Uttarakhand, popularly known as ‘Devbhumi’ or abode of the Gods, is blessed with enthralling beauty of the Himalayas. This Indian state has the origination points of the holy Rivers Ganga and Yamuna. Home to a number of hill stations, wildlife reserves and pilgrimage centers, the state is visited by huge numbers of tourists having diverse interests. For your next holidays, you can have a wonderful experience exploring the following 5 attractions of the state.
Dehradun – Mesmerizing Landscape and Soothing Climate
The state capital is located at 5 hour drive from New Delhi. The foreign tourists can spend a day at a guest house Delhi and visit the top attractions like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate and Lotus Temple. It is a good idea to book one of the popular Dehradun hotels in advance. Linked to the greatest Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, the city offers many attractions like Kalinga Monument, Tapkeshwar Temple, Clock Tower and Robber’s Cave. It is worth admiring the breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains from the city.
Mussoorie – A Popular Honeymoon Spot
The fascinating atmosphere of Mussoorie, a well-known hill station near Dehradun, spellbinds the tourists. Stay at one of the Mussoorie cottages offering splendid sunrise and sunset views. Explore the captivating natural beauty at Kempty Falls and Lake Mist. Many tourist spots like Lal Tibba, Happy Valley, Jhari Pani Falls are worth visiting as well. Not only honeymoon couples, but anyone willing to take a wonderful holiday break would admire the natural splendor of this place.
Rishikesh – The Adventure Destination
The next destination of the trip is Rishikesh, located on the banks of River Ganges. Popular for two bridges called Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula and a number of yoga centers, the town is also a famous destination for adventurers. Whitewater rafting is a popular adventure activity that attracts tourists from all over. Enjoy other fun-filled activities like rappelling, kayaking, rock climbing, cliff jumping and camping while staying a resort Rishikesh.
Nainital – The Lake District
Accommodating a number of beautiful and serene lakes, Nainital is among the prime tourist destinations in the state. Choose to stay at one of the Nainital cottages and get enchanted by the boundless natural treasures. Visit Snow View point to have breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks. Enjoy a boat ride at Naini Lake which is surrounded by skyscraping mountain peaks. Other popular attractions include Naina Devi Temple, St. John Church and Tiffin Top.
Jim Corbett National Park for Wildlife Lovers
The final destination would be Jim Corbett Park, the oldest of its kind in India and well-known for the population of royal Bengal tigers. Stay at one of the Corbett resorts and enjoy the exciting natural and wild settings. Leopards, sloth bear, grey mongoose, elephants and crocodiles are among other popular species of the park. Many species of local and migratory birds can also be found here.
Uttarakhand rightly deserves to be a fabulous tourist destination for tourists having different holidaying ideas. It is indeed a great way to seek pleasure away from the hectic life.