Uttarakhand is formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as “Dev Bhoomi” (“Land of the Gods”) due to the numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimages found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment, Bhabar and Terai regions of the Himalayas.
Being located in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand has many tourist destinations. There are many ancient temples, forest reserves, national parks, hill stations, and mountain peaks that attract a large number of tourists. The state has nationally protected monuments. Oak Grove School is on the provisional list for World Heritage Sites in the state. Ganga and Yamuna, two of the holiest rivers of Hinduism, originate in Uttarakhand. Binsar Devta is a popular Hindu temple in the region.
Now if we talk about the history of this state then Uttarakhand is also known for the 1970s mass movement that led to the formation of the Chipko Environmental Movement and other social movements. Although primarily a livelihood movement rather than a forest conservation movement, it became a rallying point for many future environmentalists, environmental protests, and agitations around the world and set a precedent for non-violent protest.
Here is a list of some best places in Uttarakhand:-
- Dehradun And Mussoorie
- Nainital And Ranikhet
- Rishikesh And Haridwar
- Jim Corbett
- Valley Of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib
- Chardham (Yamnotri, Gangotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath) – Diverse Spiritual Essence