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** Tourist Attractions **
Parminder Singh Grover, PCTE, LDH
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Content’s
 Introduction
 Districts Name
 Attractions
 Transport
 References
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Location & Map of UK
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 Country - India
 District(s) - 13
 Established - 9 November 2000
 Capital - Dehradun
 Largest city - Dehradun
Fast...
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 Chief Minister - Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal
 Population - 84,79,562
 Official languages - Hin., Kum,Gar,Sans
 Area - 5356...
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 Northern Indian State.
 Adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh.
 Borders Tibet on the north, east, west & South.
 In ...
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 Referred to as Uttarakhanda in Hindu scriptures and
old literature.
 Capital of Uttarakhand, Largest City and Rail – ...
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 Kumaon Division include Six Districts
 Almora
 Bageshwar
 Champawat
 Nainital
 Pithoragarh
 Rudrapur
Districts
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 Garhwal Division include Seven Districts
 Dehradun
 Haridwar
 Tehri Garhwal
 Uttarkashi
 Chamoli
 Pauri Garhwal
...
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 Tourists places in Uttarakhand attract tourists
 Paradise for nature lovers.
 popular for adventure sports lovers
 ...
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 High peaks, snow-capped mountains, deep valleys,
lush green forests with a variety of flora and fauna
 Many popular h...
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** Attractions **
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 The Forest Research Institute is an important
landmark of the town with a museum housing rare
plant species.
 The aca...
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 Rajaji National Park
 Large no. of elephant population
 23 km from City
 Forest Research Institute
 Museum and Bot...
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 Tapovan
 Ashram of Guru Dronacharya.
 Tapkeshwar Temple
 The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and
associated with...
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 The river passing through the town looks brilliant
during Aarti (evening prayers)
 When diyas or oil lamps are releas...
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 Laxman Jhula
 Laxman had crossed the river Ganges in this place
jute ropes.
 Now a suspended iron bridge, built in 1...
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Luxman Jhula
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 Bharat Mandir
 Adiguru Shankracharya, oldest temples in Rishikesh
and is located on the bank of river Ganges
 Dedica...
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 Geeta Bhawan
 set up in 1950's. Paintings from the Mahabharata and
Ramayana adorn the ashram walls.
 A free ayurvedi...
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 As 'the Gateway to the Gods‘
 Situated at the base of the Shivalik hills.
 Where the Ganga flow down.
 Land as Maya...
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 Chandi Devi
 Just 6 km away from the city
 Situated a top mountain, Neel Parvat
 Just a 3 km trek from Chandighat.
...
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 Mansa Devi Temple
 This temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mansa Devi,
the snake goddess.
 The temple is connected t...
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 Kumbh Mela
 Every 12th year, on Har-ki-Paudi.
 The Kumbh Mela is the most famous Hindu fair.
 It is believed that d...
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 Beautiful hill town & attractive summer destination
for north Indians and also from other parts of the
country.
 Situ...
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 The three mountains surrounding Nainital are Naina
,Deopatha and Ayarpatha.
 Winter in Nainital is freezing cold; tem...
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 Situated in the foothills of the Himalaya ranges
 Also known as the Queen of the Hills, at 7000 feet
 its green hill...
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 Best time, either between mid April to mid May or
September to November.
 The Kempty Waterfall is very famous through...
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 It is one of most important Sikh’s Shrine.
 Situated at very high altitude is 4,000 meters.
 Seven peaks - known as ...
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 Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji unified with God
after prolonged meditation in his previous birth
 details descripti...
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Its trek 15 Km from Gobind Ghat
6 Km from Ghangharia (Gobind Dham)
The last Six kilometres of the trek entails a stee...
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Mohan Singh & Sohan Singh
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It is located in the Chamoli district.
This beautiful valley stretching over an area
of approximately 87.5 square kilo...
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 River Pushpavati and other many waterfalls flow
through the valley enhancing the beauty of this
valley.
 Most of the ...
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Named after the hunter turned
conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key
role in its establishment.
It is the oldest...
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 The secure survival of which is the main objective
of Project Tiger, an Indian wildlife protection
initiative.
