For wildlife buffs, a visit to the nearby Rajaji National Park is a must. Known for its vast biodiversity, the park is located at the Shivalik mountain foothills and is spread across three districts in the state of Uttarakhand.
One can also drive down to picturesque Kuflon, approximately 6 hours’ drive from Camp Gold Coast. The stunning view of the Himalayas and the innumerable freshwater falls make the travel experience worth every penny. If you are backpacking and have no vehicle of your own then opt to travel on one of the morning buses which run on a daily basis from Rishikesh.
If you have the luxury of time, then you can also trek down to picturesque Valley of Flowers ion National Park located in the foothills of the Western stretch of Himalayas. Known for harbouring a variety of endangered animals such as the snow leopard and the musk dear, the Valley of Flowers can be a nature lover’s delight. Also, lying in close proximity is the Nanda Devi National Park which is listed in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserve.