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Uttarakhand Tourism

A divine land of Garhwalis and Kumaonis
Tourism in Uttarakhand

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About Uttarakhand Tourism

The Indian state of Uttarakhand is located in the Northern part of the country. Uttarakhand Tourism has jumped to great heights attracting a plethora of visitors from all over the country and the world after its creation. Earlier, the state was a part of Uttar Pradesh and was created as a separate state entity on 9th November 2000. The capital city of the state is Dehradun. It shares its boundary with China, and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. The state of Uttarakhand is famous for its mountains, valleys, lush greenery, the mighty rivers, and the history and culture of the mountain communities like the Garhwalis and Kumaonis. The Uttarakhand Tourism explores the best of what the state has to offer and provides a great insight into the rich culture of the local communities.

Pilgrims overcome their demons and adventurers conquer their fears in this blessed land. With a well-planned itinerary of Uttarakhand tourism, travelers can visit to some of the most beautiful landscapes of the country. The solitary sadhus and rishis meditated in higher elevations that are now visited by spiritual seekers to restore their sanity. The British made several summer retreats in Uttarakhand that are now transformed into holiday towns frequented by honeymooners throughout the year. The state has long been a fancy of travelers of all kinds. Some of the most beautiful tourist places in Uttarakhand are awaiting your arrival.

History of Uttarakhand

Being also called as the ‘Dev Bhoomi’, i.e. the ‘Land of the Gods’, this place has mentions in old age puranas. The history of Uttarakhand is divided basis Garhwal and Kumaon regions. Hence, the difference of their history and culture can vary. Carved out of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2000, Uttarakhand is a millennium state with traditions dating back to ancient Hindu epics. Mythologies run deeper here than rivers in the valleys. After the tragedy of June 2013, Uttarakhand Tourism suffered quite a bit. However, that dip lasted for just a while. The authorities are doing their best to make travel in Uttarakhand safer.

Culture of Uttarakhand

Nature is a perfect remedy to balance the human senses. Garhwali and Kumauni have stark differences in their culture, but they share a common bond of the Himalayas. The Garhwal division is dotted with several Hindu temples and visited by thousands of devotees in summer. Garhwal is also home to the headwaters of two of the most sacred rivers in India: Ganges and Yamuna. The Kumaon division is speckled with sparsely populated hamlets and hill stations awaiting their next batch of honeymooners every season. Be it Garhwal or Kumaon, the hills of Uttarakhand can heal any weary soul. And thus, local folks who love simple living are now accustomed to the benefits of tourism in Uttarakhand.

Char Dham in Uttarakhand

Char Dham of Uttarakhand comprises a tour to four holy sites, including Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Though, each site has its own history, yet one can be amazed to find how all the four sites are connected together and form a sacred tour. This religious tour is one of the primary ones on the list of tours offered by Uttarakhand Tourism. As one embarks on a strenuous tour of these hilly trails, they can get to cherish some blissful moments that connect them with supernatural power. As the place got better connectivity and infrastructure post Indo-China war of 1962, one can easily hop on to these holy abodes and have a hassle-free experience.   

Adventure in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is also finding its place among best destinations of adventure tourism in India. Bungee jumping in Rishikesh, paragliding in Pithoragarh, boating in Nainital, skiing in Auli, trekking to Kedarnath, jeep safari in Jim Corbett National Park, temple hopping in Haridwar, and camping in Kausani are some of the most popular things to do in Uttarakhand. With a perfect blend of forested regions, rocky cliffs, and undulating terrains, an adventurous soul can get satiated, for sure.

Trekking in Uttarakhand

Trekking and Rafting are two of the most enjoyed activities offered by Uttarakhand Tourism. So, if yoga and meditation is not your cup of tea, you can paddle your way to glory when rafting season in Rishikesh is under way. Kauri Pass, Bedni Bugyal, Har ki Doon, Gangotri Glacier, Deorital, and Roopkund are some of the most rewarding treks in Uttarakhand. Dotted with some of the most spectacular hill stations, such as Nainital, Kausani, Mussoorie, and Dehradun, this state is a real treat for adventure seekers.

Famous Food in Uttarakhand

There are many local food items that are quite popular in Uttarakhand. The local communities of Garhwalis and Kumaonis have their traditional dishes that are quite famous amongst travelers who are exploring about the state. While in Uttarakhand, one should try food items like Kafuli, Bhang Ki Chutney, Garhwal ka Fannah, Phaanu, Baadi, Kandalee Ka Saag, Chainsoo, and Kumaoni Raita.

Best Stay Areas in Uttarakhand

There are many areas in Uttarakhand that are really good for a stay. The choice of the place depends upon the places that you are covering on a trip. The city of Haridwar is considered to be the gateway to the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Most of the cities and towns in the state are easily accessible through this city. Even Rishikesh and Dehradun provide great connectivity to other places in the state. When covering a lot of places on the journey to Uttarakhand, try staying at one of these places to make the trip easy and convenient for you.

