Uttarakhand is formerly known as Uttaranchal. The state has its beautiful natural beauty which mainly comes from Himalayas. Uttarakhand was earlier a part of Uttar Pradesh, but on 9th November 2000, it was declared as a separate state. This state is also known as Devbhumi (Land of Gods), because of so many hindu temples and other pilgrimage sites. This state is the second fastest growing state in India. There are so much of ancient temples, national parks, wildlife Sanctuaries, hill stations and many other beautiful tourist spots to visit. The people who like adventure should surely visit this place for trekking, climbing, rock climbing, paragliding, skiing, camping, white water rafting, kayaking, sailing and many other adventurous activities. Places to visit in Uttarakhand are:

NAINITALplaces to visit in nanital

It is a very beautiful and famous hill station for nature lovers. Nainital is surrounded by a calm lake, which is also known as Naini Lake. It is a perfect honeymoon spot. Sometimes it is known as ‘Queens of Lake’.Naini Lake is also a pilgrimage site, it is an eye shaped lake. The name of this lake is kept on the name of goddess Naini Devi. Places to visit in Nainital are:

  • High Altitude Zoo
  • Eco Cave Garden
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Nainital Lake
  • The Mall Road
  • Mukteshwar Temple
  • Kainchi Dham
  • Neem Karoli Baba Ashram
  • Tiffin Top (Dorothy’s Seat)
  • Naina Peak
  • Land’s End
  • Snow View Point
  • Astrinomical Observatory
  • Sattal
  • Governor’s House
  • Sariyatal
  • Hanuman Garhi
  • Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
  • Pangot
  • Bhimtal Lake
  • Jeolikot
  • Khurpatal Lake
  • Tibetan Msarket
  • Gurudwara Shri Singh Sabha
  • John’s Chruch
  • Aerial Ropeway

MUSSOORIE

places to visit in mussoorie

Mussoorie is a hill station, with different flora and fauna. This hill station was founded by Lt. Frederick Young, of East India Company. The highest point of Mussoorie is ‘Lal Tibba’. Nature walk at this place is known as ‘Camel’s Back Road’, because of the rocky outcrop in the shape of camel’s hump. There you will get to see the ‘Gun Hill’, from where you can get the beautiful view.  It is the second highest point of this hill station. Places to visit in Mussoorie are:

  • Kempty Falls
  • Sir George Everest’s House Museum
  • Mossy Falls
  • Shedup Choepelling Temple
  • Lakemist
  • Library Bazaar
  • Mussoorie Lake
  • Dhanaulti
  • Lal Tibba
  • Mussoorie Heritage Centre
  • Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Happy Valley
  • Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Gun Hill
  • Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
  • Christ Church
  • K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum
  • Mussorie Adventure Park
  • Camel’s Back Road
  • The Mall Road
  • Bhatta Falls
  • Municipal Garden
  • Jharipani Falls
  • Cloud’s End
  • Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary

DEHRADUN

places to visit in dehradun

Dehradun is the capital of Uttrakhand. This city is also known as ‘city of love’, according to the new generation, as there are so much picturesque spots, click pictures with your family, friends or beloved ounce’s. It is mainly famous for bakery products and Basmati rice. In Dehradun you can find everything, for every age group, whether related to adventure, sports, historic, museums, waterfalls and many other things places to visit in Dehradun are:

  • Tiger Falls
  • Mindrolling Monastery
  • Zonal Museum
  • Tapova
  • Rupin Pass Trek
  • Malsi Deer Park
  • Forest Research Institute
  • Buddha Temple
  • Kalinga War Memorial
  • Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
  • Chetwoode Hall
  • Malsi Deer Park
  • Clock Tower
  • Kedarkantha Trek
  • Daat Kali Temple
  • Lachhiwala
  • Tapkeshawar Temple
  • Fun Valley
  • Robber’s Cave
  • Paltan Bazaar
  • Sahastradhara
  • Ram Rai Gurudwara
  • Santala Devi Temple
  • Rajaji National Park
  • Rafting in Tiuni
  • Har Ki Dun
  • Laxman Siddh Temple

HARIDWAR

places to visit in haridwar

Haridwar is a very famous pilgrimage spot of Hindu religion. It is a very ancient city and also the most scared city of India. It is a place where the Ganga River comes on plan region, before that it is on mountains. The word Haridwar is made from two words Hari means God and dwar means Gate. Foreigners mainly enjoy this place because here they get to know about the culture and rituals of hindu religion. Places to visit in Haridwar are;

