tourists from all over the country!  You can explore the quaint marketplaces in Mussoorie and sightsee some of the popular landmarks in the area such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

Mussoorie is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in the country. Home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie offers the most enchanting panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the Doon Valley.

Distance from Delhi: 270km

Best time to visit: March to June and September to November

Attractions: Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Boating, Ropeway Rides and Temple Visits

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Traveller Tales from Uttarakhand

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Hemanth

12 July 2018

This was my maiden trek and I am glad I chose Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Saheb. I carried home tonnes of great memories from the trip that I will cherish for my life. Serene Nature, Splendid wea...

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Z Shabir

13 November 2018

To tell the truth, we started this trek with many doubts and inhibitions. Especially since we had 2 children aged 7 & 8 who had done only single day treks till date. Our trek leader Makkhan Singh gave ...

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Moni Shankar

13 April 2019

The stay at kund was a very pleasant one. It had wonderfull golden views of Kedardome. Sound of mountain river just below the campsite was like a soothing lullaby. The fully blooming rhododendron gave ...

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Sanjay Kumar Gond

05 July 2019

Hi All, I took Har Ki Dun trek, booked via Thirllophila. The operator made all the arrangements. Though I was travelling Solo, I was surrounded with company of good locals and other fellow trekkers, al...

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YESHWANTH YESHWANTH

02 February 2019

19th to 23rd January 2019 can’t forget, can’t explain the experience in my life !! The Brahmatal trek is unforgettable in this lifetime!! Yes, we faced some mighty powers of mountains and skies , when ...

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T J Mookherjee

06 December 2019

I booked the Har Ki Dun Trek through Thrilloplilia for November 24 to November 30. Its been the most incredible trek of my life. The trek operators are professionals & took very good care of us. The ...

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vijay sharma

03 October 2019

It's been a great journey for all of us and also this was our first ever trek and we all give a big thanks to Thrillophilia who provide us great service like their food, transport service, camping faci...

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Mrini Mrini

06 September 2018

All the arrangements, food, logistics, and support was superb. Both our trek guides especially Mr. Narendra supported and took very good care, continuously motivating and helping throughout the journey...

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Akshay Kumar

13 October 2017

"The things I have seen , the things I have done are pretty amazing . I can tell you tales about it , show you volume of pictures , speak on lengths about it but you wont understand . And its not your ...

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What You Should Know More About Uttarakhand

  • Q. Travel Advice

    • Uttarakhand is a famous tourist destination and hence, there are a lot of precautions you need to take here, depending on the place you visit.

    • Take care of personal safety on treks and follow the trek routes. Also, obtain permissions before heading to treks.

    • Seek complete information about tourist destinations before heading there and have your stay pre-booked as there might be a rush during the peak holiday season.

    • Check weather predictions before you visit and carry winter wear accordingly. Also, carry sufficient rain gear along with you.

    • Do not speak to strangers and refrain from making advance payments for any tourist facilities without obtaining an original receipt for the same.

    • Book all your adventure tours from an authorized agency.

    • Do not wear flashy clothes and heavy jewelry on the trip as it might invite unpleasant incidents like thefts and pickpocketing.

  • Q. Drinking Laws

    The legal age to consume alcohol in Uttarakhand is 21 years, but it is prohibited to consume alcohol in holy places like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Chardham.


  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Nainital
    Famously known as the ‘Lake District of India’, Nainital is a scenic treat where you can have some of the best sightseeing spots. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains from all the sides and some famous places to visit there are Naini lake, Nainital Zoo, Himalayan view point and Thandi Sadak.

    Jim Corbett National Park
    This park was established in 1938 in order to protect tigers and is now one of the most famous ecotourism destinations in India. This park is a home to over 600 wildlife species and a beautiful forest. The dense woods will leave you awestruck as you enter them, looking for spotting some wild animal.

    Chamoli
    This place is famous for temples, shrines and the legends it has according to mythological stories. This is the place where the famous Çhipko movement took a start. If you are interested in knowing more about Gharwali tradition and village culture, this place is a must visit.

    Chardham Yatra
    The Chardham Yatra is an ultimate pilgrimage trip for Hindus. It includes Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamnotri, all of which are located in Uttarakhand. Thousands of tourists visit this pilgrimage every year and if you are in Uttarakhand, you should definitely not miss this holy trip. Even if you are not religious and seek for some adventure activities, you can go and trek to these places.

