Uttarakhand is a vast spread state that offers you many diverse experiences. While in Uttarakhand you can indulge in following activities River Rafting
Rishikesh, a town in the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand offers you a chance to dance on the rocky waves of the river Ganges. The river rafting here is renowned for the sharp waves one gets to ride. The rafting track starts from the Brahmpuri and lasts at the Ramjhula. You can also stay here overnight for camping and then start the rafting next day. Skiing
The snow-clad slopes of Auli are world known for their majestic skiing experience. The high peaks with lots of snow and the chilling weather gives you a great adrenaline pump. The ski track ranges from 10-20 kilometers and was once the training ground for the Para Military Forces. Trekking
Lord Curzon indeed discovered a treasured place for the rest of the world in the Garhwal Himalayan Range. The Kuari Pass originates from Joshimath in Chamoli District and is very well known for its panoramic beauty and picturesque views. The view of the Curzon trail Kamet, Trishul, Chakhamba, Nanda Devi and Nanda Devi East is epic from this pass. While trekking through the mountains you might get to see the footprints of the Himalayan bear or leopard. Some other famous treks of the state are Kedarnath Trek, Bagini Glacier Trek, Dayara Bugyal Trek, Nag Tibba Trek, Kalindi Khal Trek. Adventure sports
Uttarakhand is a hub of adventure sports you can go rafting in Alaknanda, Mountain biking through the Himalayas, Flying Fox, Bungee Jumping and Giant Swing in Rishikesh and many more adventure sports that fill your veins with a high adrenaline rush.
Places to see in Uttarakhand
Uttrakhand is a famous tourist place and pilgrim center that earns it the name “DevBhumi” which means the land of Gods. Here are some of the key attraction points of the state Dehradun
The Capital city of the state, Dehradun is one of the prime tourist's places. It is nestled at the foothills of Himalayas and has a pleasant weather. The river Ganga and the River Yamuna flow on either side of the city and offers it picturesque beauty. There are some of the ancient buildings that are well known for their architectural brilliance. The key attractions of the city are
Forest Research Institute
Rajaji National Park
Tiger Falls Nainital
Located at the height of 1938 meters from the sea level the “Lake District of India”, Nainital is a must visit hill station of Uttarakhand. The famous Naini Lake makes the prime attraction which is one picturesque point to be visited. The lake is bordered by mountains and the evening view of the Lake is serene. The other attractions of the city are Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak, Thandi Sadak, Nainital Zoo, Pangot and Kilbury Birds Sanctuary, Tiffin Top, Himalayan View Points, etc. Mussoorie
The Queens of the Hills, Mussoorie is located at a height of 6000 feet from the sea level. The place witnessed heavy snowfall in winters which make this panoramic place a paradise on earth. The Captian Young of the British army holds the credit to discover this place. The enthralling view of the snow clad the Himalayas and the pleasant breezes in the evening make Mussoorie awe-inspiring. The places to see in Mussoorie are Mussoorie Adventure Park, Bhatta Falls, Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, and Children’s Lodge. Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a town located at the confluence of River Chandrabhaga and River Ganges. The place is a perfect mix of tranquility and thrill. While the serene Ganga Ghats offer you the religious vibes, the rustic valley, and the dense forest deliver a punch of adventure. It is also one of the important pilgrims of Hindus and is known as the Yoga capital of the World. The places to explore in Rishikesh are Triveni Ghat, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Jumpin Heights, Gita Bhawan, Parmarth Niketan, Shivpuri, The Beatles Ashram, etc. Haridwar
The Gateway to the Lords, Haridwar is situated on the bank of River Ganga. This is a place which is believed to be the entrance of Holy River Ganga to the Northern Plains and thus has a great religious importance. The city hosts the great Kumbh Mela once in every 12 years. The Kumbh Mela witnessed lakhs of pilgrims coming from all around the globe for having the holy bathe in the Ganges and wash off their sins. Places to visit in Haridwar includes Har ki Pauri, Maya Devi Temple, Shantikunj, Vaishno Devi Temple, Pavan Dham , Vishnu Ghat. Kedarnath
The holy Kedarnath shrine is located in the Garhwal region of Himalayas. It is one of the most sacred places of Hindus nestled in the middle of gigantic mountains. The temple dates back to 12th century and is devoted to Lord Shiva. The places of interest here are Kedarnath Temple, Chorbari Tal, Shankaracharya Samadhi, Vasuki Tal. Badrinath
Located near the Nar and Narayana mountain ranges Badrinath is another place of great religious importance for Hindus. Settle at the height of 3133 meters from the sea level the Shrine is a picturesque spot. It is shadowed by the Nilkantha Peak which adds perfection to its splendor. There are many hot springs in this region which offer you some comfort in the chill. Almora
Located on the eastern side of the state Almora is indeed a treat for the nature lovers. The picturesque view of the Himalayas from this district leaves you mesmerized. It has dense pine and deodar forests and many water springs that add to its beauty. The district has rich cultural heritage. The prime places to visit in Almora are Bright End Corner, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kasar Devi Temple, Chitai Temple, Katarmal Temple, Jageshwar Temple. Kausani
The one place on earth that offers the best and the most panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. Located at the height of 1890 meters the hill station offers you a 350 kilometers view of the Himalaya. Rich with natural beauty this hill station is a heaven in the lap of Mother Nature. The natural splendor of the place is displayed at Rudradhari Falls, Lakshmi Ashram, Anasakti Ashram, Baijnath Temple, Kausani Tea Estate.
