Tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas, lies the picturesque state of Uttarakhand. Home to four of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the country, this exceptionally beautiful state is believed to be an ‘Abode for the Gods’. Besides being hailed as an esteemed pilgrim circuit, it also serves as a thriving spot for adventure junkies and spirited travellers. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, gushing rivers, stifling lowland forests and leisurely hill stations, it is a gateway to experience nature’s bountiful offerings. With staggering features that will tingle your senses, Uttarakhand is an untouched jewel among the nation’s natural treasures.
Badrinath is a holy city in North India which is frequented by Hindu devotees on pilgrimage trips. This divine destination is a great place to go to understand Hindu religion, culture, customs and tradition. This mountain town lies between the Nar and Naryana mountain ranges making it a sight for the eye to feast on. Badrinath also houses many important locations mentioned in the Mahabharatha. The town is located on the banks of one of the branches of the river Ganga, Alakananda. It is believed that the water from this spring has rejuvenating medicinal properties. This region of North India has a mystic, holy aura to it.
There’s few cities in the world that are as geographically advantageous as Nainital. This quaint city is located in a beautiful, fertile valley surrounded by sturdy mountains and clear lakes. Nainital is as beautiful and as severe as its patron goddess, Sakthi. This mystical city with its peaceful aura is a sight to behold and a great way to get in touch with India’s mythological heritage. Snow clad terrains, rugged pathways and coarse ridges cover the expanse of the city; enriching all experiences here. This gorgeous haven lies amongst the Kumaon hills and offers picturesque panoramic views.
Amongst the Himalayan Mountains, stands Mussoorie regal and proud, the ‘Queen of Hills’. This gorgeous highland is a conglomeration of beautiful panoramic views at every turn. This region has an almost magical aura to it with the added paradigm of diverse flora and fauna. Mussoorie is the ultimate destination for all nature lovers and is ideal for a getaway from the humdrum of everyday life. This hill town is home to many majestic waterfalls, rugged walkways, picturesque valleys, glassy lakes, artistic temples and scenic sights straight out of fables. The gorgeous subtropical climate in this region is a welcome contrast to the harsh extreme weather experienced in most other Indian regions.
Within the dense forests of Uttarkhand lies India's oldest wildlife reserve, Corbett National Park. This reserve is the ideal destination for those with a penchant for adventure. If you're looking for an all-encompassing holiday filled with exploration and enjoyment, look no further than this National Park. The various safaris, tiger trails and bird watching routes will cater perfectly to your needs. There's nothing as exciting and delightful as a holiday that's an unforgettable experience, and the Corbett National Park promises exactly that. It is bound to be a holiday with bountiful stories that you'll never stop reiterating.