Your trip to Uttarakhand is set to get a bit more exciting soon! The state is gearing up to open lesser-explored jungle trails in its dense forests in April, allowing you to go deeper into the woods and witness the magic of nature.
The new routes will include trekking trails in the dense coniferous forests of Chakrata and geological excursions at 1,000 ft in Kharamba, writes The Times of India. And, if you’re into Astro tourism or simply just like watching the night sky, then you’ll love the stargazing experiences in Molta. These newly curated routes will allow you to experience Uttarakhand in a new way, helping you make the most of summers.
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What the new jungle trails in Uttarakhand have in store for you?
Talking to The Times of India, forest conservator of Yamuna circle, Vinay Bhargav, said they have identified 15 sites in Uttarakhand where people can go for trekking. Visitors will be able to choose the trail they want to go on, depending upon their preference and the duration of these treks. The routes include shorter ones that require about 2.5 kilometres of walking in a day to those that are 65 kilometres long and last a week. These treks will also include spending the night at homestays and nature camps, he added.
Some of the sites include places such as Naada, Konain, Kudog, Daragad, Budher, Jakh, Deoban, Mundali, Kahtiyan and Kanasar, which are all relatively little-known destinations in Uttarakhand. Further, the 65-kilometre-long Thadiyar March trail, which was developed by the British to educate young forest service probationers, will be modified for tourists and opened to the public next month. The trail will take visitors through the picturesque Himalayan hills on elevations up to 3,067 m in the Chakrata region, the report adds.
Kalyani Negi, Chakrata DFO, told The Times of India, “Chakrata, where this trek route falls, is famous for having Asia’s oldest Deodar woodlands, archaeological sites and a diverse avian population. Besides, one can get to know about the lifestyle, culture and heritage of notified tribal people of these areas.”
As per an official, who is in the know of the development, out of 15, nine routes have no human inhabitation since they are located in dense forests. Also, along these trails, trekkers would be able to experience staying at British-era forest rest houses.
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