Also referred to as the ‘Land of Gods’, Uttarakhand, which is the northern state of India, has earned much fame among pilgrims, honeymoon couples, vacationers and backpackers. Every year, thousands and thousands of tourists visit this charming hilly state, which is blessed with snow-capped mountains, gurgling rivers, greenery, hill stations, etc. Here are the best places to see in this holy state:
Situated around the popular Naini Lake in a valley at an altitude of 1938 meters above the sea level, Nainital, which is also renowned as the ‘Lake district of India’, is surrounded by mountains on all sides. In addition to its picturesque charm, this destination is popular for its scented candles. Some of the most significant tourist attractions in this destination are Naini Lake, Thandi Sadak, Nainital Zoo, Himalayan View Point, etc. Here, you can enjoy boating and angling.
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Being the capital city of Uttarakhand, the northern state of India, Dehradun, which is located in the Doon Valley among the foothills of the Himalayas at an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level, is famous for its superb architectural show. This destination is also called the ‘Abode of Dronacharya’. Some of the major attractions of this destination are Raja Ji National Park, Robber’s Cave, Sahastradhara, Tiger Falls and so on.
Nestled at a height of 6,000 feet above the sea level, Mussoorie, which is fondly called the ‘Queen of Hills in Uttarakhand’, is enriched with natural charm. Here, summers are pleasant and the winters are chilling. The popular attractions of this hill station, which is situated at a distance of 34kms from Dehradun, are Mussoorie Lake, Gun Hill, Mussoorie Adventure Park, the Mall Road, Bhatta Falls, etc.
Located at an altitude of 1829m above sea level, Ranikhet or ‘Queen’s Field’ is the ideal hill station to take the charming glimpse of the Himalayas. The picturesque landscape and the wonderful richness of greenery make this hill station a dreamy destination. Some of the famous tourist attractions of this destination are Jhula Devi Temple, Chaubatia Orchard and so on.
- Jim Corbett National Park
Previously called ‘Hailey’s National Park’, Jim Corbett National Park, which was named after a conservationist hunter, is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. Established to conserve the endangered Bengal tiger and being the oldest national park in India, this national park, which has an exotic array of wildlife and thick forest, is home to approx 600 species of birds, an equal number of fauna and some 488 different kinds of plants and trees. All the year round, Safaris and hiking trails through the thick forest’s buffer zones are held in this national park.
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