Best tourists places to visit in and around Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is a northern state in India known for its Hindu Pilgrimage sites. The city of Rishikesh is a major center for yoga study was made famous by the visit of Beatles in 1968. Located on the foothills of Himalayan range, it is largely a hilly state having internation boundaries with China and Nepal. The famous char dham yatra are nestled in the mighty mountains. Here are few places which are a renowned tourists spot.
Almora is a horse shoe shapped quaint hill station in Uttarakhand, cuddled up in snow-capped mountains and surrounded by the Kaushiki and Shalmali rivers, it was the summer capital of the Royals of the Kumaon region. The forts, royal courts and historical monuments hold its heritage close to its heart. The people of Almora are proud of their culture and folk music.
Kausani is a heaven of trekkers, its snow capped mountains, lush green forests and crystal clear skiyes makes it a picturesque hill station. Mahatma Gandhi came to stay at an ashram here for some days and named the place as “Switzerland of India”. One can explore number of waterfalls, temples, tea estates and planetarium to experience the beauty of stars and planets.
Situated in the majestic Himalayas, Gangotri is one of the Char dhams. It is the highest temple dedicated to goddess Ganga. The river Ganges originated from the glacier Gangotri and is called Bhagirathi. Gangotri offers trekker to explore the mountain of Garhwali Himalayas. The most plopular trek is Gangotri- Gaumukh trek which extends to Tapovan and Nandavan. To explore more of Gangotri, one can head up to Gauri Kund and Surya Kund.
Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett national Park is spread over an area of 520 sqmts, renowned for sheltering the royal Bengal tigers and other different species of migratory birds. It comprises of large lakes, swampy depressions, hills, grassland and hills. A famous wildlife safari can be spotted in a open jeep or on back of the elephant proves to be a memorable experience. It is the only national park in India which offers night stay inside the jungle.
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