Uttarakhand is a major destination for adventure sports lovers.
Many national and international competitions of Skiing, Mountaineering, Water rafting, Rock climbing etc. are held annually.
The many thrills, the state, has on offer range from treks to white water rafting to paragliding to biking are sufficient to entice the adventure-bound souls to explore and experience the newer highs.
In my earlier post, I had mentioned about ‘Paragliding’ and various sites in India for paragliding. Do follow this link– This recreational sport is getting popular in Uttarakhand.
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Paragliding in Uttarakhand can be done at Ranikhet, Mukteshwar and Naukuchiayatal in Kumaon region.
Some other ideal gliding places Dayara and Bedini Bugyal (Uttarkashi-Gangotri road), Pratap Nagar and Dhanaulti Ridge.
If you are an adventure lover and want to add some zing to your life you must check out these 2 exhilarating adventure sports events in Uttarakhand.
- 1st Uttarakhand Himalaya Open Paragliding Competition – 14th to 19th March 2016.
Uttarakhand is well-connected with direct flights from Delhi (approximately 45 minutes) to the … 1st Uttarakhand Himalaya Open Paragliding Competition 2016.
The event has been organised by Paragliding association of Uttarakhand and Kumoun Mandal Vikas Nigam. It is supported and sponsored by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board.
Where is it? Pithoragarh, a region in Uttarakhand state of India is nested in the hills of Kumoun Himalayas, Pithoragarh is cluster of valleys and is also known as Miniature Kashmir, is the most beautiful and appropriate place for paragliding.
How to get here
Delhi is well-connected with Air and Railways, from here there are 3 trains to Kathgodam, the last rail head in Uttarakhand. By road Buses are available from Anand Vihar to Haldwani / kathgodam and Pithoragarh.
Pithoragarh is District headquarter, region in Uttarakhand state of India.
By flight– Nearest local airport is Pant Nagar in Udham Singh Nagar district from Delhi. There you can get a local flight from Delhi international airport.
By car– Pithoragarh is 503 kms from Delhi via Tanakpur and 550kms from Delhi via Kathgdham.
By train– Nearest railway terminals are:
– Tanakpur in Champawat district connected with Pithoragarh by 151 Km long motor route via Champawat and Lohaghat.
– Kathgodam in Nainital district connected with Pithoragarh by 212 Kilometers long motor route via Bhowali, Almora, Daniya and Rameshwar.
For further details, questions and registration do follow this link
2. Mountain biking is all about speed, control and thrill and is one of the latest ways of exploring and discovering new vistas of the Himalayan landscape. The rugged terrain and steep slopes, though risky at times, provide great mountain biking experience in Uttarakhand. The cycle trails in this region are best traversed between October and December. After paragliding, mountain biking is the second most popular adventure sport in the state.
Routes normally taken for this adventure sport are: In Garhwal, mountain biking can be enjoyed on the Rudraprayag – Augustmuni – Ukhimath – Chopta – Gopeshwar route, the Srinagar – Pauri – Khirsu – Pawbo – Satpuli – Lansdown – Kotdar route, and the Haridwar – Dhaulkhand – Mohand – Dehradun route.
The mountain biking routes at Kumaon are not to be left out. Tourists can enjoy the Nainital – Bhawali – Ramgarh – Mukteshwar route, the Almora – Kosi – Kathpuria – Sheetlakhet route, the Nainital – Bhawali – Sattal – Bhimtal – Naukuchiyatal route, and the Nainital – Kilbury – Kunjkharak route.
The Ultimate Uttarakhand Himalayan MTB Challenge is scheduled for 8th April – 16th April 2016. Click Here To Downloads Schedule Of Events “The Ultimate Uttarakhand Himalayan MTB Challenge”– 2016 2nd Edition
References: Uttarakhand Tourism