 The p...
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 Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife
lovers for a long time.
 Tourism activity is only allowed in selec...
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 Badrinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu shrines
in India.
 It is situated in the hill town of Badrinath in the
C...
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 It is one of the Char Dham sites and the one amongst
108 Divya Desams.
 This has contributed to the fact that Badrina...
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 There are a number of hot water pools here namely
Tapt Kund, Narad Kund etc.
 These pools are filled with hot steamin...
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 It can even be called as one of the remotest Char
Dham sites as it is located amidst the snow-capped
mountains of Hima...
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 The Kedarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva
 The glory of the temple can be attributed to the fact
that it is one...
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 Sacred city is located in the northern part of the state
of Uttarakhand.
 It is known as the source of River Ganges a...
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 According to mythological records, King Bhagirath
did penance here, after which, as per Lord Shiva's
wishes, River Gan...

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 Perched amidst sprawling Garhwal Hills
 Yamunotri is the source of sacred river Yamuna and
also the abode of goddess ...
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 According to Hindu mythology, this hilly spot was
once the abode of an ancient sage by the name, Asit
Muni.
 Owing to...
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 The Paonta Sahib Gurudwara is located at the
junction of Himachal, Haryana and, Uttarakhand
 This is the place where ...
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Known for the best skiing slope in Asia, Auli
is located in the state of Uttaranchal.
Auli is a grazing land stretched...
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 Gurso Bugyal is located at a distance of
about 3 km from Auli and is a huge meadow
spread in the middle of mixed fores...
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 Almora, the capital of Kumaon is situated between
Kaushiki (Kosi) and Salmali (Siyal) rivers.
 This is the birth land...
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 Khajanchi Mohalla
 Khajanchi Mohalla literally means treasurer's area.
 Tamta Mohalla
 Tamta Mohalla in the old cit...
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 Collectorate
 This is the old Almora fort located at the highest
point of Almora bazaar.
 Martola
 It is a beautifu...
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 At Rudrapryag, you can see natural beauty in its
glory.
 In 1997, the Kedarnath valley and parts of district
Tehri & ...
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Gaurikund
 Gaurikund, situated amidst pristine Himalayan
environs, is located in the district of Rudraprayag in
the hi...
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 Mukteshwar is a small town, and one of the most-
sought tourist destinations, in the Kumaon hills of
Uttarakhand.
 Ra...
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 Tehri Garhwal’s name was derived from the word
‘Trihari’, meaning a place that washes away the three
major types of si...
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 Buda Kedar
 Buda Kedar, a beautiful village lying in the cradle of
nature, is located in Tehri Garhwal
 Chandrabadan...
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 Devprayag
 Devprayag which is situated at an altitude of 472
meters above the sea level is famous for many
reasons
Co...
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 By Air
 Jolly Grant near Dehradun is the only airport. There are
regular flights to Delhi by major Indian airline.
 ...
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 By Road
 Roads connect almost all the important places in the
state.
Cont’d
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• http://www.google.co.in/
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttarakhand
• http://www.euttaranchal.com/
• http://www.uttara...
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Thank you so much !
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  1. 1. ** Tourist Attractions ** Parminder Singh Grover, PCTE, LDH
  2. 2.  Content’s  Introduction  Districts Name  Attractions  Transport  References
  3. 3.  Location & Map of UK
  4. 4.   Country - India  District(s) - 13  Established - 9 November 2000  Capital - Dehradun  Largest city - Dehradun Fast Facts
  5. 5.   Chief Minister - Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal  Population - 84,79,562  Official languages - Hin., Kum,Gar,Sans  Area - 53566 km2 Cont’d
  6. 6.   Northern Indian State.  Adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh.  Borders Tibet on the north, east, west & South.  In January 2007, name officially changed. Introduction
  7. 7.   Referred to as Uttarakhanda in Hindu scriptures and old literature.  Capital of Uttarakhand, Largest City and Rail – head. Cont’d
  8. 8.   Kumaon Division include Six Districts  Almora  Bageshwar  Champawat  Nainital  Pithoragarh  Rudrapur Districts
  9. 9.   Garhwal Division include Seven Districts  Dehradun  Haridwar  Tehri Garhwal  Uttarkashi  Chamoli  Pauri Garhwal  Rudraprayag Cont’d
  10. 10.   Tourists places in Uttarakhand attract tourists  Paradise for nature lovers.  popular for adventure sports lovers  Major pilgrimage center. Tourist Destination
  11. 11.   High peaks, snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, lush green forests with a variety of flora and fauna  Many popular hill resorts. Cont’d
  12. 12.  ** Attractions **
  13. 13.   The Forest Research Institute is an important landmark of the town with a museum housing rare plant species.  The academic institutions of Dehradun are also quite famous.  The caves, springs, and other natural sites are also major attractions of Dehradun. Dehradun
  14. 14.   Rajaji National Park  Large no. of elephant population  23 km from City  Forest Research Institute  Museum and Botanical Garden Dehradun - Attractions
  15. 15.   Tapovan  Ashram of Guru Dronacharya.  Tapkeshwar Temple  The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and associated with legends from the Mahabharata. Dehradun - Attractions
  16. 16.   The river passing through the town looks brilliant during Aarti (evening prayers)  When diyas or oil lamps are released to float on the water.  Bharat Mandir and Neelkanth Mahadev temple are the two important pilgrimage spots of Rishikesh. Rishikesh
  17. 17.   Laxman Jhula  Laxman had crossed the river Ganges in this place jute ropes.  Now a suspended iron bridge, built in 1939 exists here. Rishikesh - Attractions
  18. 18.  Luxman Jhula
  19. 19.   Bharat Mandir  Adiguru Shankracharya, oldest temples in Rishikesh and is located on the bank of river Ganges  Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, whose idol, carved out of a single 'Salagram', stands here. Cont’d
  20. 20.   Geeta Bhawan  set up in 1950's. Paintings from the Mahabharata and Ramayana adorn the ashram walls.  A free ayurvedic dispensary is run here, and a branch of Gita press Gorakhpur is also here.  The complex also has some hundred rooms for accommodation for pilgrims. Cont’d
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  22. 22.   As 'the Gateway to the Gods‘  Situated at the base of the Shivalik hills.  Where the Ganga flow down.  Land as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, and Mokshadwar  destination is the gateway to other Char Dham. Haridwar
  23. 23.   Chandi Devi  Just 6 km away from the city  Situated a top mountain, Neel Parvat  Just a 3 km trek from Chandighat.  Dedicated to the Goddess Chandi  Although you can climb the hill, there is also a ropeway for the visitors. Attractions
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  25. 25.   Mansa Devi Temple  This temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mansa Devi, the snake goddess.  The temple is connected to the main town with a ropeway. Cont’d
  26. 26.   Kumbh Mela  Every 12th year, on Har-ki-Paudi.  The Kumbh Mela is the most famous Hindu fair.  It is believed that during Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, water of Ganga acquires medicinal properties. Cont’d
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  29. 29.   Beautiful hill town & attractive summer destination for north Indians and also from other parts of the country.  Situated at a height of 6,350 feet  Surrounded on three sides by the misty Himalayan mountains. Nainital
  30. 30.   The three mountains surrounding Nainital are Naina ,Deopatha and Ayarpatha.  Winter in Nainital is freezing cold; temperatures falling below zero .  Nainital gets its annual snowfall during the months from December up to February. Cont’d
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  32. 32.   Situated in the foothills of the Himalaya ranges  Also known as the Queen of the Hills, at 7000 feet  its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort.  Commanding snow ranges and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south  The highest point is Lal Tibba with a height of over 2,290 metres Mussoorie
