Uttarakhand, a hill station heaven!Posted by: Harshita Sehgal, Posted on: 6 months ago
Don’t we all love the raw, pristine beauty of mountains? Well, Uttrakhand is a mountain wonder. The state boasts of beautiful hill stations all over. From the more known ones to quaint village-like peaceful beauties, here are a few destinations you must visit in Uttrakhand:
Almora is famous for its beauty and its picturesque landscape; it is located in Kumaon region in Uttarakhand. Almora has a 200-year-old Lala Bazaar and is famous for angora clothes which are made from angora rabbit’s fur.You can also enjoy the beauty of sunrise and sunset at bright end corner which is 2kms away from Almora. Almora has many unique temples like golu devta, nanda devi temple, katarmal, jageshwar and kasar devi.
If you are winter sports lover, then Auli is the best destination for you during winters. Auli is also famous for trekking and an adventure lovers delight! The best time to go Auli is January to March when the whole place is covered with white dusty snow. Auli is a place with natural beauty and is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests.
Bhimtal is a picturesque town near Nainital and is famous as a resort lake that attracts tourist by its beautiful peaceful green surrounding. The best time to visit Bhimtal is during summers; it is also famous for activities like rock climbing, rappelling and water sports. It has a beautiful restaurant located in the center of the lake from where you can enjoy the whole view of the lake.
Chakrata is also one of the famous offbeat hill station in Uttarakhand, surrounded by deep forest and mountains this is the perfect weekend getaway for nature lovers. It is perfect for nature lovers, bird watchers, adventure lovers and wildlife lovers, as the place is blessed with beautiful flora and fauna all around.
Chamba is a town in Tehri district and is situated at a junction of roads connecting, Mussoorie and Rishikesh. It is surrounded by pine trees and deodar forest with a stunning view of the Himalayan range. The weather is pleasant during summers, romantic during monsoon and the winter season is chilling. At times when the temperature goes beyond freezing point then, you can enjoy snowfall here.
Chopta also known as Switzerland of India, it has a pleasant weather and wonderful ambiance that attracts tourist to this place. The most famous activity of this place is the Tugnath trek this track. This little trek can be explored in one day and starts from Chopta and ends at Tugnath summit. The place has superb views and the best time to visit Chopta is September to November. You can also enjoy camping in Chopta; it gives a great experience and unforgettable fun to the tourist.
It is a beautiful place in Garhwal region; of Uttarakhand and is a short 6 to 7-hour drive from Delhi. Like all the other hill stations this place is also blessed with beautiful natural beauty all around that gives a peaceful and magical feeling to the tourist. Kanatal is a perfect winter destination as it snows here. The famous Surkanda Devi temple is just 10 km away from Kanatal.
For all the people who love adventure, Ranikhet is a perfect destination. The region attracts many tourists for the amazing trekking trails. It is famous for camping; the campsite is 12km ahead of the main town located in the oak forest. Famous temples at Ranikhet are Jhula Devi temple, Binsar Mahadev temple, Katarmal (sun temple). Ranikhet is an all-season tourist spot for all the nature lovers, the majestic views, lush green forests, beautiful mountains and the best is the great view of the Himalayas which can only be seen from Ranikhet.
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