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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
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
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
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
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
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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Traveller Tales from Uttarakhand
12 July 2018
This was my maiden trek and I am glad I chose Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Saheb. I carried home tonnes of great memories from the trip that I will cherish for my life. Serene Nature, Splendid wea...
13 November 2018
To tell the truth, we started this trek with many doubts and inhibitions. Especially since we had 2 children aged 7 & 8 who had done only single day treks till date. Our trek leader Makkhan Singh gave ...
13 April 2019
The stay at kund was a very pleasant one. It had wonderfull golden views of Kedardome. Sound of mountain river just below the campsite was like a soothing lullaby. The fully blooming rhododendron gave ...
02 February 2019
19th to 23rd January 2019 can’t forget, can’t explain the experience in my life !! The Brahmatal trek is unforgettable in this lifetime!! Yes, we faced some mighty powers of mountains and skies , when ...
06 September 2018
All the arrangements, food, logistics, and support was superb. Both our trek guides especially Mr. Narendra supported and took very good care, continuously motivating and helping throughout the journey...
13 October 2017
"The things I have seen , the things I have done are pretty amazing . I can tell you tales about it , show you volume of pictures , speak on lengths about it but you wont understand . And its not your ...
03 March 2019
"Nestled in the midst of 9 hills offers breathtaking views of the Ganges. The camping experience is great. Hospitable staff. Food is decent. Weather is great. Its a little far off and drive might be a ...
25 October 2018
Nag Tibba Trek is a weekend trek and can be easily accessed from nearby places as Dehradun is well connected. The first half day was journey in the traveller from Dehradun to Pantwari (Base village to ...
18 April 2019
"it was incredible experience. VOF is famous for its 80 and more rare flowers species. trek was 12000 ft above from the sea level. It was not easy but when I saw the colors of flowers it inspired me to
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Uttarakhand is a famous tourist destination and hence, there are a lot of precautions you need to take here, depending on the place you visit.
Take care of personal safety on treks and follow the trek routes. Also, obtain permissions before heading to treks.
Seek complete information about tourist destinations before heading there and have your stay pre-booked as there might be a rush during the peak holiday season.
Check weather predictions before you visit and carry winter wear accordingly. Also, carry sufficient rain gear along with you.
Do not speak to strangers and refrain from making advance payments for any tourist facilities without obtaining an original receipt for the same.
Book all your adventure tours from an authorized agency.
Do not wear flashy clothes and heavy jewelry on the trip as it might invite unpleasant incidents like thefts and pickpocketing.
The legal age to consume alcohol in Uttarakhand is 21 years, but it is prohibited to consume alcohol in holy places like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Chardham.
The legal age to consume alcohol in Uttarakhand is 21 years, but it is prohibited to consume alcohol in holy places like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Chardham.
The beauty of Uttarakhand can be experienced in almost any weather. Summer may seem ideal for nature enthusiasts, but each season here dons its own charm.
July to September:
Uttarakhand experiences rainfall between July to September, but don’t let that dampen your holidays. The monsoon is a refreshing season in the mountain, and one can enjoy the natural beauty to its fullest. The temperature during these months ranges from 20 degrees to 38 degrees depending on the rainfall.
October to February:
Cold and pleasant, winters in Uttarakhand are perfect if you want to experience the place in all its glory. The temperature can range anywhere between 3 degrees to 15 degree Celsius. Although some places may temporarily shut down on account of heavy snowfall, there are still a lot of places such as Corbett, Haridwar, Nainital and the Valley of Flowers that you can visit during the winter season.
March to June:
Considered as the ideal season to plan your trip to Uttarakhand, the temperature during summer is not too harsh and ranges from 20 degrees to 35 degrees. Tourists can explore the state and its awe-inspiring beauty throughout these months. However, be prepared to expect a flock of visitors as the gorgeous Uttarakhand is a favorite of many-a-travellers who want to try the ultimate sport: river rafting.
Easily accessible by one too many modes of transport, getting to Uttarakhand is not troublesome at all. Here are a few ways you can get there with ease:
Uttarakhand is connected to two domestic airports namely – Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) and Pantnagar Airport near Nainital. There are regular flights from Dehradun to Delhi and other major cities of India, but if you’re traveling via Pantnagar, there are a limited number of flights available. Be sure to keep a track of them before planning your trip to Uttarakhand.
