Uttarakhand, bordered by Nepal and Tibet, is full of unchanging natural beauty, shaded by towering Himalayan peaks. It is separated into two regions – north Garhwal and south Kumaon. Some of Uttarakhand’s attractions are the ancient holy places, mountains, forests, and valleys, along with plenty of trekking opportunities. See these top places to be inspired by tourism in Uttarakhand.
Out of the beaten path, Uttarakhand is also a great place. You will love certain Himalayan getaways if you are looking for fresh air and tranquillity. Book your flights tickets.
1. Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park, one of India’s most famous national parks, is named after Jim Corbett, a hunter-conservative. The forest is dense and wildlife diverse, but tiger visits aren’t as frequent in India as everywhere else. The park can be visited in the early morning or in the afternoons, using jeep and elephant safaris. The most scenic area of the park is Dhikala with spectacular views of the valley. It provides the best opportunity for animal visits (which are unfortunately sometimes disappointing). You could find wild elephants if you are fortunate.
Ancient Haridwar is one of India’s seven most holy places and one of its oldest living cities. It is the “Gateway to God” It is particularly popular with Hindu pilgrims who come to dip into the holy waters of the fast-flowing Ganges River and wipe their sins, on the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. The Ganga Aarti evening has a special attraction.
Rishikesh is as popular with Western spiritual seekers as Haridwar is with Hindu pilgrims, located not far from Haridwar. Known as the place of origin of yoga, people flock to meditate and do yoga. In the various ashrams and yoga institutions, they learn about other aspects of Hinduism.
The city’s lanes and alleys maintain a charm from the old world amid increasing numbers of visitors. It is also a beautiful spot for fun and relaxation.
In the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, the Nainital Hill Settlement was a common summer retreat for the British when they ruled India. It features a Nainital lake with a smart color; the Mall, with its many restaurants, stores, hotels, and marketplaces, is also an action-packed border.
Explore the area around on horseback, or relax on a boat on the lake, along the many walks in the forest. Due to its proximity to Delhi, this destination is crowded during the summers, particularly on weekends. Around Nainital, you can find the less developed and quieter places of Jeolikote, Bhimtal, Ramgarh, and Mukteshwar.
For both North Indians and honeymooners, Mussoorie is also a popular weekend destination. One of the key reasons is that it has many facilities specifically built for visitors. Go by cable car to Gun Hill, walk along Camel’s Back Lane, go for a picnic in Kempty Falls, go horseback to Lal Tibba (the highest peak in Mussoorie). Mussoorie also has an impressive Himalayan view. For a quieter option in the vicinity, check out Landour.
In 1560, Almora, now the capital of the region of Kumaon, was established as the summer capital of the Kings of Chand. It draws its share of foreigners to the nearby Kasar Devi Temple, which was meditated by Swami Vivekananda. There are some cool areas in this town, such as Kasar Rainbow Resort and Mohan’s Binsar Retreat.
There are also low-cost guesthouses just outside Almora City with private cottages. Around Almora are the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Kausani Sanctuary, Ranikhet, and Jageshwar Temple Complex, where Gandhi spent time writing his treatise Bhagavad Gite.
7. Valley of Flowers National Park
With the Monsoon Rain comes alive the remarkable landscape of The Flowers National Park in the Garhwal region. In this Himalayan valley, this high altitude is home to around 300 different forms of Alpine flora that look like a light-colored carpet against a snow-covered mountain backdrop. It is popular, open from the beginning of June to the end of October. It is a popular destination.
8. Chopta Trek
In the Uttarakhand area of Garhwal at the entrance of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, not to be distorted from the Chopta Valley at Sikkim, Chopta lies between Kedarnath and Badrinath. It drew travelers away from the crowds and creation, who want to enjoy outdoor activities. Trekking to Tungnath Temple (open June through September) and Chandrashila Summit, Chopta trek is the starting point.
It’s a short yet picturesque moderate trek that can be finished in one day. The temple is the highest temple of Shiva in the world, especially. Four-day guided tours from Haridwar are offered by jannattrips.