Uttaranchal (Uttarakhand) is a state of natural beauty is carved out of Uttar Pradesh and formed as the 27th state of the Indian Union bordered by Tibet to the north, Nepal to the east, and the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in the west and south respectively. Uttarakhand is a stunningly beautiful state in the Himalayan North of India. It is broken up into a western part, named "Garhwal", and an eastern part named "Kumaon". Garhwal is more easily accessed. A picturesque state, with a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas, Uttaranchal promises its tourists a visit full of fun and unforgettable moments. Comprising of eight hill districts and an area and population that equals the state of Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal is an expression of divinity, austerity, meditation, penance and attainment, Uttarakhand has been blessed by nature with magnificent glaciers, majestic snow-clad mountains, gigantic and ecstatic peaks, valley of flowers, skiing slopes and dense forests. This land is known as Abode of Gods because of many shrines and places of pilgrimage like Char-dhams, the four most sacred and revered Hindu temples: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri nestled in the Mighty Mountains.
UttaranchalSome of the famous tourist attractions are the alpine and tropical rainforests that cover most parts of the state make natural habitats of some of the best-known wildlife creatures India has on offer. explore The Jim Corbett National Park , which homes Royal Bengal Tigers and ground for the plot of Jim Corbett's Man-eaters of Kumaon. Another rainforest in the region is Rajaji National Park famous for its large number of pachyderms. Alpine forests in the region include Valley of Flowers National Park (known for its amazing variety of flowers), Nanda Devi National Park, Govind National Park, Gangotri National Park. Berinag and Chaukori are tiny, pristine hill stations with spectacular views of the Himalaya peaks; Almora cultural centre of Kumaon and a picturesque mountain resort Dehradun nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya. Haridwar the sacred city situated on the right bank of River Ganga at the feet of Shivalik Hills; Rishikesh popular pilgrim centre and gateway to the Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri; Mussoorie the queen of hill stations developed as a center of education, business, tourism and beauty; Nainital famous for 'Lake District' of India with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother Nature; Ranikhet known for its virginity and pristine charm and for many things Uttaranchal (Uttarakhand) is famous all over the world. The degree of joy and excitement reaches its zenith during the festive seasons and some of the famous fairs and festivals of Uttarakhand are Basant Panchami, Batsavitri, Ganga Dusshera, Dikar Puja, Olgi or Ghee Sankranti, Khatarua, Ghuian Ekadashi and Ghughutia.
The major destinations are Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Almora, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Jim Corbett National Park, Nainital, Ranikhet, and Pithoragarh. If you are adventurous and like tough challenges, you can go for high- and low-altitude trekking, river rafting, skiing, para gliding, hang-gliding, mountaineering, and other activities.
By Air: The nearest airport is at Pant Nagar, 71 kms away, which is linked with flights to Delhi
By Rail: The closest railhead is the Kathgodam Railway Station 35 kms, which connects Nainital to other important cities like Delhi, Agra, Bareilly, and Lucknow.
By Road: Almost all the important places in the state are connected by all-weather metalled roads. Many places in the higher altitudes may still remain off for a period in the year due to landslides and snowfall.
Almora is an exotic place to conveniently take pleasure in the spectacular snow scape of the Himalayas. Almora allows the tourists to enjoy great Himalayas together with ridge after ridge of hills. The terraced green fields, stone slatted, far put up a valiant fight against the encroachments of urban expansion and.. Read More
Badrinath The Badrinath temple is the pride of this temple town. Located at a breathtaking altitude of 11,268 ft on the banks of the Alaknanda, the temple is ensconced between the snowcapped Nar and Narayan peaks of the Himalayas. Reputable by Adi Shankacharya, an important Hindu saint of the 8th.. Read More
Corbett Named after Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter naturalist, the Corbett National Park, is believed to be one of the finest habitats of the tiger in India. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the park extends over a tract of 520 sq. km. A large valley with forested ridges, the Ramganga river winds through its.. Read More
Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and is recently declared as the Provisional Capital of newly created Uttaranchal State in the month of Nov'2000. Dehradun is located at the center of the Doon Valley is a part of the Garhwal Himalayan region. Before it came under British rule, Dehradun was Read More
Gangotri is one of the Char Dham of Uttarakhand. It is situated in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas at an elevation of 3048 meters and is 105 kms. from Uttarkashi. Gangotri is an ideal location for the tourists looking for peace and adventure. Gangotri is of immense importance to Hindus since it is the source Read More
HaridwarThe history reveals that Haridwar's existence dates back to as early as the days of Buddha. The name of this holy city means 'Gateway to God' in Hindi. Haridwar is situated at the base of the Shivalik hills, where the mighty Ganga, flows down from the lap of great Himalayas. As per the Hindu mythology, Haridwar Read More
Kedarnath Temple is one of the eminent pilgrimage destinations of India. This is another important holy town of Uttaranchal drawing thousands and thousands of pilgrims every year. At a height of 3,584 mts, Kedarnath is abode to one of the twelve major jyotirlings of Kedar or Lord Shiva in the country. Read More
Mussoorie The name, Mussoorie is derived from plants of 'Mussoorie' which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a centre of education, business, tourism and beauty. In 1820, Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made it his Read More
NainitalThe popular summer retreat of India, Nainital attracts innumerable tourists during the summer heat. The hill resort is indeed a pleasure. The gorgeous greens and the majestic mountains add to the beauty of the hill resort. The small town of Nainital in Uttaranchal is dotted with cottages, villas and Read More
Ranikhet is a supreme holiday for nature lovers and its main attractions; apart from its natural beauty are a golf course, the orchids of Chaubatia and the Jhoola Devi temple. Located at 1829 mts this sylvan move away offers an interesting mix of hill and military cultures. According to Queen of legend and Read More
RishikeshOne of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is not just known for its religious connection but also for its beautiful landscape. Rishikesh is well-known for its ashrams on the banks of Ganga, at many such ashrams yoga is practiced and taught regularly. About 245 kms from Delhi and 43 kms from Dehradun, Rishikesh Read More
Uttarkashi is a major pilgrimage destination of North India and is located on the banks of Bhagirathi River. Uttarkashi, the place holds distinct importance in Uttaranchal. Bordered by a range of snow capped peaks on the northern side, Uttarkashi district of Uttaranchal is located at an elevation of 1158 mts. Read More
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