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  • If you are planning a getaway into the Himalayas, there are some exceptionally scenic hill stations in Uttarakhand you can visit with your family, friends or even solo. From remote villages offering the untouched beauty of nature to quaint towns that are still holding the remnants of the glorious past, the list of great holiday destinations, this Himalayan state claims is too long. Whether you are planning to treat yourself and your spouse with a memorable wedding present in the hills or you want some time off with your family, you will find options in Uttarakhand that suit your requirements and budget.

    Sailing on the exquisite lakes Nainital, skiing on the snowy slopes of Auli, rafting through the rapids of Ganges in Rishikesh, and plunging into the divinity at Kedarnath –
    Uttarakhand hill stations are a perfect mix of varied experiences. High altitude lakes, gurgling rivers, densely forested hills, and snow-covered terrains – the state features all sorts of natural spectacles. So, whether your idea of fun is to experience thrill or you prefer to enjoy the music of nature, the state is dotted with blessings of all kinds.

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand:

  • 01Nainital

    Nainital

    Named after a pretty lake that is the focal point of this city, Nainital is one of the most visited hill stations in Uttarakhand. Owing to the romantic aura, Nainital is a popular choice among honeymooners in India. Apart from that, the hill station has a variety of tourist attractions which also makes it an ideal destination with cool climate among vacationers.

    In addition to a number of exquisite lakes that surround Nainital, the Mall Road located by the Naini Lake is the place you will love spending time at while you are here.

    Best Time To Visit:
    March to June and September to December

    Things To Do:
    Boating, Sightseeing, Shopping, Nature Walk, Photography

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 02Mussoorie

    Mussoorie

    A hill station in Uttarakhand which is easy to reach and can ably amuse all kinds of travellers, Mussoorie is an excellent holiday destination. Located at a short distance of 33 km from the state capital, Dehradun, Mussoorie serves as a popular retreat for the residents of cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. Mall Road and Kempty Falls are the major attractions here.

    Honeymooners, adventurers, sightseers; they all come to Mussoorie and fall in love with its revitalising vibes. So, if you are looking for the best Uttarakhand hill stations, Mussoorie can no way miss the list.

    Best Time To Visit: March to June and September to November

    Things To Do: Sightseeing, Photography, Zip Lining, Rock Climbing, Rappelling.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

  • 03Dehradun

    Dehradun

    The capital city of Uttarakhand state, Dehradun is a pretty holiday destination. Spending a couple of days exploring the city of Dehradun will be an enjoyable experience for your entire family. There is an extensive range of tourist attractions in Dehradun which are a treat for any nature lover.

    The lush green geography of the city is dotted with some delightful sites like Forest Research Institute and Tapkeshwar Temple. Besides, the pretty hill station Mussoorie sits at a distance of 33 km from Dehradun.

    Best Time To Visit:
    September to December

    Things To Do:
    Sightseeing, Photography, Paragliding, Shopping, Family Picnic.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Dehradun Railway Station

  • 04Kanatal

    Kanatal

    One of those places in Uttarakhand that deserve to be on the top of your bucket list, Kanatal is an easy weekend getaway from Delhi and Dehradun. Since most tourists visit the neighbouring city of Mussoorie, the untouched beauty and pure tranquillity of Kanatal is worth experiencing.

    Whether you are planning to visit Uttarakhand with your friends or family, Kanatal deserves 2 days of your time. Kodia Jungle, an abode of exotic wildlife species, is one of the major tourist attractions in Kanatal. The best way to explore the region is by trekking.

    Best Time To Visit:
    March to June

    Things To Do:
    Sightseeing, Camping, Trekking, Temple Visit, Photography, Zip Swing.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Rishikesh Railway Station

  • 05Chamba

    Chamba

    A place that is renowned all over the country for its charming landscapes, Chamba is a little piece of heaven in Uttarakhand. Teeming with a soothing silence and offering spellbinding vistas of lush green hills against the backdrop of the towering Himalayas, Chamba is a hill station you can visit with your family and friends.

