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Best Places to Visit in Uttarakhand of 2017

  • 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.

    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.

    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 Tarikhet village

    Tarikhet village
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    Tarikhet is small, yet popular hill station situated at distance of 8 km from the town of Ranikhet. This village is a famous as a momentous site during the India’s struggle for independence. It’s most popular attraction is the ‘Gandhi Kutiya’, which is told to be the place where Mahatma Gandhi rested for a long time during the freedom struggle. 

    This place is also popular for its small sized huts used during the freedom struggle and the temple of Golu Devta, which is venerated in the Kumaon region. The village is very cold in the winters and remains moderate in summers, and is best enjoyed from March to October.



  • 02 Binsar Mahadev Temple

    Built at a distance of 19 km from Ranikhet, this temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is considered one most famous places to visit in Ranikhet.  It is believed that lighting a diya on the day of Vaikunth Chaturdeshi in this temple can fulfil the longing of a child. Many pilgrims and childless couples visit the temple during their vacation in Ranikhet. Located in the heart of thick forests of pine and deodars, with fresh water springs flowing in the area, makes this temple a must visit for people seeking solitude.

    Timings: Opened daily from 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM.



  • 03 Ram Mandir

    Ram Mandir
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    One of the major tourist attractions in Ranikhet that is located near the Chaubatia Gardens and at a distance of 7 km from the city centre. A small flight of stairs goes to the hilltop where the temple is situated. Rama Mandir has a monastery where students are taught ancient vedas along with Vedic and modern mathematics in direction of Sant Sri Mouni Maharaj. People who have a keen interest in vedas should not miss a chance to visit this temple.

    Timings: Opened daily from 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM.



  • 04 Classic Hill-Top Resort

    Classic Hill-Top Resort
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    Nestled amidst the beautiful town of Chamba, The Classic Hill-Top Resort is the ideal destination for a resort getaway in the hills. This well furnished and well appointed resort features state of the art modern facilities, comfortable rooms, and a quaint rustic vibe.

    Inhale in crisp clean mountain air and stunning views. Discover the magic of nature in the wooded surroundings of the resort as you take a scenic walk, indulge in a private picnic at sunset or get in touch with your innerself at Hitayu the Health Spa.

    Facilities: In-house Restaurant, Billiards, Table Tennis, DJ Setup, Swimming pool and a state of the art Health Spa.

    Approximate Price: Price of rooms range from 7000 INR to 9000 INR

    Nearby Attractions: This resort is is 12 kms away from Wildex an adventure camp and 21 kms away from the Tehri Dam.



  • 05 Rishikesh School of Yoga

    Rishikesh School of Yoga
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    Rishikesh Yog Peeth is a non-benefit making association established in the year 2006 by a gathering of youthful, persuaded Rishikesh inhabitants as an activity to spread the interminable message of yoga in a way that is contemporary and open to all. The center at Rishikesh Yog Peeth is on establishing a firm framework of yogic bits of knowledge established in antiquated shrewdness, in the hearts and psyches of all who come. 

    They give the best yoga teacher training in rishikesh. The showing style is direct and genuine, with a reasonable blend of conventional information and present day approaches. This one of the finest spot to learn yoga in rishikesh. 

    It is enlisted under the general public act 1860 of Indian Government. Arranged in Rishikesh, a residential area settled in the lap of Himalayas, it offers a remarkable stage to learn yoga and contemplation middle ashram environment. 



  • 06 Shiva Yoga Peeth

    Shiva Yoga Peeth
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    Come a focal point of brilliance in India for the advancement and development of deep sense of being and yogic rationality over the world. The overall profound and yogic exercises of the establishment have profited a huge number of individuals over the globe. Individuals who are connected with the association are tenaciously doing look into work for the strengthening of yoga and unified science. 

    Shiva Yoga Peeth offers a few Yoga Teacher Training courses in all styles of yoga. Expound course structure helps understudies to learn and rehearse a few unwinding methods characterized in the antiquated yogic theory. This one of the finest spot to learn yoga in rishikesh. 

    Our Yoga Teacher Training course educator, Swami Sudhir, has an extensive variety of yoga learning from numerous nations and he is consistently promoting his insight. Swami Sudhir has additionally composed books on essential yoga for the advancement of others. 



  • 07 Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat)

    Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat)
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    Among the various picnic spots in Nainital, this is one of the most loved spots for tourists and residents alike. The Tiffin top is also famously known as the Dorothy's Seat. This place was built by the British Army officer Col J.P. Kellet. The name of the place was decided as such because people used to come here to have their food.

    Location: It is located at a height of around 2300 meters on the Ayarpatta hills. The place is around 4 KM drive from the Nainital town and it is quite convenient to get there.

    Highlights: From the place, you can have a look of the Nainital town in a 360 degree view. Also, you get a stunning view of the Kumaon hills from the Dorothy's seat.

    Best time to visit: You can visit the place any time you want as it has no time restrictions. You must consider the climatic conditions before going to the place.



  • 08 Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

    Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
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    Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the much popular Rajaji National Park. The park is a home to a couple of rare and common fauna such as the Himalayan goat, panther, leopard, deer and bear. This is today the most visited tourist destinations in the hill station of Mussoorie. You can spot several exotic and indigenous birds here including the red-billed blue magpie, mountain quails and White Capped Water Redstart that make this place a paradise for bird watchers. 

    Location: The Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 11 km from Library Point.

    Highlights: Besides the huge pine and fir trees, this wildlife sanctuary is filled with a number of medicinal plants. From this sanctuary one can catch spectacular views of the ice caped Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch peaks. Greenery, rate avifauna and the rich fauna make this place a must visit.

    Best Time: The park is open on all days between 07:00 am – 05:00 pm.


  • 09 Badrinath

    Badrinath
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    After a brief stopover in Auli, you can embark on a journey to one of the most pious pilgrim centres of India, Badrinath. The most important of the Char Dhams (Four Holy Places) in India, it lies in the shadow of the Nar and Narayana ranges below the mighty Nilkantha peak. 

    Situated on the banks of the Alaknanda River, it is one of the best places to visit near Auli. There are various legends surrounding the temples of Badrinath. The hike to this holy place usually begins from Joshimath. There are many sights to see around Badrinath that will just astound you! Thermal springs, Neelkanth Mountain and the confluence points of the huge Ganga River are just a few that will take your heart away. 



  • 10 Garjiya Devi Temple

    Garjiya Devi Temple
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    Jim Corbett National Park displays the backdrop for Garjiya Devi Temple located near Garjiya village near Ramnagar, Uttarakhand. The temple is seated on a large rock in the Kosi River where the Shakti is the presiding deity. One can reach the temple very easily by bus from Ramnagar bus station, around 30 KM is the distance from the bus station to the location. Kartik Poornima is the special occasion which would be attended by thousands of devotees and except monsoon season, every other season can be the suitable time to visit the temple. The visitors of Corbett National Park never miss this temple out and the vicinity is quite applauded. On the way to the top of the rock, one has to climb the steep steps which are an added on attraction.

  • 11 The Jhoola Devi Temple

    The Jhoola Devi Temple
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    The Jhoola Devi Temple of Ranikhet is an ancient relic built in the 8th century, located at 7 km from the town. The superior deity of this temple is Goddess Durga and is a believed at this temple, that Jhoola Devi has the powers to fulfil the longings of all her devotees. 

    The temple houses a clumps of holy bells tied to its walls that are known for granting wishes on being ringed. According to a mythology, this temple was built to seek Durga’s protection for the wild animals in the place. The statue of Goddess Durga is said to have been unearthed by a shepherd from a particular place after being guided so by the goddess herself in his dream. This temple is made on the same spot from where this idol was obtained.

    Timings: Opened daily from 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM.



  • 12 Aloo Khet

    Aloo Khet
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    Need a change from the usual albeit stunning mountain scenery and snowcapped hills? Head on over to Dhanaulti’s famous Aloo Khet (Potato Farm), located close to the main market of Dhanaulti. This farm is owned by the Government of Uttarakhand. Popular as a sunrise point, the place also offers a panoramic view of the Doon Valley. Tourists can hire horses to explore this unique and breathtaking spot. The farm produces a large quantity of potatoes, which are also supplied to other states of India.

    Ideal for nature lovers and avid photographers, marvel at tons of potatoes and the process in cultivating this staple vegetable.  Experience nature in it’s raw and rustic form as you make sure you add this destination to your places to visit in Dhanaulti.

    Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Best Time to Visit:  Summer months (May, June, July and August) in the winter season the farm will be covered with blankets of snow.



  • 13 Eco Park

    Eco Park
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    A sprawling lush Nature Park at Dhanaulti built in collaboration between the DFO Mussoorie and the residents of Dhanaulti, the Eco Park features a plethora of flora as well as the native Deodar, Oak & Rhododendron trees, also housing endangered birds adding to it’s natural beauty.

    The Eco Park is famous for it’s stunning sunrises and sunsets and provides ample activities like Flying Fox, Burma Bridge and much more.

    The park is also a stellar destination for fun hikes and treks filling your lungs with fresh crisp air and providing you with amazing views of Doon Valley and the Himalayas. This botanical wonder is the ideal place to visit for couples, families and children as well.

    Activities: Sky Walk, Flying Fox, Burma Bridge, Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking and Rock Climbing

    Timings: Opens at sunrise and closes at 6:00 PM



  • 14 Parmarth Niketan

    Parmarth Niketan
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    Parmarth Niketan is a genuine otherworldly safe house, lying on the sacred banks of Mother Ganga in the lap of the lavish Himalayas. They give best yoga teacher training in rishikesh. It is the biggest ashram in Rishikesh, giving its a huge number of pioneers who originate from all edges of the Earth with a spotless, unadulterated and consecrated climate and additionally inexhaustible, excellent patio nurseries. 

    With more than 1,000 rooms, the offices are an impeccable mix of current pleasantries and customary, otherworldly simplicity.Parmarth Niketan is situated in Swargashram, on the primary street, just on the banks of the sacrosanct Ganges River. 



  • 15 Jharipani Falls

    The enchanting Jharipani Fall offers a splendid view of the Shivalik Range, shrubs, creepers and the species of wild flowers. On the other end of the waterfall lies the beautiful Doon Valley and step farming fields that amplify the beauty of the place. 

    Location: Jharipani Falls is located near the Jharipani village and is about 7 km away from Mussoorie.

    Highlights: The Jharipani Falls is an ideal place for practicing some adventure sports and picnicking. It is definitely a must visit for all. With the backdrop of the scenic waterfalls, forested hills and the tranquility of the nature, make it a sight to capture in photographs.

    Best Time: This Jharipani Falls is open on all days from sunrise to the sunset. However, the morning hours when the climate is a little cool can be the best suited time for visit.

    Cost: There is no entry fee levied for exploring the Jharipani Fall.


  • 16 Haidakhan Babaji Temple

    Haidakhan Babaji Temple
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    Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Haidakhan Temple is a Hindu temple located in Chilianuala of Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand at a distance of about 4 km from the famed hill station of Ranikhet. It was constructed by Shri Haidakhan Maharaj who is said to be the manifestation (avatar) of Lord Shiva. 

    The devotion and the holy location of this beautiful temple attract large number of devotees and tourists from across the globe. One can get a stunning view of the giant Himalayan peaks including Pancha Chooli, Nanda Devi and Trishul Parvat from the vicinity of this temple. All the people visiting this place are embraced equally and is an ideal place for rejuvenating and refreshing you from the regular hustling and bustling of the hectic city life.

    Timings: Opened daily from 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM.



  • 17 Dhanaulti Adventure Park

    Dhanaulti Adventure Park
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    Dhanaulti is the perfect destination for a mix of leisure and adventure. Blessed with towering hills, snowcapped mountains and stunning  views it’s an abode for an abundance of adventure sports and activities. Dhanaulti Adventure Park uses this destination’s varied and rugged landscape to it’s fullest with a variety of thrilling and adrenaline pumping activities like Zip lining through thickets of forests, mountain biking through winding mountain trails, rappelling and trekking across majestic mountains, camping in the stunning outdoors and much more.

    Also featuring the Snow Adventure Zone a sprawling meadow covered with white snow making it the perfect location for a plethora of exciting activities like the Sky Walk.

    The best part about the Dhanaulti Adventure camp is that it’s got something for everyone making it the perfect place to visit for families and large groups of friends.

    Activities: Sky Bridge, Sky Walk, Zip Lining, Zip Swing, Rock Climing, Rappeling, Trekking, Mountain Biking, ATV Ride, Paragliding and Camping.

    Approximate Price: 300 INR to 10,000 INR



  • 18 Sahastradhara

    Sahastradhara
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    The idea of an ideal vacation is to admire the exquisiteness of the environment and to attain peace in its captivating aura. Witness nirvana at Sahastradhara in Dehradun and forget about all your tensions and stress. It is popularly known for its serene vista.

    The word Sahastradhara means 'Thousand fold spring'. The beauty of this waterfall during the rainy season is spellbinding. The water here contains Sulphur and is said to have medicinal properties. The magnificent waterfall and the alluring atmosphere make this place a perfect getaway. Spend some quality time with your peeps here and share some joyous moments.

