Uttarakhand- the home of adventurers
Uttarakhand is one of the fantastic and most amazing state of India. Uttarakhand state is situated in northern part of India and is famous for its tourist destinations and weather conditions. Sometimes, state Uttarakhand is known as "land of gods" because of huge number of temples in this state. Uttarakhand is a home of temples and tourist places. On every second step of this state, you will find a new temple and a new but quite amazing destination. Uttarakhand is the place where a lot of adventures are waiting for you. A dozen of rivers like Ganga, Saryoo, Yamuna, Kosi are waiting for you for rafting, swimming and lot of other adventures. Out of all these rivers in this state Uttarakhand is the place where one can see beauty of nature. Uttarakhand with its high mountains, snowflakes, clean atmosphere,flower bedecked valleys, rare wild life, opportunities galore for adventure sports, simple pastoral lifestyle makes this state to stand as a unique one infront of whole of the world.
Tourist places in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is well known for its tourist destinations, hill stations, holy places, glaciers, fantastic landforms. Uttarakhand offers activities like rafting, swimming, trekking, rappling, rock climbing, safari to the tourists. Tourist destinations abound in Uttarakhand largely because of its scenic and religious significance. Uttarakhand is the holiest of all Hindu pilgrimage centers as the land is the home to four great religious sites-Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath. A lot of tourist places are there in Uttarakhand state and some of them are listed below:
State Uttarakhand is famous for its wildlife because of
- National Park
- Nanda Devi national park
- Govind national park
State Uttarakhand is also famous for its glaciers like
- Bunder Punch glacier
State of Uttarakhand is also famous for its rivers like
Tourists have a lot of opportunities to lost themselves in this beautiful state of India. Uttarakhand is characterized by its natural beauty, peace, love, adventure, spirituality. Uttarakhand is actually a paradise on earth. Some of the tourist places of Uttarakhand state are discussed below:
Mussoorie is a hill station and is located in Garhwal hills. Mussoorie is India's most amazing & beautiful hill station because of its colour-full and preserved natural beauty. Mussoorie is also known as "Queen of hills" & "Gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri". The places which are the prime highlights of Mussoorie are:
- Mussoorie lake
- Gun hill
- Van Chetmja Kendra
- Benog hill
- Kempty fall
- Municipal gardens
- Tibetan temple
- Nag Devta temple
Mussoorie is undoubtedly one of the most adorable tourist spot in Uttarakhand state and is located at an altitude of 2000mts above from sea level and is located at the foot-hills of Himalayas. Shivalik ranges and Doon valley attracts a lot of tourists towards Mussoorie. From the "Gun hills" present in Mussoorie, you can get a panoramic view of Himalayan. Mussoorie is famous for honeymoon packages and weekend break destinations. If you are in Mussoorie then you must visit Kempty falls which is about 15kms from Mussoorie on the way to Yamunotri and Kempty is situated at an altitude of 4500 ft. Mussoorie is actually an paradise on earth.
How to reach Mussoorie
Mussoorie is a hill station and is about 34kms from Dehradun. You can reach to Mussoorie by bus, car, flight. By flight, you can reach to this place, there are regular flights from Delhi to Doon valley. From Doon valley, by the mean of taxis, buses you can reach to Dehradun in 21/4 hour,60 km and then further Mussoorie.
Temperature of Mussoorie
In Summer - 31.2°C (max) ; 7.2°C (min)
In winter - 7.2°C (max) ;1.1°C (min)
People who want to visit Mussoorie should visit between April to June and again during September to November.
Rishikesh is famous for adventros sports like rafting, rock climbing, rappling. Rishikesh is about 24kms from Haridwar. Temples are very famous among tourists like
- Raghunath temple
- Pushkar temple
- Shatrughan temple
- Lakshman temple
Ram jhoola and Lakshman jhoola are also tourist's first attraction. Lakshman jhoola is a bridge across river Ganga on the old route to the shrine of Badrinath and Kedarnath is worth visiting spot. Ram jhoola is a bridge that runs across river near Swarg Ashram. The tourists who want are interested in adventure to the Great Himalaya then Rishikesh is the suggested place for starting their trekking expeditions to the Himalayan peaks and for rafting. Rishikesh is the starting point for "Char Dham" pilgrimage and an ideal destination for those who are interested in yoga, meditation etc.
How to reach Rishikesh ?
If you are interested to reach Rishikesh by air then "Jolly Grant airport" in Dehradun is the nearest airport and is about 35km from Rishikesh. Taxis are there on the airport to take you from the airport to Rishikesh. If you are interested to reach Rishikesh by rail then Haridwar is the nearest railhead. Many express, rail and tourist trains= links to Haridwar to Delhi, Mumbai, Allahabad and so on.
Nainital is located in Kumaon foothills and is one of those hill stations which are surrounded by mountains on three sides. Nainital,also known as "Lake district of Uttarakhand" is a beautiful and tranquil hill station. There are a lot of scenic places in and around Nainital like
- Sat Tal
- Naini lake
- Mall road
- Hanuman Garhi
- Naukuchiya Tal & other key tourist attractions of this place.
