Uttaranchal is located to the north of India. It is presently known as Uttarakhand. It is present on the southern slope of the Himalayan ranges. The state is covered with 93% mountains and 64% forests. The Greater Himalayan Ranges cover most of Uttaranchal. The Himalayan peaks are full of snow and glaciers. There are dense forests in the foothills. Apart from a few, the rest of the terrain is used for agriculture. The area is famous for its religious shrines. Hindu pilgrimage is incomplete without visiting the four holy places that are included in the Uttaranchal holiday packages.
Uttaranchal is a calm and beautiful holiday location. The Kumaon and its western half, Garhwal are the two main hill regions that are included in the Uttaranchal holiday packages. The highest peaks have the glaciers Gongotri and Yamnotri that are the sources of the two great perennial rivers the Ganges and the Yamuna respectively. These rivers are of great religious value to the Hindus. Hindu pilgrimage is incomplete without a visit to the 4 shrines- Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamnotri. Haridwar and Hrishikesh are two of the holiest places in Uttaranchal that are visited by most of the pilgrims. Sikhs too go on a pilgrimage to Hemkund - Nanakmatta, Lokpal and Meetha-Reetha Sahib and Piran Kaliyar.
There are 13 districts in Uttaranchal. They are Pithoragarh, Nainital, Almora, Bageshwar, Uttar Kashi, Champawat, Udham Singh, Dehradun, Chamoli, Pauri Garahwal, Tehri Garahwal, Haridwar and Rudraprayag. Dehradun is the provincial capital of the state and it is the largest city in Uttaranchal. Mussoorie is one of the most beautiful hill stations and one of the favorite tourist attractions too. Almora and Nainital are some hill stations that are included in the Uttaranchal holiday packages. The Valley of Flowers is one of the most beautiful valleys in Uttaranchal. UNESCO has certified it as one of the World Heritage Sites. The second highest Himalayan Mountain Nanda Devi is in Uttaranchal.
The wildlife of Uttaranchal is varied and is well protected in the National Parks. The Nanda Devi National Park, which is in the district of Chamoli is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most of the tourists make it a point to include Jim Corbett National Park in their Uttaranchal holiday packages. It is the oldest national park in India. There are a variety of animals like the tiger, leopard, snow leopard, etc are found in these parks.
Uttaranchal enjoys snowfall in mid October; prior to this it enjoys the tropical monsoons. Then it is the venue of the Kumbh Mela, a religious fair that comes after every 12 years. One of the famous Buddhist monastery, the Mindroling monastery and its Buddhist stupa is in Dehradun. You can enjoy all types of adventure games in Uttaranchal and this is one of the primary features of the Uttaranchal holiday packages. Jungle safari, trekking, and many other adventure sports are famous. Handlooms and handicrafts of Uttaranchal are famous all over and are shoppers delight. You can buy quite a lot of souvenirs before you leave Uttaranchal.
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