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Best Things To Do in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, a state in northern India is an all season destination located at the foothills of the Himalayas. The state offers varies sites of interests coupled with an array of adventure activities which comprise of some of the Best Things To Do in Uttarakhand. The state of Uttarakhand is referred as "Devabhoomi" or the "abode of the Gods", for its Hindu pilgrimage sites like Haridwar and Rishikesh. The town of Rishikesh is a major centre for yoga study and Haridwar on the other hand is an important pilgrim hotspot of India where it hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the River Ganga. Uttarakhand enriches all visitors with its display of heritage and culture that is one of the richest in the world. The state is blessed with wondrous reserves of nature with an abundance of towering mountain peaks, gushing Ganges and fertile Himalayan plains. The regions around Garhwal boast of great Himalayan trekking trails promising some of the most spectacular treks in the Himalayas. Tourists also flock to the beautiful town of Kumaon which is characterised by its serene hills and undulating valleys.

The state is home to many forest reserves and sanctuaries that offer Jeep Safaris, Elephant Safaris and more. The infamous Jim Corbett National Park which is India’s first national park, houses many species of animals and birds and is much revered for sheltering Bengal tigers. Rishikesh is a city made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit and now it has grown to become the Yoga capital of India. Rishikesh is also famous for its white water rafting sport which is a top rated activity among the Best Things To Do in Uttarakhand.

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    About Skiing in Auli: A paradise for the avid skier, Auli is located in Garhwal Himalayas, about 250km away from Rishikesh and can be easily accessed by a 3.5km long cable car to Joshimath that offers panoramic views of peaks Nanda Devi, Kamet, and Dronagiri. Auli off...

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    About the Activity:Enthrall in this exciting team outing trip with your team mates in Kanatal and make your bonds stronger.Start your tour after reaching the tour locality and get started for the day.Enjoy trekking through the apple orchard and witness the various specie...

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    About the Activity:Participate in this exciting outing along with your team and feel the fun and thrill while enjoying your stay in Dhanoulti.This exciting experience begins as soon as you reach Dhanoulti from Delhi.Get a warm welcome with some drinks on your arrival.Enj...

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    About the Activity:Start your 3 day 2 night trek by getting picked up in Near Jim Corbett and take a drive to Kunjkharak.This trek starts from the Akashkanda on the foothills of the Himalayas and winds up through dense low altitude jungles and Deodar forests. The remoten...

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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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NIKETH MENON

03 March 2019

"Nestled in the midst of 9 hills offers breathtaking views of the Ganges. The camping experience is great. Hospitable staff. Food is decent. Weather is great. Its a little far off and drive might be a ...

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Abhinav Kumar

25 October 2018

Nag Tibba Trek is a weekend trek and can be easily accessed from nearby places as Dehradun is well connected. The first half day was journey in the traveller from Dehradun to Pantwari (Base village to ...

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Rhythem goel

29 June 2019

"it was first trek . trek to Har ki dun was excellent .behaviour staff and stay facility and food also the excellent . weather of the har ki dun is good . this app is better for those who is planning f

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Nishant Singh

20 December 2018

"Undoubtedly one of the best Winter treks with mesmerizing views in Uttarakhand. "

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Divyani Divyani

31 August 2019

Camp located around hills which gave such a amazing view.. Gaurav and staff was so good..and so helpful and make us comfort so we can enjoy our full. Food, camp, cleaning and view all are amazing.. ...

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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 nat

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Tushar Tiwari

19 February 2019

Nag Tibba is a perfect weekend winter trek. First day morning you will travel from Dehradun to Pantwari (Base village to start the trek). You will go through Mussoorie and there is a waterfall on the w...

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Nayanav Das

23 April 2019

Thrillophilia provides accurate information. Me and my sister went to rishikesh and we booked a 2 days 1 night camp package which included rafting. The service was amazing, food was awesome and the sta...

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Samrat Thuse

01 December 2019

"Very beautiful camp location between the dense green forest mountains with flowing river by the camp site. It us located in Ghattughat, about 25kms away from Rishikesh.We spotted 3-4 peacocks near our...

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Uttarakhand

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

    Located at the Himalayan foothills, the mesmerising state of Uttarakhand is characterised by its snow-covered peaks, thick forests, charming hill stations, wooded bloomy valleys and bewildering glaciers, birthplace of many Indian rivers. Tourists flock to Uttarakhand to get Ayurvedic treatment and learn yoga at Rishikesh.