  33. 33.   Best time, either between mid April to mid May or September to November.  The Kempty Waterfall is very famous throughout India for being the largest waterfall.  Trekking in India has attracted many who loves adventuring. Nag Tibba in Mussoorie is an ideal trekking spot. Cont’d
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  35. 35.   It is one of most important Sikh’s Shrine.  Situated at very high altitude is 4,000 meters.  Seven peaks - known as the Sapt Sring- surround the shrine  Near Sikh Shrine is also Hemkund Lake, its naturally and its water is fresh & also called Amrit Kund. Sri Hemkunt Sahib
  36. 36.   Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji unified with God after prolonged meditation in his previous birth  details description of place  Which were helpful for two Sikh devotees.  Every year open in Month of June to October. Cont’d
  37. 37.  Its trek 15 Km from Gobind Ghat 6 Km from Ghangharia (Gobind Dham) The last Six kilometres of the trek entails a steep climb from Ghangharia which is a base for visiting Hemkund. Its really unforgetable Tour or “Yatra”. Cont’d
  38. 38.  Mohan Singh & Sohan Singh
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  41. 41.  It is located in the Chamoli district. This beautiful valley stretching over an area of approximately 87.5 square kilometers. It was declared as national park in the year 1982. Velley of Flower
  42. 42.   River Pushpavati and other many waterfalls flow through the valley enhancing the beauty of this valley.  Most of the species of flowers found here have medicinal value.  Some of the species of flowers that one can find here are include - Geranium, Potentilla, Prinula, Geum, Lilium, Asters, Corydalis. Cont’d
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  45. 45.  Named after the hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment. It is the oldest national park. The park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. Situated in Nainital. Corbett N.P
  46. 46.   The secure survival of which is the main objective of Project Tiger, an Indian wildlife protection initiative.  The park has sub-Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristics.  An ecotourism destination, it contains 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. Cont’d
  47. 47.   Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time.  Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve  In recent years the number of people coming here has increased dramatically. Presently, every season more than 70,000 visitors come to the park from India and other countries. Cont’d
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  50. 50.   Badrinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in India.  It is situated in the hill town of Badrinath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state.  Along the river Alaknanda, the temple is essentially a Lord Vishnu shrine. Badrinath
  51. 51.   It is one of the Char Dham sites and the one amongst 108 Divya Desams.  This has contributed to the fact that Badrinath is vital with reference to travel and tourism.  The gates of the temple are open only for a period of six months Cont’d
  52. 52.   There are a number of hot water pools here namely Tapt Kund, Narad Kund etc.  These pools are filled with hot steaming water in the winter months also and are considered to posses medicinal properties.  Many people even perform the last rites of the departed souls at Brahm Kapal. Cont’d
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  55. 55.   It can even be called as one of the remotest Char Dham sites as it is located amidst the snow-capped mountains of Himalayas, near the river Mandakini.  Nestled in the Rudraprayag district, the main attractions here is the Kedarnath Temple.  Which is a popular Hindu shrine and pilgrimage, attracting devotees from all over the world. KedarNath
  56. 56.   The Kedarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva  The glory of the temple can be attributed to the fact that it is one of the twelve jyotirlingas (Lord Shiva shrines), present in the country.  The temple remains open only for a period of six months, due to heavy snowfall in the winter months. Cont’d
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  59. 59.   Sacred city is located in the northern part of the state of Uttarakhand.  It is known as the source of River Ganges and also the seat of Goddess Ganga.  Gangotri is an ideal location for all those who wish to take a dip into the oceans of divinity, as well as those have a thirst for adventure. Gangotri
  60. 60.   According to mythological records, King Bhagirath did penance here, after which, as per Lord Shiva's wishes, River Ganges came down on earth.  However, to save the earth from the fierce force of the river, Lord Shiva held her in his locks. Thus, river Ganges is also known as Bhagirathi here.  Moreover, it is also believed that Pandavas came down to this place to perform Deva Yajna. Cont’d
