Carved out of Uttar Pradesh and snuggled in the lap of Himalayas, Uttrakhand is home to cantonment towns blessed with the magnificent views, delightful hill towns, exotic wildlife, salubrious weather, adventure activities and wholehearted people.
Amongst hills and valleys by the brooks and streams, a casually dressed overseas tourist, a saint in saffron, a Pahadi commoner commingle. Possessing a unique charisma, Uttrakhand holds a strong cultural and traditional belief inviting you to enter the peaceful state, straight out of age-old rustic literature.
But there's more to the state than just spirituality. Uttrakhand is renowned for its ski resorts, rafting and bungee jumping adrenaline rush and reiki-yoga-panchkarma for well-being. Such a diverse and synchronized city will leave you awestruck. Feeling invited yet?
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Throughout the year.
What are the best places for river rafting where you can experience adrenaline rush?
Rishikesh is a destination for myriad range of adventure activities, river rafting being the most illustrious one. Some well-known starting points are – Marine drive (24Kms from Rishikes), Byasi (24Kms from Rishikesh), Shivpuri (16Kms from Rishikesh), Bhrampuri (12Kms from Rishikesh).
Which are some of the must visit places in Uttarakhand?
- Bungee Jump from the height of eighty-three meters in Rishikesh.
- Experience Asia's longest flying fox of 1Km with the speed of 140-160 Kmph.
- Experience the adrenaline rush with the Giant Swing of 83Kms designed by the experts of New Zealand.
Numerous enchanting places can be discovered in Uttarakhand such as:
What are some treks that ‘Devbhoomi’ offers?
- Jim Corbett National Park
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
- Buddha Monastry in Dehradun
- Tehri Dam which is tallest dam in India and biggest in Asia.
- Parmarth Niketan
- Ramjhula and Lakshman Jhula (MUST!)
- UNESCO world heritage site, Valley of flowers
Home to the second tallest peak in India, Nanda Devi – Uttarakhand is a fantastic destination for trekkers and beginners. Treks offered by Devbhoomi include -
What are some must try authentic cuisine which will take you on a gastronomic ride in Uttarakhand?
- Chandershila trek
- Valley of flowers trek
- Roopkund trek
- Rupin Pass
- Dodital Trek
- Pindari Glacier
You must definitely try Kumaon’s iconic dish Bhatt ki Churkani, Chainsoo, Phanu and Bhang Chutney to experience the delight for your taste buds.
What are some renowned products to buy in Uttarakhand?
Shopping is a treat in Uttarakhand. It offers the most captivating keepsakes to the intricately made craft work of the artisan. The best relics you could buy are Rambaan handicrafts, waxwork, angora, pashmina and Ringaal handicraft.