Top 10 Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

Top 10 Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, a land of sublime natural beauty and serene spirituality, is a perfect destination for those looking to introspect. Located in the northern part of India, Uttarakhand is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike. From the mysterious valleys to the exotic hill stations, here are a few places that should be atop your list while visiting this heavenly retreat. 

1. Dehradun

A pleasant mix of modern and traditional lifestyle lies in Dehradun, which lies between two hills and two rivers. It is the home to well known and famous hill station – Mussoorie. This hill station is located at a distance of 38 km from Dehradun and is accessed through four wheelers or hiring bus services from Dehradun. Dehradun travel guide is an important resource for visitors to explore the city and make the most of their trip. The location is scenic with lush green mountains, rivers flowing on either side which makes it an ideal destination for Lohri, winter holidays, summer vacations. The climate of the city remains pleasant throughout which makes traveling to this destination during any time of the year worth it.

2. Jim Corbett

"If you are looking out for an ideal place to flick your shoulders with the malai of the Himalayas having the company of tigers roaming in its jungle than Jim Corbett National Park has got to be your destination." The Jim Corbett National Park is a well-known tourist destination for anyone who loves wildlife and adventure tourism. The park was formerly known as the Hailey National Park, after the British officer Sir Samuel James Hailey, before being named after legendary hunter and author Jim Corbett in 1954.

3. Auli

Auli, commonly referred to as Auli ski resort, is a small town in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,100 m (or 6,926 ft) and in the Garhwal region in the foothills of the western Himalayas. Auli is close to several tourist locations such as Harsil and Sattal. Auli is nothing but a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand which will overwhelm you with its tranquil surroundings. If you are planning to visit one place from all places in Uttarakhand then it has to be Auli. Unlike other places in Uttarakhand this place offers you with fresh breath-taking view of snow. 

4. Landsdowne

The city is also known by the name Lansdowne Bhimtal, as it is situated amidst the serene panoramic view of the Bhimtal lake. The city has developed itself for tourism purposes. The hills all around are covered with pine forests which are considered to be a part of the Doon Ranges. The place has become a tourist attraction for those who love nature and want to spend their vacation in secluded places away from urban life. Tucked away in the woods of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne makes for a delightful getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. The scenic beauty at every turn leaves you spellbound! It is a real gem from all points of view.

 

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5. Chopta

Himalayan regions are known for their natural beauty. Every year millions of tourists visit the hill stations in the Himalayas to see snowy peaks and green forests like Chopta. Chopta is located in Rudraprayag, one of the most picturesque places in the Himalayas. Chopta is located in the upper regions of Rudraprayag, between Gaurikund and Chandrashila Peak. From Chandrashila one can have panoramic views of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba peaks and other numerous high mountains in the region.

6. Landour

Landour is a hill station and home to some of the best heritage properties and sites in Uttarakhand. Landour is also known as “Little Switzerland” because of its European outlook. The place is dotted with lush greenery, red tiled houses, flowers, magnificent estates, historical placards, scenic roads, quaint cafes, local bakeries, art galleries etc.

7. Chamoli

Chamoli is a must visit place for Garhwali and Lovers of Mountains. The place is full of temples, shrines and the headwaters of the Ganges. The main attraction of Chamoli is Chamoli Gopalaswamy temple and the Mahamaya temple at Harshil, which has a hot spring gushing out from under the rock. Tourism in Chamoli is mostly concentrated in Naugaon, Gairsain and Bata. The district’s main tourist attraction is Gairsain with its religious places like Chandrashila (where Buddha is believed to have meditated), Chauntra (the main temple for the Jyotirlinga of Garhwal) and also Koti Gaadhi (where it is believed that there was a huge stone that turned into the Jyotirlinga).

8. Pithoragarh

If you are looking for beautiful landscapes to be framed in your photographs then Pithoragarh must be on your bucket list. It has lush green hills, serene valleys and the snow clad Himalayan peaks which are dream destinations for many travellers. Although popular destinations like NainiTal may get you into that adventurous mood, Pithoragarh is one of the center points for that adventure.

9. Munsiyari

Munsiyari is the subdivisional headquarters of the Pithoragarh district, which lies towards the foot of Himalayas. Munsiyari is rich in geographical features and is established as an ideal place for trekking activities, biking expeditions and butterfly parks, all this happen in an interior valley of Himalayan Ranges. It also serves as a base for mountaineering activities that are conducted by mountaineering classes like Adventure Base Camp (ABC) and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM).

A trek to Munsiyari hill station in the Himalayas will certainly be the lifetime experience. The place is famous all over India and holds a huge tourist attraction and has been called typically the most beautiful hill station among India. There are lots of packages available for hikers and tourists.

10. Sattal

This region is known for its lakes and lakeside resorts. Tourists from all over the world come to this place and relax completely in the full lap of nature. Soak in the natural beverage Kahwa with beautiful views, indulge in adventure sports and ski during winters. An eco-tourism spot, this place offers you a wide range of activities like white water rafting, zip line along with unparalleled views of the grand Himalayan mountain range. You can even go trekking or enjoy boating. 

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A dream vacation for people who want to experience the Himalayas and Nature. Experience the snow clad mountains and breathtaking scenes of Uttarakhand which is very unique and different from the other states of India. Uttarakhand is a land of temples, snow covered mountains, mythical stories and adventure. Best time to visit Uttarakhand would be from September to March as snow covers most of the months in Uttarakhand.

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