PLACES TO VISIT IN UTTARAKHAND


PLACES TO VISIT IN UTTARAKHAND

PLACES TO VISIT IN UTTARAKHAND

Uttarakhand ‘Dev Bhoomi’ snuggled in the lap of Himalayas is a bounty of
interesting holiday destinations in India. The places to visit in Uttarakhand
range from hill stations, honeymoon spots, pilgrimage sites, breathtaking
beauty, adventurous experiences, and serene ashrams. A holiday trip to the
mountain state is a perfect mélange of relaxation, spiritualism, and
adventure.

KEDARNATH TEMPLE

Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple (shrine) dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located on
the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini River, Kedarnath is located in
the state Uttarakhand, India. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is
open to the general public only between the months of April (Akshaya Tritriya)
and November (Kartik Purnima, the autumn full moon). During the winters, the
vigraha (deity) from Kedarnath temple is carried down to Ukhimath and where
the deity is worshiped for the next six months. Kedarnath is seen as a
homogenous form of Lord Shiva, the Lord of Kedar Khand, the historical name of
the region.

RISHIKESH

Rishikesh at the foothills of the Himalayas along the banks of River Ganga
has some interesting pleasures for holidays in Uttarakhand. You can go for
exhilarating river rafting in Rishikesh, stay at beach camps, practice Yoga
Asanas at ashrams with a perfect backdrop of mighty Himalayas or go
exploring the mountains. This ‘Yoga Capital of the World’,
holds International Yoga Festival and will never cease to amuse you with
surprises at every turn.

BADRINATH

An old Indian proverb goes, there are many sacred spots of pilgrimage on
the earth but there has been none equal to Badrinath. Indians, known for
their religious fervor, lay special significance to this holy town. Badrinath

Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is one of the four Char Dham pilgrimages
Yatra and the best places to visit in Uttarakhand. According to Hindu fable, God
Vishnu sat in the meditation at this place. Positioned at the height of 10,279
feet, the temple is encircled by lofty snow-clad Himalayas with Alaknanda
The river flowing by. The spiritual significance and purity of Badrinath Temple
appeal scores of devotees.

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