6 Best Places to see when you Visit Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, also known as the ‘Switzerland of India’, is a beautiful hill state located in the foothills of mighty Himalayas in the northern region of India. It is popularly called as Devbhumi, the Land of Gods, due to many Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Ganga and Yamuna, the two most sacred rivers of India, originate from the Himalayan glaciers in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand Tourism is a blend of pristine landscapes, adventure, pilgrimage and wildlife. It is one of the most popular tourist places in India and also one of the top honeymoon destinations in India.

Nainital, Mussoorie, Almora, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Jim Corbett National Park are the top places to visit in Uttarakhand. Besides breathtaking hills and snowcapped Himalayas, Uttarakhand is also well known for its adventurous activities including trekking, river rafting, skiing, and mountaineering. For wildlife lovers and nature lovers, visit to Corbett is truly a delightful experience during Uttarakhand tour.

Nainital

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Situated in the Kumaon foothills of Himalayas, Nainital is a charming hill station in Uttarakhand well-known for its striking beauty and natural splendor. Commonly known as the Lake District of India, Nainital is one of the best hill stations in India and also one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi. Situated at an altitude of 1938 m, Nainital derives its name from Naini Lake and the town is spread around the Lake. Nainital Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Mall Road, Naina Peak, Snow View Point, Kainchi Dham, Raj Bhavan, High Altitude Zoo, Bhimtal and Sattal are the top places to visit in Nainital.

Mussoorie

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Mussoorie is a popular and picturesque hill station situated atop a horseshoe crest in the Garhwal Mountains of Uttarakhand. Mussoorie offers enchanting views of the underlying Doon Valley and the magnificent Himalayas. Also called the gateway to the Yamunotri and Gangotri, Mussoorie is one of the most visited summer getaways in Uttarakhand and also one of the best hill stations near Delhi. Kempty Falls, Camel’s Back Rock, Mall Road, Cloud’s End and Bhatta Falls are the famous tourist places to visit in Mussoorie. This majestic hill station also offers adventure opportunities like Horse Riding, Sky Ride, Valley Crossing, Zip Swing, Paragliding, and Night Camping. Mussoorie weather is pleasant in summer as it is the best time to experience Mussoorie Tourism at its best.

Jim Corbett National Park

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Jim Corbett National Park or Corbett Tiger Reserve is India’s oldest and most popular national park situated at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Established in 1936 as Hailey National Park and came under Project Tiger in 1973, Corbett acts as a protection zone for Bengal Tigers of India. The Park is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Uttarakhand and also one of the popular tourist places to visit in Nainital. The park is home to wide variety of wildlife including Tigers, Elephants, Chital, Sambar Deer, Nilgai, Gharial, Wild boar, Hedgehog, common Musk Shrew, Flying fox and Indian Pangolin. The pictorial and wonderful view of the park and its wildlife during open Jeep safari captivates the attention of the tourists and provides an unforgettable experience.

Haridwar

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Haridwar, also called as the ‘Gateway to the Lord’, is an ancient religious city on the banks of River Ganges in Uttarakhand. It is one of the popular pilgrimage sites in India and also one of the best tourist places to visit near Delhi. Often referred as Pilgrimage Capital of India, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest places for Hindus and is the place where river Ganga descends to the plains. It is also famous for the Kumbh Mela, a festival, which takes place once in every 12 years.

Haridwar is the place where people from different regions visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Har-ki-Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Maya Devi Temple and Shanti Kunj are some of the important places to visit in Haridwar. Rishikesh, Sapt Sarovar, Triveni Ghat, Kanva Rishi Ashram, Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary are the other attractions.

Almora

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Almora is a scenic hill station located on a 5 Km long horse shoe shaped ridge in Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Lies at an altitude of 1,651 m, Almora is considered the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Alluring beauty, panoramic view of the Himalayas and rich cultural heritage of Almora makes it one of the top places to visit in Uttarakhand and also one of the least expensive hill stations in India. Nanda Devi Temple, Kasar Devi, Chitai Temple, Jageshwar, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Baijnath, Katarmal Sun Temple, and Bright End Corner are important places of sightseeing in Almora.

Rishikesh

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Rishikesh, also known as the Gateway of Garhwal Himalayas, is a holy city on the banks of the River Ganges in Uttarakhand. Renowned as the adventure capital of India, Rishikesh is the gateway to the upper Garhwal region and one among the best tourist places in Uttarakhand. It is the starting point for the Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand (Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath). Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Kailash Niketan Temple, Neer Gaddu Falls and Bharat Mandir are the important attractions in Rishikesh. Now world famous as a Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh is also offers several activities like mountain biking, bungee jumping and white water rafting.

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