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The land of Gods, the home of Himalayas and truly a paradise on earth, allures everyone from everywhere. The fresh air, the pure water, the chilling snow, the adversing mountains, the scenic beauty, the small villages, the simpler people and a tougher lifesytle is what that distinguishes uttarakhand from rest of the world.
uttarakhand is a 'paradise' for nature lover's and adventure sports enthusiasts. Mussoorie, the 'Queen of Hills'; Nainital, the 'Lake District'; Almora, the 'Switzerland of India'; Ranikhet, Pithoragarh, Pauri and Munsyari are just few highlights for the nature lovers. For adventure and excitement, one may choose Mountaineering (Bhagirathi, Chowkhamba, Nanda Devi Kamet, Pindari, Sahastrataal, Milam, Kafni, Khatling, Gaumukh), Trekking, Skiing (Auli, Dayara Bugyal, Munsyari, Mundali), Skating, Water Sports like rafting, boating and angling and Aero Sports like Hand Gliding, Paragliding (Pithoragarh, Jolly Grant, Pauri).
The State is also a treasure house of exotic flora and fauna and is an ideal location for eco-tourism, as well as wildlife tourism. The world-famous Corbett National Park is the pride of uttarakhand. Other important sanctuaries are, Rajaji National Park , Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Asan Barrage, Chilla etc. Uttarakhand Tours
Last but not the least, the rich cultural traditions and the cool and invigorating climate of uttarakhand sums up for a perfect holiday destination to relax and unwind.
Uttarakhand is composed of two words, "uttar" meaning "north" and "aanchal" meaning "blessings." Earlier known as "Devbhumi" meaning "The Land of God," uttarakhand also nourishes a diverse and rich culture and monuments of historical importance. uttarakhand is broadly divided into two zones Kumaon and Garhwal.
Kumaoni and Garhwali are the respective bolis of Kumaon and Garhwal widely used in day to day communication by the pople living therein. It's widely spoken in villages and small towns. However the city culture has to much extent swallowed up Kumaoni and Garhwali, and the people prefer to use Hindi instead.
Uttranchal extends from 28º 43' N to 31º 27' N longitude and 77º 34' East to 81º 02' E latitude. uttarakhand is surrounding by Nepal in the East, China in the North, Himachal Pradesh in the west and U.P. in the South.Garhwal Districts
Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Pauri, Tehri, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Haridwar.Kumaon Districts
Nainital, Pithoragarh, Champawat, Almora, Udham Singh Nagar, and Bageshwar.
Chitai Temple, Katarmal, Nanda Devi Temple, Kasar Devi, State Museum.Best Hangout
Bright End CornerBest Activities
Trekking and nature walkNearby Tourist Destinations
Nainital 63 kms, Ranikhet 50 kms, Kausani 52 kms, Bageshwar 90 kms, Pithogarah 120 kms, Kathgodam 90 kms, Haldwani 96 kms, Jageshwar 38 kms.When to Visit
Any time of the year.
I wonder whether the scenery of these hills and the climate are to be surpassed, if equalled, by any of the beauty spots of the world. After having been nearly three weeks in Almora Hills, I am more than ever amazed why our people need go to Europe in search of health.
Almora, a picturesque destination in the Kumaun region, East of Uttaranchal in India, with an overwhelming panoramic view of Himalayas, invites tourists worldwide to its alluring grandeur of natural beauty. Known for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, lavish cuisine and magnificent wildlife, coupled with an easy accessibility, Almora promises its visitors a visit full of fun and eventful moments.
