Snow Skiing: Uttaranchal

Snow Skiing: Uttaranchal

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Economy Package - 1 (4 Days)

Day 1 Board train to Haridwar and on arrival check in at Hotel Gyan Heritage Haridwar. Enjoy an evening walk on Har ki Pauri.

Day 2 Drive to Auli. Check in at GMVN Tourist Guest House. Welcome drink with light snacks will be served on arrival. Arrangements for recreational games & dinner including both veg / non veg dishes.

Day 3 Wake up call will be accompanied by tea and biscuits. After breakfast enjoy skiing.

Day 4 Drive back to Haridwar. Board Mussoorie Express to return back to Delhi.
 

History of Uttarakhand

Literally North Country or Section in Sanskrit, the name of Uttarakhand finds mention in the early Hindu scriptures as the combined region of Kedarkhand (present day Garhwal) and Manaskhand (present day Kumaon). Uttarakhand was also the ancient Puranic term for the central stretch of the Indian Himalayas. It is well-known for the presence of a multitude of Hindu pilgrimage spots. The Pauravas, Kushanas, Kunindas, Guptas, Katyuris, Raikas, Palas, the Chands, and Parmaras or Panwars and the British have ruled Uttarakhand in turns.

 Geography of Uttarakhand Geography of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has a total geographic area of 51,125 km², of which 93% is mountainous and 64% is covered by forest. Most of the northern parts of the state are part of Greater Himalaya ranges, covered by the high Himalayan peaks and glaciers, while the lower foothills were densely forested till denuded by the British log merchants and later, after independence, by forest contractors. Recent efforts in reforestation, however, have been successful in restoring the situation to some extent. The unique Himalayan ecosystem plays host to a large number of animals (including bharal, snow leopards, leopards and tigers), plants and rare herbs. Two of India's mightiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna take birth in the glaciers of Uttarakhand, and are fed by myriad lakes, glacial melts and streams in the region.

                                     

Uttaranchal, known as the abode of god, is a tourist’s perfect delight. From its snowy mountain ranges to the white gushing water in its rivers, it is the picture of tranquility and perfection. It makes for a holiday hot spot as it offers something to every tourist, whether it is adventure sports such as trekking, skiing and rafting to wildlife safaris to holy pilgrimages, the list goes on. Tourists can enjoy the view of picturesque hills, which consist of the western part of the Himalayan ranges.

Uttaranchal is separated into two major regions according to cultural differences - Garhwal and Kumaon. The Garhwal division includes seven districts including Dehradun the capital, whereas the Kumaon division has six districts under it.

Kumaon division
Nestled in the hills of the magnificent Himalayas, the Kumaon region attracts many tourists all year long. Nainital is a tranquil region located in this division. It is characterized by a scenic view of the hills and a charming lake.

The main attraction in the region of Kumaon is the Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve which was set up in 1936. It was the first park set up of its kind and is very popular and well known. Kausani is another tourist hot spot that is recognized for its dense forests and picturesque view of the Nanda Devi mountain range. Other familiar hill stations in the area are Binsar and Chaukori.

One can also enjoy nature’s beauty and adventurous activities at Munsiyari. If you are a religious person you might want to visit the famous Narayan Ashram and Mayawati Ashram present here. Pilgrimages are made by devotees to various places of religious interest present in this region, the main places being Jageshwar, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Meetha Reetha Shahib, and Nanakmatta. Also, for more adventurous pilgrims there is the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and the Chota Kailash Yatra. If you are adventurous but not religious you could go trekking as there are many trekking routes. Lots of fairs and festivals also take place like the Nanda Devi mela and Bagwal. Pithoragarh, known as ‘little Kashmir’, is a small town ideal for mountaineers, pilgrims and sightseers alike.

                    
Garhwal division
Garhwal is scenic region located right in the middle of the Himalayas with the river of Ganga and Yamuna bordering it. Dehradun is the most popular tourist attraction in this region. It is usually described as delightful and divine and has the towns of Rishikesh and Mussoorie in it. Rishikesh is a major pilgrim hub with its temples and ashrams but also caters to the adventurous with its river rafting activities. Mussoorie known as the queen of hill stations is strikingly beautiful with its attractive view of the mountain ranges.

The famous Maha Khumbh Mela takes place at Haridwar which attracts lakhs of devotees. It is known as the ‘gateway to god’ and is considered one of the most holy places of the Hindus. Tehri Garhwal is a major tourist place in Uttaranchal, located in the outer ranges of the Himalayas and is famous for the Tehri Dam and Tehri Lake. The main religious centers popular among pilgrims are Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Together these four holy places are termed as ‘Char Dham’.

                                         


Chamoli covers several religious spots, scenic rivers and imposing snow clad mountain peaks, which is pleasurable for tourists who love adventure. The valley of flowers is major tourist destination in Chamoli. Here tourists can witness hundreds of different flower species and experience the beauty of nature at its best.
 

 

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