Nestled in the lower ranges of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is one such hill station, that offers geographical diversity at its best. Being a hill station, it has landforms that include rocky hills, sky high snow covered peaks, lush forests and always frozen glaciers. Amongst them the most fascinating are the glaciers, which not only feed the perennial rivers of Himalayas in the state, but also count as prominent tourist attractions.
Glaciers in Uttarakhand reside at the northern most part of the Uttarakhand region. Some have attained a sacred status, while some are noted for their sheer magnificence. Important glaciers to look out for in Uttarakhand are Bunder Poonch, Pindari, Gangotri, Sunderdhunga, Doonagiri, Dokhriani, Khatling and Kaphini. These mountain glaciers are highly popular among the tourists, especially trekkers and hikers. Some of the glaciers in Uttarakhand also act as gateways to the higher ranges of Himalayas.