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Uttaranchal, known as the abode of god, is a tourist’s perfect delight. From its snowy mountain ranges to the white gushing water in its rivers, it is the picture of tranquility and perfection. It makes for a holiday hot spot as it offers something to every tourist, whether it is adventure sports such as trekking, skiing and rafting to wildlife safaris to holy pilgrimages, the list goes on. Tourists can enjoy the view of picturesque hills, which consist of the western part of the Himalayan ranges on their holiday in Uttaranchal.

Uttaranchal is separated into two major regions according to cultural differences - Garhwal and Kumaon. The Garhwal division includes seven districts including Dehradun the capital, whereas the Kumaon division has six districts under it. Be it holiday or honeymoon in Uttaranchal, the states has myriad options to boast of.

Kumaon division


Nestled in the hills of the magnificent Himalayas, the Kumaon region attracts many tourists all year long. Nainital is a tranquil region located in this division and a popular destination to honeymoon in North India. It is characterized by a scenic view of the hills and a charming lake.

The main attraction in the region of Kumaon is the Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve which was set up in 1936. It was the first park set up of its kind and is very popular and well known and tourists should not miss including Corbett tour packages in your trip to Uttaranchal. Kausani is another tourist hot spot that is recognized for its dense forests and picturesque view of the Nanda Devi mountain range. Other familiar hill stations in the area Binsar and Chaukori.

One can also enjoy nature’s beauty and adventurous activities at Munsiyari. If you are a religious person you might want to visit the famous Narayan Ashram and Mayawati Ashram present here. Pilgrimages are made by devotees to various places of religious interest present in this region, the main places being Jageshwar, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Meetha Reetha Shahib, and Nanakmatta. Also, for more adventurous pilgrims there is the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and the Chota Kailash Yatra. If you are adventurous but not religious you could go trekking as there are many trekking routes. Lots of fairs and festivals also take place like the Nanda Devi mela and Bagwal. Pithoragarh, known as ‘little Kashmir’, is a small town ideal for mountaineers, pilgrims and sightseers alike. You can conveniently reach these destinations by taking up excursion on your Nainital tour packages.

Garhwal division


Garhwal is scenic region located right in the middle of the Himalayas with the river of Ganga and Yamuna bordering it. Dehradun is the most popular tourist attraction in this region. It is usually described as delightful and divine and has the towns of Rishikesh and Mussoorie in it. Rishikesh is a major pilgrim hub with its temples and ashrams but also caters to the adventurous with its river rafting activities, so do not miss planning a trip to Rishikesh. Mussoorie known as the queen of hill stations is strikingly beautiful with its attractive view of the mountain ranges.

The famous Maha Khumbh Mela takes place at Haridwar which attracts lakhs of devotees. It is known as the ‘gateway to god’ and is considered one of the most holy places of the Hindus. Tehri Garhwal is a major tourist place in Uttaranchal, located in the outer ranges of the Himalayas and is famous for the Tehri Dam and Tehri Lake and can be visited on Dehradun vacation packages. The main religious centers popular among pilgrims are Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Together these four holy places are termed as ‘Char Dham’ and are must visit for those planning to take up pilgrim India travel packages.

Chamoli covers several religious spots, scenic rivers and imposing snow clad mountain peaks, which is pleasurable for tourists who love adventure. The valley of flowers is major tourist destination in Chamoli. Here tourists can witness hundreds of different flower species and experience the beauty of nature at its best. All the cities in Uttaranchal can be conveniently reached by taking up Uttaranchal holiday tours from Delhi.
 

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