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Best Places to visit in Uttarakhand

May 14, 2022 2:12 PM |

Places to visit in Uttarakhand

Known for being one of the prime tourist destinations of India, Uttarakhand is where you should definitely plan your next trip be it with your friends, family or partner. From amusing hill stations, snow-covered Himalayan ranges for trekking and hiking, adrenaline-pumping adventure activities, and the best of resorts to stay at, Uttarakhand promises a fun time at reasonable prices.

When in Uttarakhand, take a trek to the holy grounds of Kedarnath and offer your prayers to ‘Lord Shiva’. Some of the most exclusive trekking spots in Uttarakhand are, Kedarral treks, Bali pass trek, and Auden’s Col trek, all of which are moderate level treks promising adventure and fun-filled time.

Nainital is another infamous hill station of Uttarakhand, that houses the best of Himalayan ranges, pristine and clean rivers, natural landscapes and waterfalls, perfect for an escape from the usual hustle of the city. Indulge in a variety of fascinating activities like rafting, bungee jumping, and hiking as well.

To enjoy the best of the snow-covered peaks and valleys of this Himalayan beauty, tourists should definitely explore Mussoorie. With its fine resorts and hotels, Mussoorie is the prime hill station attracting a majority of the tourists.

1. Valley of Flowers

Deemed as one of the best and most serene UNESCO heritage sites to visit around North India, the extremely majestic Valley of Flowers is where tourists will find millions of vibrant floral beauties. There are over 600 species like orchids, poppies, marigolds, and daisies that pose as the perfect backdrop for your Uttarakhand pictures. The best time to visit this extraordinary wonder is during the months of May to October when the valley turns into a vibrant and vivid botanical garden housing distinct flowers. The entire valley is surrounded by humongous Himalayan mountains, that give off extreme tranquillity and serenity worth exploring. If you are lucky you might also spot squirrels, snow leopards, lime butterflies, etc. in your Uttarakhand tour packages.

Places to visit in Uttarakhand

2. Dehradun

The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is a vibrant and active city that is a definite visit in your Uttarakhand expedition. Dehradun has a plethora of trekking spots that are perfect for picturesque nature exploration. During your stay in Dehradun, visit the famous Robber’s cave and marvel at its natural beauty. If you fancy a dip in the cool and feel the medicinal powers of Uttharahand’s water bodies, then head onto SahastraDhara. To live the exquisite, ‘pahadi life’ of Dehradun, visit its enchanting cafes and feast upon famous, momos, maggie, and more. Dehradun is also a famous spot for adrenaline-pumping activities, like paragliding, bungee jumping, and rafting which are all a definite try. Explore the best of Dehradun, and visit thrillophillia’s recommended locations.

3. Rishikesh

Commonly, known as the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh is the perfect blend of extraordinary city life, religious tourist attractions, and a myriad of fascinating activities. On your visit to Rishikesh, indulge in an amazing river rafting experience on the fast-flowing rivers of the Ganges. Bungee jumping is another must-try in Rishikesh, where you get to jump from the highest point and enjoy the feeling of flying in the air. The incredible Ganga aarti performed on the banks of the river Ganga is one of the best spiritual awakenings of its kind. Explore the holy Trayambakeshwar temple and Parmarth Niketan Aarti Sthal and offer your divine prayings. Finally, head onto Lakshman Jhula, for a pristine evening walk over this suspended iron bridge over the River Ganges, and click beautiful pictures.

Places to visit in Uttarakhand

4. Mussoorie

Situated at a distance of 35 kms, from the capital city of Dehradun, Mussoorie is a beautiful hill station that receives heavy snowfall during winters. Climb the snow-covered peaks of Bhadraj Temple trek and Nag Tibba Summit and indulge in an adrenaline-gushing trekking and hiking experience. Next on, Mussorie also offers a number of amazing adventure activities like skywalking, bungee jumping, and zip-lining. If you are with your partner, then take a pristine and romantic boating tour on Mussoorie Lake and click pictures of the awe-inspiring sunset at dusk. For a fun picnic experience, you can explore the amusing Kempty waterfalls, and marvel at the ravishing Himalayan cliffs surrounding them.

5. Nainital

Situated at a height of 2100 meters, of Kumaon hills of the Himalayas, the resort of Nainital is home to a myriad of exquisite and high-end hotels and resorts, which lets you enjoy the tranquillity of this hill station. When in Nainital, do visit the amazing Nainital Lake, which attracts all tourists to marvel at its boating and yachting activities with an amazing backdrop of dense forests and mountains. The infamous Jim-Corbett national park is another beautiful location that awaits your visit in Nainital where you can spot tigers, leopards, Himalayan bears, jackals, etc. For a shopping excursion, you can try out the infamous and crowded mall road and shop for ethnic clothing, accessories, show wear, and more.

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