  • Har Ki Pauri
  • Ganga AArti
  • Bharat Mata Temple
  • Bhuma Niketan Temple
  • Vaishno Devi Temple
  • Birla Ghat
  • Chandi Devi Temple
  • Bara Bazaar
  • Parad Shivling
  • Maya Devi Temple
  • Daksha Mahadev Temple
  • The Pentagon Mall
  • Kanva Rishi Ashram
  • Gau Ghat
  • Anandamayi Maa Ashram
  • Moti Bazaar
  • Sapt Rishi Ashram
  • Shanti Kunj
  • Pawan Dham
  • Piran Kaliyar
  • Patanjali Yog Peeth
  • Mansa Devi Temple
  • Vishnu Ghat
  • Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bhimgoda Kund
  • Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar

RISHIKESH

places to visit in rishikesh

Rishikesh is mainly known as the Gateway of Char Dham. It is the Yoga Capital of the world. It is very famous international tourist attraction. Rishikesh is becoming very popular for white water rafting and many other adventure sports like rock climbing, bungee jumping, zip lining, backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, etc. Places to visit in Rishikesh are:

  • Ram Jhula
  • Lakshman Jhula
  • Bharat Mandir
  • Shiv Puri
  • Tera Manzil Temple
  • Beatles Ashram
  • Vashishta Gufa
  • Byasi
  • Neer Garh Waterfalls
  • Parmath Niketan Ashram
  • Rishikund
  • Kunjapuri Temple
  • Narendara Nagar
  • Kaudiyala
  • Muni Ki Reti
  • Andra Ashram
  • Triveni Ghat
  • Madhuban Ashram
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • Jumpin Heights
  • Gita Bhavan
  • Swarga Ashram

ALMORA

places to visit in almora

The city Almora was founded in 1568, by the king Kalyan Chand. You will get more of calmness, peace and can relax you mind with meditation. This city is mainly famous for its glamorous beauty, scenic view of Himalayan Mountains, Delicious food and for its handicraft. Almora is very much famous for its clothes, such as Angora clothes which is mainly made from the fur of Angora rabbits. Places to visit in Almora are:

  • Kasar Devi Temple
  • Martola
  • Kasar Devi
  • Kalimat
  • Bright End Corner
  • Simtola
  • Lal Bazaar
  • Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
  • Rafting in Kali Sarada
  • Nanda Devi Temple
  • Dunagiri
  • Binsar
  • Jhula Devi Temple
  • Zero Point
  • Dwarahat Village
  • Tarikhet
  • Katarmal Sun Temple
  • Jageshwar
  • Chitai Temple
  • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Deer Park
  • Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
  • Jalna

KEDARNATH

places to visit in kedarnath

Kedarnath is one of the major sites of India’s Chota Char Dham Yatra. It closes in the month of October-November and reopens in April-May. This pilgrimage site is mainly famous for the ancient Shiva temple. The temple of Kedarnath are mainly covered with snow. At this place, alcohol and non-veg is totally banned, there are some Dabaas in the way and they are just offering you vegetarian food. Places to visit in Kedarnath:

  • Kedarnath Temple
  • Triyuginarayan
  • Sonprayag
  • Mandakini River
  • Chandrashila
  • Kedarnath Temple
  • Guptkashi
  • Shankaracharya Samadhi
  • Gaurikund
  • Agastyamuni
  • Bhairav Nath Temple
  • Vasuki Tal
  • Chorbari
  • Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Gandhi Sarovar

BADRINATH

places to visit in badrinath

Badrinath is another pilgrimage center, of Uttrakhand. It is situated between Nar and Naryana, mountain ranges. This place is mainly famous for Badrinath Temple, which is from the five related temples called as Panch Badri. It is situated at an altitude of 3133 meters. This place is also closed for six months, because of heavy snow fall. Places to visit in Badrinath are:

  • Pandukeshwar
  • Tapta Kund
  • Charan Paduka
  • Mata Murti Temple
  • Bheem Pul
  • Sheshnetra
  • Vyas Cave
  • Satopanth Lake
  • Vasudhara Falls
  • Alkapuri Glacier
  • Saraswati River
  • Surya Kund, Badrinath
  • Auli
  • Panch Dhara and Panch Shila
  • Sheshnetra
  • Valley of Flowers National Park
  • Brahma Kapal
  • Narad Kund
  • Joshimath
  • Mata Murti Temple
  • Adi Badri
  • Neelkantha Peak
  • Hemkund Sahib
  • Mana Village
  • Yogadhyan Badri Temple

GANGOTRI

places to visit in gangotri

It is a place from where the Ganga River originates. Gangotri is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi and also close to the Indo Tibetan border. This is another pilgrimage site of Chota Char Dham Yatra. You can closely feel the nature by the calmness and spirituality of this place. Gangotri is a beautiful picturesque spot with landscape, Bhagirathi River and snow clouds, which will make your journey memorable. Places to visit in Gangotri are:

