Being situated at the foothills of the great Himalayas, Uttarakhand is a dream come true for adventure sports lovers. With more than half the area of Uttarakhand under a rugged and mountainous topography, the place is ideal for adventure sports, besides the usual tourist attractions of nature and religion. Being blessed by the glacial river Ganga, Uttarakhand is counted amongst the top water sport destinations in India. The region is dotted with numerous streams which flows through rocky terrains and dense forests. This makes Uttarakhand renowned for water adventure activities like white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing and water skiing.
Besides the challenging streams, Uttarakhand also offers its tourists a rich blend of undulated terrains, rocky cliffs and densely forested regions. These spots in Uttarakhand are very well suited for trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing, if one wishes to explore the snow capped trenches during winters. Other popular adventure sports in Uttarakhand include paragliding, camping and jeep safari.
|Adventure activities||Location||Best Time to visit||
Things to carry
|Trekking||Valley of Flowers Trek, Kedartal Trek, Rupin Pass Trek, Har Ki Dun Trek, Benog Tibba Trek, Bali Pass, Dayara Bugyal Trek||October to April but Valley of Flower July - Sep||Hiking Shoes, Walking Pole, Torch, First Aid Kit, Water Bottles, Packaged Food etc.|
|Skiing||Auli||January-February||Ski gear, although you can hire shoes, clothing etc.|
|Camping||Rishikesh, Kanatal, Dhanaulti, Chopta, Deoria Tal, Jim Corbet, Auli, Pangot, Mukteshwar||Throughout the year except Monsoons||Personal items, everything else is provided|
|Bungee Jumping||Mohan Chatti near Rishikesh||March-April, October-November||Nothing, all gear is provided|
|Cable Car Ride||Auli, Nainital, Mussoorie, Haridwar||Round the year||Camera for capture senric view|