UTTARAKHAND TRAVEL GUIDE

Devbhoomi Uttarakhand is the state one can easily fall in love with. The surreal landscape that comprises of lofty mountains, glistening streams, eye-catching meadows, imposing glaciers and surreal lakes, all make Uttrakhand an anticipated tourist destination in India that not only satiates wanderlust but creates an urge to explore more and more. Dotted with sacred Hindu temples and trekking trails, this North Indian state is a travel destination where along with seeking the blessing of the Almighty, one can indulge in enthralling adventure and heart-soothing recreational activities for a holistic experience.

Capital: Dehradun,   Location: North India

Best Time to Visit Uttarakhand:

Uttarakhand is a destination to be visited all through the year as each season has something special to offer.

Why Visit Uttarakhand?:

For Hindu and Sikh pilgrimage journeys, skiing experience, wildlife tours, whitewater river rafting, yoga, honeymoon, enthralling trekking and peak climbing ventures, birdwatching, rural tourism, culture and heritage, photography tour and for organizing memorable destination weddings.

Temperature
  • 17°C to 35°C

    Summer
    (April to Mid-June)

  • 15°C to 30°C

    Monsoon
    (Mid-June to September)

  • 12°C to 0°C

    Winter
    (October to March)

An Insight into Uttarakhand Tourism

Uttarakhand is like the finest Chivalric Romance poetry when narrated, it melts the heart of the listener. A perfect mélange of surreal high and lowlands, this priceless little North Indian state has such divine beauty that even the Gods decided to call it their abode. A progenitor of rivers like Ganga and Yamuna, which are not only revered sacred but also attribute benefits across the country, Uttarakhand exhibit itself as a land of ‘Omnibenevolence’. Its scenic snow-clad mountains; sturdy and majestic glaciers; sweet fruits yielding terrace farms and forests that nurture rich biodiversity are significant places of sightseeing, which are further underlined by the humility and hospitality of the beautiful people of this state. The biodiversity in the state volunteers for some exhilarating wildlife tourism opportunities whereas adventure tours are a way to get intimate with the nature of Uttarakhand. The dreamy ambiance that is further adorned with nature’s incredible serenity in the hill stations make holidays in Uttarakhand is an unforgettable experience. Despite the fact the state is divided into two distinct regions (Kumaon and Garhwal); the culture, nature, and adventure enjoy a harmonious cohabitation here. The ever grateful people of Uttarakhand do not miss out on a single opportunity to celebrate even the petty moments of their lives. Therefore the state boasts celebrating some vivacious festivals and fairs including the Kumbh Mela (Haridwar). Often paired with dance and heart-warming music and delectable delicacies, these festivities display a sound reflection of unity in amongst its people.

The tourism in Uttarakhand is an opportunity to explore as well as to soak the culture of a state that is adorned with significant nature’s beauty and charming traditions. The state also renders an excellent chance to attain the complete rejuvenation of body, mind, and soul. For those who seek adventure tourism, the jagged trails, lofty mountains, the deep forests and whimsical rivers become a way to attain the unprecedented thrill. The state offers some incredible trekking trails, mountain climbing challenges, white water rafting opportunities and several other activities that can get the blood pump faster in the body. For nature lovers seeking, the same trails, mountains, forests, and rivers open the door for achieving peace of mind. Uttarakhand is replete with such picturesque and isolated places that are entitled to offer solace and tranquility to even the most distressed souls. To those, who anticipate seeking the blessing of the Supreme and head out for spiritual tourism, the state becomes a portal to enter the earthly abodes of Gods and Goddesses. A large number of religious places and shrines are seen tucked in the state. And finally for those who come here ‘Seeking Nothing’, it becomes a puddle of unsurpassed experiences that can be only relished once one decides to plunge into it. Tour My India presents Uttarakhand travel guide that can assist in planning interest based tours in the state. Complete information on places to visit, things to do and shop, places to eat and how to reach are articulately provided. Information on varied holiday packages in Uttarakhand is also dissimilated so that prudent choices can be made.

