The bridge at Garjia that take you back in time –Located on a tiny hill/stone ridge amidst of river Kosi, where the river bifurcates leaving a small landlocked where the holy temple is situated. The temple has its own historical significance with number of devotees thronging the temple. You can have Nimbu Pani as it is refreshing beverage famous over there and tastes fantastic. Also, don’t forget to click loads of pictures in green surrounding. You can dip your feet in the cold stream of water flowing nearby and enjoy the decent time.
Experience the thrill while rafting at Rishikesh– Being one of the most preferred adventurous spot in India, Rishikesh is one of the favorite’s tourist destination among travelers. River rafting and camping on the banks of Ganga is simply an awesome and mind-blowing experience. Feel your adrenaline pump as you raft down the rushes of River Ganges. Rishikesh is a complete adventurous holiday destination of Uttarakhand. This holy town offers a large number of adventurous sports from trekking in the forests, to bungee jumping, to rock climbing and of course to River rafting in the Ganges. There are no noisy streets, most of the areas are surrounded by nature, proved to be a perfect place for nature-lovers.
Visit the Mind-rolling Monastery and you’ll know what peace actually means– Everything about the mind-rolling Monastery is at a grand scale – large college, manicured gardens and the 185-feet tall Stupa, which is believed to be the world’s tallest stupa. One of the wonderful time you will ever had. Best gateway from a busy city life, located just next to Rajpur road. This is a passive place and not an over- crowded hub from city, if you can accept the cost of visiting a Tibetan country Bhutan or Thai, never miss this.
Experience a refreshing Dip at Satopanth Tal– It is situated in the midst of snow-capped peaks at an altitude of 4,600 meters (15,100 ft.) above sea-level. The lake is considered to be of religious worth to the local people; residents of Mana village throw the ashes of the dead in the lake. Although, located just 22 km from the widespread Badrinath, the trail has numerous hidden treasures. The small distance of Satopanth Lake Trek is well-compensated with a numerous change in sceneries. Before you start the trek, obtain inner line permits from the Forest Branch in Joshimath. It is sensible to hire a local guide for this trek.
Experience the spiritual Aura and solace at Kedarnath – It is a place right in the lap of nature, tremendously attractive and cold. The Kedarnath temple is open only in limited seasons. The doors of temple are closed on the next day of Diwali. They are opened then only in the month of May. In fact, Kedarnath is not a destination by itself, one has to stay at ‘Gaurikund’. Kedarnath temple is the place where one can visit for “darshan” and come back. It is indeed an eccentric place to visit, but there is a lot of trouble to be done to reach the temple. Well, normal vegetarian food is available at Gaurikund and Kedarnath both. Gaurikund is a dry place since the area is a pilgrim and considered sacred. Well, nothing to shop as such however the whole route to Kedarnath from Gaurikund is worth seeing.
Visit Har ki Pauri, Haridwar – Ensure that you visit Har Ki Pauri in rainy season. You can spend 3-4 hrs here sitting on the stairs. There are number of restaurants, but you must visit Chotiwala Restaurant as the food quality is nice. Dipping feet in the cold water was an astonishing feeling. Har Ki Pauri is well-known for ‘Ganga Aarti’ which take place around 6:30 pm, you have to come prior to take seat as there are many other devotees. Make sure that you don’t forget to take newspaper to sit there. The incantation of Jai Ganga was so calming, one can really feel the peace in mind. The Upper road market is must to visit. One can find huge variety of religious accessories & things at reasonable price. For best dining in Upper Road go to Hoshiarpuri. Just be cautious while walking in that market in the evening/night as there are lots of vehicles and the place is quite crowded.