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Uttarakhand Tourism

Uttarakhand travel is exciting due to the sheer topographical variety of the region which comprises snow-bound mountains, verdant hills, fertile valleys, sparkling rivers and broad lakes enhancing its natural beauty. Tourists and visitors frequently travel to Uttrakhand to spend vacations at well known hill resorts of the state for spending some quality time amidst pollution free surroundings.

Uttarakhand is also considered the abode of the gods. There are several highly revered pilgrimage sites in the state. Most visitors find travel in Uttarakhand incomplete without regulation visits to the many sites with great religious and mythological significance, apart from the countless local shrines gracing many a hilltop.

Uttarakhand travel also necessarily includes for the enterprising few a round of participation in diverse adventure sports , particularly relevant owing to the geographical features of the state. A significant aspect of a travel at Uttarakhand are adventure sports like trekking, ice-skiing, white water rafting. To trek up undulating terrain mountain stretch or to traverse the dense jungles of the hills is in itself quite an adventure for those willing to take a few risks.

Tourists also opt to go for Uttarakhand travel to visit the numerous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in the state. While on a trip to Uttarakhand, ensure that you do not miss out on the many wildlife sanctuaries of the state like the Rajaji National Park and the Corbett National Park. These showcase exotic varieties of flora and fauna that are found in the state.

How to Reach Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand formerly known as Uttaranchal lays its invitation in splendid glaciers and waterfalls, majestic Himalayas and rolling valley of flowers. Although Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is newly carved out, it offers a veritable bouquet of attractions to the discerning tourists.

Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) has recognized tourism as an industry and boasts of excellent infra structure in terms of accessibility.

By Air

Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) has its only airport in Jolly Grant, which is close to the state capital Dehradun. Nearly all public and private airlines operate regular flights to Dehradun.

By Road

Although Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is a very young state in India, an extensive road network covers the state. Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) has excellent road connection with Delhi and state highways link the destinations and important places like Corbett National Park, Haridwar, Rishikesh of the state to each other.

By Rail

Rail network is also very convenient in Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal). The keys Railway Stations in Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) are Dehradun, Haridwar and Kathgodam. Many super-fast express and passenger trains service these stations.

Shopping in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand formerly known as Uttaranchal is not a typical shopping destination. Still shopping in Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) can be a real fun for the avid shopper.

The main handicraft in Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) is woodcarving. Like all hilly states, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) also has rich forestland. Wood has traditionally served as the base for crafts fashioned out by the local artisans. The woodcrafts would make for great souvenirs for your Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) tour.

You can also buy the local woolens products, which sports unique designs and variety of colors.

Besides, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) grows the finest variety of rice. Do not forget to pick up a packet or two of the fragrant Basmati rice as you shop here.

There lot of options for shopping in Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal). Most of the destinations in the state are replete with shops, be it Government or private-run. In most of the hill stations Malls are the favourite haunts for those who want to do some shopping in Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal).

Places to Visit in Uttarakhand
  • Dehradun
  • Mussoorie
  • Nainital
  • Ranikhet
  • Almora
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Last Updated on : 27/09/2013