Uttarakhand, the abode of Gods, is one of the most beautiful states of India. Uttarakhand (formerly Uttaranchal) is located in the northern part of India, bordering China and Nepal on the north and east. It is the land of beautiful and snow covered mountains, cascading rivers, enchanting hill stations, serene lakes, vivid wildlife and revered pilgrimages.
Most parts of Uttarakhand are covered with the mountains (Himalayas). The interiors and high reaches of Uttarakhand are well known for the abodes of Rishis and Munis who have been meditating in these mountains.
Hill stations like Nainital, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Almora, Ranikhet, Kausani, Mukteswar and Auli attract thousand of visitors every year to the state. Some of the places like Nainital, Bhimtal, Corbett National Park, Rishikesh and Mussoorie form perfect getaways from Delhi and National Capital region/NCR.
Besides its natural beauty, Uttarakhand offers so much to the adventurous souls. Cascading rivers make for some really exciting water rafting courses while the topography of Uttarakhand provides the perfect setting for hiking, trekking and mountaineering.
Religious places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri are greatly revered by the followers of Hindu faith and thousands of pilgrims visit these holy places every year.