    Timings- 7 AM To 7 PM



  • 19 Vishwa Shanti Yoga

    Vishwa Shanti Yoga
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    V.S Yoga School Rishikesh - RYS 200, 300 and 500 Hour private Yoga Teacher Training in India. Yoga Alliance USA affirmation on Hatha Yoga. Yoga aashram for learning yoga in rishikesh. It is one of the well known Intensive yoga showing courses intended for fledglings, middle and propelled level yoga specialists who need to learn yoga for their self-improvement and/or to wind up proficient yoga educator. 

    Yoga training has been one of the real fields of study in (Rishikesh) India. Here are the colleges and schools educating conventional yoga in college educational modules; organizations showing yoga as expert course tailing one or a greater amount of the shifted yoga ways.

    Ashrams offering day by day yoga classes and Yoga Alliance USA ensured yoga schools giving concentrated 200, 300 and 500 hour yoga TTC courses that are intended to set up an individual get to be ready to show yoga in its most genuine sense. Intention that exists in is spread of profound mindfulness in individuals around the world, one by one, bunch by gathering.



  • 20 Lands End

    Lands End
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    If you want to have a stunning view from a mountain top, Lands end is probably one of the best places to head. The best part about this spot is that visitors don’t need to climb much and can reach the place which is rightly named as Lands end.

    Location: Lands end is at a distance of around 4 KM from the town. Transportation and reaching there is not a hassle and you can easily get to the place. You can walk up to the top or simply ride on a horse back to reach the Lands end.

    Highlights: The view is something which people visit the place for. The top view from the mountain is exhilarating and lets you view the plains and the Khurpa Tal. Overall, the mountain is surrounded by beautiful villages and pine forests all over. The place will get you a nice touch with nature if you haven't had it lately.


  • 21 Bhatta falls

    Bhatta falls is a recently developed picnic spot located close to Mussoorie. It has today become a great tourist attraction for anyone who visits the city. The picturesque beauty that envelopes this place is bound to leave the visitors spell bound.

    Location: It is Located about 7 km from Mussoorie and lies on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Road. The Bhatta falls is 27 km from the Dehradun railway station and 50 km from the Jolly Grant Airport.

    Highlights: The Bhatta falls is a trekkers' paradise as you’ll have to walk some kms in order to reach the place. After you reach here, there are plenty of things that you can do to recreate yourself in the lush greenery and the beauty of the place. You can even splash in the freshwater of the Bhatta Falls. It has some small eateries where visitors can enjoy the delicious noodles, boiled eggs, soup, tea or coffee.

    Cost: Entry is free here.


  • 22 Mussoorie Lake

    Mussoorie Lake is the freshly developed tourist spot developed by the City Board. It is an ideal destination or boating or a day out for picnic. This is regarded as the A one lake and is visited by a number of visitors all round the year. There are some shops that sell eateries here.

    Location: The Mussoorie Lake is located just 6 km before Mussoorie in the Dehradun- Mussoorie road. It is in close proximity to the Dehradun Railway Station (28 km) and Jolly Grant Airport (50 kms).

    Highlights: The Mussoorie Lake allows you to steal some quiet and romantic moments with your loved one.

    Best Time: It is open all round the year. Ideal time to carry out boating in the lake is from 8 in the morning to 7 in the evening. Place looks even more beautiful during the rainy season.

    Price: Entry to the Mussoorie lake is paid at INR 15 per person.


  • 23 Maa Yoga Ashram

    Maa Yoga Ashram
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    Maa Yoga Ashram is a backup of Arogyadham. Headquartered at Muzaffernager, UP, India, the guardian organization represents considerable authority in peopling to mend and adjust brain, body and soul so balance can be built up and ideal wellbeing and satisfaction might be accomplished. They give best yoga teacher training in rishikesh. 

    This is polished in an all encompassing, non-obtrusive, characteristic way, using the standards of Ayurvedic Science and Yogic Sciences. Nunc tortor bet, accumsan vel malesuada vulputate, tempus quis dolor. One of the renowned yoga ashrams in rishikesh. In ut purus nulla. Etiam tincidunt pharetra metus eget ultricies. Whole number mi risk, laoreet 



  • 24 Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram

    Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram
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    Akhanda, like the word yoga in Sanskrit, implies unbreakable, unbroken custom, whole, and entirety. They give the best yoga teacher training in rishikesh. Akhanda is the main expression of an extremely motivating Vedic mantra, Akhanda mandala karam – This Cosmos and the show universe is one resolute element. 

    Akhanda Yoga is the name we have distinguished the teachings and way to deal with class styles of Yogi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) and Chétana Panwar through their association, World Conscious Yoga Family. A surely understood spot to learn yoga in rishikesh. 


    Their expectation for Akhanda Yoga is to offer comprehensive, incorporated Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) projects and yoga classes with an accentuation on the adjusted sequencing of asana, pranayama, unwinding, mantra and contemplation and also exchanges and readings on the yogic way of life and yoga reasoning. This necessary way to deal with yoga classes is planned to give understudies access to a greater amount of the assorted teachings and methods that the yoga framework brings to the table. 



  • 25 Patanjali International Yoga Foundation

    Patanjali International Yoga Foundation
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    One of the famous yoga ashrams in rishikesh. Patanjali Yoga is faithful to the first source taken from the Ancient Sanskrit books. Yoga Style incorporates physical asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra, kriya, chakra and different reflection strategies, as depicted in the antiquated sacred texts of the sage Patanjali. 

    The preparation program incorporates Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC) 200 or 500 hrs, Yoga-Ayurveda Therapy Course (YATC) 200hrs, concentrated one month course, classes, workshops and retreats. Cooperation and meeting the course necessities entitles the understudy with declaration perceived and enlisted with administration of India. 

    In the event that you afre wanting to learn yoga in rishikesh at that point this is the ideal spot. Both YTTC and YATC courses are appropriate for all level of genuine yoga understudies. 

    These courses are not just for understudies who need to wind up yoga educator additionally reasonable for understudies who need to experience yoga hone, yoga withdraws, yoga advantages, wellbeing through yoga, right learning and profound data about yoga.



  • 26 Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

    Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve is an ideal gateway for anyone who relishes a walk in the lap of the nature. It is adventurous and fun.

    Location: Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve is spread over a land of 100 acres on the Mussoorie Dhanolti road close to Jabarkhet. The reserve lies at a distance of 15-km via taxi ride from the heart of the hill-station of Picture Palace.

    Highlights: It boasts of some half a dozen, 3-4 km well marked hiking trails that are used for the guided nature walks, bird watching along with trail maps and pocket field nature guides.

    Tip for visitors: Do carry your own eatables and lots of water since there are no tea stalls for you to refresh yourself. There are no tents, hotels or premises for you to rest.

    Cost: The entry fee to the Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve is very nominal. There are annual membership plans to ensure that there is no uninvited walk-ins.


  • 27 Joshimath

    Joshimath
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    One of earliest maths (temples ) created by Adi Shankaracharya, Joshimath is also known at Jyotirmath and is a common destination for both devotees and adventurers amongst places to visit in Auli. The biggest draw to this peaceful abode is that it is the gateway to Badrinath Temple and Hem Kund and the starting point for man treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. 

    Joshimath is best known as the place sanctified by the presence of devotees and enlivened by the spirits of thousands of trekkers who come here each year. The destination is perched at a height of 1,890m above sea level and is sited in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. What’s more? It is also the confluence of the mighty Dhauliganga and Alaknanda Rivers at Vishnuprayag. 

    The view of the tall, towering and majestic mountains while these rivers giggle at your feet is truly marvelous and unforgettable.



  • 28 Gita Bhavan

    Gita Bhavan
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    Another not to be missed places to visit in Rishikesh, Gita Bhawan is also located on the banks of the Ganga River and is adorned by the enchanting charm of the Himalayas. Comprising of a large complex, it serves as an institute where a devotee can learn about Hinduism to a large extent along with participating in many religious and cultural events as well.

    The institute offers free food, stay and education to the pilgrims. People living within the bhawan participates in daily prayers and sadhana along with mediation and other necessary activities. Visitors to Gita Bhawan can also participate in all the activities and can also enjoy pure-vegetarian meals and other facilities at a minimal price.

    It also offers free boat rides and has a dispensary that offers free ayurvedic treatments and medicines made according to the religious scriptures with the holy water from the Ganges. With ample of meditation places and bathing ghats, it offers a pleasant and soothing ambience to indulge in Ganga dip and other religious activities.

  • 29 Kedarnath

    Kedarnath
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    Kedarnath temple is the one key factor that conferred fame upon Kedarnath town in Uttarakhand. As it is flanked by snow-clad peaks, Kedarnath remains one of the important tourist destinations. 3583 meters above sea level is the seat of this town near Chorabari Glacier. The backdrop of Kedarnath is obviously the signature of this small town, captivating Himalayan peaks and lush greenery adorn the barren land very well. The shores are cuddled by the chilling Mandakini River which upholds the beauty of the town to the next level. Kedarnath temple but will be closed during heavy snowfall and the native people will also be shifted to nearby villages to prevent them from the consequences of the thick snow cover around. The 16 KM long trekking route along Gaurikund is the challenge one will face while going to Kedarnath but the views from the top are worth facing this challenge.

  • 30 Hemkund

    Hemkund
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    During winter the pathways to Hemkund Sahib Temple, a famous Sikh pilgrim centre in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand remain inaccessible due to the thick snow cover around. Located at an elevation of 15200 meters, the temple is known for extending a long trekking path of 13 KM that starts at Govindghat and a challenging trek up to 1100 meters height through stone paved paths to reach the top. Devotees of Guru Gobind Singh Ji flood to the temple in a large number every year and in the month of May, pilgrims arrive here and repair the damaged roads that lead to the top. A glacial lake and seven mountain peaks adorn the temple very much. Also, the possibility of Acute Mountain Sickness remains huge here and the visitors are requested to be physically fit before climbing the altitude.

  • 31 The Beatles Ashram

    The Beatles Ashram
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    What do Beatles have in common with India? It’s The Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh.The Beatles are most renowned for their universal appeal and their flare but they are also popular for their travels to Rishikesh. The Beatles Ashram is a beautiful testament to the grandeur that was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo and George Harrison’s Beatles and has a lot of memoirs and artifacts that give information about their time in India and their interaction with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 

    It was also the spot where they formulated a lot of their songs and some albums were even created there. For Beatles fans or fan of their genre of music, this is a definite place to add to their list of things to do in Rishikesh.

    Best Season: The Aashram can be visited throughout the year.



  • 32 Shopping at Tibetan Market

    Shopping at Tibetan Market
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    Lighten your pockets a little, because things to do in Dehradun are incomplete without Shopping. The popular Tibetan market is based near Parade Ground Road and also near Rispana Pul in Dehradun.These markets are extremely well-known for its multi coloured woollen garments.

    They are run by the Tibetan community and their culture is showcased in the handicrafts and Garhwali jewellery sold here. One can also purchase stunning wind chimes and a variety of wooden art pieces. Savour the delicious momos and the popular hot noodles with butter soup, served at the Tibetan Market. So collect some souvenirs and cherish the memories from Dehradun.

    Timings- 10 AM to 10 PM

  • 33 Swami Dayananda Ashram

    Dayananda Ashram Rishikesh is arranged on the banks of the Holy Ganga, far from the significant vacation destinations. It is an interesting community for the investigation of Vedanta and Sanskrit; special as in the classes are directed in English yet the adherence and love to the antiquated custom of instructing (Sampradaya) is all out. There is a sanctuary committed to Lord Siva as Gangadharesvara confronting the Ganga.

    The fundamental address corridor additionally confronts the Ganga. This one of the finest spot to learn yoga in rishikesh. There is a library with more than 5000 titles on different subjects, i.e. Vedanta, Sanskrit Grammar, Indian and western philosphies, Religion and Yoga.

    There is additionally a Yoga studio where normal Iyengar Yoga camps are led. The ashram was built up amid the 1960s by Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who is a globally perceived instructor of Vedanta and chief researcher of Sanskrit

  • 34 Vyasa Yoga Peeth

    Vyasa Yoga Peeth
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    Yoga can do marvels. Recuperate the inhalable. Assuage the harried personality. Save an existence. Bring forth genuine affection in your heart that has long neglected to grin or share straightforwardly in this world brimming with questions and realism. 

    We exhort on the off chance that you need to Vyasa Yoga Peeth advances and spread this extremely antiquated craft of the old holy people from the Arya Samaj to enhance the personal satisfaction of the millions.

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  • 35 George Everest's House

    George Everest's House is set at the Mall Road and has long been the home to the much popular Welsh surveyor and geographer, Sir George Everest. The geographer just couldn’t stay untouched by the scenic beauty of the Mussoorie and hence planned to live here for thirty years. His house is today one of the most popular tourist spots.

    Location: The George Everest's House is situated about 6 km from Library Bazaar and can be reached easily via cars or rented taxi. On one side of the Sir George Everest House lies the verdant Aglar River valley and on the other end lies the snow-capped Himalayas.

    Highlights: The George Everest's House was built in the year 1832 and this building showcases some of the most interesting facts about the life and the personality of Sir George Everest.

    Best Time: It is open all days of the week from 10 AM to 6 PM.


  • 36 Devprayag

    Devprayag
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    Around 74km from Rishikesh, Devprayag is yet another gorgeous places to visit near the city! A quaint and beautiful town in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, it is the place where the gurgling Alaknanda River meets the Bhagirathi River and becomes the holy Ganges! Located at an elevation of 830m, the prismatic beauty of the town and its religious significance owes to its growing tourism.

