Uttarakhand - "Abode of the Gods"

Uttarakhand state was initially the United Province of Awadh and Agra and may be called as the "Abode of Gods" because of several numbers of temples such as Bhagwadh temple etc....


Why Visit Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a great tourist destination for visiting as it has a number of ancient holy cities, valleys, forests, trekking spots along with panoramic views and landscape surroundings.


Uttarakhand - A Home of God

One of the most significant segments for the economy of Uttarakhand or Uttaranchal State is tourism. Nearly 60% of the state is contributing in some way or the other to the Uttaranchal tourism industry. Every year, this place is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourist who enjoy the celestial beauty of this place.

The state has switched its name from Uttarakhand to Uttaranchal and back to Uttarakhand again in 2006. At the east side of this hilly region is the Kumaon region and on its west is the Garhwal region. Both the regions are rich in exotic flora and fauna, scenic surroundings, beautiful valleys, high snow covered peaks, mighty holy rivers and huge flat grasslands or alpine meadows.

The state is famous for its four pilgrim places or the Char Dham of Hindu religion – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. All these four places are frequented by thousands of visitors every year. On the foothills of shivalik range, lays one of the sacred cities in India – Haridwar. Meetha Reetha Sahib, Nanakmatta, Lokpal, Hemkund Sahib and Piran Kaliyar are other sacred places of this state where thousands of devotes come every year.

Apart from this, Uttaranchal has nearly 150 places which are worth making a visit by you. To name some of the well-known attraction of this state are: Nainital – the Lake District, Mussoorie - the queen of hills, Ranikhet - the queen’s field, Almora - the Switzerland of India, Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Bageswari - the land of lion.

Adventure sports tourists also seek pleasure in this place, they have many options to choose from in here like: Nanda Devi Kamet, Chowkhamba, Kafni, Milam, Sahastrataal, Gaumukh and Khatling. The tourists enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful alpine meadows, lush green jungles, scenic surroundings and glaciers along with the adventure they seek in all the sporting activities.

For skiing and trekking, tourists in Uttaranchal have options in the form of Mundali, Munsiyari, Dayarabugyal, and Auli. For hand gliding, aero sports, angling, boating, bungee jumping, rafting, and paragliding tourist can go to Nainital, Pithoragarh, Pauri Garhwal and Rishikesh Yoga Capital of the World.

For wildlife and eco-tourism and for exotically rich flora and fauna, Uttaranchal has all this in abundance. The lush green forest has endless number of birch, juniper, rhododendron, oak and pine trees.

You can get close and personal with wildlife here in Uttaranchal as it is easy to sight elephants, Himalayan beer, leopards, tigers, snow leopards and wolves. You can also see various varieties of deer here such as the musk deer and the barking deer. All this you can enjoy at the sanctuary national park.

Kedarnath wild life sanctuary, Nanda Devi wild life sanctuary, Binsar wild life sanctuary, Govind wild life sanctuary, Rajaji national park, Chilla, and Corbett national park are some the places where you can enjoy diverse lifestyle. There are nearly 400 species of birds here.

The state is connected to New Delhi through Dehradun railway station, and by road to Kathgodam, Haldwani, and air connectivity is through Jolly Grant airport.

For a complete package to relax, unwind, seek adventure sports, spiritualism, and meditate, you should consider visiting Uttaranchal.

Fairs & Festivals in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has different colors reflecting various religions, social and cultural urges which is reveled in its different fairs and festivals like Basant Panchami, Harela and Batsavitri etc.

Fairs (Nanda Devi Fair, Jauljibi, Uttarayani, Devidhura Mela, Ardh Kumbh Mela, Purnagiri Mela, Gauchar Mela)

The fairs in Uttarakhand are regarded as very special and encourage significant trading centers of different craft sectors in Ardh Kumbh Mela, Thal fair and Jauljibi etc.

Festivals (Basant Panchami , Bat Savitri, Chhipla Jaat, Ganga Dussehra, Hilljatra, Janopunyu, Kandali, Khatarua, Makar Sankranti, Nandadevi Rajjaat Yatra, Ghee Sankranti, Phool Dei)

Festivals in Uttarakhand have always been pretty colorful and form a blend of several social and cultural factors with joyous celebrations reflected in festivals like Bhitauli, Phool dei etc.


Attractions In Uttarakhand

Notable Personalities From Uttarakhand

Tarundeep Rai

Govind Namdev

Govind Namdev is a popular Indian film actor who belongs to Uttarakhand and had debuted as a cop in his film Shola aur Shabnam and has worked in several movies.

Pawan Kumar Chamling

Ashutosh Rana

Ashutosh Rana is a popular Indian actor who has worked in several movies and serials in different languages debuting in the serial Swabhiman and has married Renuka Shahane.

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Culture in Uttarakhand

The diverse ethnicities of Uttarakhand exhibit the rich culture and traditions comprising of different languages such as Hindi, Garhwali and Bhotiya etc seen in the folk dances and music here.

Handloom in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is known for its pristine beauty and also exquisite craftsmanship which is a contribution of master artisans seen in Handloom and Handicraft articles called as Himadri products.

Handicrafts in Uttarakhand

The artisans of Uttarakhand create beautiful products having mind blowing handicrafts since ages reflected in items such as doors, rugs, windows, carpets, copper utensils, baskets etc.