Rail routes are a convenient mode of transport throughout the country. Uttarakhand too is connected via some important junctions namely: Haridwar, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Nainital, Kotdwar, Kathgodam, Pauri and Udham Singh Nagar. You can board a train from any of these stations to arrive at any metro city in India.
The wide-spanning road network in Uttarakhand is well-connected with Delhi as well as other major state highways. There are bus services throughout the state that can transport you to some major roadways and highways throughout Uttarakhand.
Famous for its scenic views and several pilgrimage sites, Uttarakhand has plenty of places to be at during your vacation here. Whether you’re keen on visiting sites with divine importance, or are a thrill-seeker looking out for an adventure, here are a few spots you simply shouldn’t miss:
Planning your vacation at Uttarakhand is not as difficult as it seems. You can set aside some time for tranquility and partake in abundant mysterious adventures that the Land of Gods has to offer. Whatever you interest lies in; you can handpick your destinations and plan your trip. Here are a few popular activities to try once you’re in Uttarakhand:
As rich as Uttarakhand is in its cultural heritage and traditions, the state has a humble cuisine that goes hand in hand with nutrition and taste. Due to the abundance of milk available here, you will find a lot dairy products being served in Uttarakhand. A traditional meal in Uttarakhand comprises of Chapati and seasonal vegetables, fruits, rice and dessert. Don’t forget to try the delectable Jhangora Ki Kheer which is a famous sweet dish of the region. You can try most of these dishes in local restaurants.
To get around the expansive state, the best possible way is to get into a state transport bus. Economical and time saving, these buses are well connected to small villages as well as cities in Uttarakhand. Apart from this, you may even hire a cab or SUV as per your requirements, the fares may vary from season to season.
The people of Uttarakhand speak many languages. You may find people conversing in Hindi and English as well, but most of the languages in this state are variations of the Hindi dialect. Apart from this, people converse in Garhwali and Kumaoni. Here are a few common Hindi greetings to keep in mind:
Uttarakhand is well-known for an assortment of knick-knacks, accessories and delightful street side markets. A walk down the streets is sure to keep your eyes glued for antiques, trinkets, gems, handicrafts and traditional paintings of Uttarakhand.
The flourishing wildlife in Uttarakhand is home to several wildlife sanctuaries. The state is bestowed with munificent bio-diversity and rich expanse of greenery. Look out for rare and endangered species such as the Musk deer, Ghorals, Snow Leopards, Monals and various species of butterflies that call this magnanimous valley their home. Here are a couple of wildlife sanctuaries that you must-visit on your trip:
Uttarakhand draws most of its crowd for its daunting watersports and adventure activities. Its abundant flora and fauna also makes Uttarakhand a land of waterfalls and rivers. So, buckle up for some of these exciting watersports around the state:
Exploring the natural wonders of Uttarakhand is only worthwhile when done on foot. These are few paths less travelled for you to trek on during your trip:
Since it is situated atop a mountain, you have plenty of scope to explore one too many quaint hill stations within Uttarakhand. Check out a selected few that make it to our list:
Adrenaline junkies can freak out on the rush of spiraling up the roads in Uttarakhand. Here are a few places to be at:
Although you might be blessed with an awe-inspiring view of the Himalayas from almost everywhere, you can experience the beauty of these peaks right in the lap of greenery. Here are a few places to visit:
Here are a few famous destinations in Uttarakhand for river rafting:
The winter season is glorious in Uttarakhand, and you can have plenty of snow-clad slopes to yourself for skiing. Don’t miss out on these destinations on your trip if you’re fond of the sport:
Every year, Uttarakhand attracts thousands of dedicated devotees who wish to complete their pilgrimage with a glimpse of the almighty. There are numerous temples scattered across the holy Land of Gods, but these are a few that you should cross off your list in case you’re planning to shortlist some:
The Valley of Flowers located alongside the world famous Nanda Devi National Park is included in the prestigious UNESCO world heritage site for its spectacular views and a lush spread of flowers. The reason for its seclusion is due to a treacherous trek that takes you to it. The site is only accessible in the summers at a nominal fee. You can witness the flowers in a glorious bloom after spring.
Before you set out exploring the land of myth and mystery, keep a few of these tips at hand: