There is a lot of fun and adventure making up the range of things to do in Garhwal. The size of the region along with the importance of the tourist places that it encompasses makes Garhwal a hub of exciting activities designed to satisfy the desires of all kinds of tourists. The region encompasses several major tourist hubs of Uttarakhand including Rishikesh, Tehri, Haridwar, Uttarkashi, Kedarnath, Mussoorie, Auli, Dhanaulti, Tiuni, Nainital, Bhimtal and Kausani. Exploring the entire region of Garhwal is a lengthy but ultimately rewarding effort that should definitely be engaged in. From trekking to touring, from biking to bicycling, there are so many ways in which Garhwal’s beauty can be enjoyed.

The list of things to do in Garhwal reads like an exciting adventure book. You can make sacred pilgrimages to important shrines, immerse yourselves in the jungles of the Himalayas, experience the joy of eating fruits plucked fresh from the trees, play with domesticated animals, indulge in no end of adventure sports, and relax in the midst of the serene mountains. Some of the grandest peaks of the Himalayas belong to the Garhwal region, and tourists often travel far just to catch a glimpse of the timeless beauty of the Panchchulis, the Chaukhambas, Nanda Devi, Nanda Khat, Nilgiri Parbat among others. Many pilgrimage sites lie nestled on these peaks and long treks are required to reach them. The Kedarnath shrine and the Nanda Devi shrine are two such destinations as are the towns of Rishikesh and Haridwar, which have long been held in reverence for their holy attributes.

There are many adventurous things to do in Garhwal too. Apart from taking long treks through the challenging but spellbinding mountains, you can also enjoy several rock and water based activities like rock climbing and river rafting among others. Sometimes beauty comes through in the moments of stillness, and so, simply sitting on the banks of the momentous rivers that flow through the region is a very soothing thing to do too. The days and nights you spend in any part of Garhwal will bring you beautiful experiences and memories that will be cherished forever.

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Trek to Deoria Tal and Chandrashila
Trek to Deoria Tal and Chandrashila

5D/4N

Garhwal

About the Activity:Fixed departure: 21-11-2016 Partake in an unparalleled 5 day/ 4 night trekking experience in Deorital and Chandrashila near Uttarakhand, and get mind blown by the amazing scenery filled with snow. Reach Haridwar, get driven to Sari which the base point of your trek and have a nice stay there. Commence your trek to Deoria Tal,  Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila peak and experience ultimate thrill since the ambiance around is beyond imagination. The trip comes to end when you reach Haridwar on the last day.The package is inclusive of food, accommodation and transport during the trip.Pick up point: Haridwar Railway Station at 10:00 A.M.Drop Point: Haridwar Railway Station at approximately 04:00 P.M.
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37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

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INR 9,330

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Kag Bhusandi Trek For 8 Days
Kag Bhusandi Trek For 8 Days

8D/7N

Garhwal

About the Activity:Kagbhusandi is a picturesque location which is quite untamed; partake in this 8 day trip to explore this serene place in Garhwal region.Above the Kagbhusandi Lake, two huge irregular shaped rocks can be seen sitting on the spur of the Hathi Parvat.During this trek you will head to conquer different peaks and hills including Bhyundar village, Gairgilla, Samartoli, Dang Kharak, Raj Kharak, Kankul Khal, Brahmahi khal etc.Revel in the utmost beauty nature possesses within in its miraculous forests, valleys and lakes.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
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38 Ratings

