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Uttaranchal Travel and Tour

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Uttarancha is located on the western Himalayan region. The capital of Uttaranchal is Dehradun and the best time to visit is between April and November. The local dialect of the region is Kumaoni, Garhwali. It comprises eight hill districts, which is equal in area and population of the state of Himachal Pardesh. The "Devbhumi" in Uttaranchal has attracted pilgrims and tourists all over the world for ages. It is a perfect example of nature's beauty and divinity.

The backdrop of Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttaranchal is the Great Himalayan Range. The main Himalayas extends to the Gangotri region. The climate of Uttaranchal is mainly subjected to the Indian monsoon except the isolated and remote valleys to the north of the Great Himalayan Range. Here the monsoon normally starts by mid-June with first heavy rainfall generally occurring by the first week of July. It rains throughout August till the first week of September. The snowfall normally starts by the late October. During the winter months there is heavy snowfall.

Places to Visit
The major pilgrimage centers in Uttaranchal are the world famous "Char Dham" comprising of Shri Badrinath, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Yamunotri. Then there is; the sacred Sikh pilgrimage of Hemkund, Lokpal, Nanakmatta and Meetha, Reetha Sahib and Piran Kaliyar, which attracts the pilgrims from around the world to Uttaranchal. Though Kailash Mansarovar and Tholingmath are in the Chinese occupied Tibet, but people still consider it as Uttaranchal's important landmarks. Among the other places to visit are Garhwal and Kumaon. Culturally, Uttaranchal has a rich heritage. There are various local fairs and festivals, which are organized like Surkanda Devi Mela, Jhanda Mela, Nanda Devi Mela, Purnagiri Mela, Chaiti Mela, etc, which give a big boost to the Uttaranchal tourism. Among other tourist destinations are Mussoorie, the lake district of India, Nainital, Kausani, Pauri, Ranikhet, Almora, Pithoragarh. It also has some amazing wildlife destinations like Corbett National Park, Rajaji National Park, Asan Barrage, Chilla and Saptarishi Ashram.

Some of Uttaranchal's adventure sports are:

Garhwal & Kumaon Trekking
Camping In Nainital
Kayaking & Canoeing
Rock Climbing
Skiing in Mundali, Garhwal
Wildlife Adventure
Mountaineering in Garhwal & Kumaon
River Rafting In Garhwal
Jeep Safari
Jungle Safari
Mountain Biking

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