Uttarakhand is a 'paradise' for nature lover's and adventure sports like river rafting, trekking, paragliding, Corbett jungle Jeep safari, enthusiasts. Mussoorie, the 'Queen of Hills, Nainital, the 'Lake District, Almora, the 'Switzerland of India',Ranikhet, Pithoragarh, Pauri and Munsiyari are just few highlights for the nature lovers.
Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas. And this is a major center of Hindu pilgrimage sites and yoga study. Uttarakhand is the land of gods, the home of Himalayas and truly a paradise on earth, allures everyone from everywhere. The fresh air, the pure water, the chilling snow, the adverting mountains, the scenic beauty, the small villages, the simpler people and a tougher lifestyle is what that distinguishes Uttarakhand from rest of the world.
Cuisine of Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is a beautiful place and very simple with beautiful natural beauty, and yet delicious cuisine. Uttarakhand food nutritious as well as tasty, like vegetables, though non-veg food is also served and savored by many.Milk based product which is coarse grain with high fiber content is very common in Uttarakhand cuisines.
Other foods which are famous like- mundua (Buck wheat) in the interior regions of Kumaun, linguda, which is grown on the borders of Tibet and Nepal. It is also a part of the Pahari cuisine as it helps to keep the stomach in order.
Garhwal ka Fannah, Chainsoo, Kafuli, Black and White Roti, Bhatt ki Churdkani, Jhangora ki kheer, Gulgula and Mandua ki Roti are the famous foods in Uttarakhand.
The Uttarakhand Culture
Culture of this State juncture where the different cultures of the Kumaoni-Garhwal meet.In Uttarakhand Religion is a big part of this state, because it’s a one the most important attractions for domestic tourists.Here Tourist Can enjoy vibrant kind of Culture because it’s a large place to pilgrimage.
Here Tourist can enjoy the most sacred are the `Char Dham''- the four shrines of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath, a pilgrimage of which is supposed to ensure instant salvation.
Festivals in Uttarakhand
At the time of festival Uttarakhand cover by colorful culture. The love for color and joyous celebrations of the people of Uttarakhand is well reflected by the elaborate rituals and the gay abandon with which they surrender themselves to the numerous festivals of the region
Music and Dance Culture in Uttarakhand
It is an integral part of the Uttarakhand culture. This place surrounded with hills and mountains has inspired many musicians to compose great tones. some of the popular folk songs here is like “Mandals”, “panwaras” and somber ‘khuded’,these folk songs are composed on the beats and nodes of Dhol, damoun, turri, ransingha, dholki, daur, thali, bhankora and masakbhaja.
Lake and Rivers in Uttarakhand
The mountains of Uttarakhand are home to the gods and the goddesses, it is only natural for the rivers rising in the lap of these mountains to carry a lot of religious significance.
The holiest of all Hindu rivers, is the Ganga, which is most popular destination here other famous rivers like The Yamuna, the Bhagirathi, BAL Ganga, Bhilangna river, Alaknanda, Nandakini, Pindar, Kosi and Mandakini are very famous rivers in Uttarakhand.
Rafting in Uttarakhand
In Uttarakhand Rafting is the most popular adventure sport. The Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, are the main tributaries of the Ganga confluence at Dev prayag for Rafting. Swift-moving rivers offer a thrilling experience for white water rafters. These rivers flow through deep forests, rocky terrains, mountains and sometimes even along snowy slopes. Stretches along Alaknanda, Dhauliganga and Kali rivers have several challenging rapids; tourist can enjoy here their destinations, because all over the world this place is most popular for the holiday destinations.
Camping in Uttarakhand
This adventure in this State is popular and tourist love to do this. Basically in plain land tourist can enjoy Camping.Camping is possibly the finest way to enjoy the serenity of nature. The Uttaranchal Himalayan is one such place that offers fantastic range of camping.
Biking On Mountain
This advanture is all about speed, control and thrill and is one of the latest ways of exploring and discovering new vistas of the Himalayan landscape.Tourist come here and love to do this adventure. The sport attracts many national and international tourists and adventure sports enthusiasts, which in turn boosts tourism activities in the state. After paragliding, mountain biking is the second most popular adventure sport in the state.
