Best Holiday Destinations in Uttarakhand

Best Holiday Destinations in Uttarakhand

A hilly state with mountains of Himalaya, There are many best holiday destinations in Uttarakhand. The state is full of tourists holiday destinations like Hill Stations, Lakes, Glaciers, Pilgrimages, Treks, Waterfalls, and Wildlife sanctuaries. Along with these beautiful attractions there are lots of adventure sports for travelers in state such as Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Zip line, Camping, Mountaineering, Trekking, Rock Climbing, River Rafting, Snow Skiing and many more.

Best Holiday Destinations in Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park

Features

  • Elevation: 400 m (1,300 ft) to 1,220 m (4,000 ft)
  • Winters: 4 °C to 30 °C
  • Summers: 22 °C to 42 °C
  • Closed: July, August & September
  • Ramnagar Railway Station: 9 Km
  • Pantnagar Airport: 92 Km
  • Nanital: 74 Km
  • Ranikhet: 87 Km
  • New Delhi: 262 Km
  • Dehradun: 233 Km

Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park: Dhikala, Bijrani, Jhirna, Durga Devi, Corbett Museum, Garjiya Temple, Kalagarh Dam, Dhangarhi Museum, Sitabani, Corbett Waterfall.

Jim Corbett National park is one of the best holiday destinations in Uttarakhand with natural environment for variety of flora and fauna. It is located in Sub-Himalayan belt along Ramganga river at an altitude between 400 m (1,300 ft) to 1,220 m (4,000 ft) in Ramnagar of Nanital district. The wildlife sanctuary is spread in 520.8 km2 area containing hills, riverine belt, grasslands, forest, waterfall, and lake. Ramganga, Kosi, Mandal, Palani, and Sonanadi are five rivers flowing through park.

Jim Corbett National Park was first initiative to conserve and protect Bengal Tigers in country which was established in year 1936 as Hailey National Park. It is the oldest national park of India which was later named after its main founder, Jim Corbett. Park roughly consists variety of over 25 reptile species, 50 mammals species, 580 birds species, and 488 plants species. 

Adventure Activities in Jim Corbett National ParkJungle Safari, Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Mountaineering, and Camping.

Features

  • Elevation: 2,084 m (6,837 ft) to 2,615 m (8,579 ft)
  • Summers: 10 °C to 25 °C
  • Winters: -1 °C to 20 °C
  • Any Month
  • Kathgodam Railway Station: 41 Km
  • Pantnagar Airport: 72 Km
  • New Delhi: 300 Km

Places to Visit in Nanital: Nani Lake, Tiffin Top, Naina Peak, Pangot Village, Kailbury Bird Sanctuary, Snow View, Mall Road, Eco Cave Garden, Naina Devi Temple and Gurney Cottage.

Nanital is one of the best hill station of India at an altitude of 2,084 m (6,837 ft) above sea level. Nanital a beautiful lake with 2 mile long circumference in shape of Mango is the main attraction of city which makes it one of the best holiday destinations in Uttarakhand. City is full of great exciting places to visit and adventure activities.

Nanital Lake beauty is very much exotic because of high Himalayan hills surrounding lakes like Naina Parvat at height of 2,615 m (8,579 ft) on north side, Deopatha Parvat at height of 2,438 m (7,999 ft) on west side, and Ayarpatha Parvat at height of  2,278 m (7,474 ft) on south side. 

Adventure Activities in nanital: Boating, Shopping, Jungle Safari, Rope-way, Trekking, Water Zorbing, Paragliding, Waterfall, and Camping.

Features

  • Elevation: 2,680 m (8,790 ft) to 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
  • Summers: 10 °C to 25 °C
  • Winters: -4 °C to 20 °C
  • Any Month
  • Rishikesh Railway Station: 164 Km
  • Dehradun Airport: 179 Km
  • karnprayag: 55 Km
  • New Delhi: 397 Km

Places to Visit in Chopta: Tungnath Trek, Deoria Trek, Peak of Chandrashila Trek.

