Uttarakhand, a state in northern India is an all season destination located at the foothills of the Himalayas. The state offers varies sites of interests coupled with an array of adventure activities which comprise of some of the Best Things To Do in Uttarakhand. The state of Uttarakhand is referred as "Devabhoomi" or the "abode of the Gods", for its Hindu pilgrimage sites like Haridwar and Rishikesh. The town of Rishikesh is a major centre for yoga study and Haridwar on the other hand is an important pilgrim hotspot of India where it hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the River Ganga. Uttarakhand enriches all visitors with its display of heritage and culture that is one of the richest in the world. The state is blessed with wondrous reserves of nature with an abundance of towering mountain peaks, gushing Ganges and fertile Himalayan plains. The regions around Garhwal boast of great Himalayan trekking trails promising some of the most spectacular treks in the Himalayas. Tourists also flock to the beautiful town of Kumaon which is characterised by its serene hills and undulating valleys.
The state is home to many forest reserves and sanctuaries that offer Jeep Safaris, Elephant Safaris and more. The infamous Jim Corbett National Park which is India’s first national park, houses many species of animals and birds and is much revered for sheltering Bengal tigers. Rishikesh is a city made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit and now it has grown to become the Yoga capital of India. Rishikesh is also famous for its white water rafting sport which is a top rated activity among the Best Things To Do in Uttarakhand.