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  • Valley of Flowers Trek as the name suggests, is dotted with stretches of colourful flowers.

    It is located at an altitude of 3,600 m above the sea level and is bounded by snow clad mountains. Recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the valley is located at the transition point of Zanskar and Himalayan Treks and Eastern and Western Himalayas.

    Hundreds of beautiful flowers bloom in vivid colours in this captivating valley during summer. There are around 300 species of flora, and the valley also supports a large number of rare and endangered flower species and also some of the threatened medicinal plants. Its said that the floral composition of the valley keeps changing every few days.

    The Valley of Flowers remains in blooms for almost three months. Anemones, geraniums, marsh marigolds, primulas, asters, inulas, Brahma kamal, pedicularis, thermopsis, trollius, straw-berry, epilbium, and rhododendrons make this valley an enchantress that is beautifully decked to cast a spell on you.

    You may also come across many butterflies. En route, if you are lucky, you may be able to spot the musk deer, blue sheep (bharal), Himalayan bear, Himalayan mouse hare, and snow leopard. The Valley of Flowers trek is also a paradise for avid bird watchers.

    Meadows of wild flowers are interspersed with waterfalls, springs, rocky boulders, and more. For trekkers, the base camp is at Ghangaria, from here the trek is 3 km uphill. Its a moderate level trek, and the trail is well-defined.

    You ascend through coniferous forest, and then a down-hill trek leads you to a bridge and the check-post, which is the beginning of the Valley of Flowers trek. A rock trails leads you to the exquisite valley covered in colourful flowers.

  • 01Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2019

    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2019
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    July 6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28

    August 3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,31

    September 1,7,8,14

    About the Valley of Flowers Trek:

    With the verdant beauty of the snowcapped mountains in the backdrop, the green meadows and the white clouds blend to make dreamlike Valley of Flowers trek. Perched at an altitude of 14,400 ft, this trek was a sudden discovery by British traveller Frank Smith in 1931.  Step into the bed of flowers while you head out for this one of a kind beautiful trek. You will start this trek from Govindghat via Joshimath which will lead you to Hemkund Sahib on day fourth.  The trek is considered as an easy to moderate trek and is a favourite among the beginners as well as avid trekkers.  Feast your eyes with the thousands of flowers in full bloom.  

    You will come across several streams casually meandering through the valley. Next, you will come across the high altitude serene lake, Hemkund 4329 metre. This lake is considered as a holy site for both Hindus and Sikhs.  The trail will be a steep one but the amazing view with the seven snow-capped mountain around you will definitely make you feel enchanted. Witness the beauty of Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks that feed the lake and you will find a small stream called Himganga which flows out from the lake.  It is believed that Govind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikh faith had meditated on the bank of this lake in one during the ancient times. 

    On your fifth day, you will take the same trek route Ghangaria to Govindghat and then to Joshimath.  Your trek will be a steep one from Ghangharia while enjoying some amazing view of the regions. The valley of flowers treks will take you to the world of the most beautiful and enchanting wildlife which you will cherish for a lifetime.  From Govindghat, drive to Joshimath and you can witness the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers to form the River Ganges while you pass through Devaprayag.  You can also explore Auli if you wish in the evening. There are lots of valley of flowers trekking packages which will take you through the beautiful land. Spend some time with nature and capture the scenic images in your heart.

    About the Destination:

    Known as the most beautiful trek in the world with the blue Primula, Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand is a must do trek for you. Tucked up at a high altitude this trek is renewed with the Mountaineers and adventure seekers.  Blessed with exotic flowers, faunas and magnificent views this trek will take you to the world of snow clad mountains and high cliffs. High in the grand Himalayas of the Garhwal district sprawls this captivating valley. The best time to do this trek is during the month of mid-July to mid-August.  

    For this trek, you will have to trek from Govindghat, on the route to Hemkund Sahib, up to  Ghangaria which is quite an exhilarating climb. Catch the glimpse of the Himalayan beauty while you head out on this trek. At an altitude of 14,400 ft, you will come across the large clear water lake which will make you stare at it for long. This hidden jewel is a unique habitat and home to millions of species of wildflowers such as saxifrages, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendular, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia.  Not just this you will come across varieties of colourful butterflies as you continue your trek. 