Tourism in Uttarakhand is all about perilous pleasures. The state of Uttarakhand seems to have holiest of holy Hindu pilgrimages, silky meadows on treeless hills, snow-covered mountains towering above glacial lakes, and Raj-era hill stations. Lofty mountains, quaint hamlets, unspoilt culture, and clear night skies will make you want to linger a little longer in Uttarakhand. A bevy of tourist attractions in Uttarakhand can make your vacation of any duration worthwhile.

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Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

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    A miniature zoological park, Dehradun Zoo is set in the midst of Shivalik range of Doon Valley. Offering a perfect escape from the humdrum of the bustling city life, the enchanting Dehradun Zoo in Dehradun, Uttarakhand provides you with an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with astonishing wildlife in the Himalayan regi...

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  • Kalsi in Dehradun

    Kalsi is a small charming village, situated in Dehradun district and is 780 meters above sea level. This place falls in the Jaunsar-Bawar tribal belt region and is located at the assembly point of the rivers Yamuna and Tons. The place has a lush green forest and trees of oak and sal in its setting. Kalsi in Dehradun boasts ...

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  • Buddha Temple in Dehradun

    Built-in the later years of the 20th century by the revered Buddhist religious head Kochen Rinpoche, Buddha Temple in Dehradun is a magnificent Tibetan Monastery and is also known as Mindrolling Monastery. It was built not only to safeguard the religious and cultural sentiments of the Buddhists but also to promote the same....

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  • Rajaji National Park in Dehradun

    An Indian national park located near Dehradun, Rajaji National Park is more than just what it is. The place is also a tiger reserve located on the foothills of the Himalayas in the Shivaliks. This beautiful national park is sprawled over a gigantic area of 820.42 sq kilometers. There are three rivers that pass through this ...

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  • Clock Tower in Dehradun

    Clock Tower in Dehradun is situated at the heart of the valley. It is often considered as the city center. Just as the name suggests, the tower comes with a huge clock that has been the center of attraction of many visitors. It is one of those historical attractions in Dehradun that embodies the essence of the town. Moreove...

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Things To Do In Uttarakhand

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  • Visit the Temples in Haridwar

    In Haridwar city you find temples everywhere in the city precincts. The temples in Haridwar are highly respected, here you will find small as well as big temple throughout the city. Most temples in Haridwar are dedicated to Vishnu or Mahadev Shiva. There are some temples in Haridwar that are tourist attraction due to their ...

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  • Enjoy At Fun Valley Water Park in Dehradun

    Nestled at the equal distance from Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar, Fun Valley Water Park in Dehradun is one of the best waterparks in the Himalayan region. Comprising some of the best, biggest, and rare rides, Fun Valley, Dehradun is one-of-a-kind waterpark in the Asian continent.

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  • Picnic Spot Lachhiwala in Dehradun

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  • Zero Point Trek in Almora

    Trek to Zero Point Almora is one of the most famous treks in India. The Zero Point is basically a spot that is at an altitude of 2400 m and a tower is built on the spot to see the panoramic and picturesque views of the Himalayan Ranges. The spot is located in the center of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Zero Point spot is n...

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  • Ganga Aarti in Haridwar

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How to reach Uttarakhand

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By Air

There are two domestic airports in Uttarakhand. The Jolly Grant Airport (DED) in Dehradun is located 22

kilometres from the city centre. It is served by regular nonstop flights from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai,

and Chennai. Alliance Air, IndiGo, and Jet Airways provide commercial flights to and from Dehradun.

Pantnagar Airport (PGH) serves as a gateway to hill stations like Nainital, Ranikhet, and Almora. The

distance between Jim Corbett National Park and Pantnagar Airport is about 120 km.

By Train

Reaching Nainital or Dehradun by rail is the cheapest and perhaps the most convenient way to visit. The

train station in Kathgodam, 35 km from Nainital, is the last terminus of the North East railways.

Kathgodam train station has rail connectivity with Delhi, Dehradun, and Howrah (Kolkata). Trains to

Dehradun railway station come from Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab. Jan

Shatabdi Express, Dehradun Express, Doon Express, and Nanda Devi Express are major trains serving

Uttarakhand.

By Road

One of the main reasons to visit the hills in Uttarakhand is the joy that comes from the time spent on the

road itself. The state has more than 1,328 km of national highways and 1,543 km of state highways. The

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation runs around 1000 buses in and out of the state.

Haridwar and Rishikesh are connected to Delhi by NH 34 and NH 7 passes through Dehradun with

Badrinath. Highways 109 and 309 interlink Nainital, Almora, and Jim Corbett National Park. The

proposed Char Dham Highway will connect all four major pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand. Taxi rentals

are available in all major travel destinations in Uttarakhand.

