March 12, 2018 / Comments (2)

Top Places in Uttarakhand which are sure to take your breath away

Top tourist places in Uttarakhand

Commonly referred to as the Devbhumi (God’s land), Uttarakhand is the land of scenic beauty which boasts of a number of sightseeing places. There are some mesmerizing tourist places in Uttarakhand which are sure to take your breath away. It is a state in the northern part of India which is bestowed with immense beauty.

Peacefully nested at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, Uttarakhand is a hilly region which shares its international boundaries with China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east. On its north-west lies Himachal Pradesh, while on the south is Uttar Pradesh.

The state of Uttarakhand has a rich diversity of natural resources. It has a number of water bodies and forests with many glaciers, rivers, dense forests and snow-clad mountain peak.

Listed below are some of the most beautiful tourist places in Uttarakhand which you shouldn’t miss at all:

1. Dehradun

The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun lies at the foothills of Himalaya. It happens to be one of the oldest cities of India and is famous of scenic beauty. Located in the Garhwal region, it lies 236 kilometres north of India’s capital New Delhi and is at 168 kilometres from Chandigarh. The city is well-known for its natural resources as well as pleasant climatic conditions. This is one of the major reasons as to why it is one of the most common getaways from the popular hill stations like Nainital, Mussoorie etc. and pilgrim sites like Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Tourist places in Uttarakhand - Dehradun

Places to visit:

  • Sahastradhara
  • Tiger Falls
  • Robber’s Cave
  • Mindrolling Monastery
  • Tapkeshwar Temple
  • Forest Research Institute
  • Tapovan
  • Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
  • Lachhiwala
  • Malsi Deer Park

2. Nainital

Located in Kumaon area of Uttarakhand, Nainital is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. It is its beautiful lakes, temples and exotic scenery which attracts a number of people to this city every year. The city has a number of places to soothe your eyes, which can be visited during anytime of the year.

Nainital is divided into two parts, Tallital and Mallital. A lake separates it into two parts. Tallital is the southern side of the lake, while Mallital consists of the northern upper reaches.

Tourist places in Uttarakhand - Nainital

Places to visit:

  • Naini Lake
  • Naina Peak
  • Tiffin Top
  • John in the Wilderness.
  • G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo.
  • Gurney House
  • Snow View
  • Land’s End
  • Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

3. Mussoorie

The ‘Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie is located 35 kilometres from Dehradun. The time period from mid-March to mid-November is highly favourable to visit this city. It is recommended to avoid visiting this place during the monsoon and winters as it becomes quite inaccessible at that time.

Tourist places in Uttarakhand - Mussorie

Places to visit:

  • Kempty Falls
  • Lal Tibba
  • Happy Valley
  • Camel’s Back Road
  • Gun Hill
  • Mussoorie Lake
  • Christ Church
  • Sir George Everest’s House
  • Jwalaji Temple
  • The Mall (Mall Road)

4. Rishikesh

Commonly known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’ and ‘Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. It is the perfect blend of peace, beauty and adventure. Widely known for its beauty, Rishikesh has attracted a number of spiritual seekers and tourists. Since the city is only a few miles from Haridwar, it is also considered as a ‘holy city’.

Tourist places in Uttarakhand - Rishikesh

Places to visit:

  • Laxman Jhula
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • The Beatles Ashram
  • Swarg Ashram
  • Parmarth Niketan
  • Rajaji National Park
  • Kaudiyala
  • Shivpuri
  • Jumpin Heights
  • Shivpuri
  • Narendra Nagar

5. Almora

A paradise for all nature lovers, Almora is located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range. The city is well known for its diverse culture, beautiful handicrafts, appetizing food and magnificent wildlife. The beauty of this place has been rightly put up by Mahatama Gandhi, who once said, “In these hills, nature’s hospitality eclipses all men can ever do. The enchanting beauties of the Himalayas, their bracing climate and the soothing green that envelopes you leaves nothing more to be desired. I wonder whether the scenery of these hills and the climate are to be surpassed, if equalled, by any of the beauty spots of the world. After having been nearly three weeks in Almora Hills, I am more than ever amazed why our people need go in Europe in search of health.”

Tourist places in Uttrakhand - Almora

It is also well reflected in the world of Swami Vivekananda, who said: “These mountains are associated with the best memories of our race: Here, therefore, must be one of centers, not merely of activity, but more of calmness of meditation, and of peace and I hope someone to realize it.”

Places to visit:

  • Kasar Devi Temple
  • Katarmal Sun Temple
  • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
  • Martola
  • Kalimut
  • Zero Point
  • Chitai Golu Devta Temple
  • Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
  • Bright End Corner



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Last modified: April 11, 2018

2 Responses to :
Top Places in Uttarakhand which are sure to take your breath away

  1. Mahima Khanna says:

    Is there Bunjee Jumping in Rishikesh??

  2. Rahul bajaj says:

    Nice article…

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