Uttrakhand

This north Indian state is just as beautiful as its neighbor J&K. Blessed with many stunning and beautiful places, it is one of the most important states in terms of tourism. Covered with the Himalayas, its mountain cities are a visual treat. A brief description of the tourist places in the state is given below:

Mussoorie

Lying 35 km. from Dehradun, the city of Mussoorie is popularly known as the "queen of hills". It is among the most well known tourist destinations of the state. Tourists throng this city every year in thousands. It's well known places are gun hill, mall road, Kempty Falls, Company Park, Mussoorie Lake and a host of other destinations.

Nainital

This is another famous mountain town in Uttarakhand. It has emerged as the darling of the tourists. The Naini Lake in the town is an attractive tourist destination. The charm of this beautiful mountain town is hard to resist.

Haridwar

Meaning the gate of god, this is a holy town for the Hindus. The sacred river Ganges passes along its banks. Pilgrims flock this town in huge numbers to take a dip in the Ganges, as they believe that it will wash away their sins.

Badrinath and Kedarnath

These are among the holiest places for the Hindus. Located high up in the Himalayas along the banks of river Alaknanada, these are dedicated to lord Vishnu. These temple towns also find a mention in the holy Hindu books. These two places together constitute one the 'dhams'. Hence a journey to these places is considered to be a highly auspicious one. These are hence two places of great importance to tourism in north India.

Rishikesh

It is an important religious town for the Hindus. Located just 25 km away from Haridwar, it is considered as the gateway to the Himalayas. It is also the starting point of the pilgrimage to Badrinath and Kedarnath. It is full of temples and the river Ganges flows through it. What more, it is also popular for rafting.

Gangotri

At a height of about 3000m above the sea level, it is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of river Bhagirathi. It is the place from where the river Ganges originates from the Gangotri glacier. It has to offer some of the most beautiful sights. A visit to this place will reveal your spiritual side.

Yamunotri

It is the source of origin of the river Yamuna. It is located at an altitude of 3293m. It also contains the Yamunotri temple dedicated to goddess Yamuna. It is also famous for its numerous ashrams.

Corbett

The main tourist attraction in Corbett is about the wild life sanctuary. Thus the government authority and the Corbett tourism organisation has maintain welldisciplined facilities for the guests. The Corbett Transport system consist limited number of items. The best and efficient way to reach Corbett is by booking a private taxi from the Delhi roadways. Else some of the Delhi deluxe bus service is also available for the interested. From the railway part, the nearest railway station will be at Dehradun which is long away from it. The best is about the airways which are about in Delhi. After reaching the national park one can also opted for the safari ride. One of the famous rides in India, this safari ride is very cheap and contains in a very moderate rate. All over the Corbett tourism and Transport organisation has done really well to maintain this large sanctuary.