Away from daily busy lifestyle of cities, Almora lies in a peaceful atmosphere, which brings alive all that is beautiful in nature. Situated at the top of a peak that is half circular, Almora is a town in the shape of a horse shoe. On the top of a 5 km long mountain range, Almora has its own historical, cultural and political importance. Almora has many fruit orchards like apples, peaches, apricots, plums, etc.Accommodation
There are numerous accommodation options available in Almora for all types of tourists coming from all over the world. The accommodation ranges from luxury to budget, all set in salubrious atmosphere with well appointed rooms and world class facilities and services, as per the tourist's expectations.Air
127km from Almora, Pantnagar is the nearest airport. At present flights are however not operational.Rail
Kathgodam (90km) is the nearest railhead with connection to Delhi, Howrah & Lucknow.Road
Buses connect Almora with Kathgodam, Nainital (66km), Ranikhet, Pithoragarh(122km) & Delhi (380km) directly. There is also direct connection to Nepal Border, Banbassa (7 hours). Buses depart at a regular interval, every half of an hour for Kathgodam (3 hours). It takes about 2 hours to travel to Nainital & 4 hours to Pithoragarh. Infact road transportation is the most convenient way to travel to Airnora.
The Char Dham consists of the four major shrines of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Badrinath is one of the holiest pilgrimage shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas among all these shrines. Badrinath is situated amidst the magnificent background of the Neelkanth mountains in the twin mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan, along the left banks of the Alaknanda river. According to the Hindu Shastras, no pilgrimage is complete unless one visit Badrinath, the abode of Vishnu. Along with Rameshwaram, Dwarka and Puri it is one of the four holiest places in
India and it is a living faith with every Hindu to visit the shrine of Badrinath once in a lifetime. Once, this place was carpeted with badris or wild berries and hance also known as Badrivan. The Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple remains closed during the winter season and is open from May to November. There are numerous resthouses and dharamshalas in Badrinath to cater the pilgrims and travellers. In summers, the temperature is very cool during the day and cold at night and in winters, it is covered by snow. The best season to visit Badrinath is from May to November. Hindi, Garhwali and English are the main languages which are spoken here.History of Badrinath
The shrine of Badrinath is full of legends from mythology. Its sanctity is mentioned in the various ancient scriptures. According to the Skanda Purana, there are many shrines on earth, heaven and hell, but, there has been none shrine equal to Badrinath and nor will be. According to the legend, when the Ganga was requested to descend on the earth to help the suffering humanity, the earth was unable to withstand the force of its descent. So, the Ganga was split into twelve holy channels and Alaknanda was one of them which later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath.Tourist Attractions in Badrinath
The main tourist attraction in Badrinath is the Badrinath Temple. Besides this temple, the Tapt Kund, Neelkanth, Brahma Kapal and Sheshnetra are the other worth visiting places. Badrinath Temple
The Badrinath Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is located on the banks of the Alaknanda river and belongs to the vedic times. This temple is believed to have been built by the Adi Guru Shankaracharya, the 8th century philosopher and saint and has been renovated several times. The temple is built in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a gilt bull and spire. The temple is small and brightly painted in green, blue, pink, yellow, white silver and red. Its colourful 'Singh Dwara' gives it a new and modern look. The temple is divided into three parts-the garbha griha or sanctum sanctorum; the darshan mandap, where rituals are conducted and sabha mandap, where devotees assemble. This complex has 15 idols. The main idol is the one metre high image of Badrinath, finely sculpted in black stone. It represents the Lord Vishnu seated in a meditation pose.By Air
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun, about 317 kms. from Badrinath.By Rail
The nearest railway station is located in Rishikesh, about 300 kms.By Road
Badrinath is well connected by road to Rishikesh, Dehradun, Kotdwar, Haridwar and other important hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon region.
