About Nag Tibba :
Nag Tibba translates to “Abode of the Snake God or Nag Devta”. Local villagers have a deep reverence for the serpent deity. A temple dedicated to Nag Devta on the mountain summit carries a significant value for the local populace. Every day devotees throng to offer their obeisance to Him with a staunch belief that Nag Devta is the protector of their land and cattle.
Pantwari is just an overnight journey away from Delhi. A 3-day journey from Delhi brings you to Nag Tibba and back, which makes it one of the most sought after weekend treks. The Distance between Nag Tibba and Delhi is just 355 Km
Reach Dehradun by train. Dehradun is well connected to all the major cities of India like Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ujjain, Chennai and Varanasi through the train. From Dehradun, drive to Pantwari (99 km), which takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes. Patwari is the mountain village from where the Nag Tibba Trek commences.
There is a flight of buses that connect Dehradun to major cities of India such as Delhi, Shimla, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra, and Mussoorie. You can choose between Volvo, Deluxe, Semi-deluxe and Uttarakhand State Transport Buses. From Delhi ISBT, located at Kashmiri Gate or Anand Vihar, you can take buses till Dehradun. You can either book at ISBT or even book online. It takes 6 to 7 hours from Delhi to reach Dehradun, which is at a distance of 254 km. There is a regular bus service, every 15 minutes to 1 hour from Dehradun Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) near Clement Town. Mussoorie Bus Station, located near Dehradun Railway Station and Delhi Bus Stand on Gandhi Road also provides bus services. From Dehradun, drive to Pantwari (99 km), which takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Jolly Grant Airport is located 20 kilometers away from the main city of Dehradun. It is well-connected to Delhi through major airlines like Indigo, Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet and 7 to 8 flights are operating each day in this sector. It takes 55 minutes to reach Dehradun from Delhi by air. Dehradun is connected to Mumbai and Lucknow through direct flights too but the frequency of the flight is less as compared to Delhi.
Star attractions of Trek
Scenic Drive A 3 to 4 hour-long scenic drive from Dehradun to Pantwari village along the Yamuna river valley traverses through curvy mountain roads lined with the exotic Himalayan flora. You pass through the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie, and journey along the beautiful Kempty Falls.
Experience the Garhwali village lifestyle in this unique farm retreat snuggled in the Himalayan lap at the height of 7,700 feet. This traditionally curated and artistically crafted paradise takes you back in time. Indulge in rural farming practices, participate in regional cooking with the locals, milk the goats, explore the local terrain and enjoy the full moon nights under the vast expanse of star-lit skies. The goat village has some artistic cottages constructed in an old architectural technique called ‘Koti Banal', which is indigenous to the Garhwal Himalayas. Spending a few days in these cottages will give you an excellent living experience of the simplistic local lifestyle.
Lush flora and fauna
The Nag Tibba trekking route boasts of some dense forest covers in Uttarakhand. Splendid forest trails are lined with the beautiful mountain flower rhododendron aka buransh in the local language. Tall pine trees and mighty oaks guard the trails with their majestic grandeur. The terrain is also rich in useful herbs like Ashwagandha and Vajradanti. Sightings of exotic Himalayan animals and chirping of mountain birds is an added essence of the trek.
Dedicated to the Snake God or Nag Devta in the local dialect, Nag Tibba Temple is the star attraction of the Trek. Surrounded by rhododendron forest on one side and Deodar forest on the other, it is located one kilometre before the Nag Tibba Summit.
Summit and Mountain Views
Enthralling 180-degree views of Lower Himalayan Ranges and the evergreen Bandar Poonch, Gangotri, Swarg Rohini, Chanabang, Kedarnath and Kala Nag Ranges from the summit are bound to take your breath away.
Nag Tibba is an all-season trek that can be enjoyed all-year-round. Each season is bejewelled with a distinct panorama, the landscape transforms itself beautifully with spectacular scenic views exclusive to that season.
December to March are the most beautiful months to do this trek when the trail is speck with snow. This trek stuns you with the beauty of pristine white patches and snow-drifted trees standing tall against the magical solitude of winters. It is one of the most popular winter treks soaked in the tranquility and peaceful bliss.
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