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Best Places to Visit in Uttarakhand in 2019

Beach Camping & Rafting In Rishikesh Flat 30% Off

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Kanatal Camping Around Oak Trees, Uttarakhand Flat 22% Off

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Bungee Jumping In Rishikesh Flat 30% Off

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Riverside Camping At Nachani Village, Uttarakhand Flat 13% off

Riverside Camping At Nachani Village, Uttarakhand Flat 13% off

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Kedarkantha Trek 2019

Kedarkantha Trek 2019

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Nag Tibba Trek with Camping, 2019 | Book at ₹ 3050 Only!

Nag Tibba Trek with Camping, 2019 | Book at ₹ 3050 Only!

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Chandrashila Trek with Chopta - Tungnath 2019

Chandrashila Trek with Chopta - Tungnath 2019

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Kuari Pass Trek 2019, Uttarakhand

Kuari Pass Trek 2019, Uttarakhand

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Authentic Kumaoni Stay in Almora, Uttarakhand Flat 40% Off

Authentic Kumaoni Stay in Almora, Uttarakhand Flat 40% Off

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Mukteshwar Orchard Stay With Himalayan View - Flat 23% Off

Mukteshwar Orchard Stay With Himalayan View - Flat 23% Off

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Getaway to Bhimtal, Uttarakhand With Colonial Mansion Stay

Getaway to Bhimtal, Uttarakhand With Colonial Mansion Stay

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Mesmerising Hilltop Stay near Mussoorie Flat 23% Off

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  • The state of Uttarakhand covers nearly 53,485 sq. km, and is blessed with a number of magnificent glaciers, majestic ranges of mountains and the beautiful valley of flowers. The pull of the various historic temples such as Mansa Devi, Kedarnath, Chandi Devi, Rudranath etc. is the main source of tourism in this state. Uttarakhand has variations in climate, as it is predominantly hilly in terrain and also has certain regions which are in the plains.

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    The climate of this state is tropical, with the summers approaching the land with a very high temperature, nearly 40’C. The best time for making a holiday trip to this destination is from the months of April and extends till the month of July.

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    The state of Uttarakhand is also famous for its wildlife. It has a large number of wildlife parks and sanctuaries, which act as a captivating feature of this state. The famous national parks and sanctuaries such as Corbett National Park, Nanda Devi National Park, Rajaji National Park, Ascot Sanctuary, Govind Ghat Sanctuary and Valley of flowers are located in this state.

    A tour to Uttarakhand provides a perfect delight for tourists because of the tranquil picture which it showcases in their eyes. The state is segregated into two main divisions- the Kumaon division and the Garhwal division. The famous hill station Nainital, lies in the Kumaon division, which provides the glimpse of the scenic beauty of the various lakes and mountains. The Garhwal region, is blessed with the famous regions of Mussoorie and the temple town of Rishikesh, which are known for their striking beauty and attractive mountain ranges. Popularly known as the “Land of Gods”, Uttarakhand is a must visit destination for adventure enthusiasts and tourists alike.  

  • 01 Rishikesh

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    Located in the foothills of Himalayas, on the banks of Ganga River, Rishikesh is among the most popular tourist destinations in India for all the good reasons. Rishikesh is famous for the divine, blue Ganga, river banks with white sand, lush green hills, ancient Hindu temples, river rafting and much more. With a plethora of places to visit in Rishikesh, it also offers numerous fun activities that make it so popular. This charming city in Uttarakhand is popularly known as the ‘World’s Yoga Capital’ as it is a prominent center for studying yoga and has many ashrams and meditation centers where one can learn and study yoga.

    The most iconic element that makes Rishikesh such a significant place among tourists is the presence of Ganga River which is believed to be the holiest river according to Hinduism. There are numerous Hindu Temples and religious places in Rishikesh, making it a major religious center for Hindus in India. The city is among the most preferred weekend getaways near the national capital, Delhi. The distance between Rishikesh and Delhi is just 244 km which makes it an easy getaway destination for people seeking an escape from the wearisome atmosphere of Delhi. Except for being a major hub for adventure sports and spirituality, the quality that makes Rishikesh one of its kind is the scenic beauty and thick vegetation, adding a feeling of refreshment to its air.

    Rishikesh receives a huge rush of pilgrims all round the year since it houses some prominent religious places for Hindus. Apart from that, Ganga River is worshipped by Hindus which makes the town even more significant – religiously. There are places to visit in Rishikesh that are believed to be directly connected to Hindu mythology. Among such places are the very famous Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. These are iron suspension bridges across Ganga River, and are among the most iconic landmarks in Rishikesh.