    The most popular tourist attractions of the state include the pilgrimage sites of Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath; beautiful hill stations like Mussourie, Almora, Ranikhet and Nainital.

    Uttarakhand is also home to several forest reserves and India’s first National Park called the Jim Corbett National Park. Rajaji National Park also offers spectacular animal sighting opportunities.

  • Q. What are the best adventure activities to do in Uttarakhand?

    Trekking in Uttarakhand is a favourable activity for the state boasts of wondrous elements of the Himalayas characterised by its lofty, snowy mountain regions, meandering streams and valleys. The place offer great trails for both day hikes and expeditions.

    Adventure enthusiasts would love tandem paragliding in Mukteshwar from September till March. The white water rafting activity down the gushing rapids of Ganges at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is a much popular tourist activity. The white water rafting and camping near rapids from Shivpuri to Rishikesh is also a delightful adventure sport.

  • Q. Which are the most adventurous places for trekking in Uttarakhand?

    If you travel to Uttarakhand, a state fondly regarded as the ‘Abode of Gods’, you will be treated to majestic views of the region which boasts of undulating valleys sprinkled with lush forest, cascading water streams and snow peaks. Due to its terrain, Uttarakhand is a much favoured region to undertake adventurous treks.
    Popular treks that include the World Heritage trail of Valley of Flowers combined with spiritual Hemkund Sahib, Nag Tibba summit, Deoriatal-Chandrashila, Dodital, Roop Kund etc are reached through enchanting trails which makes trekking in Uttarakhand one of the most sought after adventure activities in India.

  • Q. Which are the best campsites in Uttarakhand?

    Uttarakhand is dotted with dense jungles, lush rolls of greenery and alpine lakes, all in all this region in the northern part of India promises scenic views and surreal landscapes. Some of the finest natural camping sites in Uttarakhand would be Deoria Tal that promises panoramic view of more than 5 Himalayan peaks and the Chopta meadows which is dotted with pine, deodar and rhododendron forests.

    Other popular camping destinations are Kanatal, Dhanaulti, Padamapuri, some regions inside the Jim Corbett National park, Sattal, Pangot, Binsar Sanctuary, Bhimtal, Rani Chori and Chokuri.

  • Q. Which are the best places for river rafting in Uttarakhand?

    Uttarakhand is pretty tourist destination where you will find the river Ganges at its roaring spirit. Due to this river, rafting is a popular activity around the region. There is a certain thrill to white water rafting when one battles down gushing rapids of a river.

    Over the years river rafting has emerged to become a popular adventure water sport in India. Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is famous worldwide for its promising rapids from Shivpuri to Rishikesh. Even in India people head to Rishikesh for a thrilling river rafting experience. The rapids of Tons river near Mori in Uttarakhand has also become a popular rafting spot.

  • Q. Where can I experience wildlife safaris in Uttarakhand?

    Uttarakhand happens to be one of the best places for Jungle safaris in India. The state in North India is located at the foothills of the Himalayas and much of its beauty is defined by its wild offering of lush mountains, valley, rivers and dense forests that are home to many species of animal and birds.

    Uttarakhand is also home to the first National Park in India, the Jim Corbett National Park. Tourists can enjoy thrilling wildlife safaris across several national parks and forest reserves in Uttarakhand, popular among them being the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Deer Park, Jim Corbett, Nanda Devi National Park, Rajaji National Park and Gangotri National Park.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy paragliding in Uttarakhand?

    The thrill of flying is best experienced while paragliding where one witnesses eagle eye view of the landscape below. Since Uttarakhand is a naturally scenic place, the adrenaline rush takes over as you paraglide and enjoy breath taking sights of the beautiful regions down below.

    Uttarakhand offers ample paragliding opportunities to adventure enthusiasts who seek for the thrill of flying. Tandem paragliding flights are conducted by expert professionals in Mukteswar and Ranikhet which are the most popular places for paragliding in Uttarakhand.

  • Q. Which are the best destinations for skiing in Uttarakhand?

    Uttarakhand is blessed with the upper Himalayas which come winter get transformed into a snowy paradise. The sport of Skiing is becoming increasingly popular in this part of the country. Skiing lets one slide over vast expanses of snow and the thrill to gliding down the snow on a ski is simply indescribable.

