Jammu & Kashmir :
and Kashmir are really three regions: the foothill plains of Jammu;
the lakes and blue valleys of Kashmir rising to alpine passes, the
high altitude plains and starkly beautiful mountains of Ladakh, which
lies beyond those passes. It's enough to move one to poetry. Srinagar
is Kashmir's summer capital and Jammu, the winter capital. Among the
most attractive part that this Indian state has is the adventure
oppurtunities that can be seggragated into trekking, mountaineering
and Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari.
What can make a mountaineering expedition, an adventure one could
never forget? If its done on the glaciers that are still craving to be
explored. The Himalayan range offers some of the most rigorous
mountaineering challenges one can ever come across. The glaciers of
Ladakh and Kashmir regions can test one's survival to the fittest and
most testing of them all is the Siachen glacier, known as the largest
glacier outside the Polar Regions.
Himachal Pradesh is the land of snow, lofty peaks, cascading streams,
alpine meadows & lush fruit-laden valleys. Many parts of the Himachal
state have a distinctly Austrian look with conifer-clad mountains,
chalet-like huts with overhanging balconies and serene blue valleys
watered by snow-fed streams. Shimla the capital of Himachal Pradesh,
is still very much a Raj township in appearance and atmosphere.
Himachal also store numerous wonderful hill stations, which are
particularly cool in summers. Shimla, Dalhousie, Kullu, Manali and
Kufri are a few of the hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh which offer
breathtaking scenery and countless options of adventure sports.
Dharamshala, where the Dalai Lama lives, is another important centre
on the tourist map.
Lying in the north of the vast and bountiful expanse of India and
cradled in the awesome beauty and calm serenity of the stately
Himalayas, Uttaranchal - the "Devbhumi" that has attracted tourists
and pilgrims from world over since time immemorial. Comprising of
eight hill districts and an area and population that equals the state
of Himachal Pardesh, Uttaranchal is an expression of divinity,
austerity, meditation, penance and attainment.
Uttaranchal is a paradise for adventure sports. The sheer variety
ranging from Mountaineering, Trekking, Skiing, Skating, Water Sports
to Aero Sports like Hang Gliding, Paragliding make Uttaranchal one of
the most attractive destinations for adventure sports not only in
India but the world over.
A former kingdom , Sikkim is now the 22nd State of India. It is rooted
to the Himalayan Massif like a scale on the neck of a Dragon. One of
the smallest states of India, it is bounded by Nepal to the west and
Bhutan to the east; by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the
north and northeast and by West Bengal to the south.
Shrouded in heavy mist, the guardian deity Kangchenjunga both protects
and terrifies the inhabitants of the magical kingdom of Sikkim. An
awe-inspiring mass of rock clothed in dazzling white snow, this
Himalayan giant in the world’s third highest peak at 8,590m
(28,199ft). The name itself means ’house of five treasures’
represented by its five soaring summits.