    According to the locals, Devprayag us holier than Haridwar and has several holy spots that can purify one's mind and soul! A natural water spring called Baitalshila within the town is known to have high medicinal properties and is believed to cure leprosy.

  • 37 Sivananda Ashram

    Sivananda Ashram
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    Those who look forward to take part in some spiritual outing in Uttarakhand, then Sivananda Ashram would be a great choice. Swami Sivananda was the founder of this ashram which is also known as the Divine Life Society. Rishikesh as all of us know is albeit holy and it comes in terms with more spirituality through this Ashram; thousands of devotees arrive here to indulge in the most peaceful prayers and to witness the architecturally brilliant building as well. The yoga classes provided at the Ashram makes it popular among natives as well as foreigners who visit Rishikesh. Iyengar is the specialization here and there are separate classes for men and women. One point never to be missed out is the presence of the holy Ganga on the side of the Ashram, it flows so quietly to extend all its purity and blessings to the surroundings of this beautiful Ashram.

  • 38 Bhalu Dam

    Bhaludam, is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Ranikhet. It is a small lake made artificially.  Located at a distance of 3 km just below the Chaubattia Orchard. The lake was built in 1903 by the British Government. The dam site is nourished with natural beauties, panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains, calmness and scenic surroundings. 

    The small but beautiful garden nearby the dam is serene and tranquil. The singing of birds, the cool breeze and snow-capped valleys makes the dam area a perfect holidaying spot for the nature loving tourists all around the world. The dam site is open for tourists all through the year.

    Timings: Opened daily from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.



  • 39 Rajaji National Park wildlife safari

    Rajaji National Park wildlife safari
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    Do not forget to add Rajaji National Park to your things to do in Dehradun list. If you are a nature lover, then this place is a heaven on earth for you. Capture the mesmeric panorama and the flora and fauna in your cameras. This place is an abode to approximately 400 species of birds.

    There are also several animals in the Park like the Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Cheetah, hog deer, barking deer, Leopard Cat, Civets, Himalayan Yellow-Throated Marten, Sloth Bears, Pythons, King Cobra, Common Krait, Indian Cobra and the Monitor Lizard, Asian Elephant and many more. The best way to travel around the park is to go for the wildlife jungle safari and explore the wilderness with family and friends.

    Safari timings - Morning 06:00 AM to 10:00 AM,Afternoon 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM.



    Top Things To Do in Rajaji National Park wildlife safari

  • 40 Naina Peak

    Naina Peak
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    Want a stunning view of the snow capped Himalayas from Nainital? Naina peak is the place you must head to. The road which gets you there is through a pleasant forest of deodar, cypresses and rhododendrons. It is quite a beautiful experience both reaching there as well as on top of the mountain.

    Location: The peak is at a distance of 6 KM from Mallital where you can get a bus or some other public transportation facilities to take you to the top.

    Highlights: What people love most about the place is the view of snow capped Himalayas from Naina peak. It is something which makes the whole experience worthwhile. Naina peak is also the highest peak of Nainital through which you get a bird's eye view of the whole city, the Himalayas and the Kumaon hills. The atmosphere there is calm and serene which makes the experience even better.


  • 41 The Mall road

    The Mall road
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    The Mall road is the central hub of the Mussoorie and is definitely a must visit on your trip to the city. It has a bunch of places, couple of things and plenty of activities to do when on a vacation to the Mall Road.

    Location: The Mall road is located at a distance of some 15 km from the Kempty Falls.

    Highlights: The visit to the Mall road is enough to give you greater insight to the city. There are a bunch of restaurants, shops and other establishments located here. Some of the hotels found here include Hotel Silver Rock, Hotel Hamers, Honeymoon Inn, Hotel Drive Inn, Tulip Inn Green Castle, Hotel Mall palace, Howard International and more. The restaurants that you can try include the Kalsang, The Rice Bowl, Udupi restaurant. You can try out a range of dishes from all parts of the country here.



    Best Time: Can be visited at any hour of the day.


  • 42 Happy Valley

    Happy Valley is exceptionally popular for housing the Municipal Garden, IAS Academy and the Tibetan temples. It is very popular for the estates, temples and the gardens. The tourists who visit this place can also take a walk to the Kala School from Happy Valley that leads to the Hathipaon Park Estate.

    Location: Happy Valley is situated on the western side of the Library Point. From there on it leads to the Cloud’s End which is a place where the geographical borders of Mussoorie cease.

    Highlights: Some key facilities available at the Happy Valley include the bathroom facilities, lockers or storage facility and more. Length of your journey to the Happy Valley can be about 1 to 2 hours.

    Best Time: The most ideal time to visit the Happy Valley is during the month of March and June. Choose to explore the Happy Valley during the day hours.


  • 43 Chattrakund

    Walk into this stunning watershed of crystal clear blue waters, the lake of Chattarkund is located just minutes ahead of Gurso Bugyal. 

    This fairytale place of picturesque views will enchant you to no end as it will enchant you with its peace and serenity. Put this place on your map of Auli Sightseeing and feel the calm and placid landscape.



  • 44 Trishul Peak

    Trishul Peak
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    Amongst all the major peaks of the Himalayan range, Trishul is one of the most famous and challenging climbs for an avid trekker or trekking enthusiast. Looked from a distance, the beauty of Trishul along with the other mountain peaks in this range, is simply breathtaking and its pristine beauty draws tourists from all over the world.

    Climbing Trishul is not an easy task as it is mainly accomplished by experienced climbers.

    Treks to the summit of mt Trishul are held every year and experienced guides will lead you. Although it is highly recommended that seasoned trekkers and not beginners attempt this herculean trek.  For a nature lover,  marveling at this majestic mountain during sunrise or sunset is a pure thrill.

    Best season to visit: Ascending Mt Trishul is viable in the months of July, August and September. 



  • 45 Bhadraj Hill

    Bhadraj Hill
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    Besides the regular fare of extremely picturesque mountain-views, the Bhadraj trekking trail leads you into contrasting landscapes. While the northern slopes are carpeted with dense forests, vast grasslands are characteristic of the southern slopes. The Milkman’s Trail is highly used by trekking enthusiasts, and the best season to visit is post-monsoon—although it’s open throughout the year. Bhadraj Hill provides much-needed respite from Delhi’s insolent summer sun, and is of moderate difficulty.

    Distance from Delhi: 332 Kilometers approximately

    Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station



  • 46 Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
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    Being a source of the Bhagirathi River, the River Gaumukh is considered as the true source of the River Ganga. A trek of 18 kms from Gangotri takes you to Gaumukh, the surreal and peaceful area that provides the panoramic views of Bhagirathi peaks.

    Tapovan 4300 meters is situated beyond Gaumukh and consists of the magnificent meadows situated at the foot of mount Shivling. The trekking trail is usually gentle, but gets perilously steep at places. The trek is a combined experience of trekking, bouldering, rock climbing and glacier traversing.

    On reaching Tapovan, you get to see the mesmerising view of the beautiful snow capped peaks swathed in sunlight. Another attraction of this trekking trail is the sight of Akash Ganga, the actual river Ganga that flows from the Jata of Lord Shiva according to popular belief, bathing the Shiva Linga. The surrounding beauty and tranquility of Tapovan will mesmerize, ease and calm your mind.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 11 Days
    Altitude: 4450 m



  • 47 Majkhali

    Majkhali
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    Situated at a distance of 13 km from Ranikhet, this beautiful sightseeing spot is a must visit. Offering stunning views of Mount Trishul, the spot is ideal for nature lovers.  An action packed afternoon here will include a lazy picnic, some outdoor games and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. 

    Away from the hustle bustle of city noise, you can enjoy melodious sounds of quiet surroundings and the soft chirping of birds. For the more adventurous, there are a number of walking trails around the foothills.

    Timings: Opened daily from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.



  • 48 Sadhana Mandir

    Sadhana Mandir
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     Established in 1966 on the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh, India, Sadhana Mandir Trust was set up by Swami Rama as a global retreat community for earnest hopefuls to practice contemplation in a profoundly raising environment. Far from the hurrying around of Rishikesh, settled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Sadhana Mandir is situated on the banks of the blessed stream Ganges.

     Encompassed by delightful blossoming gardens, mango trees and a lotus lake, a peaceful and tranquil environment pervades the ashram making it perfect for sadhana. This one of the celebrated spot to learn yoga in rishikesh. 

     The Himalayan Tradition is no less than 5,000 years of age. It is connected to an unbroken ancestry of sages who kept this custom alive through oral direction and individual otherworldly start. Adi Shankara set up the plain request around 1,200 years prior however renunciates had as of now lived in an unbroken ancestry from the Vedic period.



  • 49 Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

    Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
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    Kilbury bird sanctuary is the ultimate destination for anyone who loves watching birds. Due to this reason, it is also called as the bird watcher's paradise. Most of the people who visit the place are frequent visitors who take time out of their lives to watch birds and fulfil their desires. This sanctuary is placed in midst of the reserved forest of Nainital.

    Location: Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is at a distance of 12 KM from Nainital. You can choose to reach here through any convenient public transport or your private vehicle. Many affordable options like taxis are available from Nainital to bring you here.

    Highlights: The bird sanctuary has more than 580 different species of birds which is a delight for all the bird lovers. Some of the most famous birds which are a part of this sanctuary include Brown wood owls, white throated laughing thrushes, forktails and many other birds.


  • 50 Sariyatal

    Sariyatal
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    This is one of the most beautiful lakes in the city of Nainital. Residents and tourists both just love the place for the tranquil ambience it provides. It also has a Himalayan Botanical garden nearby which you can visit if you are interested in different varieties of flowers. It is a great place for the study of botany and science.

    Location: The place is 5 KM from the main town of Nainital. It falls on the way to Kaladhungi.

    Highlights: Although this lake is a bit small compared to other big lakes, it is quite beautiful and one of the places tourists love to visit. It is calm, serene and makes you feel better. The lake is surrounded by nature in the form of trees which makes the experience even better.

    Price: The entry ticket is just Rs. 20 but it is totally worth it and for tourists, it is a must visit place.


  • 51 Trek to Surkanda Devi

    Trek to Surkanda Devi
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    It is one of the finest trek for trekking in rishikesh. Surkhanda Devi Temple is around 8 km. from Dhanolti on the engine street running from Mussoorie to Chamba and is associated with Narendra Nagar which is around 61 km. what's more, with Tehri which is around 41 km. by engine streets in Uttaranchal. To achieve the sanctuary one needs to leave the Mussoorie-Chamba street at Kadu Khal and climb a precarious rising of around 1.5 km. by walking.

    As per the legend, Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, surrendered her life in the arguement with her dad, as Prajapati Daksha was not prepared to acknowledge Shiva as her girl's spouse. So he began oppose Him transparently, and in this way the resisting of her dear spouse made her abandon her body. We as a whole know then that how Shiva hit the dance floor with the dead assemblage of Sati, irately and how by the Sudarshan Chakra the body was isolated part by part. Shiva went through this spot on his way back to Kailash with the dead collection of Sati whose head fell at the spot where the advanced sanctuary of Surkhanda Devi stands. Surkhanda Devi sanctuary is at a height of 2903 m and ringed by thick woodlands in a purified spot.

    Location – About 33.9 km, 57 mins far from The Mall Rd Mussoorie and 113 km, 2 hours 10 mins far from Devaprayag, Uttarakhand, India

    Difficulty Level: Average





    Top Things To Do in Trek to Surkanda Devi

  • 52 Dhanaulti

    Dhanaulti
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    Located within a radius of 95km from Rishikesh, this scenic hill station in Uttarakhand is known for its pleasant climate, bountiful nature and plenitude of tourism options. Perched at a height of 2,286m above the sea level, it is cossetted with thick and dense pine, cedar, deodar and rhododendron forests.

    An ideal place to enjoy the most alluring views of the peaks like Swargarohini, Nanda Devi and the Bandarpunch Ranges, this hill station is gaining considerable amount of attention and is gradually turning into a tourism hub. During your visit to Dhanaulti, do not miss the chance to indulge in adventure sports like flying fox, Burma Bridge and horse riding; the gorgeous locales and the lush surroundings of the hill station make it an ideal place for these thrilling activities.

  • 53 Beatles Ashram

    Beatles Ashram
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    Most of your teenage or college days might have passes admiring the songs of the favourite band called 'Beatles', but do you know your favourite band once visited a quaint ashram in Rishikesh to attend a special meditation programme? Yes, it was in the year 1968, the entire group of Beatle flew down to India to meet a saint called Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and practice some advanced meditation programme under his flagship.

    Following this phenomenal visit, the ashram gained instant popularity and was named as the 'Beatles Ashram'; the visit also made it one of the renowned places to visit in Rishikesh. Located on the foothills of the Himalayas, though the ashram was abandoned in 1997, the complex buildings and the stone-huts can still be found standing strong in their place. It is one of the very few places in Rishikesh that are pretty tough to find.



    According to the recent plans of the regional government, the ashram will soon reopen as a museum that will showcase its delightful history and contribution to the society. To add more, one should know that the span of time Beatles group stayed in this ashram, is considered as one of the most productive periods for the band!

