Earned the status of 'State' in the year 2000, Uttarakhand, which was earlier a part of Uttar Pradesh, is famous for its scenic beauty and pilgrim centers. If you are associated with religious beliefs, you may be keen to visit the place for its divinity and if you are a nature lover, you will find divinity in the rich expanse of endless natural beauty here. Wherever your faith is placed, be it in god or in the powers of nature to inspire you into living a life of fulfillment, Uttarakhand is the perfect destination.
Haridwar is also called as the 'Gateway to the Lord' thanks to a great number of temples and ashrams located here. The city is considered holy and hence pilgrims from various parts of the world travel to the place to offer their prayers. It is also famous for the Kumbh Mela, a festival, which is held once in twelve years. Some of the leading attractions here are: Har Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Shanti Gunj, Maya Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Pavan Dham, Vishnu Ghat
Rishikesh is a blend of tranquility and adventure. Its location at the confluence of River Ganges and River Chandrabhaga and views of spectacular hills and various adventurous activities such as trekking, rafting and camping captivate nature lovers; the tranquility of the place with the importance attached to it as a pilgrim center touches the soul of pilgrims. Rishikesh is called as the Yoga Capital of the world. Some of the most important tourist destinations in Rishikesh include:Triveni Ghat, Laxman Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Ram Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Kriya Yoga Ashram,, Paddle India, Jumpin Heights, Gita Bhavan, The Beatles Ashram, Neelkantha Mahadev Temple, Shivpuri, Parmarth Niketan, Narendra Nagar, Kaudiyala