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Trip To Kumaon ~ A Journey to Misty Mountains

February 12, 2014

Kumaon is a gorgeous tourist destination of Uttarakhand. This spectacularly fascinating land is rich in unparalleled natural magnificence. 'Kumaon' word is supposed to be derived from the word Kurmanchal that means the land of Kuramavatara (Kurmavatara is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as a tortoise).

Kumaon is well linked with the other parts of the country. The free flowing streams, snow capped peaks and stretched verdant forests make Kumaon a must visit destinations for the travelers. Not only for the nature lovers, the splendid hills of Kumaon offer a plenty of opportunities for the adventure enthusiasts as well. The major adventure sports that can be undertaken in Kumaon are mentioned below:

Trekking trails in Kumaon Himalayas offer limitless opportunities for the thrill. There is a wide assortment of trekking routes in Kumaon from the easy treks to the strenuous and challenging treks. Some of the most popular trekking routes in this region are Pindari Glacier Trek, Kafni Glacier Trek, Milam Glacier Trek, Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek, Ralam Pass Trek, Sunderdoonga Base Camp Trek etc. The best time for trekking in Kumaon is between the months of May to October. An adventure enthusiast can also enjoy the trekking in the lower inclinations of this region during the winters.

River Rafting
Kali Ganga is the river that flows from the border of Nepal through the Kumaon Region. Jori and Kali River meet in the region of Jauljivi and provide a perfect rafting opportunity to the veteran rafters. Once the forested inclinations end, the river becomes less rapid and offers an ideal chance for the amateur rafters to enjoy the thrill of white water rafting. The quickly running waters give diverse opportunities to the freaks of water sports, to explore the flow of rivers, crossing verdant forests and the rough topography of the Kumaon Himalayas.

Masheer Fishing is the specialty of Kumaon region. Masheer is a large scale carp fish found in the rivers and lakes of Kumaon. Mahakali River is one of the best known rivers for masheer fishing. Pancheshwar in Kumaon proffers copious amount of masheer fishes as the Mahakali River is there in its area. Not only masheer fish, Kumaon attracts the anglers with its number of fish species like catfish, trout, etc.

Jeep Safari
Jeep safari on the wonderful hills of Kumaon is no less than a travel in a paradise. The mesmerizing beauty of Kumaon spell binds a tourist and makes it hard for them to return. Jeep safari in this region is an excursion into a world that is almost pristine. The copious flora and fauna of Kumaon unfolds the fascinating beauty of Mother Nature. A tourist can go on the safari in the astonishingly wonderful slopes of Himalayas with amazing and tranquil vistas of Milam, Kafni and Pindari glaciers.

Mountain Biking
Kumaon Himalaya is one of the most scenic regions of the country. Biking through the majestic mountains gives an exhilarating experience to the adventure enthusiasts. The pristine region of Kumaon is dotted with the gleaming rivers, small towns and beautiful villages. Biking in Kumaon brings the tourists, close to the immaculate beauty of the Kumaon Himalayas and it is undoubtedly the best way to explore the region as well.

Spending adventure holidays in Kumaon is something that an adventure aficionado should not miss. The breathtakingly charming region of Kumaon has a plethora of adventure opportunities that are the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable adventure vacation!

Author Bio~I’m Zara, a travel addict in search of stylish, adventurous getaways that won’t break the bank. In the above post I have shared information about Kumaon adventure. Adventurer lovers can also find latest photos, tips and all about adventure in India Himalyas.

Photo Credit to nkrgupta via flickr

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