Tourist Places in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand, the Abode of God or in Hindi 'Devbhumi' is one of the most popular tourist and pilgrimage destinations of India. Due to owning numerous awesome hill stations and marvelous tourism attractions, Uttrakhand is very crucial visiting places of India. Uttarakhand is a very important pilgrimage destination too as it owns several sacred places including Haridwar, Uttarkashi, Rishikesh, Karn Prayag, Rudra Prayag etc., which are extremely sanctified sites for Hindus. Every year millions of Tourists and devotees come here to fulfill their desires.
Geographical Uttarakhand is a hilly state, as it's most of the parts fall in the lap of Great Himalayas. The state houses several incredible hill stations, lakes, lush green vegetated valleys, snow-capped mountains, churning and pristine rivers, amazing hot and cold springs, crystal clear ponds, dense forests, wonderful wildlife sanctuaries and adventurous sports sites that attract millions of tourist every year. The Nanda Devi temple, Naina Devi Temple, Har-Ki-Paudi, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kaliyar Sharif and Hemkunt Sahib are the prime pilgrimage sites of Uttarakhand where millions of devotees assemble to perform worship every year.
The Nanda Devi National Park along with the Valley of flower is in the UNESCO's World Heritage sites while Jim Corbett Wildlife National Park and Tiger Reserve, Rampur in Nainital are major Tourist attraction for wildlife adventure lovers. Dehradoon, Almora, Kausani, Bhimtal, Nainital, Ranikhet, Mussoorie are the most popular hill stations of Uttarakhand while Haridwar, Roorkie, Dehradoon, Rishikesh, and Nainital are major pilgrimage centres of the state.
Here is the list of major tourist destinations of Uttarakhand given below:
Almora Tourism: Popular Hill resort of Kumaon Mandal, surrounded by Trishul and Nanda Devi Himalayan snow peaks, Temple of Nandadevi, Wildlife Sanctuary and museum. Excursions around Almora to Simtola, Kalimath, Kasardevi, Binsar, Katarmal Sun Temple.
Auli Tour: A popular game resort located on the snow-capped ranges on Himalayas amidst coniferous and oak forests, skiing festivals in very winter, Joshimath 10 km.
Badrinath Temple Tour : The Abode of Sri Vishnu amidst Himalayan peak on the Bank of river Alaknanda, one of the four places of Char Dham pilgrimage Yatra, Hot water springs.
Travel to Chakrata: Enchanting view of Himalayan Peak. Excursions tour Lakshamandal where, Kauravas had built a palace to assassinate Pandavas, Kempty Waterfalls.
Corbett Tour : Must to visit Corbett Wildlife National Park surrounding River Ramganga named after reputed hunter and author Jim Corbett.
Dehradun Tourism: Capital of Uttrakhand State, historical city on the Shivalik range of Himalayas in Garhwal Mandal, Number of institutions such as Survey of India, Forest Research Institute, Indian Military Academy, Doon School are located here.
Tourist Attraction Places of Dehradun: Sahasradhara, Tapovan, Tapakeshwar, Gautam Kund, associated with Sage Dronacharya.
Gangotri Tourism: Source of River Ganga.
Haridwar Tourism: One of the Saptapuries (Saven sacred Places) located on river Ganga. Kumbh Mela once in 12th years, Har-ki-poudi one of the most sacred places of Hindus, Temples, Ashram & Ghats.
Hemkund Sahib Trip: Holi Lake, meditation places of Shri Guru Gobind Singhji & Gurudwara.
Travel to Joshimath: Adi Shankaracharya established here Jyotirmath, one of the four peeth of Shri Shankaracharya. Amarklpa tree is very Sacred, winter seat of Shri Badrinath.
Travel to Kalsi: Rock edict of emperor Ashoka.
Kausani Tourism: One of the beautiful and enchanting place of Kumaon region. Ganghi Ashram & Baijnath.
Kedarnath Temple Tour: One of the 12th Jyotirlings located on river Mandakini Surrounded by Kedar, Bharkhand and Kharchakhand peaks of Himalayas, Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya, several water springs, Temple of Bhairavnath, Gandhi Sarovar and Vasuki Taal.
Travel to Lansdowne: Hill resort.
Mussoorie Tourism: Hill resort overlooking Doon Valley and Ganga & Yamuna rivers.
Visit to Nanital Lakes : Lake, resort surrounded by seven Hills in Kumaon region Lakes and gardens.
Trip to Rajaji: Wildlife sanctuary.
Tour to Ranikheth Uttarakhand: Hill resort, Himalayan View.
Rishikesh Tourism: Sacred place on River Ganga, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Muni ki Reti, Swargashram, Geetashram, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula are worth seen.
Tourist spots of Srinagar Uttarakhand: Religious and historical places located on river Alaknanda, University, Commercial centre.
Uttarkashi Travel in Uttarakhand: A Sacred place on the river Bhagirathi, Vishwanath, Ekadash Rudra. Bhairav, Kutetidevi are famous temple.
Must to See Valley of Flowers ? Splendid panorama of blooming flowers. One of the beautiful Valleys of the world amidst Pushpavati river & Rataban peak.
Tour to Yamunotri: Source of river Yamuna.
How to reach Uttarakhand?
Uttarakhand is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India and pilgrimage sites too. Despite hilly state, Uttarakhand is easily accessible through the three major means of commutations such as by Air, by train and by Road.
How to getting Uttarakhand by Air?
Uttarakhand has one major airport, one additional airport and three other airports that are connected with other major cities of India. The Jolly Grant Airport near to Dehradun is the major airport of the state and connected to major famous cities and international airports of India while Pant Nagar Airport has limited number of access. The other three airports are Naini-Saini at Pithoragarh, Uttarkashi at Uttarkashi and Gochar airport at Chamoli. Agastyamuni at Rudraprayag is equipped with Helicopter facility for the tourists. The visitors can reach to their nearest destinations by opting an appropriate airport after finalizing their tour plans.
How to Reach Uttarakhand by Rail?
Uttarakhand is a hilly state, thus it has limited railway service in the state and it is not possible to extend the railway network in the far remote areas. However, you can reach to your nearest destination by reaching to the nearest railway station. The key railway station in Uttarakhand are: Dehradoon, Kathgodam and Haridwar.
How to get Uttarakhand by Road?
The Road service of Uttarakhand is very convenient, as you can reach to the remotest part of the state by roadways. The entire state is connected through intrastate road network while some major cities like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Haldwani and Corbett National Park are well connected to National Highway and Delhi.
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