Adventure and Sports
?In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do?, the words of the famous personality Dorothy Dix. All of us have some or the other desire, which we cherish deeply. And if you nurse a desire to dedicate a few days to adventure sports, then Uttarakhand is the place for you. Uttarakhand offers numerous adventure sports opportunities.
Trekking In Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand, located in the lap of the great Himalayas is a mind-blowing place for trekking enthusiasts. The mesmerizing trekking routes will take you through beautiful valleys, lush green vegetation, dense forests and the snow-capped mountains. Some of the known treks in Uttaranchal are the Valley of Flowers, Panch Kedar, Kedarnath-Vasuki Tal, Dodi Tal, Gangotri Krdarnath, Gangotri-Gaumukh-Nandavan-Tapovan.
River Rafting in Uttarakhand
The romantic rivers cascading through the rocky areas, forests, hills and beautiful villages beckon you to enjoy the interesting water sport, river rafting in Uttarakhand. Offering great opportunities for white water rafting, Uttarakhand is the only destination in India offering the longest season for the sport. The main river destinations for river rafting are the Ganga, Yamuna, Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Tons, Kali and Sharda. The best time for river rafting in Uttarakhand is from October to May.
Mountaineering in Uttarakhand
Mountaineering is an overwhelming experience in Uttarakhand. The best destinations for the adventure sport are the areas around the Gangotri Glacier and the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Climbing the mesmerizing peaks towering to an altitude between 6500-7000 m is truly a breathtaking experience. If you are highly skilled in the sport, then you can head for Nanda Devi peak(7601 m). Amateurs are advised to choose easy?routes.
Skiing in Uttarakhand
Auli bagged the award for being the most happening place for skiing in Uttarakhand. It offers 3 km long sloping stretch for skiing. The area is surrounded by Deodar forests, adding immense charm to it. Here you will also get an opportunity to treat your senses to the picture-perfect views of the snow-capped peaks such as Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat and Dunagari.
Aero-Sports In Uttarakhand
Head for Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam(GMVN) center in the fascinating?Deheradun, if aero-sports gives you kicks. The Doon valley located in the Himalayas and Shivalik ranges, with the river tributaries of Ganga and Yamuna is the most propitious place for the aero-sports. Both the skilled and beginners can enjoy para-gliding and para-sailing here. Equipment and instructors are available here.