Tourist places in Uttarakhand

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Here are the top 119 places to visit in Uttarakhand in 2020:

1. Nainital

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The gem of Uttarakhand - Nainital is a charming hill station that sits prettily at the green foothills of the Kumaon ranges in the Himalayas. Located at an elevation of around 1938 metres, Nainital is located and developed around the beautiful Naini Lake, after which the town is named.&nbs...

Best Time: Throughout the year

2. Mussoorie

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3,700 active cases 2,435 in last 7 days

Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations located at a distance of 290 km from Delhi in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. With a backdrop of Shivalik range of Himalayas and doon valley, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level and has a...

Best Time: September to June

3. Dehradun

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Nestled amidst the Doon Valley in the state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun city is a very popular hill station that beckons solo travellers, families and couples alike. Winter Capital of Uttarakhand, it proudly boasts of a scenic backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas. Dehradun is located at an altitude of 140...

Best Time: Throughout the year

4. Rishikesh

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Located in the foothills of the Himalayas along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga River, Rishikesh is a small town in the Dehradun district, located close to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Rishikesh (also called as Hrishikesh) is known for its adventure activities, ancient temples, popular ca...

Best Time: Throughout the year

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5. Haridwar

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Haridwar, considered to be among the seven holiest cities in India, is an ancient city located on the banks of River Ganga in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Dotted with temples, ashrams and narrow lanes across the city, Haridwar is a famous Hindu temple town where millions of devotees come to ta...

Best Time: Throughout the year

6. Valley of Flowers

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Valley of Flowers is located in Chamoli district (near Badrinath) of Uttarakhand, approximately 300 km to the north of Rishikesh. This is a picturesque national park, gracing the beauty of Western Himalayas.  Valley of flowers was discovered in 1931 and is a World Heritage Site for its wild unt...

Best Time: May to October

7. Jim Corbett National Park

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Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park set amidst the foothills of the Himalayas in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Known for housing the endangered Bengal tiger, Corbett National Park is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Best Time: Mid October to Mid June

8. Almora

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Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horse-shoe is a hill station that boasts of a pre-British heritage and an adyllic vibe.

Best Time: Throughout the year

9. Lansdowne

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Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town located at a distance of 258 km from Delhi in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. Laden with oak and pine forest and dotted with buildings of the colonial era, this hill station is a haven for bird watchers, casual hikers and weekenders from NCR.

Best Time: Throughout the year

10. Auli

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Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks, and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. Apart from skiing you can also go for numerous treks in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas and enjoy the spellbinding views of the snow-draped mountains. Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan ...

Best Time: Throughout the year

11. Dhanaulti

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With minimal human intrusion, without overloading or overwhelming your senses or expectations, Dhanaulti slowly seeps into your conscience like a long lost pleasant dream, bringing with it comfort and quiet, and giving you the much needed break from your humdrum routine life.

Best Time: September to June

12. Chopta

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Chopta, a small hamlet located in Uttarakhand, is a trekker's heaven. The base camp of treks like Tugnanath, Deoria Tal and Chandrashila, Chopta is an ideal destination for intermediate trekkers to go on a guided trek and brush up their skills. Chopta promises a life-altering expansion of ...

Best Time: March to June

13. Chakrata

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Chakrata is a small hill town near Dehradun in Uttarakhand, located at a height of 6948 feet known for its coniferous forest, treks, caves and ancient temples.

Best Time: Throughout the year

14. Kanatal

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Once a deserted land, today Kanatal is a usual haunt for those travelers who seek peace and solitude. Kanatal is said to be named after a lake that once existed there. Apart from peace, the place exhibits a charm in form of majestic hills, fruit trees, apple orchards and lush green forests.

Best Time: Throughout the year

15. Mukteshwar

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Mukteshwar is a small hill town located around 50 km from Nainital in Uttarakhand. Known for adventure sports and a dazzling view of Himalayan ranges, Mukteshwar is named after the 350-year-old Shiva Temple housed here called Mukteshwar Dham. 

Best Time: October to June

16. Binsar

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Located at a distance of 33 km from Almora, Binsar is a small town in Uttarakhand known for the surreal beauty of the snow-laden Himalayan peaks. Set amid forests covered with oak, pine, rhododendrons and deodar trees, Binsar is home to beautiful green meadows, temples and the famous Binsar wildlife...

Best Time: Throughout the year

17. Bhimtal

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Perched at a height of 1370masl, Bhimtal is an idyllic and less-crowded version of Nainital, 23 km away. Bhimtal is a scenic hill station, the charm of which lies in its off-beat, tranquil atmosphere. The picturesque Bhimtal Lake is a popular attraction for paddle boating, birding and natu...