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  62. 62.   Perched amidst sprawling Garhwal Hills  Yamunotri is the source of sacred river Yamuna and also the abode of goddess Yamuna.  It is famous for its thermal springs, glaciers and scenic locales. In effect, it is one of the must visit places from travel and tourism point of view. Yamunotri
  63. 63.   According to Hindu mythology, this hilly spot was once the abode of an ancient sage by the name, Asit Muni.  Owing to its legendary significance, thousands of devotees visit this silent yet hustling-bustling pilgrimage place.  This temple was built by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century. The shrine is dedicated to goddess Yamuna. Cont’d
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  66. 66.   The Paonta Sahib Gurudwara is located at the junction of Himachal, Haryana and, Uttarakhand  This is the place where the tenth guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh lived for many years after his father Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded by Aurangzeb.  Then, Guru Gobind Singh was sent away to Paonta Sahib where he started honing his skills in the art of warfare. Paonta Sahib
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  68. 68.  Known for the best skiing slope in Asia, Auli is located in the state of Uttaranchal. Auli is a grazing land stretched mountains an area of about 6 km. There are many peak Neelkanth, Hathigauri, Eravath and Comet mountains. Auli
  69. 69.   Gurso Bugyal is located at a distance of about 3 km from Auli and is a huge meadow spread in the middle of mixed forest of conifers and oaks.  One can use ropeway to reach Joshimath
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  72. 72.   Almora, the capital of Kumaon is situated between Kaushiki (Kosi) and Salmali (Siyal) rivers.  This is the birth land of several noted freedom fighters, intellectuals, technocrats and bureaucrats.  Quaint hill resorts such as Chaukori, Ranikhet, Sitlakhet, Binsar, Kausani, Jageshwar and Bageshwar are all around Almora which attract nature lovers. Almora
  73. 73.   Khajanchi Mohalla  Khajanchi Mohalla literally means treasurer's area.  Tamta Mohalla  Tamta Mohalla in the old city in earlier times belonged to the coppersmiths. Almora - Attractions
  74. 74.   Collectorate  This is the old Almora fort located at the highest point of Almora bazaar.  Martola  It is a beautiful place just 10 kms from Almora. Complete Cont’d
  75. 75.   At Rudrapryag, you can see natural beauty in its glory.  In 1997, the Kedarnath valley and parts of district Tehri & Pauri were conjoined to form Rudraprayag as a new district.  Named after Lord Shiva’s Rudra avatar, Rudraprayag has the fortune of being the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Rudrapryag
  76. 76.  Gaurikund  Gaurikund, situated amidst pristine Himalayan environs, is located in the district of Rudraprayag in the hill state of Uttarakhand in India Guptkashi  Guptkashi, a place filled with serenity and tranquility, is located in the district of Rudraprayag within the hill state of Uttarakhand in India. Rudrapryag-Attractions
  77. 77.   Mukteshwar is a small town, and one of the most- sought tourist destinations, in the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand.  Ranges one can see from Mukteshwar are Neelkantha (Blue-throated Shiva), Trishul (Shiva’s Trident), Nanadaghunti and the Panchuli Group.  Mukteswar is also famous for its beautiful orchards, dense coniferous forests and old colonial bungalows. Mukteshwar
  78. 78.   Tehri Garhwal’s name was derived from the word ‘Trihari’, meaning a place that washes away the three major types of sins of thoughts, words and deeds.  It is said that preceding the time of 888 AD, Tehri Garhwal was divided into 52 Garhs or kingdoms.  Kanakpal, prince of Malwa, married a local princess and consolidated all the kingdoms under his rule Tehri
  79. 79.   Buda Kedar  Buda Kedar, a beautiful village lying in the cradle of nature, is located in Tehri Garhwal  Chandrabadani  Chandrabadani is a mountain that lies on the border of tehsil places Devprayag and Pratapnagar. Tehri - Attractions
  80. 80.   Devprayag  Devprayag which is situated at an altitude of 472 meters above the sea level is famous for many reasons Cont’d
  81. 81.   By Air  Jolly Grant near Dehradun is the only airport. There are regular flights to Delhi by major Indian airline.  By Rail  Dehradun, Haridwar, and Kathgodam are the major railway stations connected to almost all parts of the country with regular trains. Transport
  82. 82.   By Road  Roads connect almost all the important places in the state. Cont’d
  83. 83.  • http://www.google.co.in/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttarakhand • http://www.euttaranchal.com/ • http://www.uttaranchaltourism.in/ • http://www.myuttaranchal.com/ • http://www.euttaranchal.com/ • http://uttaranchal-tourism.com/ • http://www.tourism-of-india.com References
  84. 84.  Thank you so much !
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