Gangotri Temple, Gomukh glacier, Kedar Taal, Submerged Shivalinga, Vasuki Tal, Kalindikhal, Nandanvan.Best Activities Trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing. Nearby Tourist Destinations
Dodi Taal Lake, Gangotri- Kedarnath Trek, Gangotri- Nandavan-Tapovan Trek, Gaumukh, Kedar Tal, Nachiketa Taal, Uttar Kashi. It is approximately 300 km from Dehradun, 250 km from Rishikesh and 105 km from Uttarkashi.When to Visit
The summers are cool and winters are very cold, with rains in the months of May and June. For the tourists, the gates of the temple are open only in the months of May to November.About Gangotri
Gangotri is an ideal location for the tourists looking for peace and adventure. Located in the hills, 18 kms downstream from Gaumukh is Gangotri. It is an important pilgrim site located at 3,048 m above sea level. Gangotri is situated in the northern part of the state of Uttaranchal and is very close to the Indo-Tibetan border. Gangotri glaciers, the original source of the sacred river Ganges, Gangotri Templeattracts tourists in large numbers every season. Discover the daunting rivers and attempt to reveal the mysteries of the natural world, which are rare to find elsewhere. Along with the thrill of exploring nature, what one experiences here is the aura that India is totally Indian.
At Gangotri there is a temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga and the sacred stone where Raja Bhagirath is believed to have worshipped Lord Shiva. Submerged in the river here is the natural rock Shivalinga where Lord Shiva is believed to have received the Ganges (called Bhagirathi here) in his matted locks. It is visible in the winter months when the water level recedes.
Gangotri Accommodations are good enough for all types of tourists coming from all over. There are numerous forest rest houses, tourist's rest houses set by the Uttar Pradesh government. There are also several moderate quality hotels nearby and also a PWD Inspection Bungalow. There are a few dharamshalas and guesthouses that provide reasonable accommodation.
The shrine of Gangotri is around 300 years old. Renovated in the 20th century, the shrine is a 20-feet high structure of white granite. During the winters the statue is taken to Mukhimath village where it is worshipped. There is a natural rock Shivalinga, called the Jalamagna Shivalinga. This is the place where Lord Shiva received Ganga in his locks. Gaumukh glacier
The famous site nearby is the Gaumukh glacier, which is at an altitude of 4200 m above sea level. It is the geographical origin of the Ganges and is at a distance of 18 km from Gangotri uphill. Here Ganges is known as the Bhagirathi.Air
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant (26 kms from Rishikesh).Rail
Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh.Road
Gangotri is connected by road to Uttar Kashi, Tehri Garhwal, Rishikesh and other parts of the country. It is approximately 300 km from Dehradun, 250 km from Rishikesh and 105 km from Uttarkashi.
A paradise for nature-lovers, Haridwar presents kaleidoscope of Indian culture and civilization. Haridwar also termed as 'Gateway to Gods' is known as Mayapuri, Kapila, Gangadwar as well. The followers of Lord Shiva(Har) and followers of Lord Vishnu(Hari) pronounce this place Haridwar and Haridwar respectively as told by some. It is also a point of entry to Dev Bhoomi and Char Dham (Four main centers of pilgrimage in Uttaranchal) Viz. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
Haridwar is one of the first towns where Ganga emerges from the mountains to touch the planes. And that's why the water is crystal clear and cool. Lush green forests and small ponds add to the scenic beauty of this holy land. The Rajaji National Park is just 10 kms from Haridwar. Its an ideal destination for wild life and adventure lovers. In the evening the ghats look breathtakingly beautiful as thousands of diyas (lamps) and marigold flowers float and illuminate the holy waters.
Haridwar as today has not only religious importance but it has another temple of modern civilization i.e. BHEL, a 'Navratna PSU' to its credit. The Roorkee University at Roorkee is one of the oldest and prestigious institute of learning in the fields of science and engineering. Another university of the district i.e. Gurukul having vast campus is giving traditional educations of its own kind.Places to Visit at Haridwar
The Main ghat and is supposed to be at the precise spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. Consequently, the river's power to wash away sins at this spot is superlative and endorsed by a footprint Vishnu (God of Hindu) left in a stone here. The ghat is on the west bank of a canal through which the Ganges is diverted just to the north. Each evening at sunset priests perform Ganga Aarti (the river worship ceremony) here, when lights are set on the water to drift downstream while priests engage in elaborate rituals. In addition to the main ghat, a series of smaller ghats extends along the canal bank, with large orange and white life-guard towers at intervals to ensure that bathing pilgrims don't get swept away.By Air
The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant in Dehradun, but it is preferable to use the roads or rail to Delhi and then take flights to the destination of ones choice.By Rail
Haridwar is well connected by trains to almost all the major cities in India. In fact, trains are the major source of the tourist inflow to Haridwar.By Road
The National Highway no.45 crosses the city, so it is connected to other cities of the state as well as those in the other states too. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives too.
