Top 20 Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

Devbhoomi Uttarakhand, known as the center of religious faith famous in India, came to be known as a new state separate from Uttar Pradesh in 2000. There are many good places to visit in Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand is popular as a magnificent place along with natural beauty as well as spiritually. 

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Uttarakhand is a popular tourist destination among tourists. From the beautiful scenery of Mussoorie-Dehradun in Uttarakhand to the holy religious land of Haridwar and Rishikesh, everyone is attracted. The largest river of India, Ganga, 
where millions of people come for a holy bath, also speaks of the supernaturalism of Uttarakhand. You must also spend some moments of your life on Uttarakhand, which has the power of God and nature. Here are about the Top 20 places to visit in Uttarakhand.


1. Nainital


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Nainital is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand, Nainital is a magnificent hill station situated at an altitude of 1938 meters surrounded by the Kumaon ranges. Nainital derives its name from the nearby Naini Lake. Nainital is considered to be quite a popular place in Uttarakhand for honeymoon and tourism. 


People from big cities like New Delhi near Nainital like to go to the place of rest and peace during the holiday. British authorities also liked the pleasant climate of Nainital, due to which, there are many types of colonial sensationalism. The natural beauty of Nainital and its surroundings becomes even more beautiful during the monsoon. Nainital is an excellent place to hang out with family and friends.

 

2. Dehradun

 

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Dehradun is a popular hill station at an altitude of 1400 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Himalayas. Between the scenic views of the Himalayan ranges, Dehradun flows both the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, tourists can enjoy many adventurous activities here, watching the sunset from the hill. 


Dehradun is a wonderful place to visit in Uttarakhand, near it is a man-made lake at Lachhiwala, where tourists can enjoy trekking and birdwatching amid lush green scenery.

 

3. Rishikesh

 

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Rishikesh is a spiritual city in Uttarakhand. There are many ancient temples and popular cafes here. Tourists can enjoy various types of adventure activities like rafting, bungee jumping, mountain biking here. This city is a sacred religious place for a long time due to which it is a famous pilgrimage site for Hinduism. 


Rishikesh has many centers of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda due to which it is known as the yoga capital of India. An interstellar yoga festival is also celebrated here. Ram Jhula and Luxman Jhula in Rishikesh are very popular for excursions and around them, there are also ashrams, cafes, accommodation available for tourists. 

There is a ban on non-vegetarian eating in this spiritual city. Rishikesh is considered one of the best exotic places to visit in Uttarakhand. Do you know that Rishikesh is the second city of India which has been awarded the "Twin National Heritage Cities". So you too must spend some time in this adventurous and spiritual city.

 

4. Mussoorie

 

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Surrounded by the Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas, Mussoorie is a magnificent hill station at an altitude of 6000 - 7000 feet above sea level. Known as the Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie offers tourists an exciting environment and beautiful natural scenery. 

The beauty of Mussoorie also fascinated the British authorities, which was why a British officer made Mussoorie his residence. Thus you can see the British relics here in the hotel and church. Mussoorie has always been a great place for tourists to visit Uttarakhand. Tourists can enjoy cable cars and trekking in Mussoorie.

 

5. Haridwar

 

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Haridwar is considered by Hinduism to be the most important pilgrimage site and is also considered a holy city. Millions of people come here every year to take a holy dip in the Ganges River flowing in Haridwar. 

Bathing in Har Ghar's Pauri, the main ghat in Haridwar, relieves sins, Haridwar holds a famous Kumbh Mela every 12 years in which countless devotees reach and take a dip in faith. Haridwar, a cultural and spiritual city, is connected to every part of the country by rail and bus service. Haridwar is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand.

 

6.Almora

 

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Almora surrounded by the Himalayan mountain range is a great place for nature lovers. Almora has many places to visit including a wildlife sanctuary and trekking location. Almora's cool weather and beautiful hill stations attract tourists to escape the heat, besides the beautiful view and climate of Almora also provide peace of mind. 

The romantic atmosphere of Almora makes it a honeymoon destination in Uttarakhand, your beautiful stresses and atmosphere of Almora will relieve your mental tension and panic.