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38 Ratings

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Newly Added Garhwal Experience
24 July 2015
Excellent
Suitable for group adventure, you will get to discover beautiful and snow terrain, mighty mountain peaks, lush green forests and some hot water springs too. Pangarchulla Peak trek via Kuari Pass in Auli is complete paradise for trekking lovers.
23 March 2016
Excellent
As I close my eyes, I can vividly recall the moment when I reached the peak after a long trek full of patience. There were tears of joy. I’m truly blessed. Incredible India!
18 February 2015
Excellent
What a trip man! New thrill, new challenges in every step. The trek to Kuari pass and Pangarchula peak in Auli was like one of those long roller coaster rides when you can actually feel the blood rushing through your veins.
12 February 2015
Devadatt Panicker Binsar Trek
Excellent
Awesom views from the peak pount, everything was looking so tiny from the top and elegant as well, especially the dense forests around are virgin and provide picturesque beauty of the snow capped Himalayan ranges.
15 September 2014
Rageswari Reddy Binsar Trek
Excellent
Wao it looks like a movie location of any Bollywood film , it has everything from beauty of nature of man made adventure... We loved to see the famous Himalayan peaks such as the Nanda Kot, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and Kedarnath Panchchuoli.
Trek was not that difficult!!! the mountains scenery are breathtaking, Our-Leader is responsible and respectful, Overall it's an excellent trip...
Once in a lifetime expereince, I want to Thanks, Thrillophilia for this amazing arrangement, we had a good operator and staff who assist us in the whole tour with perfection... Everything went awesome and we really felt comfortable in everything
Rhythem goel Trek to Har Ki Dun
Excellent
"it was first trek . trek to Har ki dun was excellent .behaviour staff and stay facility and food also the excellent . weather of the har ki dun is good . this app is better for those who is planning for solo trip trustable and safe ."
I thoroughly enjoyed this trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak which are the two most important sights to be visited in the Himalayas. I never had a plan to visit the Himalayas last year. But my friend forced to do something really crazy during the Dussehra holidays and finally we found this package on many websites and enquired about it many ways. When we got to know about this trek we was really happy and got ready to be a part of it at the earliest. The Garhwal region is absolutely beautiful. There were a lot of peaks with different names and different altitudes that could be seen throughout our trekking trails. Pine forests were the other attractions. Green meadows had their own contribution in making the whole region look marvelous even from a distance. Professional photographers will not leave the place at any point I think. That’s how the nature blessed the area. It was a complete package of fun, entertainment, adventure and thrill. Along with trekking, we did camping too at some base points. Some of the native people were involved in their day to day activities like cattle rearing, cultivation etc. The villages locating before the trekking points are really beautiful with identical huts and houses. Some of the faces I cannot forget ever. The innocence I found there in the villages will be in my mind forever. I heard the local food from those houses is very tasty but we could not taste it since the organizers had a plan of preparing a fixed quantity of food in the morning and at night. For lunch we had Maggi or bread or roti. But when we reached Auli, we tried some tea and snacks from a shop nearby and liked the very much. The people were warm and pleasant to the visitors. I think they are the best people I ever met. Kuari pass and the nearby locations created an amazing bond with me. I wished my family also could come with me then. I am planning for another trip soon with my family members to Kuari Pass and some more places.
Two most unique places in North India perfect for trekking are Kuari Pass and Pangarchula Peak. The ravishing beauties located at the top most portions create some of the amazing sights to be witnessed and photographed. I selected this trek to explore the significant places around the Himalayas and watch the blend of natural elements in the right proportion. I was stunned to see these two locations. Both these places are ideal for backpacking trips. Solo travelers would be enjoying the challenging routes very well. If you are perfectly fit, then these two landscaped places should be visited at least once in a lifetime. I have gone there during the normal season without the snow cover and all. But still its beauty was indescribable. The lush greenery and the meadows are the highlights at these two locations. The trekking trails are challenging and filled with difficulties at times. But I have enjoyed the complete routes very well. I have an interest of writing down my travel experiences. After coming back I wrote the detailed description of this trek and I found it was more interesting than I ever imagined. The route from Auli to Khulara was the most beautiful stretch of the whole trek. The region is home to many bird species and sheep and cattle flocks. Since there are large meadows, shepherds come in groups to let their flocks of cattle graze so peacefully. That was a mesmerizing sight for me. Kuari Pass trek trails also have similar sights to visit.

People Also Ask About Garhwal Things To Do

  1. What are the best adventure activities to do in Garhwal?

    The Garhwal region of the Himalayas of Uttarakhand is rich in adventure. The vast region encompasses the best of Uttarakhand and allows people to indulge in a variety of activities calculated to enchant the heart and pump the adrenaline. Some great activities that you can enjoy around Garhwal include:
    · White Water Rafting
    · Bungee Jumping
    · Angling and Fishing
    · Canoeing
    · Trekking
    · Mountain Biking
    · Skiing
    · Rock Climbing

  2. Which are the best destinations for wildlife safari in Garhwal?

    Mountains covered with dense greenery are a distinct feature of Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region. Many national parks and forest reserves are to be found within this greenery, housing birds and animals of many exotic varieties. Plants of the kind never seen in other places can be found in these forest reserves. And the stillness and beauty of the natural setting defies all description. Taking a wildlife safari in the national parks of Garhwal is a great way of experiencing this loveliness. Some great places you can head over to are:
    · Rajaji National Park
    · Nanda Devi National Park
    · Jim Corbett National Park
    · Kalagarh Tiger Reserve
    · Govind Wildlife Sanctuary
    · Valley Of Flowers National Park

