India - Uttarakhand (PDF Chapter)
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
- float a candle down the Ganges at Har-ki-Pairi Ghat, the gorgeous nightly ceremony in Haridwar
- 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.