Here are many beautiful resorts in the Indian mountains, but very few that can rival the beauty and grandeur of Kausani. Nestling amongst thick forests of pine atop a narrow ridge, separated from the towering mountains of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary by a narrow and low median range, at Kausani one could just spend time watching the grand spectacle of Himalayan scenery.
But Kausani and its surroundings offer much more by way of diversions and entertainment: sightseeing, history, sport, pilgrimage. A resort of year-round activity. Places to Visit at Kausani
Anasakti Ashram A quiet and revered place where the Father of the Nation spent some days. Set against the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, this place has been made into a memorial in his memory.
In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi spent 12 days here. He was so enamoured of Kausani that he called it the Switzerland of India and brought his thoughts out in his book called Anasakti Yoga. The place where he stayed is called the Anasakti Ashram. Earlier the guest house of a tea estate now its an ashram and offers a good resting place for travellers and can accommodate 300 people. Every evening prayers are conducted in the main hall. It also has a library. There is nothing like the mesmerizing Himalayan sunset and sunrise from the Ashram premisesKausani Pant Museum
The famous poet of Hindi literature, Sumitranandan Pant was born at Kausani. A little away from the bus stand is a museum named after him. The house which has the museum is the poet's house of his childhood days. His daily use articles, drafts of his poems, letters, his awards etc. are displayed here.
Baijnath Baijnath is the most important historical place in Uttarakhand and is situated on the banks of the Gomti river. A 14 km walk through the forest is a delightful experience, and more rewarding than the road, which is 6 km. If the weather is good and you are in fine fettle, try the jungle trek. A temple built in the 12th century with beautiful carvings and sculptures is the main attraction here
Katarmal 10 km from Kausani the sun temple at Katarmal is one of the most important temples dedicated to the Sun God. It was originally built by a Katyuri Raja about the 9 th century AD. The deity here is known as Burhadita or Vraddhaditya ( the old Sun God ).The temple is noted for its architecture, stone and metallic sculptures and carved pillars and doors.By Air
The airport nearest to Kausani is at Pantnagar, at a distance180 km.By Rail
The railway station at Kathgodam is the nearest railhead to Kausani at a distance of 142 km and caters to the rail transport to Kausani.By Road
Kausani is well connected with the other hill resorts like Almora, Ranikhet, Pittoragarh, Gwaldam and Nainital through road routes.
Kedarnath is situated about 77 kms. from Rudraparayg. Kedarnath is situated amidst the background of snow covered mountain peaks of the majestic Kedarnath range, at an altitude of 3584 meters on the head of the Mandakini river. The Kedarnath temple is one of the twelve 'Jyotirlingas' of Lord Shiva and one of the holiest pilgrimage shrine for the Hindus. The Kedarnath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and visited by many pilgrims every year.
