Tourists flock the states of Jammu &
Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal during this time armed with all their
woollen gear to experience the pristine white snow falling magically on the
earth. Several towns and cities spread across the afore-mentioned states
welcome tourist during this period and host a myriad of activities for tourists
to indulge at this juncture.
Valley of Flowers
The Valley of Flowers was introduced to the
world by renowned ecologist, Frank S Smith, which showcases the floral and natural
beauty in all its glory. The Valley of Flowers is an ideal spot for nature
lovers and adventure enthusiasts for a good trek to get in tune with nature and
admire the beauty of flora present around them. Located amidst the Garhwal
Himalayas present in the state of Uttaranchal, the best time to book Uttaranchal tours would be
between mid-April to mid-August.
The region of Ladakh in the state of Jammu
and Kashmir sits pretty in the Himalayan Valleys between the mountain ranges of
Zanskar and Ladakh, very close to the Chinese border. For adventure enthusiasts,
the Zanskar ranges offer a variety of short, medium and long range treks that
promise a spectacular view of the natural beauty that surrounds it. Snow and
ice are present along the route, thus it is highly required for trekkers to
come well prepared with all the necessary gear for the trek. Enjoy a trip to Leh Ladakh to indulge in hiking.
Rafting in the Ganges
The holy river of Ganges remains to be one
of the oldest rivers in existence and is revered as being a holy river by the
devout. The Ganges originates from the Himalayas at an altitude of 3000 metres
above sea level where the ice melts during the spring and summer months. Thus
it paves way for rafting enthusiasts as most of the rivers of northern India
originate from the Himalayas. The most exciting stretch for rafting lies in
between Kaudiyala to Rishikesh where the river has 12 rapids spread over a
distance of 36 km. A holiday is Rishikesh is mandatoryr for those planning to enjoy the best of rafting.
The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) operates
the river rafting courses and provides all the necessary equipment like rafts,
oars, and other safety equipment’s along with trained guides that make rafting
enthusiasts from the amateur to the expert feel secure. The best time for
rafting is between mid-September to the end of April.
Skiing in Auli
Auli is considered on par with some of the
best ski resorts in the world and many tourists flock to this place located in
the state of Uttaranchal to try their hand at skiing. Located at an altitude of
3000 metres above sea level, Auli boast of stretches for over 5 km, 500 m long
ski-lifts and 800 m long chair-lifts. The Garhwal Tourism Department organizes
regular skiing contests and provide the best facilities for skiers to enjoy the
sport. Auli is a popular place to enjoy a great vacation in North India.
The northern regions of India is the ideal
stop-over for adventure junkies and tourists to experience the magic of snow
and feel the rush of adrenaline in their bloodstream as they try their hand at
the aforementioned activities. Offering Panoramic views of the natural
surroundings, the northern regions of Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu
& Kashmir is the ideal getaways for people to get away from the monotony of