    The town houses some significant Hindu temples. In addition to that, the sites like Tehri Dam Reservoir, Surkanda Devi Temple and Gabar Singh Memorial come together to create a fun-filled sightseeing experience for vacationers in Chamba.

    Best Time To Visit: March to June

    Things To Do: Temple Visit, Trekking, Camping, Photography.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

  • 06Lansdowne

    Lansdowne

    Popular as a weekend getaway from Delhi and the nearby cities, Lansdowne is a small town nestled in the lower Himalayas. Owing to its dense, green geography and untainted atmosphere, Lansdowne impresses every traveller regardless to their age and interests.

    While you are here, you can enjoy nature walks and photograph, the exquisite landscapes and exotic birds that are not hard to find in Lansdowne. Military Museum and Bhulla tal are some of the most noticeable sites the town boasts of.

    Best Time To Visit: April to June

    Things To Do: Camping, Birdwatching, Sightseeing, Photography, Boating.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar Railway Station

  • 07Almora

    Almora

    Almora is one of the most popular hill stations in Uttarakhand, visited by people from different nooks and corners of the country. This cantonment town is located at an elevation of 1642 metres above the sea level. In addition to some spectacular views of the major Himalayan peaks, the town also has numerous Hindu temples and specimens of pre-British era heritage to keep sightseers hooked.

    The cosy hill station of Almora features a number of resorts with world-class amenities that promise a comfortable stay experience.

    Best Time To Visit:
    March to June

    Things To Do:
    Trekking, Sightseeing, Temple Visit, Photography, Picnic.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 08Dhanaulti

    Dhanaulti

    Located a little ahead of the famous hill station, Mussoorie, Dhanaulti is one of the best offbeat Uttarakhand hill stations. This tiny hill station is free of the tourist bustle, so you can expect an exclusive holiday experience with no nuisance to deal with. Since you will not find much in terms of tourist attractions in Dhanaulti, visit it to spend an unobtrusive vacation and to experience the best of nature.

    A stroll in the Eco Park and a camping experience are the most recommended activities you should undertake to experience another level of calm.

    Best Time To Visit:
    September to December

    Things To Do:
    Trekking, Camping, Photography, Temple Visit, Paragliding.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Dehradun Railway Station

  • 09Valley of Flowers

    Valley of Flowers

    If you are a trekking enthusiast, Valley of Flowers is the place you cannot afford to miss out on while exploring Uttarakhand. Located in North Chamoli, this national park is a World UNESCO Heritage Site that opens from June to October.

    Whether you are interested in photography or just taking in the scenery, the green landscapes decked with vibrant flower beds here will take your breath away. Visit this picturesque part of the Himalayas for the most enchanting views you will have ever seen.

    Best Time To Visit: July and August

    Things To Do: Trekking, Photography, Sightseeing, Picnic.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station

    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2019

    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2019

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  • 10Chopta

    Chopta

    Chopta is one of those hill stations in Uttarakhand that are equally sought after by vacationers, adventurers, and devotees. While a prominent Hindu temple, Tungnath makes Chopta a popular pilgrimage, the breathtaking scenery that surrounds this quaint village makes it an excellent choice for nature lovers and trekkers. Treks to Deoria Tal and Tungnath Temple are the reason Chopta is loved by backpackers.

    You can enjoy views of some of the tallest Himalayan peaks from Tungnath. So, visit this magnificent site for the sake of trekking a couple of places that will give you memories you will cherish forever.

    Best Time To Visit:
    April to November

    Things To Do:
    Trekking, Temple Visit, Photography, Sightseeing

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Haridwar Railway Station

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  • 11Uttarkashi

    Uttarkashi

    A district in Uttarakhand where nature and religion join hands to create a truly magical experience for its visitors. Considered as one of the holiest cities for Hindus, Uttarkashi is the ‘Kashi of North’. This delightful tourist destination is situated by the banks of the river Bhagirathi in the Garhwal division of the state.

