Eco-tourism: Uttarakhand – Gem of Northern India

Uttarakhand or Uttaranchal is primarily made up of two regions namely Garhwal and Kumaon. Uttarakhand is also referred as Dev Bhoomi as it has numerous places of religious importance such as Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamnotri. The state of Uttarakhand is equally famous for its well known hill stations such as Mussoorie, Nainital, Almora, Ranikhet, Kasauni and world famous “Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve”.

Uttarakhand has established itself very well in India’s tourism map and draws tourists not only from India but all over the world. It has developed excellent tourism infrastructure and has also adopted Eco Tourism policies so that environment is not affected due to tourism. Uttarakhand tours is also an emerging destination for adventure sports such as River Rafting, Skiing, Para Gliding, Hiking and Trekking and has numerous destinations such as Shivpuri in Rishikesh,  Auli, Valley of Flowers etc which caters to the needs of adventure seeking souls, so unwind yourselves and get your prepared for a wildlife safari in Corbett, get involved in camping and white water rafting in Rishikesh,  simply enjoy the cooler climes of hill stations in India or most importantly seek divine blessings from God in Haridwar, Rishikesh and other pilgrimage centres.

Natural Scenes from Uttarakhand

Natural Scenes from Uttarakhand

Cuisine of Uttarakhand

No region can be considered to possess a robust cultural heritage if the cuisine is not up the mark. The culture of Uttarakhand has maintained a good quality of culinary system. The term uttarakhand cuisine is used to denote cuisine from both kumaon and garhwal regions of uttarakhand. The traditional uttarakhand cuisine is highly nutritious, easy to prepare. Uttarakhandis has highly developed tastes for all types of vegetarian meals. Vegetables namely cabbage, spinach, green grams, peas are highly nutritious. Uttarakhandis also have fruits like orange, mango, peach, litchis, guavas, which in the long run help them to stay healthy. The raw ingredients are generally available at any local Indian grocery shops.From Uttarakhand Tour.org

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