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Best Places to visit in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India.Being located in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand has many tourist destinations. There are many ancient temples, forest reserves, national parks, hill stations, and mountain peaks that attract a large number of tourists. The state has nationally protected monuments. Ganga and Yamuna, two of the holiest rivers of Hinduism, originate in Uttarakhand. Binsar Devta is a popular Hindu temple in the region.

Now if we talk about the history of this state then Uttarakhand is also known for the 1970s mass movement that led to the formation of the Chipko Environmental Movement and other social movements. Although primarily a livelihood movement rather than a forest conservation movement, it became a rallying point for many future environmentalists, environmental protests, and agitations around the world and set a precedent for non-violent protest.

If you want to visit the most religious tourist spot in India, Uttarakhand is one of the places you can choose from the tourist map. Situated in the cradle of the Himalayas, the holy rivers, yoga centres, adventure sports, and rafting, you will have everything here.

Hot destinations to be visited

  • Nainital
  • Rishikesh
  • Auli
  • Mussoorie
  • Badrinath is a Hindu deity.
  • Kedarnath
  • Jim Corbett National Park.
  • Haridwar
  • Yamunotri
  • Gangotri
  • Rishikesh is located in the Himalayan foothills, between the rivers Ganges and Chandra Bhaga, and is very close to Haridwar. This place is the yoga capital of the world. On every corner, you will find a yoga studio here under the guidance of a guru. The identity of Rikeash boats is about adventure activities like whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, mountain biking, and camping. Here you will find Sadhu running a yoga center, Ayurvedic treatment resorts, and many other holiday activities. If you’re looking for a spiritual tourist location, then Rishikesh is the right place to visit. and see many old temples here.
  • If you are looking for activities and scenery from the top of the snow-covered mountains, Auli, the home of Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat, and Kamat Kamet, is the right place for you to visit. Here, you can also enjoy skiing as many ski resorts are located here. Besides all the ski resorts, you can also find many apple orchards, oaks, and deodars.
  • Nainital is a popular hill station, and many urbanites migrate there to escape the scorching summer heat of north India. Here you can visit Naini Lake, relish some Garhwali and Kumaoni delicacies, and shop till late in the evening.
  • Dehradun is another hill station famous for its pleasant climate and relief for summer visitors when the heat in Delhi touches its highs, and it is the gateway to Mussoorie, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. This place has an abundance of caves, waterfalls, and natural springs. Robber’s Cave is famous here, and Lacchiwala is where you can have a picnic and do sightseeing.
  • Missouri is a hill station famous for its pleasant climate. It was the summer capital of Britishers. This place is called the "Queen of the Hills." In addition to colonial architecture, Gun Hill Waterfalls, in addition to pleasant scenery too, will catch your eye.
  • Every year, millions of people flock to Haridwar for a holy dip in the Ganges. Devotees, chanting of hymns, and all are very auspicious scenes in this place. Saawan celebrated Kanwar Mela, while every twelve years, the famous Kumbh Mela here invites many devotees and tourists from across the world. The lighting of Ganga aarti in the evening and the floating of diya on the water surface are very dedicated rituals that take place here every evening.
  • Mukteswar is famous for its dazzling views of the Himalayas and its adventure sports. Mukteswar got its name from a 350-year-old Siv Temple called Mukteswar Dham. The Puranic story says that Lord Krishna killed a demon to save the people from their troubles. This place is famous for activities like trekking, rock climbing, and rappelling. Here you can see picturesque orchards, coniferous forests, rolling meadows, and little cottages and homes.
  • Kedar Nath is one of the most exquisite temples in India. People visit here for salvation, according to the Hindu belief that this place is the location of Lord Siva, and those who visit get Mukti.
  • Badrinath is a dedicated temple to Lord Vishnu, situated in between the Nar and Narayan ranges. As you can see from here, the mighty Neel Kanth mountain is one of the most wonderful sights in India. The Tapt Kund, a hot sulphur spring, is believed to have medicinal values.
  • The origin of the river Ganges is another auspicious location where it is devoured. The Gangotri Temple, dedicated to Ma Ganga, is the main attraction here. The river Ganga, also called Bhagirathi, originated from Gaumukh.
  • Yamunotri is the place where the temple is dedicated to the mother Yamuna. Tourists can reach here by foot, mule, palanquin, or pit hood. The main attractions in this area are Tapta Kunda, -where pilgrims take a bath before visiting the temple, Draupadi Kunda, Surya Kunda, and Divya Shila. Every year, many religious visitors come here to worship in this temple.

Dances in Uttarakhand

  • Bhotiya Tribal Dance.
  • Pandav Nritya
  • Chholiya
  • Jhumela
  • Jagar
  • Jadda, Thali, and Jhainta
  • Mukhauta Dance

Songs in Uttarakhand

  • Bajuband
  • Chhopati
  • Jaga
  • Basanti
  • Mangal Geet (Gaali Mangal Geet)
  • Chhura

Art in Uttarakhand

  • Garhwal Paintings-Murals of Aipan and Peeth
  • Bhotias
  • Pahari Paintings
  • Ornaments
  • Woodcarvings and Dekaras
  • Doll Juniyali Pahadi

Festivals and fairs in Uttarakhand

  • Nanda Devi Mela
  • Purnagiri mela
  • Mela syalde bikhauti.
  • Uttarakhandi holi
  • Phool dei festival
  • Harela and the Bhitauli festival
  • Dussehra (Ganga Dussehra) Festival
  • Rishikesh International Yoga Festival
  • Ghee Sankranti
  • Hill jatra
  • Kongdali festival
  • Kanwari Yatra

How to travel in Uttarakhand?

  • By Air
  • By Road
  • By Rail

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