Nestled high in the Himalayas, the Valley of Flowers National Park is renowned for its
meadows of alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty. It is also one of India’s most
popular and one of the oldest known treks. Visit it in between June and September.
Uttarakhand boasts 6 National Parks (including India's first national park Jim Corbett), 7
Wildlife Sanctuaries, 4 Conservation Reserves and 1 Biosphere Reserve.
From white water rafting to paragliding, from bungee jumping to trekking and from skiing to
mountain biking - there is no dearth of adventure activities to be had and experienced in
Uttarakhand. While Auli is known as the skiing paradise of India, Rishikesh hosts India's
highest bungee platform!
The city of Rishikesh. located on the banks of the River Ganges, is popularly called the Yoga
capital of the world. Every year around March, it hosts the International Yoga Festival, which
is attended by yoga enthusiasts, practitioners and gurus from across the world in large
Called Devbhoomi (Land of the gods), Uttarakhand is home to one of the highest Lord Shiva
temples in the world, the Char Dham (four revered sites), the Panch Kedar (five temples
dedicated to Lord Shiva), the Panch Badri (five temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu) and the
Panch Prayag (five confluences of the holy Ganges river).
Take a trip down memory lane at the Beatles Ashram, where members of the British rock
band The Beatles stayed during their visit to India in 1968. A popular tourist spot in Rishikesh,
the ashram, also known as Chaurasia Kutir, is located inside the Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR).