Glance on the enchanting view of the Himalayas, where cultural ethos speak of simplistic living amidst harmony and nature – Uttarakhand is a land of serene spirituality and beautiful natural beauty. In addition, there are several places in this state that you cannot miss to experience. Adrenaline adventure activity like water sports and trekking to spiritual aspects like visiting temples and ashrams, Uttarakhand has it all. This state is a tourist’s delight, the ones who want to experience snowfall, witness the mighty Himalayas and explore themselves, it’s a land of tranquility mashed with some craziness. Here’s a list of great places to visit in Uttarakhand.
Dehradun and Mussoorie
These are the hill stations that you can’t afford to miss. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and has the river Ganga flowing on both sides of the city, add a picturesque location with an enchanting view and you’ve the locale where all those romantic dance numbers from Bollywood were shot. Aptly christened the ‘Queen of Hills’ it attracts several tourists each passing year.
The honeymooners’ paradise, Nainital is a mix of quietude and bustle. Situated near the famous Naini Lake in the valley, Nainital is surrounded by mountains on all the sides and makes for an excellent place to visit. Nainital is not only for couples but also makes a great locale to wander for families and backpackers.
Rishikesh and Haridwar
Another great one on our list is the pilgrim capital – Haridwar and the adventure capital – Rishikesh. Haridwar is a locale where pilgrims get in touch with their inner self and are mesmerized by the spiritual energy and rustic touch. Rishikesh on the other hand is for the adventurers, you can trek or participate in water sports, the place for sure will get your adrenaline pumping.
Ever thought of vacationing in the snow clad mountains? Well, Chamoli is where you go when you plan on doing that. Also known as the ‘Abode of Gods’, the place is famous for its temples, shrines and several aspects that originates from Hindu mythology. You can trek, ski and also embark on cable car rides here.
This marvel of a place is situated at an elevation of 2,400m and amidst an entire wildlife sanctuary. Binsar too has mythological connection and it’s believed that this place bore witness to the epic battle between the local God Golu devta and the King of Binsar.
These aforementioned places are a must visit on your next trip to Uttarakhand. Whichever tourist agency you book your tickets from, make sure that these places are added to your Uttarakhand holiday package. If you miss adding even one of these places to your Uttarakhand tour package then you haven’t witnessed the complete beauty of this place. So ensure that you visit all of these locales and have a great time!