One village that is becoming one of Uttarakhand's well-loved tourist destinations is a tribal village called Mana, which lies in the upper reaches of the Himalayas, near Badrinath. Mana is the base point to visit Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Bhim Pul and Vasundhara Falls. These are places that are mentioned in the Mahabharata, which explains why many devotees visiting Badrinath also drop in at Mana.
This village is also famous for housing India's last tea shop in the region that overlooks the narrow valley through which the Alaknanda River flows. Mana is thinly populated with the Bhotias, an Indo-Mongolian race with a unique culture and heritage of their own. The chief hereditary occupation of these people is making tribal handicrafts. They spend their summers in Mana, raising short duration crops. Late October sees them making a shift with their cattle to the lower reaches of the Himalayas. The folk dances of the Bhotias are Dandala, Chamfuli, Dhusaka and Dhurang which are enjoyed for recreational purposes, with no religious significance attached. Some of the dances are connected with death ceremonies. They believe that the soul of the dead resides in the body of a goat or sheep and that dancing would liberate the soul.
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Auli The Extreme Destination To Enjoy Your Adventure Tourism Experience Beyond Limits
Auli is a calm destination in the state of Uttarakhand, India, with the coordinate of 30.32°N 79.36°E. The place is famous in India for its one and only facility of skiing. Owing to its unique activities the place has gained the honor of being the ski destination in the Himalayas. Locally known as the bugyal, or AuliBugyal, are the hilly meadows of Auli, will attract you to indulge yourself in the fun element of the place. Located at the elevation of 3050 meter above the sea level, the place will gift you the sensation that is uncommonly unique in its own way.
Destination with difference
The place has joined the league ski destination in India, such as Gulmarg, Manali, and Shimla. However, the Auli with its unique landscape, have taken over the other ski destinations in the nation. Along with its natural beauty, the ski facilities have added up to the adventure tourism and extreme tourism, as well. The place attracts different kinds of tourists and travellers, where the traditional travelling has already created the image of DevBhoomi, otherwise known as the Land of Gods. This has a strong connection with the transits it provides to the significant pilgrimage destinations. Your visit to Auli can provide you with the range of travel experience, where you can visit the four holy destinations or Char Dham, such as Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath.
Revive your senses
This place can be the treat to your senses, with oak and coniferous forest leading you view to the lofty summits of mighty Himalayas. As you will pass on by the valley, the provoking slopes will give you the adrenal rush to jump start your extreme tour. In time, this place has become famous and popular for the professional and novice skiers. You can also, enjoy Asia’s longest cable car ride, which is commonly known as the Gondolas. Apart from skiing, there are interesting trek routes, waiting to have your footfalls while you will enjoy the ambience and mingle in it.
Time to report
As the place is mainly hilly, with higher altitude, summer is the best time to visit. It is the stint of March to June, when the climate remains moderate, with an average temperature of 15°C. This is the ideal climate for the sight-seeing, as well. However, during monsoon and winter, the temperature ranges from 12°C to 0°C. At this time, you will face heavy snowfall, but ideal for skiing. Auli can offer you the extreme experience of outdoor and extreme sports.