    These bridges offer panoramic views of the river and the city. Some of the most revered religious sites in the city houses are Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Tera Manzil Temple and many more such places which are frequented by hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees every year. Rishikesh is also home to a number of yoga ashrams. Parmarth Niketan is a major spiritual center facilitating yoga. The Beatles Ashram is a star attraction in Rishikesh, famous for its Beatles graffiti and artwork. The Ashram got its name from the famous pop band, The Beatles who visited the ashram in the ‘60s. Rishikesh is a delight during major Hindu Festivals.

    In case you religious places do not interest you that much, Rishikesh has much more to quench your wanderlust than just Hindu temples. You can visit Marine Drive in Rishikesh which is a famous spot among youth where you can indulge into adventure activities and enjoy the scenic beauty of Ganga River flowing through the city. Rishikesh also has a treat for nature and wildlife lovers in the form of Rajaji National Park. This national park, spread over a vast region of 820 sq. km, offers you an opportunity to witness tigers and elephants, among many other fauna species, in their natural habitat. A safari in the dense jungles of this park is an unforgettable experience.

    The list of things to do in Rishikesh does not end at just temple visits and river rafting since there is a lot more you can do on your trip to Rishikesh. There are more than a couple of factors owing to which Rishikesh has earned a reputation as one of the major tourist destinations in the country. One of those factors is, of course, river rafting. The river rafting in Rishikesh is so famous that Rishikesh has almost become synonymous to river rafting, and has earned heavy popularity among adventure enthusiasts during past few years. Indian and foreign tourists visit Rishikesh in great numbers, and in most cases, what brings them here is the desire to experience the thrill of river rafting in the rapids of Ganga River.

    Except for the monsoon season when it rains heavily, river rafting can be enjoyed here all year long. What makes river rafting here even more fun is that there are different stretches for rafting, and each stretch has a different level of thrill involved. Besides river rafting, there are some other adventure sports in Rishikesh like Bungee Jumping, Giant Swing, Trekking, Camping and Rappelling. On your trip to Rishikesh, you can also enjoy the unique experience of camping at scenic spots, beside the blue waters of Ganga River. Rishikesh has some amazing resorts that offer you accommodations on the river banks, from where the views of the river and the hills are just breath-taking.

    Rishikesh, being a gateway to the Himalayas, also serves as an excellent base station for many exhilarating treks that can be taken from here. Some of the most recommended treks that you can take from Rishikesh are Roopkund Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek, and Nag Tibba Trek. Though there are other thrilling options, too, that make Rishikesh a trekker’s paradise. It is not surprising that with such a wide array of exciting adventure activities, it is growing as a major adventure hotspot.

    Rishikesh is among those rare gems of the places which are fun irrespective of whom you visit the place with. Whether you want to spend your time relaxing, breathing in the refreshing air on the banks of the river, you want to indulge into exciting adventure activities or you want to bring peace to your soul by meditating, Rishikesh has so much to explore.

    The climate of Rishikesh is the pleasant type, so it can be visited during any time of the year. However, rafting is closed during monsoon due to heavy rainfalls and summer months mark high temperatures, so visiting Rishikesh between May to mid of September can be avoided. To experience the best of Rishikesh, visit between late September to November or in March-April.



  • 02 Haridwar

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    The ancient city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand has been a major Hindu pilgrimage site for centuries. Located where the sacred River Ganga emerges from the base of the Himalayas, it’s considered one of the 7 Sapta Puri. The Kumbh Mela, which is held every 12 years, is also celebrated here. The sacred city of Haridwar offers a colourful and fascinating blend of culture and offers the best tourist places in Haridwar. Being one of the seven holiest cities in India, Haridwar often bustles with devotees. It propitious location near the holy River Ganga has made it gain more popularity.

    With the passage of time, it has become more than just a religious city, where people thronged to perform immersion of the ashes or took a dip in the water to wash away their sins. It has in fact evolved into Yoga, cultural and spiritual centre and has also become a prime hub for learning Sanskrit language The modern day, Haridwar is the reflection of the culture of India and thus offer much to its visitors. Here is the list of best 12 places that one must see in this holy city.

    While religion plays an important role in Haridwar – many visitors are pilgrims and devotees – there’s more to this holy city. The cuisine is excellent and food lovers eager to try authentic Indian fare will find their palates satiated many times over. Travelers in search of yoga ashrams and centers hoping to improve their physical and mental health won’t be left wanting either. If you’re eager to experience the tourist places in Haridwar, read on to know the best time to visit, how to get here and where to stay.



