Best Destination of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has an amazing climate where you will always feel chill and happy. Uttarakhand has a perfect picturesque to offer.

There are spectacular landscapes and charming snow. Uttarakhand has different shades of landscapes- greenery, flowery and whiteness. Artist Nature canvases the lakes sometimes in blue color and sometimes in green color.

Uttarakhand is also called as Land of the Gods as there are many temples and pilgrimage worship centers. The Devbhumi consist of the Himalayas, the Bhabhar and the Terai. 

Here is a list of the best destination of Uttarakhand a tourist must visit.

Auli

Auli
Auli

Auli is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and is famous for winter games. This best destination of Uttarakhand has an abundance of snowy mountains.

Camping and cable car rides are must-have experiences. Likewise, one should not miss listening to the folklores and traditional local music of Garhwal. 

The major attraction in Auli consists of Nanda Devi National Park, Kwani Bugyal, Gurso Bugyal, Chattrakund Lake, Joshimath, and Artificial Lake.

Landour

Landour
Landour

Landour is a beautiful town with serene mountains. Landour is located 35 km near to the Dehradun city. It was once a cantonment of the East India Company.

Landour is home to the famous author and poet, Ruskin Bond and the things of attraction consist of Lal Tibba for sunsets, Gol Chakkar for walking, Landour Bazaar and Sister’s Bazaar for shopping, Jabarkhet to see wildlife, and Old Churches.

Dehradun

Dehradun
Dehradun

 Dehradun of Uttarakhand is a beautiful destination that has wonderful scenarios and an amazing climate. It is enveloped between the Himalayan slopes to the north and the Shivaliks to the south.

The best places in Dehradun consist of Sahastradhara for a picnic and robbers cave to witness the mysterious appearance and disappearance of the stream of water. It also has other attractions like the Bhatta falls in monsoon for its romantic environment and Malsi deer cave for deers, peacocks, Nilgai, etc.

 People who love shopping have options to shop at Paltan Bazaar and Mall Road. 

There are many other places in Dehradun that will make your trip worthwhile.

Ranikhet

Ranikhet
Ranikhet

Ranikhet means ‘Queens Meadow’ and is one of the best destinations of Uttarakhand.

The Queen’s land has various attractions like Chaubatia Garden to see Orchard. In addition, there is also a beautiful artificial Bhaludam lake. 

For history lovers, there is the Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum that tells the tales of Kumaon and Garhwal regiments. In the KRC museum, you will also find silver scepters of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi. One will also get to see weapons used in wars, medals, uniforms, and many other war-related things. 

There are various other places in Ranikhet that will make your journey worthwhile.

Mussoorie

Mussoorie
Mussoorie

Mussoorie is called as “The Queen of Hills” and has beautiful weather, mesmerizing views, and is complete bliss. 

There are various famous attractions that you can find in Mussoorie. The Mussorie acts as a gate to Gangotri and Yamunotri temples. In addition, There are beautiful kempty and Jharipani waterfalls that will mesmerize you and there is also a wonderful Lake Mist.

You will also get intrigued by seeing the Happy Valley, Gun Hill, and Camel road. For the hikers, there is Lal Tibba and for the pilgrims, there are temples like the Jwalaji temple, Shree Prakasheswar Mahadev temple, Bhadraj temple, etc.

Haridwar

Haridwar
Haridwar

Haridwar has three names- Gangadwar, Mokshadwar, and Mayapuri. Haridwar has spiritual significance.

Purna Kumbh Mela is a famous festival in Haridwar that happens after every twelve years. It is a festival where devotees take bath in the holy Ganga river so as to attain spirtual enlightenment. Moreover, there is also an Ardha Kumbh Mela that happens after every six years.

One more fascinating thing to see in Haridwar of Uttarakhand is the Ganga Aarti. The Aarti happens on Har-ki-Pauri ghat.

There are various other spiritual attractions like Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, etc. 

There is Bara Bazar where you can get handmade things. For animal lovers, there is Rajaji National Park and Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar. 

There are many other attractive spots in Haridwar.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh
Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a world capital of yoga and has various yoga centers. It is the land of spirituality and meditation. The yoga centers consist of Himalayan Yoga Gurukul, Ved Niketan Ashram, Parmarth Niketan, Sanskriti Yogpeeth, etc.

The land of yoga has various attractions like Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikund, Muni ki Reti, etc

Rishikesh is also famous for rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc.

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park was the first park where the “Project Tiger” started. And the goal of the project was to save and preserve the Tigers.

The park got its name from a British officer, Jim Corbett who played a significant role in the preservation of wildlife. 

There are 50 species of mammals that roam fearlessly on the land and 25 reptiles that crawl in the park.

The count of tigers in the park is 164 and that of the elephants is 600. 

You can explore the Jim Corbett National Park by Elephant Safari, Jeep Safari or Canter Safari.

Almora

Almora
Almora

Almora is a mesmerizing hill station that has everything to offer what a tourist wants. It has a good climate, pretty hills, classy greenery, and delicious food.

The hill station was founded in the 16th century and the major attraction consists of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalimut-a picnic spot, Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum, Bright End Corner for sunrises and sunsets, Martola-a picnic spot, and many more spots.

Valley Of Flowers National Park

Valley Of Flowers
Valley Of Flowers National Park

There are more than 400 varieties of amazing flowers found in the Valley of Flowers National Park. The national park is located in North Chamoli. 

The green carpet of the park is covered with wonderful different colors of flowers. There are Marsh Marigold, Blue Poppy, Orchids, Zinnia, Purple Meadow Rue, Geranium, Himalayan Monkshood, Poppies, Softly Hairy Buttercup, Dwarf Globe Flower,  Daisies, Petunia, Calendula, Cobra Lily, etc.

The Valley of Flowers National Park is also home for various animals and birds like Tahr, Musk Deer, Bharal, Himalayan Black Bear, Gold Billed Magpie, Rufous Billed Woodpecker, Great Barbet, etc.