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Uttarakhand is a land of all things beautiful. It has snow-clad peaks like Kedarnath, Nanda Devi and Dunagiri; it has rivers like Ganga, Bhagirathi and Alaknanda flowing through it and Rishikesh which is a spiritual center and an adventure lover’s dream. It also has Auli which is one of India’s prime ski destinations and Nainital which is known for its cool weather, lake and temples. And how can we forget Valley of Flowers and Jim Corbett National Park that draw tourists from all over the world? Also Read - Top 5 Summer Vacation Destinations in Uttarakhand You Must Visit!



Uttarakhand is a state that is not only steeped in abundant natural beauty but also has its roots in spirituality and yoga. Even though it has so much to offer, the state is pretty underrated. Backpackers visit Uttarakhand for its cheap accommodation and scenic beauty and others visit it to pay their respects at the numerous temples here. Also Read - Uttarakhand's 7 Lesser Known Hill Stations Are Perfect Vacation Spots!

But Uttarakhand is much more than that and a single visit is not enough to explore and soak in all that has to offer. But these 15 photos are proof to its breathtaking beauty and will compel you to pack your bags and head to Uttarakhand now.



A panoramic view of Uttarakhand looks like this!

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The Kedarnath Temple, the highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas in India

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The beautiful Sattal Lake where you can enjoy a peaceful boat ride

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The glittering lights of Nainital at night

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An artificial lake in Auli with the Himalayas in the backdrop

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The mesmerizing Valley of Flowers

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The iconic Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh

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Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world

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The picturesque Hemkund Lake

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Temples like this one with brass bells

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And monasteries like the Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun

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The glistening Kedarnath Mountain at sunrise

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View of the ridges and glaciers at Chopta

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And forests like this one in Pantnagar

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And finally, Deoria Lake and Himalayas in the backdrop

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