The enchanting state of Uttarakhand is located in the Northern part of India. The state is popularly known for the various Hindu pilgrimage sites that are situated there. Uttarakhand is often referred to as “Devabhumi”, which means Land of the Gods. Uttarakhand was initially known as Uttaranchal when it was carved out from the state of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2000 to form the 27th state of the nation. The state is a complete home to various forests reserves and many sanctuaries that provides a major role not just in the tourism but also to the flora and fauna as well. Uttarakhand is popularly known for the rivers being the origin of two of the most sacred rivers in India, like the Yamuna and Ganga. Uttarakhand is the home to two of the UNESCO recognised world heritage sites, Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers.
River rafting is the biggest attraction in terms of adventurous sports when it comes to the state of Uttarakhand. Being one of the most adventurous activities, it attracts many tourists from various parts. Rafting is available if various places but the most vibrant and daring activity is in Rishikesh. Rafting in through the Rishikesh river, with the necessary professional guidance could be one of the most mindful and stress free thing to do.
The topography of Uttarakhand is formed in such a way that most of the place could be called as a trekking point. The mountains here are the adventure points which not just expose one to the beauty of the various slopes and mountains but also to the Himalayan ranges as well. Various types of common and even very rare species of flora and the fauna are found in this area. The various types or levels of trek are available with easy and very difficult level of trekking, starting from smaller trails to even longer trails. Each place plays a vital role during the path, differing from its structure to the nature and the culture of each place.
The Jim Corbett National Park is a wildlife sanctuary, which is the oldest National Park in the nation established in the year 1936. The forested wildlife sanctuary is rich in its culture on the various species of the flora and the fauna. The place is known for the Bengal Tigers. In the initial days, it was established in the name of Hailey National Park to protect the Bengal Tiger that was endangered.
The evening Aarti performed in Haridwar at the Har Ki Pauri Ghat is the famous attraction in this place. During the dawn, the river is changed to a river bed of floating lamps. The incense sticks and the flowers produce a different fragrant in the place that could fill anyone’s mind along with the glimpse of the perfect picture during the auspicious ambience provided.
Paragliding is also one among the best and the popular sport activity in Uttarakhand. One should experience that thrill of getting high up in the air into the skies like the birds with the wings in the air. One will definitely enjoy the view of the mountain ranges and the landscapes. Ranikhet is one of the most known places for paragliding in Uttarakhand.
Surrounded by the high mountain cliffs, Kempty Falls is an amazing and remarkable waterfall located at an elevation of 1372M. The Kempty waterfall is situated in the Mussoorie –Dehradun highway, which is one of the major picnic spot for the visitors. The best time to visit the place would be during the months of summer.
A perfect place to experience the sport of skiing, Uttarakhand has various spots that are snow covered with the layers that provide a different experience to the adventure seekers. The place is not just apt for the professionals to feel the experience of exposure but also to the beginners to begin their skiing classes. The height, the landscapes and the perfect weather sometimes makes it the perfect place that attracts the travellers from around to enjoy here.
Another spectacular event for the adventure enthusiasts is Bungee Jumping. Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh on the Ganga River is also another amazing thing to do. The considerable height is a thrilling activity that seeks a different level of experience is definitely a must to do activity for the adventure lovers.