Paragliding in Uttarakhand
If you want to fly in Sky then this destination is best place to enjoy your holiday’s here.In Uttarachand Ranikhet, Mukteshwar, Naukuchiayatal, Uttarkashi-Gangotri road, Pratap Nagar, and Dhanaulti are the common place to enjoy this adventure.
Pilgrimages in Uttarakhand
This state is home a land of myriad holy shrines, two of the most revered rivers of the country, namely Ganga and Yamuna originate from Gaumukh (Gangotri) and Yamunotri. This is a perfect and most popular pilgrimages destination In India, in India and out of India Tourist come here and enjoy this destinations.
Mountain & Glacier in Uttarakhand
The Name of Uttarakhand when its comes to in mind it always come with Mountain and some adventure destination.This State known as ‘Dev Bhumi’ or ‘The Land of Gods’. But in other hand It have best adventure destination best culture. At the feet of these Himalayan heights lie the glaciers. Glaciers are ice in gradual motion and several sacred and life-giving rivers find their origin in them.
The Mountain View of this state is popular among the word on another hand sunrise point and view of mountain is tourist attraction.
Activity and Adventure to Do in Uttarakhand
In Uttaranchal Camping,is famous for the group, Jharipani is on the top of the hill and easily approachable by motor- able road in jharipani far from madding crowd, exclusively for nature lovers here tourist can enjoy camping with clean and comfortable waterproof “Swiss Tents”. There is no better place to watch Doon valley during day and twinkling of lights at night. Jharipani is an ideal place for small groups camping and adventure trip, high altitude camps are the perfect getaways to beat the heat. The nature camps provide the comfortable and relaxing stay here.
High Altitude Camping (India's Highest Permanent Nature Camp), Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Jumaring, Moon Light Trails, Mountain Biking (18 gear Shimano Systems), Trekking (10,000 ft asl), Nature Walks, White Water Rafting (at Rishikesh), Para Gliding , Bonfires, Hammocking, Archery, Darting, Dunking, Golf (mini Putting Greens), Paintball Gun, Do-It-Yourself-BarBe Que, Sheesha Lounging, Star Gazing, Folk Music, Yoga & Meditation, Jeep Safari, Snow Sports (in winters), Sightseeing, and more are the best tourist attraction here.
Garhwal Tons Valley, Uttarakhand
Tons valley base is an excellent camping site located at a pleasant 3600 feet above sea level. This Valley is the getaway for everyone including families and children.This state has the rich variety of western Himalayan flora and fauna. The Tons valley lies in the Jaunsar Bawar region of Garhwal, a little known area, unique in culture and history.This Valley is a popular destination in India to enjoy holiday.
New Tehri Dam
In Uttarakhand Tehri Dam is popular attraction here among the all tourist. In Uttarakhand always many places remain to unexplored, because this place is the combination of nature and culture. This City offers a lovely view of Tehri Lake and the green rolling mountains; you can spend some moments of peace and serenity here.For adventure lovers, this is the perfect holiday destination.
Tourist can take a view of Gautam Rishi Temple, Sem Mukhem Temple, Tehri Dam (World’s largest hydroelectric project that harnesses water from two important rivers in India, Bhagirathi and Bhilangna), Surkanda Devi Temple, Sivanand Asharam in this city.
Uttarkashi is the most picture perfect town of Uttarakhand.This town is located on bank of the Bhagirathi River.Uttarkashi is known among tourist for Ashrams and Dharamshala, it’s a perfect family destination in India. Uttarkashi is the base of trekking and Pilgrimages. If you are searching peace and adventure then you can find some peace and adventure, here.
In Uttarkashi there is some tourist attraction like, Maneri Gangnani, Dodi Tal Dayara Bugyal, Nachiketa Tal, and Gangotri where you can feel peace and something different from the world.
This is another place to enjoy your holidays here, which is located at river and have lots of endless adventure.This place is a most popular hill station in India.Famed Tiger Reserve and Corbett National Park both destination near about to Nanital.
In India this is the only one place where Tourist can enjoy “yatching.This place very well known for Candle Work.
“China Peak,Naini Lake,Snow View,Tippin Top, Hanuman Garhi, Naukuchiatal, Golf Course are the another toursit attraction in Nanital”.