Best Time: March to June, September to December

18. Kedarnath

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Located on the Garhwal Himalayan Range in the Rudraprayag District, Kedarnath is one of the most sacred temples and the holiest Hindu pilgrimages in India. A part of Chhota Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is the most important among the 12 Jyotirlingas in India ded...

Best Time: May to June, September to October

19. Uttarkashi

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Endearingly called as Devbhoomi, Uttarkashi, literally meaning 'Kashi of the North', is a quaint little town tucked away in the hill state of Uttarakhand. Revered by the Hindus as one of their propitious religious sites, the townhouses two of the total four holy shrines of Hindu mythology. It is one...

Best Time: March to June, September to November

20. Kausani

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Kausani is a hill station located in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, 51km from Almora. The panoramic snow-clad view of Himalayas in Kausani is dominated by Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchuli peaks.

Best Time: April to June, September to December

21. Badrinath

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Perched on the Garhwal hill tracks, near Alaknanda River, Badrinath is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Badrinath is known for the sacred Badrinath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage yatras and is one of the most visit...

Best Time: May to June, September to October

22. Gangotri

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This pilgrimage destination situated in Uttarkashi is mostly famous for the four religious centers, or as they say, the Char Dham spots.

Best Time: April to June, September to November

23. Yamunotri

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Revered as the origin of Yamuna river, the pilgrim centre (among one of the 'Chhota Char Dham') nestled in the laps of Garhwal Himalayas at 3293 mts high uses its natural elements to fascinate you with its visuals and create a spiritual charm.

Best Time: May to June, September to November

24. Naukuchiatal

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Naukuchiatal, a small picturesque lake village is a destination for those who seek quietude and tranquility beneath the shade of pure nature. As the name of the place suggests, this place is mainly known for its nine cornered lake which measures up to 1 km in length and 40 m deep.

Best Time: April to June, September to November

25. Joshimath

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Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a hill town perched at the height of 6150 feet in Chamoli district of Gharwal region of Uttarakhand. Joshimath serves as an important religious centre for Hindu pilgrims and lies in the proximity to one of the four 'maths' founded by Adi Guru Shri Shankarachar...

Best Time: April to November

26. Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek

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Tungnath, a quaint village in Uttarakhand, is known as the starting point of the popular Chopta Chadrashila Trek. At a height of 2680m, this village is surrounded by evergreen forests of pine, deodar and rhododendron. This is one of the easier treks in the Himalayan region and hence, recommended for...

27. Kumaon

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While most hill stations are flanked by all sorts of conifers and draped in a garb of green, Kumaon changes its coat of blooms several times a year. From a soft pink in the early winters to the scarlet rhododendrons erupting like lava on the slopes in different gradients during summers, Kumaon is a ...

Best Time: Throughout the year

28. Tehri Garhwal

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The Hindu Mythology and legends seemed to have showered Tehri Garhwal with several spiritual significances. It is this place where River Ganga arrives in its real form at Devprayag where River Bhagirathi and River Alaknanda merge. One can also see many temples dotted across the place.

Best Time: Throughout the year

29. Rajaji National Park

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Encompassing the Shivalik mountain ranges, Rajaji National Park is abundantly rich in flora and fauna and proves a great holiday destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

Best Time: Mid November to Mid June

30. Sattal

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A group of seven fresh water lakes, a stash of nature's bounty and loads of migratory birds and panoramic vistas make this wonderful place called Sattal. A paradise for nature buffs and bird watchers, Sattal has mystery to it that makes it all the more charming and photographer's paradise.

Best Time: April to June, September to December

31. Munsiyari

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Often referred to as "Little Kashmir", Munsiyari is a cosy hamlet located in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand. Situated at an altitude of 2298 metres, the pretty little hill town is known for its panorama of snow-capped Himalayan Range and some adventurous trekking trails.

Best Time: April to June, October to November

32. Roopkund Trek

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Perched at an elevation of 5,029 m above the sea level in the lap of Trishul Peak and Nanda Ghunti is a place full of mystery, Roopkund. Also called as ‘Mystery Lake’, the place is synonymous to its name owing to the discovery of human skeletons and horses remains from Paleolithic age at this very p...

33. Ranikhet

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Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm, is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests.

Best Time: Throughout the year

34. Abbott Mount

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A quaint old town, Abbott Mount is located in the Kali Kumaon region of Champawat district, Uttarakhand. Here, one can witness the charm of a bygone British colonial era through a marvelous church and 13 isolated cottages across the hill.

