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Garhwal & KumaonTread The Unbeaten Path
For unabridged adventure, unadultered natural splendours, Uttaranchal has two destinations dotted all over with breathtaking surroundings, Kumaon and Garhwal. These pretty residents of Uttaranchal are a discovery in their own way for any adventure lover.

If Kumaon is a green table spread, Garhwal is a challengers delight. If Kumaon boasts of clear lakes, chirpy forests, floral rainbows; Garhwal flaunts its snow clad peaks, quaint retreats and countless mountain rivers.

At every nook and corner, collage of natural wonders and beautiful Himalayan vistas greet the visitors. At every step, backdrop of the mighty Himalayas beckons to take the next step with renewed enthusiasm.

However, there’s more to Kumaon and Garhwal than natural brilliance. There are echoes of religious milestones and mythological landmarks. So, whether one’s a nature lover or a spiritual believer, Kumaon and Garhwal offer the tranquil getaway for a family holiday.

Kumaon, is a land of awesome natural splendour and known as a jewel of the glittering Himalayan necklace. Extending from the northern end of the Ganga plains right upto Tibet, one can easily fall in love with the natural panorama of the Kumaon. It is believed that the word “Kumaon” is derived from “Kurmanchal” which means the land of “Kurmavatar”.

Well connected to different parts of the country, Kumaon hills are a treasure house for the tourists, trekkers and pilgrims alike. Some of the major adventure acitivites in Kumaon include:

Trekking & Mountaineering in Kumaon
In Kumaon mountaineering and trekking can be done in the regions from where the rivers Pindari, 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.

Pindari Glacier is one of the most easily accessible of all the Himalayan glaciers. Pindari's rugged beauty is a breath taking sight. Many breath taking views of the mighty Himalayan ranges are also visible from the trekking route to the Kafni Glacier.

Garhwal & KumaonAdi Kailash Yatra
Adi-kailash, both a famous trek and pilgrimage is one of the highest shrines in the Himalayas. It is in close proximity to the Indo-Tibetan border. At the foot of mount Adi Kailash lies cradled the Parvati Tal whose crystal clear water gives a feeling of bounding and exalting cheerfullness. The feeling of uplift can be experienced almost anywhere along the mount Adi Kailash range. The whole scene is exquisite and one cannot tire gazing for hours at it.

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 1,938m, Nanital is a dreamland town with its beauteous splendour and is one of the most popular tourist resorts of the country. The nucleus of Nainital's exquisite beauty is her lake, which is a haven for water sports like yachting, kayaking, canoeing and boating.

The Garhwal Himalayas blessed with gushing rivers, majestic snow-clad peaks, enchanting lakes, revered temples 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 envelops the Himalayas lends it a touch of paradise.

The sacred places of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri and located here and so are the sources of the most venerated rivers Ganga and Yamuna. The legendary valleys of Garhwal abound with natural beauty and also offer a distinct style of hill temple architecture and delightful handicrafts.

Garhwal, comprising the six districts Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Chamoli Pauri, Tehri and Rudraprayag - a Mecca for the devout and a heaven for adventure sports like river rafting, aero sports and skiing. There is ample scope for wildlife watching also, making it an essential on the itinerary of adventure lovers, pleasure seekers and pilgrims alike. Some major adventure acitivites that can be done in Garhwal are:

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.

Adventure Sports In Mussoorie
In Mussoorie you can trek through the high hills and jump over little hills, streams and flowers in the valleys and proceed for rock climbing or mountaineering if you wish. For the Angler fishing and angling is available for Trout or Mahseer.

Rishikesh & River Rafting
Rishikesh is an ideal base for pilgrimages to the Himalayan shrines of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.  This temple town is situated amidst lush green forests.  Close by are many white water rafting camps for the adventure seekers as also Yoga Ashram for those looking for something more from life.

Skiing & Winter Sports in Garhwal
At Auli, winter sports events are organised by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam from December to April. Auli is blessed with many more high slopes. Look around, and there is a 180-degree view of snow-clad peaks - prominent being Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and Panch Chuli.
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