Uttarakhand is Known as `Dev Bhoomi’- the land of the gods, cities of Uttarakhand takes one close to nature, history and spirituality. The state divided into two divisions- Garhwal & Kumaon. The peak season is the summer however travelers visit during the winter season to see snowfall in few regions. we present a selected list of best places in Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand-Garhwal & Kumaon District
Rishikesh has been an attraction for spiritual seekers.Also known as the “Yoga Capital of the World”. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in North India.It is approximately 30 km from Haridwar.It is the doorway to the Garhwal region. The place is renowned for its river rafting and riverside camping. Numerous adventure organizations offer camping & other recreational activities for youngsters and families with young children.
Hotels – Hotel Yog Vashisth , Rishikesh Valley , EllBee Ganga View
Harsil located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Travellers stop here for a night as it comes before the Hindu pilgrimage Gangotri. The town has lovely scenery surrounded by snow-capped mountains & well known amongst vacationists from all over the country. A perfect place to relax and sink in with nature.
Hotels- GMVN Harsil , Prakriti The Retreat
Kanatal is just 38 km ahead of Mussoorie, also known as “Queens of Hills”. It is a little village which represents the mesmerizing nature of the superb Tehri District. There is terrific scenery of the snow-capped hills & lush valley. Uttarakhand lures many vacationists every year & many of them get attracted by the beauty of Kanatal-an unique destination in Uttarakhand. Trekking, indulging in picture-taking, meditating are some of the activities which bring travellers to Kanatal.
Hotels- The Hermitage Kanatal , The Terraces
Uttarakhand trip is incomplete without visiting Haridwar.Located along the holy Ganges, Haridwar means the gateway to god. Haridwar is 230 km ahead of Delhi. Famous for its Hindu temples & Ganga ghats where pilgrims bathe to free themselves of their sins and achieve salvation. Mansa & Chanda Devi are the two important temple where travelers must visit.
Hotels – Hotel Alaknanda , Hotel Ganga Exotica , Hotel Ganga Sadan
Kedartal is a glacial lake, situated at the height of approximately 15000ft above sea level in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The lake filled with the water from snowfall over Thalay Sagar, Meru & Bhrigupanth, and also the source of Kedar Ganga, a primary tributary of Bhagirathi River.It is s one of the religious treks in the Indian Himalayan region, is also a fascinating journey for the tourists ‘ from every corner of the world. The Kedartal trek recommended for trekkers having good trekking experiences. The best time visit Kedartal is from May to mid-October.
Khirsu is serene hill station, located 15 km from Pauri Garhwal, covered with lush valley & farms. The place is ideal for a leisure and relax. Amidst wide spreads of beautiful deodar and oak trees, perched at theheight off 6000ft., this hill station is paradise for people.
Hotel- Hotel Taj Himalaya Khi
The location blessed with many tourist spots that it is sure to leave one completely enchanted. An ideal getaway for honeymooners, nature lovers and vacationist, this beautiful place offers a perfect view of snow-capped Himalayas stretched across 350 km. Kausani is a paradise for nature & tea lovers. The Kausani Tea Estate, located 5 km away from the central town covers 208 hectares of area. The tea estate also arranges for a short tour of their manufacturing processes. One can taste & purchase varieties of tea. Best time to visit during summer.
Hotels- Hotel Uttarakhand Kausani , Heritage Resort Kausani
Located in Jhandi Dhar hills of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand is a wildlife sanctuary. Well known as the summer capital of Chand kings, who ruled the area from 11-18th Century. The district is 25 km from Almora & the gain in height is substantial, so one need to drive slow. The scenery is so stunning that one would often halt to feel & absorb the nature.
Hotel – Grand Oak Manor
A hill station in Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand. Ranikhet is the regimental centre of Kumaon Regiment & the area maintained by the Indian Army. Located at the height of 6200 ft above sea level also within sight of the westbound peaks of the Himalayas.
Many families and couples prefer to travel in Ranikhet. One must visit Ranikhet Golf Course. It’s the highest golf courses in Asia, located 5 kilometres ahead of the central city. The green field of the golf course at such high altitude is incredible. The place becomes very chilly in the Christmastime & pleasant in the summertime. Best time to visit from March to mid-October.
Jim Corbett National Park
Located 160 km ahead of Nainital, the national park has a variety of flora & fauna. It is a gift for wildlife lovers and wildlife photographers. The National Park established in 1936 & almost 50 varieties of trees, 400 types of birds, 50 species of animals. Species spread over an area of more than 500 sq km. Park divided into 5 zones namely Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, Domunda and Sonanandi and all of them have different gates. A visit to Corbett National Park is incomplete without a jungle safari or an elephant ride.
Hotel- Corbett River Creek , Country Inn Corbett
A Himalayan tourist destination situated in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Located at the height of 6000ft above sea level on the hilltop.
One small tea garden also there. The one of the most famous cave is known as “Pataal Bhuwneshwar”.
Didihat is rich in flora and fauna offering pleasant views of a lush valley surrounded by beautiful hills.