Places To Visit In Kumaon

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Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Kumaon:

1. Panchachuli Glacier

Must visit 3.4 /5

73 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Kumaon

A trekker's paradise, the Panchachuli Glacier can be reached by a 40 km trek from Sobla, and is a one of a kind trek, the track is outlined by snow capped mountains and lush alpine meadows.

2. Nanda Devi Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5

12 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Kumaon

The Kumaoni culture, almost always relates everything monumental in the city with Gods. There is a huge culture of deity worship, and the number of those deities can be dizzying.

3. Narayan Ashram

3.1 /5

138 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Kumaon

Imagine Zen, nature, culture, and some light literature meeting for an early brunch in the hills. Now imagine you joining them. This is the only perfect way to describe a visit to the Narayan Ashram.

4. Jim Corbett National Park

Must visit 3.4 /5

73 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Kumaon

The Jim Corbett National Park is a popular haunt of the youth from neighboring metropolitans and towns alike, for its unique stay facilities, and housing the famous endangered specie of the Indian Tiger, and is also known for having a book written after these predators here by author Jim Corbett, names 'The Man Eater of Kumaon'.

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5. Bhimtal Lake

Must visit 3.4 /5

11 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Kumaon

Going by the hefty name, you may have guessed there's an inkling of Indian mythology to this lake. The Bhimtal Lake, is believed to have been dug by the strongest of the Pandavas (the five brothers), Bheema of the Indian epic Mahabharata, to quench the thirst of his four brothers.

6. Naini Lake

3.1 /5

12 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Kumaon

Another lake, did you say' A better experience, we say. The Naini Lake is a clear lake, fed by the Balia Nala, and about 26 more perennial drains. It's name is drawn from the shape it is in that is of a 'Nain' or, an eye.

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7. Textiles

3.1 /5

2,288 km
from city center
7 out of 7
places to visit in Kumaon

Hemp bags and shawls are an easily available on small shops and emporiums strewn around the area. If something different is what you're looking for, you may want to try stoles that are hand made by the Kumaoni women out of stinging nettle, woven into a soft fabric.

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Day 1- Arrive at Nainital. Check into your hotel and freshen up. You can start your tour by paying a visit to the Goddess Naina Devi temple, it is considered to be a must for every visitor. It is easy to reach the temple by cab or by any sort of local transport. The temple is located at the end of the famous mall road and has many local restaurants to satisfy your hunger. While returning you can check out the mall road which has many old shops and can pick up many souvenirs. Afterwards, you can enjoy a refreshing boat ride in the Nainital lake where boating is available at fixed rates @ 210/-.
Day 2- You can start your day by visiting the High Altitude Zoo which has a very good assembly of wild animals. Further, you can go to enjoy the scenic beauty Eco cave Gardens has to offer. Walking through the caves might get difficult because of the steepness but the view of Nainital from the end will be worth the walking. You can call your day off by going for a little shopping at Tibetan market and can also see the Raj era buildings like the Nainital Governor's House.
Day 3- Nainital offers you with amazing views of the mighty Himalayan range and you can't afford to miss that. You can have a good authentic breakfast at any local shop and go to see Snow Point View, Naina Peak, Tiffin Top (Dorothy's seat) and enjoy the Nainital Ropeway which will amaze you like anything. Nainital is famous for its candles, don't forget to buy some and you can browse some of the artistic ones at Anil Candles Factory Outlet as well.
Day 4- Reach Kasauni from Nainital and en route visit Jageshwar which has one of the oldest and most renowned temples. The distance from Nainital to Kausani is 112 km which will is a 4-hour car/jeep/bus ride.
Day 5- Depart from Kausani and reach Chaukori which is about 110 km (4.5 hrs). You can enjoy the serenity of Patal Bhubaneshwar Cave Temple, Berinag Temple and various other historic temples around Bageshwar.

How much does a package cost for Kumaon?

The packages for Kumaon start at INR 5200 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Kumaon?

The top sightseeing places in Kumaon are Panchachuli Glacier, Nanda Devi Temple, Narayan Ashram, Jim Corbett National Park, Bhimtal Lake, Naini Lake.

How can I commute within Kumaon?

Commuting within Kumaon will require you to haggle a bit with the cab and taxi providers. The terrain is challenging, and on the same behest they may charge you way above the stipulated rates. You can hire smaller buses for a bigger group with comparatively lesser bargaining.
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