Uttarakhand is one of the Himalayan states blessed with a number of picturesque hill stations, adventure and pilgrimage spots. There are a number of things to explore in Uttarakhand like its fascinating wildlife, snow capped mountains, Hindu pilgrimage destinations, lush green valleys, its culture and traditions.
Famous Attractions of Uttarakhand
Almora is a famous hill stations which is famous by the name of cultural hub of Uttarakhand. It lies in the Kumaon region and is surrounded by four hills, Shayahi Devi, Banari Devi, Kasar Devi and Katarnal, which are considered to be divine. Main attractions of Almora include its Museum and Deer Park.
Nainital is a famous hill station of India which derived its name from the Naini Lake, constructed in eye shape. It is located in the center of town and is a famous attraction for visitors. Other important attractions include China Peak, Hanuman Garhi, Bhimtal, Naini Temple and Sat Tal.
Rishikesh is famous worldwide as a white water rafting destination. Other important destinations of Rishikesh are Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir and Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. It is one of the pilgrimage destinations which attract a large number of tourists from various parts of the world.
Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand. One can get buses from Deharadun to every destination of Uttarakhand. It is also famous for its various famous education institutions. Some of the famous attractions of Dehradun are The Forest Research Institute, Kalinga War Memorial, Mindrolling Monastery, Tapkeshwar Temple, Gurkha Fort, Clock Tower and various ancient caves and springs. Jolly Grant airport is also located in Dehradun, which is the main airport to reach any tourist destination in Uttarakhand.
Mussoorie is blessed with cool climate throughout the year and is an ideal hill resort. Main attractions of Mussoorie are Mussoorie Lake, Tibetan Temple, Municipal Gardens, Lake Mist and Lal Tibba. It also has a number of famous education institutions which attract students from all over India.
Haridwar is a famous pilgrimage destination located in Uttarakhand. It is also famous as the famous Kumbh Mela is organised here every after 12 years. Famous attractions of Haridwar are Har Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple and Sati Kund.
Other than these attractions, there are a number of famous tourist attractions in Uttarakhand like Pauri Garhwal, Munsyari, Kumaon, Landsdown, Auli etc.