NANDA RAJJAT UTTARAKHAND LOCAL SIGHTSEEING(ATTRACTIONS)
Nanda Devi is the chief patronizing Goddess of Uttarakhand and several shrines are devoted to her all across the central Himalayas. Nanda Devi Fair is one of the most popular festivals in Uttarakhand and attracts people from near and far. Nanda means well-being and prosperity. The fair is held every year in memory of Goddesses Nanda and Sunanda during the month of September and is taken as a symbol of spiritual and material prosperity. The fair is said to have started in the Kumaon region during the reign of Raja Kalyan Chand in the 16th century.
Roop kund #1
Roopkund (locally known as Mystery Lake) is a high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India, lies in the lap of Trishul massif and famous due to hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The location is uninhabited and is located in Himalaya at an altitude of about 5,029 metres (16,499 feet). The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad mountains, making it a good trekking destination.A shallow lake, having a depth of about 2 metres, Roopkund has attracted attention by having human skeletal remains easily visible at its bottom when snow melts. There are many theories and opinions, from purely spiritual to purely scientific ones, which explain the existence of these skeletons, which date back to 9th century CE. Because of these skeletons, the lake is also sometimes called as Skeleton lake in recent times
The otherwise quite and serene Chamoli district in Garhwal reverberates during the festive event of Nanda Devi Raj Jat. The Raj Jat (Originally Raj-Yatra the Royal journey) takes place every 12 years after elaborate preparations by the descendants of the royal priests living in village Nauti and the royal family of Kunwars living in Kansuwar. Nanda Devi is an excellent example of the vibrant culture of Uttaranchal pulsating in a land blessed with superb natural beauty..
Chau Singh Khadu #3
This yatra goes up to the heights of Roopkund and Homkund and the main attraction of the yatra is a mythical four horned sheep known as CHAUSINGHA KHADU and â€˜RINGAL KI CHATOLIâ€™ (a devotional symbol to cover Devi Nanda seat like an umbrella).