Nestled in the Himalayas, the state of Uttarakhand is a perfect escape for nature and adventure lovers. Day hikes, trekking, river rafting, bungee jumping, and various more activities garland the itinerary of tourists here. Camping is preferable for many. People who love seclusion and likes to stay away from the hustle-bustle of fast-moving cities love to spend time here in the lapse of nature.
he Yoga capital of India, Rishikesh, is a quaint town, a perfect blend of cultures and spirituality. The famous band of 1960’s Beatles stayed here and makes it a popular destination among the foreign nationals. One can come here and live in camps on the banks of Ganga. Camping here is a lifetime experience and if one likes to introspect then Rishikesh should be on the top of the place to visit. Adventure sports like Bunji Jumping, River rafting and others can make one’s stay exciting here. Many day treks and visits to places like Patna fall makes it a complete package for fun and adventure lovers. (Camping in Rishikesh...)
Snow-covered mountain peaks on the backdrop with crystal clear water in front gripped with forests all around is the enchanted beauty of Deoriya Tal. Situated at an altitude of 7800 feet, one has to trek to reach this serene beauty. After trekking, Camping makes the stay amazing and enthralling here. It offers a panoramic view of Garhwal Himalayas. And on clear sunny days, the lake offers the mesmerizing reflection of the snowcapped peaks which is a delightful sight for the photographers and nature lovers. (read more...)
Located at an elevation of 7760 feet, the lush green hamlet of Chopta lies in the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary and remains accessible all round the year. It is an unexplored and pristine beauty with the sacred landscape of the Tungnath temple of Lord Shiva. Camping here in the lush green meadow amidst of Deodar and Pine trees is a refreshing and amazing experience for the tourists. Mornings here give breathtaking views of Trishul, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and other snowcapped Garhwal peaks. Trekking to Deoriatal, Chandrashila peaks and Tunganath makes your stay adventurous here. For wildlife enthusiasts, it offers a chance to sight Kanchula Korak, Musk Deer, and other species of wild animals.
Bhimtal is a lakeside destination that is less crowded and ideal for a family vacation and for love birds. The place is popular for Bhim lake the lake, where you can do boating and also go to the island in the middle of the lake. You can also go for a jungle walk, which offers you calmness and an ideal spot for bird watching.
Chakrata is between a few km away from the state capital Dehradun. Here you’ll find yourself surrounded by pine forests. It is an ideal campsite for those who want to remove themselves from the urban lifestyle. This place is popular for the tribe culture of Jonsar-Bawar, their handicrafts, natural scenic beauty, Himalayan peak, and if you want to flow adrenalin in your veins then you can go for rafting (in Yamuna river) as well. Whenever you have free time just grab the chance, which helps you to create some lifetime memories!
Har ki dun
Har ki Dun is trek that offers stunning views of untouched valleys within the remote lands of Garhwal Himalayas. This place is best for adventurous souls. Except for trekking, you can also go camping, birdwatching, photography and village Tourism as well. It is accessible in both winters and summers but makes sure you are fit enough to conquer this trek. Because the overall trek distance is approx 50-55 km. Most people say that it is an easy trek but it is not as easy as it seems like because it tests your fitness, stamina, and never give up attitude.
Trek to Dayara Bugyal starts from the picturesque village of Raithal in Uttarkashi. The vernacular architecture of the village is a reminder of the traditional knowledge of Himalayan communities. The moderate trek of Dayara Bugyal offers breathtaking views of pristine Himalayas. And camping here at 11,000 feet is wonderful to experience for the trekkers. The meadow looks astonishing and grazing of sheep on Shepherd’s watch adds the feel of wanderer here. During winter the bugyal gets under a thick blanket of snow and it is the ideal time for the ski lovers to pack their bags and visits this paradise of Uttarkashi district.
The hamlet of Pangot is few kilometers away from the magnificent town of Nainital. The colonial buildings with local Kumaoni culture are the take away from the place. Camping amidst the pine, rhododendron, and oak jungle makes stay amaze here. The place is a paradise for bird watching. Almost 500 species of birds including Himalayan Griffith, Egyptian Vultures, Flycatchers, and many other indigenous species can be spotted here. Nature walks make it the perfect tourist destination away from the hustle-bustle and scorching heat of the plains.
