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15 Best Things to Do in Uttarakhand

 
  • 01Kuari Pass Trekking, 2016

    Kuari Pass Trekking, 2016
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    • lHaridwar
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    About the Destinations:

    Discovered by Lord Curzon during the Bristish Raj in India, the Kuari Pass Trek in the Garhwal Himalayan Range originates from Joshimath in Chamoli. The hike to the Kuari Pass route is one of the most enthralling treks in this range and is known for the panoramic views and challenges it offers.

    From the pass, one can enjoy the captivating views of other scenic ranges like Kamet (7,756m), Trishul (7,120m), Chakhamba (7,128m), Nanda Devi (7,817) and its twin Nanda Devi East (7,434m). Also known as the 'Curzon Trail', this trail takes you through the confluence of several brooks, scenic Oak and Deodar forests, verdant meadows or ‘Bugyals’ and rhododendrons. On some occasion, you can also come across the footprints of the rare Himalayan Bear or Leopard.

    This snow-clad Kuari pass winter trek also takes one through other passes- the Vinayak Pass, Tali Top and the Kuari peak. As you are traversing through this Curzon trek, also get a chance to feast your eyes with one of the most mesmerizing snow skiing tourism destination in India, Auli, the best time to visit is in December and January.

    Temperature: December to March day time 11C to 4C and night -2C to -8C. Wind chill, freezing climate with snow fall.

  • 02Mountain Biking In Himalayas 2015

    Mountain Biking In Himalayas 2015
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    • lRishikesh
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    About the Destination: 

    The mountain biking in Himalayas spans across many districts of Uttarakhand starting from Haridwar, the holy city of Rishikesh, deeper into the district of Pauri Garhwal meandering into the remote Tehri district.

    While the magnificent Himalayan ranges casts its spell on you throughout the journey, the graceful Ganges and her sister rivers Bhagirathi and Alakananda will charm you with their serene beauty. The place is a hotspot for travellers and adventure seekers alike. There are popular destinations such as the Tehri Dam, Mussourie and Landsdowne and hidden gems such as the Chamba, small village of Thatyur and the beautiful Vyasghat. 

    About the Departure with Details: Your bikes are your best friend on this exciting journey that begins from Haridwar and takes you through the winding roads of Devikhal. As you delve deeper into the region, you pass the holy Devprayag, Anjanisein and Chamba. Paddling through the mountainous trail is terrific and taxing even as you reach Yamuna Bridge and finally the strenuous ride to Biratkhai. Your journey ends at Dakpaathar and you return home stronger and richer with memorable experiences. 


  • 03Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh

    Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh
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    • lRishikesh
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    About the activity: 

    • Experience India’s first fixed platform bungy jump destination at Mohan Chutti (52km), a pristine location tucked in the Shivaliks further ahead of Rishikesh. 
    • This day trip is bundled with a ride giving you a glimpse of the mountains, crisp air and virgin greenery.
    • You can choose from a convenient time slot between 09:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 01:00 PM and 02:30 PM. and you can opt to travel to Mohan Chutti on an A/C luxury coach. 
    • Upon reaching, you’ll meet the instructor team, understand the gear, safety tips, jumping techniques, and sign up for a memorabilia kit (photographs, DVD, t-shirt printed with pictures of your jump) if required.
    • Walk on the cantilever platform built over a rocky cliff overlooking River Hall, a tributary of River Ganga. Take your leap of faith and feel the rush. 
    • The jump height is 83m. At the end of the jump, you’ll be lowered to a drop zone with 2ft of water. 
    • Walk to the cafeteria, reminisce the experience, and head back to Rishikesh. If you wish, you could add more thrills to your adventure cart by partaking in Giant Swing and Flying Fox activities. 
  • 04Giant Swing in Rishikesh

    Giant Swing in Rishikesh
    • h2 Hours
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    About the activity: 

    Brilliant environment, enchanting weather, clear skies, and crisp mountain air provide just the right platform to take on a sport like Giant Swing in Rishikesh. 

    The jump height of 83 m is from India’s first fixed platform and highest bungee jump site and you get to spend exhilarating time at the drop zone in Mohanchatti, a quaint village across the LakshmanJhula.

