Popular destinations in Uttarakhand “Dev Bhoomi” (The land of god), and home of Himalayas, a lovely state in northern India is truly paradise on earth for nature lover’s, with the fresh air, pure water, the chilling snow, the scenic beauty, and the adverting mountains, if you are a nature lover or believe in divinity then you may find most beautiful tourist places in Uttarakhand.
The beautiful Himalayan mountain range, gorgeous hill stations, huge glaciers, flowing waterfalls are the other attractions of the state. Uttarakhand is particularly famous for its historic temples and religious sanctuary sites, which attract pilgrims from all over the world. Uttarakhand is a naturalist’s dream, with several options for trekking, camping, and adventure sports.
Uttrakhand was earlier a part of Uttar Pradesh then it was carved out of hilly regions, and Uttarakhand became the 27th state of India on November 9 2000. The state is broadly divided into two zones “Garhwal” (earlier known as Kedharkhand) and “Kumaon” (earlier known as Manaskhand) there are 13 total districts in the state and Dehradun is the Capital of the state.
Popular destinations in Uttarakhand
- Dehradun – The capital city of the Uttarakhand
- Rishikesh – Yoga Capital of the world, and Adventure
- Haridwar – Gateway to the Lord and Blessed by Ganga
- Kedarnath – Holiest Pilgrimages, Lord Shiva
- Badrinath – The land of meditation and penance
- Auli – Best skiing destination in Uttarakhand
- Nainital – A Lake covered by three mountain peaks
- Almora – Commercial headquarter of Kumaon
The summer season is the greatest time to visit Uttarakhand. Summer temperatures range from 20 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. Summer is considered peak season, but it can get very crowded and reservations in advance is necessary. March-April and September-October are good months for adventure sports such as trekking and paragliding because the weather is typically clear and the temperatures are warm.
You can reach Uttarakhand by air, rail, and road. The nearest airport is in Dehradun, which is 20 km away from the city. If you are planning to reach by train then the major railway stations in Uttarakhand are Haridwar, Dehradun, and Kathgodam. And you can reach here by bus or taxi from Delhi or other nearby cities.