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    Uttaranchal Tour

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    Whether you absorb the magnificent sights of Har-ki-Pauri Ghat on the banks of the holy Ganges or take a pious dip into the river, expect activities that are rustic, unique and elegant in their own way. With the Uttaranchal tour packages, discover ancient cities that are immersed into spirituality, devotion and alluring beauty.

    Enjoy trekking expeditions, bungee jumping, rafting, paragliding and jungle safaris within these tours, make it for a memorable experience. The combination of pilgrimage cities, authentic cuisine, wildlife sanctuaries and outdoor sports avenues makes this region a multi-faceted one for travellers looking for a combinatorial experience.

    Places to see in Uttaranchal:

    1) Haridwar

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    Better known as the place where the Ganges flows, Haridwar is one of the holiest cities in India. As per Hindu mythology, this region is amongst a handful of other places where the elixir of immortality slipped from the jar being carried by the heavenly bird ‘Garuda’, and some of it fell here. Held every 12 years, the Kumbha Mela is a testimony to this belief.

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    Thousands of pilgrims take part in ritualistic bathing on the ghats of the Ganges River. Har Ki Pauri is the place in Haridwar where the holy elixir fell, and on this ghat you witness devotees engaged in spiritual activities.

    2) Rishikesh

    Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is better known as the place where Lord Rama performed penance for vanquishing the demon king Ravana. Being a place where the Ganges flows into the Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas, this city is known for its ancient temples. Some of them are namely Bharat Mandir, Shatrugan shrine and Laxman temple.

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    Yoga enthusiasts from around the world visit this city considering it as the yoga capital of the world. There are numerous yoga centres here that espouse authentic yoga. Rishikesh is also a popular destination for white water rafting and several other adventure activities.

    [Enjoy rafting in the picturesque landscape in Alaknanda]

    3) Dehradun

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    The capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is famous for its brilliant landscape and mild climate. Nestled between the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, a visit to this city is one of the primary things to do in Uttaranchal. It is also a part of a chain of tourist locations such as Mussoorie and Nainital.

    [Trek through crevasses and tricky stretches of Kalindikhal]

    Well-known for its natural resources and world-famous educational institutions, it is also home to many government organizations such as Defence Electronics Application Laboratory, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing and Defence Research and Development Organisation. Some of the places to visit in Dehradun are the Tapkeshwar shrine, Malsi Deer Park and nearby hill stations such as Chakrata and Sahastradhara.

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    4) Mussoorie

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    Known as one of the ideal honeymoon destinations, Mussoorie is also called the Queen of Hills. Lush rolling hills and an abundance of flora and fauna are the characteristics of this place. On a Uttaranchal tour package, you can easily witness the magnificent views of the Shivalik Mountains from Mussoorie.

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    The Doon Valley in Mussoorie is an active tourist destination given its scenic beauty. In Mussoorie, you get infinite joy in simple pleasures. Go for ropeway, take a horseback ride through the Came’s Back Rock, visit the Jharipani Falls or go trekking up to the Childer’s Lodge, you will have ample of options to make your Uttaranchal trip, a memorable one.

    5) Ranikhet

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    Located in the Almora district, Ranikhet is a popular hill station. Translated as ‘Queen’s Meadow’, it was under the rule of Nepalese and Kumaon people in the eighteenth century and is now a part of India. The best season to visit this hill station is between March and October and a visit to this place is amongst the top things to do in Uttaranchal.

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    The flora and fauna of this place is represented by pine, oak and deodar vegetation. In these jungles you can find leopards, mountain goats, barking deer and red foxes. Some of the places to visit are the Army Museum, Jhula Devi shrine, Rama Mandir and Chaubatia Gardens.

    6) Kumaon

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    This is a mountainous administrative region of Uttarakhand and is known to be the home of the Kumaon Regiment, a regiment of the Indian Army. The culture of this region is a combination of indigenous culture of the locals residing here from thousands of years and the culture of immigrants.

