Adventure in Uttranchal-an irresistible experience
The display of the mighty snow capped peaks, glaciers, pine forested slopes, rivers and lush green prairie of wild flowers are just ideal for taking up any kind of adventure sports in the hilly zone of India. The state of Uttranchal has it all, adorned with green attire of meadows and fragrant with aromatic orchards and flowers.
Uttranchal region is extended from the mighty Himalayas in the north to the green foothills of Haridwar and Rishikesh in the south, also a home to wildlife adventure and winter sports.
Almora, Nanital, Ranikhet are the ideal trekking centers of Kumaon region. Trekking through pine and rhododendron forests with dramatic views of mighty, snowcapped mountains is an ideal gateway to reach the Pindiri Glacier and the valley of Someshwar. Mainly Nanital- a captivating, orchard-rich hill station is the base for short treks to Bhimtal, Khurpatal and Binayak Forest.
Mussoorie, another hill station with its panoramic splendor also makes an excellent base for trekking into the Gangotri and Yammounotri valleys. The source of the Ganga at Gaumukh can also be reached from here
The pristine blue rivers of Rishikesh and Haridwar have much scope for sports like white water rating, kayaking, boating, yachting and much more. Trekking through these two holy cities leads to another holy shrine, Badrinath. A particularly rewarding stop en route to Badrinath is the awesome Valley of Flowers, which is in full bloom in August. Other destinations include Hemkund Lake, Mandakini Valley and Kedarnath, one of the twelve Jyotirlings of Lord Shiva.