The main idol in the temple is the linga of Lord Shiva, in pyramidal shape. In summers, the temperature is very cool during the day and cold at night and in winters, it is very cold during the day and chilly at night and below zero. During the winters, the shrine is submerged in the snow and closed. The ideal time to visit this place is between May and October. Hindi, Garhwali and English are the main languages which are spoken here.History of Kedarnath
The origin of the Kedarnath temple can be found in the great epic, Mahabharata. According to legend, the Pandavas sought the blessings of the Lord Shiva to atone their sins after the battle of Mahabharata. Lord Shiva eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed, he dived into the ground, leaving behind his hump on the surface. This conical form is worshipped as the idol in the shrine. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva are worshipped at four places-the arms (bahu) at Tungnath, mouth (mukha) at Rudranath, naval (nabhi) at Madmaheshwar and hair (jata) at Kalpeshwar. Together with Kedarnath, these places are known as the Panch Kedar.Tourist Attractions in Kedarnath
The main tourist attraction in Kedarnath is the Kedarnath Temple. Besides this temple, the Shankaracharya Samadhi and Gandhi Sarovar are the other worth visiting places. Kedarnath Temple The Kedarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is believed to be about more than 1000 years old and more impressive than the Badrinath temple. The temple was built in the 8th century AD by Adi Guru Shankaracharya and lies adjacent to the site of an ancient temple built by Pandavas. This temple is built of large, heavy and evenly cut grey slabs of stones and unpainted. The walls of the temple are embellished with the figures of deities and scenes from mythology. This temple comprises of a simple, squat, curved tower, a garbha griha with the pyramidal lingam and a wooden roofed mandapa (hall) for seating of pilgrims and visitors.By Air
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun, about 251 kms. from Kedarnath.By Rail
The nearest railway station is located in Rishikesh, about 234 kms. to Kausani.By Road
Kedarnath is well approachable by foot or ponies from Gaurikund, which is situated about 14 kms. Gaurikund is connected by road to Rishikesh, Dehradun, Kotdwar, Haridwar and other important hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon.
Mussoorie, also known as the Queen of the hills, is a famous hill station in Uttaranchal. It is situated at an altitude of 1970 meters above sea level and the perfect getaway from the summer heat of the plains. Mussoorie is spread out over 16 km. along a horseshoe shaped ridge. The hill station of Mussoorie is located near Delhi and Dehradun and a popular tourist destination among the Indian tourists round the year. During summers, the temperature ranges from 20 to 32 degree Cesius and in winters, it ranges from 1 to 7 degree Celsius. There are winter showers and snowfall during December and January. During the monsoon and winter months it is visited by people in search of some peace and quiet.History of Mussoorie
Mussoorie was established by a Captain Young who built the first British building in 1829. Mall, club, Anglican Church, library and some houses were also built by the British. The early visitors came by road to Raipur, about 10 km east of Dehradun, and were then carried up via Barlowganj. Mussoorie is also best for walks like other hill stations. The main tourist attraction in Mussoorie are the Mall, Landaur and Lal Tibba.
Mussoorie Lake The Mussoorie Lake is situated about 6 kms. short of Mussoorie on the way from Dehradun. The Mussoorie Lake is a delightful spot where paddle boats are available. It commands an enchanting views of Doon valley and nearby villages.
Gun Hill Gun Hill is the second highest peak of Mussoorie. The Mall is the starting point for the cable car towards the summit of Gun Hill. The thrill of the ride is memorable and offers beautiful views of the Himalayan Ranges. Mussoorie Lake, Mussoorie
Landaur Landaur is situated at the east end of town, situated at an altitude of 2270 meters above sea level. Landaur is an Indian style bazaar. Woodstock School, an international school which has a sister school in Kodaikkanal in South India is also located here. The Convent Hill and Happy Valley are also situated here where the Tibetan refugees have settled.
The Mall The Mall is the main shopping area in Mussoorie. The Mall road connects the two bazaars, Kulri and Library. It is the heart of the town. Along side the Mall is the tourist office, rows of Tibetan trinket and sweater vendors and shops selling walking sticks and cane items. Hand pulled rickshaws manufactured in Glasgow can be seen still here, plying down the Mall. The Mall is the starting point for the cable car towards the summit of Gun Hill, 2142 metres above sea level. On clear days, the peaks of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Nanda Devi from this hill can be seen here clearly.By Air:
The nearest airport is located in Jolly Grant in Dehradun, about 60 kms. from Mussoorie.By Rail
Dehradun, situated about 35 km from Mussoorie is the nearest railway station which is connected to all major cities in India.By Road
Mussoorie is connected by road with Agra, Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Shimla and Yamnotri.
