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About the Contest

How about a challenge to show us your perspective through your lens, boasting an environment which is both a representative of loud and quiet? Uttarakhand is a State which leaves no stones unturned to amaze anyone with a camera who intend to capture the magnificence of this heavenly State.
One of the quite significant elements of Uttarakhand is its beauty of different dimensions which is poised at different heritage sites located all over the State. A total of 71 such archaeological sites have been identified and Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) invites you to be part of the Online Photography Contest to share the images of these sites to regain their long lost glory.
So, go ahead, charge your batteries, strap and suit up, carry your tripods and last but not the least, equip yourself for a unforgettable journey to these magnificent sites in Uttarakhand.

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71 Sites. One State.

Painted Shelter, Lakhudiyar

Village: Dhingoli
Tehsil: Baramandal
Block: Dhaulchina
District: Almora

Lvethap Painted Shelter

Village: Barakot
Block: Hawalbagh
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Ancient Graves

Village: Jaskot
Block: Lamgara
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Ancient Inscriptions

Village: Maut (Kasar Devi)
Block: Hawalbagh
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Maharudreshwar Temple Complex

Village: Balsakhoont
Block: Hawalbagh
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Unteshwar Mahadev Temple Complex

Village: Kanra
Block: Lamgara
Tehsil: Jainti
District: Almora

Churakaran Mahadev Temple

Village: Kotingda
Block: Bhikiyasain
Tehsil: Chaukhuthia
District: Almora

Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple

Village: Sainj
Block: Lamgara
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Trinetreshwar and Aekadshrudre Mahadev Temple Complex

Village: Baman Suyal
Block: Dhauladevi
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Baunasi Devalaya

Village: Khastiladi
Block: Dhaulchina
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Shri Ram Temple

Village: Narayan Kali
Block: Dhaula Devi
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Shiv Temple

Village: Chausala
Block: Chola Devi
Tehsil: Bhanoli
District: Almora

Pawaneshwar Mahadev Temple

Village: Pubhaon
Block: Lamgara
Tehsil: Jainti
District: Almora

Naudeval Temple Complex

Village: Banthok
Block: Dhauladevi
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Mahadev Temple Complex

Village: Someshwar
Block: Takula
Tehsil: Someshwar
District: Almora

Badrinath Temple

Village: Chhatgull
Block: Dwarahat
Tehsil: Dwarahat
District: Almora

Mundeshwar Mahadev Temple

Village: Pithuni
Block: Lamgara
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Mankeshwar Mahadev Temple

Village: Parkot
Block: Dwarahat
Tehsil: Someshwar
District: Almora

Nanda Devi Temple Complex

City: Almora
Block: Hawalbagh
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Patal Devi Temple

