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Roopkund Trek

Counted among the best treks in India, the Roopkund trail is a trekker’s paradise. Roopkund’s topography is complete with verdant forests, acres and acres of open meadows, trickling brooks, and the celestial snow of course. Roopkund also comprises of the eerie Skeletal Lake, and is great for one’s initiation into high-altitude trekking. Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons make Roopkund one of the compulsory trekking places near Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 308 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Kathgodam Railway Station

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Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass which signifies doorway is one of the best treks in Uttaranchal. It is also known as Curzon trail as this trekking trail was discovered by Lord Curzon in 1905. The panoramic views of the eastern slopes of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi Ghori Parvat, Bertholi, Trishul, Dronagiri, Kamet and Nanda Devi peaks can be experienced on Kuari Pass Trek.

The trek has dense deodar, ok and rhododendron forests which present a picturesque view. Rare and protected flora and fauna can be found on this trail.  The trek passes via major rivers like Mandakini, Kaliganga and Dhauli Ganga .The ideal time to visit here is in summers.

Best Season: December - January
Duration: 6-8 Days
Max. Elevation: 4,264 m

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Dodital Trek

Dodital trek is a short trek and must to do when you are on trekking in Uttaranchal tour. Difficulty ranges from easy to moderate through thick forests and across majestic Himalayas landscapes, large meadows and stream crossings.  

The trek begins from Sangamchatti (kalyani) road near Uttarkashi and completes at the Hanumanchatti. From Dodital Lake, you will need to trek uphill to reach the Darwa pass, also called as Bakaria Khaga pass. The alpine meadows of Kanasar are an ideal place for camping.

Best season: May - October
Duration: 10 Days
Altitude: 4150 m

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Chandrashila Trek

With the enthralling Kedarnath range to the north, the Chandrashila Peak offers splendid panoramic vistas. Literally meaning the ‘Moon Rock’, Chandrashila is incidentally the highest peak in the area. A low altitude trek that’s full of cavernous gorges and vivid imagery, the season for trekking is round the year. With gradients suiting beginners, Chandrashila trek allows eyeful glimpses of Garhwal Himalayas and the trek passes through an ancient Shiva temple atop Tungnath.

Distance from Delhi: 455 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Rishikesh Railway Station

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Mansa Devi Temple

Manasa Devi Temple seems to have a significant space among the minds of the devotees of Shakti, the goddess this temple is dedicated to. Perched on the top of Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the temple offers a splendid view of the mighty Ganges and the holy city of Haridwar. Rather than being a pilgrim centre, the temple makes its value higher among the adventure seekers as well because, the temple is accessible either only by trekking the high altitude or taking the recently established rope way. Chandi Devi Temple located very close to this shrine attracts a large number of devotees everyday as there is a belief that the two forms of Goddess Parvati, Mansa and Chandi stay close to each other.
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Yamunotri

Being the source of the River Yamuna, Yamunotri has a lot of significance in history as well. It is situated at a height of 3293 meters. Yamunotri is considered to be the supreme among the four sites of India’s Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna is the prime attraction here along with the charming holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti. It was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The whole location arranges the best features such as lush green meadows, glacier sights and revamping climate throughout the year. But majorly, the difficulty to reach the top extends a thrilling experience to those who love adventure and escapades. You can reach the location by walking through the rugged plains and roads, 6 KM from Hanuman Chatti and 4 KM from Janki Chatti.
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Deer Park

After Rajaji National Par, Malsi Deer Park is the most visited wildlife centre in Dehradun. This is a mini zoological park turned out to be one of the favourite picnic spots or hangout places in the city, ideal for family outings or school excursions. The herds of deer meandering freely in their habitat through the scenic Malsi reserve forest area ensures an amazing sight before the eyes of its visitors, incomparably beautiful. Unlimited number of birds can also be found inside the park together giving a mind blowing views. For kids, there are fun rides and space for games also. The weekend witnesses the flooding of people towards the park. The park is situated just 10 KM away from Dehradun city at Mussoorie Road.
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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 

Traveller Tales from Uttarakhand

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Nikhil Murali

04 July 2017

Our first trek was exciting. It was Roopkund. One of the best treks in India. Thanks thrillophilia for suggesting us. Trek was organised in a very professional way and thoroughly enjoyed out trek all 6 days. Now this is becoming addictive. Planning for rupin pass soon with Thrillophilia again.

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Sid Du

18 May 2017

"the best experience so far....\nlimitless scenic view from the top \ncool guides and tents\nawesome friendly people around ... snowfall was the best part of the trek. I couldn't say more about the nature there."

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Nalini Sharma

25 June 2015

The trekking experience was fine and good. To be honest, the trek was really good. We had a great time. It was one of the really nice treks that I have had.

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Ashlesh Varrier

13 June 2015

We were hoping to feel tired and worn out but surprisingly despite the tough trek it was nice and enjoyable and we were with high energy levels even after the trek. This was definitely a nice trekking experience. We had some great memories to take back home and share. I really loved the whole travel too as it was a road trip for us.

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Daevika Somayaji

08 June 2016

Drive, Trek, Camp, Trek, Camp, Drive – Wow! What an eventful and mesmerizing break it has been. We had a really great 8 days here in this trek. Rupin Pass Trek is one of the most beautiful and the best treks to take in the country. With a high altitude of 4800 m this trek is indeed a thrilling experience. One can get to experience thrills at each level of the trek. It was a really brilliant and an awesome trek. We enjoyed it totally. I recommend this trek to everyone.

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Kumuda Shah

10 April 2015

I am out of words. This was a great trekking in Uttarakhand. The place is splendid and classy beauty. This is what a perfect vacation looks like.

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Handpicked Collections of Uttarakhand

What You Should Know More About Uttarakhand

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

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