  • 03 Badrinath

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    Attractions in Badrinath

  • 04 Joshimath

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    Attractions in Joshimath

  • 05 Nainital

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    Nainital, the hill resort town in the district of the same name, derives its name from the emerald, glassy, eye-shaped lake (tal) which the town is built around. The British Sugar trader, P. Baron, founded the town in the year 1841 and thank God that he did! There could not be a better getaway spot from the hustle and bustle of the cities. The moment you enter Nainital district, you step into a new, parallel world.

    With the best tourist places to visit in Nainital, the transition to scenic splendour of the likes of the place is a treat to the senses, a characteristic balming bliss of an experience that one can only understand through live experience. No wonder then that the Kumaon Himalayas are regarded as “devbhoomi” ( land of the Gods), a divine manifestation of the most intricate natural laws, working for millennia, to carve out the perfect cradle in the arms of the lofty peaks, who remain standing as sentinels, offering solace and inspiring awe in humanity.

     Nainital’s appeal comes across as no less than a dreamscape. The British elites had used the location as a retreat during the harsh summers of the Indian mainland once upon a time, and the tradition remains alive for native Indians, as well as our foreign guests to this day. With the changing climatic patterns ushering in harsher summers, Nainital as an easily accessible and highly affordable getaway vacation spot appears as no less than a prayer answered.

    With the best tourist places to visit in Nainital, the Naina Devi temple, St John in Wilderness, Hanuman Garhi for the pious ones, Mall road market,Tibetan market for the spendthrift ones, Naini Lake, Nainital Zoo, Jim Corbett National Park, Snow Viewpoint for the nature and adventure lovers, Nainital has a very inclusive agenda in terms of provisions - there is something for everyone.



  • 06 Uttarkashi

  • 07 Garhwal

  • 08 Gaumukh

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    Attractions in Gaumukh

  • 09 Himalayas

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    The great Himalayas are one of the best gifts of nature to mankind. This mountainous range is an earthly example of what heaven really looks and feels like. From thick woodlands to lavish valleys, from tropical wildernesses to compelling slopes, from various types of verdures to the sentimental climate, the Himalayan ranges have it all. If, by any chance, you get to visit the Himalayas just once you will be able to deduce why it's known as the heaven on earth. We step into Himalayan kingdom wonderstruck every time how boundlessly nature has gifted these terrains with beauty and resources. Mile after mile of never-ending virgin greens, the clean air full of oxygen, mineral-rich waters of mountain streams, wildflower carpet and strawberry shrubs—suddenly it is inexhaustible life all around!

    Relatively few places on this planet can engage you like the Himalayas. Only one out of every odd place gives you the motivation to be there each season. Be that as it may, at that point only one out of every odd place is the Himalayas. Tourist places in Himalayas are the home to the extraordinary, compared to other enterprise sports zones on the planet.For thousands of years the Himalayas have held a profound significance for the peoples of South Asia, as their literature, mythologies, and religions reflect.

    Since ancient times the vast glaciated heights have attracted the attention of the pilgrim mountaineers of India, who coined the Sanskrit name Himalaya—from hima (“snow”) and alaya (“abode”)—for that great mountain system. In contemporary times the Himalayas have offered the greatest attraction and the greatest challenge to mountaineers throughout the world. Likewise enjoy adventurous thrill in the Himalayas like trekking, boating, skiing, mountaineering and numerous others like this. For mountain lovers, the Himalayas are convincingly counted as the delegated peak of nature's greatness.

    Tourist places in Himalayas also include notable lakes include Shey-Phoksundo Lake in the Shey Phoksundo National Park of Nepal, Gurudongmar Lake, in North Sikkim, Gokyo Lakes in Solukhumbu district of Nepal and Lake Tsongmo



    Attractions in Himalayas

  • 10 Chakrata

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    Attractions in Chakrata

  • 11 Tehri

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    Attractions in Tehri

  • 12 Lansdowne

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    Thick oak forests, mesmerizing hills, and spellbinding views, there are numerous places to visit in Lansdowne which will take you a step closer to nature. A quaint hill station which is perched at an elevation of 1700 meters, Lansdowne brings to you a potpourri of attractions and memorable experiences. From trekking the treacherous trails of Lover’s Lane and exploring the vibrant streets of Lansdowne Main Market to visiting the holy shrines of Jwalpa Devi and Durga Devi Temple, there are multitude of ways by which you can quench your wanderlust in this snow-clogged beauty.

    A town situated in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is well-known for its pine timberlands and rich history of Garhwal rifles. Apart from this, it has also enjoyed an undisputed attention of nature buffs for its exotic wildlife. Its close proximity to the Jim Corbett National Park makes it an ideal site for bird watching and nature walks. Here you can also get to see some of the beautiful wild creatures including tiger,sambhar, barking deer,hog deer, and porcupines. Hence, if you are planning a trip to Uttarakhand, don’t forget to pay a visit to these key tourist places in Lansdowne.



