Uttarakhand is a state rich in flora and fauna, natural beauty, and is home to some of the revered pilgrimage spots in the country. This state is characterized by awe-inspiring valleys, snow-clad peaks, dense forests, fascinating wildlife and above all simple people. It also finds its mention in the Puranas and the epic Mahabharata. This state is truly worthy of a visit and some of the tourist attractions in Uttarakhand you will come across on your tour include the following:
It is the cultural hub of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The natural ambiance is so serene that the entire town exudes a divine feel. The four hill ranges surrounding this town are - Banari Devi, Shayahi Devi, Kasar Devi and Katarnal. Adding to the attraction of Kumaon is a museum located here. This town also features a deer park on its precincts which is a must visit on your tour to Uttarakhand.
This is one of the leading tourist attractions in Uttarakhand and a magnificent hill station offering splendid views of the mountains, particularly the peaks of Nanda Devi and Trishul. The entire place exudes a heavenly ambience and its cool climate attracts tourists all through the year.
Nainital ranks high in terms of popularity and fame and is also famous among the foreign tourists. The town has derived its name from the Naini Lake, which is located in the center of the town. It is also a trekker’s paradise and China peak is the highest peak in Nainital offering good scope for trekking. Several well-known attractions of this town are Hanuman Garhi, snow view, Bhimtal, Sat Tal etc.
It is one of the most important places of tourist interest in Uttarakhand and apart from being the capital of Uttarakhand, is a charming hill station acknowledged for its pristine natural beauty. The Forest Research Institute is an important landmark of the town with a museum housing rare plant species. The academic institutions of Dehradun are also quite famous. The caves, springs, and other natural sites are also major attractions of Dehradun.
Rishikesh is a popular pilgrimage spot that abounds in temples and is famous for Triveni Ghat, which is a holy spot located in the central region of the town. The river passing through the town looks brilliant during aarti (evening prayers) when diyas or oil lamps are released to float on the water. Bharat Mandir and Neelkanth Mahadev temple are the two important pilgrimage spots of Rishikesh.
Do not miss out on any of the above attractions when you travel to Uttarakhand.
Tourist attractions in Uttaranchal:
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