    Apart from some major Hindu shrines like Vishwanath Temple, the region also has a lot of thrilling options for adventurers in store. A few popular trekking trails are available in Uttarkashi. Besides, the place is also quite popular for housing a mountaineering institute.  

    Best Time To Visit: May to October

    Things To Do: Trekking, Temple Visit, Sightseeing, Photography, Camping

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station

  • 12Ranikhet

    Ranikhet

    For those who prefer to avoid crowded hill stations, Ranikhet is an ideal choice. Ranikhet is a nature lover’s delight, blessed with charming landscape teeming with green foliage. The most important factor that makes Ranikhet one of the most recommended hill stations in Uttarakhand is the calmness that fills its atmosphere and the air as fresh as it can be.

    And the incredible panoramic views of the Himalayas are a bonus. Some noteworthy Hindu temples are situated here including Jhula Devi Temple.

    Best Time To Visit:
    September to November

    Things To Do:
    Golfing, Nature Walk, Sightseeing, Temple Visit, Shopping, Trekking.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 13Kedarnath

    Kedarnath

    A quaint town located in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is a holy city for Hindus. Though blessed with exceptionally beautiful landscapes, Kedarnath is mainly popular for the Kedarnath Temple it houses. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the four dhams. Nestled at a high altitude of 3584 metres above the sea level amidst the snow laden Himalayas, Kedarnath features a magical silence that will heal you spiritually.

    Budget hotels and luxury suites are available for a comfortable accommodation. Visit Kedarnath with your family to undertake a dual experience of nature and mysticism.

    Best Time To Visit: April to June

    Things To Do: Pilgrimage, Trekking, Photography, Sightseeing

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Railway Station

  • 14Chakrata

    Chakrata

    Due to its proximity to the capital city, Dehradun, Chakrata serves as a famous weekend getaway. Boasting an elevation of 2118 metres, this cantonment town in Uttarakhand is blessed with a spectacular scenery that will mesmerize anybody who visits this place. If you are interested in skiing, you can visit Chakrata during winters to enjoy a thrilling experience.

    During summers, adventurers visit Chakrata for trekking and enjoying the natural beauty of this heavenly town, tucked away from the urban hustle. Since it is just separated from Dehradun by 88 km, reaching here will not be a trouble.

    Best Time To Visit: March to June

    Things To Do: Camping, River Rafting, Bird watching, Photography.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

  • 15Yamunotri

    Yamunotri

    If you are done exploring the commercialized and popular hill stations in Uttarakhand, it is time for you to visit the hidden gems of the state like Yamunotri. Tucked away in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas, Yamunotri can be visited for its scenic beauty, relaxing atmosphere and revered shrines of Hinduism. The major attraction in Yamunotri that invites throngs of people to the town is Yamunotri Temple, a renowned Hindu temple dedicated to the river goddess Yamunotri.

    Since the town boasts an elevation of 3293 metres, snowfall is a common sight during winters. Apart from trekking to this temple, you can also visit the thermal springs at Janki Chatti and let your body relax.

    Best Time To Visit:
    May to June and September to November

    Things To Do: Temple Visit, Trekking, Camping, Photography, Picnic.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

  • 16Auli

    Auli

    If you are interested in adventure sports, particularly skiing, Auli is the best bet you have in Uttarakhand. This ski resort town located at an elevation of 2505 metres is a perfect winter holiday destination as it becomes extremely charming with white sheets of snow during this time of the year. However, the place looks equally scenic during summer season as well.

    The snow-clad slopes of Auli are perfect for skiing, and attract huge number of skiers from different parts of the world. The cable car ride here is another major attraction for tourists.

    Best Time To Visit:
    December to March

    Things To Do:
    Skiing, Trekking, Pilgrimage, Cable Car Ride, Photography

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Haridwar Railway Station

  • 17Tehri

    Tehri

    Located close to the prominent hill stations in Uttarakhand like Chamba and Mussoorie, Tehri is a small city frequented by tourists in great numbers during all seasons. The city is majorly famous for housing one of the world’s largest hydroelectric projects from the waters of Bhagirathi and Bhilanganga rivers.