  • 54 Kalindi Pass Trek

    Kalindi Pass Trek
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    Kalindi pass is considered as one of the most arduous treks of the Himalayas. This trek is suitable for physically fit and adventure loving trekkers who possess the abilities of mountaineering and high altitude trekking. It is indeed a thrilling and nail-biting experience.

    During this trip, trekkers can visit some of the most famous Hindu pilgrimages on the way. This place is a home to some of the most protected mammals like bulbuls, owls, cuckoos, bearded vulture, golden eagle,  Himalayan snow cock, brown bear and so on.

    Best season: July - September
    Duration: 12 Days
    Altitude: 5946 m 



    Top Things To Do in Kalindi Pass Trek

  • 55 Dodital Darwa Top Trek

    Dodital Darwa Top Trek
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    Dodital, also known as Dodi Lake, is situated at a height of 3,024 meters north of Uttarkashi. The Dodi Lake is believed to be a sacred lake as it is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesha. The trek will take you through vast lands covered by rhododendrons and oak trees. Although a long walk, but the trek to Dodital is pretty easy.

    The pristine waters are flanked by thick rhododendrons, deodar, pine and oak woods. The lake is famous for rare species of fish such as the Golden Trout called Dodi in the local language. You will also find a small Ganesha temple near the lake. It is an ideal place for taking rest and organizing recreational activities such as bird watching, boating and angling.

    The Darwa top is situated at a distance of 5km from Dodital and the elevation is 13,300 feet. The trek from Dodital to the Darwa top is an uphill climb which will take you through thick birch forests and open meadows. However, on reaching the top, the panoramic view of the Bandarpunch and Swargarohini ranges will take your breath away.

    The trek to Hanumanchatti from Dodital through Darwa top can be completed in two days. This is followed by an ascent towards yamunotri via the upper stretches of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas. During the trek to yamunotri from Dodital, the trekkers encounter dense virgin forests and high reaching grasslands.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 10 Days
    Altitude: 4150 m



    Top Things To Do in Dodital Darwa Top Trek

  • 56 Sunset Points

    Sunset Points
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    Ranikhet consists of many sunset points that provide view of the snow capped Himalayan Mountains. These points are considered one of the most beautiful places to visit in Ranikhet. The most prominent amongst these include Machkhali located near woodvilla point between Transit Camp and Ganiadeoli. 

    Also, on the site located on the road from Jhoola Devi Temple to Bhargaon. Most of the places boasts, mesmerizing beauty of the snow-capped Himalayan range soaked in varied hues of the setting sun, cannot be described in words. If you want to spend a peaceful holiday in the lap of Mother Nature and away from the bustling city, then these are places which are perfect for you.

    Timings: Opened daily from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.



  • 57 Surkanda Devi Temple

    Surkanda Devi Temple
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    Amidst clouds of fog and haze and abundant greenery and colourful flowers lies the Surkanda Devi temple, situated atop a hill near Dhanaulti hill station (about 8 KM) and Chamba (22 KM) in Tehri district of Uttarkhand is a peaceful religious abode attracting throngs of followers everyday.

    The temple provides a breathtaking panoramic 360 degree view of the Garhwal region. In the north, snow capped mountains of Himalayas can be seen (on a clear day). On the other side, you will see Rishikesh and the Dehradun valley. A variety of beautiful flowers and herbs are grown in abundance here. Also marvel at the variety of aieral species of the western Himalayas in this region.

    Best time to Visit: You can visit this temple all year round, but the best time to visit it is during the Ganga Dusshera Festival (from May – June) and indulge in the electric festival vibes. 



    Top Things To Do in Surkanda Devi Temple

  • 58 Astronomical Observatory

    Astronomical Observatory
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    This observatory known as the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences is a place for doing astronomical studies. It was built in the year 1955 to enhance the study in this field. This institute is funded by Department of Science and Technology.

    Location: The observatory is at a 4.5 KM distance from Nainital which you can easily reach through any means of transportation.

    Highlights: If you are interested in astrophysics and related domains, this place is something you must surely visit. With proper permission, you can have a look at the various celestial bodies through the telescope in the observatory.

    Best time to visit: The observatory is only open from 7 to 9 in the evening. If you want to visit the place, make sure that you visit it in the given times. You must plan your trip accordingly so that you don't miss out on this amazing place.


    Top Things To Do in Astronomical Observatory

  • 59 Snow View Point

    Snow View Point
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    If we check out the most visited tourist spots in Nainital, Snow view point is surely the most visited and loved spot by people all over. The mountain also has a temple to which residents worship. While you move in the cable rope, you can have a great view of the Nainital lake.

    Location: The point is around 3 Km from the town of Nainital and you can travel there through either cable rope or your car. If you are comfortable, you can also visit Snow view point by walking there or book a taxi if you prefer it.

    Highlights: From the top of the mountain, you can have a full view of the city which looks just marvelous. If you notice, there will be a place which says The highest mountain in the British empire. Before Sikkim became a part of India, Naina Devi was India's highest peak.


    Top Things To Do in Snow View Point

  • 60 Kainchi Dham

    Kainchi Dham
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    It is one of the most famous ashrams in our country. There are many followers of Kaninchi Maharaj who believe in his teachings. If you want to go through a spiritual journey, this place is a must visit.

    Location: It is at a distance of 9 KM from Bhowali and 17 KM from the town of Nainital.

    Highlights: The place was visited by tech legend Steve Jobs in his earlier days. He also advised Mark Zuckerberg to have a visit here. It is believed that the place enhances spiritual enlightenment of oneself and thus most of the people visit for the same reason. In the annual Bhandara held on June 15, more than 1 lakh people are fed at the place.

    Best time to visit: You can visit the place during anytime of the year however, if you want to stay inside Kanchi Maharaj-ji's ashram, you have to personally write a letter to the manager.


  • 61 Mukteshwar Temple

    Mukteshwar Temple
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    It is a 350 year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a famous tourist destination in Uttarakhand. There are many such temples throughout various states in India.

    Location: It is situated in the Kumaon Hills and is 51 KM from Nainital. Usually tourists prefer road vehicles to get to the place. However, if you prefer airways, the nearest airport is at Pantnagar and the nearest railway station is at 65 KM from the town.

    Highlights: From the temple, you will get a beautiful view of the Himalayas. People tend to enjoy the nice atmosphere and the stunning view from over the mountain top.

    Best time to visit: The summers are warm with moderate heat and a little rainfall sometimes. The place receives heavy rainfall during the rainy seasons. Winters usually have freezing temperatures. So, you can decide the best time for you to visit the place as per your preferences.


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  • 62 Library Bazaar

    Library Bazaar
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    Library Bazaar is the focal taxi and the bus terminal points to enter the township of Mussoorie. Popularly known as the KitaabGhar, the Library Bazaar is so called library found in the 1843 that is present on the first floor of the fantastic building. This is also one of the few libraries found in India.

    Location: The Library Bazaar is beautifully tucked between the Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Gurudwara Singh Sabha, the Amania mosque and the Christ church. It stretches up to the Mall road and is popular for its vegetarian and non-vegetarian serving restaurant, luxury and budget hotels, fancy showrooms, gift shops, dhabas, and the small shops to cater to the daily needs of the consumers. 

    Highlights: The architecture of the library bazaar speaks volumes about the colonial association of the building.

    Best Time: The library is open on all days between 09:00 am – 08:00 pm.

    Price: There is no entry fee.


  • 63 Gun Hill

    Gun Hill
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    Gun Hill is one of the most prominent tourist attractions for the tourists who visit Mussoorie. It is the second highest peak in Mussoorie. Irrespective of the time of the month, do carry woolen clothes with you. Views from the top of the Gun Hill peak are bound to leave you spell bound.

    Location: Gun Hill is situated at a small distance from the Mall Road.

    Highlights: Cable car ropeway that is one of the key adventure sports here. Other attraction is the balloon shooting which is great for people who wish to test their shooting skills.



    Best Time: The best time to visit Gun Hill is during the summer months of March and June. Avoid taking the ropeway between the time of 4:00pm and 6:00pm since this is the peak time for tourists.


  • 64 Kunjapuri Temple Trekking

    Kunjapuri Temple Trekking
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    Kunjapuri is positioned at a height of 1645 meters and lends a panoramic sight of the Himalayan peaks to the North and Rishikesh, Haridwar and the Doon valley to the South. Kunjapuri Temple trek is very much famous for trekking in rishikesh. Travelling towards Gangotri, about 6 kilometers from Narendra Nagar the road bifurcates at Hindola Khal, leading to the shrine, which is 5 kilometers further.

    Being a main religious place, 1000s of visitors come throughout the year especially throughout 'Navratras' (April and October). Grand Celebrations are held during the Dussehra festival.One can witness excellent sunrise or sun set on the Greater Hiamalayan Peaks and the vast Indo Gangetic plains.



    Top Things To Do in Kunjapuri Temple Trekking

  • 65 Trishul Peak

    Trishul Peak
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    There are a few peaks in the Garhwal and Kumaoni Himalayas that are as pretty and majestic as the Trishul Peak. The peak is so called because is presents not one but three distinct faces and facets of the mountain that can be clearly seen with the naked eye. It is the main meeting place where skiing enthusiasts gather for annual skiing events and competitions.

    The Trishul Peak is situated in the Kumaaon region. The peak rises to a level of 23,940ft and is the prettiest sight in the Himalayan Ranges where skiing is practiced professionally. The peak is also encircled by a national park and also has the Roopkund Lake at its base. Trishul peak is the perfect place to visit in Auli.



  • 66 Chandra Tal Trek

    Chandra Tal Trek
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    The ‘Moon Lake’, as it is popularly called, is the source of the Chandra River that flows through the divine mountains to become River Chenab in Pakistan. Owing to the absolute clarity of the vast skies above, the Chandra Tal changes colours as the day goes by—turning various hues of red, orange, blue and green. Trekkers flock to revel in the scenery, and is undoubtedly among the must-do treks from Delhi. The best months to trek to the Moon Lake is from June till October, and the gradients are moderately-easy.

    Distance from Delhi: 722 Kilometres approximately

    Nearest Railhead: Joginder Nagar (narrow-gauge), Chandigarh (broad-gauge)



  • 67 Benog Tibba

    Benog Tibba
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    Housed inside the Benog Mountan Quail Sanctuary in Mussoorie, the trek on Benog Hill is off the beaten track. Ridden with steep slopes, the mountainous terrain is also dotted with camping sites. So, if bonfire with friends is on your mind, the Benog Tibba trek will leave you spellbound. The adventure trail also passes in the vicinity of Kempty Falls, one of Mussoorie’s better-known waterfalls. The northern face of Benog Tibba is home to ‘Ghoral’—a rare mountain goat on the verge of extinction. The forest grows denser with ascent, and offers stunning panoramic vistas. The trails running across pose sufficient challenges, with difficulty levels ranging from easy to moderate. The months between October and April are pleasant, with the snowfall over pines adding a mystical touch.

    Distance from Delhi: 300 Kilometers approximately
    Nearest Railhead: Balawala Railway Station Junction



  • 68 Parmath Niketan Ashram

    Parmath Niketan Ashram
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    Nestled amidst the lap of the Himalayas and embraced by bucolic and lush greeneries, Parmarth Niketan Ashram along the banks of the sacred Ganga River is the largest ashram in Rishikesh. Visited by devotees from across the globe, it is known for its serene, salubrious, calm and tranquil ambience.

    With over 1,000 rooms for the devotees, it also offers some of the modern day amenities and facilities. A stay in Parmath Niketan Ashram will not only bring you closer to your inner-self, but will also awaken all your senses along with uplifting the state of your body, mind and soul! Religious and spiritual preaching here is believed to show you the ways to purify yourself and know more about the energy points within yourself. Yoga, meditation, spiritual classes, satsang, kirtan, Ganga Aarti and spiritual lectures are the daily curriculum of Parmarth Niketan Ashram.

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  • 69 Dodital Hanumanchatti Trek

    Dodital Hanumanchatti Trek
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    The trail from Dodital to Hanumanchatti is an amazing route and can be undertaken by first timers and experienced trekkers. If you wish for a breathtaking view of the Himalayas, this is the trekking trail for you. The tranquil and pristine Dodital lies beyond the canyon of the Bhagirathi River between Ganga and Yamuna river valleys.

    A little ascend will take you to the Darwa Top, 4450 meters from where the mighty Swargarohini, Bandarpunch seem so close that you will feel that you can touch them with the stretch of a hand.

    The route was originally used by local Gujjar shepherd who brought their cattle for grazing. The route was also occasionally used by sadhus to travel between the Gangotri and Yamunotri temples.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 10 Days
    Altitude: 4150 m



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  • 70 Robber's Cave

    Witness the miracle of Nature at the Robber’s Cave, which is approximately 8km from Dehradun. Robber’s Cave is a 600 M elongated naturally formed cave. A river passes through this cave making this place a perfect picnic spot for family and friends. 

    The weird and wonderful thing about this place is that a stream of water miraculously appears in the Robbers Cave and vanishes under the ground and then reappears a few yards further.  It is a very pristine and peaceful place and hence intrigues several tourists. Robber’s cave is a must-visit place when in Dehradun.

    Timings- 7 AM to 6 PM



  • 71 Shedup Choepelling Temple

    Shedup Choepelling Temple is often referred to as the Tibetan Buddhist Temple. It is today one of the most popular shrines in the region. The temple is established by the Tibetan community of Mussoorie and is a true exemplary of the Tibetan architecture. Clay lamps, surrounding blooming flowers, bright interior walls and the prayer flags amplify the beauty of the shrine.

