Exploring Uttarakhand is incomplete without experiencing adventure, wildlife, excursion or pilgrimage. Hindus travel from all over the place to pay homage to their deities. It is one of the most sacred regions and is commonly known as the Land of Gods or Devabhoomi. Myrid holy shrines and the origin of Ganga and Yamuna at Gangotri and Yamunotri makes it special. The natural environment, the emerald green locals, snow capped mountains and cascading rivers adds to the divine ambience. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Haridwar and Rishikesh are prominent pilgrim destination which attracts millions of people from different parts of the country.
Sages and sadhus have been thronging this state for centuries. It is believed that nature itself is so calm and quiet here that it perfectly enhances the meditation level.
Places to visit around the Uttarakhand for a serene experience are Chardham, Rishikesh, Haridwr, Jageshwar, Baihnath, Piran Kaliyar, Hemkund Sahib and Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra. These holy places are key pilgrim attractions in the North India.
Explore the heavenly bliss while traveling along the land of Gods.
Chardham, nestled in the midst of the serene heights of majestic Himalayas, the four main pilgrimage destinations namely, Gangotri, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Kedarnath is visited by millions every year to experience absolute bliss. Each site is dedicated to a specific deity. Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Gangotri to Goddess Ganga as it is her inception point, Yamunotri is a dark rock from where a hot spring emerges and is called Divya Shila and Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
The tranquility of Rishikesh is enthralling. Rested on the banks of Ganges is often identified as the Yoga Capital of the world. Top bands like Beatles also visited Rishikesh in 1960s. Laxman Jhula is the main tourist attraction here. It is also known as the gateway to the Himalayan shrines. It is the spiritual centre and recognized for philosophical studies, yoga as well as meditation.
Haridwar, the entry point to the pilgrimages in Uttarakhand is visited for its charm and bountiful weather. The historic Hari Ki Puri Ghat which was crafted by King Vikramaditya in memoriam of Ganges. It is one of the Holiest places for Hindus. It is therefore believed that taking a bath in the holy water of Ganges cleanses one soul and he can get rid of the sin. Floral tribute and lightening diyas is common here. Besides Hari ki Pauri ghat, the Chandi Devi, Mansa Devi, Sapt Rishi Ashram & Sapt Sarovar, Bharat Mata Mandir, Chila Wildlife Sanctury are key tourist attraction of the place.
The water here is rough and moves in great speed. The best time to visit the area is from October to April. It has year round temperate climate which prevails year round transforming it one of the finest areas of North India. If you are a diving enthusiast you can experience the amazing flora and fauna of the marine world. In short, it is identified as the diver’s paradise. Experience the majestic view of the Himalayas while enjoying river rafting. Thus the Uttarakhand or the land of Gods has the finest detail to offer absolute bliss. Experience the tranquility and bask in the seamless serenity of nature.
To enjoy North India it is advised to take help of a tour guide and plan during holidays. A trip to Uttarakhand cannot be planned in a few days. It has the distinct experience to offer. It has something unique for every age. While the young college goers may enjoy diving into the rough sea and indulge in the adventurous sports, on the contrary, the senior citizens may prefer spending some time in the midst of tranquil nature and praying to the deities spread all over the Devabhoomi. The newlyweds may quickly visit the land of mist and blissful coyness in Mussoorie, Nainital, and Dehradun while those have less time may only soothe their eyes by traveling around the historic city of New Delhi and exploring the charm of the Mughal era.