    The almost perfect snow line is Auli in Uttarakhand, one of the finest skiing destinations in India. Master the art of skiing by taking Skiing classes offered by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) in Uttarakhand which span across 7-14 days. Skiing can be done in Uttarakhand only during the months of November till February.

  • Q. Which are the best locations for cliff jumping in Uttarakhand?

    Uttarakhand is a hub for adventure as it promises splendid natural beauty. Other than the vast array of adventure sports like paragliding, trekking, rock climbing, rafting and the likes, Cliff Jumping has been recently introduced for the tourists. .

    Rishikesh, the town much revered for its offering of the thrilling water sport- white water river rafting is also a hotspot for other activities. In here along the banks of River Ganga, one may find amazing spots for cliff jumping.

    The most well-known cliff-jumping site in Rishikesh is located in the lower areas of the Brahmapuri Stretch just a little distance before Laxman Jhula.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy kayaking in Uttarakhand? How much will it cost?

    The hills of Uttarakhand have all the splendid elements for all kinds of adventure packed with uncharted valleys, towering peaks, flowing rivers and streams. Apart from rafting, there are many other enthralling water sports on offer for the tourists here in Uttarakhand.

    Kayaking and Canoeing is an individual activity in a closed boat where a single person needs to manoeuvre the boat through narrow and turbulent water channels. Kayaking in the tumultuous rapids of Ganges of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand has become a thrill seeking activity for many adventure lovers.

  • Q. Which locations are best for rock climbing in Uttarakhand?

    Uttarakhand is known all over the world as a much favoured destination for rock climbing. Owing to its beautiful mountainous terrain and plethora of amazing rock features, thousands of adventure lovers arrive here every year to enjoy multitudinous adventure activities like rock climbing.

    Rock climbing in Rishikesh Uttarakhand is a much popular adventure sport. Other places much preferred for rock climbing are selected rock phases in the regions of Pithoragarh and Nainital.

  • Q. Which are the best places for bungee jumping in Uttarakhand?

    Bungee Jumping is a perfect sport if you want a little pump up in your adrenaline levels. Imagine the sight of land rushing to meet the sky, the feeling of flying while defying gravity is an eclectic feeling. Bungee jumping can be called the mother of all adventure sport activity.

    One of the best places to go bungee jumping in India is Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. At 83 feet, Jumpin Heights is India’s highest Bungy. A popular spot for Bungee Jumping in Uttarakhand is Mohan Chatti near Rishikesh. The ideal time for this sport is from October to mid November and early March – April.

  • Q. Where can I get a spiritual experience in Uttarakhand?

    Rishikesh is a hub for Yoga, Meditation and Spirituality. Tourists from all over the world come to Rishikesh for long stays in one of the Ashrams in order to learn Yoga and Meditation techniques. Rishikesh has many schools delivering spiritual healing as well.

    Rishikesh was once made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. There are also a number of significant temples like Neelkanth Mahadev/

  • Q. What are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Uttarakhand?

    Honeymoons are special and Uttarakhand promises a plethora of exciting activities for you to try on your honeymoon. Camping at Deoria Tal and Chopta could be challenging but the trek offers splendid views and a honeymoon trek could be a memorable experience. Rishikesh is filled with Ashrams and holistic resorts offering Yoga and Meditation courses. Couples can avail private yoga sessions and terraces where guests can meditate by the holy river Ganga in Rishikesh.

    River rafting at Rishikesh would be an exhilarating experience for couples. Uttarakhand is one of the best places for Elephant safaris in India. Couples can avail such safaris at Corbett National Park near Ramgarh or Rajaji National Park near Haridwar.

  • Q. Which are some must visit beautiful waterfalls in Uttarakhand?

    Uttarakhand is full of scenic waterfalls. Tourist can head to Vasudhara Falls near Badrinath. This is one of the popular places for short trekking surrounded by beautiful mountains. Corbett Waterfalls in Nainital is surrounded by dense teak wood forests, this waterfall cascades down from a height of 20 m and is a mesmerizing sight to watch.

    Kempty Falls in Mussourie, situated at an altitude of 4,500 feet also offers remarkable views of five cascading falls. Other popular waterfalls in Uttarakhand are Bhatta Falls also in Mussourie which is a natural waterfall and Tiger falls (Chakrata).

