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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, thus we present a selected list of best places in Uttarakhand.

Garhwal Division- Uttarakhand

Rishikesh

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

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

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

The Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, approximately 290 km ahead of Rishikesh. A lovely national park, gracing the natural beauty of Western Himalayas.  Valley of flowers discovered in 1931 & declared as a World Heritage Site for its flora surrounded by snowy peak.Famous for its exciting variations of remedial herbs.

Hotels- Ghangaria Valley Camp , The Tatva Resort

Auli

Auli  is among the well-known skiing destination in India, apart from Solang valley in Himachal Pradesh.Located in Chamoli district, and  Surrounded by coniferous & oak forests also the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. A cable car connects Auli to the town of Joshimath.Many spiritual destinations also scattered around Auli.

Hotels- Himalayan Eco Lodge , Auli Resort

Khirsu

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 Khirsu

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Have you ever disliked a really popular tourist destination? Around one week ago I was burning out in Rishikesh. For those not in the know Rishikesh is a backpacker hub and India's numero uno yoga destination. Loads of people love Rishikesh. To be honest, I thought it was awful. Highly commercialized spirituality and wellness, crowds everywhere you go, the same old backpacker stuff found everywhere between here and Southeast Asia. I needed to escape to somewhere actually peaceful. After a bit of frantic late night googling with friends, we set our sights on Khirsu village several hours away from Rishikesh. Oh was it the right decision. Breakfasts on a grassy terrace with snowy Himalayas in the background. Walks in the forest with only chirping birds and monkey calls breaking the silence. Yep, Khirsu was far more relaxing for me than Rishikesh could ever be. Sometimes there's pressure to like places simply because other people love them. I know I feel uncomfortable saying I disliked India's backpacker favorite. But every person is different. We all have things we love and things we hate, and sometimes those go against the grain. Only you can decide what's right for you. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Shri Hemkund Sahib

Sri Hemkunt Sahib is a holy pilgrimage worshipped by thousands of Indians every year, mostly by Sikhs. Located at a height of approximately 1500 ft above the sea level in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state.Also known as “Lake of Snow”. Dedicated to the tenth Sikh Guru-Shri  Guru Gobind Singh.According to the ‘Bachitra Natak’, the autobiography of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Hemkund Sahib the site which housed the seven snowy capped peaks where he meditated in his previous birth.

Though, in spite of its unpredictable cold climate, thousands of pilgrims travel to this site every year to have a glimpse of the crystal clear water of the lake & to seek the blessings of the Omnipotent.

Kedartal

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.

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Who else is missing mountains?! . I have been in the city for quite a long time now with itchy feet and empty pockets 🙈 . But it's pictures and memories like these which keep me motivated to head on to big expeditions soon. I was scrolling through my expedition photos from last year and came across this one taken enroute Kedartal on the journey to scale Auden's Col, where Thalay Sagar and Bhrigupanth are peeking into the frame. . Hope to start getting up in the mountains soon, wish me luck guys! . #kedartal #uttarakhand #glacialpool #pool #water #green #himalayas #thalaysagar #snowpeaks #travelrealindia #hubs_united #indiaclicks #_soi #oph #mypixeldiary #artofvisuals #photographers_of_india #moodygrams #agameoftones #indiapictures #indianphotography #dslrofficial #desi_diaries #storiesofindia #eclectic_shotz #theimaged #hubsunited #thevisualyatra #tripotocommunity

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Haridwar

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

Kumaon Division- Uttarakhand

Kausani

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

Binsar

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

Ranikhet
A hill station in Almora district in the state of  Uttarakhand. It is the regimental center of Kumaon Regiment & thus 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 kilometers 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.

Hotel- Woodsvila Resort Ranikhet , Hotel Parvati Inn

Chaukori

Chaukori  is a beautiful hill station which located in the Pithoragarh district. It has a very picturesque location as it nestles between the Western ranges of the Himalaya in the division of Kumaon in Uttarakhand.  The slow twisting Mahakali River runs along the eastward Boundary line & forms a part of the Indian-Nepal borderline. The height of Chaukori is more than 6500 feet, also offers beautiful views of the Panchchuli Mountains, Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot mountains.

Hotel- Hotel Himshikhar

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  & is home to 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

Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar is a pleasant tourist location situated at the height of 8000ft above sea level in Kumaon hills. It is 50 km ahead of Bhimtal a district in Uttarakhand state. Mukteshwar got its name from an ancient temple known as  Mukteshwar Dham dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiva. The temple is on the top of the mountain & offers surprising and spectacular landscapes of the Himalayan range. Fruit orchards and coniferous forests surround Mukteshwar.

Hotels- The Colonel’s Cottage , Frozen Woods- Pura Stays

Didihat

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.

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