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1Go Glacier Trekking To Gaumukh
Go Glacier Trekking To Gaumukh

HolidayIQ Traveller A.S. shares, “This is where the Ganges River originates and it is called Bhagirathi in that region. We started early morning to reach Gaumukh. On the way, we experienced a 500 metre-long landslide prone area where we had to run and cross missing the falling stones. Finally, in a few hours, we reached Gangotri. Trust me guys, I have never seen something so beautiful. This time we were not seeing a mountain covered with ice; this time it was mountain of ice and my first-ever glacier experience - it was simply jaw-dropping beauty.That feeling of seeing origin of India's longest river. Like everyone else even I got a bottle of pure Ganga water home. Worth every step we took in 19km long trek. Life time opportunity.”  

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2At The Spa With A View Of The Himalayas At Ananda
At The Spa With A View Of The Himalayas At Ananda

HolidayIQ Traveller Anu Basavaraju says, “Ananda Spa and Resorts in the Himalayas is the ultimate spa destination. The spa services were relaxing with the view of the Himalayas. There are many varieties of treatments that you can choose from. We chose a different spa service each time. I totally loved the various massages, the body wraps and the pampering.”

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Abhishek Anand

Abhishek Anand4.3/5

4 reviews

A Trip To Lansdowne

Lansdowne also known as Lansdown is a small but popular Hill Station Situated in lap of Gearwheel Mountaion ranges, State of Uttarakhand, India. It is a cantonment Town that is situated at Kotdwar-Pauri Road. Lansdowne is mainly controlled by Gearwheel Rifles, a Subsidiary of Indian Army.  
Lansdowne is known for its peaceful and Pollution Free environment, Beautiful Mountain sceneries, and Picnic spots.
Things to do in Lansdowne :-
1. Go on Camping :- Camping is the best among many things to do in Lansdowne. Shun the hotel rooms and break free of the stereotypical way of holidaying as you go for overnight camping and outdoor activities in this pretty hill station.
2. Enjoy a boat ride in Bhulla Lake :- Take a boat tour of this picturesque lake and be ready with your cameras as you are going to spot lazy swimming ducks in the lake and the agile rabbits hopping around the banks. Also, there is an amusement park which is a great place to have fun. Believe it or not, those who have been to this lake, always have some great stories to share.
3. Trek to Snow Viewpoint and Jawahar :- Let the hiker in you come out as Lansdowne is the right place for hiking and trekking. Owing to its geographical location, many treks are launched from this little town into the hillside. The treks range from small hiking trails lasting a few hours to tougher climbs that can take up to 2-3 days. The famous treks here are up till Snow Viewpoint and Hawaghar.
4. Go for refreshing Nature walks :- Just walking and walking and doing nothing else might not seem as exciting, but for many tourists, it’s one of the most peaceful and rejuvenating things to do in Lansdowne.
5. Visit Kalagarh Tiger Reserve :- Catch a glimpse of the big cats in action at Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, which is one of the most significant tiger reserves in India. Spread over about 300 sq km, Kalagarh Tiger Reserve actually covers the northern part of the famous Jim Corbett Park. You can feel the close proximity of the raw nature while exploring this tiger reserve.

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Rohit Chauhan

Rohit Chauhan4.3/5

1 review

Greenery and mountains makes it more attractive

Garhwal which is also called devbhoomi . Is an absolutely right place for those who loves to see rainfall. Greenery and mountains makes it more attractive. If you love nature then it is a best place to feel the presence of air. You must have to visit there temples which makes you realise about our worship culture .

Recommended Duration in Garhwal

Number of days to spend in Garhwal as recommended by our travellers.

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Garhwal Overview

Garhwal or Gurwal region is the administrative division in the northern part of Uttarakhand of Northern India. Located in the Garhwal Himalayas, the Garhwal region is known for pilgrimages and adventure tourism.

As per ancient scriptures, ‘Kedarkhand’ was the initial name of the Garhwal region. During the 2nd century BC, it came under the rule of the Kuninda Kingdom. Later, in the 6th century, it was ruled by Katyuri Kings, who unified the Garhwal and Kumaon regions.

The Katyuri Kings were replaced by the Kingdom of Kannauj during the late 6th century and the region was fragmented into 52 principalities (Garhs), each of which was ruled by 52 chieftains, called Gahadvala Rajputs.

From 823 AD onwards, Prince Kanakpal of Malwa and his descendants of the Panwar Shah Dynasty gradually conquered all the 52 Garhs over a span of 915 years. Ajai Pal, the 37th ruler founded Garhwal Kingdom in 1358 AD and made Dewalgarh his capital. The capital was shifted to Srinagar in 1622 by Mahipat Shah.

Later, the Garhwal and Kumaon regions were invaded by Gurkhas (Nepalese) in 1803. Post Anglo-Nepalese War of 1813 and the Sugauli Treaty of 1815, majority of Garhwal Kingdom came under the British rule, except the smaller Tehri Garhwal state, which was restored to Sudarshan Shah, the son of King Pradyuman Shah.

Tehri Garhwal remained under the control of the Panwar Shah Dynasty until it was attached to Independent India in the year 1948. It was Manvendra Shah, who was the last ruler of the Tehri princely state of Garhwal Kingdom.

The topography of the Garhwal region is characterised by rugged mountain ranges running in multiple directions, narrow valleys, deep gorges and plateaus. It consists of seven districts which are Chamoli, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal and Uttarkashi. Chamoli district consists of the highest mountain ranges with peaks such as Nanda Devi, Kamet, Chaukhamba, Trisul, Dunagiri and Kedarnath.


Most destinations in the Garhwal region can be easily accessed by roads. The town of Pauri is the administrative headquarters of Garhwal Division. Garhwali is the main language used by the people of Garhwal Division.

Garhwal Tourism offers Char Dham and Do Dham pilgrimages along with excursions to Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers, Gangotri National Park, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Uttarkashi, Tehri, Asan Barrage, Chakrata, Chila, Dakpathar and Bhatwari are some of the major attractions of Garhwal Tourism.

Garhwal also offers adventure sports such as skiing, water sports, mountaineering, trekking, etc. Auli, Dayara Bugyal, Mundali, Kush Kalyan, Kedar Kantha, Tehri Garhwal, Bedni Bugyal, Chiplakot Valley, etc. are the popular skiing destinations in the Garhwal region.

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