A Comprehensive Guide to Uttarakhand Tourism

Situated within the Great Himalayan range Uttarakhand, is one of the popular tourists state in India with numerous locations attracting millions of people every year to this exotic natural serenity, calmness, rivers, temples, adventure activities, and many more. Ganga and Yamuna two of the holiest river come from this region with their origins also prayed as per the Hindu traditions. Being hilly area weather is always present and cool with harsh winters in the upper area. Heavy snowfalls can block the roads but the views will make your lifetime goals successful. Here is a comprehensive guide to various destination and numerous activities enjoyed in Uttarakhand.

Popular Destinations

There are many locations that come under Uttarakhand tourism which attracts tourist from all over India and international countries to this scenic place.

Religious Hub:  Uttarakhand has some of the oldest religious temple dedicated to Hindu religion and often termed as the ‘Land of the Gods’. Chota Char Dham pilgrimage comprising of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath are the popular pilgrimage circuits that Hindu often take.

Haridwar with its many temples and Har Ki Pauri the place where the pious river Ganga joins the plains is the location where one of the largest human congregation festivals ‘Kumbh Mela’ happens every 12 years. Adjoining Rishikesh has the Laxman and Ram Jhula the suspension bridges from where Lord Rama and Lord Laxmana crossed the mighty river, Ganga.

Jageshwar temple in Almora, Badrinath, Kalpeshwar, Rudranath in Chamoli, Baleshwar temple in Champawat, Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi temple, Daksheshwar Mahadev temple, Maya Devi Temple in Haridwar, Naina Devi temple in Nainital, Devprayag, Neelkanth Mahadev temple, Kedarnath, Rudraprayag and Guptakashi in Rudraprayag, Rudreshwar Mahadev temple, and Surkanda Devi temple in Tehri Garhwal, Moteshwar Mahadev and Balasundri temple in Udham Singh Nagar, along with Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarkashi are the most prayed places in Uttarakhand.

Piran Kaliyar Sharif for Muslim, Gurudwara Hemkhund Sahib & Gurudwara Reetha Sahib for Sikhs, Mindrolling Monastery and Buddha Stupa at Dehradun for Buddhism are another noteworthy religious place that has a lot of traffic in the regular season.

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Hill Stations: Full of hilly areas, mountainous terrain, and snow laded slopes there are many areas that can easily fit inside your travel itinerary for Uttarakhand. Nainital tourism has also grown tremendously in the last decade to emerge as one of the leading hill stations in Northern India for its wholesomeness activities surrounding its perfect location. Naina Devi one of the most revered with local people gave the name to this place to its Naini Lake as well. Mesmerising Views from Mussoorie, Dehradun, Abbot Mount, Askot, Auli, Chaukori, Dhanaulti, Gangolihat, Gwaldam, Jageshwar, Kausani, Khirsu, Pauri, Ramgarh, Ranikhet, Lansdowne, Pangot, Almora, Bhowali, Chopta, Harsil, Bhimtal and Chamba are some of the renowned hill stations.

Miscellaneous: Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most visited places in Uttarakhand for wild Jeep Safari within the premises. Valley of Flower and Nanda Devi Biosphere are UNESCO world heritage sites that have special protection for their natural beautification of the whole area.

Popular Activities

Being situated among the Himalayas many activities have emerged in Uttarakhand that has further boosted this region for travelling.

Rafting: One of the most tourist activities Rafting has put the location of Rishikesh on the global map with interests from all over the country and international tourists who like to feel the adventure along with the tides of river Ganga. From beginner to expert all level of rafting are available and follow all the guidelines from your guide always.

Camping: Feeling the serenity of the surrounding mountains as you camp along the might hills in Uttarakhand. Tons Valley, Jharipani in Mussoorie, Dehradun, Thangdhar(Dhanaulti) and many more there to feel the nature. Many trips in the group are organised on a regular basis. With many individuals also enjoy the explore the area on their own.

Trekking: The whole state of Uttarakhand is full of amazing mountain treks with opportunities for rock climbing and mountaineering as well.  Panch Kedar trek, Kedarnath – Vasuki Tal trek, Gangotri – Kedarnath trek and the Gangotri – Gaumukh – Nandanvan – Tapovan trek are some of the most famous treks. Valley of Flower and Hemkund Treks are also quite scenic too. Almost every district in the state there are few treks which you can take part to see the raw nature of the beauty of this spectacular land.

Skiing: Auli in Uttarakhand is known as the Ski capital of India and it is the place where national Skiing Championship happens every year. Snow-covered slopes are quite famous for enjoying with travellers. The season runs from end of the December to the Month of March. Skiing is also enjoyed a lot at Munsiari and few other slopes in the Uttarakhand.

Miscellaneous: There are also many other activities that one can enjoy in Uttarakhand with Mountain Biking, Bungee Jumping, Flying fox, and many more that are offered to tourist to add thrill-seeking adventure in their itineraries.

With the Amazing Uttarakhand get the most exclusive tour packages customised for your personal itineraries. All the tour activities starting from picking the travellers right from their transportation point to their departure point are take care. A tourist guide accompanies you to all main location adding local folklore’s and religious stories to further add into your enjoyment.

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