    This valley is at an altitude of 3250 m and above. This valley is also a core zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve with an expanse of 87.5 sq km which is just a colourful paradise with alpine flowers. According to the legends, it is believed that this is the place where Pawan Putra Hanuman had collected Sanjeevani Buti to cure Laxman.  Listen to the sound of birds chirping and the musical sound of the stream during the trek. The soothing breeze and the enchanting beauty lure away the nature lovers and the photography lovers. 

    This valley was also declared as a National Park in 1982 and is a world heritage site. One can also find a variety of rare and endangered species of animals like Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep and more. With the backdrop of the mountains and the scenic trail, you will feel as you have definitely landed in the land of fairies.

    Valley of Flowers Trek Highlights:

    - Blessed with the verdant beauty of the meadows, and the exotic flowers this will be trek which will take you through small streams.

    - Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region like saxifrages, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendula, daisies and brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep.

    - Catch the glimpse of the famous Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks while you head out on this trek.

    -  Meet the local people and learn about the culture of this region. Also, do share a cup of tea with them.

    - While at Hemkund Sahib take a dip in the holy water and purify your soul.

    - Also, enjoy a lakeside camping and spend the night under the clear night sky. 

    Quick Facts:

    Altitude: 14,400 ft

    Temperature: Day: 12°C-20°C and Night: 4°C-10°C

    Trekking Distance:  47km

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Joshimath

    Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Base Camp: Govindghat

    ATM: Joshimath is the last place where ATM is there.

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  • 036 Days/5 Nights Trek to Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand 2019

    6 Days/5 Nights Trek to Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand 2019
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    Departure Dates:

    July: 6,7,8,13,14,15,20,21,22,28
    August: 3,4,10,12,19,24,25,26,31
    September: 1,7,14

    About the Valley of Flower :

    Get swept away into a floral fairytale world. A trek to Valley of Flowers greets with an array of colourful blossoms and a charming network of streams lacing dewy meadows. The backdrop of snow kissed mountains further adds to the charm. Huddled in the celestial like West Himalaya, Uttarakhand, the trek to Valley of Flowers opens up around 300 types of endemic alpine flowers and a rich range of flora.

    A nature lover's paradise, Uttarakhand allures with a dramatic landscape of quaint lakes, meandering rivers, lofty mountains and rising peaks of Hilamlayas. The serene atmosphere further lends in a distinct character.

    Lolling over a good 87.5 square kilometres, the area was declared a national park in 1982. Heralded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the entire valley comes alive when the snow melts. Over here, you will also come across endangered species as such as Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and also the blue sheep. At 3600 meters above the sea level, the Valley of Flowers makes for an engaging trekking destination.


    About the destination:

    A gateway to floral paradise, the Valley of Flowers is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in India, and is privileged the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site! Nestled atop a breathtaking altitude of 14,400 ft., the valley is home to countless exquisite floral species that carpet the trails. A crisscross of white, purple, blue, yellow and red paints the verdant canvas of the trek, while towering Himalayan massifs stand guard throughout. A blend of enchanting aromas from the carpeting flowers swirl through the valley, putting trekkers in a daze.

    Enhancing the fantastic beauty of the trail are several streams that wind through the splendid meadows. The landscape of the trek is beautifully woven with stellar grasslands, idyllic lakes and the rising magnificence of snow-clad Himalayan giants. Monsoons breathe a new life into the valley, which morphs into an expansive quilt of blossoming flowers.

    Another alluring highlight of the trek is the alpine lake of Hemkund Sahib, huddled high in the laps of the Himalayas. The lake demands a thrilling climb, which you traverse while dreaming away of the delicious hot langar (meal) that awaits you at the Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib.

