Major tourist hubs in Uttarakhand

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  1. Dehradun: The capital city, known for its picturesque landscape and institutions like the Indian Military Academy.
  2. Mussoorie: A popular hill station near Dehradun, often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”.
  3. Nainital: Famous for its beautiful Naini Lake and colonial-era architecture.
  4. Rishikesh: Known as the “Yoga Capital of the World”, it’s a major center for yoga and spiritual studies.
  5. Haridwar: One of the seven holiest places in Hinduism, famous for the Kumbh Mela and Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri.
  6. Jim Corbett National Park: India’s first national park, known for its Bengal tigers and rich biodiversity.
  7. Auli: A skiing destination with beautiful slopes and panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  8. Almora: A picturesque town with a rich cultural heritage, known for its scenic beauty and temples.
  9. Kedarnath: One of the holiest Hindu shrines and part of the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit.
  10. Badrinath: Another important pilgrimage site, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, also part of the Char Dham.
  11. Ranikhet: A hill station with an old-world charm, known for its views of the Himalayas.
  12. Chamoli: Famous for its temples and sites of religious and cultural significance.
  13. Uttarkashi: Known for its temples and as the gateway to several Himalayan mountaineering and trekking expeditions.

These destinations offer a mix of natural beauty, adventure sports, spiritual experiences, and a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region. Each place has its unique charm, catering to a wide range of interests for tourists.

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