    Choose time slots available from 09:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 pm and 02:30 PM and you can take a half hour bus ride on an AC Luxury Coach to the game point. 

    Move on to the bungee platform, where you’ll be fitted on to a seat with chest harness.

    Feel the initial free fall as the ropes take over to give you a smooth swing similar to a pendulum. 

    After a gutsy jump, you’re filled with enthusiasm to last lifelong. The end of the swing lowers you to 2 feet deep water below, from where you’ll walk to the nearby cafeteria. 

    Recollect the episode, collect memorabilia and Dare to Jump Certificate, and head back to Rishikesh.

  • 05Flying Fox, Rishikesh

    Flying Fox, Rishikesh
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    About the Destination:

    Replete with surreal natural beauty, Rishikesh in Uttarakhand enchants with Ganga River, woody hills and serene atmosphere. All this makes your experience of adventure sports all the more memorable.  Shivpuri Village is a quaint little village, 15 minutes’ drive upstream from here forms the perfect base of Rishikesh Flying Fox adventure.

    About the Activity with Details:

    Feel the excitement as you flit away over River Ganges with a rip-roaring round of Flying Fox Rishikesh adventure.

    In this activity of around 1 hour, you will glide down a sequence of ultra-strong cables or zip lines, attached by a harness and pulley.Assemble at Shivpuri Village. Post prepping you up with safety guidelines and necessary equipment, two zip lines send you across the white water rapids at Shivpuri. Savour the view of the mighty Himalaya’s and feel the pleasant wind on your face.


  • 06Auli Skiing Tour, Uttarakhand 2016

    Auli Skiing Tour, Uttarakhand 2016
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    • lBadrinath
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    About the Activity:

    A paradise for the avid skier, Auli is located in Garhwal Himalays, 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 offers immense opportunities to indulge in adventure activities like such as skiing, trekking, sightseeing; Auli skiing being the most desired one!

    When in Auli, exhilarate your senses by skiing from 3km high-rise slopes with a drop in elevation of 500m from peak-high altitudes during the period between January and April. At this height, the winds accelerate a skier’s movements while the woody slopes of Auli balances their velocity which is why it makes for one of the best skiing grounds in the world and an ideal snow skiing tourism destination in India, the best time to visit Auli is in January.

    Temperature Range: During day time temperature will be 4C to -2C and night -4C to -8C.

    Wind Velocity: 4km/hr to 21km/hr.

    Maximum Altitude: 11,000ft

  • 07Dayara Bugyal Trek 2016, Uttarakhand

    Dayara Bugyal Trek 2016, Uttarakhand
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    • lHaridwar
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    About the Destination:

    Amongst all the treks in Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal is considered to be the most breathtaking. The trek brings us to a highland meadow  situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand which stands tall at an elevation of 10,000-12,500ft.

    This lush green expanse of meadows serves as an excellent destination for skiing during winter and is spread over 28 sq km. This breathtaking location is nestled amidst towering snow-peaked mountains. While on this memorable Himalayan Dayara Bugyal trekking tour in India at Uttarkhand, catch sight of the lake of Barnala Tal strewn across the green alpine prairies– in whose reflection the peaks look even more beautiful. 

    The trek starts from the tiny hamlet of Barsu nestled on the Haridwar-Gangothri road which is 32 kms from Uttarkashi. One can settle in any one of the rest-houses or GMVN houses in Barsu that overlook the stunning valley on one side and the snowy mountains on the other.

    The route of the Dayara Bugyal Trek trails through gorgeous Oak forests, clear water bodies and sprawling grasslands while offering views of specks of huts, grazing sheep all while overlooking the valley and high-rise mountains. Wild flowers also bloom around streams and brooks that run across the pastures.

    Temperature: -4 degrees (Min), 25 degrees (Max), days are relatively warmer

    Trekking Distance:  29 kms

    Maximum Altitude: 12,000 ft

  • 08Bagini Glacier Trek 2016, Uttarakhand

    Bagini Glacier Trek 2016, Uttarakhand
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    • lJoshimath
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    About the Destination:

    In the spellbinding region of Garhwal Himalayas, Bagini Glacier trekking makes you come face to face with untouched, raw natural beauty along with great doses of adventure. This trekking package in India takes you to Bagini Glacier that towers at 14816 feet from sea level and gives you the opportunity to feast your eyes on the mighty Dunagiri, Changa Banga and Kalanka peaks.

