Uttarakhand was formerly known as Uttaranchal, and often referred to as the Dev Bhumi- the Land of Gods, owing to numerous pilgrimage centres and Hindu temples throughout the state. There are many Tourist Places in Uttarakhand.
With soaring Himalayan peaks and steamy lowland jungles, peaceful hill stations and busy cities, revered temples and renowned ashrams – Uttarakhand is an enticingly diverse state. Also boasting of some of India’s best trekking, yoga schools, wildlife-watching and holiday towns all tucked into one little corner of the country.
The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, with 13 districts in total. The interim capital and the largest city of Uttarakhand is Dehradun. The High Court of the state is in Nainital.
Bordered by Tibet in the north, Nepal in the east, Himachal Pradesh in the west and the Gangetic plains in the south, Uttarakhand, the land of spirituality seems to be a jewel in the crown of Indian Territory. Being the originating point of significant Indian rivers, Uttarakhand is the abode of some of the best hill stations in north India. While the winter season can offer you the best views of snow packed mountain ranges, the same ranges can be the comfort zones in the scorching summer. From thrilling mountain climbing to relaxing leisure walk, every single activity is delightful and worthy to time spending.
To familiarise you with the highly trodden as well as the unexplored tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, we have prepared a list of must-see hill stations in the region.
Earned the status of ‘State’ in the year 2000, Uttarakhand, which was earlier a part of Uttar Pradesh, is famous for its scenic beauty and pilgrim centres. If you are associated with religious beliefs, you may be keen to visit the place for its divinity and if you are a nature lover, you will find divinity in the rich expanse of endless natural beauty here. Wherever your faith is placed, be it in God or in the powers of nature to inspire you into living a life of fulfilment, Uttarakhand is the perfect destination. Here are the top places to visit in Uttarakhand.
Tourist Places in Uttarakhand