    The sight of the blue waters of the rivers will retain your faith in the artistry of nature, and will inspire the shutterbug inside you to capture some magical frames. Apart from the very famous Tehri Lake, a floating restaurant here is a unique attraction you must visit while you are in Tehri.   

    Best Time To Visit: March to June and September to December

    Things To Do: Zip Lining, Rock Climbing, Sightseeing, Trekking

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

  • 18Abbott Mount

    Abbott Mount

    Whether you want to soothe your eyes with the hypnotizing beauty of the Himalayas or you want to treasure the rich landscapes with your camera, Abbott Mount is a spectacular one among Uttarakhand hill stations. This tiny hamlet boasting an altitude of 7,000 feet is tranquil in its character, and what makes it a perfect Himalayan getaway is the scenery it is blessed with.

    Explorers like to visit this place to enjoy nature walks, photography, and bird watching in addition to breathing in the fresh air.

    Best Time To Visit:
    February to June

    Things To Do: Nature Walk, Photography, Bird Watching, Fishing.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Tanakpur Railway Station

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    Explore Mount Abbott in Lohaghat

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  • 19Binsar

    Binsar

    Binsar is not only a great getaway choice but also a historically significant place located in the state of Uttarakhand. This scenic hill station located at an altitude of 2412 metres once served as the summer capital of Chand Kingdom. The proximity of Binsar to Nainital is also a major factor responsible to its popularity as some travelers prefer the former over the bustling city of the latter.

    If you wish to enjoy solace of refreshing walks into the dense woods or embrace some moments of solitude, Binsar is among the top Uttarakhand hill stations.

    Best Time To Visit:
    March to June

    Things To Do: Trekking, Forest Walk, Photography, Wildlife Sighting

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 20Munsiyari

    Munsiyari

    A known name among backpackers and explorers, Munsiyari is an offbeat tourist destination in Uttarakhand, blessed with some of the prettiest landscapes in the state. This hidden gem in the Kumaon region is located at an altitude of 2200 metres, bordering Tibet. The place receives heavy snowfall during winters, making it appear all the more enchanting.

    However, due to the biting cold temperatures, most people prefer to visit Munsiyari during summers. This town features some extremely scenic trekking trails. Apart from a few Hindu temples, Khaliya Top is a must visit place in Munsiyari you cannot afford to miss.

    Best Time To Visit:
    March to June and September to October

    Things To Do:
    Trekking, Temple Visit, Photography, Bird Watching

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 21Ramgarh

    Ramgarh

    Definitely one of the most underrated hill stations in Uttarakhand, Ramgarh is a quaint hill town located at an elevation of 1789 metres. The place is fondly called ‘Fruit Bowl of Kumaon’ for producing some excellent quality fruits. Since there is not much here in terms of tourist attractions, more people prefer to visit Ramgarh for a serene staycation experience.

    While you are staying here, you can enjoy gazing at the beautiful stretch of the Himalayas and take strolls amidst the dense forests. For capturing the most magnetic views of the snow-clad Himalayas, trek to Devi Temple and look around.  

    Best Time To Visit:
    April to June

    Things To Do:
    Pilgrimage, Sightseeing, Nature Walk, Picnic.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 22Bageshwar

    Bageshwar

    Trekking routes that guide you through dense forests, camping sites with unbelievable views and the divine presence of Saryu River – Bageshwar is the hill destination you have been dreaming to see. Located on the confluence point of Saryu and Gomati rivers, Bageshwar is the recipe for an awe-inspiring vacation.

    The peaceful atmosphere and refreshing atmosphere of this town qualifies it for an excellent place for a staycation experience. On the other hand, scenic trekking trails are the reason why Bageshwar is also quite popular among backpackers and trekkers.