  • Q. Which is the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand? What are its charges?

    Jim Corbett National Park boasts of exotic natural surroundings and a plethora of flora and fauna. The National Park is the first National Park in the state of Uttarakhand and a popular place to spot the fiery Bengal TIGER.

    Corbett is divided into five distinct zones and each zone can be visited by jeep safaris. Apart from Tigers, the Park is also a natural habitat to many exotic species of birds and animals. This activity can cost up to INR 4500/70 USD for one jeep for 6 persons. The National Park is can be visited year round except for the monsoon months during June to August.

  • Q. Which are the best yoga destinations in Uttarakhand?

    The quaint little town of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit is known all over the world. Every year numerous tourists and spirituality seekers travel to Rishikesh to either learn Meditation or Yoga upon the banks of the mighty river Ganges.

    There are numerous Yoga Research Centers and Institutions in Uttarakhand that offer many such courses. The best places to pick up Yoga in rishikesh are The Yoga Study Centre, Yoga Niketan Ashram, Sivananda Ashram and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ayurvedic Centre.

  • Q. Where can I rejuvenate myself with spa in Uttarakhand?

    Uttarakhand is fondly referred as the ‘abode of gods’ and it rightly deserve the title as anywhere you go in Uttarakhand, you’ll be treated to majestic views of lush landscapes, a sight which is relaxing to the human eye.

    If you want to seek out both mind and body rejuvenation, head to one of the many experiential spa in the state. Rishikesh has many holistic resorts offering ayurvedic massages and treatments. Vana in Dehradun is a wellness retreat much revered for its service.

    Among other known spas, Anand Corbett Aamod Resort & Spa in the Himalayas in Garhwal is an authentic Kerala Ayurveda, yoga and meditation centre and Vedic retreat in Haridwar offers all forms of traditional therapies and modern treatments.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy elephant safaris in Uttarakhand? What are its charges?

    Uttarakhand is blessed with lush rolls of greenery, jungle clad hills and vast acres of forest reserves boasting of rich flora and fauna and it is undoubtedly one of the best places for Elephant safaris in India. Tourist can enjoy Elephant safari rides at Corbett National Park near Ramgarh and Rajaji National Park near Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

    The elephant safari rides at both the national parks are available only on first come first serve basis starting from INR 500/8 USD for Indians and INR 1500/23 USD for foreign visitors.

  • Q. Which are the best locations for zip lining in Uttarakhand? What are its charges?

    Zip-line is yet another adventure sport activity that is gaining huge popularity among adventure seekers and Uttarakhand is a perfect place to embark on this thrilling adventure owing to its beautiful landscapes and other reserves of natural beauty like the sight of rolling hills, cascading waterfalls and dense forests.

    Pump your adrenaline levels as you as you fly down a series of steel zip line in Rishikesh. Other prominent locations for Ziplining other than Rishikesh would be Mussorie and Nainital.

  • Q. Which are some amazing winter treks in Uttarakhand?

    The state of Uttarakhand is an ecstasy of nature visited by most adventure lovers in India. The foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand offer great opportunities for exploration to all trekking enthusiasts from every corner of the world.

    The picturesque Uttarakhand in the Himalayas offer a plethora of fascinating winter treks. The Kedarkantha is a beautiful ridge peak situated at 12,500 feet in the Tons River Valley and is one of the top winter treks in Uttarakhand.

    Chopta trek offers stunning views of some of many Himalayan peaks and becomes extremely pretty during the winters. Nagtibba at 10,000 feet is one of the top winter treks of Uttarakhand where the trail is surrounded by oak forests and sparkling water streams. Hark i Dun and Hem Kund Sahib Trek is an all-season trek and can be treaded upon even during winters.

  • Q. Which are the best summer treks in Uttarakhand?

    Roopkund is a high-altitude lake that stays frozen most of the year; this trek is a popular summer trek in Uttarakhand. Embark on the Rupin Pass trek which takes you deep in the mountains of Uttarakhand to a windy pass at 15,000 feet. This is one of the top summer treks in Uttarakhand.

    Brahmatal is also a summer trek where trekkers reach to a high altitude lake, believed to be the place where Lord Brahma meditated millions of years ago. To escape the heat and the scorching sun, embark on the Dayara Bugyal trek where you will get a fairy tale experience.