Uttaranchal, now known as the state of Uttarakhand, has been famous for its natural beauty and also for its adventure sports. The greenery and the wilderness offer the traveler much more than what can be expected of this small state.
White Water Rafting in Uttaranchal
Uttaranchal offers a wide scope for white water rafting in the country with the longest season. One of the greatest attractions during these rafting sesssions is combinin them with other adventure sports like trekking and camping in thewilderness.The Kali Ganga (Sharda) flows down from the Nepal border, through the Kumaon hills. The Kali and the Jori rivers meet at Jauljivi, where the water level increases, perfect for ace professionals for rafting. Shivpuri is another place near Rishikesh which is the best for rafting.The best season for Rafting is from May to September.
Skiing in Auli
Flanked by coniferous and Oak forest slopes, Auli offers wonderful views of the surroundings. Auli is one of those less explored hill stations of India; and also having magnificent skiing facilities. Perched at a suitable height on the lap of the Nanda Devi and Mana parbat peaks, with snow covered peaks half of the year, Auli proves to be apt location for the adventurous.
For all the adventure sports one can find professional trainers and escorts in the region.
Elephant Safari at the Corbett National Park
The Jim Corbett national park, pride of India and one of the first protected Tiger Sanctuaries of India, is namedafter the great nature lover and hunter, Jim Corbett. Situated in the Kumaon and Nainital districts in the hilly and picturesque state of Uttaranchal, this was the place where the project Tiger was first launched in 1973.
The park has a high density of tiger population which it is most famous for.
The best way to view the animals in the park is to post your self on the elephants or to take a jeep Safari to view the magnificent creatures in the most beautiful natural environs. Other than the tiger one can find various species of deer and herds of elephants with many species of monkeys as well. The reptiles such as the crocodile and the alligators with various types of snakes can be spotted here.