    Best Time To Visit:
    October to May

    Things To Do:
    Sightseeing, Temple Visit, Nature Walk, Photography, Camping

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 23Bhimtal

    Bhimtal

    The fame enjoyed by Nainital is owed to some scenic lakes located close to it, and Bhimtal is one of them. Surrounding this pretty lake is the small town of Bhimtal, serving as a perfect getaway from the urban chaos and noise. Located at a distance of 22 km from Nainital, Bhimtal is an offbeat destination if you are planning to spend some peaceful days with your family or better half.

    The experience of spending an evening boating on the calm waters of the vast lake here will become a lifelong memory for you.

    Best Time To Visit: March to June

    Things To Do: Photography, Boating, Picnic, Nature Walk

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 24Kausani

    Kausani

    Finding its name among the most ideal hill stations in Uttarakhand for those looking for a peaceful holiday, Kausani is indeed tranquil and gorgeous. This hill station sitting at an altitude of 1890 metres is also loved by landscape photographers, for the 300-km wide panoramic view of the Himalayas is a sight to behold.

    Go for nature walk, tour the tea estate, or admire the natural glory this place is blessed with; you will enjoy every single moment in Kausani.

    Best Time To Visit:
    September to November

    Things To Do:
    Tea Estate Tour, Sightseeing, Nature Walk, Photography, Trekking, Temple Visit.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 25Naukuchia Tal

    Naukuchia Tal

    A quaint hill town that is often included in the itinerary for Nainital, Naukuchia Tal is another excellent choice for a laid back vacation in Uttarakhand. The word Naukuchia Tal literally translates to ‘the lake with nine corners’. The town is set around a vast lake with emerald waters which is also the most important tourist attraction here.

    The scenic beauty of the lake surrounded by hills decked with lush greenery fascinates vacationers and photographers to come experience the matchless aura of this place.

    Best Time To Visit: March to June and September to December

    Things To Do: Boat Riding, Photography, Sightseeing, Nature Walk.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 26Mukteshwar

    Mukteshwar

    This is one of the most recommended hill stations in Uttarakhand you must visit with your family. Located an altitude of 2171 metres, at a distance of 51 km from Nainital, Mukteshwar is famous among tourists as well as devotees as the hill station houses a highly revered Hindu temple, Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple.

    The views of the hills in the vicinity and the grand Himalayas one can witness from here are a treat you will not forget. Mukteshwar has some excellent holiday resorts where you can spend the most memorable time of your life.

    Best Time To Visit: March to June

    Things To Do: Temple Visit, Sightseeing, Nature Walk, Family Picnic, Camping.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 27Badrinath

    Badrinath

    Believed to be one of the holiest cities for the followers of Hinduism, Badrinath is located in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. The city is named after the famous Badrinath Temple which is one of the four dhams that are of utmost religious significance to Hindus.

    Besides, the scenic beauty of this city located at an elevation of 3,300 metres is extremely captivating, and makes it an ideal choice for vacationers where they can also experience divinity along with tranquillity.

    Best Time To Visit: May and June

    Things To Do: Temple Visit, Yoga, Picnic, Photography, Dip in Hot Water Spring

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station

  • 28Champawat

    Champawat

    This must be one the most underrated hill stations in Uttarakhand you must visit during your next vacation. Once served as the capital of the dynasty of Chand Rulers, Champawat is a town located in Champawat District of Uttarakhand. Apart from splendid vistas of pristine nature to mesmerize your senses, the own is steeped in the colours of history, and has numerous sites that will definitely amuse history lovers on their visit.

    Champawat is also an important Hindu pilgrimage with a few highly celebrated temples. Kanteshwar Mahadev Temple and Baleshwar Temple are some of the famous ones.