Nainital is located at a height of 1938 metres in the Central Himalayas in the Kumaon region. Kumaon is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, blessed with scenic natural splendour and varied natural resources. In the year 1841, Mr. P. Barron of Shahjahanpur was so moved by the scenic splendour of the place that he had a house constructed by the name “Pilgrim Cottage" and gradually a township sprung up around the lake.
Nainital is a famous hill station and has a varied topography. There are various lakes in Nainital and as such it is also known as the Lake District of India. The main lake in Nainital is the Naini Lake and Nainital derives its name from this lake. This lake is ringed by hills and named after the goddess Naini. Nainital used to be the summer capital of the United Provinces during the British period and continued to remain so for many years even after independence. Its snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys, rolling meadows and crystal lakes have beckoned lovers of nature since ages. Nature has been generous in endowing Nainital with natural beauty and abundance of flora and fauna.
Nainital was Jim Corbett’s home for many years. Some of the important places and tourist attractions in the Nainital are Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal. During winters, the hilly areas receives snowfall, while in summers, the plains experiences the temperature of 45 degree Celsius. Nainital can be visited throughout the year. The best time to visit Nainital is from April to May and October to November. Various tourists visit Nainital to explore its historical sites, wildlife reserve, fruit orchards, sanctified spots and the panoramic environment. Hindi, English and Kumaoni are the main languages which are spoken here.Tourist Attractions in Nainital
The main tourist attraction in Nainital is the Naini Lake. The other tourist attractions in Nainital are the Naina Peak, Snow View, High Altitude Zoo, Khurpatal, Kilbury, Hanuman Garh, Land's End and State Observatory. Naini Lake According to the Hindu mythology, the deep green Naini lake is one of the emerald green eyes of Parvati, Shiva’s wife. It is said that the modern Naina Devi Temple at the northern end of the lake is the exact spot where her eye is said to have fallen, after Vishnu chopped up her body and scattered it all over the countryside to stop Shiva’s cosmic dance of destruction. The kidney shaped naini lake with its clear water is the center of the town. The rowing and paddle boats for boating enthusiasts are available at the Naini lake.
Khurpatal Khurpatal is situated about 10 kms. from Nainital on Nainital – Ramnagar road. The Khurpatal lake is a heaven for anglers, and is inhabited by a number of fishes.
Bhimtal Bhimtal is situated about 22 kms. from Nainital and blessed with a pristine aura. Bhimtal is one of the largest lakes in Kumaon and gets its name from the mighty Bhima, one of the five Pandava brothers in Mahabharata. Bhimtal has emerged as a favourite tourist destination and facilities like boating, fishing, sailing, rowing, exploring the surrounding forests and apricot and peach orchards are available for the tourists. A restaurant at the centre of the lake offers panoramic views.By Air
The nearest airport is located at Pantnagar. Pantnagar airport is located about 71 km away and connected by air from Delhi.By Rail
The nearest railway station is located at Kathgodam, about 35 kms. and connected to Lucknow, Agra, Delhi and Kolkata.By Road
Nainital is well connected to Almora, Badrinath, Bareilly, Dehradun, Delhi, Haridwar, Kausani and the different parts of the country.