Chopta is located in the forest of Meadow at an altitude of 2,680 m (8,790 ft) above sea in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Beautiful landscape of Himalayan mountains makes it one of the best holiday destinations in Uttarakhand.

It is the base camp of three most beautiful treks in Uttarakhand: Tungnath Temple Trek at an altitude of 3,680 m (12,073 ft), Deoria Tal Trek at an altitude of 2,438 m (7,999 ft), and Chandrashila Trek at an altitude of 4,000 m (13,000 ft). Deoria Tal trek is at 3 Km trekking distance, Tungnath Trek is at 4 Km trekking distance, and Chandrashila Trek is at 6 Km trekking distance. 

Adventure Activities in Chopta: Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Mountaineering, Horse Riding, Sightseeing. 

Features

  • Elevation: 2,005 m (6,579 ft) to 2,290 m (7,513 ft)
  • Summers: 10 °C to 28 °C
  • Winters: -4 °C to 20 °C
  • Any Month
  • Dehradun Railway Station: 35 Km
  • Dehradun Airport: 40 Km
  • New Delhi: 290 Km

Places to Visit in Mussoorie: Lal Tibba, Gun Hill, Kempty Fall, Camel’s Back Road, Happy Valley, Tibetian Buddhist Temple, Dhanaulti.

Mussoorie is very popular Hill Station for people of Dehradun and Delhi is also known as Queen of Hills. One of the best holiday destinations in Uttarakhand is located in hills of Himalayas at an altitude of 2,005 m (6,579 ft) above sea level in Dehradun district.

Mussoorie has many beautiful landscapes like natural Waterfall, Lake, Snow points, Forest, Garden, etc. City is surrounded by Himalayan snow ranges in northeast end, Doon Valley and Shiwalik Ranges in south end, and Lal Tibba in Landour at an altitude of 2,275 m (7,464 ft) from west end.

Adventure Activities in Mussoorie, the queen of hills: Trekking, Camping, Mountaineering, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Paragliding, Hiking, Boating, Rope-way, etc.

Features

  • Elevation: 2,500 m (8,200 ft) to 3,050 m (10,010 ft)
  • Summers: 6 °C to 23 °C
  • Winters: -5 °C to 18 °C
  • Any Month
  • Rishikesh Railway Station: 250 Km
  • Dehradun Airport: 300 Km
  • New Delhi: 498 Km

Places to Visit in Auli: Auli Artificial Lake, Gurso Bugyal, Trishul Peak Trek, Kwani Bugyal, Vishnuprayag Dham, Joshimath.

Auli is a hill station in the glacier of Himalayan region located at an altitude of 2,500 m (8,200 ft) to 3,050 m (10,010 ft) above sea level in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Snow sports and many tourist attractions in Auli throughout the year makes it a best holiday destinations in Uttarakhand.

Popularity of Auli is increasing rapidly among adventure lovers with artificial lake on highest, it makes stability of snow much more in summers. Other initiatives of government for travelers are Cable car, Char lift, Ski lift and Winter festivals that empower attractions in city.

Adventure Activities in Auli, the medow in forest: Trekking, Camping, Mountaineering, Chair Lift, Rope-way, Snow Skiing.

Features

  • Elevation: 372 m (1,220 ft)
  • Summers: 18 °C to 40 °C
  • Winters: 4 °C to 23 °C
  • Any Month
  • Rishikesh Railway Station
  • Dehradun Airport: 21 Km
  • New Delhi: 242 Km

Places to Visit in Rishikesh: Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neelkant Mahadev, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Ghat, Jumpin Heights.

Rishikesh city is main center of Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda in world, hence also known as center of Yoga. It is the best holiday destinations in Uttarakhand because it has perfect combination of natural beauty and adventure activities. City is located along the bank of Ganga river in foothills of Himalayas to hills of Gharwal region at an altitude of 372 m (1,220 ft).

