Uttaranchal is a rich state gifted with some stunning landscapes, mountain ranges, towering Himalayan peaks, and picturesque valleys. The ageless beauty and warm hospitality of the state has been attracting tourists from all over the world. Though the entire state of Uttaranchal is worth a visit, here is a list of a few Top Tourist Destinations in Uttaranchal that can't be missed during your trip to the state.
The British, during their rule in India, found this beautiful town. They were so smitten by the beauty of this valley that they made it their summer retreat. During their rule, the British built many huge mansions, churches and a number of good schools in Nainital, which still retain its charm and reputation in India. Set amidst the towering peaks of the Kumaon Himalaya, this lake town is surrounded by pine trees and quaint forest trails and is one of the Top Travel Destinations in Uttaranchal.
Auli is a very small spot having an entire skiing area is about 5-7 km and is listed as Top Tourist Destinations in Uttarakhand. Located at an unimaginable height of 9,500 - 10,500 ft, Auli commands excellent views of the surrounding peaks at almost 23,000 ft. Auli's specialty is its cool and calm air, with the fresh aroma of pine, and its azure blue sky.
Set up in 1936, the Jim Corbett National Park is India's first national park named after the British hunter Jim Corbett. Located in the district of Nainital, Corbett National Park, undoubtedly a Top Travel Destinations in Uttaranchal, is spread across a span of over 920.9 square km at an altitude of 600 to 1100 metres about the foothills of the western Himalayas.
The Valley of Flowers National Park falls in the Gharwal region at the high-altitude Himalayan valley. This park consist over 300 different varieties of alpine flowers and is a very popular trekking destination for tourists.
Haridwar is known as the Gateway to the Gods and is one of the seven holiest places according to Hindu mythology.
Rishikesh is the birthplace of yoga and is a hot spot for adventure sports like white water river rafting.
Dehradun, the capital of Uttaranchal is a scenic hill station known for its natural beauty.
Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri are four religious destinations of Uttarachal commonly known as Char Dham.
Some of the other beautiful hill destinations include Ranikhet, Mussoorie, Kausani, Rudraprayag, Pauri-Garhwal, Tehri-Garhwal, Chamoli, Almora, Uttarkashi, Bageshwar, Champawat, Pithoragarh, which are also categorized as Top Tourist Destinations in Uttaranchal.
Adventure Tours in Uttaranchal
Wildlife Tours in Uttaranchal