Uttarakhand, a beautiful State in North India crossed by the Himalayas, is a hub to the most scenic and amazing places of India. The capital of the place is Deharadun. Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful northern states of India. The place is rich in culture and religious heritage sites. Hill stations standing against the snow-capped peaks, quaint villages and serene beauty with the breathtaking views gives everyone a reason to plan their trip to Uttarakhand.
Apart from the Places, the State is also famous among trekkers. Trekkers can undertake a lot of trek adventures in Uttarakhand.
A list of adventure treks that one can undertake in the Himalayas near rivers, waterfalls, forests, and wildlife.
Joshimath- Kuari Pass Trek – Auli
The Kuari Pass Trek also know as “ Lord Curzon Trail” lies at an elevation of 12,763ft in the deep Garhwal Himalayas. The trek will take you to the scenic views of the Himalayan This adventure trek is counted best for Beginners. Experience the beautiful trails, thick jungles of Oak and Deodar forests surrounded by the snow-covered mountains.
Kuari Pass trek will give a chance to see the prominent peaks like Kamet, Trishul, Chaukhamba, Nanda, and its twin Nanda Devi East.
This trek is 33 km and is easy to moderately difficult when you move further. The trail will take you from Joshimath to the snow-capped mountains, quaint villages to high Himalayan ranges and in the valley of skiing capital Auli.
Camping is the major highlight of the snow adventure that will add charm to your trek. Staying overnight in tents and experience the spectacular views from Kuari Top.
Kanatal is a small village in Tehri district in Uttarakhand. The place attracts a lot of people and gives a splendid of camping the mountains with the captivating views of greenery and high snow-capped peaks. The camp provides comfortable stays and facilities. Kanatal is near to Mussorie and a 5 hours journey from Delhi. It is a perfect place to explore the unseen beauty of the Himalayas. It is located in the middle of oak forests and gives you panoramic and scenic views of the mountains.
Skiing and Cable Car Ride in Auli
Auli is a perfect place for skiing lovers. It is a Himalayan Ski Resort and a hill station in the Chamoli District in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. All surrounded by conifers and oak forests plus with the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. Auli offers amazing ski opportunities ideal for both beginners and experts. It lies at an altitude of 8200-10,050 ft and gives tremendous views of the snowy Himalayas. The best time to do this Snow Ski Adventure is in the months of January to April.
Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a beautiful city in Uttarakhand, India. Mainly known as the HubSpot for many adventure activities like Rafting and Camping, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, etc. White water Rafting in Rishikesh is very famous and attracts a lot of tourists from India as well from all around the World. Enjoy and Experience rafting in the Ganges. Camping experience in the cozy tents with a view of hills in the middle of the forest.
Here are some amazing destinations one can visit in Uttarakhand:
DEHRADUN- (THE DRONA NAGRI OR DOON VALLEY)
The capital city of Uttarakhand, also known by the Drona Nagri and Doon Valley. Dehradun is located at a height of 1,400ft in the Doon valley in the middle of two rivers- The Ganga and The Yamuna. Dehradun is a beautiful city and a dreamland for nature lovers. According to ancient mythology, Guru Drona has said to be meditated here and lived for several years. Dehradun is a picturesque gateway to many hill stations.
Places like Tapkeshawar Mahadev, the mystical Robber’s Cave, Shastradhara, the tiger falls, Mindrolling Monastery, The Clock Tower, Laxman Sidhh Temple, and so many other beautiful attractions are there that attracts a lot of tourists every year.
BADRINATH (THE SACRED BEAUTY)
Badrinath is a holy town in the Chamoli District in the State of Uttarakhand, India. Badrinath is one of the places which comes among the four sites of the Chardham Pilgrimage ( yatra). It is also known as Chota Char Dham. The holy town is named on the Badrinath temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Every year a lot of Hindu pilgrims visit the Badrinath Temple in order to make their Charm Dham Yatra successful. The town lies between the Nar and Narayana mountain ranges from where one can experience hot springs and views of the Neelkanth Peak.
KEDARNATH ( THE LAND OF LORD SHIVA)
The Land of Shiva, Kedarnath is a small holy town located in Rudraprayag district near Mandakini River in the State of Uttarakhand, India. The place is famous for The Kedarnath Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple lies in the majestic snow-capped mountains of the Garhwal ranges.
Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple remains open from the end of April to the beginning of November. Thousands of people every year visit Kedarnath. In Kedarnath, there are more than 200 shrines are dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Buses are available from the
RISHIKESH ( THE HOLY PLACE)
Rishikesh is a city in the northern parts of Uttarakhand besides the river Ganges. Rishikesh is the most beautiful blend of spiritual and adventurous experiences. White water rafting, camping, bungee jumping, mountain biking, flying are some of the most popular adventures one can experience in Rishikesh. The place becomes extremely popular as one of the top spiritual destinations in the World. Numerous ashrams are teaching yoga, Ayurveda, meditation and Spirituality in Rishikesh. Cafes and restaurants are very famous here due to the high increase in the tourism sector. Laxman Jhula, Geeta Bhawan, Triveni Ghat, Neelkantha Mahadev Temple are some of the popular tourist spots.
Haridwar, Mussorie, Almora are some of the peaceful and religious cities you should visit once in their lifetime. You will feel positive vibes all around. This is not enough, Uttarakhand has a lot more to give to the people who wish to travel India’s most peaceful and scenic places.
Buses are also available from Delhi, Chandigarh, and other cities of Uttranchal. You can also take a flight from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun which is only 35km away from Rishikesh.
Direct buses are available to these places.
And many more adventures like Brahmatal Trek Adventure, Nag Tibba Trek Adventure, Triund Trek, Roopkund Trek, The valley of flowers trek and the list goes are the beautiful and scenic treks and a perfect escape in the Himalayas.
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