    Location: The Shedup Choepelling Temple is nestled in the beautiful Happy Valley. To reach the Shedup Choepelling Temple follow the address, Happy Valley Road, Near IAS Academy, Mussoorie, Dehradun, 248179, Uttarakhand.

    Highlights: The Tibetan Buddhist Temple offers a beautiful view of the majestic snow-capped mountains and green valleys of Mussoorie.

    Price: There is no entrance fee levied.

    Best Time: The Shedup Choepelling Temple is open on all days but the best time to visit the temple is between 05:00 am – 12:00 pm and 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm.


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  • 72 Gurso Bugyal

    Gurso Bugyal
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    For those who are looking for an offbeat options for places to visit near Auli. A short but adventurous trek of 3km will land you at the mysterious Gurso Bugyal.  The trail passes through the valleys between the mountains of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Dron. The views of these majestic mountains while walking along the nature trails is truly majestic! 

    During the spring season, the region transforms into a huge green carpet under your feet and the clear blue sky over your head. Rising at a level of 3056m above sea level, it is decked up in pine, oak, rhododendron and conifer. Being just 1.5km from the last stop of the Auli Ropeway, it is an easy travel up to this gorgeous meadow which should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Auli.



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  • 73 Nanda Devi National Park

    Nanda Devi National Park
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    Located amidst the second highest peak in India, Nanda Devi,  is the outstanding Nanda Devi National park with houses some of the most spectacular species of high altitude flora and fauna in the region.

    Blessed with stunning views, mountainous atmosphere, abundant greenery and rich biodiversity this national park stands out from other wildlife sanctuaries. UNESCO has awarded the Nanda Devi National Park the title of a world heritage site. From the park you can marvel at the views of The Valley of Flowers, Badrinath Temple and the Hem kumb Sahib Temple.

    Best season to visit: Between the months of April to June. Other months witness severe snow and heavy rainfall. 



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  • 74 Golf Ground Ranikhet

    Golf Ground Ranikhet
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    Upat is a tiny town located in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas, at a distance of 5 km from Ranikhet. The town is popularly known for its 9 holes golf course managed by the Indian army. This Golf Course is also considered to be one of the highest in Asia.

     If you are crazy about golfing, you can definitely try playing a game here. Another major tourist attraction near Upat golf course is the one of the popular places to visit in Ranikhet is the ‘Kalika Temple’, dedicated to Goddess Kali. Situated at a distance of 1 km from Upat, in the town of Kalika, this temple is visited by many tourists coming to Ranikhet.



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  • 75 Chaubatia

    Considered as one of the best places to visit in Ranikhet, the ‘Chaubatia Garden’ is known for their exquisite orchards of peaches, apples, plums and apricots. Stationed at a distance of 10 km. from the heart of Ranikhet, these gardens are a pleasant spot for picnics and day outings.

    These gardens are also one of the best examples of step farming in the Himalayan region. This orchard comprises more than 200 varieties of fruits and flowers. A research laboratory is also situated within its vicinity. Accompanied with this, the surroundings of this place provides panoramic views of the snow clad mountain peaks of the majestic Himalayas, as well as  a few religious spots like Nanda Devi Temple, Trishul, Nandaghunti, and Nilkanth.

    Timings: Opened daily from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.



  • 76 Khurpatal Lake

    Khurpatal Lake
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    As the region of Nainital is famous for its lakes and various water bodies, Khurpatal lake is one such body which plays an essential role in supplying water to the town. These lakes make sure that residents can drink safe water and never fall short of it. There are hills and tall trees surrounding the lake which makes the location look more beautiful.

    Location: It is located in the Khurpatal town of Nainital. The place is just at a distance of 10 km from Nainital.

    Highlights: You can spot a lot of fishes here because it provides a natural habitat for many fish species. Even fishing activities are carried out here which suffices the need of fish eating habits in the region. If you notice, the lake resembles the color of an emerald. This is quite interesting for the tourists and they love to take pictures of this beautiful natural lake.



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  • 77 Eco Cave Gardens

    Eco Cave Gardens
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    It is one of the most popular gardens in Nainital which tourists often visit and apart from the visitors, even the residents come here often because of its nice atmosphere. The natural park is maintained and taken care by the local administration.

    Location: It is located at the Sukhatal region of Nainital and falls on the Kaladungi road. Reaching here is not a hassle as most of the transportation facilities are nearby.

    Highlights: There are many interconnected rocky caves as well as hanging gardens. The garden makes the most out of the hilly regions in which it is located. Even for children, it is a lot of fun due to the presence of a lot of activities on offer.

    Price: The price for adults is Rs. 20 and that for children is Rs. 10. If you want to carry a camera along, you have to pay a fee of Rs. 25 for the same.


    Top Things To Do in Eco Cave Gardens

  • 78 Mussoorie Heritage Centre

    Mussoorie Heritage Centre
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    Mussoorie Heritage Centre was commenced in the November 2013 with the idea of preserving and showcasing the Heritage of Mussoorie and the adjoining areas.

    Location: Mussoorie Heritage Centre is located at a distance of about 3 km from Library Bus Stand. This is a private enterprise that is situated on the Chamunda Peeth Temple Road in Mussoorie.

    Highlights: The Soham Heritage and Art Centre displays the tradition as well as the culture of the Himalayas by way of paintings on canvasses, sculptures, frescoes, murals and scrap art. Housing a collection of local heritage artifacts – clothes, musical instruments, vessels, jewelry among, other things, this heritage center is truly a must visit for all. Bird watching is an interesting activity to carry out here.

    Best Time: Mussoorie Heritage Centre is open on all days except Sunday. The visiting hours for the centre are 9 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM.


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  • 79 Lal Tibba

    Lal Tibba
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    In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit.

    Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.

    Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas.



    Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.


  • 80 Kempty Falls

    Kempty Falls
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    Kempty Falls is said to be one of the most prominent waterfalls in Uttarakhand. The falls are encircled by high mountain cliff. Since the water falls from a great height, it is believed that this water further divides in 5 different streams. Being present on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Highway, the Kempty Falls attracts a number of tourists from across the country.

    Location: Kempty Falls is located about 15 km from Mussoorie and lies at an altitude of about 4500 feet above the sea level. The sacred River Yamuna is about 12 kms from here.

    Highlights: Kempty Falls was initiated as a picnic spot in 1835 by the British officer John Mekinan. It has a perennial waterfall making it an interesting picnic spot for all. You can even take a bath under the fresh waters of the waterfall.



    Best Time to Visit: Summer months of March and June are ideal since the weather is pleasant.


  • 81 Chenab Lake

    In the Garhawal Himalayas, there are still some areas which are virgin and unexplored. One such trail is the one that will lead you to Chenab Lake. It is here that you can embark on serene and stunning trekking roads; it is especially perfect for those adventurists who love the company of untouched nature. 

    The area is off the beaten track and is almost inaccessible by motor vehicles or bikes. The best way to experience the untouched beauty of its serene nature is to start off on a trek of the valley or set up camp amidst the greenery.



  • 82 Auli Artificial Lake

    Auli Artificial Lake
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    Famously named as the world’s highest man-made lake, this scenic and transcendent lake is a must visit and definitely should be added to your list of things to do in Auli. This serene lake is located right next to the private hotel, Clifftop Club. 

    The government developed this lake in view of creating artificial snow on the new ski slopes in the event of low snowfall during certain seasons hindering the tourism for this Ski-Hotspot. The water from this lake is strategically used to feed the snow guns stationed along the ski slopes and thus provides a smooth skiing surface and extends the popular ski season.



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  • 83 Kafni Glacier Trek

    Kafni Glacier Trek
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    Kafni glacier is located southwards of Nanda Kot hill and on the Eastern side of the Pindar canyon. This tranquil and pleasant place has a unique charm which makes it a hotspot for tourists. It is rich in flora and fauna.

    Some of the famous Himalayan peaks near to Kafni glacier include Nandakot, 6860 meters and Nandabhanar, 6236 meters. The trek to Kafni glacier is at a distance of 12 kilometers from Diwali through Byali udayar, which is 8 kilometers from Diwali. The canyon is broader as compared to the Pindar and is blessed with spectacular natural beauty.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 10 Days
    Altitude: 4000 m



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  • 84 Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat

    Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat
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    Not a lot of places in Rishikesh can boast the peace and calm that one experiences at Triveni Ghat and that is saying a lot. Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat is a tranquil and peaceful experience that is sure to fill you with a sense of calm and quiet introspection. 

    The Ganga Aarti is performed as a mark of respect and devotion to Goddess Ganga and is attended by hundreds and thousands of locals and tourists every day. After sunset, the ghat lights up with the light from the lamps that are set afloat on leaf boats after the Aarti. It is truly a sight to behold and the power of spirituality can be truly understood and experienced making it a must thing to do in Rishikesh.

    Best Season: The Aarti is performed throughout the year.



  • 85 High Altitude Zoo

    High Altitude Zoo
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    The High Altitude zoo is a place every animal lover must visit. It has some of the most endangered as well as reserved animals which you can't see elsewhere. It was opened in the year 1995 and receives around 125,000 annual visitors.

    Location: It is located at a distance of just 2 KM from the Tallital bus stand but many visitors chose to climb up the hill without any transportation.

    Highlights: You will see there are many endangered animals from the Himalayas. Some of the famous animals include the Royal Bengal Tiger, Tibetan wolf, sambar, leopard cat and Himalayan bear. It was also home to India's only Siberian tiger but he died in the year 2011.


    Best time to visit: The zoo is open from Tuesday to Sunday and the timings are from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Plan your trip accordingly so that you can visit the place while it stays open.



  • 86 Vishnuprayag

    Vishnuprayag
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    Ideally placed in the mountains, Auli is also the base town to travel to the holy town of Vishnuprayag, where one can clearly see the two tributaries of Alaknanda and Dahuliganga merging together to form one single river. Vishnupruyag is actually one of the five places (Panchprayag) where the river meets its sister tributaries before transforming into the mighty Ganga River. 

    Vishnuprayag lies in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and is located at an elevation of 1,372m above sea level. At the banks of this majestic sight, one can also see a famous Vishnu temple that was built by the Maharani of Indore way back in 1889. You can spend hours here as you marvel the confluence point of these two water bodies which appear clearly in distinct colours. 

    This sight bordered by the tall Hiamalayan mountains and meadows is indeed a must visit on Auli Sigtseeing tour as it is just about 25km away! In the vicinity, you can also be charmed by the sight of the Kagbhusandi Lake, which is a stunning water body filled with emerald green water.



  • 87 Rishikund

    Rishikund
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    Translated in the local language, Rishikund means the 'Pond of the Sage' and is one of the most important places to visit in Rishikesh. A natural hot water spring, it is believed that a pious sage named Kubz was blessed by the Goddess Yamuna who promised to stay in Rishikesh forever.

    Located within a close proximity to the Triveni Ghat, the most commonly believed story behind this holy pond narrates that it was once a havan kund. During the ancient times, as the holy Ganges was not flowing nearby, it created a havoc among the people. To please Mother Ganges, few pious devotees performed yagna at this place and at their request, Goddess Yamuna appeared and stayed here forever.

    Other stories also says that it was once the bathing place of Lord Rama; dedicated to the lord and his wife Sita, Ragunath Temple was built beside Rishikund. On a clear day, you can witness the reflection of the temple on the surface of the pond. Devotees from various parts of the world flocks this Rishikesh tourist place and offer their prayers to the Goddess Yamuna and seek blessings of the other Gods as well.

  • 88 Haridwar

    Haridwar
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    Known as one of the most ancient and sacred cities in India, Haridwar is situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga River and is one of the few places near Delhi to visit at any time during the year, and if you are an ardent devotee, then there are specific times during the year that you can visit this place.

    Revered by Hindus all over the country, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest cities of India and widely known as home to the Panch Tirth (five pilgrimage destinations) and three Siddha Peetha (a place where desires get fulfilled). A pious and holy place, Haridwar is a haven for photographers who can capture the deep beauty of the place and raw Indian culture.

    Distance from Delhi: 208km

    Best time to visit: February to March and August to October

    Attractions: Har Ki Pauri, Holy Ganges, Shantikunj, Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi Temple

    Activities: Rafting, Temple Visits, Cable Car Ride, Boat Rides and Ghat Visits 



  • 89 Valley of Flowers Trek

    Valley of Flowers Trek
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    Amongst all the exhilarating trekking in Uttaranchal or Uttarakhand, the trek to the Valley of Flowers is known to be the most enchanting and mesmeric. Discovered in 1931 by Frank Smith, a vivid botanist, explorer and mountaineer, the locals still believes the valley to be the abode of the angels and fairies.

    The mystical and heavenly appearance, mesmeric beauty and the splendid outlook of the valley make it such.
    Originating from Ghangria; on the foothills of the Western Himalayas, this fascinating trek comprises of rugged terrains, narrow passages, enticing views of the nearby peaks and steep climbs.

     Ascending the strenuous terrains, it takes around a few hours to reach the main valley and upon reaching the flat land, one should spend enough time exploring and witnessing the wonders of the nature.

    Best season:
     Mid July to Mid August
    Duration: 6 Days
    Altitude: 3,600 m

  • 90 Har Ki Pauri

    Har Ki Pauri
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    It is just marvelous to have the views of Har Ki Pauri, a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar, especially in the evening, lit by thousands of lamps along with the glittering mountains in the backdrop. The name Har ki Pauri means the steps of Lord Shiva and the ghat witnesses many different festivities including the majestic Kumbh Mela in every 12 years, Ardh Kumbhmela in every 6 years. Thousands of devotees and pilgrims offering prayers here are an unusually usual sight every day. The Ganga Aarti happening in the evenings is very special to the pilgrims coming over, the lights are floated on the holy water as an offering to the lord. Being such an auspicious location, Har Ki Pauri brings forth high spirituality and refreshing attitude which in turn make the devotees keep attracted to the place again and again.

  • 91 Camel's Back Road

    Camel's Back Road
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    Camel's Back Road is one of the most visit locations in Mussoorie. A peaceful and calm walk in the lap of nature will assure absolute peace and calmness. It is a 3 km long road and is called as the Camel Back Road because of the presence of the natural layout of the rocks that are in the shape of the camel humps.

    Location: The Camel Back Road starts from the Library Point and goes up to the Kulri Bazaar. Dehradun railway station is 34 km from here and the Jolly Grant airport is 56 km from here.

    Highlights: From the Camel Back Road the visitors can enjoy the romantic sunrise and sunset with some snacks and the amazing backdrop of the Doon Valley.



    Best Time: You can visit the Camel’s Back road anytime but keep in mind during the summer months the road is extremely crowded especially during morning or evening.

    Cost: Admission to the road is free.


  • 92 Nanda Devi Peak

    Nanda Devi Peak
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    As one of the highest hill stations in India, Auli is located in the shadow of many other tall and towering peaks that give it the characteristic look of a snowy hill station. One such peak amongst them is the Nanda Devi. The name of the peak itself stands for bless giving Goddess and it is this very meaning that you will see in its greatest measure as you catch a sight of its towering peaks from Auli. The Nanda Devi National Park that surrounds the peak is also a place where you can explore and discover a stirring range of flora and fauna and biodiversity. 

    This is characterized by mostly mountainous fowl, tall trees of oak, deodar, pine, conifer, rhododendron and many others. It is this very variety and diversity which has led to it becoming a part of the World UNESCO Heritage sight. The seconds highest mountain in India, Nanda Devi towers to an elevation of 7,817m and the very view of it is humbling.



  • 93 Auli Gorson Trek

    Auli Gorson Trek
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    Trekking in the snow comes with a lot of perks, especially for adventure lovers, the endless meadows of blankets of snow prove to be a fun challenge.

    You begin the Gurson and Auli Trekking Expedition on a spiritual note as you drive through the holy towns of Haridwar, Rishikesh and along Ganges. The experience includes sauntering off for a trek to charming Parsari Village, ambling through the apple orchards, getting a glimpse of Nanda Devi, making way along snow covered meadows with great Himalayas ahead of you and unravelling the hot springs at Tapovan.

    Approximate Price: 9000 - 10,000 INR.

    Best season to visit: The months between January to March .



  • 94 Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

    Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
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    One of the not to be missed places to visit near Rishikesh, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is around 32km from the city limits and is located at a height of 1,330m above the sea level in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Among all the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple holds a major prominence among the devotees.

    Tucked between the pictorial valleys of Manikot, Brahmakot and Vishnukot, the heart-warming surrounding of this sacred temple owes to its popularity among all the Rishikesh tourist places. With Lord Shiva, who is also known as 'Neelkanth' or the 'Blue Throated One' as the main deity, the peak of the temple is adorned with sculptures of both the Gods and the Asuras.

    It is said that during 'samudramanthan'; or while both the Gods and Asuras were churning out the ocean bed to obtain the holy 'amrita' or the 'nectar of immortality, Lord Shiva drank the poison that evolved from the sea. This turned his throat blue, and thus he was named as Neelkanth, and is worshipped in this temple in the form of a 'shivalinga'. Devotees visit this sacred temple throughout the day and takes a bath in the natural spring in the main complex before offering puja to the main deity.

  • 95 Bharat Mandir

    Located in the centre of the city, this sacred temple is believed to be one of the oldest religious sites in the entire country and one of the sought after tourist places in Rishikesh. According to the common folklores, the existence of Bharat Mandir is as old as that of Rishikesh! Legends has it that the present day deity of this temple was reinstalled by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya during 789AD on the auspicious day of Basant Panchnami.

    Even till date, devotees flocks this temple on the same day of the Hindu calendar and attend a grand procession wherein the idol of Lord Hrishikesh is taken out for a dip in the holy water and reinstalled in the temple. Believed to be named after 'Bharat', brother of Lord Ram, the main deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu, and has an idol carved from a single piece of black stone.

    Legends also has it that after the battle of Kurukshetra, the Pandava brothers while on their way to heaven, took shelter and also offered their prayers to Lord Hrishikesh Narayan in this temple.

  • 96 Corbett National Park

    Corbett National Park
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    Expanded over an area of 308 sq km, Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936 and is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Situated at the base of the magnificent Himalayas, it is the first Tiger Reserve in the country and stands to be one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. Though visitors are allowed to certain parts of the reserve, the park makes for a fun and exciting wildlife tour.

    The national park is the perfect place for those wildlife species that seek refuge in its wonderfully green thickets. As the first national park to introduce and execute the ‘Project tiger’ campaign, Corbett national Park has been repeatedly termed as one of the best national parks in the country! So get your cameras and binoculars ready to go wildlife exploring soon!

    Distance from Delhi: 254km

    Best time to visit: November to June

    Attractions: Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Crocodiles and Gharials

    Activities: Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Wildlife Tours and nature photography



  • 97 Nainital

    Nainital
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    If lush green plains and misty clouds allure you to nestle in a hammock and read a good book, far away from the city life then you need to head to Nainital, a stellar getaway place near Delhi for trekkers and nature lovers alike! Situated in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayan ranges, Nainital is also known as the 'Lake District' of India.

     It has also been termed as a pious place for Hindus and is one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi due to its fascinating hills, picturesque plains, enjoyable climate and stunning lakes.  Adventurers engage in trekking activities and hike to the top of the beautiful hills just to witness the beautiful view and the wispy sky.

    Distance from Delhi: 278km

    Best time to visit: March to June and October to February.

    Attractions: Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point

    Activities: Lake Visits, Village and Wildlife tours, Cable Car Rides, Rock Climbing and Trekking



  • 98 Crystal World

    Crystal World
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    In a short span of time, Crystal World Park has spread its wings to fly high among the people of Uttarakhand as well as people from outside the state. Its name was roaring loud as the fun and entertainment provided here would come above any other forms of activity outside. The park is the pride of the holy city, Haridwar now, located amidst the mighty Ganges, spreading across 18 acres of lush greenery and it holds many subtitles as North India’s largest family water pool, Wildwood Jungle Themes- Multi Slide Water Tower and so on. Over 32 rides steal the hearts of anyone who visits the park, be it children or adults; both the water based rides and land rides create fun in a peak level.

  • 99 Nainital Lake

    Nainital Lake
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    Nainital Lake is one of the best natural freshwater bodies in the state of Uttarakhand. Being a lake in midst of a bustling township, it receives huge tourist attraction. It is a crescent shaped lake with Naina Devi Temple at one end.

    Location: It is located in the city of Nainital which lies in Uttarakhand. The Sukhatal and Tallital bustands are nearby and thus you can choose to opt for roadways while travelling to the place in public transport.

    Highlights: There is a famous Nainital Boat Club which offers yachting facilities at the lake. You can enjoy boating through the lake with the calm and serene atmosphere.

    Price: The Nainital Boat club charges Rs. 350 for boating you around the lake. If you want to pedal the boat yourselves, you will get them for Rs. 150 per hour. Other boatmens will boat you for Rs. 210 in the Nainital Lake.


  • 100 Deoria Chandrashila Trek

    Deoria Chandrashila Trek
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    Deoriatal is maybe the main trek on our rundown that gives most extreme returns for the exertion put in. There are three things that are truly staggering about the Deoriatal to Chandrashila top trek. In any case, Deoriatal has the best backwoods trek amongst all our treks. On the off chance that you take the area between Deoriatal lake and Bhrujgali camp, it is infrequently shocking to envision the amount of assortment wildernesses can be in.

    There are segments with thick lush trees, there are greenery secured trails through concealing passages and there are trails that weave through clearings in the wildernesses. Also, we camp blast amidst the woodland in a completely open clearing at Rohini Bugyal.

    Highlights - Trekking, Rafting, Camping

    Location - Uttarakhand, India

    Difficulty Level: High



  • 101 Har Ki Doon

    Har Ki Doon
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    A pristine hanging valley in the Garhwal range, Har Ki Doon is one of the simplest trekking places near Delhi—making it an ideal foray into Himalayan trekking for amateurs. Fulfilling scenes of nature’s majesty carry you through rampant alpine vegetation, glaciers and breath-taking views. For the hill folk, time has remained elusive and one gets to notice their lives from close quarters. The best season to visit is during the months from April to November, and is one of the closest places for trekking in Delhi.

    Distance from Delhi: 299 Kilometres approximately

    Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station



  • 102 Tera Manzil Temple

    Tera Manzil Temple
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    On your visit to Tera Manzil Temple, visit each of its thirteen floors and witness the devotion that engulfs the entire place! Unlike other Rishikesh temples that are dedicated to a single deity, this temple has multiple deities and offers you an amazing opportunity to worship all of them at the same time.

    Symmetric architecture, pleasant location and the sanctity that fills in the ambience makes it one of the pious temples in the entire vicinity. Also known as the Trayambakeshwar or Trimbakeshwar Temple, one can enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings from the temple top. A short walk from other landmarks of the city like Lakshman Jhula will get you to this devout temple in Rishikesh.

  • 103 Chopta-Tungnath Trek

    Chopta-Tungnath Trek
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    Chopta Tungnath trek is a relatively unexplored trekking destination, which is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek towards Tungnath, the 3 from Tungnath takes you to Chandrashila, which is situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.

    Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this the vista opens to green alpine meadows which take you to the Tungnath temple.

    According to folklore, the arms of Lord Shiva are believed to have emerged here. On trekking a kilometer further ahead, you will reach the Chandrashila peak from where you get spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas glistening in the sun rays. The grassy meadows of the region make it an ideal spot for camping too.

    Chopta is well-connected by roadways connecting Guptakashi and Gopeshwar. The weather is lovely and the views are simply breathtaking.

    Best season: May to June and August to September
    Duration: 3 Days
    Altitude: 3680 m



  • 104 Joshimath

    Joshimath
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    A quaint town located in the Chamoli District, Joshimath is a famous and frequently visited pilgrimage destination in the country. This town sees a steady influx of Hindu and Sikh worshippers flocking the stunning temples of Badrinath and Hem Kundh during the months of May to October. Joshimath also serves as the base or starting point for the famous Valley of Flowers Trek, Kuari Pass Trek and Auli hence attracted tonnes of adventure enthusiasts all year round. 

    The town is home to a few hotels and dharamshalas to provide a retreat for tired travelers.

    Although there isn’t much to catch in this laid back town it’s a cable car ride away from Auli. 

    Best season to visit: Between the months of April - May and September - November.



  • 105 Neer Gaddu Waterfall

    Neer Gaddu Waterfall
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    Situated around 6km from Tapovan, Neer Gaddu Waterfall in Rishikesh is a true delight for the visitors! Shallow pool, cascading waters and the bountiful beauty around the waterfall makes it one of the picturesque places that cannot be missed at any cost. Located within 5km from Lakshman Jhula, this gorgeous cascade can be easily reached from Rishikesh Market and the climb to it is also very easy; only 2km uphill walk and you can have a tryst with its immaculate beauty and charm!

    Hidden away from most of the crowd, the cascade offers an extremely salubrious and calm ambience around. For the peace and tranquillity seekers, it proves to be an ideal destination. The nature lovers can also spend some of the most wonderful times while adoring and embracing its gorgeousness. For those, who like to capture every moment with their lenses, Neer Gaddu Waterfall proves to be a heaven and offers ample of opportunities to click a masterpiece!

  • 106 Camels Back Road

    Camels Back Road
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    Camel Back Road energies your evenings as you walk along this serenity filled location. In Mussoorie, this 3 KM long road gives away the best experience since the rock formations that have the shape of camel’s hump at the end of the road create some charming views. Moreover, the quintessential feature the road possesses is that it provides the best sunrise and sunset views, alluring and adorable. While walking along the road, one can witness a 180 year old British cemetery as well. The location of the road is also significantly noted because it is situated at the centre of the Mussoorie city easily accessible by an auto or by foot. One hour walk along the road will show the magnificent forestscaped surrounding and the breathtaking panoramic view from a decent altitude.

  • 107 Bhimtal Lake

    Bhimtal Lake
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    It is a famous lake located in the town of Bhimtal. The reason why it is so famous is because of the masonry dam built in the year 1883 which enabled a good storage facility. It has a catchment area of around 17.12 sq km which is quite large.

    Location: The lake is located in Bhimtal, which is a famous town in Nainital. It is more than 22 km away from Nainital. If you want to reach a railway station from here, the nearest one is Kathgodam which is at a distance of 20 km from the lake.

