Popularly known as "Devbhoomi", Uttaranchal is one of the best places to explore. And to guide you more on this, Tourism of Uttaranchal provides you with vivid facets of the different tourist spots in the state. From the picturesque snow-clad Himalaya mountains to the scenic lakes and rivers which are scattered in different parts of the state, you have your plates full.
Even the beauty of wildlife in the state offers a distinct look of its own. The presence of beautiful hill stations like - Mukteshwar, Nainital, Mussoorie, Kusani, Almora and Ranikhet, have always charmed the travelers. The exquisitely designed British colonial mansions and pristine beauty of the valley leaves every tourist spell bound.
If you're planning to travel to Uttaranchal, you need to visit during the summer season which begins from April and lasts upto September. The famous Corbett National Park is regarded as one of the finest tourist spots of the state. Spread over an area of 520 sq. kms along the beautiful river of Ramganga, its destined to provide you with fascinating glimpses of wildlife. Establishd in 1936 the national park is well situated in midst of hilly districts of Pauri Garhwal and Nainital. The wildlife enthusiasts get to see different varieties of rare animal species like - duckds, spotted eagle,egrets, herons, harrier, wood pecker,darter and cormorants.
Furthermore, the adventure lovers can enjoy river rafting, paragliding,skiing, trekking, hiiking and even engage in exciting camping in the dense forests. Other popular wild life sanctuaries of Uttaranchal are--Rajaji National Park, Kedarnath Wildlife sanctuary, Nanda Devi National Park,Valley of flowers National Park and Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. With so many things to explore, the defining of Tourism of Uttaranchal can hardly be denied.
One of the major aspects of Tourism of Uttaranchal are its wide pilgrimage tourist places. Among the most popular pilgrimage centers of the state mention needs to be made of Haridwar. Located in midst of the mesmerizing foothills of Shivalik, this place witnesses thousands of devotees who throng in large numbers to seek the blessings of the god and goddesses.
The pilgrimage center is also famous for the colorful Kumbh fairs that are organized once in every 12 and 6 years respectively. 'Har Ki Pauri' is one of the most sacred ghats in India where Maha Aarti is performed every evening with thousands of devotees, priests performing rituals with large diyas in front of Ganga.
The tourism of Uttaranchal offers travelers a peaceful natural surrounding while the warm hospitality of the local people make it a tourist friendly place. Other important pilgrimage centers of the state are--Badrinath, Char Dham,Kedarnath,Gangotri, Yamunotri which are home to some of the oldest Hindu temples of the world. The intricately designed stone sculptures of the temples are an added attraction.
Another major aspect of Tourism of Uttaranchal is the awesome landscape beauty of Kumaon Garhwal Tourism. A visit to Kumaon remains incomplete without visiting Almora, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Champawat which are no less than a pradise with captivating natural beauty. The different places of Garhwal too offers unmatched natural beauty especially the places of Roorkee, Dev Prayag Temple and Hemkunt Sahib
Last Updated On: 2011/07/12