Destination for Adventure Sports
Maps can be used by tourists or visitors to know the exact location that you want to visit. Maps can be of great help in locating a restaurant, hospital or important places of interest. It can show the nearby places from where you are which can help you locate the distance and the road by which you have to travel. Due to its proximity to the Himalaya ranges, the place is full of hills and mountains and you can see the Himalayan peaks and glaciers, while the plains consist mostly of dense forest. Uttaranchal maps can be also useful for trekkers, climbers, and those who love adventurous sports. Skiing, camping and rock climbing is also a good sport where people from all parts of the country and aboard take part. Paragliding and mountaineering are some other sports taken up on a large scale. Uttaranchal is today, the most sought after adventurous destination by tourists.
Tourism in Uttaranchal
Tourism in Uttaranchal is on a large scale as the land is blessed with immense beauty and has lots of natural landscape that tourists love to visit again and again. Uttaranchal comprises of lots of temples, and has many temples that are ancient and worth visiting. Char dham the most sacred places of the Hindus like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri are nestled here. For the forest lovers, they can enjoy various forest reserves and National parks that contain various wild animals. The flora and fauna are to be seen to be believed.
Hill stations in Uttarakhand
Uttaranchal is also known for its famous hill stations like Mussoorie, Chopta, Almora, Nainital, Dhanaulti, Lansdowne, valley of flowers and Sat tal. These are some of the exotic hill stations in India that are filled with greenery everywhere adorned with snow capped peaks and beautiful wild flowers all over the places. The valley of flowers comprises of 250 species of wild flowers, which is a treat to the eyes. Dehradun the capital of Uttaranchal is the most beautiful hill station from the time of British Raj. It is a famous scenic spot and is also a very old city in India. Mussoorie has its green hills and rich flora and fauna. It comprises of the Himalaya snow ranges that you can see glittering from the city. Nainital is another tourist place that has equally beautiful places to visit.
Wildlife Reserves and National Parks
Various wild life sanctuaries and parks are found in the state. The famous Assan barrage is in Dehradun district at the confluence of river Yamuna and Assan. The Akot Musk deer sanctuary and is famous for the musk deer conversation that is carried on at this place. It also has leopard, barking deer, brown bear, civet cat, serow and many species. The Jim Corbett national park is the grandest and the oldest national park in Nainital district. The park is famous for its varied wildlife and project tiger carried by the Government of India. The Govind wildlife sanctuary in the Uttarakashi district is a significant place for endangered animals and also is rich in medicinal plants. The snow leopard can be seen here.
Uttaranchal is regarded as the most sacred place of Hindus as it has many holy temples and is the place where Lord Shiva resided. Badrinath and Kedarnath are the two places that have been a pilgrimage place since centuries. Badrinath has four dhams and is one of the holiest sites. Keadranth comprises of holy shirne in Himalayas and the major one is the Shiva temple and is one of the twelve Jyothirlings of Lord Shiva. Gangotri is a place of Ganga who is believed to have touched earth here. The Goddess came here in the form of a river. Yamunotri, is the source of Yamuna River and the westernmost shrine. Haridwar is situated at the banks of river Ganga and is the ancient holy city of the Hindus. Rishikesh is the gateway to all the shrines of the holy places.
Last Updated on : 4/09/2013
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