    Highlights: The Bhimtal lake is the largest lake in the region of Kumaon, which is popularly known as the lake district of India owing to the density of lakes present here. This lake helps in providing drinking water as well as makes sure that the different species of fishes are habitable here.


  • 108 Triveni Ghat

    Triveni Ghat
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    Situated on the banks of the holy Ganges, Triveni Ghat is among the most magnetic places to visit in Rishikesh. The confluence point of three of the most sacred rivers in Hindu mythology: Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi, this ghat is considered as the most pious among all the other ghats within the vicinity.

    According to the legends, the water of this ghat has the magical power of purifying one's heart and soul, and make it free from all the sins. Devotes from every corner of the country throngs Triveni Ghat and takes a dip with utmost devotion and faith. Come morning, you can witness them offering milk to the river, performing 'Surya Namaskar' and feeding the fishes around the ghat. By evening, this auspicious ghat turns into a riot of colours as it is time of the 'Maha Aarti' or the aarti to Mother Ganga.

    Priest and the devotees perform several rituals during this sacred event, and offers lamps clad with flowers and incense stick to the Goddess as mark of their gratitude and devotion. The melodious hymns of the temple bells and the shanks can be heard everywhere, and the entire vicinity turns into a plethora of colour during this time. The peace and devotion that exists during the aarti makes Triveni Ghar one of the must visit Rishikesh tourist places.

  • 109 Kausani

    Kausani
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    Kausani is one of the most breathtaking hill stations in India, located 53km north of Almora in the state of Uttarakhand. This alluring sea of hills and valleys is located 1890 meters above sea level and offers a 350km view of the Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. Kausani is frequently visited all year round for its Tea Garden and the massive wide panoramic view that it offers the ardent trekker and photographer of the mighty Himalayas. There are many other attractions near Kausani such as Rudradhari waterfall, Sumitranandan Pant Gallery and anashakti ashram among many other well known places you can see with your loved ones on your next trip here!

    Distance from Delhi: 407km

    Best time to visit: March to May

    Attractions: Baijnath Temple, Kausani tea estate, Someshwar, Ridhradhari falls and caves, Pinnath

    Activities: Ashram visit, Heritage walks, Trekking, Sightseeing



  • 110 Mussoorie

    Mussoorie
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    Known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century. It serves as a perfect getaway to escape from the heat of Delhi summers and is located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. Mussoorie has its emerald hills enveloped in thick, rich greenery and attracts tourists from all over the country!  You can explore the quaint marketplaces in Mussoorie and sightsee some of the popular landmarks in the area such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

    Mussoorie is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in the country. Home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie offers the most enchanting panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the Doon Valley.

    Distance from Delhi: 270km

    Best time to visit: March to June and September to November

    Attractions: Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple

    Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Boating, Ropeway Rides and Temple Visits



  • 111 Hanging Valley of Gods Trek

    Hanging Valley of Gods Trek
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    Hanging valley of Gods, also known as Har ki Doon, is a classic and moderate trek which provides a funfilled experience to the trekker. Situated in the Western Ganges of the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3, 556 meters, the valley is cradle-shaped and surrounded by dense forests and glittering peaks.

    An interesting fact about the Hanging Valley is the people here still practice polygamy and worship the Mahabharata character Duryodhana as their deity. The Hanging Valley of Gods is a remote region that possesses virgin beauty and tranquility. Due to this, this is one of the most preferred places for trekking.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 7 Days



  • 112 Shimla State Museum

    Shimla State Museum
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    Shimla State Museum is housed in an old Victorian mansion. It has been designed carefully to adapt it to the museum.

    Location: The museum is set on a lonely hilltop known as ‘Inveram.’

    Highlights: The Shimla State Museum is a residence of Indian government officials. Opened on January 26, 1974, the museum is used to collect as well as preserve the ancient artistic, historical, archaeological and ethnological human works for ensuring access to the future generations.

    Price: The entry fee for the Indians is 20 INR and for the foreigners is 100 INR. Fee on camera is also levied. Indians will have to 50 INR surplus for carrying the camera and the foreigners will have to pay 100 INR surplus for carrying camera. Research scholars too will have to pay 100 INR for carrying camera.

    Best Time: The ideal time to visit the Shimla State Museum is between 10a.m. to 5.p.m. Museum remains closed on all Mondays and other Gazetted holidays.


  • 113 Asan Barrage

    Asan Barrage
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    A barrage located at the confluence of Eastern Yamuna Canal and Asan River is Asan Barrage in Doon Valley, Dehradun. The barrage contributes well in the process of electricity generation and the dam is the reason for the creation of the Asan Reservoir or Dhalipur Lake. An adorning spot for bird lovers, the surrounding acts as a haven for 53 species of native birds and 19 types of migratory birds. Recently this man-made wetland is declared as a bird sanctuary as well. The Asan River also has a prominent significant when we talk about Asan Barrage as the river is a combination of different streams in the Doon valley. GMVN water sports complex near the barrage is quite famous for providing the thrilling water activities like water skiing, rowing, paddle boating, kayaking, double waters skiing, mono-skiing and motor boating.

  • 114 Tehri Dam

    Tehri Dam
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    Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand is built on the Bhagirathi River and it is the tallest and biggest in India. It holds a reservoir for irrigation, municipal water supply and for the production of 1000 megawatt hydroelectricity. It is considered to be on a multi- purpose rock and an earth-fill embankment dam of 575 meter length. The nearby states including Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir etc are benefited by the power supply from this hydro- electric power project. The exotic surrounding attracts tourists in plenty toward this location as greenery plays a pivotal role in creating a pleasant atmosphere throughout the year. There are spots around the dam where adventure activities can be availed to add on more thrill to one’s vacation time. Near to Tehri Dam there are multiple villages and sightseeing locations that will entertain you.

  • 115 Kedarkantha Trek

    Kedarkantha Trek
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    Close to another marvel of nature, Har Ki Doon, lies the Kedarkantha trek passing through windy trails of the Garhwal Himalayas. A classic winter trek unravelling untouched mountain-villages on its path, it’s the perfect trek to prepare for the other more arduous Himalayan treks. Abound with flora and fauna, the Kedarkantha treks passes around the rim of Govind National Park and is open throughout the year. This place for trekking near Delhi is flanked by the Swargarohini peak and a hanging valley, complete with views that’ll blow your mind away.

    Distance from Delhi: 428.2 Kilometres approximately

    Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station



  • 116 Deoria Tal

    Deoria Tal
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    Also known popularly as Devariya Tal, it a crystal-clear lake that mirrors the snow-draped Chaukhamba peaks. Offering an otherworldly view of the mountains and its reflection, trekking here is a surreal experience. Situated in the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, overnight camping sometimes leads to spotting animals near the waterhole in the morning. This trekking place near Delhi is open throughout the year, and is a relatively short and easy trek to the magical place that is even mentioned in the Mahabharata.

    Distance from Delhi: 420 Kilometres approximately

    Nearest Railhead: Haridwar Railway Station



  • 117 Nag tibba

    Nag tibba
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    One of the most well-known treks near Delhi, the Nag Tibba peak stands in the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This trek over the weekend is witnessing growing footfalls, and offers splendid views of the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Gangotri and Kedarnath mountain peaks en route. What makes this an ideal first trek are the relatively easy routes etched along the mountain. Thick Deodar forests blanket the hill, and the best seasons to visit are between February and June, and September to December. The Nag Tibba trek route is circular in nature, and the differing starting and ending points ensure that there is no overlap at any point. The lush meadows hide patches behind them that act as serene camping sites.

    Distance from Delhi: 347.4 Kilometers approximately
    Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station


  • 118 The Ridge of Shimla

    The Ridge of Shimla
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    The Ridge of Shimla is known for organizing several government functions and fairs. It is the key venue for all the major events as well as celebrations that take place here in Shimla. Summer Festival that is the most famous festival is held here at the Ridge.

    Location: The Ridge of Shimla is an extremely famous tourist attraction that is set in the heart of Shimla. It is situated along the Mall Road that is the famous shopping center of Shimla.

    Highlights: The Ridge of Shimla is the hub of all the cultural activities of Shimla. Some of the prominent place of Shimla such as the Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, Jakhoo hill, etc is in close proximity to the Ridge.

    Best time: Open all round the year but since the Summer Festival is held during the months of April or May, one can plan a visit during these months.


  • 119 Guchhupani, Rober's Cave

    Guchhupani, Rober's Cave
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    An authentic picnic spot for fun lovers and couples, Gucchupani or as officially known as Cobber’s Cave in Dehradun. The cold springs inside a natural cave are the attractive factor of Gucchupani, the unusual springs go underneath through some places inside the cave. There are a number of small and large waterfalls as well exhibiting the natural beauty at its level best and thus a thorough refreshing time will be promised to its visitors, regardless of the season. The cave is located just 8 KM away from Dehradun city, one can reach until Vijaypur by bus and then have to take a trekking route of 1 KM to reach the caves. As the caves with rifts in it give away the best soothing time to mind and body especially during summer.

  • 120 Shivling

    Shivling
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    One of the sacred places in the Garhwal Region, Shivling is applauded for extending the most challenging trek route in the region and becoming the most favourite spot for adventure seekers. This mountain is located at an elevation of 6543 meters and the chief among the Gangotri Group of peaks. Gaumukh known as the holy city is just 6 KM away from Shivling and thus the mountain is at an easily accessible location. Though it is not at a great height, mountaineers find it awesome as the climb seems to be challenging and also since it offers the splendid view of the surrounding peaks from the top which in turn is incomparable to anything else. Tapovan meadow, yet another famous pilgrim centre is located between Shivling and Gaumukh. Climbing towards Shivling top started in the year of 1974 by Hukam Singh and group.

  • 121 Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital

    Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital
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    The much endangered species found in the Himalayas are being protected carefully over Pt. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo located in Nainital. Royal Bengal Tiger, Tibetan Wolves, Sambar, Leopard Cat and Himalayan Bear are a few of the important ones one can spot in the zoo. Along with them there are different species of high altitude birds live happily. Sher ka Danda hill is the preserver of this zoo, perched on an altitude of 2100 meters and over 4.6 acres of serene forest. Built in 1984 and opened to public in 1995, the zoo is located just 2 KM away from Tallital Bus Station in Nainital, between Shivalik and middle Himalayan Ranges. The zoo is one of the prime attractions in Uttarakhand now.

  • 122 Tapkeshwar Temple

    Tapkeshwar Temple
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    Dehradun houses one of its most visited temples, Tapkeshwar where Lord Shiva is the presiding deity. Blessed by natural extravagant sights abundantly, the prominent feature of this temple is the main Shivlinga that is kept sacredly inside a cave. The temple resides by the side of thick forests and the natural cave drops water from the roof little by little to give away the Shivlinga more beauty and in turn it appears as an amusing spectacle. The temple is existing in a location which is easily accessible, it is hardly six kilometers away from the city. Shivratri is the biggest festival celebrated at the temple when thousands of pilgrims come and pay tribute to the deity. The cool sulphur- water springs are an additional feature the temple proudly possesses within it. The devotees will take a bath in these springs before they enter inside the temple.

  • 123 Ram Jhula

    Ram Jhula
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    Another architectural marvel in the yoga capital of India, Ram Jhula is an important landmark of the city and is also one of the sought after Rishikesh tourist places. Located only 3km from the heart of the city, this 450ft suspension bridge connects the banks of the Ganges with Shivananda and Swarga ashrams at both of its end.

    Also known as the 'Shivananda Jhula', this magnificent bridge was built during the late 80s by the regional government; the contribution of Shivananda Ashram Divine Life Society is very significant in the construction of Ram Jhula. Like the Lakshman Jhula, it was also once a jute bridge and serves as an important name in the list of places to visit in Rishikesh.

    While crossing the bridge, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Ganges and for the nature photographers, it serves as an ideal destination to click some amazing pictures!

  • 124 Nag Tibba Trek

    Nag Tibba Trek
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    Annoy Tibba is a trekkers delight. Despite the fact that it is a moderately obscure trail close Mussoorie it can without much of a stretch be viewed as one of the greatest weekend treks that you can do out of Delhi. For the individuals who need to stroll in the backwoods, ascend to 10,000 feet, see snow clad mountains and camp under starry night skies the Nag Tibba trek is simply great. It presents dazzling perspectives of Bandarpoonch top, the Gangotri gathering of tops, Kedarnath crest in the north, Doon valley and the snow tops of Chanabang.

    Annoy Tibba is otherwise called Serpent's Peak. It is the most elevated top (9915 ft) in the Nagtibba scope of the Garhwal Himalayas and is said to be the dwelling place Nag Devta. The trek takes you through thick woods rich in greenery. The benefit of this trek is that you can achieve the base of the Nagtibba range by jeep. This makes it conceivable to do it over a weekend.

    Highlights – Trekking, Camping, Hiking

    Location - Uttrakhand        

    Difficulty Level: Average



  • 125 Dayara Bugyal

    Dayara Bugyal
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    Counted among the most beautiful meadows in the country, the vibrant meadow of Dayara Bugyal has attained cult status among hikers. During the wintry months, the milky slopes are perfect for some alpine skiing. The Bhagirathi peaks, Kala Nag, Bandarpoonch are among scores of other peaks that loom around the meadow, and trekkers are particularly taken by many emerald lakes strewn across Dayara Bugyal. Another first-timer trek on the list, the best months to visit are between May to November, although experienced trekkers find the meadow laden with snow in winters irresistible.