  • 13 Dehradun

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    When one speaks about a family vacation, the first few things that strike one’s mind are green trees, blue skies, chilly weather, great food and a place where you can forget all your woes and calm down. This holiday destination is among those that fall under the category of delivering this experience to its visitors.

    Lying at the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun which is the capital of Uttarakhand is known for its beautiful climate and the lovely landscapes it encompasses. One of the most astonishing facts about this place however, is that it is also one of the most important education hubs in the whole of India. How a place so small and petite be able to give a tough competition to other financial sectors of India is truly unimaginable.

    Dehradun lies in Doon Valley which is located on a varying height of approximately 410m. The region is especially known for its climate. While one will experience a pleasant cool weather in Dehradun, the city is often times referred to as the ‘Rainy city of India’ due to the continuous rainfalls especially during monsoons.

    Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. In the recent years – there was a sense of construction boom that took place wherein endless residential property emerged in the city. Modern buildings have gradually been constructed making up for the good portions of Dehradun.




  • 14 Bageshwar

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  • 15 Kedarnath

    Kedarnath
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    Attractions in Kedarnath

  • 16 Ranikhet

  • 17 Ramnagar (UK)

    Ramnagar (UK)
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    Attractions in Ramnagar (UK)

  • 18 Devprayag

    Devprayag
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    Attractions in Devprayag

  • 19 Auli

    Auli
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    Auli is a town located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, nestled amidst the mountains of Garhwal Himalayan Range. It is popular as a skiing destination all over the world. Auli finds its name among the major destinations for skiing in India and among the most beautiful hill stations in Uttarakhand. The snow-clad landscapes of Auli during winter months make it appear like a ‘white paradise’ with views that cast a spell on the spectators, and the thick vegetation of coniferous and oak trees adding charm to its surreal picturesqueness. Auli is a high-altitude town with its highest point being 3050 m above the sea level and due to its elevation, it receives heavy snowfall between December to March. Auli is just an overnight journey away from the national capital, Delhi, located at a distance of 378 km from it, making it a popular and an easily accessible weekend destination for Delhiites. Its distance from the state capital, Dehradun is 150 km. Auli holds a prominent spot in the list of the best hill stations in India, for reasons more than just beautiful landscapes and skiing.  

    One iconic spot in Auli is Auli Lake that is renowned as the world’s highest man-made lake. This lake, with snowy mountains in the backdrop, is the center of attraction here and is a spot where you will get tempted to stop for a while and get clicked. Auli is surrounded by some extraordinary examples of nature’s creativity. Among the most beautiful places surrounding Auli are Chenab Lake, Chattrakund, and Gurso Bugyal. Moreover, there are some distinguished, towering Himalayan peaks that stand close to Auli, making it a perfect place to gaze at these enormous portions of the Himalayas from. Among those peaks are Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat, and Dunagiri. Auli also holds a significant position among Hindus as some prominent Hindu temples are located in Auli and its vicinity. Auli lies on the way to Badrinath – one of the most valued pilgrimages for Hindus. Joshimath, the main stopover on the route of Badrinath, is 15 km from Auli and receives a huge rush of pilgrims. Other important religious sites near Auli are Vishnu Prayag and Hanuman Temple. One of the places one should not miss out on their trip to Auli is Nanda Devi National Park. This huge national park is a World UNESCO Heritage Site, situated at a distance of 36 km from Auli. Wide varieties of flora and fauna including some threatened species and breath-taking views of unadulterated landscapes of this region are the reason why it is one of the most popular tourist spots in the entire state.

    The major tourist attraction in Auli is what it is popular for all over the country and beyond – skiing. Local and foreign tourists come to Auli and try their hands and feet at skiing here. Auli has even been compared with the top skiing destinations around the world by tourists visiting Auli from foreign countries. Other than skiing, Auli is popular among adventure enthusiasts for trekking. Auli has some exciting trekking options as it serves as a base for a number of trekking trails. It offers some amazing trekking options that take you to the places from where you can witness the majesty of the imposing Himalayas. Some of the popular treks from Auli are Gorson, Tapovan, Tali-Kuari Pass, and Khulara. Besides, there are many other activities that can be enjoyed in and around Auli. Cable car ride in Auli is another popular attraction. This 4 km long cable ride is among the longest in Asia. Enchanting views of the majestic Himalayas, painted white with snow, that can be seen during the cable car ride in Auli are among the most prized sights you will ever witness.

