Uttarakhand, formerly Uttaranchal, is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure sports enthusiasts. Mussoorie, the ‘Queen of Hills’; Nainital, the ‘Lake District’; Kausani, the ‘Switzerland of India’; Ranikhet, Pithoragarh, Pauri and Munsyari are just few highlights for the nature lovers. For adventure and excitement, one may choose Mountaineering, Trekking, Skiing (Auli, Dayara Bugyal, Munsyari, Mundali), Skating, Water Sports like rafting, boating and angling and Aero Sports like Hand Gliding, Paragliding (Pithoragarh, Jolly Grant, Pauri). The State is also a treasure house of exotic flora and fauna and is an ideal location for eco-tourism, as well as wildlife tourism. The world-famous Jim Corbett National Park is the pride of Uttarakhand. Other important sanctuaries are Rajaji National Park, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Asan Barrage, Chilla etc. Last but not the least, the rich cultural traditions and the cool and invigorating climate of Uttarakhand sums up for a perfect holiday destination to relax and unwind.