Our very own little piece of heaven on earth, surrounded by the Himalayan range and sharing the border with the two countries of Nepal and China, it is famously known for being a Hindu pilgrimage site. With wonderful interconnected off beaten paths and beautiful inroads in and around the valleys, mountains and rivers, the adventure lovers can now enjoy this beautiful haven by taking a jeep safari tour in Uttarakhand. With the River Ganges flowing through it, Rishikesh, the major center for yoga, meditation and spirituality, beckons millions of visitors for a pilgrimage and now it is visited by thousands of tourists from abroad ever since it became popularized by Beatles’ visit in 1968.
With newfound love for spirituality by the Western world, people started visiting this holy place seeking solace, peace and finding oneself. But that’s not all that this beautiful place has to offer. By taking a jeep safari in Uttarakhand, the travelers can now marvel at the exotic beauty that this place has to offer up close and personal and discover the adventure and thrill the place has to offer and its wilderness in all its glory. There is the very famous Jim Corbett National park which is one of the biggest and oldest national parks in the country and which shelters the once almost on the verge of extinction- Royal Bengal Tigers.
You can stay at the Jungle Lodges of their famed Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve or the Rajaji National Park and be one with nature and see the wildlife in its natural glory. Then there are these beautiful resorts nestled around the Jim Corbett and the Lansdowne area, one of their beatific hill stations. You can camp out at night besides the river stream and witness the sun, moon, stars and all the heavenly bodies mark their territory in the sky. There is just so much to do that you may have to plan your itinerary based on your interest.
In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit. Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level. Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas. Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.
Chopta Tungnath trek is a relatively unexplored trekking destination, which is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek towards Tungnath, the 3 from Tungnath takes you to Chandrashila, which is situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this the vista opens to green alpine meadows which take you to the Tungnath temple.According to folklore, the arms of Lord Shiva are believed to have emerged here. On trekking a kilometer further ahead, you will reach the Chandrashila peak from where you get spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas glistening in the sun rays. The grassy meadows of the region make it an ideal spot for camping too.Chopta is well-connected by roadways connecting Guptakashi and Gopeshwar. The weather is lovely and the views are simply breathtaking.Best season: May to June and August to SeptemberDuration: 3 DaysAltitude: 3680 m
One of the most well-known treks near Delhi, the Nag Tibba peak stands in the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This trek over the weekend is witnessing growing footfalls, and offers splendid views of the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Gangotri and Kedarnath mountain peaks en route. What makes this an ideal first trek are the relatively easy routes etched along the mountain. Thick Deodar forests blanket the hill, and the best seasons to visit are between February and June, and September to December. The Nag Tibba trek route is circular in nature, and the differing starting and ending points ensure that there is no overlap at any point. The lush meadows hide patches behind them that act as serene camping sites. Distance from Delhi: 347.4 Kilometers approximatelyNearest Railhead:Dehradun Railway Station