    [Trek in the mesmerizing beauty of Panchachuli base camp]

    Consequently, there is a lot of myth, legend and folklore attached to every aspect of this place. Some of the places to visit in Kumaon includes the Nanda Devi Temple, Naini Lake, Jim Corbett National Park, Panchachuli Glacier, Sattal Lake and Mayawati Ashram.

    7) Chamba

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    Located between Mussoorie and Rishkesh, Chamba presents a wilderness that is resplendent with nature’s finest representations. Out of all the things to do in Uttaranchal, a visit to this picturesque getaway is a great way to enjoy the pleasant weather, scenic views and the vastness of the nature.

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    Situated in the laps of the Himalayas, this is also a quaint hamlet featuring a set of villages. You can visit the villages to understand the lifestyle and culture of the people. All around you can see an omnipresent representation of pine and deodar trees. An interesting fact about this place is that it is the most literate region in Uttaranchal with a literacy rate of 76%.

    8) Auli

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    Also known locally as Bugyal, Auli is a perfect skiing destination. Surrounded by coniferous and oak trees during all the seasons, you get amazing views of the majestic Himalayas from this hill station. The slopes of Auli provide novice and experienced skiers, ideal time for skiing and enjoy the snow.

    It is also in this hill station, where you can travel in a 4km long cable car; Asia’s longest cable car, and enjoy bird’s eye view of the landscapes and forests. Apart from skiing, trekking on the Auli, Gorson and Tali route is a popular activity in Uttaranchal. You can also visit a training centre of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police in this town.

    9) Kedarnath

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    Better known to be the place of location of the Kedarnath temple, this region is flanked by snow-capped mountains, and is a stunning place to visit within the Uttaranchal tour packages. Apart from the Kedarnath temple, some of the places you can visit here are the Bhairava Temple and Gandhi Sarovar, which is a glacier lake.

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    Near to Kedarnath, lies a steep mountain called Bhairav Jhamp. Many pilgrims have jumped from this cliff and killed themselves to attain salvation in this temple town. You can also visit the Chorabari Tal, which is a beautiful lake displaying the reflections of the Himalayan mountains.

    10) Badrinath

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    Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, this city was given a holy pilgrimage region status by Saint Adi Shankara in the 9th century. Badrinath Temple is the famous tourist destination here and the best time to visit this temple is between May and October.

    Devotees visiting the city take a holy dip at Tapt Kund which is a thermal water spring. It is believed to possess medicinal qualities and enhances ones therapeutic benefits. Just above the Badrinath Temple, is a cliff called Neelkath, from where the first rays of the Sun enter the city.

    Things to do in Uttaranchal:

    11) Trekking

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    Uttaranchal is often the first destination that comes to mind for trekking enthusiasts. There are numerous trekking routes here to appease the adventure cravings of all types of trekkers. The Ghat-Kauri trek is for beginners; also, most of the Uttaranchal tour packages include trekking. The Karan Paryag to Haridwar trek is for experienced trekkers.

    [For more details check out Guide to Trekking in Uttaranchal]

    If you are looking for month long treks, then take the Haridwar to Gangotri route that could take you close to 22 days to complete. On a trekking expedition, you experience the amazing biodiversity of this land. All around, you are encompassed by hills, valleys and forests.

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    12) Skiing in Auli

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    Auli has numerous slopes ranging from heights of 2500 to 3000 metres for skiing enthusiasts to have a whale of a time. Located 16km from Joshimath, Auli is surrounded by a generous presence of conifer and oak trees. From here you get panoramic views of surrounding regions.

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    See mountains such as the Mana Parwat, Beethartoli, Hathi Parbat and Nar Parbat. Once these slopes were the training grounds for the military and now they are also open to tourists. Austrian and French skiers have compared these slopes to be amongst the best in the world.

    [Experience the enthralling skiing adventure in Auli]

    13) Rafting in Rishikesh

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    Rishikesh is a pilgrimage region but also a place of fun and frolic given that the Ganges flowing through this city, present perfect rushes for white water rafting. You can enroll into anyone of the numerous rafting camps in Rishikesh to experience an exhilarating round of rafting when on Uttaranchal tour packages.

