Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is formerly known as Uttaranchal. The state has its beautiful natural beauty which mainly comes from the 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. Mostly all the places to visit in Uttarakhand are ancient temples, national parks, wildlife Sanctuaries, hill stations, and many other beautiful tourist spots to visit. 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:


Nainital tourist places

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 places to visit in Uttarakhand, especially for a honeymoon. 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 in the name of the 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
  • Astronomical 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 Uttarakhand

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 a camel’s hump. It is a very famous spot of “Uttarakhand tourism”. There you will get to see ‘Gun Hill’, from where you can get a 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 Sightseeing

Dehradun is the capital of Uttrakhand. This city is one of the most romantic places to visit in Uttrakhand, and also known as the ‘city of love’, according to the new generation, as there are so much picturesque spots, click pictures with your family, friends or beloved ounce. 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, history, 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 tour - Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

Haridwar is a very famous pilgrimage places to visit in Uttarakhand, mainly for the Hindu religion. It is a very ancient city and also the most sacred city in India. It is a place where the Ganga River comes on plan region, before that it is on the mountains. The word Haridwar is made from two words Hari means God and war 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 Tourism

Rishikesh is mainly known as the Gateway of Char Dham. It is the Yoga Capital of the world. It is a very famous international tourist attraction. If you are very much fond of adventure sports, then don’t miss these places to visit in Uttarakhand. As, it is very much 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 Uttarakhand
Almora – Panorama of the Himalayas

The city of Almora was founded in 1568, by king Kalyan Chand. If you want to calm and relax your mind, then it is the ‘best places to visit in Uttrakhand’, for that. This city is mainly famous for its glamorous beauty, scenic view of the 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 Temple
Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath is one of the major places to visit in Uttarakhand. As it is the starting point of the 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 is mainly covered with snow. At this place, alcohol and non-veg is totally banned, there are some Dallas 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 Temple - Places To Visit In Uttarakhand
Badrinath Temple

Badrinath is another tourist places 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 snowfall. 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


Auli Tourism
Auli Tourism

During winters, you will find yourself surrounded by snow-covered mountains and picturesque views. Auli gets snow from Dec to Feb and becomes an ideal place for skiing. If you love snow and snow sports like skiing then winter becomes the ideal time for you to visit this place in Uttarakhand.

Need not worry if you don’t have experience or you are doing it for the first time. You can take ski courses from professionals and learn these sports during this time. Online bookings are available for these activities and courses.

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is famous for its royal national tigers and jungle safari. Visit this place to experience the wildlife closely. The jungle safaris are quite an adventure and you get to see wild animals like tigers)if really lucky), deer, sloth bear, otter sambar deer, and many more. Most of the resorts nearby offer activities like rock climbing, rappelling, angling, and many more. Read more about Jim Corbett national park zones



It is a place from where the Ganga River originates. Gangotri is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi and is also close to the Indo-Tibetan border. This is another pilgrimage places to visit in Uttrakhand. As it is the part of Chota Char Dham Yatra. You can closely feel nature through the calmness and spirituality of this place. Gangotri is a beautiful picturesque spot with a landscape, the 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 Uttarakhand

Yamunotri is also the places to visit in Uttarakhand. It starts from where the Yamuna River originates. This is the last pilgrimage site of the Chota Char Dham Yatra. It is located at a height of around 3293 meters 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 is mainly known as ‘Little Kashmir’, because of its glamorous natural beauty. It is situated at a height of 1,650 meters, from sea level. It is a place from where the journey of people starts towards Mansarovar and Kailash. Pithoragarh is one of the historical places to visit in Uttrakhand. The beautiful view of the 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 Tourism

Ranikhet, the beautiful hill station of “Uttarakhand tourism”, 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 the 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 In Uttarakhand

Mukteshwar is a small hill station and also one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand, mainly for its adventure sports like rappelling, rock climbing, and many more. It is located at a height of 2,285 meters above sea level. This place was made by the Britishers in 1893. If you want to get a 180-degree view of Himalayan Mountains, then visit this place. The most famous hunter, 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



Mahatma Gandhi called Kausani as “The Switzerland of India”, because of the similarity in landscapes. It is a famous place of Uttarakhand tourism among honeymooners, as they can make it memorizing through birding, clicking photos, and by the adventure of hiking. Alpine hills, the 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

Trekking in Uttarakhand

Amidst a range of thrilling activities, trekking is a popular sport for tourists who venture into vast expanses of forest and explore breathtaking and finest trekking tours in Uttarakhand. With a panoramic landscape, many trekking expeditions are conducted in Uttarakhand, attracting many visitors for the adventure of a lifetime.

