Bound and made up of towering mountain peaks and fertile Himalayan plains, Uttarakhand is one of the most versatile tourist destinations in India. Rishikesh with some of the best yoga ashrams, Garwal with some of the most spectacular treks in Himalayas, gushing Ganges and Tonks with some challenging rapids, India’s first national park Jim Corbett with its teeming wildlife and Kumaon with this serene hills and undulating valleys makes Uttarakhand one of the all season destinations in North India.
During summer, visitors from plains travel to the hills of Kumaon and Garhwal to seek respite from the scorching summer. During shravan (July - September), Uttarakhand is the hub of pilgrimages and rejuvenation. Monsoon is also the time when Valley of Flowers - one of the most popular and breathtaking treks in Himalayas - opens up for visitors. Come winters and visitors rush to Auli, the finest of the ski resorts in India.
Referred to as “Dev Bhoomi” (land of the gods)Uttarakhand is also home to some of the most important Hindu pilgrimages that include the Chardham Yatra that include 4 high altitude treks to temples located at Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Haridwar is one of the holiest Hindu cities and thousands of devotees visit Har ki Pauri to take a dip in the holy Ganges and seek salvation.
The salubrious weather throughout the year, snow and adventure during winters and overall the lush hills, rolling valleys and meandering rivers make Uttarakhand one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India throughout the year except for the exception of monsoon season. Mussoorie and Nainital are two of the most popular summer honeymoon destinations but the relatively quieter hill towns in Kumaon region such as Kausani, Mukteshwar and Ranikhet which are relatively unspoiled offer panoramic views and pleasant weather.
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