Category Archives: Uttarakhand or Uttaranchal

Uttarakhand or Uttaranchal tourism related information including its hill stations, pilgrimage centers, wildlife sanctuaries, trekking destinations, falls, historic places, etc.

Pauri, Paragliding, Trekking, Nature Lovers Paradise

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Pauri is a hill station town situated at an altitude of around 1,814 meters in Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand state, India. The town offers excellent view of the snow-covered Himalayan mountains.

View of the pauri situated at Garhwal Himalayas
View of the pauri situated at Garhwal Himalayas

Himalayan mountain peaks like Nanda Devi, Trisul, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Kharcha Kund, Chaukhamba, etc, can be seen from here. You can trek to nearby Deodar or pine forests and listen to the chirping of birds.

This city and surrounding areas offers much to paragliding, trekking and adventure sports. Chaukhamba View Point is at around 5 kilometers from Pauri. Tara Kund, the highest tourist spot in Pauri, is at an altitude of 2250 meters.

Kandoliya Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Nag Dev Mandir, Kyunkaleshwar Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Sita Mata Temple, etc, are some of the temples here. More than 100 year old Methodist Church is there at Chopra. Catholic Church is there at Gadoli.

How Do I Go to Pauri?

Pauri town is connected to other parts of the country by NH 119. Buses are available to other cities of the state. There are regular buses from New Delhi to Kotdwar and Pauri.

Kotdwar railway station at around 100 kilometers distance, is the nearest major railway station, which is well connected with other major cities of the country. Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport at 155 kilometers distance.

Kashipur, Army Public School, Settlement Ruins, Seed Plants

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Kashipur is a historic city dating back to the emperor Harshavardhana’s period who reigned during 606-647 AD. It is situated at Udham Singh Nagar district ,Uttarakhand state, India.

Ruins of Panchayatan temple at Kashipur
Ruins of Panchayatan temple at Kashipur.

This historic city was known as Govishan, during the preiod of emperor Harshavardhana or Harsha. The Great Chinese Traveler, Monk, scholar, and translator, Yuan-Chwang, on his seventeen year long visit to India, visited this place. The ruins of the buildings and other structures of those days are still to be seen near to this historic city. Ruins of the ancient 6th century Panchayatan temple can be seen at Kashipur.

The city is named after Kashinath Adhikari. He was the governor of the region under the Chand Kings of Kumaon Dynasty. He is the founder of the current township, which was laid in the 16th century. In 1801, Kashipur ceded to The British. In 1815, after the Anglo-Gorkha war, the Treaty of Sugauli was signed between the Kumaon and the British, which resulted in Kumaon ceding to The British .

Kashipur is now an important industrial township. HCL Technologies, Flexituff International Ltd, Videocon Pasupati Arcylon Limited, IGL, etc, are located here. Many Paper and sugar mills are also located here. The city is now famous for its seed plants, supplying High quality seeds to the country.

Army public school is situated at Hempur, Kashipur, at around 15 kilometers distance from the town.

How Do I Go To Kashipur?

Kashipur is well connected by roads. NH 74 and NH 121 passes through the city. The city is connected to all major nearby cities like Bajpur, Bareilly, Delhi, Gadarpur, Haldwani, Jaspur, Moradabad, Nainital, Ramnagar, Rudrapur, etc, by roads.

Kashipur Junction railway station connects the city with the rest of the country by rail network. Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport, at around 72 kilometers away. New Delhi International airport is at around 215 kilometers distance from Kashipur town.

Yamunotri Temple, Char Dham, 4 Dham Tour Package

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Yamunotri is the origin of holy river Yamuna. Yamunotri is considered as the seat of Hindu Goddess Yamuna. It is situated at an altitude of 10,804 feet or 3,293 meters in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Yamunotri Temple
Yamunotri Temple .

There are two trekking routes to the holy place. One route is by trekking 13 kilometers from Hanuman Chatti. The second route is from Janki Chatti and the distance by this route is around 6 kilometers. Trekking route passes through many rivers and rivulets. Crossing Ruinsara Tal, a clear water lake at the foot of Mount Kalanag, takes you to the holy Shrine.

Yamunotri temple visit is part of the Chota Char Dham Yatra (Chota means small or and Yatra means tour) . Chota 4 Dham Tour Package is the pilgrimage package tour of Yamunothi, Gangothri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

The temple is open from the Akshaya Tritiya day in May and closes on the Yama Dwitiya day i.e. Second day after the Diwali festival.

How Do I Go to Yamunotri?

Yamunotri is at around 30 kilometers North of Uttarkashi, the district headquarters of the district with the same name. Uttarkashi is well connected other major cites by road and is easily accessible. It takes a full day’s travel from the nearby major cities like Dehradun, Haridwar or Rishikesh.

Dehra Dun Airport is the nearest airport at around 90 kilometers distance. Chandigarh airport is at around 180 kilometers away. Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station.

