Uttarakhand enjoys a major tourist attraction for its numerous tourist destinations known for their historical and recreational values. One destination can serve to many purposes is what makes Uttarakhand Tourism unique and one of its kind! Let us briefly explore some of the exotic locales of Uttarakhand.
Trekking, Adventure Sports and Outdoor recreation destinations
ChoteChaarDham – The shorter version of pilgrimage circuit of four Small Heavenly Abodes can be accessed from Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar. The pilgrimage travel approach starting from Yamunotri through Gangotri, Kedarnath and ending at Badrinath is indeed a very difficult journey, especially for those elderly seeking ‘Salvation’. It is much enjoyed by mountaineering and trekking enthusiasts as well. The picturesque view of the surroundings will certainly lave you spell bound.
The Temples of Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi – According to a legend it is believed that in the temple of Mansa Devi, the Goddess fulfils all wishes of the visitors and hence during the auspicious ]Navratras’ both the temples of Goddess Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi are visited in high numbers by the pilgrims. Goddess Chandi Devi is one of the incarnations of the Supreme Deity of the Hindus - Goddess Durga. The temple of Mansa Devi is located atop BilwaParwwat in Haridwar and Neel Parwat in Haridwar proudly hosts the seat of Goddess Chandi Devi. Besides the religious importance of these temples, these places are ideal location for Honeymooners as well. The travel through cable car brings much pleasure to one’s eyes as for the scenic beauty that surrounds these locations. Of course, the travel trail on foot brings much joy to trek lovers too.
LakshmanJhoola and Ram Jhoola in Rishikesh – For the adventure sport lovers this is a perfect location to be there. Both LakshmanJhoola and Ram Jhoola are the famous landmark of Rishikesh, a place world famous for its meditation centres. These are the solid iron suspension bridges that facilitate crossing of Ganges River. While LakshmanJhoola was opened for public in 1939, Ram Jhoola was built and opened to public in 1986. River sports like rafting and kayaking are much prevalent here as for high speed currents of the River Ganges. The nearby picturesque surroundings invite the adrenalines of trekking lovers.
NainaDevi,Nanda Devi and Meru Peaks – Naina Devi peak or China peak stands the tallest at 2611 mt. and offers the dare-devils much fun and frolic during their trekking expedition. Nanda Devi is a glacier and the approach to this enthralling location is obviously very difficult. It provides ample of opportunities to mountaineering and trekking enthusiasts to hone their trekking skills.Meru Peak expedition gives a lot of satisfaction to those seeking outdoor recreation besides adventure trekking. The great panoramic scenic beauty unravelled by Nature will surely leave you stunned.
Lake Sattal, Lake Mist and Roopkund– These are a must visit for those seeking a ‘Getaway’ from the noisy world, especially newly married couples. Lots of bird watching and other outdoor recreational activities can be carried out here. The clean atmosphere and sparkling view of the surroundings makes ones visit a memorable experience. The Roopkund Glacier point and lake makes merry for all adventure and trekking lovers. It is well worth a true Honeymoon spot as well!
Tehri Dam – Tehri Dam at 260 mt. is one of the world’s tallest dams. This solid rock and earth-fill embankment on the banks of Bhagirathi River (The Ganges River) took 28 years to build and considered one of engineering marvels in India. It is a famed tourist destination, especially for Honeymooners and Outdoor recreation lovers.
Bhatta and Mossy Falls – If you love the view of waterfalls and wish to get entranced in the scenic beauty of waterfalls, the Bhatta and Mossy Falls are a must visit for you. As a newly married couple you can capture lifetime memories here that will make you smile for a long time.
For the ‘Spiritually’ bent rekkers and mountaineers the non-motor able and difficult-approach destinations like ‘Tiffin Top’, Neelkanth, NeelkanthMahadev, Tupkeshwar, Tungnath, Sahasradhara and Maya Devi have so much to offer to quench their hunger for quest.
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Surely, such expeditions can give you once-in-a-lifetime and enriched experiences, the memories of which will last really very long. If you have any plans or if you are about to plan your outing to one such places mentioned above, the Team “Tourist Spots in India” is ever ready to discuss and devise the most convenient, comfortable and tailor-made travel plans for you.