Uttaranchal Tourist Places and Travel Attractions


Once part of Uttar Pradesh, has recently been created as a separated state. The northern part of Uttar Pradesh, generally hilly and mountainous is known as Uttaranchal. The western half is known as Garhwal and the eastern part is Kumaon. The region has several popular hill station including Mussorie and Nainital. Gangotri, one of the four main Himalayan pilgrimage destinations, is also located in Uttaranchal.

Places of Interest

Almora: Hill station, nearby Temples and Ashrams, Trekking, Starting point for visits to Glaciers.

Badarinath: Hindu pilgrim centre in the mountains, Hot springs, Temples.

Bhaironghati: Temple.

Bhimtal: Lake.

Chakrata: Hill station, Tribal, Holiday resort.

Chamoli: Hill Station.

Champawat: Old capital of Kumaon and ancient Architecture.

Chaukhutia: View of Himalayas, Gardens and Food research centre.

Corbett National Park (Dhikkal): Variety of Wildlife, Tiger Reserve, Season – November to June.

Dehra Dun: Hill resort, Forestry and Military training institute.

Devaprayaga: Hindu pilgrim centre, Temples.

Gangotri: Temples, Hindu pilgrim centre.

Haridwar: One of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus, Temples, Ashrams, Industrial centre.

Hemkund: Lake, Temples, Sikh pilgrim centre, Flowers (July to August).

Joshimath: Hindu pilgrim centre, Temple, Tribal.

Gobindghat: Starting point for Hemkund and Valley of Flowers.

Karnaprayag: Hindu pilgrim centre, Temples.

Nandprayag: Hindu pilgrim centre, Temples.

Kedarnath: Hindu pilgrim centre in the mountains, Temples.

Lansdowne: Hill station.

Lohaghat: Hill station.

Mussoorie: Major Hill resort, Gardens, Trekking.

Ramgarh: Orchards.

Ranikhat: Hill station.

Rishikesh: Hindu pilgrim centre, Ashram, Temples, Holiday resort, Medical Herbs Farms and Research Centre.

Sattal: Seven lakes and beautiful forests.

Uttarkashi: Temples, Mountaineering Institutes, Hill station.

Yamnotri: Hindu pilgrim centre, Hot springs, Temples, Source of the sacred river Yamuna.

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