Uttaranchal - The land of The Gods

Considered holy by many and dotted with temples and pilgrimages, it is rightfully called as the Land of the Gods. Now known as Uttarakhand, it is a princely state in the Northern Himalayas. The region offers stunning views of the hills and the mountains and is lined with many valleys, meadows and dense wildlife. Many lakes, sanctuaries and wildlife reserves attracts a good deal of nature and wildlife lovers to the state.
Though Hindi is commonly understood by all, Kumaoni and Garhwali are the local languages of the state. The lakeside resorts and the beautifully serene atmosphere, makes it an ideal holiday destination for people who are looking for a break from their daily hectic lives.

Getting there

The most preferred modes of transportation in the area is either by trains or buses. Though you can plan your travel from many different places, Haridwar and Kotdwar are the most popular routes to Uttaranchal. The routes taken by buses and trains are scenic and offer breathtaking views of the beautiful lakes, meadows and valleys in the area. As there is a boom in tourism in the summer months, booking your travel well in advance can help you save a lot of money and effort due to last minute rush.

Places of Interest

1. Hill stations
Hill stations

Famous for its many hill stations such as Nainital, Mussoorie and Ranikhet,they offer stunning views and scenery of the surrounding hills and lakes. Visitors can organize treks and trips in order to explore the area in its natural beauty.

2. Dunagiri
Famous for its calm and serene atmosphere, it manages to attract many visitors who are looking for calm and tranquil surroundings to relax in. Its natural glory remains undisturbed by the rapid urbanization and is one of the few places where you can enjoy nature in all its glory.

3. Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park

The park is open to visitors and tourists from the months of november to june. Housing some of the exotic wildlife and plantation offered by the state, it is the perfect place to visit for nature and wildlife lovers. Bird watchers can also ignite their passion as hte park houses many extic birds.
The serene atmosphere and the tranquil nature makes Uttaranchal one of the most preferred destinations for tourism in India. Planning your travel and making arrangements in advance can help you save a lot of time and money in last minute bookings.

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