By: Snigdha Bhattacharjee
Summers tend to become a bit lazy and the adrenaline junkie in us starts making peace with deep slumbers. The scorching hot season also brings limited vacay experiences with it. But what if one gets a plethora of summer holiday experiences? Give a shot to the summer adventures in Uttarakhand. One of the fastest growing tourist places, Uttarakhand sees a huge influx of tourists all through the year. Uttarakhand brings a lavish spread of recreational activities, which brings a halt to the monotony of daily lives. Let’s jump ahead to know more on such recreational activities.
Bungee jumping is one of the best adventure sports in Uttarakhand. One can feel the adrenaline rushing at a bullet’s speed. The mother of all experience sports, bungee jumping makes one encounter fear and come back. One of the best spots for bungee jumping in India is Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. At 83 metres, Jumpin Heights – with jump masters from New Zealand in India’s most noteworthy Bungy. Bungee jumping in Rishikesh beats the experience of hopping from a tall crane or shopping centre. But make sure, before heading for this scintillating experience one must be confident about height.
Uttarakhand is one of the most well-known trekking destinations in India. Himalayan pinnacles and mountain trails change from simple to intense, challenging the limits of adventure lovers. Trekking in Uttarakhand is a rejuvenating experience. The world heritage trail of Valley of Flowers along with the Hemkund Sahib are popular trekking routes. Trekking in Uttarakhand is not capped for a particular season. One can experience the all-season treks to Deoriatal – Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila. Uttarakhand offers abundant trekking experiences, one just needs to tread on.
Locations: Bedni Bugyal, Kuari Pass, Har ki Dun, Deoriatal-Chandrashila, Dodital, Roop Kund, Hemkund.
Cable Car Ride
Every adventure sport is not about chills and thrills. Some of them come with the luxury of sightseeing. Opt for a cable car ride in Uttarakhand and let the experience soothe your mind. While riding the cable car one can have plenty of time to appreciate nature’s bounty. Cable car ride provides a perspective on the thickly forested-valleys and snow-capped mountains. It is one of the most relaxing experiences to treasure when you are visiting Uttarakhand. The best spot for cable car ride in Uttarakhand unarguably is Auli.
Location: Auli, Mussorrie, Bandarpunch, Trishul, Om Parvat
The rush of flying alongside hawk eye perspective on the lavish encompassing and mountainscape as the adrenaline surge takes over as you paraglide in Uttarakhand. No big surprise taking off high like a falcon is a fixation among the experience which is unique. Even though not one of the most prevalent spots for paragliding in India, Uttarakhand offers abundant options for paragliding for those looking for the rush of flying. The best thing about paragliding in Uttarakhand is that you don’t require earlier information on paragliding as tandem paragliding flights are offered via qualified specialists at Mukteshwar and Ranikhet, and these are the two most famous spots for paragliding in Uttarakhand.
Location: Nainital, Bhimtal, Mussoorie
When in Rishikesh, one cannot shut one’s eyes to rafting. One of the most adventurous sports to indulge in India, rafting is a sure shot energy booster. Rafts making their ways amidst the gushing rapids of Ganges and Tons river is a sight to witness. For a rejuvenating weekend getaway one can head to Shivpuri. Shivpuri hosts white water rafting and camping near the banks. The difficult rapids close Shivpuri and Rishikesh are enough to set the titillation right. Rafting in Uttarakhand is one of the most sought-after adventure sports.
Location: Rishikesh, Shivpuri
Zip-line is one more recreational sport which is gaining a lot of popularity. It has garnered a lot of attention from foreign tourists too. Uttarakhand offers a gamut of magnificent geologies. Fly at a speed of 140-160 kmph and appreciate the moving slopes, falling water streams, and thick backwoods. One of the best spots for ziplining is in Rishikesh. Here one can fly over the zipline traversing over the length of one kilometer.
Location: Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Nainital