Snow clad peaks , Loads of flowers , fruit orchards , picturesque
grass fields ,breathtaking panoramic view of wild life , Dancing rivers ,clueless
water sources and hard working women they all indicates to one region that is
also termed as "Abode of Gods" (Dev-Bhumi) and better known as Kumaon.
Garhwal valley possess stunning perfection in terms of natural beauty. Surrounded by snowy, cloud bedecked mountains, the valley stands sharply against the blue sky, the waterfalls flashing white against the mountainsides.
If you are a normal healthy person and without any fear of water,
then rafting can be your sport. A river journey is one of the most enjoyable ways
to experience the rural areas and natural environments of any country. White water
rafting in Uttaranchal has become the modern-day centerpiece of complete vacations
that can include a world of activities.
Ever since man built the car, travel has not been the same. The Four-wheeler
today has come to symbolise the freedom of choice and expression for most of us.
The Overland Safaris are also all about the choices that you want to make; the
option of deciding what you want to see from the best of the Indian Himalayas.
Yoga, Spiritual Meditation & Ashrams
Practiced since centuries, ayurveda, yoga and meditation, are terms not new in
India, in fact they have taken India to the world. People from across the world
now come to India for these. Infact India has fast emerged as a health tourism
destination because of these. Uttaranchal is one of the first choices of tourists
coming to India for ayurveda, yoga and meditation.
Much of India's religious beliefs
originate in Himalayas. Each mountain, lake and river is steeped in mythology.
This "abode of Gods" includes many shrines and places of pilgrimage.
Char-dhams, the four most sacred and revered Hindu temples: Badrinath, Kedarnath,
Gangotri and Yamunotri; Sikh's Hemkund Sahib, nestled in the mighty mountains,
are some of the important pilgrimages.
Ayurveda forms an intrinsic part of the wellness regime for the guests.
From massages and specialized diet programs to fulfill personal goals to the more
rigorous transformations in lifestyle, the Ayurveda experience has been designed
keeping in mind the individual's desire to heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize.
With qualified Ayurveda doctors and therapists to administer treatments ranging
from therapeutic massages to more rigorous modes of toxic elimination, the Ayurvedic
therapies at Ananda are strongly rooted in ancient traditions, while keeping in
mind contemporary preferences and comforts.
Jim Corbett National Park lies in the Nainital, Pauri Garwhal and
Bijnore Districts of Uttaranchal. The present area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve
is 1318.54 sq. km. including 520 sq. km. of core area and 797.72 sq. km. of buffer
area. The core area forms the Jim Corbett National Park while the buffer contains
reserve forests (496.54 sq.km.) as well as the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary (301.18
A luxurious ski resort, located in the Garhwal Himalayas of the northern Indian
state of Uttaranchal. At more than 10,000 ft. above mean sea level we are literally
at the top of the world, [being the second highest located resort in the world]
and the only skiing resort in Asia which is located right on the ski slope.
Mountain Biking in Uttaranchal
One can make
a beginning in an area, which does not initially require much exertion. The Terai
forests along the foothills of Nainital give one an introduction to the pleasures
of cycling and yet do not unduly tax your physical capabilities. One can start
from Thakurdwara and cycle on to Ramnagar on the outskirts of Corbett Park. From
there, a scenically attractive road runs through Kaladhungi, once home of Jim
Corbett on to Haldwani.