Don’t you get excited when you hear ‘hills’ ? Doesn’t that waterfall falling gregariously from the mountain give a beautiful insight to your soul ? And that echo which you can feel when you shout from up above there, or the spectacular panoramic view you get from up the hilltop, doesn’t all this excite you ?
Uttarakhand has much more than these hills or the waterfalls, to offer you, to get lost in the charm of the wild, to have a nature’s dive.
And with all this, it offers you a wide range of Adventure sports !
Yes, Uttarakhand is rich of many Adventure Sports which you would definitely find difficult to find amidst the running crowd of the cities. Here are some of the adventure sports I have listed out and Uttarakhand loves to offer you and enjoy the ride of the hills!
Camping in Nainital , Rishikesh , Binsar
Uttarakhand is home to camping in the wild set with a backdrop of a picturesque view.
- There are many places like Nainital, Rishikesh, Binsar, where you can find a great place in the nature’s lap and set up your camp by the lake or the flowing river nearby.
- The beautiful hills will mesmerise you and make you wonder and wander at the same time.
Golfing in Ranikhet ~
Who doesn’t want to play when you are set out all for fun! The energy and thrill keeps you going!
And let me tell you Uttarakhand has one of the highest Golf Course in Asia. Upat Golf Course situated in Ranikhet, one of the beautiful hill stations of Uttarakhand.
Coming to Uttarakhand and not doing mountaineering is like not eating chocolate at the Chocolate Room.
Uttarakhand is all about hills and that too, the beautiful ones.
- Mountaineering being the native activity amongst all the people there and travel enthusiasts, you can do it to your fullest!
River Rafting in Rishikesh~
Rivers and their hustling clear waters! Uttarakhand is rich with the rivers. Many major rivers of India flows and originate from here and if you want to fill up your soul with thrill, excitement, and adventure, River Rafting is a perfect sport. Rishikesh provides the best River Rafting in Uttarakhand.
Skiing in Auli~
Do you love the snow? The excitement of building snowman’s is fun isn’t it? And if you get to run and walk through the snow? Endless snow adventures!
Skiing is the best when you find yourself in the snow. Auli in Uttarakhand is the best place for skiing.
Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh~
Heights! Many people out there fear heights,Acrophobia as they call it.
And when you are just thrown from the heights with a rope attached to you, isn’t it a thrilling and near to death experience at the same time?
This sport would excite you with the depths of thrill and life at the same time.
Again, Rishikesh in Uttarakhand provides bungee jumping!
Cliff Jumping in Rishikesh~
Again jumping but this time from the cliffs. Let the adventure junkie out in you!
And if this sport is done with parachute, it is known as BASE jumping.
Just Imagine! You are thrown from the top of the cliff and you are hanging out in the air enjoying the amazing view. Isn’t it breathtaking ?
- Rishikesh is the best place for that.
Paragliding in Naukuchiatal~
Want to feel like a bird when they fly. This is the perfect sport for you then. It’s the simplest way to feel the sky and the art of flying free.
Rishikesh and Naukuchiatal in Uttarakhand provides this sport.
Kayaking in Bhimtal~
Want to feel the waters, the still and deep one?
Kayaking is the one sport you are looking for then. And Uttarakhand has many lakes to offer you Kayaking.
Places like Nainital, Rishikesh, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Sattal, etc, are the lake hill stations and ayaking is common there.
Flying Fox in Rishikesh~
This sport let’s adventure enthusiasts enjoy gravity and the full speed of gliding wind as you fly like a hawk in the air.
And Rishikesh has the largest Flying Fox in India.
Rocks, Rocks everywhere and all waiting for you to climb them and have a feel that is all thrilling, exciting and adventurous.
Uttarakhand is rich in rocks and rock climbing is a common sport here.
Jim Corbett National Park – Ramnagar
Do you now want to dive into the wild and have a tour of the animals? Jim Corbett National Park is a home to many species and birds, especially tigers. Go out on a safari and enjoy the wildlife, fauna and flora!
This was just a glimpse what Uttarakhand has in store for you. But believe me, Uttarakhand is much more than that. These were some near to death experiences you can have there and feel life. The hills, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, himalayas, snow, forests, great mountain top views, and much more, everything sums up Uttarakhand. And don’t forget to visit the highest hill station of Uttarakhand, Binsar which will make you feel that you are standing above the clouds.
So, what are you waiting for?
Pack your bags and come along to Uttarakhand.
Set that adventure junkie in you free!