Bordered by Tibet in the north, Nepal in the east, Himachal Pradesh in the west and the Gangetic plains in the south, Uttarakhand, the land of spirituality seems to be a jewel on the crown of Indian Territory. Being the originating point of significant Indian rivers, Uttarakhand is the abode of some of the best hill stations in north India. This place is a land of sublime natural beauty and serene spirituality. Uttarakhand has everything in store for any tourist who is daring enough to face heights of the Himalayas, crazy enough to sail on the snow, and keen enough to explore himself/herself. So let’s start the list for 11 Unforgettable Places To Visit In Uttarakhand.
Mussoorie touted with the name ‘Queen of hills’ is the pride of the complete Uttarakhand. The breathtaking scenic beauty of this place compels the travelers to accept the truth that nature has painted the canvas of this astounding tourist spot with sheer concentration. snow covered peaks of Himalayas are all time visible from this pace because of which its picture square landscapes are too much soothing. This unforgettable place is at an altitude of 6000 ft because of which it lays pleasant weather in summers and ice chilling weather in winters. Mussoorie is the most revenue generating hill station in the entire Uttarakhand
Some of the most enticing places in Mussoorie are:
- Bhadraraj Temple trek
- Benog Hill Trek
- George Everest Park
- Kempty Falls Trek
- Yamuna Bridge trek
- Gun Hill
Second, comes the Auli, known for its ice sports activities. If you enjoy skiing or peaking up for Himalayan landscape, my friend this is the place you had to head next. Auli is the place where you can enjoy high-end trekking. This beautiful panoramic place is just too awesome for experiencing white dusty snow from January to March. Although the skiing track is dependent on quality snowfall. Auli is an ideal place for mountain lovers, couples and trekking freaks just don’t forget this place in Uttarakhand.
Binsar is known to be the highest hill station with an elevation of 7600 ft (above sea level) in the entire Kumaon region. Memorizing the panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks from Zero points is the main attraction of Binsar.It is actually located amidst an entire wildlife sanctuary. From adventure freak nature lovers to nature lovers, this region can satisfy all. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary houses more than 200 species of birds. And other wildlife including leopard, black bear, pine marten porcupine etc. If you are looking for a break from the noise of the metro city life, this is the unforgettable place in Uttarakhand.
This comes to my favorite Nainital. This place is all 12 packed with tourists because of its temperature and pleasant climate. Nainital is the perfect retreat for the tourists of all taste. Nanda Devi temple on the northern bank of the lake is a historical sightseeing spot. Nainital Zoo has a few rare species of animals like Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, and steppe eagle. Enjoying boating with a blissful climate is most liked activity by tourists. Nainital is also known as ‘ Lake district of India ‘.
Some most like tourist places near Nainital are –
- Naini Lake
- Naina peak
- Tiffin top
- Snow View
- Gurney house
- Lands End
Chopta is one of the least explored hamlets in the Himalayas. At an elevation of 2,680 m, Chopta is known to be the Switzerland of India. it serves as a base point to famous treks to Tungnath and Chandrashilla. It also offers some amazing 360-degree panorama of majestic mountains through the Trishul, and Chaukhambha peaks. Mostly visited for adventurous activities, This place has pleasant weather and breathtaking ambiance to please cosmopolitan city dwellers. Among the adventurous activities, exploring the Chopta Tungnath Trek is the most amusing.
Landsdown is a quite pleasant place. And and this place was founded by the Indian viceroy under British rule. People here come for internal peace, like sitting for hours and thinking. It is mainly a picnic destination for those who wish to have a quiet time in the hills. Because of its Serenic beauty writers, poets and photographers like to explore this place. But then also it attracts a quality tourist.
Mukteshwar gets its name from a 350-year-old temple of Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham. The natural beauty of this place is not affected till date, because of which lions and bears are seen here easily. However it also has a very vast history, However, The great hunter named Jim Corbett came here for the hunt. He wrote of Mukteshwar in Man-Eaters of Kumaon. Corbett wrote befitting and thrilling accounts of his experiences in the jungle. Have a glimpse of the excellent view of the valleys below. Trek by the woods in the early morning and feel the freshness of air which is totally absent in city life.
8. Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib (also spelled Hemkunt), formally known as Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib Ji, is a Sikh place of worship and pilgrimage site in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India. It is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh (1666–1708), the tenth Sikh Guru, and finds mention in Dasam Granth, a work dictated by Guruji himself. Ranking eight in the list but can be said the most beautiful pilgrim place for Sikh community. This place is entirely filled with snow, hard treks and above all a brain-freezing Sarovar ( lake). Where people take the holy bath. The shrine is built in the star shape and the vicinity is fascinating. One can complete trekking to Valley of Flowers and can reach at Hemkund for relaxation.
Last comes the world famous place for Royal Bengal Tigers. However known as Haley’s National Park, Jim Corbett was established in 1938. This place gives you the best safari sensation. But sometimes the animals here also cause a nuisance to live.T he park is home to some 600 species of birds, an equal number of animals and around 488 different types of plants and trees. Although the best time to visit this unforgettable place is from December to February. Lush green forest and the safe resorts provide you the ideal resort feeling.
In conclusion, these 9 Places In Uttarakhand are really unforgettable. And people living in Uttarakhand are really lucky.