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Hill Stations in Uttaranchal

Uttaranchal formerly a part of Uttar Pradesh was formed on November 9th, 2000 as the 27th state of the Indian Union. It is one of the most beautiful and enchanting region of northern India, therefore, it is also known as Dev Bhoomi, the Land of Gods . The location of the state is such that it is bounded by Nepal in the North, Madhya Pradesh in the South, Delhi in West and Bihar in the East. Uttaranchal is an expression of divinity, austerity, meditation, penance and attainment.

Uttaranchal Tourism

Uttaranchal is ideally located at the foothills of Shivalik. There are immense opportunities for tourism in Uttaranchal. Nature, wildlife, adventure, and pilgrimage tourism are at their best in Uttaranchal. Wants calm and tranquility? - Uttaranchal is the perfect destination. Jim Corbett National Park is the perfect place in Uttaranchal to get close with the wildlife.

For the adventure seekers Uttaranchal offers activities like high and low-altitude trekking, river rafting, paragliding, hang-gliding, mountaineering, skiing amongst others. This state is the source of the holiest river of India i.e. the Ganges.

It offers resources unique in the world. Uttaranchal is one the India's smallest states. Its spectacular natural beauty, salubrious climate, places of pilgrimages, abundant wildlife, and beautiful countryside all these unite to make Uttaranchal a sizzling travel destination.

Major Hill Stations in Uttaranchal

Auli | Chopta | Munsiyari | Mussoorie | Nainital | Pithoragarh

Tourist attractions in Uttaranchal

Amongst the top tourism destinations in Uttaranchal are Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Almora, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Jim Corbett National Park, Nainital, Ranikhet, and Pithoragarh. Dehradun, Mussoorie, Almora are usually jam packed with the sun scorched souls of the plains. For the spiritually inclined Haridwar, Rishikesh, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri are must visit destinations in Uttaranchal.

We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots in Uttaranchal:

Badrinath : The name of the town Badrinath was derived from the Badri Van, where the lush green Badri trees grow heavily. One of the Char Dham pilgrim centers for the Hindus; millions of tourists throng Badrinath every year.

Corbett National Park : The Corbett National Park set up in 1936 is India's first national park. The great hunter Jim Corbett established the Corbett National Park. The park spans across some 920.9 square km at an altitude of 600 to 1100 metres about the foothills of the western Himalayas in the districts of Nainital and Pauri Garhwal in the state of Uttaranchal. It includes the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary as a part of its 1,319 sq km of reserved forest area.

Gangotri : Gangotri is an ideal location to satiate your spiritual as well as adventurous motives. Gangotri, the origin of the sacred river Ganges, attracts numerous tourists with its mystical aura that India is quite famous for.

Yamunotri : Yamunotri. One of the Char Dhams according to Hindu mythology, Yamunotri is the origin of the sacred river Yamuna and is famous for its thermal springs and glaciers.

Haridwar : Haridwar or 'the Gateway to the Gods' is one of the seven holiest places according to Hindu mythology. Referred to as Mayapuri, Gangadwar and Mokshadwar in the ancient scriptures and epics; Haridwar has always remained a major pilgrimage for the Hindus in India.

Rishikesh : The Garhwal region of north India is speckled with some of the holiest of Hindu pilgrimage sites and Rishikesh is one such major tourist attractions. Rishikesh is the birthplace of yoga, which attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Dehradun : The capital of Uttaranchal this scenic hill station is known for its natural beauty and for the many fine institutions located here. The Forest Research Institute, Dehradun has a fascinating campus with a museum and with many rare plants in its spacious grounds.

Valley of Flowers : In 1931, Frank Smythe, a mountaineer, lost his way and chanced upon this valley with its colorful fairyland of flowers. Entranced, he named it the Valley of Flowers. The valley with its dazzling assembly of flowers plays host to gorgeous butterflies and dainty flying creatures by day and to millions of glow worms by night. It is a sight that has to be seen to be believed.

Hotels in Uttaranchal

Uttaranchal offers accommodation options ranging from luxury Hotels and hill resorts in Uttaranchal and medium-priced Economy hotels in Uttaranchal, we offer you the right kind of accommodation for you and your family visiting Uttaranchal for a summer retreat, honeymoon travel to Uttaranchal, a family vacation in Uttaranchal...

Uttaranchal Climate:

The best time to visit the Himalayan region is the summer, when the weather is very pleasant. Parts of the hills will be inaccessible in winter. The plains region is best visited in winter, when the weather is milder. Therefore, the finest time to visit Uttaranchal is from April to June, and after the Monsoon, from September to mid-November.

How to reach Uttaranchal:

By Air : Jolly Grant near Dehradun is the only airport. There are regular flights to Delhi by major Indian airlines.
By Rail : Dehradun, Haridwar, and Kathgodam are the major railway stations connected to almost all parts of the country with regular trains.
By Road : All-weather metalled roads connect almost all the important places in the state.



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