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10 Destinations on Himalayas for Extreme Adventure

This is for all those Adrenaline Junkies who wish to stretch their limits in Adventure. Bet you will be gasping for breath after exploring these destinations.

  • Auli, Uttrakhand

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Auli is known to be a skiing paradise in the Kumaon Himalayas. Auli is known as ‘Bugyal’ in the regional language which means meadow. In fact some French and Australian experts consider Auli to be one of the best ski resorts in the world.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

  • Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh

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Solang Valley, locally known as Solang Nullah, is renowned as the preferred location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Joginder Nagar Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Kullu Airport

  • Yumthang, Sikkim

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Yumthang is a beautiful valley surrounded by snow clad mountains, decorated with colorful orchid flowers.Yumthang is situated 140 kms north of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. It is located at an elevation of 11,800 feet (3575 m) with a close proximity to Tibet (China) and is a unique place where the tree line ends.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Jalpaiguri Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport

  • Patnitop, Jammu & Kashmir

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Patnitop is a beautiful little hill station in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located at an altitude of around 6,640 ft and on a plateau at the Lower Himalaya mountain range. In the winters, Patnitop is usually covered with a thick blanket of snow, as a result providing ample of opportunities for a variety of snow games like skiing, snowboarding, etc.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Jammu Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jammu Airport

  • Pahalgam,Jammu and Kashmir

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Pahalgam is famous for its scenic beauty and is the jewel of the picturesque Liddar valley located in the high Himalayas. The Liddar River is popular among travelers interested in angling. Trekking around Pahalgam is exhilarating, as it takes the traveler through virgin pine forests, clear mountain streams, and meadows of wildflowers.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Jammu Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Srinagar Airport

  • Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

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Especially popular among trekkers, Kufri is the starting point of treks to Manali, Shimla, Rewalsar and Fagu among others. Kufri, Shimla and Chail form the Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh. Adventure enthusiasts may try various adventure activities like camping, hiking, Skiing, horse riding, Tobogganing, and go-karting and trekking. There are many skiing buffs and adventure seekers who look forward to the annual winter sports festival in Kufri that is held in the month of February.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Kalka Railway Station (100 kms)

Nearest Airport:Shimla Airport, Shimla (20 kms)

  • Dayara Bugyal, Uttrakhand

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Located in Uttarkashi District, Dayara Bugyal is the easiest destination to reach through trekking. Bugyal in the local mountain dialect means “High Altitude Meadow”. Trekking to Dayara Bugyal is one of the most beautiful experiences in Uttaranchal. Bugyal stands for a high altitude meadow and this is among the most beautiful that you will come across and because of the terrain and the slopes here, the government has earmarked this place to build a ski centre. If and when it is built, this place will offer one of the best and largest ski slopes anywhere in the Himalayas.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station:Rishikesh Railway Station (276 kms)

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (295 kms)

  • Munsiyari, Uttrakhand

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Munsiyari, situated in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand is a place to soak in the scenic beauty of snow laden mountains. Nestled in the eastern most hill district of Pithoragarh, Munsiyari appeals to both solitude seeker and adventure traveller. It is the base camp for trekkers to Milam & Ralam glaciers, and Nanda Devi Peak.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Ramnagar railway station

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport (188 kms)

  • Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

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Gulmarg literally means “Meadow of flowers”. Gulmarg in winter is a magnificent experience, fully covered in a white blanket of Snow which turns it into a skiers paradise. For the adventure seekers Gulmarg is the ultimate destination for skiing. You may easily hire the skis and sticks, snow boots, woolen socks, mufflers, windproof jackets, goggles, and caps. With all the equipments and the Ski instructors at hand it is the best bet to enjoy the holidays at Gulmarg.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Jammu Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Srinagar Airport

  • Mundali, Uttrakhand

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Of the blessed gifts nature has endowed Dev Bhoomi of Uttarakhand, Mundali is one. The scenic beauty of the hill station allures nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts from all over the globe. Mundali offers thrilling skiing holidays and is untouched by crowds. Skiing here is a wonderful experience. The slopes are thrilling. Excellent powdery snow carpets the area. This place is a paradise for skiers.

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station:Rishikesh Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun



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