    Your location will be the dreamy destination of Uttarakhand. Also known as ‘Land of Gods’ it appeals with a dramatic terrain of charming lakes, stunning rivers, mountains and rising Himalayan peaks.

    Cossetted amongst stunning heights, a circular trek of around 43 kms to Bagini Glacier allures with places of worships, winsome grassy stretches streaked with vibrant flowers, crystal clear streams, sights of frosty summits, rocks and boulder ridden paths, quaint hamlets and more!

    Temperature Range: April-June: 15 to 20 Degrees (Day) & 7 to -2 Degrees (Night), 
    September-OCtober: 10 to 15 Degrees (Day) & 5 to -5 (Night)

  • 09Kedarkantha Trek with Skiing 2016

    Kedarkantha Trek with Skiing 2016
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    • lDehradun
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    About the Destination:

    In the celestial like state of Uttarakhand, lies the snowy delight of Kedarkantha Peak. Close to the famous Har ki dun valley, this place is lesser visited. Steeped in unsurpassed beauty, over here you find charming villages, vast stretches of meadows, snow paths and magnificent views of the great Himalayas. The people of the region are said to be friendly and follow a unique culture and practice.

    Uttarakhand, permeating nature’s glory offers a dramatic landscape dotted with lovely lakes, tranquil rivers, mountains and rising Himalayan peaks.

    With Kedarkantha trek route, delights in a windy trail through rich forests, snow laden trail with patches of green, meadow used by shepherds during the summer season and witness several peaks and ranges. The thrill and excitement does not end here. Learn how to ski and feel the glee as you glide through frosty slopes.

  • 10Multi Sport Activity Trip in Sursingdhar and Jayalgarh, Uttarakhand

    Multi Sport Activity Trip in Sursingdhar and Jayalgarh, Uttarakhand
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    • lDehradun
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    About the Destination:

    For an invigorating expedition in the picturesque Tehri region of Garhwal Himalayas, go for the multi sport activity trip in Sursingdhar and Jayalgarh in Uttarakhand. Not only will you get to indulge in a multitude of sports but also take in the sheer beauty of the captivating surroundings.

    Take the opportunity of biking or cycling through high altitude roads crossing gorgeous ridges connecting Mussoorie and Chamba. You can also try your hand at hiking through unchartered territories offering splendid sights, dive in for a rafting or duckie ride session on the waters of Alaknanda river. The other variety of sports you can engage in range from cliff jumping, bridge slithering, body surfing, abseiling and rope course.

    Adding value to this trip is the captivating grandeur of the natural treasures abundant in the environs and landscapes of this locale. 

    Meal Types: Veg or Non-Veg 

    Activities: Biking (Cycling), Hiking, River Rafting, Duckie Rides, cliff jumping, bridge slithering, body surfing, abseiling and rope course

    Duration: 3N/4D

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Temperature: Around 12 - 18 degrees (Mar – Apr), around 20 - 24 degrees (May), around 10 – 15 degrees in nights (Oct – Nov), about 3 – 5 degrees in nights (December )

  • 11Nag Tibba Trek 2016, Uttarakhand

    Nag Tibba Trek 2016, Uttarakhand
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lDehradun
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      Code: 3713222

    About the Destination:

    The panorama of the Himalayan snow peaks of Garhwal and Himachal offers views of some of the famous peaks from here including the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Srikanth and Black peak. Enjoy the magnificent views of Gujjar or shepherds dotting the envrons from the Nag Tibba Top.

    Nag Tibba trek route is a circular trek where the finish point is different from the start point and at no time there is an overlap of trail. On your way down you will go through a completely contrasting landscape having a dense mixed forest of Oak, Rhododendron, Cider and Alpine. Adding to the beauty of the trek is the opportunity to visit a couple of quaint villages which are extremely scenically situated amidst thick Deodar forests. Icing on the top would surely be the opportunity to dunk one's feet into a cold and inviting stream at the end of the trek.