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    Sm Abdulqadir

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    Sm's 4 days trip to Uttarakhand

    It was planned a romantic trip but couldn't meet the expectation

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    Akshay Bhagatnov

    Mumbai

    Akshay's 6 days trip to Uttarakhand

    We booked our trip with Agent Trip Birbal through travel traingle for 6 days 5 nights. We made sure our plan will.be customized and as said by travel traingle and our travel agent they customized our plan according to our needs and made sure everything went as per plan. Agent Trip Birbal was really good and we got everything what we were promised. Also the driver of our cab was really good, with very good driving skills and was really helpful. We were going to miss out some points but our driver made sure that we got to see our planned tourist spots. The hotels provided by our Travel agent were good. especially Corbett Treat Resort and The mountain Quail ( Mussoorie) stood out in food, room, cleanliness. The shivaay hotel in rishikesh was decent one. If anyone wants to go to Uttarakhand , i would suggest go with Agent Trip birbal but make sure to customize your own plan and get on mail by the agent that they will provide all the services that you asked for. Travel Traingle staff was also good to us but a problem that i observed was ,our trip guide Kocab Hammad's number was switched off most of the time and that definitely is not a good impression. If anything had gone wrong how we were supposed to contact our trip guide from travel traingle? Please take this into account. Rest all was perfectly organised. You can trust Travel Triangle.

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    Hetal Parikh

    Mumbai

    Hetal's 3 days trip to Uttarakhand

    The experience of booking the trip for my parents through travel triangle was not good in terms of reliability. They outsourced itvto some agent called tripsailor who was based in Delhi and the agents were very rude. Secondly none of the mobile numbers givenb to us to contact worked as they were out of reach or temporarily disconnected.Before the trip u felt i was duped for the money as they were not responsible to contact us .I am really disappointed with this kind of service.1 day before the trip i gad to make 10 calls back and forth to tripsailor and travel triangle.

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    Lokesh Nagaraj

    Bangalore

    Lokesh's 8 days trip to Uttarakhand

    had a great time in our Uttarakhand tour except for some small hiccups rest all was up to my satisfaction

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    SHIVPRASAD R PILLAI

    Delhi

    Shivprasad's 5 days trip to Uttarakhand

    Hotel trihari at rishikesh was the worst hotel.Service was very bad hotel room was ok..Shiv inn hotel in haridwar ,the room was ok but food was not up to the mark.Basera was very good recommend for people going to mussorie with very good services .. THE VIBES AT RIVER GANGA WAS THE BEST..STAY AT HOTEL BASERA AND THE STAFF MEMBERS WERE VERY GOOD ND WELL BEHAVED

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    Nilesh Pandya

    New delhi

    Nilesh's 10 days trip to Uttarakhand

    Good hotels, good rooms, but poor and slow service with keeping commitment towards the customers.

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    Kvdiji

    Delhi

    Kvdiji's 7 days trip to Uttarakhand

    Alltogotget I had a good experience. I visited uttarakhand though celebrate vaccations. Even though the rishikeah hotel hesitated to provide us the services whic mentioned in itenery, the Celebrate vacations ensured everything properly.... I will recommend celebrate vaccations for a budget friendly holiday package

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    Nishu Raina

    New delhi

    Nishu's 3 days trip to Uttarakhand

    Details should be shared clearly and driver was not interested in showing the places.

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    Archana Panda

    Mumbai

    Archana's 7 days trip to Uttarakhand

    The driver Jeetu Bhai was very understanding and efficient. For traveller ' sake , it is better there is a clear communication between the driver and the agent. Also the agent should be more transparent with the travellers so as to not put them in difficult situation during the trip and jeopardize their fun time. Also I believe the agent should be accessible till the trip ends at whatever time the Traveller might need his help. The agency needs to work on that.

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    Rinkesh Limbachiya

    Delhi

    Rinkesh's 7 days trip to Uttarakhand

    Good It was a very good trip all enjoyed this trip m

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    The off-season in Uttrakhand is from April through September during the monsoon season when the prices fall and tourists can avail heavy discounts on their tour packages.

    Uttarkhand is completely safe for tourists as there is heavy security and precautionary measures in place all around. As a cautionary safety measure, tourists should avoid staying in hotels that are built on the flood plains of a river and shoudl avoid driving during the rainy season as there could be landslides. Apart from this, Uttarakhand is a delightful destiantion to enjoy a holiday in.

    There are many items and handicrafts one can pick up in Uttarakhand such as wooden handicrafts, rice and tea items, woolens, strawberries, handmade accessories and cherries and apples. 

    Yes, permits are required for certain treks in Uttarkhand and tourists can find out all the necessary infromation beforehand from the tourist office. The permits can also be availed from the tourist office after submitting ID proof and photographs.

    Tourists can find several authentic tasty dishes in Uttarakhand like: Bal Mithai is a chocolate-like fudge, made from roasted khoya and coated with white sugar. Dubka is made from different kinds of lentils which are ground and made into a curry-like dish and flavored with different spices. Chains is a dish made out of whole urad that are roasted, ground and made into a soup. Kaap is prepared with spinach leaves that are made into a paste and then cooked. Jhoi is a dish that is seasoned with curry leaves and curd.

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