Best Time: Throughout the year

35. Champawat

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Champawat is an intrepid town in Champawat district, Uttrakhand. Perched 5,299 feet above the sea level, this quaint town of Champaran is a perfect composite of adventure, religion and history. The place holds historical and religious significance attracting many drifters and pilgrims throughout the...

Best Time: October to June

36. Madhyamaheshwar

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A small sacred town of Madhyamaheshwar is a place full of mysteries and blessed with bounty of nature. Renowned for its Madhyamaheshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, it gathers the whole hamlet to pray in the evening along with many tourists.

Best Time: May to October

37. Bageshwar

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Bageshwar is a small town in Uttarakhand, tucked away in the Kumaon region of the Himalayan range inconspicuously. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Saryu and Gomti, with Bhileshwar and Nileshwar mountains, Bageshwar is known for its rivers, temples and mountains. The temple Baghnath ded...

Best Time: October to June

38. Pithoragarh

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A small urban town bustling with tourists is a prime example of raw beauty of nature and is often fondly referred to as the 'Little Kashmir'. A gateway to Himalayan Range, this town also serves as the stop over for pilgrims on their way to Kailash Mansarover.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

39. Pauri Garhwal

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Pauri Garhwal is a paradise that showcases the varied colors of nature all packed in to this one place. From snow covered Himalayan peaks and thick cover of lush green forests to deep rooted culture of the place and warm hearted people, this place oozes beauty and charm in every aspect.

Best Time: April to June, September to October

40. Chamba

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Far from the rush of city life, Chamba is a small town in Uttarakhand that is known for pristine vistas of deodar and pine trees through Himalayan mountains. Promising a peaceful ambience, modernisation hasn't touched the borders of Chamba. A perfect getaway to find solace in nature, ...

Best Time: Throughout the year

41. Ramgarh

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Tucked away in the lap of Himalayas in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Ramgarh boasts of unexplored natural beauty and old world charm. It is perched at an elevation of 1789 metres above the sea level and is an idyllic spot of all you nature beaus. Blessed with impeccable views of snow covered mou...

Best Time: October to May

42. Guptakashi

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The temple town of Guptakashi is located at a distance of 47 kms from the holy town of Kedarnath. Perched at an elevation of 1319 m above the sea level, Guptakashi enjoys the mesmerising backdrop of the enchanting snow-covered peaks of Chaukhamba mountains. It houses two ancient temples namely Vishw...

Best Time: March to June, September to November

FAQs on Uttarakhand

What is not so good about Uttarakhand?

Transportation problems. Hilly regions can be dangerous for driving.

How much does a package cost for Uttarakhand?

The packages for Uttarakhand start at INR 4100 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 places to visit in Uttarakhand?

The top things to do in Uttarakhand are Nainital, Rishikesh, Auli, Mussoorie, Badrinath, Kedarnath. You can see all the places to visit in Uttarakhand here

Who should visit Uttarakhand?

Nature and peace lovers. Wildlife fanatics. Perfect for adventure enthusiasts and religious people.

What is the best time to visit Uttarakhand?

March to April and mid-September to mid-October are considered as the Best time to visit Uttarakhand. Trekking, Paragliding and The Char Dham Yatra are the most popular activities during Summer, which is also the Peak Season in Uttarakhand. While winters from November through February are perfect for rafting in Rishikesh and wildlife spotting in Jim Corbett National Park. Some parts of Uttarakhand like Mussoorie and Nainital experience snowfall. Although an all year round destination, it is not advisable to visit Uttarakhand during peak monsoons in July and August. However, Valley of Flowers is picture perfect during the monsoon season.
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What is the local food in Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand doesn’t have one uniform cuisine; instead, the local dishes keep changing as you move from place to place. The staples are mostly North Indian, though, with a significant part of the eateries and restaurants – especially in an around the pilgrimage sites – being vegetarian.

The cooking often uses a generous use of 'Ghee' which completes charcoal and dishes. The food is also usually prepared using lentils and pulses. The area fosters both Garhwali and Kumauni cuisines which are somewhat similar in elements but differ slightly in their styles. Even though the food is mostly vegetarian, one can find equally mouth-watering preparations of chicken and mutton in the area. Rice and Hash seeds known as 'Bhaang' are essential elements of any platter here. Bhatt ki Churdkani, Arsa (a sweet dish), Kafuli(a preparation of local green leafy vegetables), Phannu, Badi, Rus(development of several lentils), Gulgula (a sweet snack), Kandalee ka Saag, Palau are the local and unique preparations almost special to the area.
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