    Another great attraction of this trip is the camping experience. There are beautiful meadows and thick jungles along the trail offering numerous scenic camping locations. Nag Tibba trekking is suitable for people of all age groups having reasonable fitness levels who seek adventure.

    Temperature: 16-25 degrees (days) and 8-16 degrees (nights) during March, 14-22  degrees (days) and 6-14 degrees (nights) between September and December

    Max Alt: 3050m

  • 12Alaknanda River Rafting 2015, Uttarakhand

    Alaknanda River Rafting 2015, Uttarakhand
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    • lHaridwar
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    About the Destination:

    The locale of Jayalgarh flagged by the plush Himalayan Eco Lodges is a remarkable site for those looking for Alaknanda river rafting. This campsite is set amidst the picturesque landscape of gorgeous environs with the lodges furnished with top-notch facilities and services. Moreover, the excellent positioning of this campsite at Jayalgarh offers one to raft on the five rivers of Alaknanda, Ganga, Bhagirathi, Pinder and Mandakini.

    Not only is this luxury campsite adorned with verdant forests that play shelter to a variety of exotic birds, but it also hosts several beautiful fields beside the river. The turbulent waters are the idyllic site for rafting enthusiasts and the sandy white banks serve as an excellent children’s playground.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes

    Activities:  Rafting, Duckie (inflatable Kayak rides)

    Duration: 2N/3D

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult

    Temperature: Around 12 – 15 degrees (Feb), 17 - 20 degrees (March – April), 33 – 38 degrees (between May-June), 10 – 15 degrees (October) and 3 – 5 degrees (December)

  • 13Kalindi Khal Trek 2016, Uttarakhand

    Kalindi Khal Trek 2016, Uttarakhand
    • d15 Daysn14 Nights
    • lDehradun
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    About the Destination: 

    A challenging Kalindi khal trek nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, feel a rush of adrenaline in your blood as you scale right up to a Himalayan pass 6000m high. Not just that, this mesmeric place is a spiritual haven decorated by gorgeous mountains and the grandeur of nature.

    Kalindikhal trekking expedition starts from Gangotri banked beside the Ganga waters. After seeking the Gangotri goddess’s blessing start off on your journey to Gaumukh, the birth point of the holy Ganges River. Get enchanted by the grasslands at Tapovan and mesmerized by several rivulets and peaks of Shivling, Bhagirathi and Meru.

    From camping beside the Vasuki Tal, to breathtaking sceneries that include moraine, glaciers and majestic peaks, this tour has it all. After several briefing sessions on the safety measures to be taken on this trek, prepare to encounter the many splendours of nature.

    Temperature Range: The temperature varies from 10-18 °C, -8 to 5°C, 8-15°C and -10 to 5°C


  • 14Skiing in Auli - Intermediate Course, Uttarakhand 2015

    Skiing in Auli - Intermediate Course, Uttarakhand 2015
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lBadrinath
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    About the Destination:

    Auli and skiing, both are just synonymic to each other! With plenitude of skiing in Auli options, any tour to this snow paradise in Himachal Pradesh becomes memorable! Scenic and appealing, clad with a blanket of snow and guarded by fascinating peaks, Auli entices visitors from all the walks of life

    Over twelve days hone your skills and have a whale of a time. The skiing in Auli intermediate course is specifically designed for those who have finished their basic level of training and are familiar with the elementary principles of the skiing. Professional senior instructors will be leading the course and when you complete it, you mostly should be able to tackle most slopes. 

    Duration: 11N/12D

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Temperature: Around  10 to 15 degrees (Day) to -2 to -10 degrees (Night)

    Max Alt: 3050m (Auli)

  • 15Biking, Hiking and Rafting in Mandakini and Alaknanda valley

    Biking, Hiking and Rafting in Mandakini and Alaknanda valley
    • d5 Daysn4 Nights
    • lHaridwar
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      Code: 3713222

    About the Destination:

    Treat yourself to a triple adventure of mountain biking trails, guided hiking tours and outdoor adventure rafting. All this takes place in surreal Uttarakhand which spills delights every step along the way. The state appears like the perfect canvas for rip-roaring activities with mesmeric beauty, dramatic varied landscape of lovely lakes, meandering rivers, high mountains and soaring sights of the mighty Himalayas.  

