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Land of untouched natural beauty and spirituality, Uttarakhand is a Himalayan state of North India, famously known as Devbhumi (or the Land of the Gods). 

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Uttarakhand: “Land of Gods”

Land of untouched natural beauty and spirituality, Uttarakhand is a Himalayan state of North India, famously known as Devbhumi (or the Land of the Gods). Carved out from Uttar Pradesh, the state, formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a place that not only boasts of a scintillating view of the Himalayas but also exhibits a cultural ethos which speaks of a harmonic coexistence with nature.Uttarakhand is a popular pilgrimage site, as it is the originating spot of the Ganga and the Yamuna, two of the most sacred rivers for Hindus. Uttarakhand is home to the Char Dhams, the four most holy sites of pilgrimage revered by the Hindus – Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. Thousands of tourists visit Uttarakhand annually to pay homage to the Char Dhams.

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By Air

There are two domestic airports in Uttarakhand. The Jolly Grant Airport (DED) in Dehradun is located 22

By Train

Reaching Nainital or Dehradun by rail is the cheapest and perhaps the most convenient way to visit.

By Road

One of the main reasons to visit the hills in Uttarakhand is the joy that comes from the time spent on the road.

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    FAQs on Uttarakhand

    Uttarkhand is completely safe for tourists as there is heavy security and precautionary measures in place all around. As a cautionary safety measure, tourists should avoid staying in hotels that are built on the flood plains of a river and shoudl avoid driving during the rainy season as there could be landslides. Apart from this, Uttarakhand is a delightful destiantion to enjoy a holiday in.

    There are many items and handicrafts one can pick up in Uttarakhand such as wooden handicrafts, rice and tea items, woolens, strawberries, handmade accessories and cherries and apples. 

    Yes, permits are required for certain treks in Uttarkhand and tourists can find out all the necessary infromation beforehand from the tourist office. The permits can also be availed from the tourist office after submitting ID proof and photographs.

    Tourists can find several authentic tasty dishes in Uttarakhand like: Bal Mithai is a chocolate-like fudge, made from roasted khoya and coated with white sugar. Dubka is made from different kinds of lentils which are ground and made into a curry-like dish and flavored with different spices. Chains is a dish made out of whole urad that are roasted, ground and made into a soup. Kaap is prepared with spinach leaves that are made into a paste and then cooked. Jhoi is a dish that is seasoned with curry leaves and curd.