Top 8 glorious places to visit in Uttarakhand, India:
Mountains, rivers and temples, there are so many places that Uttarakhand goes by! Uttarakhand, India offers limitless opportunities for tourism and adventure.
With so many famous sites and attractions, it could be hard to pick how to spend your time in one of the best states of India. Here are some of the best places to spend your time whenever you find yourself in Uttarakhand.
It is situated in Pithoragarh, the easternmost hill district of Uttarakhand, bordering Tibet, is at the base of the great Himalayan mountain range. Its name refers to a ‘place with snow’ and is a starting point of various treks into the interior of the Himalayas. Glacier enthusiasts, high altitude trekkers and nature lovers commonly use it as their base camps.
Chopta invites both the nature enthusiasts and Hindu devotees. Apart from this, Chopta is home to one of the best treks in Uttarakhand. Those who want to spend some quality time in the calm environment and amidst pristine natural beauty, Chopta is the right destination for them. Chopta is situated in Rudraprayag and has the highest of the five Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tung Nath.
It is in the foothills of the Himalayas along with the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga River. It is known for its adventure activities, ancient temples, popular cafes and it is believed to be the ‘Yoga Capital’ of the world. The Ram Jhula and The Laxman Jhula are the most influential bridges in Rishikesh.
It is amongst the adventure and travel destinations of India – from white-water river rafting to bungee jumping, there is a lot for all the adventure seekers out there.
It is a village in Kumaon Hills and tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is an altitude of 7500 feet. The famous 350-year-old Mukteshwar temple of Lord Shiva is a famous attraction here and is situated at the highest point in Mukteshwar. The trek to Mukteshwar temple is an awesome experience and those who look for heavenly feelings can devote themselves to the blessings of Mukteshwar. It has a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and Nanda Devi, India’s second-highest peak.
It is a sparkling diamond in the Himalayan necklace. It is blessed with picturesque natural glory and various natural resources. Nainital is famously known as “Lake District of India”. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides and located around the beautiful lake Naini Tal. Nainital has a varied topography. Nainital’s everlasting expense of scenic beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and Mother nature.
Nainital has the advantage of being situated in a better locality of several other lesser-known hill stations that are connected through all season motorable roads.
It exhibits the Indian culture and civilization. It is also known as ‘Gateway to Gods’. Haridwar is also one of those four places where Kumbh Mela and Ardh Kumbh occurs. The largest of all sacred ghats, Har Ki Pauri hosts a Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in morning and night in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps.
It is among the most popular hill stations in the country. It is popularly known as ‘Queen of the Hills’. It is a charming paradise for tourists and honeymoon-period. It offers a superb scenic view of peaks of the Himalayas in western Garhwal. Mussoorie boasts of some of the most splendid views of the Himalayas. The town has inevitable romance in the air – excellent breathing space for tourists and people who seek relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains. Nature has gifted Mussoorie everything, which makes a place attractive.
It is in the north Uttarakhand, is a new arrival in the tourist map of India. The slopes, which are as high as 9000 feet above sea level, are covered with opaque deodar and oak forests, and these reduce the velocity of the chilly winds to the minimum. Auli is a popular skiing destination in India and it is because of the shining slopes and a clean environment. It is a perfect mix of adventure and entertainment.
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