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Places to visit in Uttarakhand

Located amidst the mighty Himalayas, Uttarakhand is one of the prettiest places a person can visit in India. The state has the perfect setting for a lovely vacation where you can forget everything about the outer world and live in the lap of nature. Being a hilly region, activities such as trekking, camping, paragliding, and the likes are very famous here. In fact, Rishikesh, a small town in Uttarakhand, provides the best river rafting experience in India. You can spend your day here sitting on the banks of River Ganga and enjoy the enchanting view of the sun setting in the mountains.

Apart from being an extremely beautiful place, Uttarakhand is also a well:known pilgrimage site for the Hindus. People from every corner of the country come to Uttarakhand in order to visit places like Haridwar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, etc. You can also learn a lot about the local culture of Uttarakhand by observing the fashion sense, the fooding habits and religious habits of the residents. No one can get bored here as there numerous things to do in Uttarakhand.

Mussoorie

Mussoorie is the most romantic hill station in Uttarakhand. In a state which is filled with temples and pilgrimage sites, Mussoorie provides a breather to all the tourists who want to visit a city in Uttarakhand without visiting any temples. Mussoorie has a romantic aura about it which makes it an ideal honeymoon destination. The city has some bewitching spots which enhance the beauty of Mussoorie, thereby increasing the tourism.

Pacific Mall

Pacific Mall is the biggest mall in Uttarakhand. It houses some of the finest brands available in India and is the one stop solution to everybody’s shopping problems in Dehradun. The Pacific Mall also has a multiplex, PVR Cinemas, for all the movie enthusiasts in Dehradun. The food court in the mall serves delicious dishes which leaves every person wanting for more.

 

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The Pahari Store

The Pahari Store is one of the best places to shop in Nainital. Nainital is a very pretty town and the Pahari Store is one place where every tourist visiting the town goes in order to buy a souvenir. The Pahari Store reflects all the culture and traditions which Nainital stands for. You can buy handicrafts items and locally made products in the Pahari Store.

 

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Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is located in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. It is an amalgamation of wildlife sanctuary and a Jungle. Owing to the weather conditions, Rajaji National Park boasts one of the finest flora and fauna in the country. The national park has also been very active in the program of tiger preservation. Rajaji National Park is the ideal place to visit if you are fascinated by wilderness.

 

Kayaking In Uttarakhand

Kayaking and canoeing are the same activities just the type of the boat used is a bit different in them. In kayaking, you are given a narrow boat; the kayak, which you have to row against the rapids of the river. The kayaking course in Uttarakhand is probably the best in India. The River Ganga is the most famous kayaking water body in Uttarakhand.

 

Place where you can do Kayaking

The Great Indian Pub

The Great Indian Pub is one of the few places in Dehradun where you can actually enjoy yourself and have an amazing night. In terms of bars and lounges, Dehradun is not a very good city to be in but it has few outstanding restaurants and bars like The Great Indian Pub. It is a fun place where two people can have a conversation over a drink and enjoy the ambience of the place.

 

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Auli

Auli is a very small town in Uttarakhand. It is snow:laden throughout the year as it is located at an altitude of approximately 2,700 metres. You are bound to be mesmerized by the enchanting beauty of the place. Auli is home to few mountain ranges such as Mana Parvat, Nana Devi and Kamet. It is known as the skiing capital of India and it offers a beautiful panoramic view of the snow:laden mountains and surroundings. Auli is so beautiful that calling it ‘Heav

Mandua Chapatti

Mandua Chapatti is a roti made out of Mandua Flour or Buckwheat flour. It is highly nutritious and is very delicious. This chapatti is made in every house of Uttarakhand and the best way to taste it is with garlic chutney. There are many places in Uttarakhand where you taste this chapatti but to get the actual flavour of this chapatti, you should visit a house in Uttarakhand and have lunch there.

 

Valley of Flowers

A World Heritage Site, Valley of Flowers National Park is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. At a colossal expanse of 87 sq. km., it is a majestic valley endowed with endemic alpine flowers and fauna set amidst the transitional zone of the splendid zanskar ranges and the eastern and western Himalayas.

