Uttarakhand is a Himalayan state in the north of India. Apart from being popular as a holy land, this state is also known for being home to world heritage sites and has also been a seat of yoga learning. It is not only a destination for religious devotees, but also for adventure seekers. Stunning rivers & awe-inspiring mountains make Uttarakhand a perfect adventure destination. Water rafting, trekking, mountain biking, bungee jumping, etc are few of the popular adventure activities that one can indulge in Uttarakhand.
The peak of Greater Himalayas makes Uttarakhand as one of the best places for mountaineering and climbing activities. Mountain Climbing is a very challenging sport and needs skills to choose and perform the right technique at the right time, effectively and efficiently. Garhwal and Kumaun region of Uttarakhand offers mountaineering, ski, rafting, hiking and rock climbing sports in India. Rishikesh is an adventure hotspot for thrill-seekers.
White water rafting isn’t the only thing that Rishikesh has to offer, among other sports, bungee jumping is also one of the things that it offers. The jump is from a fixed platform, 83m above sea level and overlooking the River Hall, a tributary of Ganga.
The large slopes of Uttarakhand covered with seasonal snow become an ideal place for skiing in the winter months. As the elements are defeated, excitement swells up. In skiing, the use of only the simplest forms of implements adds to the adventure.
Cycling or biking in the Himalayan area is one of the most challenging and physically demanding adventure sports. If you want to experience the local culture and people than there is no better option than travelling the Himalayas on your cycle or bike.
Mussoorie which is a popular hill station in Uttarakhand is known not just for its natural beauty but also for the range of adventure activities it offers. If anything comes close to flying like a bird, it is paragliding. The sport offers a breathtaking view of the hills, lake and valley and also is an experience that is unforgettable.
Another adventure sport in Uttarakhand is Elephant Safari in Jim Corbett National Park. One can royally sit on the back of an elephant and watch animals like wild elephants, barking deer, ghoral, etc. Bird watching is also possible from being seated on a height.
Zip-line is yet another adventure sports activity. Uttarakhand with its suitable topography and remarkable natural beauty offers some of the best ops for flying fox (zip line) activity.
Camping in the foothills of Himalayas provides us with the best way to enjoy natural beauty and holiday. Kayaking and canoeing are two most sought after adventure activities in Uttarakhand. Kayaking in the Ganga water is an experience you can’t afford to miss.
Trekking is a wildly loved sport adventure activity in Uttarakhand. People who are into trekking and mountaineering can hardly find places better than the glaciers named Bunder Puunch, Gangotri, Pindari and Muilam.
River rafting is also known as White Water Rafting. Simply put, it is a sport that challenges your ability to stir against the current of rivers. Cable ride from one mountain vantage point to another makes it one of the thrilling adventure activities to undertake when you are touring Uttarakhand. Thus, Uttarakhand is full of adventure sports and one should experience it at least once in a lifetime.
The Amazing Uttarakhand !!
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