7. Kedarnath

 

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Kedarnath is one of the four major pilgrimage sites of Hinduism, a visit to Kedarnath is considered sacred by followers of Hinduism. Kedarnath is another name for Lord Shiva, it is also said that traveling to Kedarnath gives salvation. Kedarnath is also one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva located in India, 


A large number of Shiva devotees visit here every year. The month of April to November is the right time to visit Kedarnath because, after this, the only route to Kedarnath, Gaurikund track also stops due to snowfall. Kedarnath is one of the great places to visit in Uttarakhand.

 

8. Badrinath

 

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Situated at an altitude of 10,279 feet in Chamoli district amidst the Nar Narayan mountain range, Badrinath is one of the Char Dham Yatra performed by people of the Hindu religion in India. Badrinath is another form of Lord Vishnu, people of the Hindu religion come to this holy place to see lakhs of people. There is a 1-meter tall idol of Lord Vishnu which is considered to be one of the self-proclaimed idols. The beauty around here is also very attractive. 

The Badrinath temple is open only for 6 months in a year and remains closed for the remaining 6 months from November to April and during this period, a monolithic lamp is lit for 6 months. The holy land of Badrinath is one of the best scenic spots in Uttarakhand.

Yamunotri and Gangotri are sacred pilgrimage sites near Kedarnath and Badrinath, which are also visited by a large number of devotees.

 

9. Rudraprayag


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Rudra Prayag, one of the five Prayagas known for its mystical charm, Rudraprayag is a spiritual city situated on the confluence coast of the Alaknanda and Mandakini. Rudra Prayag attracts everyone with peace and beauty. Being a religious place, there are crowds of devotees throughout the year. Tourists are also attracted by its beautiful landscape, Rudra Prayag is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand.


 

10. Devprayag


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Devprayag is an attractive pilgrimage site surrounded by the beautiful surroundings of nature, the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda is on the banks of Devprayag itself. It is a very important pilgrimage site for the followers of Hinduism. 

There are many ancient statues and temples here and tourists can enjoy trekking and watersports activity in Devprayag. Surrounded by a lush green environment, Devprayag is one of the most beautiful places in Uttarakhand.

 

11. Kausani

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Surrounded by the mountainous beauty of the Himalayas, Kausani is a spectacular tourist destination, tourists can spend a quiet and relaxing moment here. Snow is also seen on the Kausani hills during winter and the view during sunset in the evening is also very supernatural. 

Trishul dominates the Nanda Devi and Panchuli peaks, surrounded by oak and deodar trees, Kausani mountains offer tourists an opportunity for trekking. Kausani is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand, which fascinates tourists.

 

  12. Pithoragarh


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Pithoragarh is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand, the environment around Pithoragarh offers peace of mind and amazing views to the eyes. Pithoragarh is a good place to relax on the way to Kailash Mansarovar, Pithoragarh is one of the great places to visit in Uttarakhand, filled with tranquil temples, villages, forts, lush green forests, and amazing views of nature. Pithoragarh has an option for trekking.


 13. Ranikhet

Ranikhet is known as the Queen's Land at an altitude of 1829 meters. This is a temple built by the British, Ranikhet is a beautiful natural area and an excellent place for trekking. There is also a regimental center museum in Ranikhet which has pictures of many weapons which you can see in this museum. The green environment around it makes it a wonderful place to visit in Uttarakhand.

 

14. Jim Corbett

 

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Built-in 1938, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand. It is famous for the Bengal tiger, more than 650 birds, animal species, and 488 different types of trees - species of plants are found under it. 

Jungle Lodge Dhikala is the main attraction of Jim Corbett where regular vehicles are allowed to be entered in a day. The park is divided into 5 parts which include Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, Domunda, and Sonandi, etc. and is spread over 500 square km. It was in 1973 that Tiger Project first started. Jim Corbett Park entertains tourists year-round in addition to the monsoon.

 

15. Auli

 

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Auli is the snowiest place in Uttarakhand, the best tourist destination to visit in Uttarkhand to enjoy snowfall. There are also many apple orchards here. Skiing can also be enjoyed here when snow falls, in addition, it is also a great trekking place.