Food and Shopping in Uttarakhand
Food in Uttarakhand
Typical Uttarakhand cuisine is rich in fiber and has many dishes made of milk and its products. The local people relish many delicacies made of the locally grown grains and pulses. You can also relish other cuisines in the state as there are many good restaurants in all the cities. The local food also comprises of non-vegetarian items and primarily mutton. Shopping in Uttarakhand
There are many places where you can shop from Uttarakhand. The local markets of Nainital, Almora, Dehradun, Mussoorie have ample of options available. While in Almora, one must buy the local sweet Baal Mithai. There are also many malls in the state where you can buy branded clothing and other necessities.
How to reach Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand by Bus
Uttarakhand has both plain and hilly terrain and the roads are well built and maintained. The state is well connected to all the major states of Indian via roadways. The Uttarakhand Roadways has many deluxe, hi-tech and Volvo buses to travel. Uttarakhand by Taxi
Hiring a taxi is also a good option and it also offers you a chance to admire the countryside. Uttarakhand by Train
The last station to the kumaun region is Kathgodam and Garhwal region is Dehradun. Here onwards one has to take bus or train to reach the hilly Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand by Air
The prime airport in the state is the Jollygrant Airport. There is another airport at Pantnagar. However, there aren’t many flights connecting to the Pantnagar Airport.
Uttarakhand Distance from near by Places Uttarakhand from Delhi 374 Kilometers Uttarakhand from Chandigarh 390 Kilometers Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh 574 Kilometers
Currency: Rupees - INR Pincode of Uttarakhand: 248001 Language : Hindi,Garhwali,Kumaoni,English Weather: Summer 15°C to 23°C Winter 0°C to 5°C
only bad wheather, unfriendly people. nice dog. food okay
S Chatterji from Kolkata, India4 ★
Interests : Wide panaromic views of the snow capped Himalayan range, with grand views of snow peaks, such as : Chaukhamba, Nanda Kot (22,500')& Nanda Devi (25,656') to Pancha-chuli, Trishul (23,360') etc. Green and forested.
Vijay Patil from Mumbai, India4 ★
NICE TOUR, ENJOY A LOT..!!
Rahim Ajani from Mumbai, India3 ★
Excellent. Nainilake boating,Beautifull vallies,sun rise in Himalayas,changing climate gave us good experience of weather.Nainital and Kausani were extremely beautifll,had best time at both the places.
ATUL SONTAKKE from Nagpur, India4 ★
Mona singh from ranikhet, India2 ★
its good but second stay was not good.
Atiqsy 1 ★
you will definitely go crazy with these guys. we booked for a trip to the valley of flowers by helicopter. the offer was heli ride from govindghat to ghangria, guided trek to valley of flowers, breakfast at ghangria & packed lunch for the trek. what really happened is this after paying rs. 19000/- a week in advance, we had to make a few dozen phone calls talk to different women agents each time and finally got a number of a local tout. on the day of the journey, the tout comes with us to the dec
Prasun.deb1 5 ★
awesome place fir serenity, adventure, worship, beauty of nature.
Shubham from Bangalore, India5 ★
Vikas from Delhi, India5 ★
it is really a lake city, beautiful lakes and boating experience makes it more wonderful