- Travel to Kumaon & Garhwal in Himalayas region
which is full of amazing sights, blessed with all the natural bounties,
surrounded by towering peaks, trekking and hiking trails, a popular
honeymoon destination and known for its immense natural beauty all over
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Garhwal & Kumaon
Char Dham, Nainital,
|Places Of Interest
Trekking, River Rafting
|Best Time To Visit :
October To May
Garhwal - Where Time Comes To A Stand Still
The Himalayas with gushing rivers,
majestic snow-clad peaks, enchanting lakes and a rich plethora of
flora and fauna, is described as the "Abode of Gods". quite
naturally then, the blissful air of divinity and postcard- picture beauty
that envelopes the himalayas lends it a touch of paradise.
Garhwal comprising the six districts of Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Chamoli,
Rudraprayag, Pauri & Tehri, is a storehouse of anitquity a mecca for the
devout and a heaven for adventure sports like river rafting, aero sports &
skiing. Making it an essential on the itinerary of adventure lovers,
pleasure seekers and pilgrims alike.
The sacred place of Badrinath , Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri are
located here and so are the sources of the most venerated rivers Ganga &
Yamuna. The legendary valleys of Garhwal abound with natural beauty &
also offer a distinct style of hill temple architecture and delighful
handicrafts. So come to garhwal and join the cultural fiesta.
Places of Interest in Garhwal
With the majestic and mystifying Himalayas as the backdrop, the four most
holy pilgrimages of India never cease to amaze travelers and visitors. Char
Dham, or the four pilgrimage centers, comprising of Badrinath, Kedarnath,
Gangotri and Yamunotri are frequented by the religious minded as well as
those intrigued by the remnants of bygone years.
Popularly known as the "Queen of Hills", this charming hill
station, 34 kms from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2,003 mts above
sea-level. Enchanting view of pine covered hill slopes and snow capped
mountains leave an indelible impression on one's mind.
43-kms from Dehradun & 24-km from Haridwar, the celebrated spiritual
centre of Rishikesh is situated amidst a calm environment, impressive water
front, dense forest and hills. Virtually a town of saints, sages and
scholars. Rishikesh is a lare religious centre located on the right bank of
river Ganga. There are a number of Ashrams (hermitages) where religious
discourses are held. The place is also a renowned centre for yoga teachings
Adventure Sports in Garhwal
Trekking in Garhwal Himalayas can become an extraordinary experience for
any trekker. Some of the major treks among the hills of Garhwal include
Panch Kedar Trek:
Panch Kedars are the five different forms of the Hindu God shivas, and are
known as Kedarnath (3,584m); Madmasheshwar (3,289m); Tungnath (3,810m);
Rudranath (2,286m); Kalpnath (2,134m).
Kedarnath - Vasuki Tal Trek:
The trek starts from Gaurikund, where one can have a refreshing bath in the
hot water sulphur springs.
This trek is along the old pilgrim route from Gangotri to Kedarnath.
Gangotri- Gaumukh- Nandanvan- Tapovan Trek:
This trek combines the experience of mountain climbing, rock climbing,
boulder hopping and glacier traversing. The trek is not a very rigorous one
and is easily negotiable by non mountaineers too. It passes through orchards
of coniferous pine trees at chir basa and birch at bhojbasa.
Skiing in Garhwal
The panoramic Garhwal hills of Uttaranchal with its snow covered slopes are
ideal for skiing in the winter months. The thrill of skiing over snow
covered terrains remains unparalleled. As the elements are defeated and
unimaginable distances traversed, exhilaration swells up.
Para Gliding In Garhwal
Garhwal makes para gliders paradise, with the Great Himalayas in North and
the plains of Terai region in the south. This unique makes Garhwal an
excellent destination for both experinced and beginners. Joy rides as well
as trauining courses are also avaialabe for para gliding in Garhwal. While
joy rides are ususally tandem flights, accompained by a trained flier,
training are for those who are new to para gliding and sailing.
