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Uttarakhand Tourism Guide

Uttarakhand is called Dev Bhoomi (Land of the Gods) for countless holy spots and shrines of Hindu religion. The most visited pilgrimage state is also famous for its scenic beauty and adventure tourism. It is must destination for pilgrims and spiritual seekers as well as paradise for nature lovers, adventurers and wild life enthusiasts.

The Uttaranchal government has also taken major initiatives for fostering tourism in the state. The Himalayan State in Northern India is well connected to other cities of India.

Top Tourist Places in Uttarakhand

Ø Rishikesh

Ø Haridwar

Ø Nainital

Ø Mussoorie

Ø Valley of Flowers National Park

Ø Char Dham

Ø Jim Corbett National Park

Ø Almora

Ø Ranikhet

Ø Kausani

Pilgrimages in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is called Dev Bhumi (Land of Gods) for one of the most important track of pilgrimages of India. Known as the abode of Gods, the state is home to countless pilgrimages and temples.

Char Dham, the most esteemed pilgrimage attracts the pilgrims from all over the world. Another prominent pilgrim-destination is the holy town of Haridwar, where the prestigious Kumbh Mela is held every twelve years. Rishikesh, a most tranquil place is often claimed as the `Yoga Capital of the World'.

Nested in glacier Himalaya, Uttarakhand pilgrimages with water springs, holy rivers, beautiful lakes and green forests creates unique pleasant memories in mind. Read More

Adventure Tourism in Uttarakhand

Adventure tourism is star attraction of Uttarakhand tourism and hot destination for adventure sports lovers. The thrill sports range from white water rafting, paragliding, skiing, biking and cycling to trekking.

Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN), Uttarakhand Government Enterprise offer adventure tours like water skiing, snow skiing, river rafting, trekking Read More

Hill Stations of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, the pilgrimage region, features some of the best hill stations of North India. The most territory of the state is located on the mountains of the Himalayan range creating natural boon for hill stations. Some of the popular hill stations of the state are Nainital, Bhimtal, Ranikhet, Mussoorie, Almora and many others. Adventure tourism at these hill stations is added delight for spicing your tour. Read More

Wildlife of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has 12 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries which covers 13.8 percent of the total area of the state. Apart from these there are two Conservation Reserves– the Asan Barrage and Jhilmil Tal conservation Reserves, two World Heritage sites- Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve and Valley of Flowers National Park. The first national park of the Indian Sub-continent-the Corbett National Park attracts many tourists for high density of tiger, elephant and leopard. Read More

Spiritual Break in Uttarakhand

Ø Swami Dayananda Ashramda, Rishikesh

Ø International Vishwaguru Yoga and Meditation, Rishikesh

Ø The Divine Life Society, Tehri Garhwal

Ø Shree Shree Ma Anandamayi Ashram, Haridwar

Water Parks and Amusement Centres in Uttarakhand

Ø Crystal World Water & Amusement Park, Haridwar

Ø The Fun Valley, Dehradun

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