    Rishikesh and Haridwar
    Both these places are famous pilgrimage destinations as the holy river Ganga leaves the Himalayan foothills from this point. People worship the river on the Ghats, and the devotion they have is worth experiencing, especially the luminous evening aarti. Rishikesh, also being an adventure hub, is a famous river rafting destination as well as for other water sports.

    Valley of Flowers
    A true paradise on earth, this place will leave you mesmerized. It is a valley which is fully covered with bloomed flowers in the Spring season and you will feel like you are dancing on a cloud of colorful and vibrant flowers. This visit is a truly enchanting experience for the tourists.

    Mussoorie
    This is a super popular destination is you want to just relax and enjoy a calm time, being away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can have cable car rides while witnessing the view of the mountains, have a walk on Camel’s Back Road, visit Kempty Falls and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

    Auli
    If you are interested in adventure activities, especially skiing, Auli is an ultimate destination for you. There is a 3 km long slope designed for skiing where you can have you adventure dreams completed. If you are a trekker, you can visit the Kuari pass, going through the Nanda Devi National park.

  • Q. What you will like there?

    Natural Beauty
    Nestling in the laps of snow-clad mountains, destinations in Uttarakhand have a unique charm because of their natural beauty. The gushing waters of River Ganga, snow covered mountains, chilly weather and warmth of the welcoming locals will totally make your trip worthwhile.

    Peace and tranquility
    It you are looking for peace, relaxation and rejuvenation, this place will make you experience it. Any destination in Uttarakhand will give you a sheer experience of peace of mind and unwinding yourself to be treated by nature.

    Tourist friendly atmosphere
    As maximum income of the state depends on tourism, there are a lot of facilities for tourists like efficient public transport, booking offices, restaurants, internet and calling facilities and city to city transport and no tourist will face any inconvenience when in Uttarakhand.

    Adventurous trek routes
    The trek routes of Uttarakhand are some of the most scenic ones in the world. Indian as well as international tourists flock here every year in order to fulfill their adventure fetish. There are routes of different difficulty levels and you will surely remember the treks in Uttarakhand for the rest of your lives.

    Cleanliness
    The main problem with tourist destinations is that they are very unclean. But Uttarakhand still manages to retain its natural beauty, with minimum amount of garbage and litter around you, especially at some scenic spots. This is something you will really admire about this place.

  • Q. Recommended reads for destination

    Website :


    Books :
    Uttarakhand Outlook Traveler

  • Q. When is the best time to visit Uttarakhand?

    The beauty of Uttarakhand can be experienced in almost any weather. Summer may seem ideal for nature enthusiasts, but each season here dons its own charm.

    July to September:

    Uttarakhand experiences rainfall between July to September, but don’t let that dampen your holidays. The monsoon is a refreshing season in the mountain, and one can enjoy the natural beauty to its fullest. The temperature during these months ranges from 20 degrees to 38 degrees depending on the rainfall.

    October to February:

    Cold and pleasant, winters in Uttarakhand are perfect if you want to experience the place in all its glory. The temperature can range anywhere between 3 degrees to 15 degree Celsius. Although some places may temporarily shut down on account of heavy snowfall, there are still a lot of places such as Corbett, Haridwar, Nainital and the Valley of Flowers that you can visit during the winter season.

    March to June:

    Considered as the ideal season to plan your trip to Uttarakhand, the temperature during summer is not too harsh and ranges from 20 degrees to 35 degrees. Tourists can explore the state and its awe-inspiring beauty throughout these months. However, be prepared to expect a flock of visitors as the gorgeous Uttarakhand is a favorite of many-a-travellers who want to try the ultimate sport: river rafting.

  • Q. How to reach Uttarakhand?

    Easily accessible by one too many modes of transport, getting to Uttarakhand is not troublesome at all. Here are a few ways you can get there with ease:

    By Air:

    Uttarakhand is connected to two domestic airports namely – Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) and Pantnagar Airport near Nainital. There are regular flights from Dehradun to Delhi and other major cities of India, but if you’re traveling via Pantnagar, there are a limited number of flights available. Be sure to keep a track of them before planning your trip to Uttarakhand.

    By Rail:

    Rail routes are a convenient mode of transport throughout the country. Uttarakhand too is connected via some important junctions namely: Haridwar, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Nainital, Kotdwar, Kathgodam, Pauri and Udham Singh Nagar. You can board a train from any of these stations to arrive at any metro city in India.

