Uttaranchal Travel >>
55,848 sq. km
No. of District
Summer - Max: 45; Min: 21.9 Winter -
Max: 31.7; Min: 4.2
Uttaranchal Hill Stations and Char
Best Time to Go
April to July
blessed with magnificent glaciers , majestic
snow-clad mountains, gigantic and ecstatic peaks, valley of flowers, skiing
slopes and dense forests, this Abode of Gods includes many shrines and places of
pilgrimage. The Great Himalayan Range forms the backbone of the Garhwal and
Kumaon regions of Uttaranchal. In Eestern Garhwal, it includes the Swargarohini
range with Swargarohini I (6,252m) at the head of the Tons River, and the
Bandarpunch range, including Bandarpunch (6,316m) forming the main divide
between the headwaters of the Yamuna and the Bhagirathi Rivers.
With the exception of the
remote valleys to the North of the Great Himalayan Range, the Uttaranchal region
is subject to the Indian monsoon. The monsoon begins by mid-June, with the first
heavy rainfall generally occurring by the first heavy rainfall generally
occurring by the first week of July. Rain continues through August until the
first week of September. Char-Dhams, the four most sacred and revered Hindu
temples: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are nestled in the Mighty
To the east of Badrinath, the
peaks of Nilgiri Parbat (6,474m), Ghori Parbat (6,708m) and Hathi Parbat
(6,727m) are the highest of the Himalayan peaks, while to the North, Kamet
(7,756m), Mana Peak (7,272m), Abl Gamin (7,355m), and Mukut (7,242m) are some of
the 7,000m peaks forming the main axis of the Zanskar range. A picturesque
state, with a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas, Uttaranchal promises its
tourists a visit full of fun and unforgettable moments.
Kumaon Region of Uttaranchal
When the eastward carvan of the
Aryans first encamped on the banks of Ganga, since then Garhwal, the dev-bhoomi (abode of gods), was closely related with the legends and mythology,
specially with the legendry heroes of Maha- bharata and Ramayana. Uttaranchal is
undoubtedly India’s most beautiful canvas. Studded with green strokes, wild
splashes and quaint highlights. What makes Uttaranchal a holidayer’s delight are
the sketches of Kumaon and Garhwal. Enchanting, captivating in their own ways.
Garhwal has its prehistory hidden in the heavy veils of time. Recent
archelogical excavations near Srinagar, and Mordhwaj date some settlements back
to 800 B.C. Geographically, Tons river separates Garhwal from the Himachal
Pradesh in the west, and district boundaries of Kumaon in the east. Starting
from the foothills from the south , the region extends upto snow clad peaks,
making the Indo Tibetan boundary Today Garhwal consists of Uttarkashi, Chamoli,
Pauri, Tehri, and Uttarkashi districts and is spread over some 55,000 sq.
Breathtaking Binsar :Renowned for
its cool, salubrious air and spellbinding scenic views, Binsar is a
beautiful retreat sheltered in the lush undulating ranges of the Kumaon
Tourist Places in Uttaranchal
blessed with magnificent glaciers , majestic snow-clad mountains,
gigantic and ecstatic peaks, valley of flowers, skiing slopes and dense
forests, this Abode of Gods includes many shrines and places of
pilgrimage. The Great Himalayan Range forms the backbone of the Garhwal
and Kumaon regions of Uttaranchal.
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