Sports In Garhwal
the sacred river ganga offers the professional as well as the amateur the
exhilaration of white water rafting. The rivers Alakananda & Bhagirathi
are the main tributaries of the Ganga and meet Devprayag, frothing from
their racy descent. Their waters are grade IV to V, challenging the expert
to survive the thrill.
Down river from Devprayag, the ganga changes into a pool drop river. This
stretch of almost 70-kms is a perfect for the amateur and the novice, for
here the river offers some fine grade III rapids and two grade IV rapids,
the 'WALL' at Bysi and the 'GOLF COURSE' 4 kms. Below Shivpuri village; each
followed by deep and placid pools. Sandy beaches line the river at
intervals, allowing river rafters to pull up alongside. The slopes on either
side are covered with oak, pine, spruce and fir, with the occasional village
and its terraced fields dotting the landscape. Wildlife can be sighted at a
distance, especially spotted Deer, Monkeys, Leopard, while multi hued
butterflies flit among flowering.
Kumaon - Fabled Fairyland
Kumaon is a
land of fairs and festivals, legends and mythology snow capped mountains and
glaciers, valleys and glades, verdant forests and alpine meadows, lakes and
gushing streams, birds and animals, butterflies and flowers, all combine to
make a sum of delight unsurpassed elsewhere.
It comprises the six north - eastern Himalayan districts of Almora,
Bageshwar Champawat, Nainital, Pithoragarh and Udham Singh Nagar. To the
east and the north the region touches the international boundaries of Nepal
and Tibet. Nature has been at its bountiful in endowning Kumaon with
exquisite tourist sites and scenic grandeur.
Places of Interest in Kumaon
Naini, a word that almost brings the cool air with it is a secret hide out
of the tourists each year. Situated at an altitude of 1938 meters, this
dreamland town with its beauteous splendour is one of the most popular
tourist resorts of the country. The nucleus of naini tal's exquisite beauty
is her lake which is a haven for water sports like yachting, kayaking,
canoeing and boating.
Perched on a hillock at an elevation of 1,646m, Almora appears like a large
horse shoe, Sitoli forming the front arm and the bazaar the other. In the
16th century, the capital of the Chand rulers was shifted from Champawat to
Almora. It is the district head quarter and the Vivekanand Hill Agricultural
Laboratory, as well as the defence agricultural research laboratory are
Situated on the confluence of two sacred rivers, Saryu and Gomti, Bageshwar
is an important centre for Shiva worshippers. According to tradition
Markendaya Muni lived here and Lord Shiva wandered in the form of a Tiger in
this holy tract. The present 'Bagnath' temple located here was constructed
by king Laxmi Chand in 1602 A.D. In close proximity is the old temple of
Vaneshwar as well as the recently constructed Bhairav temple.
Champawat (1,615m) offers a captivating view of the delightful wooded
country and attracts also by its rich historic wealth. At one time it was
the capital of the Chand Rajas of Kumaon. Under the crackling wheels of
time, the ancient (11th to 12th century A.D.) shrines of Champawat have lost
their main sanctum, but the remaining structure, the ancient temples of
Baleshwar and Nagnath as well as the ruins around testify to this day the
boundless creative energy of the hill artists.
Pithoragarh (1,645m) is strategically important. On the north it is bound
by Tibet and on the east by Nepal. Located in the midst of the extensive Sor
valley, Pithoragarh is serenely beautiful. The famous international
pilgrimage of Kailash Mansarovar passes through this region. The famous Adi
Kailash as well so the glaciers, Milan, Ralam and Namik are located in this
district. Pithoragarh is famous for its leather, woollen, wooden and cane
Udham Singh Nagar:
it is a newly formed district carved out from the erstwhile district of
Naini Tal. It is named after the famous martyr Udham Singh.
Adventure Sports in Kumaon
The life of a
mountain is as intense and varied as a human being and to experience it one
must move around it. In Kumaon mountaineering and trekking can be done in
the regions from where the rivers Pindar, Gori, Dhauli and Kuti emerge. The
peaks and passes near the glaciers of these rivers have been tempting the
mountaineers and the trekkers one of the most enthralling experience is a
trek to the glaciers of Kumaon.