Uttarakhand Tourism is popular for its beautiful hill stations, adventure activities and Char Dham Yatra. Uttarakhand “The Land of Gods” has emerged as a major tourist destination in India. The Himalayan state is blessed with majestic peaks, holy rivers and has several pleasant trekking trails that attracts many adventure lovers. Come to have a view of pilgrimages sites of state Uttarakhand as follows Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, also known as “Char Dham“. Come savour the state’s beauty and relish the adventure activities in Uttarakhand.
Pillowed in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, It is one of the most beautiful northern states of India. From spell-binding views of the towering peaks like Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Panchachuli, Swargarohini, Shivling, Kamot, Neelkantha, Trishul etc. to the adrenaline pumping expeditions one can check mark few of the things from their bucket list here.
The unparalleled natural beauty of the comely hills of Uttarakhand offer numerous trekking expeditions to the adventure bugs. Some of the famous treks include the Auden Col. Trek, Bali Pass Trek, Chopta-Chandrashila Trek, Dayara Bugyal-Dodital Trek, Dodital Darwa Pass Trek, Gomukh Tapovan Trek, Har ki Doon Trek etc. On the other hand, the gushing rivers offer a plethora of water sport activities like river rafting, canoeing, banana boat ride, kayaking etc. that entices many tourists.
Uttarakhand bestowed with the title of the “Land of Gods” is known to offer spiritual bliss to many. Tourists and pilgrims from all over the world come here to enrapture in the holy spirit and to intertwine their faith in the divine. Every year a surge of devotees come to Uttarakhand for commencing the Char Dham Yatra to the holy sites of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
People from far-off places come here to pay homage at the four cardinal Hindu pilgrims sites which in turn brings tourism in Uttarakhand. A large number of local as well as international tourists fly here to take a holy dip in the placid water of river Ganga which is believed to wash away all the sins. The peace and tranquillity experienced here is the driving force for the growth of tourism sector in Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand was established on 9 November 2000, separated from the state of Uttar Pradesh. and was earlier named as Uttaranchal. Uttarakhand is divided into two divisions: Garhwal and Kumaon.
There are currently 13 districts out of which
It is surrounded by China in the north, Nepal in the east, Uttar Pradesh in the south and Haryana and Himachal Pradesh in the west. Its length is 358 km from east to west and width is 320 km from north to south. It has 70 assembly seats, 3 Rajya Sabha seats and 5 Lok Sabha seats. The capital of the state is Dehradun. The High Court of Uttarakhand is in Nainital. The area of Uttarakhand is 53483 sq km. and the total population is 1,00,86,349 (as per census 2011), which is 0.83% of the total population of the country.