Until 1931, this blooming meadow’s presence was unknown to the world until three British mountaineers discove

Horse Riding

Horse riding is one of those activities which everyone fantasises about in their childhood. In Uttarakhand, you get to re:live your childhood fantasy by riding on a horse. Riding a horse is not a very difficult task, people learn it in a couple of days. Generally a trained professional also go on horse rides with you to make sure that you do not get injured.

 

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Dehradun

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and is generally the first city people visit in their Uttarakhand expedition. The city has the perfect balance of everything, it is neither too crowded nor too empty, and it is close to nature, yet has the qualities of an urban city. Dehradun has a number of valleys and streams which make the perfect scenery for you to take a picture. It also has quite a few temples in it, enabling pilgrims to get a glimpse of what is in stor

Kausani

This is located at a distance of 52 kms from Almora and is present at a height of 1890 metres and a popular holiday destination. One can view around 400kms of snow peaked mountains from here like the peaks of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda devi, Nandghunti,  Api, Panchachuli and Nampa. The tourists can enjoy a peaceful holiday here along with various amusements. This is another place where the tourist can enjoy the natural surroundings and a

Walk in the Woods Restaurant

Walk in the Woods in the kind of restaurant people go to when they want to get to know a person. It is a very pleasant place where you can spend your night peacefully and enjoy your meal. Walk in the Woods is also a very good restaurant for a family planning to go to dinner. There are not many places in Uttarakhand which are as classy and interesting as Walk in the Woods.

 

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Kandalee ka Saag

Kandalee ka Saag is a very popular dish in Uttarakhand, especially amongst the tourist who visit the state. It is a very healthy dish which is prepared like any other Indian dish. The main ingredients of Kandalee ka Saag are paneer and a leafy vegetable known as ‘bicchu ghas’. Quite a few restaurants serve this dish and it tastes the best when you have it with paratha.

 

Skiing In Uttarakhand

Skiing is not that a famous activity in India because of the scarcity of snow in the country, but there are places Uttarakhand where you can expect snow throughout the year. Balancing yourself and keeping your speed check are few of the main things which a person has to constantly keep in mind while carrying out this activity.

 

Places where you can do Skiing in Uttarakhand:

Walk in the Woods Restaurant

Walk in the Woods in the kind of restaurant people go to when they want to get to know a person. It is a very pleasant place where you can spend your night peacefully and enjoy your meal. Walk in the Woods is also a very good restaurant for a family planning to go to dinner. There are not many places in Uttarakhand which are as classy and interesting as Walk in the Woods.

 

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh is one of the major attractions in Uttarakhand. The city was previously known for being the base area for Himalayan Trekking. Rishikesh is home to India’s highest bungee jumping spot. Due to the presence of activities such as bungee jumping, canyon swing and river rafting, the popularity of Rishikesh has grown immensely. Thousands of tourists swarm the place every year.

 

Ganga Dussehra

The Ganga Dussehra is a pretty big Hindu festival which is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm in Uttarakhand. In Ganga Dussehra, the Hindus celebrate the descent of the holy river, Ganga, on the earth. On this auspicious day, pilgrims visit the cities which are situated on the banks of River Ganga and do aarti there. They also take a dip in the river in the hope that it would clear off all the past sins they have committed. The festival is held in multiple

Shiv Gauri Pashmina World

Pashmina shawls are renowned all over the world. Pashmina is a material of the highest quality, you can pass a metre of the material through a ring without damaging it. The Northern India is known to produce pashmina of good quality and the Shiv and Gauri Pashmina World sells top:notch pashmina products. The Shiv and Gauri Pashmina World is the most famous shop in Rishikesh and every tourist visiting the city does visit the stop during their stay in the town.

