Uttarakhand is that blessed land that never falls short of natural beauty or of religious significance. High snow-clad Himalayan peaks, mountain trails, vales mantled with Alpine forests, gurgling waterfalls and pleasant weather along with myriad fascinating adventure options make Uttarakhand a veritable treat for adventure seekers and nature lovers. God lovers too find the region utterly attractive owing to the many temples that dot the region.
Given is a list of top 7 visiting places which you shouldn’t at all miss during your Uttarakhand tour-
The wondrous hill station of Mussorie offering stunning vistas of snow wrapped mountain ranges and of sylvan charm attracts tourists from every nook and corner of the country. Mussorie was founded around 1823 by Britishers and became immensely popular with British Raj. Gun hill, Kempty falls, Jharipani falls, Mussorie Lake, Nag Devta temple, Jwalaji temple are some of the must-see places of Mussorie. Approximate 7 hours of drive from Delhi can take you to this fascinating ‘Queen of hills’, Mussorie. Thus it is a popular weekend getaway today.
The scenic hill resort of Nainital is laid out around the famed Naini Lake, a greenish Volcanic lake and a crowded boating spot. The homesick Britishers found this enchanting hill station inspired by the memories of the district of Cumbrian Lake. Forested vales, pellucid lakes, picturesque walking trails, scenic mountain ranges and ancient monuments characterize the beauty of Nainital. Nainital lake, Nainital zoo, Tiffin top, Snow view. Gurney House, St John in the wildernesses are some of the must-see places of Nainital. An approximate 6 hours of drive from Delhi can make you reach Nainital. This is one of the most opted for weekend getaways to Uttarakhand.
The holy city of Haridwar laid out along the banks of the Ganges is steeped in sacredness. River Ganga arrives for the first time on the plains at Haridwar, People believe that a dip in the sacred Ganges river at Haridwar can cleanse them of all their sins. Haridwar Kumbh mela, Ganga aarti at Har ki pauri enjoy global fame. It takes you 5 hours approximately to reach Haridwar from Delhi. Thus Haridwar is a popular weekend getaways for passionate travelers and God seekers
The mesmerizing small hamlet of Peora is one of the most romantic weekend getaways of Uttarakhand. Amid the terraced vales of the Kumaon, cloaked with dense Pine woods, the Peora village offers stunning vistas of mountain meadows and mountain ranges. 8 hours of drive from Dehi can make you reach Peora. This exquisite hill bound village is a perfect weekend getaway to rewind and recharge yourself.
Rishikesh, the world’s yoga capital pulls nature lovers, fitness freaks and adventure lovers from far and wide. This serene town nestled at the foothills of Himalayas offers easy access to the various other enticing regions of the Himalayas. One can reach Rishikesh from Delhi within approximately 5 hours by road journey. Thus Rishikesh makes one of the most fabulous weekend holidays to Uttarakhand. Some of the must-see places of Rishikesh are Tribeni ghat, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula.
Kausani, the ‘Switzerland of India’ offers panoramic views of snow-clad mountains and glazed peaks. One can catch breathtaking views of famed Nanda Devi, Nand kot, Trishul mountain ranges from Kausani and the views stretch to a width of about 360kms or more. An approximate 9 hours of travel by road from Delhi takes you to Kausani. Anashakti Ashram, Kausani tea gardens, Pant museum, Lakshmi ashram are some of the must-see places of Kausani
This picturesque hill station is known for its calm and quiet ambience. The Britishers were very fond of this hill station during their ruling period and that is how Landsdowne emerged to limelight as a tourist spot. Approximately 6 hours of drive from Delhi can make you reach this stunning, serene hill station. So Lansdowne makes a great weekend getaway to Uttarakhand. St John’s Church, Tip-in-Top, Bhulla Tal are some of the must-see places of Lansdowne.