Surrounded by lofty mountains, Uttarakhand is known for its surreal landscape, clear as sky streams and lush meadows. Uttrakhand is home to numerous Hindu temples and is famous for beautiful treks and trails & other adventure sports. Corbett National Park, Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Mussoorie are some of the many attractions that make it a destination in itself.
Fun facts about Uttarakhand
- Uttarakhand’ ‘Valley of flowers’ is UNESCO’s world heritage site, a place where thousands of medicinal plants and rare plants grow.
- Uttar Pradesh has seven National Parks, out of which six are now in Uttarakhand, including Jim Corbett NP which is India’s oldest (it was established, to protect Royal Bengal Tiger, in 1936).
- Sanskrit is the official language of Uttrakhand.
- Nanda Devi, the highest peak of India, lies in Uttarakhand.
There are three airports in Uttarakhand, Pantnagar airport, Jolly Grant airport and Naini Saini airport, out of which Jolly Grant is the best – it is well connected to almost all major Indian states.
Uttrakhand can be easily reached by rail, at present, there are about 16 big and small railway stations maintained by the state government. Through the rail routes, it is connected to Delhi, Rudrapur, Pantnagar, Haridwar, and Dehradun, etc.
Uttarakhand is well connected to various parts of the country through National highways too. Some of the highways that pass through, or close to, Uttarakhand are NH 108, NH 109, NH 119, NH 121, NH 123 and NH 72A.
Taxi service from Uttarakhand: Taxis! They add more freedom and comfort to the traveler’s itinerary. Contact us to book a taxi from/to Uttarakhand today.
Though Uttarakhand is the true ‘all-the-year-round’ destination of India, to make the most of your time here, we recommend that you visit in the summer and winter months.
While winter season gives you the freedom to try out various activities like skiing and enjoy mesmerizing snowy views, summers bring their own set of activities and floral views at their best.
Summer: In places like Haridwar and Rishikesh, the temperature can go up to 40 degrees. So, the months of April through June can be really uncomfortable because of the humidity.
Winter: From October to February, the temperature ranges from subzero to as low as 15 degrees.
So decide carefully when it comes to clothes.