Uttaranchal is rightly called the abode of gods, because of having many shrines and places of pilgrimage. Chardhams, the most sacred hindu temples: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are nestled in these mighty mountains. It is a region blessed with magnificent glaciers, majestic snow-clad mountains, gigantic and ecstatic peaks, valley of flowers, skiing slopes and dense forests.
Nature has endowed this land with so much beauty and spiritual bliss. Ganga, Yamuna and scores of other rivers originate in Uttaranchal. In the heart of these majestic mountains lies the state of Uttaranchal with Kumaon region in its east and Garhwal in the west.
Adventure sports in Garhwal
For Mountaineering - Bhagirathi, Chowkhamba, Nanda Devi, Sahastrataal, Khatling, Gaumukh
Trekking, Skiing - Auli,Dyara Bugyal, Mundali
Skating, Water Sports - in all the lakes and rivers in Garhwal
Hang Gliding, Para Gliding - Jolly Grant, Pauri, Mussoorie
The Jim Corbett National Park is home to Royal Bengal Tigers. Other national parks are Rajaji National Park, Valley of Flowers National Park (known for its amazing variety of flowers), Nanda Devi National Park, Govind National Park, Gangotri National Park, and many more.
The Himalaya is the mystical dwelling of Gods. There is a magnetic pull that draws pilgrims to this, the highest of pilgrimages. Tucked away in the heart of the four riverine valleys are the four holy site, or Char Dham : Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Uttranchal has many other famous temples like Mansa Devi, Chandi devi, Dhari Devi, Rudranath, baijnath.