Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

rishikesh, adventure tours Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India and known as the gateway of Himalaya. Rishikesh attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourist every year from India and out of India. Rishikesh is a vegetarian city by law and also an alcohol free city. It has also banned use of plastic bags. Rishikesh is famous for Meditation and Yoga. Here are numerous Yoga centers that also attract tourists. It is believed that meditation on Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of Moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it. Rishikesh is also famous for Rafting and Adventure Sports.
Rishikesh well connected by road from rest of India, it is also connected by rail but no any direct link to major destination of India. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun which is 25 km and the nearest international airport is IGI Airport New Delhi.

har ki paudi, haridwar, adventure tours Haridwar, one of the seven holy cities of Hinduism situated at the base of the Siwalik Hills. At this great pilgrim centre, the Ganges passes through its last gorge and begins a 2,000 km journey across the plains, Haridwar's importance is reflected in the number of temples and bathing ghats- the holiest is Hari-Ki-Pairi, Here Vishnu, (the third in the Hindu trinity of Gods), is believed to have left his footprint. The name of Haridwar "Door of Vishnu (Hari)' dates from about 1400.
Haridwar is well connected by road from rest of India. It is also connected to rail link and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun which is 35 km and the nearestinternational airport is IGI Airport New Delhi.

forest institute dehradun, adventure tours Dehradun is the largest city and capital of Uttarakhand state. It is located on the foothills of the himalayas, the Doon Valley is nestled between two of India's mightiest rivers - the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. Dehradun is famous for its picturesque landscape and pleasant climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. Dehradun is renowned for its natural resources, publishing services and for its prestigious educational institutions such as the Forest Research Institute, Indian Military Academy and several day and boarding school which are highly reputed across the country.

mussoorie, adventure tours Mussoorie known as the "Queen of Hills". At the altitude 1880 meter, Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill station. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east and panoramic views of the Doon valley and Shiwalik ranges in south, the town was once said to present a 'fairyland' atmosphere to tourists.

bhagirathi river gangotri, adventure tours Gangotri is a famous Hindu pilgrim town on the bank of river Bhagirathi. It is on Greater Himalayan Range at a height of 3100 meter. It is the place where river Ganges origin. Gangotri town serves as the starting point of the Gangotri - Gaumukh - Tapovan and Gangotri - Kedartal trekking routes.

auli, auli ski resort, adventure toursAuli is an important ski destination in India. Auli is less known ski destination than Shimla, Gulmarg or Manali. In fact some French and Australian experts consider Auli to be one of the best ski resorts in the world. Joshimath is the nearest town which well connected by road through rest of India. Jolly Grant airport Dehradun is the nearest domestic airport.

binsar, adventure toursBinsar is a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan destination with rich natural surrounding among dense forest. It is situated 33 km north of the Almora. From Binsar one can see the 300 km panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and majestic Nada Devi from a place called 'Zero Point'.

nainital lake, adventure toursThis popular hill station has scenic vistas, beautiful trails for walkers, boating on the Lake and hospitable people. It is said that G. W. Traill, Commissioner of Kumaon and Garhwal, the first European to set eyes on it in 1823, kept the discovery of this scenic spot strictly to himself because he felt that crowds would violate the sanctity of the place

Corbett National Park
corbett national park, adventure toursCorbett National Park was established in 1936. It is the first and possibly the finest national park in India. It is named on great hunter and conservationist, Jim Corbett. The park spreads over some 920.9 square km at an altitude of 600 to 1100 meters about the foothills of the western Himalays in the districts of Nainital and Pauri Garhwal.