It’s another holiday destination in Uttarakhand which is very famous for adventure. It’s a place which is the combination of peace and serenity. Ranikhet is a beautiful hill station. Here you can feal military atmosphere which is small hilly region is known better for its pristine scenic beauty and calm ambiance.
Another Tourist attraction in City is Jhula Devi Temple, Bhalu Dam, Haidakhan Babji Temple, Chaubatia Garden, Binsar Mahadev Temple, and Popular Sunset Point.
Mussoorie (Queen of Hills)
One of the most preferred haunt of the tourist, this city known as Queen of hills. Mussoorie is a perfect summer getaway with beautiful landscape and salubrious climate is the highlight of this hill station.
Its green hills and varied fauna and flora make it a colorful and picturesque hill station, commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the North-East, and Panoramic view of the Doon valley to the south. This town have presents fairyland atmosphere to the tourists.
Tourist Attraction in City like Jharipani Falls, Kempty Falls, Soham Heritage and Art Center, Mussoorie Christ Church, Company Garden, Mussoorie Adventure Park, Nag Devta Temple which attract the tourist here.
Haridwar is a holy city in the state of Uttarakhand which also known as the Gateway to the Gods. In Haridwar tourist can see a great statue of Shiva at the fork of the river. This city also stands as a gateway to three other important pilgrimage destinations. Haridwar is a very rich ancient religious and cultural heritage. Most popular fair in India “Kumbh fair” is organized at the interval of every 12 years in this city in which about 1 crore pilgrims from all over the world participate.This place is the combination of Temples and river Ganga.
Here some temples are like
Har ki Paori
This sacred Ghat is very famous among the world This ghat is also known by the name of “Brahmakund”.Here Tourist can feel the reflection of golden hues of floral diyas in the river Ganga.The Ganga Ghat Aarti is very famous at both morning and evening time.This place attract tourist his side and make their tour unforgettable
This temple of Chandi Devi atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganga. It is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Shankracharya in City.
Mansa Devi Temple
This Temples is another tourist place in Haridwar. This temple of Goddess Mansa Devi is situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat. Tourist can see the beautiful view of the city from here
Maya Devi Temple
This is an ancient temple of Maya Devi the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar, known as one of the Siddhpeethas.
Jim Corbett National Park
In Uttrakhand this place have a place among tourist attraction in India, and this place located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Corbett is a haven for Tigers as well as its prey. Corbett became deeply concerned about the tigers' habitat and fate. This park is famous for its wild population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants. If you are wild life lover then come here and enjoy this vibrant wild life of wild animals.
Rishikesh (Land of God & a Yoga Capital)
Rishikesh is popularly known as the Yoga Capital of the World. This destination is one of the best places for all tourists.On other word this land known ad Land of God, which have best and vibrant tourist’s attraction in India. Rishikesh is another center of pilgrimage and tourist attraction for Indians as well as foreigners. This Popular place is well known for modem and ancient Ashrams and temples.
There is much spiritual Yoga and meditation center located here which are regularly visited by large number of tourists from all over the world.
Place to Enjoy In Rishikesh
This place is another best place to visit in town. Evening Aarti (prayer) of goddess Ganga is also performed here. This is a bathing Ghat, where three streams of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati are believed to be flowing together underground. This is a sacred place where 'Pinda Shradha' is performed or food is offered to the departed soul.
It is a beautiful sight in town, which is a bridge between to mountain over the river.In other word it’s a hanging just rope bridge across river Ganga. This is made without pillar and has best tourist attraction by the tourist.
It is a quiet place on the left bank of the Ganges opposite to Shri Shivananda Ashram. Swargashram (Heavenly Adobe) as the name connotes is a beautiful place situated in foot of Himalaya. It is this spot where from ages of yore the famous Yogis and Rishis have been doing the Tapasya. This temple and Dharamshala is maintained by Kali Kamliwala Kshetra enroute.
Temples and Ashram in Town
The most popular temples in town which have best tourist attraction among world like Raghunath temple, Bharat temple, Yoga Niketan Laxman Thoola, Yoga Sadan Ashram Rishikesh, Shri Vit, Pushkar temple, Shatrughan temple, Laxman temple, Sheshdhara, Rishikund and Bhagirath temple
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