    Best Time To Visit:
    November to February

    Things To Do:
    Paragliding, Fishing, Camping, Sightseeing, Photography.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Tanakpur Railway Station

  • 29Chaukori

    Chaukori

    The idyllic location of this beautiful hill town in Uttarakhand makes Chaukori one of the best choices for a rejuvenating holiday experience in the hills. Surrounded by dense forests of oaks, pines, and rhododendrons, in the shadow of towering Himalayan Peaks, Chaukori promises to give you and your family some memorable moments to relish.

    While you are here, you can take a good look at the grandeur of Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Nandakot, and Panchachuli. The tourist attractions in Chaukori also include some prominent Hindu temples and tea gardens.

    Best Time To Visit: March to June

    Things To Do:
    Photography, Trekking, Sightseeing, Tea Garden Tour, Temple Visit.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 30Bhowali

    Bhowali

    Another scenic hill station in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand which is frequented by tourists as well as devotees during all seasons. Located at an elevation of 1654 metres, Bhowali features a very pleasant climate during summer months, serving as an excellent escape to vacationers from the heat of the plains.

    The town is also famous for producing some fine quality fruits like apples, strawberries, etc. Besides, you can also visit the tea gardens while you are in Bhowali. Kainchi Dham and Golu Devta Temple are the places responsible for making Bhowali a place of religious significance.

    Best Time To Visit: February to April

    Things To Do: Nature Walk, Photography, Temple Visit, Boat Riding.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 31Gangotri

    Gangotri

    Hindu pilgrimages dot the state of Uttarakhand, and Gangotri is another holy place for Hindus in the state. Gangotri is the place where the holy river Ganga originates. There is a temple named Gangotri Temple in the town which pulls in herds of devotees here. The town is located at an elevation of 3415 metres, so you can expect to come across some magnificent views of some of the most prominent Himalayan peaks.

    Apart from a collection of religiously significant sites, Gangotri also features some great trekking trails for thrill seekers.

    Best Time To Visit: April to June

    Things To Do: River Rafting, Trekking, Camping, Photography.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

  • 32Khirsu

    Khirsu

    If you are looking for a holiday destination where you can enjoy some marvellous Himalayan vistas in peace, Khirsu is one of the best options in Uttarakhand. Solo travellers and backpackers can find homestay accommodations for the most authentic experience. Khirsu also features some luxury accommodations for those seeking a comfortable retreat.

    Make sure to bring your camera along when you visit Khirsu because this pretty hill station serves as a window to the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Mount Trishul, Nanda Kot and Panchachuli.

    Best Time To Visit: April to June

    Things To Do: Trekking, Nature Walk, Camping, Photography

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar Railway Station

  • 33Pauri

    Pauri

    Nestled amidst the Himalayas at an altitude of 1814 metres, Pauri is a town in Uttarakhand which also serves as a refreshing getaway to tourists. Featuring natural exquisiteness of the Garhwal region, Pauri is a highly recommended destination if you are traveling to Uttarakhand with family.

    The cool climate of the town makes it an ideal escape for the residents of hot plains. Apart from some famous Hindu temples like Jwalpa Devi Temple, Pauri Town has a number of picturesque holiday spots at short distances.  

    Best Time To Visit: March to June and September to November

    Things To Do: Sightseeing, Nature Walk, Temple Visit.

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar Railway Station

  • 34Madhyamaheshwar

    Madhyamaheshwar

    A significant hill station in Uttarakhand that is quite renowned among the followers of Hinduism as well as trekkers. Velvety green meadows, dense Himalayan forests, and snow-clad mountains – Madhyamaheshwar is a replica of paradise situated at a height of 3490 metres. The town also boasts a rich history as it finds its mention ancient vedas of Hinduism, making it a pilgrimage.

    If you are interested in sightseeing and temple visit, Madhyamaheshwar Temple is the major site in the town. Besides, adventure junkies should definitely visit Madhyamaheshwar for trekking and photography. The temple can only be visited on foot.