Paragliding In Uttarakhand

Paragliding is an enthralling activity which provides an immense amount adrenaline rush to the people trying it out. In paragliding, you will be tied to parachute, glider, and will have to jump off at a height. You will fly in the air and will also be able to change your directions with the help of the glider. You feel as if you are a bird while trying this activity out. The amazing panoramic view of the surrounding you get while you are in the air is unparalleled

Snowboarding

Snowboarding is not just a recreational activity, it is a sport which is included in the Olympics. Due to the rarity of snow in India, snowboarding is not available at all places. Only a handful of locations have the conditions that will allow you to enjoy the thrill of snowboarding. It is an extremely dangerous sport because you always need to be in full control of yourself and the board otherwise a huge mishap might occur.

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Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park, which is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, a Project Tiger Reserve lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park, Corbett has the glory of being India's oldest and most prestigious National Park. It is also being honored as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973. This unique tiger territory is best known a

Trekking In Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is the land of the Himalayas, hence it is natural that mountainous activity such as trekking would be a common feature in the state. People from all over the country come to the state in order to scale the many hills of the Himalayas. You get to explore nature in its true sense while trekking and exploring the wilderness on foot is a different experience altogether.

 

Kafuli

Kafuli is the ideal dish for people who are diet conscious as it is tasty as well as nutritious at the same time. The main ingredients of the dish are fenugreek leaves and spinach. Even the doctors recommend this dish as it is very beneficial for your health. Kafuli is prepared in an iron pot and tastes the best when it is complemented by steaming rice.

 

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Giant Swing

Who does not love swings! Everybody in their childhood used to play on swings and have very fond memories of childhood related to it. The giant swing, just like any other swing, is a ride where you push yourself forward and swing in the air. The only difference being, you will be swinging between the mountains with the help of a rope and will jump from a height higher than 80 metres. It is like meditation for the adventure junkies. The adrenalin rush is really ama

Wildlife Safari

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries are a common sight in Uttarakhand due to the presence of the wildlife in abundance. The weather conditions in the state are also ideal for them to thrive. Tourists from all over the country come to Uttarakhand to get a sight of the wilderness here and the wildlife safari makes sure that they do not go back home disappointed. You get to observe the animals from a very close proximity to wildlife safaris.

Nainital

Nainital is located amidst the mountains and the rivers flowing from the Himalayas. It is an exceptionally beautiful hill station and has a lot to offer to its tourists. Winter is the best time to visit Nainital when everything is covered with snow. The picturesque view of nature you get here is unparalleled. Horse Trekking is something which is not available in many places in India except Nainital. It is often considered as one of the most popular tourist destina

Bungee Jumping In Uttarakhand

Bungee Jumping is one of the most sought:after adventure activity on earth. The reason being that you gain the experience of a free fall in this activity. In bungee jumping you have to jump off a platform from a particular height and your legs will be tied to an elastic rope. That rope will you back up once you are about to reach the ground. The free fall which one does is the best part of the activity. There are hardly any places in India where you can try out bu

Paragliding

When you go paragliding in this area you will do so with a pilot, who also acts as a guide. The pilot will know how to maneuver the glider and also knows the slopes and the landing areas. During the paragliding, or hang-gliding if you prefer, you will get an amazing and breathtaking view of the city and the mountains. You start at 2,486 meters above sea level and gently glide down to land somewhere near the boathouse.

If you wan

Kumaoni Raita

Raita is a common Indian dish which is made at every corner of the country, but the Kumaoni Raita is a tad different from the rest of the raitas. The Kumaoni Raita is made by using curd, cucumber, turmeric, spices and chilly. It is a dish which compliments every cuisine which is served in Uttarakhand and is a local favourite of the people residing in Uttarakhand.

 

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Jet Skiing In Uttarakhand

Jet Skiing is an extremely exhilarating adventure sport. In Uttarakhand, due to the lack of beaches, jet skiing is carried out on lakes. Riding a jet ski is very easy and you feel as if you are riding a bike on water. People go with a group of friends and carry out this activity in order to amplify their fun.

 

Place where you can do Jet Skiing in Uttarakhand: Tehri Lake<

Boating at night

There are numerous water bodies in Uttarakhand as a result of which many water activities are possible here, but the activity which stands out in Uttarakhand is boating. Boating is a normal activity which is done everywhere in the world yet boating is more fun in Uttarakhand when you do this activity at night. The whole aura of the activity is magical when done at night. The beautiful experience of boating with the stars shining on you is something which cannot be

Kedarnath

Kedarnath is one of the Chaar Dhaams of the Hindu pilgrimage sites. The Chaar Dhaam is considered to be the holiest places on earth, hence Kedarnath is always filled with thousands of pilgrims. The Kedarnath Temple has stood tall against the test of time and was one of the few monuments who did not succumb to the natural calamity which occurred at Uttarakhand in 2013. Kedarnath is an extremely popular town which offers an outstanding view of the snow:capped mounta

Pentagon Mall

Haridwar is a pilgrimage site and seldom do people living there indulge in activities which are not related to religion. The Pentagon Mall is a place where the residents of Haridwar go to enjoy themselves and fulfil their shopping desires. The collection of the stores in the mall is splendid and you would want to buy everything. The Pentagon Mall also has a multiplex which serves as the source of entertainment for the people of Haridwar.

Tibetan Market

Tibetan Market is a flea market which is held in Nainital every day. It is the ideal place to shop for a tourist as they can get products which describe the local culture. The products sold in the Tibetan Market serve as a souvenir to the tourists and it reminds them of their vacation in Uttarakhand. You can get products at very low prices here provided you know how to bargain.

 

Dandeli

Dandeli is a fascinating and adventurous city situated on the Western Ghats in Uttarakhand popular for its lush dense deciduous forests, deep valleys, wildlife sanctuaries, bird watching, water sports, river side fishing, trekking on hilly terrains, mountain biking, night camps and scenic beauty. It is a mélange of astounding nature and exhilarating adventure that allures vacationers, making it a top tourist destination.

The best season to visit Dandeli is betwe

Rock Climbing and Rappelling

Uttarakhand is a state which has been blessed by umpteen number of rocks and mountains. These rocks and mountains have enabled people to carry out different kinds of activities here. Rock climbing and rappelling are two of the most famous and exciting activities you can do in Uttarakhand. These activities take a toll on your body and test your physical strength.

 

Places where you

Haridwar

Haridwar is probably the most religious and precious pilgrimage site for all the Hindus in India. The Mansa Devi Temple is the most renowned temple in the city. Haridwar is known for two things, the Har ki Paudi and the Kumbh Mela. Every day at approximately 7 pm, the Ganga Aarti is held in Haridwar which is attended by a large number of devotees. The Kumbh Mela is the iconic pilgrimage festival which is held in Haridwar in every 12th year.

Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami is a pretty famous festival of India in which people worship Goddess Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati is the god of music and learning and her favourite colour is yellow, so everyone tried to wear yellow on this day. Basant Panchami is one the favourite festivals of kid because they get to have delicious foods and desserts on this day. A fair is held every year in Rishikesh, on the day of the festival, within the Bharat Temple’s premises and an i

Flying Fox

Flying Fox is similar to zip lining. In zip lining, you have to cover the distance from one end of the rope to the other using your own hands and strength whereas in flying fox you will be tied to a motor which will carry you from one end of the rope to the other. The speed is not much in zip lining as you have to create your pace but in flying fox, you move at a top speed of 140 km/hr. One, quite literally, zips through from one end to the other.

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River Rafting In Uttarakhand

River Rafting is the most famous water sports activity in India and is loved by thrill seekers who come here frequently each year. Uttarakhand is the hub for adventure activities and water sports activities. It is the best place to try out river rafting because of the depth and rapids of the rivers present in the state.

 

Places where you can do River Rafting in Uttarakhand:

Bungee Jumping In Uttarakhand

Bungee Jumping is one of the most sought:after adventure activity on earth. The reason being that you gain the experience of a free fall in this activity. In bungee jumping you have to jump off a platform from a particular height and your legs will be tied to an elastic rope. That rope will you back up once you are about to reach the ground. The free fall which one does is the best part of the activity. There are hardly any places in India where you can try out bu

Kayaking In Uttarakhand

Kayaking and canoeing are the same activities just the type of the boat used is a bit different in them. In kayaking, you are given a narrow boat; the kayak, which you have to row against the rapids of the river. The kayaking course in Uttarakhand is probably the best in India. The River Ganga is the most famous kayaking water body in Uttarakhand.

 

Place where you can do Kayaking

Flying Fox

Flying Fox is similar to zip lining. In zip lining, you have to cover the distance from one end of the rope to the other using your own hands and strength whereas in flying fox you will be tied to a motor which will carry you from one end of the rope to the other. The speed is not much in zip lining as you have to create your pace but in flying fox, you move at a top speed of 140 km/hr. One, quite literally, zips through from one end to the other.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is one of those activities which everyone fantasises about in their childhood. In Uttarakhand, you get to re:live your childhood fantasy by riding on a horse. Riding a horse is not a very difficult task, people learn it in a couple of days. Generally a trained professional also go on horse rides with you to make sure that you do not get injured.

 

Places where you can

Skiing In Uttarakhand

Skiing is not that a famous activity in India because of the scarcity of snow in the country, but there are places Uttarakhand where you can expect snow throughout the year. Balancing yourself and keeping your speed check are few of the main things which a person has to constantly keep in mind while carrying out this activity.

 

Places where you can do Skiing in Uttarakhand:

Paragliding In Uttarakhand

Paragliding is an enthralling activity which provides an immense amount adrenaline rush to the people trying it out. In paragliding, you will be tied to parachute, glider, and will have to jump off at a height. You will fly in the air and will also be able to change your directions with the help of the glider. You feel as if you are a bird while trying this activity out. The amazing panoramic view of the surrounding you get while you are in the air is unparalleled

Snowboarding

Snowboarding is not just a recreational activity, it is a sport which is included in the Olympics. Due to the rarity of snow in India, snowboarding is not available at all places. Only a handful of locations have the conditions that will allow you to enjoy the thrill of snowboarding. It is an extremely dangerous sport because you always need to be in full control of yourself and the board otherwise a huge mishap might occur.

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Giant Swing

Who does not love swings! Everybody in their childhood used to play on swings and have very fond memories of childhood related to it. The giant swing, just like any other swing, is a ride where you push yourself forward and swing in the air. The only difference being, you will be swinging between the mountains with the help of a rope and will jump from a height higher than 80 metres. It is like meditation for the adventure junkies. The adrenalin rush is really ama

Wildlife Safari

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries are a common sight in Uttarakhand due to the presence of the wildlife in abundance. The weather conditions in the state are also ideal for them to thrive. Tourists from all over the country come to Uttarakhand to get a sight of the wilderness here and the wildlife safari makes sure that they do not go back home disappointed. You get to observe the animals from a very close proximity to wildlife safaris.

Jet Skiing In Uttarakhand

Jet Skiing is an extremely exhilarating adventure sport. In Uttarakhand, due to the lack of beaches, jet skiing is carried out on lakes. Riding a jet ski is very easy and you feel as if you are riding a bike on water. People go with a group of friends and carry out this activity in order to amplify their fun.

 

Place where you can do Jet Skiing in Uttarakhand: Tehri Lake<

Trekking In Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is the land of the Himalayas, hence it is natural that mountainous activity such as trekking would be a common feature in the state. People from all over the country come to the state in order to scale the many hills of the Himalayas. You get to explore nature in its true sense while trekking and exploring the wilderness on foot is a different experience altogether.

 

Rock Climbing and Rappelling

Uttarakhand is a state which has been blessed by umpteen number of rocks and mountains. These rocks and mountains have enabled people to carry out different kinds of activities here. Rock climbing and rappelling are two of the most famous and exciting activities you can do in Uttarakhand. These activities take a toll on your body and test your physical strength.

