Top 10 places to visit in Uttarakhand

Top 10 Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

 
Uttarakhand is a state with a population of 1.01 crore, according to 2012 census statistics throughout the northern part of India.
Uttarakhand used to be called Uttaranchal is famously known as “Devbhoomi,” which is another name of “Uttarakhand”, is a pilgrimage country, and is also full of natural attractions. The people of Uttarakhand reflect an acknowledged sincere bond with their simple way of life, honesty, and humility. Uttarakhand’s culture is based on conventional ideas, religious values, nature’s simplicity, and rich mythology. Below are Top 10 Places to Visit in Uttarakhand.
 
1. Haridwar
 
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Haridwar is an ancient city in the Uttarakhand state of North India also known as “gateway of Uttarakhand” where the Ganges River exits the Himalayan foothills and an important Hindu pilgrimage site. Har Ki Pauri, one of the greatest sacred ghats, has a Ganga Aarti at night with small splinter lamps floating from the steps. During major festivals like the annual Kanwar Mela the city is filled with adoration.
 
Things to do in Haridwar: Pilgrimage, Spirituality, Sightseeing and Meditation
Best season to visit Haridwar: October till February
Entry fee for Haridwar: 0
Suggested stay at Haridwar: 1 Day will be more than enough
How to reach Haridwar: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearby airport to Haridwar
 
2. Nainital
 
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Nainital is one of Uttarakhand state’s most beautiful and visited places. Nainital is lined with lovely mountains with the intermediate lake that is the main tourist attraction. The year-round favorable climate makes it the ideal tourist spot for everyone. The lake of Nainital is covered by many attractions, such as the Temple of Naina Devi and the Tibetan market with several food shops. It is also regarded by Hill stations as one of the most budget-friendly and famous tourist spots.
 
Things to do in Nainital: Pilgrimage,Sightseeing and Honeymoon destination
Best season to visit Nainital: All round the year
Entry fee for Nainital: 0
Suggested stay at Nainital: 2 Day will be more than enough
How to reach Nainital: Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is 34 km from Nainital.
 
3. Almora
 
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Almora is famous for its beautiful views, the Himalayan region, and for its rich and varied heritage, uniquely crafted arts, and fine cuisine.
It is a center of a variety of famous shrines like the Jageshwar Dham and the Chitai Golu Devta Temple. Bal Mithai is a very famous sweet of Almora which is famous all over Uttarakhand.
 
Things to do in Almora: Pilgrimage, Spirituality, Sightseeing,Nature, and Meditation
Best season to visit Almora: April to June and September to December
Entry fee for Almora: 0
Suggested stay at Almora: 1 Day will be more than enough
How to reach Almora: Kathgodam is the nearest Railway station which is 91km away and buses connect the town with other neighboring areas which are easily available in stations.
 
4. Kausani
 
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Kausani is a small beautiful hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. Kausani has a popular view of the Himalayan peaks such as Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli, thanks to its panoramic splendor.
Because it is similar in the landscape, this place is also known as ‘Switzerland of India.’
 
Things to do in Kausani: Sightseeing,Nature, and Meditation
Best season to visit Kausani: April to June
Entry fee for Kausani: 0
Suggested stay at Kausani: 1 Day will be more than enough
How to reach Kausani: Kathgodam is the nearest Railway station which is 132 kms from Kausani
 
5. Chamoli
 
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Chamoli is a hub of famous destinations and temples which are very popular among Tourists. Chamoli is famed by its spectacular views, natural flora, scenery, panoramic views, wonderful climate, and the valley of flowers.
Chamoli also has historic importance as the “Chipko Movement” was started in this place to preserve the Flora of Uttarakhand.
Things to do in Chamoli: Pilgrimage, Sightseeing,Nature, Adventure sports, Chardham and Meditation
Best season to visit Chamoli: October to March
Entry fee for Chamoli: 0
Suggested stay at Chamoli: 1 Day will be more than enough
How to reach Chamoli: The nearest railway station is Rishikesh which is situated 202 kms.
 
6. Auli
 
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Auli is a snow-capped hill station and looks like heaven on earth in Uttarakhand’s north Indian state. It is encircled by deciduous trees and oak forests as well as mountains. The city of Joshimath is linked by a long cableway. Tourists can have magnificent views of the Mana Parvat, Nanda Devi, and Kamat mountains while wandering through sunkissed pistes. Enjoy the spectacular Apple Garden with amazing views and flora. Auli is one of the finest places where you can enjoy snow sports and view.
 
Things to do in Auli: Ski resort destination, Sightseeing, and Nature
Best season to visit Auli: November to March
Entry fee for Auli: 0
Suggested stay at Auli: 1 Day will be more than enough
How to reach Auli: Nearest railway station is Haridwar which is 273 km away.
 
7. Rishikesh
 
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In the Himalayan foothills along the Ganges River, Rishikesh is a city in the northern state of Uttarakhand, also known by name as the “Capital of World yoga.”
The river is considered sacred and the town is known as a yoga and meditation center. The eastern Bank is rounded by temples and ashrams around Swarg Ashram.
 
Things to do in Rishikesh: Water sport, Sightseeing, Nature, Pilgrimage , Yoga and Meditation
Best season to visit Rishikesh: September to June
Entry fee for Rishikesh: 0
Suggested stay at Rishikesh: 2 Day will be more than enough
How to reach Rishikesh: Jolly Grant in Dehradun is nearest Airport which is 35 km away
 
8. Mussoorie
 
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The queen of hills is also known as Mussoorie, an ideal getaway. Walking through the market, walk around in the lush, beautiful panorama of the Himalayas, nebulous scenery on the bottom, enjoy spicy Tibetan food, and take a dip in the peacefulness of Tibetan Buddhist temples.
This hill station is famous for attracting honeymoon couples from all over India and abroad.
 
Things to do in Mussoorie: Water sport, Sightseeing, Nature, Pilgrimage , Yoga and Meditation
Best season to visit Mussoorie: April to June
Entry fee for Mussoorie: 0
Suggested stay at Mussoorie: 2 Day will be more than enough
How to reach Mussoorie: Jolly Grant is nearest Airport which is 55 km away in Dehradun
 
9. Ranikhet
 
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Ranikhet is the ultimate Uttarakhand tourist destination.
Everything is all whitewashed with nature’s brightest, tired souls are in need of nothing but rest and peace, seeking this place a refuge.
Ranikhet ‘s magic has no past but to be there and to comply with all the events is magic in itself.
 
Things to do in Ranikhet: Sightseeing,Nature, Pilgrimage, and Trekking
Best season to visit Ranikhet: February to November
Entry fee for Ranikhet: 0
Suggested stay at Ranikhet: 1 Day will be more than enough
How to reach Ranikhet: Kathgodam is the nearest Railway Station which is 68 km away.
 
10. Jim Corbett National Park
 
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The main attraction of tourists and wildlife enthusiasts to this park is the magnificent view of Tiger with its whole fauna in this park.
This park is a natural habitat of rare species of Tigers, facing extinction and rich flora and fauna. It’s the first national park of India.
It was very hard to choose few, every part of Uttarakhand is an attraction in itself. Whenever you are visiting, just remember not to miss spots mentioned above.
 
Things to do in Jim Corbett: Sightseeing,Nature,Safari,Water sports, and Nature walking.
Best season to visit Jim Corbett: November to February
Entry fee for Jim Corbett: 0
Suggested stay at Jim Corbett: 1 Day will be more than enough
How to reach Jim Corbett: Kathgodam is nearest Railway Station which is 68 km away.
It was very hard to choose few, every part of Uttarakhand is an attraction in itself. Whenever you are visiting, just remember not to miss spots mentioned above.
 

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