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Himalayas and endowed with rich topography of lofty snow-laden mountains, gurgling rivers, muddy trails, undulated meadows, striking fruit orchards, quaint villages, and verdant forests, the hill state of Uttarakhand is an epitome of natural beauty. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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  • Located amidst the majestic Himalayas and endowed
    with rich topography of lofty snow-laden
    mountains, gurgling rivers, muddy trails,
    undulated meadows, striking fruit orchards,
    quaint villages, and verdant forests, the hill
    state of Uttarakhand is an epitome of natural
    beauty. The scores of tourist places to visit in
    Uttarakhand, provide a favourite haunt for
    honeymooners, trekkers, wildlife enthusiasts,
    adventure freaks, and casual holiday seekers and
    attract countless people from across the country
    to escape those unbearable mounting temperatures
    of the plains during peak summer months.
  • With some spectacular places to visit in
    Uttarakhand and the availability of innumerable
    thrilling experiences ranging from water sports
    to the blissful ashrams where you can connect
    with your inner self, there is no reason you
    should be a part of the urban grind for more than
    two months in a row! Summers are the best time to
    visit the many tourist places in the state when
    the pristine beauty of the majestic alpine hills
    is blooming with lush greenery, and one can also
    partake in various fairs and festivals that
    showcase the states diverse cultures and
    traditions. While there are endless enchanting
    hill stations and places to visit in Uttarakhand,
    we bring to you the best seven, saving you from
    all the stress of listing down the prospective
    summer vacation destinations. These luxurious
    hill-top destinations tucked in the peaceful
    state of Uttarakhand are sought by travellers
    owing to their sweeping views of some of the
    tallest Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi and
    Panchachuli and captivating view of the rich
    natural beauty, green pastures, and silent

  • Top 7 Places to Visit in Uttarakhand
  • Rishikesh
  • Mussoorie
  • Kausani
  • Haridwar
  • Nainital
  • Jim Corbett National Park
  • Dhanaulti

1. Rishikesh
  • Beautifully cradled on the foothills of
    Himalayas, at the holy confluence of Ganga and
    Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh has always charmed
    spiritual and adventure travellers. This holy
    city offers divine views of scenic landscapes and
    a lush green valley, and is home to ancient
    temples, spiritual gurus and a host of ashrams
    preaching yoga, spirituality, meditation and
    Ayurveda. Rishikesh is a place that continues to
    enthral tourists with its rustic touch and
    spiritual energy. Triveni Ghat marks the
    confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati
    rivers and is one of the most worshipped bathing
    spots in Rishikesh. Apart from being a spiritual
    getaway, the small hamlet is also famed for
    thrilling adventure sports like white water
    rafting on the rapids of Ganga, cliff diving,
    body surfing, rock climbing, and others.
  • It is conveniently located in close proximity to
    other important devotional places like Kedarnath,
    Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri and is looked
    upon as a prominent camping site. Major
    attractions in the city include Gita Bhawan,
    Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, and Triveni Ghat,
    among other places of religious significance.
    Rishikesh also serves as the gateway to many
    Himalayan treks and is used as a popular camping
    site, and is a must visit for everyone visiting
    India to truly experience something spiritual and
  • Best time to visit September to December and
    February to April
  • Things/activities to do Ganga aarti, rope
    walking, white water rafting, mountain biking,
    flying fox, bungee jumping, and nature hiking

2. Mussoorie
  • The amazing town of Mussoorie remains an ideal
    getaway for all those seeking respite from the
    scorching heat and overcrowded city life. The
    beautiful hill station nestled in the foothills
    of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, boasts of a
    wonderful weather and offers a picturesque and
    delightful view of the Himalayan Ranges and Doon
    Valley. The hill top destination served as the
    summer retreat during the British era in the
    yester years. This can be observed from the
    multitude of British remnants engulfing the city,
    and the colonial architecture of the structures
    dotting the entire terrain. The Queen of Hills
    is evergreen and the perfect place to unwind and
    celebrate your vacation amidst the beauty of
    nature and several attractions like hills,
    museums, adventure parks, art galleries and clock
    towers, all vying for your attention. Major
    attractions here include Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba,
    Clouds End, Bhadraj Temple, and the famous Mall

  • Tourists can avail of the cable car ropeway ride
    to Gun Hill, which offers a captivating view of
    the surrounding mountains, enjoy several exciting
    activities like skywalk, zip swings, paragliding,
    rappelling, and zip lines at the Mussoorie
    Adventure Park, try your hand at river rafting in
    the stimulating rapids along the Dhauliganga and
    Alaknanda Rivers or pursue all sorts of thrilling
    adventure activities like trekking, camping, rock
    climbing across the countryside. Consider buying
    several unique items from the many local shops in
    Kulri Bazaar and Landour Bazaar, where you will
    see sellers vying for your attention in selling
    everything from antiques, oxidized jewellery, and
    footwear to artefacts and fancy sweaters. Take a
    leisurely stroll through the meandering mountain
    roads of the Mall Road and make some amazing
    memories to treasure while in Mussoorie.
  • Best time to visit March to June and October to
    February for snowfall
  • Things/activities to do Trekking, nature hiking,
    cable car ride, white water rafting, mountain
    biking, fishing, and wildlife safari,

3. Kausani
  • Rightly termed as the Switzerland of India by
    Mahatma Gandhi, the luxurious hill-top
    destination of Kausani tucked in the peaceful
    Bageshwar District of Uttarakhand is sought by
    travellers who like to go offbeat. It is renowned
    for the 350 kilometres broad sweeping views of
    some of the tallest Himalayan peaks like Nanda
    Devi and Panchachuli and the captivating view
    that it offers to passionate trekkers and
    photographers alike. The rich natural beauty, tea
    gardens, and silent valleys makes it an ideal
    weekend getaway from Delhi. Discover famous
    tourist places with your loved ones like
    enchanting Rudradhari Falls, Anasakti Ashram, the
    ancient temple of Baijnath, Rudrahari Mahadev
    Temple, and Kausani Planetarium, among others.
  • One of the top tourist places in Kausani for
    Himalayan tourists, the Kausani Tea Estate sits
    at an altitude of 1,890 metres, spread across 208
    acres of area and is a perfect heaven for tea
    lovers. The organic tea produced here is savoured
    by locals and tourists alike and is even exported
    to many countries, including Australia, Germany,
    and the US. June to September is the best time to
    visit this place, when it is covered with lush
    greenery and the cool air with a pleasant, musky
    aroma of freshly plucked tea leaves rejuvenates
    you. Interact with locals to get to know how the
    tea leaves are processed and packed.
  • Best time to visit March to June
  • Things/activities to do Trekking, nature trails,
    sunset viewing, fishing, and nature photography

4. Haridwar
  • Situated in the heart of Uttarakhand on the banks
    of the holy River Ganga, is nestled one of the
    most revered destination thronged by devotees
    from across the world, who come to take a dip in
    the holy river and get rid of all the paap (sins)
    and achieve absolution and blissfulness. Tourists
    can partake in the stunning Ganga aarti that
    happens at the Har-ki-Pauri Ghat every evening or
    visit the Jairam Ashram, Vaishnav Devi Temple,
    Manasa Devi Temple, and Chilla Wildlife
    Sanctuary. Grand celebrations are conducted at
    the Kumbh Mela once in every 12 years that draws
    lakhs of pilgrims from all over the world and is
    considered one of the most religious gatherings
    in India.