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    The best time to visit for this activity is between September and April. A thrilling way to beat the challenges posed by bouncy waters, challenging the enthralling rapids in Rishikesh will satiate all your yearnings for fun and adventure.

    14) Bungee Jump in Rishikesh

    Bungee jumping is held overlooking the Huel River, which is a tributary of the Ganges. You are harnessed with appropriate safety ropes to a cantilever platform. Cords are harnessed to your ankle and as you prepare to jump you can see the rocky outfits of the river in the background. Feel the adrenaline rush as fall freely.

    This plunging experience will make you scream in excitement. Conducted by professional sports management companies, the minimum age requirement for these jumps is 12 years.

    15) Camping in Shivpuri

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    Shivpuri is a beautiful location and amongst the top places to visit in Rishikesh. Situated along the banks of the Ganges River, there are numerous camping destinations here. On any of the Uttarakhand tour packages, you can choose your favourite spot and set up a camp to spend an overnight outdoors.

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    It is a unique and exciting experience staying beside one of the ancient and revered rivers in the world. You can combine a rafting sojourn with camping activities. The combinatorial experience gives you a wholesome time in Uttaranchal.

    16) Corbett National Park Safari

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    This is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in the country established in the early part of the 19th century. It was setup to protect the Royal Bengal Tiger species. Being an ecotourism destination, this place has an ecosystem that resembles the Himalayas.

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    On a safari through this park you can witness more than 400 species of plants and 500 species of migratory birds. You can also see predators such as leopards, Bengal tigers, Himalayan black bears, pangolins and leopard cats. Although not allowed inside, you can go trekking outside the park with a forest guide.

    17) Visit to Valley of Flowers National Park

    Guide to Valley of Flowers Trek

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    Located in the finest crests of the Western Himalayas, this valley is a meadow of flowers. Featuring endemic alpine flowers and also rare species such as snow leopards and musk deer, this region is located next to the Nanda Devi National Park. Being a high-altitude valley, the Valley of Flowers National Park has numerous trekking routes.

    On these treks you can see the reverberating sub-alpine vegetation and a plethora of terrains such as river beds, valley bottoms, eroded meadows, scrubby vegetation and stable slopes. There are also stone deserts and caves in the vicinity to explore as part of things to do in Uttaranchal. A visit to the natural habitats of animals on a jungle safari allows you to witness rare species of animals in their natural habitats.

    18) Attend Yoga Classes in Rishikesh

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    Rishikesh is a place of spirituality and representing this fact are a variety of ashrams. Some of the conduct yoga classes for yoga beginners and experts alike. There is yoga programmes conducted by private instructors as well. These are places to learn yoga in its truest form while enjoying the different Uttarakhand tour packages.

    Parmath Niketan is a well-known yoga centre located on the banks of the Ganges River. There are several others such as Sivanadanda Ashram, Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, Sanskriti Yogpeeth, Swami Dayananda Ashram and Osho Ganga Dham Ashram. Rishikesh ashrams and yoga centres are amongst the best places to learn ashtanga and residential hatha yoga.

    19) Paragliding in Pithoragarh

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    Pithoragarh is a stunning place located between Nepal and Tibet. Paragliding is conducted in the Soar Valley of Pithoragarh. On a paragliding expedition you are flanked by high-rise mountains and hills. The experience is dramatic and surreal. Considered to be the adventure capital of the state, there are also six passes leading people to Tibet.

    Pithoragarh’s natural beauty and wildlife riches never ceases to impress the visitors. On a paragliding sojourn with an expert instructor or guide, you get an aerial view of Pithoragarh’s thick forests that house a unique ecosystem.

    20) Ropeway in Auli

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    It is in Auli, that one can enjoy the exhilarating ride of the longest cable car in Asia. With the Uttaranchal tour package, you can enjoy a cable car that covers a distance of 4km. Known as the Gondola, this cable car transports you over astonishing scenic quotients.

    You get a bird’s eye view of the surroundings, including the skiing slopes of Auli. Starting from Joshimath, this jolly rides lasts for around 20 minutes and ends in Auli.

