10 Best Tourist Places To Visit In Uttarakhand – Amazing Destinations

Uttarakhand is a Himalayan state of India also known as the land of God. Ancient holy places, beautiful mountains, forests, valleys, and its calm untouched nature makes it more charming and appealing to tourists around the globe.

Uttarakhand geographically and linguistically is divided into two parts;  Garhwal is north and Kumaon is south of this hilly state. People from the Garhwal region speak the Garhwali dialect and people from the Kumaon region speak the Kumauni dialect both share the same “Pahadi” culture.

10 Best Tourist Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

There are lots of tourist places to visit in Uttarakhand, a few of the popular tourist places in Uttarakhand are below.

Haridwar – A Place Of Kumbh

Haridwar night view

Haridwar night view, source: haridwar.nic.in

One of the holiest places in India is situated on the bank of the Ganga river (The holiest river in the world). Pilgrims come to take a dip into this holy river and to wash away their sins. It is a belief that if you dip into the Ganga river, all sins will be washed away. Haridwar is also known for Kumbh Mela which occurs every 12 years. Read more about the tourist places near Haridwar.

Rishikesh – A Spiritual Place Of India

Rishikesh - A Spiritual Place Of India

Rishikesh, source: civitatis

Rishikesh is widely known for its spirituality and calmness. This spiritual land is also known as the birthplace of Yoga. People visit here from different countries to learn Yoga, to do meditation to free them from all worries and to know them spiritually by sitting on the bank of the holy Ganga river. Adventure lovers also come here to do rafting on the Ganga river.

Mussoorie – A Queen Of Hills

Mussoorie - A Queen Of Hills

Mussoorie, source: Moneycontrol

If you want to see the beauty of a queen you must visit Mussoorie once. It is a hilly area packed with snow and beautiful nature. Mussoorie is located nearby Dehradun (Capital of Uttarakhand). It is also a favourite place for newly married couples for their honeymoon.

In Mussoorie, you can take a cable car to Gun Hill, have a picnic at Kempty Falls, enjoy a beautiful nature walk along Camel’s Back Road, ride a horse up to Lal Tibba (the highest peak in Mussoorie). It also gives an amazing view of hills and Dehradun day and night.

Char Dham – Auspicious Places Of Hindu

Char Dham - Auspicious Places Of Hindu

Char Dham

Char Dham word is made of the four holiest temples located in different areas of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri are part of Char Dham.

  • Kedarnath is a Lord Shiva temple located on one of the highest peaks of the Himalayas and also a source of the Mandakini river.
  • Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and is a source of the Alaknanda river.
  • Gangotri is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and is the source of the Ganga (Bhagirathi) river. According to Hinduism, Gangotri is a place where Goddess Ganga descended when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair.
  • Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and is also known as Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is located approximately 30 kilometres north of Uttarkashi district’s headquarters.

In Hinduism, Char Dham is a very auspicious journey of their life. Not only Hindu even many other people from other religions and countries come here.

Auli – A Place Of Trekking

Auli is a skiing destination in Uttarakhand located on the way to Badrinath temple. It is surrounded by oak and coniferous forests with a panoramic view of the peaks of the Himalayas.

Skiing lovers can come here. The best condition for skiing is from January to March.

Chopta: Tungnath Temple- Highest Shiva Temple

Tungnath temple

Tungnath Temple

Chopta is located between Kedarnath and Badrinath in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is famous for the Tungnath temple, Chandrashila peak and its natural beauty (surrounded by clouds).

Tungnath temple (The Lord Shiva temple) is the world’s highest Shiva temple.

Almora – The Best Place To Visit In Uttarakhand

Almora - The Best Place To Visit In Uttarakhand

Almora, source: Wikipedia

Almora is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The Kasar Devi Temple also is situated in Almora where the great saint Swami Vivekananda meditated. There are many other attractions in Almora, like Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kausani (where Gandhi spent time writing his Bhagavad Gita treatise), Ranikhet and the Jageshwar temple complex.

Nainital – A Place To Visit In Uttarakhand

Nainital - A Place To Visit In Uttarakhand

Nainital, source: Incredible India

Just want to chill out in summer? Nainital is your destination. It is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. During British rule, Nainital emerged as a favourite summer destination for Britishers. It has Naini Lake where you can sailboat and enjoy your time among the beautiful hills.

There are many other nearby places of Nainital where you can visit like Jeolikote, Bhimtal, Ramgarh and Mukteshwar etc.

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park is one of the most popular parks in India. It’s known for its Bengal tigers. Other animals like leopards and wild elephants also can be seen in this dense forest. Ramganga Reservoir’s bank is home to elephants and leopards, along with hundreds of species of birds.

The park can be explored by jeep or elephant safaris, which take place daily in the early mornings and afternoons.

Valley of Flowers National Park

Valley of Flowers National Park

The beautiful valley of flowers comes in the Garhwal region. It is situated in a very high area of the Himalayan range and has around 300 different varieties of alpine flowers. It opens from June until the end of October.

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