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WHY DO WE LOVE UTTARAKHAND SO DEARLY?

Days of being wild

Uttarakhand is one of the most fascinating states in the country. The Himalayan state is home to numerous travel fantasies, all of which can be readily fulfilled. In Uttarakhand we find traces of a wild sentiment that erupts from its natural wonders. Nature certainly is at its best in the state, and not to forget the flora and fauna of the state is enticing to say the least. You cannot get enough of this veritable magic-land, that is often in a state of perpetual bliss. If you think you need a vacation doing nothing but appreciating the beatiful nature, and courting adventures, then Uttarakhand is definitely for you.

Footloose in Garhwal Himalayas

One of India’s most prominent Himalayan areas, the Garhwal Himalayas refer to a particular set of mountain ranges in the state. The Garhwal division is home to some of India’s holiest of shrines, sitting high up in the mountains. You have the holy Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath here in this area. Home to endless hikes and adventures, it is full of scenic views of snow-capped Himalaya peaks. Here in the Garhwal region, you are really in the lap of the Himalayas.

Mysteries of the Kumaon Hills

Just like the mist in the picture, the Kumaon region is shrouded by the mysteries of the Man-Eaters of Kumaon. The book written by Jim Corbett talks about hunting Bengal tigers who were responsible for countless human deaths. The Kumaon region comprises some prominent locations such as Nainital, Almore, and Pithoragarh. Of course you also have the Jim Corbett National Park, where if you are lucky enough, you might spot the majestic Bengal tiger. The Kumaon region is definitely something that should not be missed in the state.

Ruskin Bond made us dream of it all

Celebrated Indian author, Ruskin Bond calls Uttarakhand his home. He lives in the quiet little place called Landour, located very close to Mussoorie. The author has written numerous books romanticizing the state, and those of us who grew up reading them have always dreamt of going to this part of the Himalayas. His A Book of Simple Living: Brief notes from the Hills, is like the holy book for hill living. There is so much beauty in the hills of Uttarakhand that your heart may find it all very overwhelming.

India’s very own Switzerland

Kausani, located in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, is also known as, Switzerland of India, and why not. It is home to spectacular views, some of the best in fact. From here you are able to see the Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchchuli. The serene destination has been a favourite among people who like their vacations quiet, and full of great memories. Kausani is not to be ignored if you do happen to visit the state.

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