Enjoy white water rafting in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

India is a country with a varied different kinds and numbers of tourist spots. From seaside exotic beaches to towering snow clad mountains. There is nothing a tourist desires that India does not have. With all the natural wonders and man made architectural brilliance, you would be overwhelmed and spoilt for choices. While the seaside is best for a vacation during the winter time, your ideal summer getaway would be in one of the hill stations of India. And one of the top hill stations in India is Uttarakhand. This state not only offers excellent views but also adventure sports.

picturesque view from Mussoorie in Uttarakhand

picturesque view from Mussoorie in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a state that has many beautiful hill stations like Mussoorie, Dehradun, Chopta and Auli. This state also offers adventure sports like white water rafting in the flowing and frothing river in Rishikesh. While Rishikesh and Hardwar are mostly popular as two holy places in the state of Uttrakhand, for the people of India, these two places are more than just pilgrim spots. Hardwar is usually made the base point for visiting the various places of Uttarakhand, including Rishikesh. But while in Hardwar you should definitely make a point to watch the evening ceremony of praying to the flowing river Ganges, it is a treat for the eyes.

From Hardwar you can choose to move on to the many wonderful charming hill stations. Auli is best visited during the winters since it is a well known ski location with gentle slopes and powdery snow. Dehradun and Mussoorie can be visited at any time of the year since the weather remains pleasant all through the year. But if your agenda for visiting Uttrakhand is enjoying river rafting in Rishikesh only, you should visit during the winter season. Monsoons make the rivers dangerous while summers can be extremely hot. Hence most river rafting camps are organized during the winter months in Rishikesh.

rafting is great fun in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

rafting is great fun in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

What you can do is instead of traveling alone for enjoying and experiencing river rafting in Rishikesh, you can avail Rishikesh river rafting packages instead. This way you would be able to have all the fun you want without having to worry about either transport or accommodation. Usually these packages organize camps near the river, which is an experience unto itself. During winter time you would see many such camps on the banks of the rivers with tourists from all over the world and India flocking for enjoying the adventure sport of rafting.

Things You Should Not Miss in Uttarakhand

Beautifully located in the Northern part of India is the scenic state of Uttarakhand, which is also renowned as the “Land of the Gods”. The mesmerizing beauty of the Himalayas adds to the enchanting natural beauty of this state. Each part of Uttarakhand is bestowed with abundant of sublime natural beauty that has been captivating visitors since a long time. But the place has a lot more to see and explore. Here is our pick of the best Uttarakhand attractions that you definitely should not miss!

Try Your Hands on Rafting in Rishikesh

 

Rafting in Rishikesh

 

Uttarakhand is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts along with nature lovers. Rafting at Rishikesh is an out of the world experience that fascinates visitors from every nook and corner of the world. The thrill and excitement of river rafting is something that is hard to miss for any adventure ardent.

Fly Like a Bird by Paragliding in Pithoragarh

 

Paragliding in Pithoragarh

 

Blessed with surreal natural beauty, Pithoragarh is one of the most preferred spots in the state. But it’s not all that bounds visitors to this place. One of the most talked about adventure sports paragliding is performed in this stunning location throughout the year. So, don’t miss this opportunity and indulge in paragliding under the assistance of trained experts in Pithoragarh this time.

Go Religious with the Evening Aarti in Haridwar

 

Aarti in Haridwar

 

Take a break from exploring the picturesque locations, come and feel divinity with the evening aarti performed at the banks of sacred Ganges. The Maha Aarti would fill you with the sense of devotion, charisma and spirituality. And yes, don’t forget to visit Shaktipeeth Maya Devi, Daksh Mahadev temple, Har ki Pauri and Lakshman Jhula while you are in the holy Haridwar.

Soak in the Beauty of Velvety Green Tea Gardens of Kausani

 

Green Tea Gardens of Kausani

 

Famed as the “Switzerland of India”, Kausani is a traveler’s paradise. This pretty hill station of India boasts of its lush tea gardens sprawling in a large part of this region. The terrace style plantation gives your eyes a soothing experience that is hard to find in the urban areas. Nestled at a short distance of 5 km from Kausani, Giria Uttarakhand Tea Estate is counted among the popular tea estates in the state and yes a must-visit for nature lovers.