Tourist Attractions of Uttarakhand
The temple of Kaushik Devi on the Kashyap Hill is located here. According to the Puranas, Kaushiki Devi appeared from the body of Goddess Parvati to kill the demons Shumbh-Nishumbh.
Bardrinath is situated at an altitude of about 10, 500 feet above sea-level and at a distance of 384 km from Hardwar. Important places on the route from Rishikesh are Muni-ki-Reti, Dev Prayag and Kirtinagar. Important places on the route from Kotdwar are Pauri, Srinagar, Rudra Prayag, Kama Prayag, Nand Prayag, Chamoli and Pipalkoti.
Baijnath is a picturesque town having a cluster of temples on the bank of the Baijnath sarovar or pond. A beautiful image of Parvati is installed in the main temple.
Bhimgoda Kund is also among the religious places around Hardwar. It belongs to the Pandava-age and was created by the hoof of Bhim's horse.
It is a quiet, peaceful place and a health-giving hill resort. Beautiful snow-clad peaks can be viewed from here. One can reach Chakrata easily from Dehra Dun.
Corbett National Park
The Corbett National Park is renowned all over the world for its scenic beauty and wild life. It has the distinction of being the first national park of India.
The Gangotri Bhagirathi temple is situated near the sacred rock on which King Bhagirath used to worship Lord Shiva and where the Bhagirathi first descended on the earth from the Heavens. It is believed that later on the Pandavs came here and performed the Mahadev Yajna. The Bhagirathi flows for some distance from here towards the north and, hence, this place is known as Gangotri. The Bhagirathi Temple was built by the Gorkha Comander-in-Chief Amar Singh Thapa at the beginning of the 18th century.
Hardwar is the place where the mountainous course of the Ganga, the most holy river of the Hindus, ends and it enters the plains. It is a prominent centre of Hindu pilgrimage. In Sanskrit literature, it is referred to as Mayaapuri of Maya Kshetra. Some have named it as Tapovan or Gangadwar. It is also called Kapila after the Sage Kapil. There are several temples and shrines here and a dip in the holy 'Har-ki-Pauri' has been described a sure way to salvation.
It is situated on the banks of the Yamuna in the northern part of Dehra Dun district. Here Ashokan edicts are inscribed in Pali on a small rock.
The Kedarnath Temple is situated at a height of about 11, 500 feet above sea-level under the Kedarnath Mandal. Main pilgrim centres on this route are Vashistha Gufa, Vyas Ghat, Dev Prayag, Kirtinagar, Srinagar, Rudra Prayag, Agastya Muni, Chandrapuri,guptkashi, Triyugi Narayan and Gauri Kund.
In Kaliyar, some distance away from Roorkee, is the Dargah of Shah Ali-ud-din Sabir, popularly known as Pir-e-Kaliyar.
It is the most picturesque hill station of Uttarakhand. It is known as the queen of hill resorts. There is also a rope-way for the convenience of the tourists. Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a facinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty.
According to common belief, this beautiful place was very dear to Lord Shiva. It is said that it was here that Lord Vishnu killed the demon Madhu-Kaitabh. Rishikesh is situated on a huge rock on the banks of the Ganga.
This place is situated on the west side of the lofty mountain peak called Bandarpoonchh at a height of 4, 421 metres above sea-level. This peak is covered with snow. It is said that Asit Muni had his hermitage here and throughout his life, he used to bathe daily both in the Yamuna and Ganga rivers. When he became unable to go to Gangotri with the approach of old age, a spring of Ganga waters appeared among the pieces of rock in the Yamunotri. The Yamuna Temple is the main place of worship here. Close to the temple are many hot water springs where boiling water gushing from mountain caves accumulates in ponds. The most prominent among them is the Surya Kund. The people dip rice and potato wrapped in a piece of cloth and after some time it is fully cooked, which is brought back as 'Prasad'. Close to Surya Kund is the rock known as Divya Shila which is worshipped first, before worshipping Yamunotri.
The Garhwal Himalayas area is remote and mountainous, filled with oak forests and alpine meadows. The forests are home to a number of endangered animal species and have historically been managed by local community institutions.
Kumaon is a beautiful region in the newly formed state Uttarakhand. It is in the northern side of Uttar pradesh. Kumaon is derived from “Kurmanchal” which means the Land of the Kurmavtar (the tortoise incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Preserver of Mankind as per Hindu religion. Kumaon consists of six Districts Almora, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Champawat and Udhamsingh Nagar. Kumaon is situated in Central Himalayas. Himalaya in the north, “Kali” river in east, Garwal in the west and Plain area in south make the typial boundry of this region.
A beautiful hill station in Kumaon hills, Nainital is popular for its beautiful views, and boat rides. Hill Resorts in India provides complete information on the beautiful hill station Nainital. Nainital is located at an altitude of 1,938 metres in the state of Uttarakhand. Nainital has a number of tourist destinations that one can visit. Travel to Nainital with Hill Resorts in India.
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