Uttarakhand is on every tourist's itinerary when it comes to leisure, wildlife, adventure and religious tourism. Not to forget the numerous hill stations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Almora, Kausani, Bhimtal and Ranikhet that dot the state. For the outdoor enthusiasts the trekking hotspots are Nanda Devi - and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valley of Flowers, which along the Nanda Devi National Park, form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The state has an abundance of pilgrimage places and holy shrines. Thereâ€™s Gangotri and Yamunotri, the sources of both the Ganges and Yamuna; then thereâ€™s Badrinath (dedicated to Vishnu) and Kedarnath (dedicated to Shiva) which is part of the Char Dham, (one of the most spiritual and pilgrimage circuitsfor Hindus). Another popular pilgrimage destination is Haridwar â€“ the venue of the famous Kumbha Mela, held once every twelve years.
You can enter Uttrakhand either through the Garhwal division if you want to cover Dehradun, Mussoorie, Kedarnath and Badrinath or enter through the Kumaon Division to cover the major hill stations like Nainital, Almora and the Corbett National Park. You can also enter through Hardwar which is well connected.
There's plenty to do in Uttarakhand. Ski the snow covered mountains in Auli, trek through the Valley of Flowers, go for a wildlife safari at the oldest National Park of India - The Jim Corbett National Park, wash your sins at the source of holy rivers - Gangotri and Yamunotri and reminisce the British Colonial days at the many hill stations.
I can create countries just as I can create the actions of my characters. That is why a lot of travel seems to me a waste of time.