Make your mid-year opportunities crisp and free winter opportunities. Change your exercise plan by doing some work on different vacations or shopping and many other recreational activities. Visit UTTARAKHAND, India’s most adventurous place.

Here are the top 5 best trekking spots of Uttarakhand that will be breathtaking and mesmerizing together:

Har ki Doon Trek:

A stunning and adventurous trek is settled in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Har Ki Doon Valley is situated in the lap of Govind Ballabh National Park and is situated at an altitude of 3,566 meters above sea level. The valley is acclaimed for trekking around and the fountain is a paradise for visitors. The trek to Har Ki Doon is of moderate difficulty and is scheduled for novices and experienced trekkers. As indicated by imaginary realities, the valley was chosen as a way to reach the Swargahrini Parvat from where the Pandavas went to heaven. Har Ki Doon trek will take you through thick woods, rich glades, waterway streams, interesting towns, and villas, which are filled with snow-capped mountains as well as a variety of flora. The best opportunity to visit Har Ki Doon is from May to June and September to March. The path is not fragile, has steep climbs, climbs and dips, and gets harder with a day off. Har ki doon is a spectacular experience that starts from Dehradun, close to the city of Sankri.

Gomukh Tapovan:

A hard ice sheet trek settled in the Himalayas. Gangotri icy masses are the wells of the Ganges stream and are the largest icy masses in the Indian Himalayas. The Gomukh Tapovan trek starts from Gangotri to Gangotri icy mass and is a short 5-day trek. It is additionally a famous trip. The trek offers stunning views over Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi peaks, waterfalls, and cedar timbers. Tapovan is a wide area of ​​rich green areas. It is considered to be the best high-altitude mound in the Himalayas. The trek starts in Dehradun and ends in Rishikesh.

Kuari Pass Trek:

Kuari Pass Trek

In 1905 Kuari Pass was first seen by Lord Curzon, the British envoy to India. It is a mainstream trekking target and comes in trekkers and explorers from all over the world. Kuari Pass is a picturesque trek that offers incredible views of nature. The trek passes through thick rhododendrons, oak, and cedarwood, with layers of daylight, an assortment of greenery, with viewpoints over the snow-covered Himalayas. The path is set with woodlands and knoll trees. You can wonderfully catch a pair of Kemet, Nilkanth, Dronagiri, Trishul, Elephant Horse, Mana, and others on the Himalayan Pinneck without any stretch. The Kuri Pass is an ideal decision to fit trek learners and experienced trekkers. Since the path is difficult, but an Apprentice of trekking in the Himalayas makes sense. The best opportunity to travel is from December to March. On the occasion that you are a Snow Darling, then go to the Kuari Pass in these months.

Chopta Chandrashila:

Chopta Chandrashila

Another magnificent place in Uttarakhand is situated at an altitude of 1300 feet at the peak of the moon rock or Chandrashila and without a doubt, you will get the experience of a lifetime. The trek leading to Chandrashila via Chopta and Tungnath is the most picturesque. The trek is simple to direct and can be canvassed in 4-5 days. Likewise one can get a chance to see the huge green plains, tall cedar trees at the top, and the Deotal Lake surrounded by stunning viewpoints. The trek from Chopta is 4 km upstream which passes through the tallest Shiva temple-Tungnath sanctuary. Feel at peace in the environmental factors and experience the best of nature from the sanctuary. To see the glare at the top of Chandrasila on Nandadevi, Kedar Shikhar, Trishul, and Chaukhambha. Chopta Chandrashila is a perfect pick for experience, novices, and snow lovers. The best opportunity to travel is in the months of September to March.

Flower Valley:

A wonderful trek for anyone who strolls into the rich valley of thousands of wildflowers. The waterway flows downstream with a view over the snow-capped mountains making the trek an extraordinary one. One can get a lot of acclaim without a stretch such as the blossoming wonders of famous cades, saxifrage, blue poppy, calendula, and more. Additionally, there is an opportunity to explore creatures of unusual colors such as clay-colored bears, snow panther, musk deer, or blue sheep. The trek is of 10–12 days and the level of direct discomfort is easy. The Valley of Flowers is located at an altitude of 3,658 meters in the Bhayander Valley in the Chamoli region of Uttarakhand. It is a paradise for nature favorites, botanicals, article submissions, and experience favorites.

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