Village: Shail
Block: Hawalbagh
Tehsil: Baramandal
District: Almora

Badrinath Temple Complex

Village: Gadhser
Block: Garur
Tehsil: Garur
District: Bageshwar

Bagnath Temple Complex

Village: Bagnath
Block: Bageshwar
Tehsil: Bageshwar
District: Bageshwar

Anusuya Temple Complex

Village: Anusyua Ashram
Block: Chamoli
Tehsil: Chamoli
District: Chamoli

Vetrani Temple Complex

Village: Gopeshwar
Block: Dasholi
Tehsil: Chamoli
District: Chamoli

Kulsari Temple Almora

Village: Kulsari
Block: Tharali
Tehsil: Tharali
District: Chamoli

Narayan Temple Complex

Village: Devrara
Block: Tharali
Tehsil: Tharali
District: Chamoli

Tapovan Temple Complex

Village: Tapovan
Block: Joshimath
Tehsil: Joshimath
District: Chamoli

Govind Temple Complex

Village: Simli
Block: Karnaprayag
Tehsil: Karnaprayag
District: Chamoli

Ancient Graves

Village: Foonger
Block: Champawat
Tehsil: Champawat
District: Champawat

Shiv Temple

Village: Majpipal
Block: Lohaghat
Tehsil: Lohaghat
District: Champawat

Aaditya Temple

Village: Mar
Block: Lohaghat
Tehsil: Lohaghat
District: Champawat

Ancient Restroom

Village: Garkot
Block: Champawat
Tehsil: Champawat
District: Champawat

Shiv Temple

Village: Naad Bora
Block: Champawat
Tehsil: Champawat
District: Champawat

Panchayatan Shiv Temple

Village: Chaikuni
Block: Champawat
Tehsil: Champawat
District: Champawat

Shiv Temple

Village: Talli Madali
Block: Champawat
Tehsil: Champawat
District: Champawat

Shiv Temple

Village: Kharkakaki
Block: Champawat
Tehsil: Champawat
District: Champawat

Ek Hathiya Naula

Village: Takna
Block: Champawat
Tehsil: Champawat
District: Champawat

Ancient Naula

Village: Patan
Block: Lohaghat
Tehsil: Lohaghat
District: Champawat

Mahadev Temple and Ancient Naula

Village: Mantande
Block: Pati
Tehsil:Pati
District: Champawat

Banasur Ka Kila

Village: Karnkrayat
Block: Lohaghat
Tehsil: Lohaghat
District: Champawat

Shiv Temple

Village: Paithani
Block: Thalisain
Tehsil: Thalisain
District: Pauri Garhwal

Laxmi - Narayan Temple Complex

Village: Sumari
Block: Riversu
Tehsil: Srinagar
District: Pauri Garhwal

Shiv Temple Complex

Village: Kukhar Gaon
Block: Pauri
Tehsil: Pauri
District: Pauri Garhwal

Nagar Gaon ke Temple

Village: Nagar Gaon
Block: Kaljikhal
Tehsil: Satpuli
District: Pauri Garhwal

Devalgarh Temple Complex

Village: Devalgarh
Block: Riversu
Tehsil: Srinagar
District: Pauri Garhwal

Danri Temple Complex

Village: Danri
Block: Riversu
Tehsil: Srinagar
District: Pauri Garhwal

Vaishnav Temple Complex

Village: Deval
Block: Kot
Tehsil: Pauri
District: Pauri Garhwal

Ancient Shiv Temple

Village: Thal
Block: Didihat
Tehsil: Didihat
District: Pithoragarh

Vishnu Temple

Village: Kotali
Block: Gangolihat
Tehsil: Gangolihat
District: Pithoragarh

Chamunda and Shiv Temple

Village: Patal Bhuvanesgwar
Block: Gangolihat
Tehsil: Berinag
District: Pithoragarh

Maharudra Laxmi – Narayan Temple Complex

Village: Marsoli
Block: Vin
Tehsil: Pithoragarh
District: Pithoragarh

Ek Hathiya Deval

Village: Almiyan Gaon
Block: Didihat
Tehsil: Didihat
District: Pithoragarh

Kandara Temple Complex

Village: Kandara
Block: Ukhimath
Tehsil: Ukhimath
District: Rudraprayag

Narayan Koti Temple Complex

Village: Narayan Koti
Block: Ukhimath
Tehsil: Ukhimath
District: Rudraprayag

Damayanti Temple

Village: Hayun
Block: Ukhimath
Tehsil: Ukhimath
District: Rudraprayag

Karnadhar Shivalaya

Village: Karnadhar
Block: Agastyamuni
Tehsil: Rudraprayag
District: Rudraprayag

Mehar Shivalaya

Village: Mehar
Block: Agastyamuni
Tehsil: Rudraprayag
District: Rudraprayag

Chandika Temple Complex

Village: Bhanja
Block: Ukhimath
Tehsil: Ukhimath
District: Rudraprayag

Nalachatti Temple Complex and Mound

Village: Nala
Block: Ukhimath
Tehsil: Ukhimath
District: Rudraprayag

Lakshmi Narayan Temple Complex

Village: Bairangana
Block: Agastyamuni
Tehsil: Rudraprayag
District: Rudraprayag

Basukedar Temple Complex

Village: Basukedar
Block: Ukhimath
Tehsil: Basukedar
District: Rudraprayag

Falasi Temple Complex

Village: Falasi
Block: Agastyamuni
Tehsil: Rudraprayag
District: Rudraprayag

Silla Temple Complex

Village: Silla
Block: Ukhimath
Tehsil: Rudraprayag
District: Rudraprayag

Surya Temple Complex

Village: Palethi
Block: Hindolakhal
Tehsil: Devprayag
District: Tehri Garhwal

Nanda Devi Temple Complex

Village: Bajinga
Block: Ghansali
Tehsil: Ghansali
District: Tehri Garhwal

Raj – Rajeshwari Temple Complex

Village: Ranihat
Block: Kirtinagar
Tehsil: Kirtinagar
District: Tehri Garhwal

Kyark - Raithal Temple

Village: Kyark - Raithal
Block: Bhatwari
Tehsil: Bhatwari
District: Uttarkashi

Shiv Temple

Village: Paunti
Block: Naugaon
Tehsil: Barkot
District: Uttarkashi

Jamadagni Temple

Village: Than
Block: Naugaon
Tehsil: Barkot
District: Uttarkashi

Mahasu Temple

Village: Gair
Block: Naugaon
Tehsil: Barkot
District: Uttarkashi

Mahasu Temple

Village: Pujeli
Block: Naugaon
Tehsil: Barkot
District: Uttarkashi

How to Participate

Selection and Prizes

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The contest is promoted by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB), having its office at Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Paryatan Bhawan, Near ONGC Helipad, Garhi Cantt., Dehradun- 248001(India)
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  3. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  4. Submitted pictures must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
  5. UTDB respects photographers’ copyrights and copyrights shall remain vested with the creator of the picture. Upon making the submission, you grant UTDB, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, to promote the contest, picture, the photographer or for editorial or educational use.
  6. The Photographer will be credited wherever the picture is used.
  7. The participants can submit multiple pictures. However, pictures need to be uploaded only one at a time and should not be repeated
  8. Pictures submitted should be of high resolution and no larger than 2MB.
  9. Pictures should not have border(s), logo(s), copyright marks, identifying marks, or any other visible references and/or marks on the picture.
  10. Basic editing, including color enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the picture(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the picture(s).
  11. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.
  12. Pictures that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive content, including provocative nudity, violence, human rights and/or environmental violation, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the law, religious, cultural & moral traditions and practices of India, are strictly prohibited and will be immediately discarded.A participant who submits any such picture may be permanently banned, subject to UTDB’s discretion, from participating in any future contests.
  13. UTDB reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition without any prior notification.
  14. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and UTDB reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  15. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, UTDB reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner.
  16. UTDB’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Indian data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  18. UTDB’s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
  19. UTDB shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions.
  20. UTDB will not entertain claim of any expense, whatsoever, related to the contest.
  21. The contest and these terms and conditions will be governed by Indian law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Uttarakhand.
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