 

Places where you

Garhwal ka Fannah

Garhwal ka Fannah is a heavenly staple dish which is renowned in Mussoorie. This dish as pleasing to your eyes as it is to your stomach. Garhwal ka Fannah is so delicious that it is a must for every restaurant in Mussoorie to have it on their menu. There are few dishes by which you are never satisfied, they leave you wanting for more. Garhwal ka Fannah is that dish which leaves you wanting for more.

 

Mandua Chapatti

Mandua Chapatti is a roti made out of Mandua Flour or Buckwheat flour. It is highly nutritious and is very delicious. This chapatti is made in every house of Uttarakhand and the best way to taste it is with garlic chutney. There are many places in Uttarakhand where you taste this chapatti but to get the actual flavour of this chapatti, you should visit a house in Uttarakhand and have lunch there.

 

Camping at night

Uttarakhand is a land of mountains which makes it an ideal place to carry out activities such as camping. Camping in Uttarakhand is a different experience altogether. Staying in tents beside a river, amidst the mountains is the most enriching experience one could ask for. Just gazing at the starlit sky at night and being enchanted by its dazzle is one of the few things people go through when they camp in Uttarakhand. You feel closer to nature after going on an exp

The Great Indian Pub

The Great Indian Pub is one of the few places in Dehradun where you can actually enjoy yourself and have an amazing night. In terms of bars and lounges, Dehradun is not a very good city to be in but it has few outstanding restaurants and bars like The Great Indian Pub. It is a fun place where two people can have a conversation over a drink and enjoy the ambience of the place.

 

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Walk in the Woods Restaurant

Walk in the Woods in the kind of restaurant people go to when they want to get to know a person. It is a very pleasant place where you can spend your night peacefully and enjoy your meal. Walk in the Woods is also a very good restaurant for a family planning to go to dinner. There are not many places in Uttarakhand which are as classy and interesting as Walk in the Woods.

 

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Boating at night

There are numerous water bodies in Uttarakhand as a result of which many water activities are possible here, but the activity which stands out in Uttarakhand is boating. Boating is a normal activity which is done everywhere in the world yet boating is more fun in Uttarakhand when you do this activity at night. The whole aura of the activity is magical when done at night. The beautiful experience of boating with the stars shining on you is something which cannot be

The Pahari Store

The Pahari Store is one of the best places to shop in Nainital. Nainital is a very pretty town and the Pahari Store is one place where every tourist visiting the town goes in order to buy a souvenir. The Pahari Store reflects all the culture and traditions which Nainital stands for. You can buy handicrafts items and locally made products in the Pahari Store.

 

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International Yoga Festival

The International Yoga Festival is a 7 day event which takes place every year in Uttarakhand. The main purpose of the festival is to propagate the importance of yoga. Uttarakhand is a very peaceful place and has the perfect setting for yoga, it is located in the Himalayas. All these points add up to provide the best yoga experience to the people in the land where yoga originated. Yoga is very important for everybody as it provides stability, balance, mental peace

Shiv Gauri Pashmina World

Pashmina shawls are renowned all over the world. Pashmina is a material of the highest quality, you can pass a metre of the material through a ring without damaging it. The Northern India is known to produce pashmina of good quality and the Shiv and Gauri Pashmina World sells top:notch pashmina products. The Shiv and Gauri Pashmina World is the most famous shop in Rishikesh and every tourist visiting the city does visit the stop during their stay in the town.

Diwali

Diwali is probably the biggest festival in India. It is the festival of light and joy where all the Indians come together to celebrate the festival. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Ram had set foot in Ayodhya for the first time on this day, after completing his exile. It was a very happy moment for everybody, hence to celebrate this joyous moment, people light diyas on this day. This festival is such that it makes every person in India forget about their sa

Tibetan Market

Tibetan Market is a flea market which is held in Nainital every day. It is the ideal place to shop for a tourist as they can get products which describe the local culture. The products sold in the Tibetan Market serve as a souvenir to the tourists and it reminds them of their vacation in Uttarakhand. You can get products at very low prices here provided you know how to bargain.

 

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