    Distance from Delhi: 425 Kilometres approximately

    Nearest Railhead: Haridwar Railway Station

  • 126 Swarga Ashram

    Swarga Ashram
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    Nestled amidst Lakshman Jhula and Rishikesh on the left bank of the Ganges and the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, the ambience that exists in Swarga Ashram is truly heavenly! While the picturesque surroundings of the ashram contributes much to its tranquil atmosphere, the devotion and spirituality that exists here makes it a paradise for those who seek mental peace and tranquillity!

    The epicentre of yoga and meditation within the Garhwal gateway, it is among the most scenic and pleasant places to visit in Rishikesh. Established by Swami Atma Prakash, it can also be called as the home of the homeless, the abode of the needy and a place to relinquish the mind from all the miseries of the society. It offers living spaces to more than 100 people along with offering them free food and other kitchen facilities. A library in Swarga Ashram offers free education on religion and culture to the visitors.

    It also has a hospital that offers free treatment to all the saints, pilgrims and others alike. You can reach this divine ashram either by a boat ride through the holy Ganges or by crossing the Ram Jhula. The ashram also has several shopping complexes that sells religious commodities, cultural books, ayurvedic shops, eateries and lot more.

  • 127 Binsar Trek

    Binsar Trek
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    Binsar is a beautiful hill station valley of flowers which offers breathtaking views of the Kumaon Valley. The beautiful Himalayan range stretches to about 300 kms along the horizon out of which the most noticeable peaks are the Chaukhamba, Trishuli, Kedarnath, Panchchuoli, Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.

    The Binsar trek begins from Thalisain towards Pauri. The trek leads through thick forests of oaks, pine, silver fir and deodar that describe complete wilderness. The ascents and descents are gradual and the best time to visit is during winters. One can come across the Samadhi of the great Indian hero Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali situated at Musa Kota amidst Dudhatoli sanctuary.

    The Binsar trek is an exciting experience and the trekkers can enjoy the beautiful views throughout the expedition. Binsar is enveloped with hanging moss, ferns, alpine flora, different varieties of wild flowers and forests where one can find rhododendron and oak trees.

    If you are a bird watching enthusiast, during a trek in Binsar you will come across a number of beautiful and rare birds. The trek is rather simple and the forest cover will lead to small streams, lush green fields, but be careful of lion ants and tunnel spiders.

    Best season: Mid September to early July
    Duration: 3 Days
    Altitude: 3030 m



  • 128 Lakshman Jhula

    Lakshman Jhula
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    Rishikesh is not only about religious beliefs, ghats or temples; within this ancient city, you can also witness some of the architectural marvels and structures as well! One such structure, the Lakshman Jhula, which is also one of the not to be missed places to visit in Rishikesh, is a suspension bridge that connects Tehri and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand.

    The existence of this bridge dates back to the age of Ramayana. According to the legends, Lakshman; brother of Lord Rama, crossed the holy Ganga River at this spot over a jute bridge. Centuries after this pious incident, a 284ft hanging bridge was built in the same spot by Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala.

    However, the bridge got washed away during the epidemic flood of 1924, and later, a pillar-less suspension bridge was erected at the same spot. The architecture brilliance of Lakshman Jhula and its proximity to several sacred places make it one of the most visited tourist places in Rishikesh.

  • 129 Rishikesh

    Rishikesh
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    Visit the adventure capital of India, the marvelous and thrilling city of Rishikesh on your next vacation with your friends and family!  The 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids and dense forests! If you are an ardent traveler, then Rishikesh makes for one of the most ideal weekend getaways near Delhi.

    Being one of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscape and serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The adventurer paradise is a happening hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat amongst others! Grab your cameras and adventure gear and head to Rishikesh for an adventure packed holiday!

    Distance from Delhi: 228km

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year

    Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave

    Activities: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Trekking 



  • 130 Deer Park

    Deer Park
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    After Rajaji National Par, Malsi Deer Park is the most visited wildlife centre in Dehradun. This is a mini zoological park turned out to be one of the favourite picnic spots or hangout places in the city, ideal for family outings or school excursions. The herds of deer meandering freely in their habitat through the scenic Malsi reserve forest area ensures an amazing sight before the eyes of its visitors, incomparably beautiful. Unlimited number of birds can also be found inside the park together giving a mind blowing views. For kids, there are fun rides and space for games also. The weekend witnesses the flooding of people towards the park. The park is situated just 10 KM away from Dehradun city at Mussoorie Road.

  • 131 Yamunotri

    Yamunotri
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    Being the source of the River Yamuna, Yamunotri has a lot of significance in history as well. It is situated at a height of 3293 meters. Yamunotri is considered to be the supreme among the four sites of India’s Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna is the prime attraction here along with the charming holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti. It was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The whole location arranges the best features such as lush green meadows, glacier sights and revamping climate throughout the year. But majorly, the difficulty to reach the top extends a thrilling experience to those who love adventure and escapades. You can reach the location by walking through the rugged plains and roads, 6 KM from Hanuman Chatti and 4 KM from Janki Chatti.

  • 132 Mansa Devi Temple

    Mansa Devi Temple
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    Manasa Devi Temple seems to have a significant space among the minds of the devotees of Shakti, the goddess this temple is dedicated to. Perched on the top of Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the temple offers a splendid view of the mighty Ganges and the holy city of Haridwar. Rather than being a pilgrim centre, the temple makes its value higher among the adventure seekers as well because, the temple is accessible either only by trekking the high altitude or taking the recently established rope way. Chandi Devi Temple located very close to this shrine attracts a large number of devotees everyday as there is a belief that the two forms of Goddess Parvati, Mansa and Chandi stay close to each other.

  • 133 Chandrashila Trek

    Chandrashila Trek
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    With the enthralling Kedarnath range to the north, the Chandrashila Peak offers splendid panoramic vistas. Literally meaning the ‘Moon Rock’, Chandrashila is incidentally the highest peak in the area. A low altitude trek that’s full of cavernous gorges and vivid imagery, the season for trekking is round the year. With gradients suiting beginners, Chandrashila trek allows eyeful glimpses of Garhwal Himalayas and the trek passes through an ancient Shiva temple atop Tungnath.

    Distance from Delhi: 455 Kilometres approximately

    Nearest Railhead: Rishikesh Railway Station



  • 134 Dodital Trek

    Dodital Trek
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    Dodital trek is a short trek and must to do when you are on trekking in Uttaranchal tour. Difficulty ranges from easy to moderate through thick forests and across majestic Himalayas landscapes, large meadows and stream crossings.  

    The trek begins from Sangamchatti (kalyani) road near Uttarkashi and completes at the Hanumanchatti. From Dodital Lake, you will need to trek uphill to reach the Darwa pass, also called as Bakaria Khaga pass. The alpine meadows of Kanasar are an ideal place for camping.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 10 Days
    Altitude: 4150 m



  • 135 Kuari Pass Trek

    Kuari Pass Trek
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    Kuari Pass which signifies doorway is one of the best treks in Uttaranchal. It is also known as Curzon trail as this trekking trail was discovered by Lord Curzon in 1905. The panoramic views of the eastern slopes of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi Ghori Parvat, Bertholi, Trishul, Dronagiri, Kamet and Nanda Devi peaks can be experienced on Kuari Pass Trek.

    The trek has dense deodar, ok and rhododendron forests which present a picturesque view. Rare and protected flora and fauna can be found on this trail.  The trek passes via major rivers like Mandakini, Kaliganga and Dhauli Ganga .The ideal time to visit here is in summers.

    Best Season: December - January
    Duration: 6-8 Days
    Max. Elevation: 4,264 m



  • 136 Roopkund Trek

    Roopkund Trek
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    Counted among the best treks in India, the Roopkund trail is a trekker’s paradise. Roopkund’s topography is complete with verdant forests, acres and acres of open meadows, trickling brooks, and the celestial snow of course. Roopkund also comprises of the eerie Skeletal Lake, and is great for one’s initiation into high-altitude trekking. Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons make Roopkund one of the compulsory trekking places near Delhi.

    Distance from Delhi: 308 Kilometres approximately

    Nearest Railhead: Kathgodam Railway Station



  • Nearby Getaways from Uttarakhand
  • 01 Haridwar

    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.

  • 02 Dehradun

    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.


  • 03 Rishikesh

    Rishikesh, counted among as the best tourist places, is commonly referred to as the World Capital of Yoga. Rishikesh is a small town situated in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The small town runs alongside the holy river of Ganga and is laced with numerous temples and places of worship. Rishikesh’s first claim to fame was when the Beatles, a famous International Music Band, visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram located in this scenic town.

     

    Rishikesh is also synonymous with the mythology of Lord Ram and Laxman and is also home to the famous Laxman Jhula (Swing). Among the tourist places in Rishikesh, they can see the remains of this century old, swing, although it is not open to the public. In its place, a new sturdier bridge has been built and is also named as the Laxman Jhula. Other than the pilgrimage sites, Rishikesh is famous for its white river water rafting and river side camping. There are numerous companies that offer camping and rafting tours and these activities are famous amongst youngsters and families with young children.

     

    If rafting and camping is not your thing, need not worry, as there are many yoga ashrams in the vicinity that offer many yoga retreat programs. They vary in duration and the ashrams offer an all-inclusive package including accommodation and meals. It’s the perfect setup for one to relax and connect with your inner self. Daily activities including yoga sessions, meditation session, chanting, spiritual guidance etc.

     

    But if neither of these activities appeal to you Rishikesh is also home to some of the best spa resorts in the country. These resorts are the epitome of luxury and you will truly feel like royalty here. In fact, if you are looking for a weekend getaway with your significant other then you should head to one of these resorts. These resorts are also included in tourist places in Rishikesh as they have all-inclusive packages that include spa session. Everything you need is available on site, you never have to leave the resort.

  • 04 Nainital

    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 a 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 View point for the nature and adventure lovers, Nainital has a very inclusive agenda in terms of provisions - there is something for everyone.

  • 05 Mussoorie

    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 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. 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 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 a 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.

  • 06 Garhwal

  • 07 Corbett

    Located in the district of Nainital, Corbett National Park is a perfect place for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Named after the renowned British-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, the tourist places in Corbett National Park have a mystical status when it comes to wildlife holidays in India. This oldest national park in India is home to abundant flora and fauna and promises to offer quintessential experiences through its safari. The popularity of Corbett national Park is due to the presence of Royal Bengal Tiger in abundance and the captivating landscape for the delight of nature lovers.

    Not only wildlife, the park has a good population of bird species and is quite known for fishing and angling as well. Also, with so many wildlife resorts, it’s loved by luxury travellers. Situated on the foothills of Himalayas, this ‘Paradise of Tigers’ is the key to escape from the vivid city lights and constant traffic roar. A Jim Corbett tour will take you on an adventure through lush green hills, reverie belts, water holes and 521 sq km of abounding animal and plant kingdom.

    For better administration and tourist flow, Jim Corbett has been divided into six tourism zones, that attract thousands of foreign and Indian visitors every year. When we speak about the tourist places in Corbett, Dhikala zone is the largest and is highly recommended for wildlife enthusiasts as it is home for many animals, primarily tigers. Bijrani zone is also very popular among tourists and is easily accessible from Ramnagar, so is Jhirna. Durga Devi, another prominent zone is known for bird watching. Even though Sitabani zone doesn’t fall under the Corbett Tiger Reserve area, it’s an ideal place to be visited and is adored by nature lovers due to its serene ambience.

  • 08 Joshimath

  • 09 Badrinath

  • 10 Almora

    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.


  • 11 Auli

    Auli is amongst one of the best skiing destinations in India. It 3,050 mts above the sea level and is located in the Chamoli District of Garhwal. Auli is referred to and “Bugyal” in the local language of the region, the word means green meadows, but they turn into sheets of white snow during the winter. With the best places to see in Auli, it is not only popular amongst local India tourist but is also frequented by foreign tourists who have ranked and compared this winter skiing paradise with top skiing locations around the world. Auli also hosted the first ever SAF Winter Games held in 2011. The slopes of Auli not only provide a thrilling skiing experience for professional and beginners but you can also enjoy the breath-taking views of the magnificent Himalayan mountain ranges.

    The best time to visit Auli for skiing is in the months between the months of January and March. The skiing conditions are extremely favourable during this time. The slopes at Auli are covered with Oak and Deodar trees that provide the skiers protection from chilling winds and help them reduce their velocity.

    In addition to the enjoying the skiing in Auli there are many other activities that you can indulge yourself in. If you are an adventure seeker, there are many challenging treks that you can embark on. Trekking in and around Auli rewards you with a unique experience and breath-taking views. In addition to trekking, you can also go camping at various locations. There are also many places that you can go river rafting, amidst beautiful valleys encapsulated by the magnificent Himalayan mountain range. Enjoy various thrilling activities in Auli while you are on a vacation.

    If adventure activities are not really you think, then you can enjoy some of the best attractions of Auli such as the Nanda Devi National Park amongst others. With the best places to see in Auli, it is also an excellent location for the perfect weekend get away with your significant other.

  • 12 Tehri

  • 13 Lansdowne

  • 14 Dhanaulti

  • 15 Pithoragarh