Uttarakhandwas a part of Uttarpradesh before it declared 27th state of India on 9th November 2000. Tourism is an integral part of Uttarakhand and a major source of revenue of the state government as well. Uttarakhand is dotted with countless tourist attractions such as Pilgrim centers, Mountainous beauty, adventure spots, world renowned trekking routes and natural fountains. Uttarakhand is a paradise for adventure lovers.
Trekking and rafting are major activities take place in this region. However, rock climbing, skiing, paragliding and bungee jumping are also available here. Uttarakhand is believed to be abode of God & Goddess. Uttarakhand is home to the most religious places of India such as Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, which is also called as
Apart from Chardham, It also offers pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib (Sacred Gurudwara), Jageshwar Temple and Bageshwar temple. Numerous complexes of temples & Ashrams alongside river Ganges can also be seen in Rishikesh and Haridwar. Haridwar literally means 'Door of God'. Uttarakhand is filled with scenic beauty offers trek to the unprecedented
Valley of Flowerswhere rare flowers can be seen in monsoon months (July and August).
Uttarakhand is also home to the pristine Rajaji National Park and Corbett National park, which come under project tigers. It has become a summer holiday spot not only for domestic travelers but also for the foreigners due to its countless hill stations such as Mussoorie, Nainital, Almora, Bhimtal, Auli, Joshimath, Lansdowne, Ranikhet and Kausani. Origin of the most sacred river of India called 'Ganges' is also here, originated from Goumukh glacier near Gangotri.