15 Best Adventure Camping Places In The Garhwal Himalayan Region

15 Adventure Camping Places in the Garhwal Himalayan Region

The Garhwal Himalayas have long been associated with people’s need to introspect and find peace. Apart from the spiritual importance of Devbhoomi, it is also being recognized for its growing adventure activities and sports. The alluring snow-capped hills give us instant relief from the stress of our daily life. The serenity that feeds the mountains… Joining the lush green meadows, dense forests, crystalline lakes and streams no doubt make a soothing impression whenever you visit the Garhwal Himalayan region. With the growth of adventure tourism in Uttarakhand, the Garhwal Himalayan region has emerged as one of the adventure holiday destinations in India, offering many outdoor adventure activities and activities such as trekking, hiking, cycling, river rafting, kayaking, canoeing, wildlife Including games like Safari. Fishing, bungee jumping, rock climbing, cliff diving and rappelling. Apart from this… the area also offers the best camping sites in India like Beas Ghat, Dodital, Har Ki Doon, Dayara Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal on the banks of river Ganges. Let us check out the top 15 adventure places in Garhwal Himalaya region from this article where you can plan your best adventure activities in India or as a solo traveler with your near and dear ones.

1. Rishikesh

Beach Camp Rishikesh Situated in the lap of the Garhwal Himalayan region with the Ganges cutting across and running down the valley, Rishikesh at an average altitude of 372 meters is widely known as the “World Capital of Yoga”. The serenity of this place along with the exciting adventure sports attracts tourists from all over the world throughout the year. White water river rafting in Ganga which starts from Kaudiyala and ends at Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh with rapids ranging from II+ to IV+, is the most popular water sports in India. The 36 km long rafting section is ideal for both experienced rafters and amateurs. Apart from this, you will find plenty of camping opportunities along with many other adventure activities like bungee jumping, cliff diving, kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling.

2. Beas Ghat

A destination you shouldn’t be aware of… Beas Ghat, on the banks of the Ganges, is becoming popular for fishing and fishing, which is one of the eco-friendly activities in the Garhwal Himalayan region. The best place for fishing and fishing in Beas Ghat is the Nair river of the Ganges.

3. Tehri

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About 75 km from Rishikesh, Tehri is one of the popular destinations in the Garhwal region, famous for the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Bhilangana rivers, the site of the Tehri Dam. It is also a major Hindu pilgrimage site. Apart from religious importance, Tehri is also famous as a trekking destination and a hotspot for adventure activities. Some of the notable treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region starting from Tehri are Nagtibba, Sahastra Tal and Khatling Glacier. Other adventure activities of the Garhwal Himalayan region such as rock climbing and cycling (starts at 770 meters from Tehri and goes through Dharasu, Uttarkashi and Harsil to Gangotri at 3,200 meters) are also available in Tehri.

4. Rajaji National Park

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Named after C Rajagopalachari, a prominent leader of the Indian freedom struggle, Rajaji National Park is home to several animal species and the major attraction remains the wild elephants. Other species such as tigers, leopards, various types of deer, wild boars, gorals, Himalayan black bears and sloth bears and many bird species are also seen. Rajaji National Park covers an area of ​​about 820 square kilometers and offers a rich biodiversity comprising Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary and Motichur Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is open from mid-November to mid-June and the authority organizes several wildlife safaris in Rajaji National Park. It is easily accessible from Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun and Kotdwara.

5. Dhanaulti


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Located at a distance of about 24 kms from the popular hill station of Mussoorie, Dhanaulti is one of the ideal centers for trekkers. It is also one of the holiday places in Garhwal for many outdoor recreational activities like picnics and camping. The panorama of peaks like Swargarohini and Bandarpunch are clearly visible from Dhanaulti. Nestled in the midst of a serene environment at an altitude of 2,286 m… Dhanaulti is the gateway to the Surkanda Devi, Chandrabadni and Kunjapuri temples. Other popular routes through Dhanaulti are Nagtibba and Kempty Falls. Adventure activities like horse riding and mountain biking are also possible in Dhanaulti.

6. Nanda Devi National Park


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Perfect for travelers looking for a perfect nature vacation in India, the Nanda Devi National Park which was dubbed by Sir Edmund Hillary as the “God Gifted Wilderness”, is a World Heritage Site, covering an area of ​​approximately 630 square kilometres. has spread. It is also a part of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. Nanda Devi National Park, which surrounds the beautiful peak of Nanda Devi, is home to the rare Brahma Kamal (flower) and the blue mountain goat. It is also home to animals like Snow Leopards, Himalayan Musk Deer, Mainland Serow and Himalayan Tahr. The path through Nanda Devi National Park passes through beautiful meadows, valleys and gorges that border the western edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. One can also see the majestic peaks like Trishul and Dunagiri.

