Uttarakhand - the land of gods, the home of Himalayas and
truly a paradise on earth, allures everyone from everywhere.
The fresh air, the pure water, the chilling snow, the
adverting mountains, the scenic beauty, the small villages,
the simpler people and a tougher lifestyle is what that
distinguishes Uttarakhand from rest of the world.
Uttarakhand is a 'paradise' for nature lover's and adventure
sports like river rafting, trekking, paragliding, Corbett
jungle Jeep safari, enthusiasts. Mussoorie, the 'Queen of
Hills'; Nainital, the 'Lake District'; Almora, the
'Switzerland of India'; Ranikhet, Pithoragarh, Pauri and
Munsiyari are just few highlights for the nature lovers. For
adventure and excitement, one may choose Mountaineering (Bhagirathi,
Chowkhamba, Nanda Devi Kamet, Pindari, Sahastrataal, Milam,
Kafni, Khatling, Gaumukh), Trekking, Skiing (Auli, Dayara
Bugyal, Munsiyari, Mundali), Skating, Water Sports like
rafting, boating and angling and Aero Sports like Hand
Gliding, Paragliding (Pithoragarh, Jolly Grant, Pauri).
Uttarakhand is composed of two words, "uttar" meaning "north"
and "aanchal" meaning "blessings." Earlier known as "Devbhumi"
meaning "the land of god," Uttarakhand also nourishes a
diverse and rich culture and monuments of historical
importance. Uttarakhand is broadly divided into two zones
Kumaon and Garhwal.