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Uttarakhand attractions


Describes Attractions of Uttarankhad.

Describes Attractions of Uttarankhad.

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  • 1. Uttarakhand Tourism
    ** Tourist Attractions **
    Parminder Singh Grover, PCTE, LDH
  • 2. Content’s
    Districts Name
  • 3. Location & Map of UK
  • 4. Country - India
    District(s) - 13
    Established - 9 November 2000
    Capital - Dehradun
    Largest city - Dehradun
    Fast Facts
  • 5. Chief Minister - Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal
    Population - 84,79,562
    Official languages - Hin., Kum,Gar,Sans
    Area - 53566 km2
  • 6. Northern Indian State.
    Adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh.
    Borders Tibet on the north, east, west & South.
    In January 2007, name officially changed.
  • 7. Referred to as Uttarakhandain Hindu scriptures and old literature.
    Capital of Uttarakhand, Largest City and Rail – head.
  • 8.
    • Kumaon Division include Six Districts
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    • Garhwal Division include Seven Districts
  • 10. Tourists places in Uttarakhand attract tourists
    Paradise for nature lovers.
    popular for adventure sports lovers
    Major pilgrimage center.
    Tourist Destination
  • 11. High peaks, snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, lush green forests with a variety of flora and fauna
    Many popular hill resorts.
  • 12. ** Attractions **
  • 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. 
  • 14.
    • Rajaji National Park
    Large no. of elephant population
    23 km from City
    • Forest Research Institute
    Museum and Botanical Garden
    Dehradun - Attractions
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    • Tapovan
    Ashram of Guru Dronacharya.
    • TapkeshwarTemple
    • 16. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and associated with legends from the Mahabharata. 
    Dehradun - Attractions
  • 17. 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 NeelkanthMahadev temple are the two important pilgrimage spots of Rishikesh. 
  • 18.
    • LaxmanJhula
    Laxmanhad crossed the river Ganges in this place jute ropes.
    Now a suspended iron bridge, built in 1939 exists here.
    Rishikesh - Attractions
  • 19. LuxmanJhula
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    • Bharat Mandir
    AdiguruShankracharya, 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.
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    • GeetaBhawan 
    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.
  • 22. GeetaBhavan
  • 23. As 'the Gateway to the Gods‘
    Situated at the base of the Shivalikhills.
    Where the Ganga flow down.
    Land as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, and Mokshadwar
    destination is the gateway to other Char Dham.
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    • ChandiDevi
    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. 
  • 25. Chandi Devi Temple
  • 26.
    • 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.
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    • KumbhMela
    Every 12th year, on Har-ki-Paudi.
    The KumbhMela is the most famous Hindu fair.
    It is believed that during KumbhMela in Haridwar, water of Ganga acquires medicinal properties.
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  • 30. 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. 
  • 31. The three mountains surrounding Nainital are Naina ,Deopatha and Ayarpatha. 
    Winter in Nainital is freezing cold; temperatures falling below zero .
    Nainitalgets its annual snowfall during the months from December up to February. 
  • 32. Lake
  • 33. 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 LalTibba with a height of over 2,290 metres
  • 34. 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. 
  • 35. Sri Hemkunt Sahib
  • 36. It is one of most important Sikh’s Shrine.
    Situated at very high altitude is 4,000 meters.
    Seven peaks - known as the SaptSring- surround the shrine
    Near Sikh Shrine is also Hemkund Lake, its naturally and its water is fresh & also called AmritKund.
    Sri Hemkunt Sahib
  • 37. Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Jiunified 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.
  • 38. Its trek 15 Km from GobindGhat
    6 Km from Ghangharia(GobindDham) 
    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”.
  • 39. Mohan Singh & Sohan Singh
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  • 42. It is located in the Chamolidistrict.
    This beautiful valley stretching over an area of approximately 87.5 square kilometers.
    It was declared as national park in the year 1982.
    Velleyof Flower
  • 43. 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.
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  • 46. 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
  • 47. 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. 
  • 48. 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.
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  • 51. 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.
  • 52. It is one of the Char Dham sites and the one amongst 108 DivyaDesams.
    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
  • 53. There are a number of hot water pools here namely TaptKund, NaradKund 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 BrahmKapal. 
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  • 56. 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 KedarnathTemple.
    Which is a popular Hindu shrine and pilgrimage, attracting devotees from all over the world.
  • 57. 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.
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  • 60. 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.
    Gangotriis 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.
  • 61. 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.
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  • 63. Perched amidst sprawling GarhwalHills
    Yamunotriis 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. 
  • 64. 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. 
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  • 67. 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 TeghBahadur 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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  • 69. 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.
  • 70. GursoBugyal 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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  • 73. 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. 
  • 74.
    • KhajanchiMohalla
    KhajanchiMohalla literally means treasurer's area.
    • TamtaMohalla
    TamtaMohalla in the old city in earlier times belonged to the coppersmiths.
    Almora - Attractions
  • 75.
    • 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
  • 76. 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. 
  • 77.
    • 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.
  • 78. 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), Nanadaghuntiand the Panchuli Group.
    Mukteswar is also famous for its beautiful orchards, dense coniferous forests and old colonial bungalows.
  • 79. TehriGarhwal’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, TehriGarhwal was divided into 52 Garhs or kingdoms.
    Kanakpal, prince of Malwa, married a local princess and consolidated all the kingdoms under his rule
  • 80.
    • Buda Kedar
    Buda Kedar, a beautiful village lying in the cradle of nature, is located in TehriGarhwal
    • Chandrabadani
    Chandrabadaniis a mountain that lies on the border of tehsil places Devprayag and Pratapnagar.
    Tehri - Attractions
  • 81.
    • Devprayag
    Devprayag which is situated at an altitude of 472 meters above the sea level is famous for many reasons
  • 82.
    • 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.
  • 83.
    • By Road 
    Roads connect almost all the important places in the state.
  • 84.
    • http://www.google.co.in/
    • 85. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttarakhand
    • 86. http://www.euttaranchal.com/
    • 87. http://www.uttaranchaltourism.in/
    • 88. http://www.myuttaranchal.com/
    • 89. http://www.euttaranchal.com/
    • 90. http://uttaranchal-tourism.com/
    • 91. http://www.tourism-of-india.com
  • 92. Thank you so much !
    Parminder Singh Grover