    The trek to Valley of Flowers begins from a little hamlet called 'Govind Ghat, sitting in close proximity to Joshimath. Experience six days of pure, uninterrupted Himalayan bliss, cocooned in the embrace of nature. A botanist's wildest dream, and a nature lover's paradise, a trek to the Valley of Flowers will leave you with a lifetime of memories, some in your camera rolls, and some forever tucked away in you heart. If you’re looking for your next big Himalayan adventure, the Valley of Flowers will quench your thirst like no other.

    Quick Facts:

    Altitude: 14,400 ft

    Temperature: Day: 12°C-20°C and Night: 4°C-10°C

    Trekking Distance:  37km

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Govindghat

    Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Base Camp: Govindghat

    ATM: Joshimath is the last place where ATM is there.

  • 04Valley of Flowers with Hemkund Sahib Tour Package

    Valley of Flowers with Hemkund Sahib Tour Package
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    About the Activity:
    • Valley of Flowers is a World Heritage Site well acknowledged by avid trekkers and nature lovers. Trek to this valley has tremendous admirers.
    • If you would like to be one among them, then choose this 6 day trekking to the valley with some of the ardent lovers of trekking.
    • Arrive at Haridwar in the morning to capture the pleasant views of the famous Nanda Devi Biosphere, the national park in the far interiors of Garhwal Himalayas (Uttarakhand) that is spread over 87.5 sq. kms. Valley of Flowers is situated here.
    • Along with the thick blanket of rare flowers of different colours, this valley is a home to many rare and endangered species of animals like Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep and more.
    • On your tour of Valley of Flowers, you will come across the high altitudes and also make your way to visit Hemakund Sahib.The flowers will start appearing just after the melting of the snow cover and the main flowers found are Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy, Cobra Lily Anemone, Geranium, Marsh Marigold, Prinula etc.
    • Embrace the nature here enhanced by plenty of waterfalls, glaciers, towering mountains, big rivers and quaint villages.
    • The package includes food, accommodation in hotels or lodges and transportation during the whole trip.

    • There are two variants available: 1) tented accommodation without transport and 2) tented accommodation with transport


    • The short itinerary is as follows:
    • Day 01: Haridwar - Auli (2450m) (Drive / 280 Kms / 8 - 9 Hrs)
    • Day 02: Auli (2450m) - Govindghat - Ghangaria (3050m) (Drive / 1 Hr) (Trek / 4 - 5 Hrs)
    • Day 03: Ghangaria (3050m) - Valley Of Flowers (3600m) - Ghangaria (3050m) (Trek / 4 - 5 Hrs)
    • Day 04:
    • Option 1: Ghangaria (3050m) - Hemkund Sahib (4329m) - Ghangaria (3050m) (Trek / 6 - 7 Hrs) 
    • Option 2: Ghangaria (3050m) - Valley Of Flowers (3600m) - Ghangaria (3050m) (Trek / 4 - 5 Hrs) 
    • Day 05: Ghangaria - Govindghat - Badrinath - Auli (Trek / 3 - 4 Hrs)(Drive / 4 Hrs)
    • Day 06: Auli - Haridwar (Drive / 280 Kms / 8 - 9 Hrs)
  • 05Valley of Flowers Trekking Package, Uttaranchal 2019

    Valley of Flowers Trekking Package, Uttaranchal 2019
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    Departure Dates:

    July: 6,7,8,13,14,15,20,21,22,28
    August: 3,4,10,12,19,24,25,26,31
    September: 1,7,14

    About the Destination: 

    Trekking in India is incomplete without a trek to the Valley of Flowers. Indulge yourself in an experience of Valley of Flowers trekking and be amazed by  the dewy land that welcomes you with diverse range of vibrant flowers. The landscape is dotted with a carpet of green and offers a distant view of snow-capped mountains. Tucked away in Uttarakhand, a divine region of West Himalayas, trekking to Valley of Flowers unfolds to you around 300 types of endemic alpine flowers and a rich range of flora.

    The colourful place stretches over a good 87.5 square kilometres and was declared a national park in 1982. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the valley needs to be seen to be believed. Frozen during the colder month; the place come alive with a burst of life when the snow melts.

