Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Uttaranchal also called Uttarakhand – Where You Meet Nature with Heaven

Uttaranchal also called Uttarakhand– Where You Meet Nature with Heaven


Uttarakhand is another hill destination in Northern part of India, housing some of the most popular hill stations, like Nainital, Almora, Rishikesh, Ranikhet and much more. Uttarakhand  earlier was called as Uttaranchal.  Surrounded with mighty Himalayan ranges covered with  silver snow, terrain passing through colourful meadows, dense forests swing with fresh pine tree leaves giving some of the best trekking tours to its visitors. Uttarakhand is also a pilgrimage destination. Chardham the most sacred holy center of Hindu devotees includes the most popular pilgrimage Yatra of Chardham, Yumnotri, Gangotri.   


Uttaranchal is also famous for its adventure activities like River Rafting in Rishikesh on the high rapids of river Ganges. Trekking tours through Valley of Flowers – one of the most famous trekking trails on the higher altitude of Himalayan ranges. Uttaranchal  travel also includes other attractions of Jim Corbett Wildlife National Park, Aashrams in Rishikesh, famous Ganga Ghats of Haridwar.  Uttaranchal Tourism has worked hard to create an hassle free tours of these places. Tourist can get all travel related information  through Uttaranchal Tourism Department.




The Most Popular Hill Resorts in Uttarakhand


Mussoorie is also called “The Queen of Hills”, is famous for Kempty Fall – the highest water fall in this region.   Mussoorie gives a splendid view of Doon valley (Dheradun receding in the foot hills of Himalayas.

Haridwar is a holy city in Uttarakhand also known as the Gateway to Nirvana. Abode of Ganges, Haridwar is considered one of the seven holiest places of Hindus, as according to Hindu mythology the Gods have left their footprints on the doors of Ganga Ghats. Major attractions of Haridwar are numerous temples, evening aarti on Ganga Ghats. The city also is a gateway to famous pilgrimage destinations: Rishikesh, Badrinath, and Kedarnath.

Almora hillstation has gain popularity in recent times due to its unexplored spots. Jageshwar Temple near Almora makes an excellent  excursion. Also visit Chetai temples, Nanda Devi Temple.
The oldest hill station in Uttarakhand, Nainital is one of the famous tourist destinations of India. There are many Lakes called as 'Tal' the main source of attraction among the tourist visiting Nainital. Other places to see in Nainital are  The Naini Lake, Snow View Point, Naina Peak or China Peak, Hanuman Garhi

Rishikesh has become an international destination, visited by celebrities, tourist, devotees from all over the word. Famous for temples, Ganga Ghats, and most important ashrams, travelers come Rishikesh to indulge in meditation activities to get the path to God. Rishikesh is 28 kms from Haridwar and almost 300 km from Delhi.

Lansdowne, yet another unexplored hill destination on the foothills of Himalayas. Lansdowne is a complete recreational spot, quite away from the hustle and bustles of busy city life. Enjoy the calm sceneric views of snow mountains amidst the green valley.

Dhanaulti and Chamba
Dhanaulti and Chamba located on Mussoorie-Chamba road at 2250 m above the sea level are becoming the major  travel destinations in Uttarakhand, surrounded with pleasant, calm weather, Dhanaulti has it all, what one is looking for on a weekend gateway.

 Adventure and Winter Sports Destinations

Auli Skiing Destination
Auli, 8 km from Joshimath is a perfect winter sport destination. Managed by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). Auli has some of the finest snow slopes for skiing. A 3 km long slope ranging from a height of 2519 to 3049 m is a major attraction and it gives a complete skiing thrill to adventure enthusiast. 500 m long ski-lift carries skiers on top of the slope, saving their time.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Uttaranchal in summer is April to September when you can enjoy warm sun shine in cool pleasant weather.

During Winter Season (October to March) – Indulge in adventure activities like skiing, enjoy snowfall and mountaineering aswell. 


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