    21) Evening Aarti along the Ghats of Haridwar

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    Haridwar’s famous attraction has been the evening Aarti ceremony at the renowned Har ki Pauri ghat. On an evening aarti, thousands of devotees light earthen lamps and float them on the river. The outlook of the river gets transformed into a bed of floating lamps ornamented with flowers and incense sticks.

    During the sunset, priests recite verses from holy Hindu manuscripts and the devotees sing hymns in praise of the Gods and Goddesses. It is indeed one of the must do activities in any of the Uttarakhand tour packages.

    22) Boat Ride in Naini Lake

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    Naini or Nainital Lake is a crescent shaped water body and is surrounded by a rich ecosystem. There are a handful of rare species of birds and animals in the vicinity of the lake. On any of the Uttaranchal tour packages, take this boat ride and witness amazing biodiversity on the fringes of the lake - a truly paradisiacal place presenting eye capturing visuals and a surreal experience!

    Conclusion

    Be it the alpine valleys of Pithoragarh or the meadows of the Flower Valley Forest, everything about Uttaranchal are steeped in natural splendour. There are enough avenues for recreation, spirituality and adventure. To name a few, you can go rafting, village touring, forest trekking, leopard spotting, bungee jumping, paragliding and several water activities. With so many activities on the anvil, a tour of this region is something that you must do at least once in your life.

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Attractions

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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 

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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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Dayara Bugyal

Counted among the most beautiful meadows in the country, the vibrant meadow of Dayara Bugyal has attained cult status among hikers. During the wintry months, the milky slopes are perfect for some alpine skiing. The Bhagirathi peaks, Kala Nag, Bandarpoonch are among scores of other peaks that loom around the meadow, and trekkers are particularly taken by many emerald lakes strewn across Dayara Bugyal. Another first-timer trek on the list, the best months to visit are between May to November, although experienced trekkers find the meadow laden with snow in winters irresistible.

Distance from Delhi: 425 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Haridwar Railway Station
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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

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Ram Jhula

Another architectural marvel in the yoga capital of India, Ram Jhula is an important landmark of the city and is also one of the sought after Rishikesh tourist places. Located only 3km from the heart of the city, this 450ft suspension bridge connects the banks of the Ganges with Shivananda and Swarga ashrams at both of its end.

Also known as the 'Shivananda Jhula', this magnificent bridge was built during the late 80s by the regional government; the contribution of Shivananda Ashram Divine Life Society is very significant in the construction of Ram Jhula. Like the Lakshman Jhula, it was also once a jute bridge and serves as an important name in the list of places to visit in Rishikesh.

While crossing the bridge, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Ganges and for the nature photographers, it serves as an ideal destination to click some amazing pictures!
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Tapkeshwar Temple

Dehradun houses one of its most visited temples, Tapkeshwar where Lord Shiva is the presiding deity. Blessed by natural extravagant sights abundantly, the prominent feature of this temple is the main Shivlinga that is kept sacredly inside a cave. The temple resides by the side of thick forests and the natural cave drops water from the roof little by little to give away the Shivlinga more beauty and in turn it appears as an amusing spectacle. The temple is existing in a location which is easily accessible, it is hardly six kilometers away from the city. Shivratri is the biggest festival celebrated at the temple when thousands of pilgrims come and pay tribute to the deity. The cool sulphur- water springs are an additional feature the temple proudly possesses within it. The devotees will take a bath in these springs before they enter inside the temple.
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Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital

The much endangered species found in the Himalayas are being protected carefully over Pt. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo located in Nainital. Royal Bengal Tiger, Tibetan Wolves, Sambar, Leopard Cat and Himalayan Bear are a few of the important ones one can spot in the zoo. Along with them there are different species of high altitude birds live happily. Sher ka Danda hill is the preserver of this zoo, perched on an altitude of 2100 meters and over 4.6 acres of serene forest. Built in 1984 and opened to public in 1995, the zoo is located just 2 KM away from Tallital Bus Station in Nainital, between Shivalik and middle Himalayan Ranges. The zoo is one of the prime attractions in Uttarakhand now.

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