Uttarakhand is famous for the spiritual enlightenment, beautiful temples, and holy pilgrimage destinations. It is equally famous for thrilling adventure sports. Uttarakhand serves as the perfect weekend getaway from Delhi to experience the adrenalin rush and escape from the busy city life.
Uttarakhand is famous for the spiritual enlightenment, beautiful temples, and holy pilgrimage destinations. It is equally famous for thrilling adventure sports. Uttarakhand serves as the perfect weekend getaway from Delhi to experience the adrenalin rush and escape from the busy city life. Below we have mentioned 5 things that you should definitely do on your next trip to Uttarakhand to experience the ultimate thrill with beauty of nature at the same time.
1. Mountain Biking (Haridwar)
The mountain biking in the Himalayas spans across many districts of Uttarakhand starting from Haridwar, Rishikesh, Pauri Garhwal, and Tehri district. While the beautiful snow capped Himalayan ranges surrounds you throughout the journey, the Ganges and her sister rivers Bhagirathi and Alakananda will charm you with their serene beauty. The place attracts travelers and adventure seekers. There are popular destinations such as the Tehri Dam, Mussourie, and Landsdowne. The best route begins from the Haridwar and takes you through the Devikhal, Devprayag, Anjanisein and Chamba. Paddling through the mountainous trail is terrific. Heading through Biratkhai, your journey ends at Dakpaathar and you return home with thrilling memories.
2. Bungee Jumping (Rishikesh)
Experience India’s first fixed platform bungee 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 a, r and virgin greenery. 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.
3. Giant Swing (Rishikesh)
Rishikesh is a small town located on the banks of the river Ganga and this the place where your search for adventure in the Himalayas end. It is a religious location and a pilgrimage site but it is quite famous for thrilling adventure sports with some of the country's best and most unique experiences offered here. The city sees a good number of people arriving to connect with themselves in the spiritual air of this place. But, a large number of people also find themselves here for the adventure experiences offered in an around Rishikesh. 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. Feel the initial free fall as the ropes take over to give you a smooth swing similar to a pendulum and go home with an experience for a lifetime.
4. Skiing (Auli)
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. It offers panoramic views of peaks Nanda Devi, Kamet, and Dronagiri. Auli offers immense opportunities to indulge in adventure activities like skiing, trekking, sightseeing; Being much a less commercial experience as compared to its counterparts, Skiing in Auli is what actually defines the beauty and spirit of this resort hill station in Uttarakhand. This Auli Skiing tour, which starts with your arrival in the beautiful hill station, from where you will enjoy one of the most scenic views of the hills of Garhwal. Auli, is famous for its breathtaking views of the Himalayas, and snow that covers every inch of the landscape here. After spending an amazing night here, you will be spending the next day learning the basics and gaining the advanced knowledge and minute details of skiing in Auli. Thereafter, the it's the time for the actual performance!
5. Trekking (Nag Tibba)
Nag Tibba is extensively located at a distance of about 3022 meters making it an ideal weekend getaway destination, especially for adventure trekking. The rich flora and fauna in the forests one will find before reaching the peak are the main attraction that keeps trekkers come back to attend its reverberating beauty. It is an amazing option to enjoy the views of Bandarpoonch Peak, the Gangotri Peaks, Kedarnath Peak, Changabang Peaks and the Doon Valley. Nag Tibba is a circular trek which has a different finishing point from the starting point and there is no overlap on the trails you covered once to reach the peak. The Nag Tibba trek could easily be concluded in two days starting from Dehradun after you arrive at the railway station or bus stand and from there reach to Pantwari and then to Nag Tibba Base Camp. A drive of around 85 kilometers and a trek for 8 kilometers would be needed for you to reach the base camp. Nag Tibba temple could also be covered on the way. Then the descending route will be different and you will need around 8 kilometers walk to reach Pantwari and then a drive to Dehradun will conclude the tour.
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