Uttarakhand is divided into two geo-political regions — Gharwal and Kumaon. The official/govt bodies that promote tourism in each region are Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) and Gharwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN).
Both agencies maintain a couple of tourist rest houses and hotels in each region. This posts compares the hotel offerings of the two govt agencies.
I am compiling a list of the child-friendly hikes and make this post a one-stop shop for all the trails that kids can accomplish. Of course, your kid’s mileage may vary so please do your due diligence.
This list, by its very nature, will always be a work-in-progress compilation. I’ve made public the incomplete details hoping these will help many folks. Leave your insights and suggestions in the comments section to update this best.
* Accommodation is categorized as ‘sarai/huts’ for basic roof (carry sleeping bag); personal ‘tent’ for camping trips; ‘hotel’ option for day hikes or short hikes where you can come back to the base city or reach the next town.
Please share the discoveries and the experiences of your kids or beginners with us in the comments section.