The relatively new state of Uttarakhand is a wonderful tourist destination of India. Though, the state came into existence in the year 2000, the immense popularity of various that form part of it is noticeable. The state has been broadly segregated into two domains or districts, namely, Garhwal and Kumaon. In total, there are 13 districts that Uttarakhand is made up of. The cities of Uttarakhand are among the hot tourist destinations and are renowned for their natural splendor.
Most of the cities are nestled amidst the lofty Himalayan peaks and are marked by picturesque landscapes as well as spellbound imageries. Visiting the cities can be one of the unforgettable experiences of one's life. Their appealing beauty will mesmerize you totally. Being a perfect getaway, a splendid vacation there will rejuvenate you.
Among the favorite destinations, Mussoorie is a fascinating one. Loaded with abundant natural beauty and pristine surroundings, it is among one of the most sought after destinations of India. This queen of hills sits at a height of about 2000 meters and rests amidst Garhwal Hills. If you are looking for a lovely hiatus, don't forget to come here. Mussoorie is among the most desirable cities of Uttarakhand.
Almora is another picture-perfect location that is a part of Kumoan region. Blessed with panoramic views, this Hill station is preferred for lush greenery and dense forests. A number of temples like Nanda Devi, Chetai etc. attract a plethora of tourists from around the world. Visit Dhanaulti, a picturesque place, for its surreal beauty and tranquil ambience. The majestic view of lofty mountains makes it an ideal holiday retreat. Nanital, a favorite holiday destination popularized by British rulers, remains bustling with visitors. Its main attraction is nana Devi temple, a sacred place of worship.
Apart from amazing beauty, some of the cities of Uttarakhandare also popular as pilgrimage sites. Rishikesh is just one of such destinations. The place holds a special place in the heart of pilgrims who consider it to be the perfect place for attaining salvation. You will be overwhelmed by the sight of a number of ashrams that are scattered through out. Haridwar, the holy site located at the foothills of Himalayas, is supposed to be blessed by Trinity of gods (Brahma, Mahesh, and Vishnu). A place for unwinding spiritual energies, Haridwar has remained a center of art and Culture sine centuries.
Kedarnath, yet another hub of religion and spirituality is among the twelve Jyotirlingas that are dedicated to Shiva. Visit the famous Kedarnath temple that rests among the ice-capped peaks. Devoted to Lord Vishnu, Badrinath is perched on a height of more than 3100 meters. Badrinath Temple is highly revered and lakhs of pilgrims visit it every year.
Gangotri and Yamunotri, the source points of rivers Ganga and Yamuna respectively, are among the pharisaic places that are surrounded by breathtaking sceneries of ice-studded mountains and glaciers. From Gangotri, you can have remarkable views of Satopanth and Shivling peaks. At 3235 m from seal level, you will get to explore Yamunotri which is popular among the tourists for sites like Hanumanchatti, Sayanchatti, and Chamba.
Other cities of Uttarakhand include Chamoli, Champawat, Lansdowne, Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh, Champawat, Ranikhet and many more. Being the home of hilly ranges, these places offer you chances for enjoying a number of Adventure sports like skiing, trekking, mountaineering, rock-climbing etc. They are, in fact, a perfect escape from the busy lives of metropolitan cities.