One of the youngest states in India, Uttarakhand was carved out of its parent state in the year 2000.
Blessed with mesmerising natural beauty, this state is also home to a number of temples and shrines. Known for its hospitality, there are several luxury resorts in Uttarakhand for the comfort of travellers of every kind. Here is a list of must-visit places while in the “Land of the Lords”.
- Jim Corbett National Park
Home to exotic animals and migratory birds, Jim Corbett National Park is a delight to experience. Go on a safari and witness the life of elusive wildlife from close quarters. The thrill of watching a tiger mark its territory or a herd of elephants protecting its young is unmatched and unparalleled.
The capital city of Uttarakhand is located at the foothills of the majestic Himalayan ranges. It overlooks the worshipped rivers of Ganga and Yamuna. Blessed with splendid weather all year round, the city boasts of classy architecture and several tourist attractions. Located at an altitude, Dehradun even offers captivating panoramic views of the valley below.
Located on the eastern edge of Uttarakhand, Almora is home to splendid landscapes. Mountain ranges, valley views, and distant stretches of grasslands give it the aura of a painting coming alive. The native handicrafts, cuisine, and wildlife make it all the more charming and unique.
A hill station at an altitude of 1829 m, Ranikhet is a land fit for royalty. Known locally as ‘Queen’s Land’, Ranikhet is rich in greenery and exotic flora. With a rich heritage, the town also houses several temples and orchards. A perfect destination to unwind and relax, Ranikhet is a must visit.
Haridwar is a dream destination for the spiritually inclined. It’s one of the oldest living cities and amongst the seven most holy cities in India. Religious customs and pujas are captivating visions and attract people from across the world.
- Valley of Flowers National Park
A fascinating sight awaits you at the Valley of Flowers National Park. Softly sloping hills are covered in a carpet of colours with more than 300 species of alpine flowers and plants. The snow-capped peaks seem to touch the clouds while the colourful foothills create what seems to be a magical land.
At an elevation of 3133 m, Badrinath is a popular pilgrim destination in Uttarakhand. Located between the Nar and Narayana mountain ranges and overpowered by the Nilkantha Peak, Badrinath houses a temple of the same name. Hot springs and stunning views of a horizon dominated by Himalayan peaks are other attractions that will take your breath away.
Located at the confluence of rivers Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh is the perfect blend of serenity, spirituality, and adventure. Be sure and indulge in some trekking and camping while in this city.
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