    This National Park is also home to endangered species as such as Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and also the blue sheep. At 3600 meters above the sea level, the Valley of Flowers tour makes for an engaging trekking destination. Over the 6 days of the trek, you will be covering around 38km, the Valley of Flowers Uttaranchal - July, August 2015 Valley of flowers best time to visit is July to August.

  • 06How to reach?

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    Govindghat is the nearest bus stand which is around 18 kms away from the Valley of Flowers. There are two routes to reach Govindghat, one is via Srinagar from Rishikesh, and the alternate route is from Haldwani via Ranikhet to Govindghat.

    Route 1: Rishikesh - Rudraprayag - Karnprayag - Joshimath - Govindghat

    Route 2: Haldwani - Ranikhet - Karnprayag - Joshimath - Govindghat

    Ghangaria is located 13 kms away from Govindghat. After crossing the Alaknanda River, one reaches an ascending bridle path along Bhyundar Ganga that leads to Ghangaria. The valley is 3 kms from here. Nearest airport is in Dehradun and the nearest railway is in Rishikesh.

    Exact Location: The Valley of Flowers is nestled in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga near Joshimath in Gharwal region. District: Chamoli.

    Nearest Town: Joshimath.

    Trek Length: Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers: 5 km one side.

    Best Time to Visit: From Mid July to Mid August.

  • Other Attractions in the Vicinity

  • 07Hemkund Saheb

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    A very popular trekking destination, Hemkund is a 15 km trek from Govindghat. The high altitude lake is known as Hemkund (4329 m) is located here. The lake and its picturesque surroundings are an important pilgrim center for both Hindus and Sikhs. Close to the lake, the sacred Sikh Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple are located.
  • 08Joshimath

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    One of the popular pilgrim centres in Uttrakhand, Joshimath was established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century. There are the temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh here. This scenic town is also the base for the Valley of Flowers trek.

Trekking in Uttarakhand

Attractions

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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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Haridwar

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 

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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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Kanavashram

Popular as the birthplace of Bharat and Siddh Peeth of sage Kanva, Kanavashram is cradled on the banks of river Malini and is surrounded by dense forests and hills. Apart from this, this 5500 years old ashram also holds a significance for being the gateway to Puri. 

If you wish to reside in the premises of this ashram and practice meditation, you can avail the accommodation facilities provided at this place. The impeccable views of Sahastradhara Falls from here further adds to its charm.

Distance: 53.8km, Lansdowne 

Timings: Open for 24 hours.

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Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple

This famous temple in Lansdowne is dedicated to Lord Shiva and sees a huge crowd of devotees throughout the year. The name of this temple is derived from Kalash Rishi. Kaleshwar Mahadev is an important pilgrimage centre which is maintained by the Indian Army. 

The prayers in this temple are conducted by a Major. It is the most ancient temple in the town which is said to be around 500 years old. The holy temple is also known to be the meditation site for many sages.

Distance: 1.0km, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Timing: 7:00 AM-11:00 AM and 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Entry fee: No entry charges.

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Bhim Pakora

Situated in Dhura, around 2 Km away from Gandhi Chowk, this site is popular as it has many mythological tales linked to it. It is said that during the period of exile, Pandavas took a halt at this place and cooked food. It is also a popular tale that Bhim placed a rock above another in a way that it can never topple. 

Now tourists can move this rock by merely one finger but it can never fall down. If you have always been keen about Indian mythology, Bhim Pakora is one of the major places to visit in Lansdowne.

Distance: 41.km Lansdowne

Timings: Any time of the day

Entry Fee: No entry charges.


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St Johns Church

Situated at the Mall Road, this church is reckoned among the key places to visit in Lansdowne since 1936. Though the church remained abandoned for years, it was finally handed over to the GOI in the year 1951. Apart from its lush green surroundings, it also flaunts alluring interiors which have captivated the hearts of numerous travellers. 

St. Johns church is a roman catholic church that shares close proximity with the tourist spots situated on the Main Road of Lansdowne.

Distance:14.9km Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Timings:
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Entry Fee:
No entry fee.


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