    By Road:

    The wide-spanning road network in Uttarakhand is well-connected with Delhi as well as other major state highways. There are bus services throughout the state that can transport you to some major roadways and highways throughout Uttarakhand.

  • Q. Which are the major tourist attractions in Uttarakhand?

    Famous for its scenic views and several pilgrimage sites, Uttarakhand has plenty of places to be at during your vacation here. Whether you’re keen on visiting sites with divine importance, or are a thrill-seeker looking out for an adventure, here are a few spots you simply shouldn’t miss:

    • Dehradun – For its landscapes and hilly views
    • Nainital – For its placid lakes and serenity
    • Mussoorie – to check out the majestic Kempty falls
    • Rishikesh – to experience spirituality and daunting adventure sports
    • Haridwar – For its vibrant temples and ghats

  • Q. What are the things to do in Uttarakhand?

    Planning your vacation at Uttarakhand is not as difficult as it seems. You can set aside some time for tranquility and partake in abundant mysterious adventures that the Land of Gods has to offer. Whatever you interest lies in; you can handpick your destinations and plan your trip. Here are a few popular activities to try once you’re in Uttarakhand:

    • Ski down a snow-clad peak in Auli during the winters.
    • Embark on an exhilarating river rafting in the Ganges in Rishikesh.
    • Bungee jump overlooking a rocky river in Rishikesh.
    • Camp out surrounded by gurgling streams and snow-capped peaks in Tons valley.
    • Go tiger spotting in Jim Corbett National Park
    • Visit the valley of flowers in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

  • Q. What is the local food of Uttarakhand?

    As rich as Uttarakhand is in its cultural heritage and traditions, the state has a humble cuisine that goes hand in hand with nutrition and taste. Due to the abundance of milk available here, you will find a lot dairy products being served in Uttarakhand. A traditional meal in Uttarakhand comprises of Chapati and seasonal vegetables, fruits, rice and dessert. Don’t forget to try the delectable Jhangora Ki Kheer which is a famous sweet dish of the region. You can try most of these dishes in local restaurants.

  • Q. What is the best public transport to commute around Uttarakhand?

    To get around the expansive state, the best possible way is to get into a state transport bus. Economical and time saving, these buses are well connected to small villages as well as cities in Uttarakhand. Apart from this, you may even hire a cab or SUV as per your requirements, the fares may vary from season to season.

  • Q. What is the local language in Uttarakhand and which are the most commonly used greetings?

    The people of Uttarakhand speak many languages. You may find people conversing in Hindi and English as well, but most of the languages in this state are variations of the Hindi dialect. Apart from this, people converse in Garhwali and Kumaoni. Here are a few common Hindi greetings to keep in mind:

    • Namaste – Hello
    • Shukriya – Thank you
    • Su Prabhat/ Shubh Ratri – Good morning/ Good Night
    • Yeh jagah kitni door hain? – How far is the place?
    • Iske liye kitna? – What is the price for this?

  • Q. Which are the best shopping places in Uttarakhand and what are they famous for?

    Uttarakhand is well-known for an assortment of knick-knacks, accessories and delightful street side markets. A walk down the streets is sure to keep your eyes glued for antiques, trinkets, gems, handicrafts and traditional paintings of Uttarakhand.

    • Dehradun Tibetan markets – for woolens and quality fabrics, carpets and trendy outfits
    • Haridwar street shopping – for Rudraksh pendants, beaded jewelry, temple requirements and precious stones
    • Nainital markets – for homemade candles, vibrant lac bangles, freshly picked apples, cherries, mulberries and strawberries

  • Q. Which are the famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Uttarakhand?

    The flourishing wildlife in Uttarakhand is home to several wildlife sanctuaries. The state is bestowed with munificent bio-diversity and rich expanse of greenery. Look out for rare and endangered species such as the Musk deer, Ghorals, Snow Leopards, Monals and various species of butterflies that call this magnanimous valley their home. Here are a couple of wildlife sanctuaries that you must-visit on your trip:

    • Jim Corbett National Park
    • Nanda Devi National Park
    • Valley of Flowers National Park
    • Gangotri National Park
    • Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

  • Q. Where can I do water sports activities in Uttarakhand?

    Uttarakhand draws most of its crowd for its daunting watersports and adventure activities. Its abundant flora and fauna also makes Uttarakhand a land of waterfalls and rivers. So, buckle up for some of these exciting watersports around the state:

    • White water rafting, Rishikesh – Set sail on the rocky river with landscaping views to accompany your journey.
    • Canoeing and Kayaking – This popular paddle sport activity can be experienced in Rishikesh, Dakpathar and Ramganga in Corbett National Park.
    • Parasailing – Glide over the water and look out at the panoramic views of the lake in Nainital

  • Q. Which are the famous treks in Uttarakhand?