7. Valley of Flowers National Park

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The beautiful Valley of Flowers National Park at an altitude of 3,600 meters is home to many exotic flowers like inula, Himalayan whorl and cobra lily. From orchids to poppies to daisies… one will be amazed and lost by the amazing variety of flowers. It is a World Heritage Site which is a part of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. It is said that the smell of flowers is so strong that one can even faint. No wonder… the locals believe that fairies used to live here. The journey to the Valley of Flowers starts from Govindghat, which is close to Joshimath. Laxman has to go to the banks of the Ganges river. Ghangaria, which is one of the notable camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayan region, is the gateway to the Valley of Flowers… from where the trek is only 3 kms.

8. Aulik


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Situated at an altitude of 3050 meters, Auli is one of the best skiing destinations in the Indian Himalayan region that has gained worldwide fame. GMVN also offers modern ski equipment and certifications. Auli – Kuari Pass Tapovan Trek Via Gursan is one of the popular treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region that you can add to your itinerary on your adventure vacation in the Garhwal Himalayas. Nonetheless, Gursan Bugyal and Quari Bugyal are ideal destinations for camping travelers and travelers in Garhwal. Chhatrakund and Chenab Lake are two major attractions in and around Auli. The panoramic view of snow-capped peaks – Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Gauri Parvat, Hathi Parvat, Dunagiri and Nanda Devi in ​​the distance – adds a spiritual sight to your eyes.

9. Chopta


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At 2,680 metres, Chopta is the entrance to the Tungnath Temple, the highest seat of Lord Shiva. This remote valley is famous for its pristine natural beauty which is surrounded by alpine forest of deodar and deodar. The breathtaking panorama of many peaks of the Himalayas can be captured. Chandrashila, Tungnath and Deoriatal are some of the notable treks that start from Chopta. Trekking routes include passing through forests, grasslands and small villages. The trip becomes exciting for the bird watchers as the region is home to many alpine and migratory birds.

10. Chakrata:


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Situated atop the Yamuna Valley, Chakrata is a small town that is an ideal hub for adventure leisure travel in the Garhwal region. With a backdrop of a portion of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks surrounded by dense deodar forest… Chakrata is famous for witnessing snow. Tiger falls, ancient temples and meadows are the major attractions of Chakrata. The destination is ideal for family camping, school camping and corporate camping as Chakrata is known as one of the best places for adventure camping holidays in Garhwal Himalayas.

11. Harshilo


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It is a beautiful village situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River and notable for many apple orchards and winding roads. Trek to Chitkul through Lamkhaga Pass and passing through dense alpine forest of Juniper, Deodar and Bhojpatra is one of the best adventure activities you can go for from Harshil. The dramatic ascent of the Lamkhaga Pass is an interesting part of the trip. If you are lucky enough you may find ibex, fox and many alpine birds. Moreover, a getaway to Harshil allows you to experience the folk lifestyle of the Bhotias and the serene atmosphere makes it perfect for a meditation and yoga holiday.

12. Dayara Bugyal


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Situated at a distance of 3,038 metres, Dayara Bugyal offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan range stretching far and wide. The trek route starts from Barsu village. The major attraction is Barnala Tal, a small natural lake surrounded by oak trees. There is another starting point from Raithal village. During the winter season, Dayara Bugyal is also notable as one of the best ski destinations in India with moderate to difficult ski slopes. The ski journey starts from Bhatwari to Dayara Bugyal via Barsa.

13. Dodital

dodital Dodital is one of the major freshwater lakes in the Indian Himalayan region situated at an altitude of 3,024 meters. According to a legend, Lord Ganesha chose this place as his abode. It is also a common destination for fishing. The gentle trek to Dodital is approximately 21 kms starting from Sangamchatti, which is a few hours’ drive from Uttarkashi. Dodital is a very popular place for family camping and school camping. Bebra, which is 9 kms from Sangamchatti, is one of the best places to camp in the Garhwal Himalayan region.

14. Bedni Bugyal


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Located at an altitude of 3,354 meters in Chamoli district, Bedni Bugyal is considered to be one of the most attractive alpine meadows. It offers the best view of Trishul Parvat. The trek to Bedni Bugyal starts from the Lohajung Pass and is one of the easier treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region. The major attractions in Bedni Bugyal are Bedni Kund which holds a great religious importance among the local people; Ali Bugyal, which is another vast grassland at an altitude of 3,300 meters; and Wan village which is the last village on the way to Bedni Bugyal.

15. Har Ki Doon

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Located at the base of the Fateh Mountains at an altitude of 3,556 metres, Har ki Doon Valley is a cradle-shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayan region. Snow-capped mountains, rivers and rich alpine vegetation are the main attractions in the Har Ki Doon Valley. The trek to Har Ki Doon Valley starts from Sankari and is followed by Osla. From there the trek further follows a steep climb of 14 kms. Har Ki Doon Valley Trek is another easy to moderate trek in the Garhwal Himalayan region that is suitable for family. The Morinda Tal and the many shepherd villages on the Har Ki Doon Valley trek often attract the minds of the travellers.


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