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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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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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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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Lakshman Jhula

Rishikesh is not only about religious beliefs, ghats or temples; within this ancient city, you can also witness some of the architectural marvels and structures as well! One such structure, the Lakshman Jhula, which is also one of the not to be missed places to visit in Rishikesh, is a suspension bridge that connects Tehri and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand.

The existence of this bridge dates back to the age of Ramayana. According to the legends, Lakshman; brother of Lord Rama, crossed the holy Ganga River at this spot over a jute bridge. Centuries after this pious incident, a 284ft hanging bridge was built in the same spot by Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala.

However, the bridge got washed away during the epidemic flood of 1924, and later, a pillar-less suspension bridge was erected at the same spot. The architecture brilliance of Lakshman Jhula and its proximity to several sacred places make it one of the most visited tourist places in Rishikesh.
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Binsar Trek

Binsar is a beautiful hill station valley of flowers which offers breathtaking views of the Kumaon Valley. The beautiful Himalayan range stretches to about 300 kms along the horizon out of which the most noticeable peaks are the Chaukhamba, Trishuli, Kedarnath, Panchchuoli, Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.

The Binsar trek begins from Thalisain towards Pauri. The trek leads through thick forests of oaks, pine, silver fir and deodar that describe complete wilderness. The ascents and descents are gradual and the best time to visit is during winters. One can come across the Samadhi of the great Indian hero Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali situated at Musa Kota amidst Dudhatoli sanctuary.

The Binsar trek is an exciting experience and the trekkers can enjoy the beautiful views throughout the expedition. Binsar is enveloped with hanging moss, ferns, alpine flora, different varieties of wild flowers and forests where one can find rhododendron and oak trees.

If you are a bird watching enthusiast, during a trek in Binsar you will come across a number of beautiful and rare birds. The trek is rather simple and the forest cover will lead to small streams, lush green fields, but be careful of lion ants and tunnel spiders.

Best season: Mid September to early July
Duration: 3 Days
Altitude: 3030 m

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Swarga Ashram

Nestled amidst Lakshman Jhula and Rishikesh on the left bank of the Ganges and the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, the ambience that exists in Swarga Ashram is truly heavenly! While the picturesque surroundings of the ashram contributes much to its tranquil atmosphere, the devotion and spirituality that exists here makes it a paradise for those who seek mental peace and tranquillity!

The epicentre of yoga and meditation within the Garhwal gateway, it is among the most scenic and pleasant places to visit in Rishikesh. Established by Swami Atma Prakash, it can also be called as the home of the homeless, the abode of the needy and a place to relinquish the mind from all the miseries of the society. It offers living spaces to more than 100 people along with offering them free food and other kitchen facilities. A library in Swarga Ashram offers free education on religion and culture to the visitors.

It also has a hospital that offers free treatment to all the saints, pilgrims and others alike. You can reach this divine ashram either by a boat ride through the holy Ganges or by crossing the Ram Jhula. The ashram also has several shopping complexes that sells religious commodities, cultural books, ayurvedic shops, eateries and lot more.
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Nag Tibba Trek

Annoy Tibba is a trekkers delight. Despite the fact that it is a moderately obscure trail close Mussoorie it can without much of a stretch be viewed as one of the greatest weekend treks that you can do out of Delhi. For the individuals who need to stroll in the backwoods, ascend to 10,000 feet, see snow clad mountains and camp under starry night skies the Nag Tibba trek is simply great. It presents dazzling perspectives of Bandarpoonch top, the Gangotri gathering of tops, Kedarnath crest in the north, Doon valley and the snow tops of Chanabang.

Annoy Tibba is otherwise called Serpent's Peak. It is the most elevated top (9915 ft) in the Nagtibba scope of the Garhwal Himalayas and is said to be the dwelling place Nag Devta. The trek takes you through thick woods rich in greenery. The benefit of this trek is that you can achieve the base of the Nagtibba range by jeep. This makes it conceivable to do it over a weekend.

Highlights – Trekking, Camping, Hiking

Location - Uttrakhand        

Difficulty Level: Average

Reviews

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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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Sachin Pothuvaal

06 November 2015

Trek To Chandrashila Peak Via Tungnath was one of the good treks that I have ever been on in the past few years. Preiously, there were not these many treks. In the past few years, Indian Travel industry is booming, and there are a lot of new trekking spots. However, one must pick these wisely. Some spots are awesome, while some are just boring. This trek in Uttarakhand is a traveller’s heaven. I had a plenty of plans for my travel and the trek was the highlight of my travel. It has varied sightseeing and trekking options. The state is best to take long vacations to.

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Himadri Bhat

15 March 2016

The trekking experience was great. I had a really really fun filled trek. The beautiful surrounding, the bird’s eye view of the place, and everything else added more beauty to the travel experience. the roopkund was mostly frozen, and when we went close you could actually see the skeltons on the bed of the lake. oThis trip is something that I can never ever forget the final climb to roopkund was very difficult and tedious but it was worth it. I totally loved this trek. I wish I could take more such treks in the future.

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What You Should Know More About Uttarakhand

  • About the destination

    Uttarakhand, previously known as Uttaranchal, is a place known with the adjective of ‘Dev Bhoomi’, because of the presence of many pilgrimage centers. This state was formed in 2000 and has been a travel hub long before that. It is known for the natural beauty of Himalayas, dense forests, scenic views and everything else it has got to offer its tourists.

    This is a destination where people of all age groups and travel preferences can enjoy. With the presence of holy destinations, temples, shrines, adventurous trekking routes, thrilling adventure sports and water sports facilities, naturally scenic destinations and wildlife tourism destinations, there is no end to the type of holidays you can have in Uttarakhand.

    Lakhs of tourists visit Uttarakhand every year and most of them are never satisfied with a single visit because the kind of thrill, tranquility, positivity, relaxation and rejuvenation which you experience at a single time is worth craving for again and again.

    Though the types of places you can visit vary, one thing is definitely true-your visit is going to be worthwhile! There are different types of tours which can be organized in Uttarakhand and each one will give you a different experience worth cherishing for a lifetime.


  • 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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