Uttarakhand Information Tourism
Uttarakhad, the ‘Land of Celestial Beauty’ is also known as “Dev Bhoomi” or the abode of gods, as if is said that Lord Brahma, while creating the world reserved this place for his fellow deities. This land of great pilgrimages has attracted pilgrims and seekers of spiritual fulfilment from world over since time immemorial. It is also a ‘paradise’ for nature lover’s and adventure sports enthusiasts. Mussoorie, the ‘Queen of Hills’; Nainital, the ‘Lake district’; Almora, the ‘Switzerland of india’; Ranikhet, Pithoragarh, Pauri and Munsyari are just few highlights for the nature lovers. For adventure and excitement, one may choose mountaineering (Bhagirathi, Chowkhamba, Nanda Devi kamet, Pindari, Sahastrataal, Milam, Kafni, Khatling, Gaumukh), skating, Water Sports like rafting, boating and angling and aero sports like hand gliding, paragliding (Pithoragarh, Jolly Grant, Pauri). The State is also a treasure house of exotic flora and fauna and is an ideal location for eco-tourims, as well as wildlife tourism. The world-famous Corbett National Park is the pride of Uttarkhand. Other important sanctuaries are, Rajaji National Park, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Asan Barrage, Chilla etc.
Last but not the least, the rich cultural traditions and the cool and invigorating climate of Uttarkhand sums up for a perfect holiday destination to relax and unwind.