Binsar known as the bird watcher paradise is situated in the Kumaon region of the state. The place has a mesmerizing view of majestic Himalaya peaks such as Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Panchachuli, and Kedarnath. It is also a habitat for rare animals, birds and flower species. It is one of the best places for adventurous, hiking, camping and nature walks.
Mukteshwar is a small but magical town in the Nainital district. The Town is far from the hustle-bustle, pollution-free environment and offering freshness and purity in its air. It is also known as an ‘apple country’. If you visit here in the months from May to August you’ll find small children/teenagers sitting around the road selling fresh & juicy fruits like pears, Apple, Cherry, Plum, Kaffal Berries, etc. It is the best place for hiking, camping and nature walk. Chauli-ki-Jali is a cliff where you can do rappelling which is a few minutes walk from Mukteshwar Mahadev temple.
Auli a beautiful hill station that has so much to explore. Stunning Himalayan mountains, a beautiful artificial lake, India’s one of the longest ropeway and of course for skiing. Camping here, under the million stars, is laterally an amazing experience. So don’t miss out, these fabulous chances while you’re touring this wonderful hamlet. (What you can experience in Auli)
In the lake district of Nainital, the Sattal is the most pristine and secluded place to visit. It is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes situated near Bhimtal. Campsites here offer the mesmerizing landscape with unpolluted lake view amidst flourishing green oaks and pine trees. For birders, it offers a lifetime opportunity to sights several species of migratory birds and an ideal place to witness butterflies and thousand species of moths and other insects. The morning here entertains the visitors with water sports like rowing, paddling and Kayaking opportunity. In the lake district of Nainital, the Sattal is the most pristine and secluded place to visit. It is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes situated near Bhimtal. Campsites here offer the mesmerizing landscape with unpolluted lake view amidst flourishing green oaks and pine trees. For birders, it offers a lifetime opportunity to sights several species of migratory birds and an ideal place to witness butterflies and thousand species of moths and other insects. The morning here entertains the visitors with water sports like rowing, paddling, and Kayaking opportunity.
Located 22 kilometers from Mussorie, the hill station of Dhanaulti is perched at an elevation of 2286 meters above sea level. Secluded from the loud and crowded Mussorie, Dhanaulti is a perfect tourist destination for nature lovers. One can camp here amidst the velvety rhododendrons, deodar, and tall oak forests which offer a panoramic view of Garhwal Himalayan ranges. In the mornings, nature walks in Dhanaulti eco-parks are a refreshing and amazing experience for the tourists. The heritage lovers can visits the nearby 16th century built Deogarh fort which is the testimony of one of the prosperous 52 fortresses of Garhwal kingdom.
The serene and picturesque hamlet of Kanatal is a profound destination among tourists. Located 38 kilometers from Mussorie, the place is easily accessible through Chamba road. The camping here in the lapse of nature offers you bonfire, stargazing, and various adventure sports experiences. Nature walks, treks, and other recreational activities are other things to do in Kanatal. Local cuisine makes one stay delighted here. The serene and picturesque hamlet of Kanatal is a profound destination among tourists. Located 38 kilometers from Mussorie, the place is easily accessible through Chamba road. The camping here in the lapse of nature offers you bonfire, stargazing, and various adventure sports experiences. Nature walks, treks, and other recreational activities are other things to do in Kanatal. Local cuisine makes one stay delighted here.
The hamlet of Jharipani lies en-route to Dehradun- Mussorie road. It is a picturesque place secluded from the hustle-bustle of Mussorie. Camping here is a pleasant option to get out and taste the wilderness for those who haven’t been out much. Literary lovers feel amazed to know that the famous writer of The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling, has been here. Contemporary writer, Ruskin Bond has written many instances of Jharipani in his short stories. Tourist can visit Jharpani falls here. View of Doon valley during the night is the most beautiful scenery from here.