Consists of the culturally distinct Garhwal and Kumaon regions. The sacred Ganges River which rises at Gaumukh Glacien winds its way down to the plains. Misty mountain tops, snow peaks, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, glaciers, ancient temples attract trekkers, skiers and pilgrims, The foothills are home to the tiger and a variety of other wild life.Place To Explore
The hill stations of Mussoorie and Nainital attract tourists around the year. Ranikhet, Almora, Kausani, Mukteshwar - in the Kumaon hills. Uttarkashi, Rishikesh and Haridwar in the Garhwal hills, Dehradun, Chamoli, Pithoragarh.