India - Uttarakhand (Chapter)
This is the Uttarakhand chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.
Soaring Himalayan peaks and steamy lowland jungles. Revered temples and renowned ashrams. Peaceful hill stations and busy cities. Uttarakhand is truly a thali of a state, with some of India’s best trekking, yoga schools, holiday towns and wildlife-watching.
- visit the temple at Gangotri and trek beyond it to Gaumukh, the source of the holy Ganges River
- float a candle down the Ganges at the gorgeous nightly ceremony at Haridwar’s Har-ki-Pairi Ghat
- scout for rare Bengal tigers and ride an elephant in Corbett Tiger Reserve
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Dehra Dun, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Rajaji National Park, Rishikesh, The Char Dham, Yamunotri, Gangotri & Gaumukh Glacier Trek, Kedarnath, Badrinath & Mana Village, Uttarkashi, Joshimath & around, Auli, Valley of Flowers & Hem Kund, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Nainital, Almora & around, Kasar Devi, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Jageshwar, Kausani, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh.
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