The natural charmer that Uttarakhand is, it makes a popular tourism destination, which is ideal for any kind of holiday in India. Top tourist attractions in Uttarakhand are majorly affiliated with nature and religion and the state treasures them with great care. Adorned with the snow-clad and majestic Himalayan Range; scintillating rivers and lakes; lush forests and flower-strewn meadows; and imposing glaciers, Uttarakhand’s beauty is undoubtedly breathtaking, something that melts hearts instantly. Amongst best sightseeing places for nature lovers during Uttarakhand tour is Valley of Flowers, where the riots of colours in the monsoon months compel one to return time and again. There are mighty glaciers like Gangotri and Pindari that not only make the best tourism attractions but top trekking destinations in Uttarakhand as well. The meadows of Bedni and Dayara again along with being best trekking trails in Uttarakhand Himalayas are must-visit places for nature lovers as well. Since the state boasts being nestled in the Indian Himalayas, it is replete with scenic hill stations that make an important part of Uttarakhand tourism when it comes to family vacation. Nainital, Ranikhet, Almora, Binsar, Mussoorie, Dhanaulti, and Lansdowne are some of the most kids-friendly attractions in Uttarakhand to plan your trip.
For religious visitors or those seeking to perform pilgrimage in the state, the widely acclaimed Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri or the Chardham Yatra Temples are the major tourist places.
Apart from these pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand, there are spiritual places like Chitai Golu, Purnagiri, Kainchi Dham, Patal Bhubhaneshwar, Jageshwar, Baijnath, Binsar Mahadev, Kartik Swami Temple including Panch Kedar and Panch Badri that are thronged by millions of devotees. The high altitude Sikh pilgrimage of Hemkund Sahib and the mausoleum of Piran Kaliyar in the foothills are also religious sites that are amongst the top places to visit in Uttarakhand. For those seeking thrill and adrenaline rush on their visit to this North Indian state, there is a profusion of adventure activities including hiking and trekking, white water rafting, mountaineering, bungee jumping, mountain biking and a number of others. The state indeed boasts some of the finest treks in India including that of Roopkund, Har Ki Dun, Chopta-Chandrashila, and Dodital. Uttarakhand is also the destination that has India’s tallest peak, Nanda Devi and has peaks as unique as Kedar Dome where skiing is also a possibility. The state also flaunts a rich flora and fauna, and thus, is an ideal wildlife destination. The top places for a wildlife tour in Uttarakhand include Corbett National Park, Valley of Flowers, Rajaji National Park, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and Nanda Devi National Park. Those in search of relaxation and rejuvenation, Uttarakhand offers options for recreational activities like fishing and angling. The state is also the best gateway for those willing to learn/ practice Yoga, in the city of Rishikesh sitting on the bank of Ganges.