The enticing and diverse state of Uttarakhand or Uttranchal is referred to as Dev Bhoomi or Land of Gods by the Hindus. Surrounded by the magnificent Himalayas, lush green jungles, the state has much to offer when it comes to tourism There are immense opportunities be it nature, wildlife, adventure or pilgrimage. The state has renowned shrines and ashrams and revered temples, peaceful hill stations, best trekking and hiking trails, yoga schools, holiday towns and wild life sanctuaries and parks, coupled with holy mountains, rivers and lakes. There are many age old sagas and religious stories attached to the various pilgrimage sites. And if you happen to be an adventure enthusiast, you can go for high- and low-altitude trekking, river rafting, para gliding, hang-gliding, mountaineering, skiing and many other activities.
Some of the major destinations of the state are Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Almora, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Jim Corbett National Park, Nainital, Ranikhet and Pithoragarh, Bhimtal.