    Auli, being a small, high-altitude town, does not have too many options in the name of accommodations, but there are some good stay options in the form of guest houses and homestays with modern amenities. Auli Skiing Resort maintained by GMVN is one of the best options available for a comfortable stay. Besides, there are some budget hotels available here. Food options are limited too, with costs a little on the higher side due to high transportation costs but the delicious Garhwali cuisine is worth a try.

    Auli is one of those rare places that can be visited during any season of the year. The atmosphere of Auli holds a unique charm during every different season. If you want to witness thick sheets of snow adorning the beautiful hills of Auli and experience the world-famous Auli skiing, travel here during winter. Between January-end to mid-March, there is plenty of snow to enjoy a smooth skiing experience in Auli which makes it the best season for skiing when it is frequented by foreign tourists. The temperature, however, goes down to sub-zero levels. Auli is a delight even during summers due to the pleasant climate that can be found here. During summers, the snow recedes, leaving the meadows and slopes of Auli to turn green and vivid. However, snow can still be seen in some parts of the hill station. Hence, March to June is the perfect time to visit Auli if you want to go for sightseeing and skiing, and want to. Auli receives scant snowfall during monsoons and the climate stays pleasant, so it is possible to have an amusing stay in Auli even during monsoons.




  • 20 Mussoorie

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    We do not need to describe Mussoorie because great author Ruskin Bond has already done that in his immortal novels and short stories. He used this amazing town and the tourist places in Mussorie as the backdrop of his stories and the natural beauty of this town has created many landmarks in the field of “nature’s romanticism.”
    If you are in love with nature’s romanticism and follow literature for that then the enchanting beauty of Mussoorie is your wonderland waiting for you. Sir Sachin Tendulkar, the demigod of the cricketing world loves this place as his regular hideout in a great climate and pleasant city.

    Located at the height of almost 1900 meters from the sea levels this landscape of nature has become a paradise for the tourists with a passage of time. This advantage point of nature has a history dating back to
    19th century when the officers of ruling East India Company developed it as a holiday paradise in the hills. Located at the distance of 40 Kilometers from the state capital of Indian state of Uttranchal, Dehradun, Mussoorie also won this moniker of being the “queen of the hill stations.” More than 15 attractions full of nature, religion and culture are at your disposal when you are planning a stay in Mussoorie Resorts. This hill station also serves as a gateway to the glaciers of Yamunotri and Gangotri and we can consider it as an ideal place to spend summer vacations.

    The year of 1991 brought this town into the spotlight because of certain cultural events and movements of political celebrities. We can term this phase as the beginning of the modern history of "Mussoorie the tourism Destination." Now this hill station has become a modern town where nature and modern day amenities are developing a new eco-system of fun, frolic, and entertainment for all age groups and honeymoon couples in particular. With
    passage of time, Mussoorie has also become an educational hub because of the presence of some premium educational institutes and convent schools. The presence of these tourist places in Mussoorie also added a youthful spirit in the ambiance of this hill station.



  • 21 Dhanaulti

  • 22 Dodital

  • 23 Kanatal

  • 24 Almora

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    If you want a perfect refuge from your hectic busy life, head towards Almora. A picturesque hill station in the lap of nature with lush greenery in the divinely beautiful state of Uttarakhand, yes, it is Almora. Situated in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas, Almora takes pride in its natural beauty. Also known as the Town of Temples, a famous Hindu Temple is situated in the heart of the town, called Nanda Devi.

    The beautiful places that you should pay a visit in Almora are temples like Nanda Devi temple, Patal Devi temple, Maa Dunaguri temple, etc., and few other astounding sites. You can hire a taxi for sight-seeing.

    Almora has a lot of hotels and resorts where you can stay comfortably. A few of them are Hotel Bhagwati Palace, Khim’s Guest House, Binsar Resort, Khali Estate, etc. If you are a foodie and wondering what and where to eat, there are some really great restaurants offering finger licking foods and some suggestions for you are Lali’s Inn and Restaurant, Kasar Rainbow Restaurant, Essence of Nature, Dolma Restaurant, etc. You should definitely try singauri, ginger tea and choklate in Almora.

    If you love shopping, you should definitely visit the street side markets in Almora. The Chowk Bazaar sells some premier quality angora wool garments. Copperwares are also sold there. Another market where you will get a lot of good things to take home is the Lal Bagh Market.

    The nearby tourist destinations that you can visit from Almora are Kathgodam, Nainital, Chaukori, Binsar, Kausani, Ranikhet, Saltakhet, Bageshwar, etc.




  • 25 Chamoli

  • 26 Dayara Bugyal

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    Attractions in Dayara Bugyal