Friday, 29 June 2012

Foot On Himalayas (Outdoor Program): Trekking

Foot On Himalayas (Outdoor Program): Trekking: Uttarakhand is a region of outstanding natural beauty. Most of the northern parts of the state are part of Greater Himalaya ranges, covered...

Monday, 20 February 2012


KALI River Expeditions


The Kali River is a great introduction to river running in India,The Kali River originates from the Greater Himalayas at Kalapaani at an altitude of 3600 m, in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand, India. The river is named after the Goddess Kali whose temple is situated in Kalapaani near the Lipu-Lekh pass at the border between India and Tibet. On its upper course, this river forms India's continuous eastern boundary with Nepal.

Kali River joins with the Gori Ganga at Jauljibi, a place famous for its annual trade fair. It the joins with the Saryu River at Pancheshwar. The area around Pancheshwar is called 'Kali Kumaon'. Kali descends in plains and called by the name of Sharda.

The Kali River is a typical pool drop river, with relaxing calm scenic stretches followed by big exciting rapids with long wave trains. The river flows past terraced villages, waterfalls, white sandy beaches and dense tropical jungles. The river forms the border between India and Nepal it gives a good insight into the people from both countries. The area is rich in wildlife and the river is full of big Gaming fish called “Mahasheer”. The area is home to leopard, bear, elephant, monkey and over 500 species of bird.