Ranikhet is situated about 72 km from Nainital in the Kumaon hills at 6,000 feet. Ranikhet means the Queen's meadow. Ranikhet is set along a 1,800 m high ridge and covered with pine and oak forests, giving very little indication of where its centre is. This is one of its attractions in that there are many enjoyable walks. The views from the ridge are magnificent and the twin peaks of Nanda Devi (7.816 m) can be clearly seen. There are plenty of museums, temples, lively bazaars and orchards full of fruit in Ranikhet. Ranikhet is also a great place where one can relax and gaze leisurely at the majestic snow-clad Himalayas.History of Ranikeht
Ages ago, a Kumaoni queen, Rani Padmini fell so deeply in love with the green glades and meadows of a tiny hill paradise that her king, Raja Sukherdev, built her a grand palace there and named the place as Ranikhet or queen’s meadow. There is no trace of a palace to lend credence to this legend, but few who have visited Ranikhet have any doubts about its charm. In 1869, the land was bought from local villagers and the British established a summer resort and recreation settlement for their troops, and a cantonment town governed by the military authorities. They also developed a hill station here. At one time, Lord Mayo, Viceroy of India, was so enchanted with the place that he wanted to move the summer Headquarters of the army away from Shimla. That did not happen but Ranikhet became and still is the Regimental Centre or the Kumaon Regiment.
Tourist Attractions in Ranikhet The main tourist attractions in Ranikhet are Chaubatia, Upat, Bhalu Dam, Majhkhali, Cooperative Drug Factory and Tarikhet.
Chaubatia Chaubatia means the place where four roads meet. Chaubatia is situated about 10 km to the south of Ranikhet. Chaubatia was originally a sanatorium for British troops, but it now houses the Government Fruit Garden and Research Station which grows 200 varieties of fruit. The Himalayan peaks can be seen very close from Chaubatia. A 3 km walk from Chaubatia leads to the artificial lake of Bhaludam.
Upat Upat is situated about 6 km from Sadar Bazaar on Almora Road. Upat is the site of one of the highest golf course, with views of the Great Himalayas. Upat offers golfing at high altitudes, where a high-powered shot can land far, far below in the valley. The visitors can have a game of golf at the Army Golf Course in Upat. An old temple dedicated to goddess Kali lies just a kilometer away from Upat, at Kalika.By Air
The nearest airport is located at Pantnagar.By Rail
The nearest railway station is located in Kathgodam.By Road
Ranikhet is well connected with other places in the region including Nainital, Almora and Ramnagar.
One of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is not just known for its religious connection but also for its beautiful landscape. Rishikesh is well-known for its ashrams on the banks of Ganga, at many such ashrams yoga is practiced and taught regularly. About 245 kms from Delhi and 43 kms from Dehradun, Rishikesh with an area of just over 11 sq km, lies at a height of 365 m above the sea level. It is higher than other holy cities of Haridwar and Varanasi, the water in Ganga here is cooler and cleaner. The flow of the river is stronger here and the city is less occupied than others.
Rishikesh tourism highlights the mythological legends that have woven the history of this scenic hill station in Uttaranchal. Rishikesh, literally meaning the place of sages' is a celebrated place on the bank of Ganga. The Shivalik range of the Himalayas surrounds the place from three sides. Giving this sacred place a tremendous scenic beauty. For the pilgrims, Rishikesh is the starting point for the Char Dham Pilgrimage (Comprising of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath)
Rishikesh Rishikesh is an idyllic location not only for those who want to delve deeper into meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. The International yoga week (2nd Feb to 7th Feb every year) attracts visitors from all across the world. For the adventurous tourists, Rishikesh is again the starting point for trekking expeditions and excursions towards the Himalayas. 10 kms upstream from here is Shivpuri, the site for river running and rafting on the roaring Ganga.
Be it Triveni Ghat, Lakshman Jhoola or the Shivanand Ashram. Often referred to as the gateway to the lofty Himalayas, Rishikesh is a peaceful town located about 24 kms away from Haridwar. The popularity of Rishikesh as an adventure tourism destination is also growing steadily as the place affords numerous thrilling possibilities to the adventure tourists such as white water rafting and trekking.By Air
Rishikesh does not have its own airport, Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun 42 kms is the nearby airport from Rishikesh. Flights are available from Delhi to Dehradun.By Rail
Rishikesh is among the last railheads for Garhwal. Most trains terminate at Haridwar, from where Rishikesh is easily accessible by bus or tourist taxis.By Road Delhi