Top 10 adventure activities in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is gifted with snow-capped mountains, highland wilderness, high altitude lakes and rivers that it is best suited for various adventure activity. It is getting popular day by day as a major adventure destination of India. Some of the adventures of Uttarakhand are:-
1.Rishikesh Water Rafting-Uttarakhand-
Water rafting in Rishikesh is the most adventurous and famous in India. Best place for rafting in Uttarakhand is near Rishikesh at Shivpuri which is 25km from Rishikesh. Rafting in Ganga is an amazing mixed feel of thrill, excitement, and surprises. Floating in Ganga and diving in cold water is a memorable experience, to release your water phobias.Any person who loves adventure can enjoy rafting without any experience but under proper guide expert. With life jacket there no fear. One must try Rafting it energizes body and brain. The Ganges offers medium to rough rapids rated class 3 and class 4. Rafts in Rishikesh start from Shivpuri and Kaudiala which is 25 and 15 km respectively.There is also the facility for Camping, It’s very enjoyable to have camped near Ganga, and having play volleyball, campfire, and trekking.
Shivpuri its is 25km from Rishikesh to Srinagar Highway.(Long)
Kudiyala 15km from Rishikesh. (Short)
Rafting in Uttarakhand is carried at following places
Barkot to Lakhamnadal, Damta to Yamuna bridge, Mori
Corbett, Marchula (Ramganga River)
Ghat, Rameshwar, Naini (Saryu)
Rudraprayag, Srikot, Maletha, Nagrasu, Maithana, Nagnath. Chamoli, (Alaknanda River)
Simli (Pindar River)
Dhangari, Ramnagar andBetal Ghat (Kosi River)
March- April- May and September-October-November\
2.Paragliding in Uttarakhand
Paragliding is the most thrilling experience which gives you feel to fly like a bird.Paragliders can stay for hours in the air and fly up to 10,000ft.It starts from a peak of the mountain and slowly comes towards the flat surface, it flies like an eagle. Any person can enjoy para- glide with the instructor which have one seat. The pilot sits in a harness spended below a fabric wing consisting of a large number of interconnected baffled cells.Paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometres, though flights of 1–2 hours and covering some tens of kilometres are more the norm. By skilful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand meters.Believe me watching land forest and mountain from the air is an amazing experience which always bee in your memories.
Paragliding in Uttarakhand is carried in
Tehri, Dhanolti, Rishikesh, Dayara bugywal ,Pratapnagar Tehri, Pithoragarh,Bhimtal , Pauri, Chinyalisaur Champawat.
In October Adventure sports festival is carried in Tehri, including paragliding.
3. Rock climbing in Uttarakhand-
Rock climbing is the activity of climbing the rock and reaching to the peak , with special ropes and technic to reach the peak. This activity requires much practice after knowing right technique and climbing on the mountain.It gives the feel of personal achievement and success after reaching the peak, it is a strenuous activity in which person physical and mental activity is tested. But simple and small rock climbing can be done under the guidance.
Rock climbing in Uttarakhand is carried at:-
Dhaunolti, Mussorie,Kanatal,Rishikesh Shivpuri,Kaudiala and Nainital,Tehri. Uttarkashi, Bhatwari, Gwaldam, Bageshwar, Almora, Nainital, Munsiyari, Champawat, Pithoragarh
6.Skiing in Auli
Snow Skiing is an emerging tourism in Uttarakhand, which at Auli now boasts some of the best skiing slopes in Asia although these are still being developed. The skiing season at Auli is short from January to March. Several National Ski Championships and Winter Games have been organised at the resort and also hosted the South Asia Winter Games. GMVN runs the resort including the accommodation as well as offering ski training courses and guiding.
Trekking and camping at night at high altitude is the lifetime experience, every moment at these places is memorable .Milky way galaxy is visible at night from high altitude places. Famous points of camping are Devariya tal, Dodital ,Chopta etc
9.Hot air balloon
Hot air ballooning is seasonal activity and carried out by government agencies from time to time. In October with other adventure sports activity, Hot air ballooning is also carried in Tehri lake adventure festival.
10. Jungle safari
Jungle safari is carried on open Jypsy or on elephant savari at Jim corbett Nationaal Park and Rajajji National Park.