Top Hotels in Uttarakhand Destination Wise

Gradually expanding as one of the prominent tourism destinations in India, Uttarakhand is becoming opulent hospitality wise. The accommodation and restaurant options in the state are increasing, and thus, it has become a popular tourism destinations ideal for travellers of all genres. Uttarakhand proudly offers some of best holiday places to stay in Nainital, Ranikhet, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Rishikesh on one side and then give incredible camping and homestay experience in some of its scenic offbeat destinations on the other side. Whatever your choice of stay would be during holidays here hotels in Uttarakhand are ready to cater to all your needs.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand’s main tourism attraction remains the sacred Hindu temples that bless the land abundantly. This North Indian state is an incredible tourism place for a hill station holiday and wildlife tours as it is home to popular tourism places like Nainital, Mussoorie, Corbett National Park and Valley of Flowers. Uttarakhand is also famed for its high altitude religious tourism attractions like Hemkund Sahib; Chardham Yatra Temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri; and has sacred rivers like Ganga and Yamuna flowing through its land. It also boasts one of the finest ski destinations, Auli, which is also one of state’s top popular adventure tourism places, and has some of the best trekking trails in India. Apart from best adventure trekking tours in Uttarakhand Himalayas, the state also flaunts one of world’s largest dam project in New Tehri, which is indeed a must-see attraction. This Northern state also takes pride in comprising a destination, Rishikesh that is dubbed the Yoga Capital of India. The state proffers a plethora of tourist attractions like Haridwar, Ranikhet, Dehradun, Dhanaulti that are a must visit during your trip to Uttarakhand.

Top Things to Do on Your Holiday to Uttarakhand

The state is home to important pilgrimage journeys like Chhota Chardham and Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra. Other than an unmatched pilgrimage & religious tourism destination, the state offers incredible locations for honeymoon holidays, family tours and solo ventures. It is rich in natural beauty and is a paradise for those seeking some adventure tours in Uttarakhand Himalayas like trekking, peak climbing and white water rafting along with wildlife sighting holidays.

  • Adventure Tourism in Uttarakhand
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    Adventure

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    Adventure

    Uttarakhand has a bagful of adventure tourism activities to gift to its visitors. Come and relish an unparalleled experience of thrill and adrenaline rush here.

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  • Pilgrimage Tourism in Uttarakhand
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    Pilgrimage

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    Pilgrimage

    Seek bundles of blessings from Shiva, Shakti and Vishnu in the land that is no less than heaven. Uttarakhand is a destination to find your spiritual self.

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  • Trekking in Uttarakhand
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    Trekking

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    Trekking

    Embark on adventurous trekking trails that Uttarakhand boasts to have in abundance. Lose yourself to nature and find unsurpassed experiences of a lifetime.

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  • Wildlife Tourism in Uttarakhand
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    Wildlife

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    Wildlife

    Catch the sight of imposing elephants, hear the roars of Royal Bengal tigers, and savour enthralling wildlife jeep safaris in the best wildlife destinations in Uttarakhand.

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  • Hill Stations in Uttarakhand
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    Hill Stations

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    Hill Station

    Escape the city life to be united with nature at Uttarakhand’s surreal hill stations that fix your mood and connect you to yourself.

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  • Waterfalls in Uttarakhand
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    Waterfalls

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    Waterfalls

    Get drenched not only by the beauty but in reality at the pristine waterfalls of Uttarakhand. Shimmering and surreal, they add to your wonderful travel memories.

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  • Lakes in Uttarakhand
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    Lakes

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    Lakes

    The glittering gemstones like lakes glorify the crown called Uttarakhand. Truly stunning, each lake attraction can make you fall in love with the state completely.

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  • Rivers in Uttarakhand
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    Rivers

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    Rivers

    Full of life, the rivers in Uttarakhand have the potential to cleanse your sin. They offer heart-racing adventure and add immense beauty to this picturesque state.

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  • Yoga & Ayurveda, Uttarakhand
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    Yoga & Ayurveda

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    Yoga & Ayurveda

    Welcome to the home of ancient practise of Yoga & Ayurveda. The state is your destination to get enlightened and rejuvenated in ways you can only imagine.

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  • Fairs and Festivals in Uttarakhand
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    Fairs & Festivals

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    Fairs & Festivals

    Imbibe in the rich culture and joyous cultural celebrations that will only add to your pleasant memories of this heritage affluent land of Uttarakhand.

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  • Shopping in Uttarakhand
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    Shopping

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    Shopping

    Embrace the age-old art and craft of Uttarakhand as you indulge in the retail therapy. There is indeed a plethora to take back home as souvenirs.

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  • Cuisines in Uttarakhand
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    Cuisines

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    Cuisine

    Indulge in a gastronomic treat in Uttarakhand with mild flavours that satiate your tongue and teach you that simplicity can often be attractive.

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Uttarakhand Travel Information at a Glance