    Best Time To Visit:
    May to October

    Things To Do:
    Trekking, Pilgrimage, Photography, Camping

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Rishikesh Railway Station

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    Dwarahat

    Located in the Almora District of Uttarakhand, Dwarahat is a rustic town, ideal for a refreshing holiday experience. Few of the popular hill stations are close to Dwarahat, so this town is also rapidly gaining popularity among tourists. Major tourist sites here include Hindu temples like Dunagiri Temple.

    So, the natural aura of this place is the reason why you should stay here with your family and spend some quality time with them. Dwarahat is also an ideal place for photography and nature walks.

    Best Time To Visit:
    March to June

    Things To Do:
     Temple Visit, Nature Walks, Photography, Sightseeing

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Ramnagar Railway Station

  • 36Gwaldam

    Gwaldam

    If you are looking for perfect frames for your landscape photography collection, this village will not disappoint you. Adorned with the Himalayan vegetation in several shades of green, Gwaldam is a perfect holiday destination with soothing atmosphere. This hill station near Kausani is barely known to outsiders which is all the more reason why you should stay here awhile to experience the most undiluted joy of nature and serenity.

    Since it is a tiny, sleepy village, only expect natural marvels in the form of incredible views everywhere you look.

    Best Time To Visit:
    September to November

    Things To Do:
    Rock Climbing, Tea Garden Tour, Nature Walk, Trekking, Photography.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Kathgodam Railway Station

  • 37Harsil

    Harsil

    If you are planning to explore the unexplored in Uttarakhand, you should start with Harsil. A visit to this rustic village is the key to happiness and rejuvenation. Harsil is located on the banks of river Bhagirathi, so the soothing sound of the gurgling river and the eye-pleasing vistas will set your mood right. Since not too many tourists are aware of this secret gem, you can spend some uninterrupted time here, basking in the lap of nature.

    If you are travelling with friends or solo, opt for a homestay accommodation to undertake an authentic experience. The village is located at a distance of 73 km from Uttarkashi, and is well connected by road.

    Best Time To Visit:
    April to June and September to November

    Things To Do:
    River Rafting, Trekking, Camping, Photography, Paragliding

    Nearest Airport:
    Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Rishikesh Railway Station

  • 38Dharchula

    Dharchula

    If the scenic beauty of the Himalayas and an endless rendezvous with nature is all you seek on your next vacation, Dharchula is our recommendation for you. Located alongside an ancient trade route in the District of Pithoragarh, Dharchula is a fascinating hill town you must visit once in your lifetime.

    Askot Sanctuary where you can come across some exotic fauna and avifauna species and Jauljibi, where the confluence of Gori River and Kali River takes place are the sites of interest in Dharchula. Like all the other places in the state, Dharchula also houses some important Hindu temples.

    Best Time To Visit:
    May, June, September, October

    Things To Do:
    Fishing, Trekking, Paragliding, River rafting, Photography.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station:
    Tanakpur Railway Station

  • 39Sattal

    Sattal

    Sattal which translates to ‘Seven Lakes’ in English exhibits one of the finest creations of nature in Uttarakhand. This cluster of lakes surrounded by thick forests is a sight to behold, and amasses tourists in great numbers all around the year. The soft noise created by the rustling of leaves and chirping of birds and the spectacle created by this group of lakes will be etched in your memory lane.

    Whether you are interested in landscape photography or you just want to spend some quality time in the company of nature, Sattal is a perfect place that will make your vacation unforgettable.

    Best Time To Visit: October to June

    Things To Do: Boat Riding, Temple Visit, Photography, Picnic.

    Nearest Airport:
    Pantnagar Airport

    Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station

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Wildlife in Uttarakhand

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Corbett National Park

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

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Lal Tibba

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.
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Valley of Flowers Trek

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
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Rishikesh

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 

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Nainital

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

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Chopta-Tungnath Trek

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

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Mussoorie

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

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Nag Tibba

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

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Har Ki Doon

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

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Kedarkantha Trek

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

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Chandrashila Trek

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

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Roopkund Trek

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

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Kuari Pass Trek

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

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Dodital Trek

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

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Yamunotri

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.
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Deer Park

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.

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