Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Uttarakhand Tourism


Uttarakhand was formed on 9th November 2000 as the 27th State of India, when it was carved out of northern Uttar Pradesh. Located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, it is largely a hilly State, having international boundaries with China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east. On its north-west lies Himachal Pradesh, while on the south is Uttar Pradesh. It is rich in natural resources especially water and forests with many glaciers, rivers, dense forests and snow-clad mountain peaks. Char-dhams, the four most sacred and revered Hindu temples of Badrinath,Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are nestled in the mighty mountains. It’s truly God’s Land (Dev Bhoomi). Dehradun is the Capital of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most beautiful resort in the submountain tracts of India, known for its scenic surroundings. The town lies in the Dun Valley, on the watershed of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers.

Six Popular Uttarakhand Tourist Place

-Valley of  Flower national park

The amazing landscape of The Valley of Flowers National Park in the Gharwal region comes alive with the monsoon rain.valley of flowers national park  has around 300 different varieties of alpine flowers.

- Nainital

The hill settlement of Nainital, in the Kumaon region, was a popular summer retreat for the British during the time they ruled India It features the serene, emerald colored Naini Lake and action filled strip called The Mall, lined with restaurants, shops, hotels, and markets. 

- Haridwar

 Hari-dwar in Hindi literally means Gateway to God; Hari is synonymous to God and Dwar means gate! Situated in the state of Uttarakhand, this holy place is a famous religious destination that invites people of various faiths and background. Haridwar represents Indian culture and civilization in its full effects.
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- Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a popular Hindu religious destinations, famous amongst devotees, yoga persons and adventurers as well. Located on the banks of the sacred Ganga River, Rishikesh attracts thousands of traveller every day from India as well as abroad.
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- Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park makes an interesting side trip from Nainital. Named after hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett, it has dense forest and an striking array of wildlife. One of the best ways of traverse the park is on the jeep or elephant safaris that take place daily in the early morning and afternoon.
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- Char Dham

In Uttarakhand, the Char Dham (four temples) mark the religious source of four holy rivers: the Yamuna (at Yamunotri), the Ganges (at Gangotri), the Mandakini (at Kedarnath), and the Alaknanda (at Badrinath). Hindus consider visiting the Char Dham to be very propitious. Not only is it believed to wash away all misdemeanour it will also ensure release from the cycle of birth and death.
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