The state of Uttarakhand is well known for its exceptional scenic beauty. Visit Uttarakhand, as it is also blessed with beautiful mountains and rivers. There are several spiritually rich towns like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Nainital, Kedarnath etc. which one must visit while visiting the state of Uttarakhand. Give the entire state at least 7 days if not more so that you don’t miss out on its culturally rich cities. Uttarakhand which was once a part of the state of Uttar Pradesh now sits as an independent province with its capital in Dehradun which houses the very famous Paltan Bazaar and The highly renowned school called The Doon School.
- Har-ki-Pauri Ghat, Haridwar– While visiting Uttarakhand one must absolutely visit it’s Ghats even if one is not religious as it is a humbling cultural experience. This particular ghat is in the city of Haridwar. While the city of Haridwar in itself is a very spiritual place to visit, this Ghat is essential to visit within the city. The name of this
ghattranslates to mean “The Footstep of God” and in this case Lord Vishnu. Every evening the devotees visit this ghat to witness the grand Ganga Aarti. This is a must visit spot.
- International Yog Festival, Rishikesh – This fest is an incredible sight to behold. In the first week of March, swamis and
yogmasters from around the world flock to Rishikesh for lectures and training. One must consider visiting the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Swarg Ashram as this is where most of the action can easily be caught. This is truly a humbling experience and one must not miss this one of it ’s kind Yog Fest.
International Yog Festival 2019, brought to you by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) & Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) at Ganga Resort, Muni Ki Reti (Rishikesh), uttarakhand from 01 – March – 2019 to 07 – March – 2019.
- Naini Lake, Nainital: The city of Nainital resides in a beautiful valley in the Himalayan foothills. One can see the entire city around the Naini lake. It’s a calm and serene experience that one must not miss. One can choose to go boating and enjoy the breathtaking vistas that Nainital has to offer. This pretty lake is Nainital’s centerpiece.
- Valley of Flowers National Park and trek– You can choose to trek within this National Park. It’s a fantastic experience. The high-altitude meadows of tall wildflowers in the Valley of Flowers are a glorious sight on a sunny day, rippling in the breeze. The entire valley is framed by the mighty 6000m mountains with glaciers.
- Corbett Tiger Reserve– This is a national park. This famous reserve was established in 1936 as India’s first national park. It was renamed in 1957 after the epic tiger hunter Jim Corbett (1875–1955), ended up putting Kumaon on the map with his book The Man-Eaters of Kumaon. This English hunter was greatly revered by local people for shooting tigers that had developed a taste for human flesh. This park has a government-owned and runs the hotel. It’s a deep and lush forest where you can still spot tigers among many other animals. You can also choose to ride on an elephant’s back in order to scan the forest where there are no roads.