Uttarakhand is primarily made up of two regions namely Garhwal and Kumaon. It is famous for its scenic beauty and pilgrim centers. Uttarakhand is also referred to as Dev Bhoomi as it has numerous places of religious importance such as Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. If you are associated with religious beliefs or you want to explore the rich expanse of endless natural beauty, Uttarakhand is the perfect destination for you and Here are the top places to Visit in Uttarakhand.

 

Nainital

Nainital is a Himalayan resort town situated in the Kumaon area of Uttarakhand, this wonderful great Himalayan town set in the region of Nainital Lake is a prevalent sculling site with The Naina Devi temple is located at one end of the lake. The Nainital is named from the combination of Nain (eye) and Tal (lake). Some of the top places to see in Nainital are Naina Peak known as the China peak, that is the highest point in Nainital, St. John’s Church this church was built in 1847, Snow view, Tiffin Top, Zoo Gardens, Mall road famous for shopping and ghorakhal.

Ideal Destination for – Honeymoon couples, office goers, couples and families

Ideal duration – 4 to 5 days

Things to do in Nainital – Trekking, boating in Nainital lake, Visit to visit the Nainital zoo, shopping at Mall road, sit by the lakeside.

 

Lansdowne

Named after the British Viceroy, Lord Lansdowne, this place was truly a favorite among the English, and why not, for it is a charming place indeed. The Lansdowne was founded by a Lord Lansdowne in 1887 A.D., thus the place has been named after him. It was very popular among the Britishers and is named after Lord Lansdowne, the Viceroy of India from 1888 to 1894.

 

This beautiful place is famous for providing that reclusion that is not possible in most of the hill stations in the country. What good thought it is to be staying in a beautiful hill resort without the usual crowd that accompanies it!  The charming resort surrounded by thick oak and pine forest is a perfect place for a peaceful holiday in the lap of Mother Nature. Nowadays, the famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army had its command office here. 81 km. from Pauri, Lansdowne is situated at altitude of 1,706 meters on a hill, enroute Kotware-Pauri road.

Ideal Destination for –  families, friends and couples

Ideal duration – 3 to 4 days

Things to do in Lansdowne – Trekking, Bird Watching, Nature Walk, Boating in Bhulla Lake, Visit to War Museum.

Places to Visit in Lansdowne – Tip N Top, Bhulla Lake, St. John Church, Darwan Singh Regimental Museum, Jungle Safari, Bhim Pakora, Tarleshwar Mahadev Temple

 

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the city in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand located in the foothills of Himalayas. It is well known for its beauty and also for the gateway of Himalayas. From a religious point of view, Rishikesh is one of the holy destinations for Hindus in India. 

Rishikesh becoming a popular spot for white water rafting and here you can also experience the other adventure activities like Camping, Hiking, Bungee Jumping, Asia’s longest 1 km long Flying Fox, Gaint Swing, Cliff Jumping, Trekking, Rock climbing, and Backpacking.

 

Ideal Destination for – friends, couples and families

Ideal duration – 3 to 4 days

Best time to visit in Rishikesh –  Rishikesh is a picturesque destination affording enchanting views throughout the year. However, the right time to visit Rishikesh would be February, March, August-October

 

Things to do in Rishikesh – White Water Rafting, Camping in Rishikesh, Rock climbing, Rappelling, Cliff Jumping, Yoga

 

Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a well known for tourist and every newly married couple located in Uttarakhand in North India. The Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie located some 290 km north of New Delhi, is among the most popular hill stations of the country. This beautiful hill station has many places of attraction and It can be described as a wonderful place for enjoying a wonderful vacation.

Ideal Destination for –  friends, couples and families

Ideal duration – 3 to 4 days

Things to do in Mussoorie – Paragliding, Rafting, Shopping, Hiking & Camping, Adventure activities –Skywalk & Zipline, Mountaineering – Rock Climbing and Rappelling