Uttarakhand is a beautiful place that lies in the lap of the mighty Himalayas. It has been the gateway to spiritual belief. It is one of the top-tourist and holiest pilgrimage destinations in India that attracts a lot of travellers and devotees from all parts of India and across the globe. Major places such as Haridwar, Rishikesh, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, etc are the spiritual gateway to Uttarakhand.
Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is one of the four sites in India’s Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage and is famous among tourist as Temple and Treks.
Gangotri is the origin of River Ganga and one of the four sites in the Chardham Yatra. Here, Ganga is known as Bhagirathi. It is a perfect place to enrapture in the serenity and sanctity as the place has a picturesque landscape.
Badrinarayan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand. Some of the places to visit in Badrinath are Auli, Gopeshwar, Nandaprayag, etc. The yatra route has lofty hilly terrain, curves, and cliffs, amidst the most scenically beautiful places on the earth.
Kedarnath temple is a part of Chardhams and Panch Kedar in Uttarakhand and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India. The devotees can experience great peace of mind and undertaking a spiritual trip here always rekindles human beings faith in the almighty.
Haridwar serves as the Gateway to the Char Dhams of Uttarakhand and is one of the most visited pilgrimage places in India. Lakhs of devotees visit Haridwar to wash their sins and seek blessings from the divine. People visit Haridwar to perform the last rites of their loved ones. It is also famous for Kumbh Mela that is held after every twelve years.
Rishikesh is known as the ‘Gateway to the Himalayas’ and ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. It is the land of spiritual sagas where mythical tales live on till today. It offers river rafting, bungee jumping, flying fox, cliff jumping, jungle camping, and beach camping etc for adventure lovers.
Tungnath is one of the sacred Panch Kedar and is the highest temple of Lord Shiva at an elevation of 3,680 metres above sea level in Uttarakhand. It is is an enchanting location where nature is fabulously adorned with pictorial vistas and a delightful place for trekkers.
Jhula Devi temple is a place of attraction at Ranikhet Hill Station. The countless bells that hang around the temple compound are proof to the divine and the healing powers of “Maa Jhula Devi”.
Hemkund Sahib is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. Numerous waterfalls, dense forest, enchanting view of the Himalayas, crystal clear lake and the holy Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara are its key highlights. It is famous among tourists as Gurudwara, lake and scenic beauty.