Uttaranchal is the 26th state of the Indian union. The state of Uttaranchal has been Carved out with 14 hilly districts of former Uttar Pradesh.
Uttaranchal is rich in flora and fauna, natural and tourist ambience, and houses some of the most important pilgrimage centers in the country. The State of Uttaranchal offers the splendor of nature, grandeur in its wild denizens, and simplicity in its people. All put together Uttaranchal is unique experience to the senses.
The artists of Uttaranchal work wonders with stone and wood. The temples of Garhwal reveal the beautiful art of woodcarving. Chandpur Fort, temple of Srinagar, Pandukeshwar (near Badrinath), Devi Madin (near Joshimath), and Devalgarh Temple are amongst the best possible examples.
Uttaranchal - Tourist Attractions
The State of Uttaranchal offers immense Opportunities for tourism. Nature, wildlife, adventure, and pilgrimage tourism there is all this and more at Uttaranchal. Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Almora, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Jim Corbett National Park, Nainital, Ranikhet, and Pithoragarh feature amongst the most frequently visited tourist destinations of Uttaranchal.
For those of you who are interested in adventure sports, Uttaranchal is the place to check out, the state has challenges of high- and low-altitude trekking, river rafting, para gliding, hang-gliding, mountaineering, skiing, and many others for you to take up.
You may even plan your visit and participate in the festivities of the Garhwal region of Uttranchal. There are Hatkalika Fair, Tapkeshwar Fair, Surkhanda Devi Mela, Kunjapuri Fair, Lakhawar Village Fair, and Mata Murti Ka Mela. The Kumaon region celebrates the Uttarayani Mela, Shravan Mela (Jageshwar), Kartik Poornima at Dwarahat, Kasar Devi fair, and Nanda Devi melas. Add the bonus fun and frolic to your trip to Uttaranchal.
For all the nature lovers Uttaranchal has a wide range of parks to take your pick. There is the Valley of Flowers National Park, Nanda Devi National Park, Govind National Park, Gangotri National Park et al.
The Jolly Grant airport near Dehradun caters to the needs of the air transport. There are regular flights to Delhi by Indian Airlines. Otherwise, one has the option to travel to Delhi by road or rail and then take the air route to various destinations. In terms of rail transport Dehradun, Haridwar, and Kathgodam are the major railway stations connected to almost all parts of the country with regular trains. The hilly terrains are not comfortable to be accessed through rail thus the road transport and trekking comes into picture. All-weather metallic roads connect most of the important places in Uttaranchal. Landslides and snowfall hamper the traffic of the places at higher altitudes. Regular bus services connect Delhi and other major centers in North India with the major tourist destinations in Uttaranchal.
Come and be in the lap of nature at Uttaranchal!