  • The land of mysticism and legends has evolved
    from being a mere religious city to a
    multifaceted cultural and spiritual centre, and
    there is a lot more to the city than just
    visiting temples and other spiritual sites.
    Haridwar has unfolded as the perfect holiday
    option for anyone seeking spiritual connection as
    well as a chance to indulge in and get closer to
    nature. The Rajaji Tiger Reserve and National
    Park is amongst the other tourist places in
    Haridwar, spread across an area of 1,000 square
    kilometres and is home to a variety of flora and
    fauna. Dont forget to have a bite of the local
    delicacies here, as Haridwar is renowned for its
    street food trail. Some of the must-try dishes
    include mouth-watering kachoris, aloo puri,
    lassi, and chole bhature.
  • Best time to visit October to February
  • Things/activities to do Temple hopping,
    meditation and yoga, Ayurvedic treatments, and
    nature photography

5. Nainital
  • One of the prime tourist places to visit in
    Uttarakhand, Nainital lies deep inside the
    beautiful Kumaon Hills and makes for one of the
    best weekend getaways from Delhi and Punjab. This
    quaint hill town with its natural beauty and
    cultural spectacle offers great scope for
    trekking and other adventure activities like
    hiking, rock-climbing, paragliding, and angling
    amidst the ethereal beauty of its lakes. It also
    houses myriad temples and religious places that
    offer a memorable time to all the spiritually
  • The Naini Lake that flows through the heart of
    the city is a famous spot for various activities
    such as paddle boating and row boating. Other
    prominent tourist places that you can visit are
    the Sariyatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake, Naina Peak,
    Tiffin Top, Khurpatal Lake, and Snow View Point.
    Around Nainital, you can visit Jeolikote,
    Bhimtal, and Mukteshwar, which are all lesser
    explored and tranquil places to stay.
  • Best time to visit March to June
  • Things/activities to do Boating, trekking, and
    wildlife safari and temple hopping

6. Jim Corbett National Park
  • Being one of the oldest and most prestigious
    national park established in 1936, Jim Corbett
    has ensured to maintain its legacy by holding on
    to its richness of Royal Bengal tigers in the
    region. Being one of the very few national parks
    to allow residing inside the premise at night,
    Jim Corbett is special in many unique ways.
    Located in the foothills of the Himalayas and
    along the banks of River Ramaganga, it provides
    habitat to around 580 bird species and 50 species
    of animals along with 25 reptile species.
  • The incredibly diverse landscape, ranging from
    marshy land, riverine belts to small hills,
    marshy depressions, lakes and grasslands, is home
    to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including
    Otters, Asiatic Black Bear, Hog Deer, Sambar,
    Sloth bear, Wild Elephants, and some migratory
    birds. It is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts,
    nature lovers, and photographers. A visit to
    Corbett National Park remains incomplete without
    taking a jungle safari, so make sure you go for a
    safari, preferably in morning and evening both.
  • Best time to visit November to February
  • Things/activities to do Animal sighting,
    wildlife photography, bird watching, and safari

7. Dhanaulti
  • The unadulterated natural bounty of Dhanaulti
    makes for one of the best nature holiday
    destinations in the Himalayan region. This quaint
    little hill town located at a distance of 62
    kilometres from Mussoorie is a perfect getaway
    from the hustle bustle of the swarming cities
    flanked by strapping mountain slopes, sprawling
    verdant forests, snow covered peaks, red apples
    orchard, and luscious cherry trees. Dhanaulti is
    a haven for you to marvel at the untouched
    natural beauty, and is dotted with several
    attractions from ancient temples and pristine
    parks to nearby villages. Places to visit here
    include the lush, sprawling Eco Park, Surkhanda
    Devi Temple, Camp Thangdhar, and the magnificent
    Dhanaulti Adventure Park.
  • Dhanaulti is an amazing place to relax in the lap
    of Mother Nature, sans the touristy-rush and
    high-end commercialization. Spring and early
    summers is supposed to be the most favourable
    time to visit this hill station, when the beauty
    amplifies manifold with blooming flowers and
    fruit laden orchards that look stunning.
  • Best time to visit October to June
  • Things/activities to do Camping, bird watching
    and trekking

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