    Your fun journey commences with a drive through Mandakini Valley and holy towns of Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Sleep well and arise to the sweet sounds of bird songs and the music of Mandakini River. The thrills include a visit to high altitude lake, Deoriatal whose mesmeric waters reflect the mighty Himalayan peak of Chaukhamba. Head to Chopta, considered as the Switzerland of India, it beckons with undulating meadows and sights of snow-capped mountains all around.

    Enjoy making way through charming mixed forest region, trek to Tungnath Temple the highest Shiva shrine in the world and to Chandrashila, the towering summit in Tungnath. The peak means 'Moon rock'. Legend has it, that this is the very place that Lord Rama meditated in after he defeated the demon-king Ravana. Also, lap up a thrilling ride of outdoor adventure rafting on the mystical river Ganga

    Duration of the tour: 4N/5D

    Temperature Range: Depending upon the season, temperature varies from  12 -20 degree Celsius, 20 - 25 degree Celsius, 10 – 15 degree Celsius,  3 – 5 degree Celsius

    Meal Types: Lunch is vegetarian and dinner would have a non-vegetarian dish

    Activities: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Rafting

    Difficulty Level: Moderate 

    Maximum Altitude: Chandrashilla peak - 4000 m

  • 163 Days / 2 Nights Multisport Adventure Package, Uttarakhand

    3 Days / 2 Nights Multisport Adventure Package, Uttarakhand
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    About the Destination:

    Get a complete dose of adventure sports in Uttarakhand. Chakrata, steeped in wilderness and natural beauty makes the ideal backdrop for multi activity sojourn. It is bestowed with several vantage points offering stunning sights of frosty Himalayan range. Also, witness woody hills of Deodar, Himalayan Oak and Rhododendron trees. Plonked above the Yanuma Valley, you can come here from either Dehradun-Vikasnagar or Dehradun–Mussoorie side.

    The Chakrata Town is a winsome settlement formed as a British cantonment around 125 years ago. Features of the locale include old forest guest houses set up by the British in isolated areas, the cascading Tiger Falls, ancient temples, sparsely located villages and high alpine meadows. The splendours of this region have been out of the reach for tourism related activity till a couple of years back due to the army intelligence establishment here. Foreigners are still not allowed to visit this area. Being untouched by haphazard development, it shines in pristine beauty.

    The thrills of this experience include trekking from camp till old British campsite at Chaurani, unravelling charms on a bicycle, setting off to the famous Tiger Falls, exulting in water sports and rafting on the Yamuna River. Brace yourself for duckie rides, bridge slithering, river crossing, body surfing and swimming, splashing in natural pools, Rappelling and more.

    Duration of the Tour: 2N/3D

    Temperature Range: Oct to mid- December - 5 degree Celsius to 10 – 15 degree Celsius, Mar – Apr 12 -20 degree Celsius in the night, pleasant in the day, May – Jun  18 -24 degree Celsius in the night, pleasant in the day

    Meal Types: Lunch is vegetarian and dinner would have a non-vegetarian dish

    Activities: Trekking, Rafting, Bicycling, Rope and Water activities  

    Difficulty Level: Moderate 

    Total Trekking Distance: 10 kms approx.

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    Best Things to Do in Uttarakhand

    Trek to some of the peaks, where the clouds usher life or enjoy the aerial views of the lush meadows, snow clad peaks, the holy Ganges and give wings to your dream of flying while paragliding! Ride through the longest cable car in Asia and fall in love with the greenness of the nature or get your dose of adrenaline kick while skiing in one of the enthralling skiing destinations in the world! Learn yoga from renowned gurus or seek mental peace while offering aarti in any of the pious ghats! In case, you are not in the mood of any of these, chose to spend your holidays at utmost leisure and soak in the enchanting beauty of any of the hill stations.

    Be careful...as while in the magical valleys of Uttarakhand, you might get spoiled with choices of things to do in Uttarakhand!