Long walks and splendid views of the mountains!
Characterised by jagged mountains, swift-flowing rivers, swirling barley fields, and beautiful monuments, Uttrakhand is a delight for people seeking to escape the urban chaos. The snow peaks here rank among some of the beautiful Himalayan mountains and come together to form the Nanda Devi, which is the second highest mountain in India, towering at 7,816 metres.
Uttarakhand is also an important site for Hindu devotees as they consider this place to be the Dev Bhoomi or Land of Gods, mainly due to the presence of holy peaks, lakes and rivers. With twisting roads and high altitude hiking trails, this place is an easy favourite among adventure enthusiasts as well. Further, the imprint of British on this state is also evident here, with the famed Jim Corbett Park and popular towns like Shimla, Lansdowne and Mussoorie, being popular hill stations of the British era. Add to that, the Beatles helped make Rishikesh a magnet for yoga practitioners and spiritual gurus from all around the world.
In short, with the second highest tiger population after Karnataka and second highest mountain peak in India, the diversity of activities available here are literally endless. When are you planning your trip next?
Cities to explore in Uttarakhand
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