Uttarakhand, dream destination for tourism lovers, is steadily recovering from its 2013 calamity. This year, there has been a remarkable increase in the tourists flow for pilgrimage, adventure and holiday tours. All the four famous Char dhams (i.e. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri) are open and pilgrims are visiting the places with great enthusiasm.
The other sector which is hill station is also finding a good flow of tourists. Mussoorie, Nainital and other hill stations are also witnessing a surge of tourists. The climatic conditions of these hill stations are cold and soothing for the people coming from big metros like New Delhi, Mumbai etc. By visiting these places, a person feels rejuvenated and recreated. These places are famous for their site seeing and the feel of fresh mountainous air is unparalleled. Every year, after summer vacations of school and college students , these places are in demand and sometimes people don’t even get a good place or hotel to stay. So, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment in the end.
One of the famous adventure activities in Uttarakhand is river rafting in Rishikesh. The rafting activity in Rishikesh is in existence for more than last three decades. The rafting adventure becomes more enjoyable with tent Camps alongside the river Ganges or its tributary. There are various types of tenting like luxury camp, ordinary camp, beach camp, jungle camp etc. The rafting course are divided according to the distance. The longest rafting course on a single day can be done by rafting 34 km from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh, whereas the shortest is 9 km from Bhramapuri to Rishikesh. Rishiesh is destination to many other adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, trekking, Zip line etc. People visit the places of adventure on a long weekend tour. Rishikesh is also known for its spiritual popularity, many tourists visit for Yoga, Meditation, Spa, Ayurvedic treatment from different countries. The other and very important aspect of Rishikesh tourism is its religious importance. The dip in Ganga at Rishikesh is considered very sacred and many people visit here only for one time Ganga darshan.
There are many other important places in Uttarakhand, having their unique importance. The places like Dehradun, Haridwar, Almora, Bhimtal etc don’t need any introduction in the field of tourism and their importance. There are many other places which can not be described here in detail.
One of the most other adventure activities in Uttarakhand is trekking and mountaineering. The places where people are very much attracted towards are Kuari pass, valley of flowers, Gaumukh trek etc. The number of trekkers are increasing day by day, as this activity is gaining more popularity every passing day. For trekking one has to prepare mentally and physically as that needs a lot of physical and mental endurance. A professional advise is must for every trek option.
Uttarakhand is tourism paradise with ample of opportunities. The places are full of natural beauty and its tourism places have their unique stories which shall make you to visit this place again and again.