Kedarnath Temple, Chota Char Dham Pilgrimage, Jyotirlingas

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Kedarnath Temple is a Lord Shiva Temple in the Garhwal Himalayan ranges in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand state, India. This temple is open only during Akshaya Tritriya day in April to Kartik Purnima (full moon day, usually November, due to the weather conditions. Kedarnath, the main deity here is worshiped as the ‘Lord of Kedar Khand’, the region’s historical name. The deities from this temple are taken to Ukhimath in Rudraprayag district (41 kilometers from Rudraprayag) and worshiped there during winter.

Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath Temple.

Ukhimath where Kedarnath Temple’s deities are taken during winter, is a centrally located destination to visit Madhmaheshwar which is known as the second kedar, Tungnath ji which is the third Kedar and the natural fresh water lake called Deoria Tal. There are many other picturesque places worth visiting near Ukhimath.

Kedarnath Temple is situated on the banks of Mandakini river, a tributary of the holy river Ganga at an altitude of 3,583 meters or 11,755 feet. This temple was built by Pandavas. Adi Sankaracharya visited and revived the temple. It is one among the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Kedarnath Mandir (mandir means temple in Hindi language) is one among the four temples of Chota Char Dham pilgrimage package tour.

How Do I Go to Kedarnath Temple?

Kedarnath Temple is at a distance of 223 kilometers from Rishikesh. You need to trek uphill for around 14 kilometers from Gaurikund. Pony rides are also available.

The nearest airport, Dehra Dun Airport, is at around 110 kilometers distance. Bhuntar airport at Kullu, is at around 230 kilometers away. New Delhi, the capital of India, is at around 300 kilometers distance from Kedarnath.

Harrawala railway station with station code HRW, is the nearest one to Kedarnath temple, at around 107 kilometers distance. Dehra Dun airport is at 11 kilometers from Harrawala railway station. Doiwala railway station with station code DWO, is another nearby station at 110 kilometers away. Dehra Dun airport is at 6 kilometers from Doiwala railway station. Both these railway stations are under Moradabad railway division.

Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary

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Govind national park or Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary as it is known officially, is situated in Uttarakhand state, India. The national park and wildlife sanctuary is named after Govind Ballabh Pant, who was the Indian home Minister in 1950’s. Har-ki-dun valley, a famous trekking destination, is situated inside this park.

Govind national park at an altitude of 1,400 meters to 6,323 meters or 4,593 feet to 20,745 feet, is spread over an area of 958 square kilometers. Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary is a Snow leopard habitat located on the higher reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas. Snow leopard, an endangered species is the highlight of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. Snow Leopard Project is being implemented here by the Indian Government. The National park is one of the remaining strongholds of the Near threatened bird species, Bearded vulture.

The park is rich in flora and Fauna. There are 150 bird species or so in this national park. Some of the other endangered species of birds found in this park are golden eagle, steppe eagle, black eagle, Himalayan monal pheasant, Himalayan snowcock, western tragopan, cheer pheasant, etc.

How Do I Go to Govind National Park?

Govind National Park is located at a distance of 17 kilometers from Dharkadhi town. Dehradun is the nearest railway station and airport to Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary at around 190 kilometers away.

Ranikhet Hill Station, Military Hospital,Naga,Kumaon regiments

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Ranikhet hill station is situated in the western peaks of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 1,869 meters (6,132 feet), in Almora district of Uttarakhand state , India. Military Hospital (Army Hospital), Naga regiment & Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army are situated here.

Ranikhet Hill StationRanikhet Hill Station

In 1869, Kumaon Regiment’s head quarters was established here. Long long back, Nepalese ruled Ranikhet and the Kumaonese people got freedom in 1816, with the British help.

The hill station is rich in Flora and Fauna. Pine, deodar, oak, etc, dots the forests of Ranikhet. Many wild animals, birds and Reptiles lives in the forests of the Ranikhet Hill Station.

At around Five kilometers from the Ranikhet city, there is a 9-hole Golf Course. This is among the highest golf courses in Asia and is a prime attraction here.

There is an urban jungle theme park for children, in the town. Boating is allowed at Rani Jheel. Baludham or Bhalu Dam and the dam site offers excellent view of the Himalayan peaks and is a popular picnic spot.Majkhali is another place at 12 kilometers from the town, which gives you panoramic view of the Himalayas.

How Do I Go to Ranikhet Hill Station or to the Ranikhet Military Hospital ?

Ranikhet Hill station and Military Hospital are at a distance of around 350 kilometers from New Delhi, the capital city of India. Kathgodam Railway Station, at around 68 kilometers distance, is the nearest railway station to Naga regiment & Kumaon Regiment head offices at Ranikhet hill station.

The nearest airport is the one at Pantnagar . The domestic airport with IATA code PGH and ICAO code VIPT, is at around 110 kilometers distance. There are daily Air India Regional (previously known as Alliance Air) flights from Pantnagar to New Delhi. Many a times, the bad weather prevents flight operations here in Pantnagar. Nainital, Lake District of Uttarakhand, which is also a hill station, is at around 60 kilometers distance from Ranikhet.