Uttarakhand at a glance:
Uttarakhand, earlier called as Uttaranchal till year 2007, is popularly known among Indians as “Devbhoomi” i.e. abode of gods. This is the region positioned amidst the lofty Himalayan mountains boasts of having the hordes of pilgrimages, worth-visiting natural sites, and numerous fun-filled exciting activities to be indulged in. This state is comprised of two distinctive regions, which are amalgamated into one viz. Garhwal and Kumaon. Uttarakhand tourism offers a true paradise on earth holding in its treasure-trove, the wealth of natural sites that are worth paying a visit.
History of Uttarakhand:
This place had been originally a part of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which was later on segregated into separate state in year 1998. The original inhabitants of the region had been Kols. Later on this region also attracted a population of Indo-Aryan Khas tribes. This place is also said to have served as the abode for the several renowned and enlightened Indian sages and hermits who would inhabit the region to serve their spiritual pursuit. With the constantly rolling wheel of time, there arose several kingdoms and melted into oblivion. During the British rule, locals had risen for numerous time, into rebellion in their bid to safeguard their independence and laid their lives in the ensuing battles, courageously.
Places worth touring in Uttarakhand:
A traveler, going on Uttarakhand tourism, comes across wealth of worth touring spots in Uttarakhand. The region is primarily famous for the hordes of pilgrimages that it has to offer. The most well-known of all the pilgrimage destinations is char-dham yatra that is a group of 4 holy places, that are much famous among Hindus and they are Badrinath, kedarnath, gangotri and yamunotri. These are the places that hold the highly important places to be visited by the religiously inclined Hindus. These are the magnificent temples nestled amidst the Himalayan Mountains that offer the most splendid vista to cast a look at.
There is a very beautiful spot called Adi Kailash, which is quite akin to the mountain Kailash located in the region of Tibet but is the smaller version of it. This is a very placid place, to be included in our itinerary of trip to Uttarakhand, that is sure to induce you into a world of “peace”, completely cut off from the din of urban hurry and furry of daily life. Here at a few distance lies the most incredible miraculous work of nature, i.e a snowy inscription of “OM”, the primeval word and also eternal, that is etched on one of the mountainous peaks formed naturally by falling snows, since time unknown. “OM” is also called as Pranav and deemed to be sacred among Hindus. Also, this region is rich in number of panoramic enchanting hill stations, namely nainital, mussoorie, almora and the like. There is the most famous Jim Corbett national park. The park is fraught with packs of tigers, elephants and leopards and also boasts of having a wealth of plants belonging to distinctive species.
The state also serves to be a paradise for the adventure freaks. There is wide range of adventurous activities to do in Uttarakhand, such as river rafting, wild life jungle safari tours, rock climbing, biking, camping and what not. Apart from enjoying all these touring spots during your Uttarakhand travel, Shopping in Uttarakhand can be the most exciting experiences for the shopaholics and has to offer numerous objects such as varied kinds of wooden objects, articles made up of wools that feature inimitable design and colors. As far as finding hotels in Uttaranchal is concerned, there are as many as more than 300 hotels ranging from economic class to luxury one furnished with all the modern amenities are available.
Best time to tour Uttarakhand:
Primarily, there are 3 cycles of seasons, which can be perceived in the state of Uttarakhand viz. winter, summer, rainy season. The climatic conditions keep varying from region to region, from lofty regions towards the plains. Being primarily a cold region, for its proximity with the snow capped Himalaya mountains, summer is the season that attracts the largest number of tourists crowds for sightseeing in Uttarakhand.