    Exploring the natural wonders of Uttarakhand is only worthwhile when done on foot. These are few paths less travelled for you to trek on during your trip:

  • Q. Which are the famous Hill stations in Uttarakhand?

    Since it is situated atop a mountain, you have plenty of scope to explore one too many quaint hill stations within Uttarakhand. Check out a selected few that make it to our list:

    • Mussoorie – Referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie is the pride of Uttarakhand thanks to its scenic beauty and the fact that it is nestled within the clouds.
    • Nainital – Already drawing a flock of tourists from various places in India, Nainital is the perfect retreat for honeymooners as well as zealous millennials.
    • Auli – With its snow-clad slopes and rich, deodar forests; Auli is now a favorite amongst the winter sports enthusiasts.
    • Bhimtal – You may have heard about the beguiling lake at Bhimtal that makes for a perfect location to spend your summer holidays in Uttarakhand.
    • Lohaghat – Blessed with pleasant weather all year round, Lohaghat is perfect for those looking for a piece of history along with a breathtaking view.

  • Q. Which places are good for a bike trip In Uttarakhand?

    Adrenaline junkies can freak out on the rush of spiraling up the roads in Uttarakhand. Here are a few places to be at:

    • Rishikesh
    • Kumaon range
    • Pangot hills
    • Mussoorie
    • Dhanaulti

  • Q. What are some best places to experience Himalayas in Uttarakhand?

    Although you might be blessed with an awe-inspiring view of the Himalayas from almost everywhere, you can experience the beauty of these peaks right in the lap of greenery. Here are a few places to visit:

    • Dayara Bugyal – A high altitude meadow located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. A trek to this site comes with a beautiful sight of the snow peaked Himalayas.
    • Ranikhet – Located on an altitude of 1800 meters, this is the ideal destination in Uttarakhand to take in some glorious, Himalayan views.
    • Almora – Almora is a stunning destination blessed gifted with gorgeous Himalayan views and sprawling plains.

  • Q. What are famous destinations for rafting in Uttarakhand?

    Here are a few famous destinations in Uttarakhand for river rafting:

    • Ganga: The 36-kilometer long stretch is the most well-known section of the Ganges in Rishikesh.
    • Yamuna: A rough, 20-kilometer stretch between Nainbaugh and Juddo is a thrilling spot to enjoy rafting.
    • Tons: Another 30-kilometer long stretch, drop in for river rafting here if you’re somewhere between Mori and Tuni.

  • Q. Which are the famous skiing destinations in Uttarakhand?

    The winter season is glorious in Uttarakhand, and you can have plenty of snow-clad slopes to yourself for skiing. Don’t miss out on these destinations on your trip if you’re fond of the sport:

    • Nanda Devi
    • Auli
    • Kedarkantha

  • Q. Which are the famous Temples in Uttarakhand?

    Every year, Uttarakhand attracts thousands of dedicated devotees who wish to complete their pilgrimage with a glimpse of the almighty. There are numerous temples scattered across the holy Land of Gods, but these are a few that you should cross off your list in case you’re planning to shortlist some:

    • Badrinath temple
    • Chandi Devi temple
    • Kedarnath Mandir
    • Rudranath
    • Kalpeshwar temple

  • Q. Which are the UNESCO world heritage sites in Uttarakhand?

    The Valley of Flowers located alongside the world famous Nanda Devi National Park is included in the prestigious UNESCO world heritage site for its spectacular views and a lush spread of flowers. The reason for its seclusion is due to a treacherous trek that takes you to it. The site is only accessible in the summers at a nominal fee. You can witness the flowers in a glorious bloom after spring.

  • Q. Here are the best tips Thrillophilia has to offer for your trip to Uttarakhand

    Before you set out exploring the land of myth and mystery, keep a few of these tips at hand:

    • Make sure you exchange your money with authorized money exchangers.
    • It is advisable to stay indoors after it gets dark, since Uttarakhand is located around thriving wildlife.
    • While shopping, be careful to not be allured by fanciful items sold at an outrageous price.
    • Before you check into a hotel, keep a tab on the kind of facilities it promises to provide. Make sure you have purified drinking water along with hot water supply during your stay.