Rishikesh has lots of Ashrams, Meditation and Yoga parks, Ghat along Ganga river, Temples, Ayurveda  Knowledge Center, Adventure sports club.

Adventure Activities in Rishikesh, the city of yoga: Trekking, Camping, Mountaineering, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, River Rafting, River Beach, Free Fall.

Features

  • Elevation: 3,100 m (10,170 ft)
  • Summers: 1 °C to 20 °C
  • Winters: -6 °C to 15 °C
  • May to October
  • Rishikesh Railway Station: 296 Km
  • Dehradun Airport: 310 Km
  • New Delhi: 529 Km

Places to Visit in Badrinath: Badrinath Temple, Hot Spring, Charanpaduka, Vasundhara Waterfall, Mana Gaon, Satopanth Lake. 

Badrinath, the pilgrimage of Char Dham Yatra is also the best holiday destinations in Uttarakhand. It is located at an average elevation of 3,100 m (10,170 ft) above sea level in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The town is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and covered with snow in whole winters (from October to April).   

Badrinath town lies in Badri Van (Forest of Berries) along the bank of Alaknanda river originating from Satopanth Lake. It is surrounded by high peaks and glaciers of Himalayan mountain range, it is on the west end of Nilkantha Peak at height of 6,596 m (21,640 ft) and between Nar and Narayana peaks.

Adventure Activities in Badrinath: Trekking, Camping, Hiking, Hot Geyser.

Features

  • Elevation: 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
  • Summers: 8 °C to 26 °C
  • Winters: -2 °C to 18 °C
  • July to September
  • Kathgodam Railway Station: 284 Km
  • Pantnagar Airport: 318 Km
  • New Delhi: 550 Km

Places to Visit in Munsiyari: Maheshwari Kund, Kalamuni Top, Madkot, Thamri Kund, Nanda Devi Temple, Milam Glacier, Ralam Glacier.

Munsiyari is located at an altitude of 2,200 m (7,200 ft) along the bank of Goriganga river in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. It is a trekking base camp of many glaciers like Ralam Glacier at an elevation of 2,290 m (7,513 ft) and Milam Glacier at an elevation of 3,870 m to 5,500 m (12,697 ft to 18,044.5 ft), which is actual source of Goriganga river. It has many beautiful places to visit in Munsiyari for tourists.

Munsiyari is one of the best holiday destinations in India because it has many natural fresh water lakes, Glaciers of Himalaya, Spiritual Temples, Great Waterfalls, Natural Wildlife Forest and Trekking expenditures.

Adventure Activities in Munsiyari: Trekking, Camping, Hiking, Ice Skiing, Jungle Safari.

Features

  • Elevation: 2,084 m (6,837 ft) to 2,615 m (8,579 ft)
  • Summers: 10 °C to 28 °C
  • Winters: -3 °C to 16 °C
  • Any Month
  • Kathgodam Railway Station: 82.5 Km
  • Pantnagar Airport: 116 Km
  • New Delhi: 351 Km

Places to Visit in Almora: Kasar Devi, Jageshwar Dham, Katarmal-Sun Temple, Chitai Temple, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Almora, the city of temples is a beautiful hill station situated around peak of Goddess Nanda Devi, located at an altitude above 2,084 m (6,837 ft). City has a very rich culture and tradition of Uttarakhand as it is developed by people of Kumaoni.

Almora is surrounded by forest of deodar, pine, and devdar along the bank of Koshi (Kaushiki) river and Suyal (Salmale) river. Almora is named after Kilmora, which was used to be brought by people known as Kilmori. It is in the hills of Himalayan mountains with natural landscapes and beauty that makes it one the best holiday destinations in Uttarakhand.

Adventure Activities in Almora: Trekking, Camping, Hiking, Spiritual, Jungle Safari.