Nature has given its full glory to the lofty mountain range of the Himalayas. Uttarakhand is one such state that is covered by the bountiful Himalayas. It is home to the most sacred religious places. This is also a great place for all those tourists who enjoy adventure and thrill. There are ancient monuments here and there reflecting the glorious past.
The great peaks of the Himalayas look very inviting to those who love mountaineering and trekking trips. The botanists, animal lovers and bird-watchers are equally drawn to this state of India. It has some of the finest wildlife sanctuaries. There are the attractions of quiet getaways tucked away in these mountains visited by tourists who wish to spend some relaxing time with their loved ones. Uttarakhand tour packages have everything for all kinds of visitors.
Located in the northern part of India, Uttarakhand lies in the Middle Himalayan range. It has geographical variations of the Bhabar region in the Himalayas. It is a pebbly region with many rapids out here. The slope downhill is the swampy part known as the Terai region. There are dense forests here. Thus many of the National parks are around this region. Uttarakhand has two distinct regions the Garhwal and Kumaon. The more you wander Uttarakhand, the more exploration you will do.
Take a look at some of the best places to visit in this beautiful, diverse land of Uttarakhand.
Chardham Yatra– Uttarakhand is very renowned for the 4 most revered places in the Himalayas together clubbed as the Chardham. These are the Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. These places are a must-visit when on a pilgrimage tour. Uttarakhand tour arrange for a comfortable stay and darshan at all these places. There are many more places to visit on a pilgrimage here. They are Panch Kedar, Panch Badri, Haridwar and so on. Uttarakhand packages arrange for your comfortable travel throughout.
The Uttarakhand tour includes shrines of Lord Shiva namely Kedarnath, Rudranath, Tunganath, Kalpanath and Madhamaheshwar together called Panch Kedar. The Panch Badri include Adi Badri, Bavishya Badri, Yogdhyan Badri temple and Badrinath all dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There is Yamunotri. This is the place of origin of the river Yamuna. Gangotri, the origin of the river Ganga is another important shrine here.
Nature’s abode– Surrounded by the great Himalayas, the natural beauty of this place is admirable. There are several hill stations and interesting getaways here that avoid the hustle-bustle of thriving tourist spots. Take the Nainital Package as part of your visit to the more popular hill stations such as Nainital, Mussourie, and Dehradun. Nainital is enchanting with the hilly surroundings around the lake at 2000 meters above sea level. Observe the booming tourist activity all around Nainital Lake. Nanital packages include boating facilities at this beautiful lake on your coveted trip. Do visit the Naina Devi temple on the corner of the lake.
Mussourie is another popular destination that draws tourists. Spend a romantic holiday or a family trip in this beautiful Himalayan abode. Visit the Kempty Falls and see the wonder of the hills in their extreme scenic beauty at all places. Auli, another hill station most noted for skiing is often visited by sporting enthusiasts during the winter months. There is Sattal near Nainital which has a serene lake to enjoy Himalayan beauty at its best. Nainital packages conduct tours that combine with other hill stations for the convenience of the tourists.
Watch the majestic Tiger from close range- Uttarakhand tour is never without the thrill of seeing the majestic tiger in its natural habitat. The Jim Corbett National Park near Nainital is the highest number of tigers. Venture into the dense forests in the guided jeep safari. You may be lucky enough to spot one or two of them. A binocular here will surely be a handy tool.
There are more national Parks here for animal lovers. The Nanda Devi, Assan Barrage, Binsar National Park and the Rajaji National Park are spread all across the state. All of them take the tourists on a jeep safari to get closer to the animals in their own homes. Uttarakhand tour packages have specific tour plans for national park visits.
Chopta is a bird lovers’ place. In the Garhwal Himalayas, Chopta at 2608 meters above sea level has about 240 bird species including many migratory birds.
A Bit of thrill and adventure in the Himalayas- Nothing can beat the experience of the panoramic view as you trek to the top of a mountain. When you halt to take a break, your breath gets filled by the misty air cooling you down instantly. Such trekking adventures are common in many places in Uttarakhand. From Chota to Tunganath is a great trekking route.
Water sports can be done in the Tehri region in Garhwal near the Tehri dam where there are many facilities for the tourists. Enjoy a stay at floating huts in the lake. Quite an adventure. Rishikesh is vastly popular for its white water rafting facility under guides. Enjoy with your loved one crossing one rapid after another here. There is more adventure lined up here with Uttarakhand tour packages. Experience the adrenalin rush in form of ziplining, rock climbing, trekking, bungee jumping and much more.
Finally, one can’t forget Yoga when you are in Rishikesh. There are so many ashramas and wellness centres that attract tourists all year. Get some peaceful moments, meditate and soak in the joys of life in the middle of the Himalayas with guided sessions of yogasanas.
Picturesque Auli is another place for the great adventurous souls. In the chill of the extreme winters of January to March, there are winter events conducted here. Slide down slopes covered in snow everywhere. Behold the beauty of the second highest peak Nanda Devi in the background at Auli.
A few ending notes
Uttarakhand is heavenly. Discover the beauty of this Himalayan state and rejuvenate yourself on a memorable trip.