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Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited

Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL) Invites Tourists for a Himalayan Adventure

Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVN) is a government enterprise. It came into existence on March 31, 1976. Today, the enterprise boasts of having over 75 guest houses and bungalows for tourists across Garhwal. The Uttaranchal government is devoted to making tourists’ stay comfortable and valuable.

This can be seen from the fact that GMVN has opened a Helpline that comprises of several numbers. Guests and pilgrims of this enterprise can use the numbers in case of emergency. The impeccable tourist arrangement by GMVN makes people from far off land comfortable here. They hardly feel they are in some strange land.

About Uttarakhand and Garhwal

Uttarakhand has 13 districts. The region is divided into two: Garhwal and Kumaon. Garhwal has 7 districts, while Kumaon has 6 districts.

Uttarakhand is the land of unspoiled natural beauty. Its spectacular hills and lush landscape, along with intriguing wildlife, leaves tourists spell bound. One such place here is Mussoorie. Tourists can have the once-in-a-lifetime view of the magnificent Himalayas covered with snow. Visitors coming to this place find it hard to forget every moment spend amidst the pure whiteness.

Garhwal boundary begins from the Himalayan foothills and northern plains. It goes up to the snow-clad Himalayan peaks. Tons river separates Garhwal from Himachal Pradesh. The Garhwal Himalayas are popular and regarded as divine, as two main rivers, which have religious and irrigation significance, originate from here. The rivers are Ganga and Yamuna. No wonder Garhwal is renowned for its temples and pilgrimages.

Garhwal forests feature plenty of Ayurvedic herbs. Garhwal is blessed with nature’s grandeur with a series of glaciers, exotic wildlife, plush meadows, gigantic Himalayas and a striking variety of flora and fauna.

The Corbett National Park is quite famous. There is also the Nanda Devi National Park, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajaji National Park, and Valley of Flowers. Streams and rivers are aplenty here. There is no dearth of beauty and calmness in this place, which epitomizes nature’s beautiful side.

Event Attractions

Good news for tourists visiting Mussoorie during winter time as the Winter Line Carnival-13 is about to commence on December 27. It will end on December 30. This is an initiative by the Uttarakhand Government. The event is marked with fashion shows, musical concerts and other cultural programmes. It is pure entertainment for people coming from all around the world.

Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited has developed a tourist village in Lansdowne, which is a colonial hill station. The place overlooks the majestic Himalayas and offers a picturesque view on clear sunny days. GMVN has created 4 log huts here. They feature two double-bed rooms and a lobby, plus 5 huts with one double-bed room and a lobby. The place gives tourists a heavenly feel.

For people planning to visit this place next year, the International Yoga Festival awaits them. It will commence from March 1, 2014 and end on March 7, 2014. The Festival will be held in Rishikesh, Haridwar. It is jointly organized by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam and Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board.

This week-long Festival will give an opportunity to tourists to participate in yoga classes from renowned yoga practitioners. People interested in yoga can learn various yoga styles like Power Vinyasa Yog, Kundalini Yog, Kriya Yog and Iyengar Yog. There will also be lectures and demonstrations from yoga experts. The festival attracts tourists from around the world who are interested in this aspect of the Indian culture.

Package Tours

GMVN also organizes package tours throughout the year. The winter packages are available for Jammu, Dehradun, Vaishno Devi, Rishikesh, Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan, and more.

Tourists can also avail of pilgrimage tour packages, adventure sports packages, trekking packages, yoga packages, helicopter packages, mountaineering packages and more. The enterprise also manages things like hotel bookings, selection of the best spots for vacation and other arrangements for a hassle-free, enjoyable and educational trip for tourists.

This government enterprise has a fleet of vehicles, both AC and non-AC, such as Qualis, Tata Sumo and others. Tourists can also avail the efficient services of luxury buses.

Indeed, Garhwal is the ideal place not only for devotees and people devoted to yoga, but also for bird watchers, trekkers, rafters, skiers, kayakers, mountaineers, wildlife photographers, nature lovers and for those who seek spiritual upliftment and mental peace.


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