Uttarakhand a tiny hilly state situated in North is rightly called the abode of Gods. From the famous 5 Dhams ie. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamnotri and Hemkund Sahib. The holy Ganga as well as the Yamuna originate in the mountains of Uttrakhand. Tourism contributes substantially towards the GDP of the state and the Uttrakhand offers everything besides the above mentioned holy shrines, Haridwar and Rishikesh the famous pilgrimage centres.
Rightly so Uttrakhand is a tourist delight from Adventure Sports like white water rafting on the great rivers to hiking in the Himalayas and scaling the mighty peaks. It also has the famous wild life sanctuaries – Jim Corbett National Park and Rajaji National park. The state also has popular hill stations like Nainital, Ranikhet, Mussoorie and recently we have added “Tehri” as a new destination which is fast emerging as a hub for water sports activities at the Tehri Lake.
During winters one can enjoy skiing at Auli which is located approximately 250 Km from Rishikesh. Needless to say that Uttrakhand has it all and added to the fantastic connectivity by Air, Rail and Road Uttrakhand is a very convenient destination
Recently the government has introduced the winter Char Dham Yatra wherein devotees desiring to visit the holy temples can pay obesiance to the Gods when the deities come to their winter Abode of Joshi Math, Ukhi Math, Mukhba and Kharsali.
In a unique initiative the Government of Uttrakhand represented by The Secretary Tourism Dr. Umakant Panwar and the Hoteliers of Uttrakhand have come to Bangalore to invite the people of Karnataka and the whole of South India to visit Uttrakhand and savour the various gifts of nature which Uttrakhand has in abundance.