Never been to Uttarakhand? Start with these 5 locations

If you’ve never been to Uttarakhand, we must tell you that you’re missing out on one of the most beautiful mountain states of our country. Many parts of Uttarakhand are still the least explored and this is your chance to explore the unexplored parts of the state. But before you head for the adventure, here are 5 things that you must experience before exploring the upper ranges of Garhwal and Kumaon. 

  1. Ganga Arti at Rishikesh

Rishikesh is one of the many religious cities of India, being home to Ganga ghats and ancient temples. The Ganga Arti at Rishikesh and Haridwar is a paradise for all who wish to explore the religious side of our country. Along with the incredible arti experience, you may also enjoy water sports like river rafting and camping in the town of Rishikesh. 

  1. Paragliding in Nainital

Nainital is one of the few places in India where tourists reach every year to enjoy paragliding. Paragliding in the Kumaon hills is an experience that one can never forget. For all the adrenaline junkies, paragliding is a sport one must experience, at least once in their lifetime. Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal are two spots in Nainital where you would enjoy Paragliding, among other activities, the most. 

  1. Camping in Marchula

Marchula is another one of the least explored towns in Uttarakhand. A few kilometers above Jim Corbett, the drive itself to Marchula is a quaint experience. The colors of the fallen leaves of big, alpine trees vary from light yellow to the darkest shades of red, leaving an aesthetic impact on our minds that is hard to recover from. If you’re looking for a quiet location to spend a weekend in the lap of nature, Marchula has many camping and glamping sites for that experience. 

  1. Boating in Nainital

Nainital is also known as the lake district of India as it is home to 7 fresh water lakes. If you wish to beat the crowd of Nainital, you may travel only a few more kilometers to reach Bhimtal or Naukuchiatal. Both villages have their own lakes, where you can enjoy boating of all kinds: row boating, motorboats, kayaking and much more.

  1. Safari at Jim Corbett National Park

The Jim Corbett National Park witnesses thousands of tourists every year in the hope to spot the Royal Bengal Tigers. Apart from the tigers, Corbett is also home to over 600 species of animals and birds to witness.

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