Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand

If India is called the land of spiritualism, Uttarakhand is one big contributor towards it. Home to the holy Ganga and the 4 most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, it is commonly referred to as 'devbhoomi' (the land of gods).The world flocks here to master asanas and to seek out big answers and the ashrams gladly offer them room to rest. The forests here are home to the largest concentration of tigers in India.
Almora Kumaon View

Uttarakhand. Dev Bhoomi. The Land of Gods. This little corner of the enigma that is India exudes an enticing sense of spirituality and placidity from its every crevice. A spectacularly idyllic terrain smothered by some of the holiest mountains, lakes and rivers, Uttarakhand is found to be especially bountiful for those seeking hiking adventures, spiritual...

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Rishikesh Rafting

Beatle stop. Yoga Central. Haven of white water and holy water. For almost forever, Rishikesh has been all things to every kind of untraveller. The world flocks here to master asanas and to seek out big answers. Raft along mighty rapids. Gather for treks in the Himalayas. And of course, top all this off with...

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Pangot

Welcome to ‘Birdwatchers Paradise’. A small village tucked away within the Kumaon hills, magical forests echoing the songs of hundreds of colourful birds with little trails that disappear into sunlit glades – that’s Pangot for you! Although just 15 kilometres away from Nainital, Pangot definitely deserves more than just a day trip away from the...

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Nainital Nakki Lake

Apparently built on the lines of Cumbrian Lake District by the British, Nainital is one of Uttarakhand’s most popular hill stations. With majestic views, Nainital is set in a valley around an eye-shaped lake, where according to legend, the Goddess Sati’s eyes had fallen. Bustling markets with spectacular views of the hills essentially make Nainital...

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Tiger Bijrani Corbett Zone

India’s first national park, established in 1936. The place where Project Tiger was launched in 1973 to protect the endangered wildlife species in the country. Corbett National Park, located at an altitude of 600 to 1100 metres in the western Himalayan districts of Nainital and Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand, is counted among the best wildlife...

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Nainital Lake Boats

Often viewed as a day trip from Nainital, Bhimtal has now carved out its own space to become a unique destination in its own right. Until a couple of years ago, the main draw here at Bhimtal was its lake created by the earth-dam built in 1883. Regular boating and sightseeing apart, Bhimtal has now...

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Almora Sunrise

A gateway to the best of Uttarakhand, Almora offers so much more than meets the eye. A step out of Almora gives you stunning snow views, dense jungles, idyllic villages, rare temples and clear rivers. Almora is a surprise package, and this is not just about its ‘bal mithai’ fudge with roasted khoya and sugar...

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Sattal Lake Uttarakhand

Splendid lakes surrounded by Himalayan peaks, with an incredible view of pine and oak forests, dotted by colonial bungalows and artistic churches. That’s Nainital – also known as the ‘Lake District of India’ – located at an altitude of 2,084 meters above sea level alongside the foothills of the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand. Legend has it...

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Tiget Jim Corbett

The Park What’s common between a cricket test match, an intensely smoky single malt and Corbett National Park? Plenty actually – they can all test your patience, are acquired tastes and even so are strangely favored by the ‘connoisseurs’. Though named after the legendary hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett, strangely enough only one of the...

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The unexplored heaven of Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar is a small town perched at an altitude of about 2287 metres above sea level, atop the Kumaon hills in Nainital district. For stunning views of the mighty Himalayas, taste of the pahadi aloo (potato) grown on terrace gardens, a break from the chaos and noise of city life,...

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