March is just the right time for travellers to travel the world; it’s the time when the goodness of nature allows you to indulge in adventure activities. While the cold breeze still blows, the warmth of the summer just begins to set in, making it perfect for a thrilling experience. If you have been planning a thrilling adventure for March, here’s what you can do.
Skiing in Auli
Skiing is a hugely popular activity in the snowy slopes of Solang in Himachal Pradesh, Gulmarg in Kashmir and the heavenly abode of Auli in Uttarakhand. It really depends on which part of the Himalayas you wish to explore. However, if you choose Auli, you’re in for a real treat. Auli is surrounded by acres of oak and coniferous forests and skiing right through these snow covered forests is a great experience. One of the best things is that there’s provisions to make skiing possible for novice as well as professionals.
Paragliding in Nainital
Paragliding is a hot aero-sport opted by adventure enthusiasts to get an adrenaline rush. And what better place than Nainital for it. The clear skies, soft cold breeze and the rolling mountains makes it an ideal spot to indulge in the sport. You get a bird’s eye view of the paradise; the majestic Kumaon peaks, chirping of the birds and the gorgeous Bhimtal and Naini lakes while paragliding here. The experience of flying through the mountain ranges in Nainital is simply, exquisite.
Treks in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand has many high altitude meadows or pasture lands called bugyals and March is an ideal time to trek up to these beautiful expanse of lands. At a height of 11,000 feet, the trek to Bedni starts from Lohargunj and takes days to reach to the top. You can even extend your trek to Roopkund, which is at a height of 15,600 feet. Roopkund trek is one of the most profound trekking expeditions in the region; one that treats the eye to lush greenery, rolling mountain views, Uttarakhand’s famous rhododendron flower farms and the mighty oak trees. Another popular trek is the Dayara Budgyal, a 7-day trek through the dense forests and oak trees, coupled with a mesmerising view of Gangotri.