India - Uttarakhand (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Uttarakhand chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.

Uttarakhand is a place of myth and mountains. Hindus think of it as Dev Bhoomi – the Land of Gods – and the terrain is covered with holy peaks, lakes and rivers. Twisting roads and hiking trails lead to spectacular pilgrimage sites where tales from Hindu epics are set.

  • hike below stunning peaks to the source of the holy Ganges in Gaumukh
  • maps
  • float a candle down the Ganges at Har-ki-Pairi Ghat, the gorgeous nightly ceremony in Haridwar
  • transport
  • spot some stripes at Corbett Tiger Reserve, India’s first national park
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Rishikesh, Haridwar, Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Dehra Dun, Mussoorie, The Char Dham, Yamunotri, Gangotri & Gaumukh Glacier Trek, Kedarnath, Badrinath & Mana Village, Uttarkashi, Joshimath, Auli, Valley of Flowers & Hem Kund, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Nainital, Almora, Kasar Devi, Binsar, Jageshwar, Kausani, Bageshwar, Pithoragarh, Munsyari.

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