Nainital is characterized by its pleasant climate and beautiful scenery all around. There are number of lakes in Nainital and Naini lake in Nainital is a natural make of mother earth. Naini lake is most visited attraction in India and because of this lake, it become the core of living for all the locals. Nainital offers many adventures for the tourists like mountaineering, trekking, rafting, fishing, boating etc.
How to reach Nainital ?
Nainital is well connected with rest of the world by air, road and rail link. If you are in Delhi then by following route you can reach Nainitl, Delhi via Ghaziabad, Hapur, Gajraula, Moradabad, Rampur, Kathgodam and finally Nainital.
Dehradun one of the oldest city of India is the capital of state Uttarakhand and was built by Legend Guru Dronacharya. Dehradun is the largest city of state Uttarakhand. Tourists loves to do trekking and adventros activities here and for this reason Dehradun is well known. There are lot of places to see in Dehradun like
- Malsi Deer Park
- Rajaji National Park
- The Kalinga war memorial
- The Gurkha fort
- Tapkeshwar temple
Dehradun is a beautiful hill station and is situated at an altitude of 2200ft above from sea level. Tapkeshwar Mahadev mandis is an ancient place of worship to see in Dehradun. Dehradun is one of the most developed cities of India and the nearby places where you can visit are
- Robbers cave about 8kms away from Dehradun
- Lakshman sidh about 12kms
- Sahastradhara about 14kms
- Forest Research Institute about 5kms from Dehradun.
How to reach Dehradun ?
Dehradun is connected to rest of the country by the means of air, road, rail link. If you want to reach Dehradun then through " Jolly Grant Airport" , you can travel which is about 20km away from city centre and from there by the mean of taxi cabs you can reach to the city which costs Rs 400. The airport operates daily flights to Delhi and International airport, Delhi is about 235km away from Dehradun. If you want to travel by train then express trains are there for you.
AlmoraUttarakhand state is divided in two regions as Kumaon and Garhwal and Almora is located in Kumaon region of state Uttarakhand. Almora is characterized by its scenic beauty, spectacular palaces etc. Almora is a place for nature lovers because Mother nature had been partial and has blessed Almora with her immaculate love. A lot of places are there to see in Almora like
- Nanda Devi temple
- Chetai temple
- Bright end corner
- Public Museum
Almora is a beautiful hill station and well known for Almora temple. Almora is famous for many cultural activities and because of this reason, Almora is known as "the cultural capital of Uttarakhand". River Koshi flows silently in the behind of Almora. Almora attracts tourists every season and Nanda Devi temple attracts tourists and this temple is situated in main market of Almora and is about 100 year old temple. Historical temples are the tourists attraction in Almora.
How to reach Almora
If you are interested to reach Almora by air then through Pantnagar airport, you can reach Almora which is about 115kms from Almora. Taxis are avaliable from Pantnagar to Almora.
If you are interested to reach Almora by train then by Kathgodam, you can reach there which is about 83kms from Almora.
Haridwar is Hindus most sacred place and is also known as "Gateway to God". A lot of people from different parts gather just to have a dip in the sacred river Ganga. The main ghat of Haridwar is known as "Hari-ki-Pairi". Hindus most holiest river Ganga flows in front of this ghat. Hari-ki-Pairi is the place where most of saints headed in search of peace and nirvana. Haridwar is the gateway of four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand. This tourist place is at an altitude of 294.7m above from sea level. Haridwar holds the Kumbh mela every 6th and 12th yeas on the famous Har-Ki-Pairi ghat.
How to reach Haridwar ?
If you are interested to reach Haridwar by air then Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Haridwar about 36kms. Taxis are available at the airport from airport to Haridwar. This airport is connected to Delhi with daily flights.
If you are interested by road then luxury and normal buses are available to Haridwar from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Haridwar is connected with highway- 58.
Ranikhet is located in Kumaon hills. Ranikhet is an ideal site to enjoy the panoramic vistas of the Himalayan ranges. This hill station of Uttarakhand state is at an altitude of 1829m from sea level. This place of nature is characterized by its undulating hills, snow-capped mountains, green meadows and clean silver rivulets. Tourist places to see in Ranikhet are
- Jhoola devi
- Ram mandir
Ranikhet is one of those places which has preserved its pristine charm and beauty of nature. Ranikhet is a heaven 6000ft above from sea level. Places around Ranikhet where you can visit are
-Kausani about 62km
- Ramgarh about 61km
- Binsar about 50km
- Corbett about 90km
- Mukteshwar about 63kms
Ranikhet is also known for its delicious apples, apricots, peaches. This hill station is being maintained by the Indian Army. Binsar Mahadev temple in Ranikhet is tourists first attraction and this temple is dedicated to "Lord Shiva" and popular for stunning stream flowing just in its vicinity. This temple is surrounded by cedar forests.
How to reach Ranikhet ?
Ranikhet is connected with rest of the world by air, road and rail link. If you are in Old Delhi then through Ranikhet express you can reach to Kathgodam. Ranikhet express departs from Delhi at 10:45 PM and reaches Kathgodam at 6:05AM. Then by the mean of private taxis, buses you can reach to Ranikhet as well.