Why do tourists flock to Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand is often called the ‘abode of the gods’ and it is a popular tourist destination. It is the holiest of all Hindu pilgrimage centres as the land is home to four great religious sites – Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath. This apart, Uttarakhand boasts of pristine natural beauty, stately mountains, awe inspiring glaciers and gurgling hill brooks, rare wild life, and opportunities galore for adventure sports.  Nainital, located in the Kumaon foothills, is one of India’s most picturesque hill stations surrounded by mountains on three sides. Mussoorie is located in the Garhwal hills. Dehradun is widely known as an important base for trekking and adventure activities. Gangotri is a must for every visitor, as it is located at the source of the holy river Ganges. Uttarakhand also has several