Uttarakhand, once known as Uttaranchal, is a state in India that used to be part of the Uttar Pradesh region. It is famous for its scenery and the many religious destinations scattered around the area. Naturalists and religious pilgrims alike visit Uttarakhand.
With its many different historic sites to take in and places to unwind, Uttarakhand is fast becoming one of the top tourist destinations in India.
Accommodation in Uttarakhand isn’t hard to find at all. There are many cheap hostels in the region and the people are friendly and hospitable. The cuisine in the area is rich and diverse. Experiencing the heritage of Uttarakhand is possible even if you don’t leave your hostel.
You can find affordable hostels, hotels and other places to stay within reach of the major landmarks in the region.
While staying in Uttarakhand, be sure to visit the capital Dehradun. It is located right at the base of the Himalayas and offers a good view of the mountain range. The Ganges River flows past the city, as does the Yamuna River.
The area is known for its wealth of natural attractions as well as the ancient architecture showcased in the older buildings. Here you can check out the robber’s cave, the Rajaji National Park, the Tiger Falls, and the Mindrolling Monastery.
The Nainital Lake District is another part of the Uttarakhand region you should make sure to visit. It is found around the Naini Lake, in a valley surrounded by a mountain range.
You will enjoy relaxing in the natural beauty of this part of the region, with visits to the Eco Cave Gardens, Naina Peak, Thandi Sadak, the Naini Lake itself, the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiffin Top, among other sights.
If you prefer the mountains, Mussoorie is a good place to go adventuring. Known as the Queen of Hills, it is located 6,000 feet above sea level. With many species of wildlife in the area, pleasant summers, and a view of the Himalayas, this area is a good place to stop and take a breath.
You can enjoy a day out on the Camel’s Back Road, the Adventure Park of Mussoorie, the Mussoorie Lake, and the Bhatta Falls. You can also visit Sir George Everest’s house, whom the famous Mount Everest was named after. If this pilgrimage doesn’t suffice, try visiting the temples of Rishikesh instead for a holy experience.
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I went to school in Mussoorie when I was in grade school, it's a great place to be at and the wheather is awesome, people are nice and friendly. Everyone speaks English so as long as you can speak English you'll have a great time. It's a place for people who want to go visit hill stations and be able to see the …