  3. Which are the best places to go for trekking in Garhwal?

    Garhwal is home to many interesting treks, distinctive in their magnitude and variety. Both beginners and advanced trekkers find treks to enjoy in the mountains of Garhwal. There are some treks known for the beautiful scenery they reveal and some treks that are known for the level of strength and endurance they demand. There are single day treks and there are treks that can take up to 20 days to complete. Garhwal is a region that trekkers will truly enjoy, and one that will keep drawing them back, challenging them to reach bigger and better heights. Some treks in the Garhwal region include:
    · Har Ki Doon
    · Kalindikhal Pass
    · Auden's Col Trek
    · Kuari Pass
    · Dodital
    · Nanda Devi National Park
    · Roop Kund
    · Chandrashila Summit
    · Valley of Flowers
    · Gangotri-Gaumukh
    · Kuari Pass - Nanda Devi Sanctuary
    · Panch Kedar
    · Brahmatal

  4. Which are the best sites for camping in Garhwal?

    The chance to camp in the Garhwal Himalayas is one that should not be missed. The intensity of serenity that fills the dark mountains when the night falls upon them has the power to touch your deepest being and alter it forever. Night reveals the awful power of the mountains, and their benignity. And when you camp, all these experiences are available to you. There are many places where you can pitch a tent in the Garhwal region, but some of the best camping spots there include:
    · Corbett
    · Auli
    · Chopta
    · Shivpuri
    · Nainital
    · Pangot
    · Dhanaulti
    · Deoria Tal
    · Dayara Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal

  5. Which are the best routes to do biking in Garhwal?

    Biking, whether in the form of bicycling or motorbiking, is a magnificent way to be one with the Garhwal mountains. The rush of chilly air on your face and the vibrant persistency of nature’s aromas in your nose make you feel alive and ready to take on the world. All the intricate magic of the Himalayas is open to your sight when you bike through them. While you can bike on practically any route in Garhwal, some are more productive than the others. Some great routes to bike on are:
    · Rishikesh to Tehri
    · Tehri to Uttarkashi
    · Uttarkashi to Gangotri
    · Rishikesh to Rudraprayag
    · Rudraprayag to Auli
    · Nainital to Corbett National Park
    · Bhimtal to Nainital
    · Chamba to Mussoorie

  6. Which are the best Himalayan summer treks in Garhwal?

    Trekking in the Garhwal region in the summer allows you to be one with the freshness and vibrancy of the world just coming to life after a long winter spell. There is a youthful feeling of hope in the air, and there are colours splashed all around. Trekking in the Garhwal mountains is a fantastic way to revive tired minds and bodies and rejuvenate drooping spirits. Some great summer treks that you can indulge in include:
    · Roop Kund Trek
    · Valley of Flowers Trek
    · Chenab Valley Trek
    · Dayara Bugyal Trek

  7. Which are the best Himalayan winter treks in Garhwal?

    Winter ushers in the snow in the Garhwal region, and with that, the mountainous world is transformed into a white wonderland full of magic and mystery. To trek through the snowy trails and to conquer a high summit despite the icy obstacles is a reward in itself. And the views that burst forth upon you as you trek will make you gasp in astonishment at their majestic beauty held still in time. Some great treks which will let you experience the best of Garhwal in the winters include;
    · Chopta Chandrashila Trek
    · Har ki Dun Trek
    · Nag Tibba Trek
    · Kuari Pass Trek
    · Kedarkantha Trek
    · Brahmatal Trek
    · Dodital Trek
    · Dayara Bugyal Trek

  8. Which are the best places for river rafting in the Garhwal?

    River rafting is one of the best adventure sports to indulge in in the Garhwal region. Hundreds of tourists visit Uttarakhand regularly with the sole intention of enjoying some of its breathtaking rapids. The unique group activity provides a fantastic way to bond with friends and family, and create memories that will make you laugh for years afterwards. River rafting is at once a serious and an extremely fun sport to participate in. Some places where you can enjoy it in Garhwal include:
    · Rishikesh
    · Tehri Garhwal
    · Corbett National Park