Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand: Unknown treasure in the north of india

Uttarakhand is a lesser known area among foreign tourists. But not so for the indian tourists as some of their holiest Hindu-places are located in Uttarakhand. Many of them are in connection with the holy river Ganga that has it’s source in Uttarakhand and starts from there.
But also for the western tourists there are spots of great interest. Additionally it is a great place for trekking, Yoga, meditation, rafting or simply leisure.

You could hike up to the source of Ganga and get in touch with Saddhus and pilgrims, or visit the valley of flowers which is especially beautiful in spring time.

The best travel time is autumn (late September to November) and spring (March to May)


Facts & Figures

Uttarakhand was known as Uttaranchal before the 1st january 2007
Area: 53.483 km²
Founded: 8. November 2000
Population: 10 Millions
Capital: Nainital (jurisdication), Dehradun

Interesting places/events

Jim-Corbett-Nationalpark, Nainital lake, Badrinath-temple, Nationalpark “Valley of Flowers”, Hemkund, Kumbh Mela (the largest hinduist festival: the next one in Haridwar will be only in the year 2022), Kedarnath-temple, Nanda Devi (india’s second highest mountain) …

Most popular destinations

Rishikesh, Haridwar, Almora, Auli, Nainital, Dehradun, Masuri …

Come with us to Uttarakhand!

Have a look on our page for individual tours and group tours. Maybe you will find some interesting tour for you.
If not we will be pleased to build your very own tailor-made tour to Uttarakhand. Simply contact us!


Some links for further information:

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board
uttarakhandtourism.gov.in/

Maps of India
www.mapsofindia.com/uttarakhand/

Lonely Planet
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/uttarakhand-uttaranchal





Tour to Uttarakhand
A great tour to explore the area
Check out “Culture and Hiking in Uttarkhand” one of our tours that cover Uttarakhand in a nice combination of dayhikes and sightseeing.