Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Rishikesh, a major centre for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit.
The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River.
The state’s forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife.
1) Dehra Dun :
capital of state Uttarakhand, northern India. It lies in the northwestern part of the state in the foothills of the himalayas at an elevation of about 2,200 feet (670 metres).
Explore the rich Tibetan history here by visiting the Mindrolling Monastery that features an imposing stupa over 5 stories tall and some interesting Tibetan art.
At the foot of the Himalayas, Mussoorie has been nicknamed the ‘Queen of Hills’.
Precariously perched on a high ridge, it is one of India’s most famous hill stations, and you can almost feel the charm of the colonial era.
The Doon Valley lies beneath you like an emerald blanket and in the distance you see the tall peaks of the Himalayas beckoning.
A short drive from Haridwar is the popular town of Rishikesh .The celestial city of Rishikesh is a hermit’s hermitage, a sage’s abode and an adventure lover’s hub.
This lively city is among the holiest places of Hindus. The tranquil and sometimes raging river of Ganges flows in eternity in this holy city, providing nourishment and life to many the earthly beings.
4) Haridwar :
One of the most holy sites in India, Haridwar is the place where Lord Vishnu left his foot prints on the sacred ghat of Hari-ki-Pairi.. At night, the ghat is lit up with diyas floating gentling down the river.
The sweet sound of bhajans fills the air as the crowd watches the Ganga Aarti.
5) Nainital :
About NainitalFamously referred to as the ‘Lake District of India’, Nainital , at 1938 meters above sea level, is a scenic delight that would be irresistible to any tourist.
It is located around the famous Naini Lake in a valley. With mountains on all sides, Nainital is where you need to be for a rendezvous with nature