 The mountains of Auli, situated at an altitude of 2800 meters, provide beautiful attractions laden with snow. One can visit many religious places around Auli. In Auli, you will forget all your fatigue, the enchanting view here is quite attractive.


16. Tehri Garhwal


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Tehri Garhwal is a beautiful and attractive tourist place, the river Ganges comes in its true form and due to this, it is a spiritual place, the hill beauty in Tehri Garhwal is quite spectacular. There are also many trekking places where the trekkers can enjoy the adventurous activities, here one can see many temples, which awaken the feeling of devotion here. 

Apart from this, Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers merge here, due to this, thoughts, deeds and words get rid of all sins. Tehri Garhwal has a dam and lake which is one of the major attractions here. Tehri Garhwal is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand.


17. Cantal


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Kanatal is situated on the Chamba-Mussoorie road at an elevation of 8500 feet above sea level, Kanatal derives its name from the nearby Kanatal lake. Kanatal can prove to be an ideal place for tourists who are looking for solitary peace. 

The Shivalik mountain range spread around is surrounded by fruit trees, apple orchards, and lush green deodar trees and with these magnificent views, Kanatal attracts a large number of tourists. The best places to visit in Uttarakhand on a holiday day to remove the tiredness of daily work.


18. Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib


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The Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib are great places to visit in Uttarakhand for nature-loving tourists. This place attracts everyone towards it with its supernatural views. This valley, known as World Heritage, was discovered in 1931, adding to the beauty of the snowy peaks of the Himalayan Mountains. 

A Kidwanti associated with the Valley of Flowers is also believed that Hanuman ji brought Sanjeevani Boots for Luxman from here, due to this the medicinal importance of this valley also increases. Hemkund Sahib is a major pilgrimage site for Sikhs near the Valley of Flowers. Both Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib is considered the best places to visit in Uttarakhand.


19. kumaun 

Kumaon in Uttarakhand is a good place to visit every month, weather and night, Kumaon attracts tourists with its natural beauty art. It presents its own distinct beauty each time, from soft pink in winter to scarlet rhododendrons and in summer gradients spread like lava on a slope. It attracts many lakes, gardens, temples, and mountains, which makes Kumaon a great tourist destination.


20. Rajaji National Park


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Rajaji National Park Rajaji National Park, spread over 24 km between the Shivalik mountain range, has many wildlife and tree plants. Here you will find many elephants and gardens, but apart from these, many animals such as Asian elephants, tiger and king cobra, panther, bear, chital, sambar, wild boar, Kakar, python, monitor lizard, wild cats, etc. Rajaji National Park Included in it is wildlife. Rajaji National Park is also known for its sal, teak trees. Thus, this park can prove to be a wonderful destination to visit in Uttarakhand.


Conclusion 

Uttarakhand attracts tourists from all walks of life, religious, cultural, and natural, its beautiful destinations provide peace and peace to the mind, and the four religions of Hinduism evoke a feeling of faith and devotion in the mind. Thus Uttarakhand is a wonderful place to fulfill our every wish. Tell us here Top 20 places to visit in Uttarakhand but definitely, you will get to see and learn something new.


FAQ


 What is the best month and time to visit Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand is a great place to visit year-round, but the months from April to November are good for visiting Uttarakhand. At this time the weather and climate of this place are also very favorable and the valleys of many religious places like Kedarnath and Badrinath are also open.


What are the famous places to visit in Uttarakhand?

The hills of Mussoorie, Nainital, and Kedarnath and Badrinath are considered the best places to visit in Uttarakhand.


 Which places can enjoy snowfall in Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand is famous for its lush green landscape but can enjoy snowfall in some places like Auli, Dhanaulti, and sometimes Mussoorie.


Where to go for a honeymoon in Uttarakhand?

Nainital, Mussoorie, Kausani, and Auli are good places for honeymoon in Uttarakhand.


What to shop in Uttarakhand?

Woolen clothes, handicrafts, Angora, Pashmina are the main items for shopping in Uttarakhand.



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