Since the survivalist Bear Grylls and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi tweeted the teaser of their wild adventure throughout Uttarakhand, the internet has been in frenzy.
Whether it is Mann ki Baat, Yoga Day or Swachh Bharat, Modi has always used media in innovative ways in the urge to create social awareness. This time he is using the Man v/s Wild platform to create awareness about environmental and animal conservation.
As per the statement released by the makers of the show, Modi said "For years, I have lived among nature, in the mountains and the forests. These years have a lasting impact on my life. So when I was asked about a special program focussing on life beyond politics and that too in the midst of nature I was both intrigued and inclined to take part in it."
Situated right in the foothills of Himalayas, Uttrakhand is one of the most popular trekking destinations in India. The beautiful mountainous topography, freshwater streams, and snow-capped peaks attract adventure seekers and nature lovers alike from all across the country. There are numerous trekking trails in Uttarakhand and should be selected on the basis of difficulty level and weather. April to June and October to November are the best time to try this adventure activity in Uttarakhand.
Some of the popular Trekking Routes in Uttarakhand are -
Imagine flying like a bird over snow-capped mountains and soaking in the sweet sunshine over valleys. Bliss isn’t it! This explains the rush and the peace adventure-seekers experience while paragliding in Uttarakhand. Another plus for paragliding in Uttarakhand is that you don’t need any prior knowledge. Experts will fly with you which will let you enjoy the surroundings.
March to June and September to October are the best time to try this adventure activity.
One of the most thrilling adventure activities is skiing. Floating over vast expanses of snow is an experience like no other. With state of the art amenities and pristine thick snow, Auli is an international standard ski destination for learning and practicing skiing in Uttarakhand. The best time for skiing is when the snowfall starts i.e. November to February.
One of the most popular adventure activities, white water rafting draws thousands of tourists from all over the world to Uttarakhand. The state is blessed with many swift rapids originating from glaciers. The best time to try white water rafting in Uttarakhand is from March to June and October to November.
We are so used to living in cities surrounded by facilities and technology that staying in a camp surrounded by wilderness away from any distraction is be learning, and enlightening experience and adventure activity that almost every city person craves for. Camping in green valleys, surrounded by dense pine forests, enjoying the panoramic view of Himalayas, breathing sweet fresh air and spending time under clear blue skies is nothing short of a magical experience.
The best time to experience camping in Uttarakhand is from March to June and October to November.
Uttarakhand is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. The state has two major national parks – Jim Corbett and Rajaji which are home to various species of animals, birds, and plants.
Jim Corbett is one of the oldest national parks in the country and is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and over 500 migratory birds. The national park has an ecosystem resembling the Himalayas and allows tourists to go for jungle safari and witness rare animals such as black bears, leopards, pangolins in their natural ecosystem.
The best time to visit the national parks is in winters i.e. October to February when the animals are out in the open.
Home to India’s highest jumpy, Rishikesh Uttarakhand promises to give the best bungee jumping experience in the country. Overcoming the fear and jumping from an iron board into nothing but a deep valley, feeling fresh cold air and warm blood rushing to your face is not an experience for the faint-hearted.
The best time to try this adventure activity is from October to November and March to April.
Designed by David Allardice of New Zealand, the Jumping Heights in Rishikesh allows bungee jumping from a whopping height of 83 feet.
For the daredevils whose quench for adventure is a level above others, they can try canoeing and kayaking in the challenging rapids of river Ganges. Unlike white water rafting, canoeing is not done by beginners as prior lessons are mandatory for this thrill-seeking activity.
The best time to try canoeing in Rishikesh Uttarakhand is March to April when the water levels are neither too challenging nor too dry.
So take this as an order from the most important man in the nation, Narendra Modi to break the monotony of life and book adventure trip with HelloTravel to Uttarakhand right away.