  • Gangotri Temple
  • Gangotri Glacier
  • Maneri
  • Pandava Gufa
  • Gauri and Surya Kund
  • Kedar Tal
  • Bhagirathi Shila
  • Vishwanath Temple
  • Jalmagna Shivalinga
  • Bhojbasa
  • Dodi Tal
  • Bhaironghati
  • Tapovan
  • Gangnani
  • Harsil
  • Gaumukh
  • Uttarkashi
  • Dharali
  • Bharion Ghati
  • Dayara Bugyal

YAMUNOTRI

places to visit in yamunotri

Yamunotri is a place from where the Yamuna River originates. This is the last pilgrimage site of Chota Char Dham Yatra. It is located at the height of around 3293 meters from above sea level, at the Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. The main temple i.e. Yamunotri temple, opens in Mays and closes in November. Places to visit in Yamunotri are:

  • Yamunotri Temple
  • Surya Kund
  • Kharsali
  • Dodital
  • Saptarishi Kund
  • Janki Chatti
  • Hanuman Chatti
  • Badkot
  • Dayara Bugyal
  • Divya Shila

PITHORAGARH

places to visit in pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is mainly known as ‘Little Kashmir’, because of its glamorous natural beauty. It is situated at the height of 1,650 meters, from the sea level. It is a place from where the journey of people start towards Mansarovar and Kailash. Pithoragarh is mainly known for its history. The beautiful view of snowy mountains of Nanda Devi and Appi of Nepal, can be taken from Chandak Hill, which is near to it. Places to visit in Pithoragarh are:

  • Chandak
  • Askot Sanctuary
  • Pithoragarh Fort
  • Ralam Glacier
  • Purana Bazaar
  • Kafni Glacier Trek
  • Jhulaghat
  • Narayan Ashram
  • Kapilaswar Cave
  • Munsiyari
  • Nagmandir
  • Dhwaj Temple
  • Nakuleshwara Temple
  • Gangolihat
  • Thal Kedar
  • Arjueshwar Temple

RANIKHET

places to visit in ranikhet

Ranikhet, the beautiful hill station which is located at the height of 1,829 meters from the sea level. The word itself means ‘Queen’s Land’. It gives you the perfect view of Himalayan Mountains. Beautiful plants, various types of wildlife, Pine trees, pure and fresh air, sweet chirping of birds and lush green forest, will surely give you the feel of a Queen. Places to visit in Ranikhet are:

  • Chaubatia Orchards
  • Haidakhan Babaji Temple
  • Mankameshwar Temple
  • Kalika
  • Binsar Mahadev Temple
  • Manila
  • Majhkhali
  • Upat Kalika Temple
  • Jhula Devi Temple
  • Naukuchia Taal
  • Golf Course
  • Sunset Point
  • Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
  • Dwarahat
  • Ram Mandir
  • Bhalu Dam
  • Rani Jheel
  • Tarikhet Village
  • Ashiyana Park

MUKTESHWAR

places to visit mukteshwar

Mukteshwar is a small hill station mainly known for its adventure sports like rappelling, rock climbing and many more. It is located at the height of 2,285 meters above the sea level. This place was made by Britishers in 1893. If you want to get the 180 degree view of Himalayan Mountain, then visit this place. The most famous hunter, the Jim Corbett came here to shoot the tiger but he was fallen in love with the natural beauty of this site. Places to visit in Mukteshwar are:

  • Mukteshwar Temple
  • Chauthi Jaali
  • Brahmeswara Temple
  • Ramgarh
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute
  • Nathuakhan
  • View of Nanda Devi
  • The Rajarani Temple
  • Mukteshwar Inspection Bunglow
  • Methodist Chruch
  • Sitla
  • Dhanachuli
  • Renewable Park

KAUSANI

places to visit in kausani

Mahatma Gandhi called Kausani as “The Switzerland of India”, because of the similarity in landscapes. It is famous place among honeymooners, as they can make it memorizing through birding, clicking photos and by the adventure of hiking. Alpine hills, beautiful sounds of birds and the snowy Himalayas makes the beauty of this place more glamorous. Places to visit in Kausani are:

  • Ananshakti Ashram
  • Baijnath Temple
  • Lakshmi Ashram
  • Kausani Tea estate
  • Sumitra Nandan Pant Museum
  • Someshwar
  • Kafni Glacier
  • Pindari Glacier
  • Rudradhari Falls and Cave
  • Kot Bhramari Temple
  • Planet Show
  • Gwaldam
  • Trek to Pinnath

OTHER PALCES TO VISIT IN UTTRAKHAND ARE:

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