10 Best Hill Stations of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a Hilly state of India starting from foothills of Himalayan mountain range to most expenditure Glaciers on borders of China, Tibet and Nepal. Therefore, state is full of natural Lakes, Glaciers, Wildlife sanctuaries, treks, flora and fauna which makes it perfect destination for travelers from all over the world, 10 Best Hill Stations of Uttarakhand are given below:

Nainital is most famous hill station of India, situated at 2,084 meters (6,837 ft) above sea level in foothills of Himalayan Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Nanital or Nani Lake is a 2 mile long circumferential lake in a shape just like Mango. Nanital is surrounded by huge mountains of Himalayan rage such as Naina Parvat, 2,615 m (8,579 ft) on north end, Deopatha Parvat, 2,438 m (7,999 ft) on west end and Ayarpatha Parvat 2,278 m (7,474 ft) on south end. 

Adventure Sports Activities in Nanital

  • Boating: Naini Lake
  • Ropeway: Snow View
  • Trekking: Tiffin Top
  • Camping: Pangot Village
  • Horse Riding: Tiffin Top

Ways to Reach Nainital

  • Airport: 72 Km [Pantnagar]
  • Railway Station: 41 Km [Kathkodam]
  • New Delhi: 300 Km [By Road]
  • Dehradun: 266 Km [By Road]
  • Jim Corbett Park: 130 Km [By Road]

Mussoorie, called as Queen of Hills is one of the oldest and most popular hill station of India due to which it one of the most developed city in foothill of Himalayan mountain range. Mussoorie lies in Tehri district of Uttarakhand  and attracts huge tourists throughout the year because of its natural beauty, Waterfalls, Lakes, rich  flora and fona, adventure sports and many tourists attractions nearby and within city.

Adventure Sports Activities in Mussoorie

  • Boating: Mussorie Lake, Mt. View Lake
  • Ropeway: Gun Hill
  • Trekking: Lal Tibba, Sir George Everest House
  • Camping: Lal Tibba
  • Horse Riding: Camel’s Back Road

Ways to Reach Mussoorie

  • Airport: 40 Km [Pantnagar]
  • Railway Station: 40 Km [Kathkodam]
  • New Delhi: 290 Km [By Road]
  • Dehradun: 35 Km [By Road]
  • Rishikesh: 64 Km [By Road]

Auli is biggest winter sports destination of Uttarakhand famous for adventure sports activities like Snow Skiing, Chairlift, etc. Auli is a beautiful hill station developed by Uttarakhand after becoming new state in 2000. Auli is located at an elevation of 2,500 m (8,200 ft) to 3,050 m (10,010 ft) in Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand due to which it gets huge snowfall in winters.

Adventure Sports Activities in Auli

  • Snow Skiing: Gurso Bugyal
  • Chair Lift: Auli Lake
  • Ropeway: Joshimath to Auli
  • Trekking: Trishul Peak
  • Camping: Kwani Bugyal

Ways to Reach Auli

  • Airport: 282 Km [Dehradun]
  • Railway Station: 265 Km [Rishikesh]
  • New Delhi: 500 Km [By Road]
  • Dehradun: 310 Km [By Road]
  • Joshimath: 10 Km [By Road]

Munsiyari is a beautiful hill station located 127 Km away from Pithoragarh district headquater in high Himalayan mountain range of Uttarakhand at Nepal and Tibet border. Munsiyari is famous for number of Glaciers, Treks, Waterfall, Lakes, and natural wildlife environment with number of adventure sports like ice skiing, camping, trekking, jungle safari, etc.

Adventure Sports Activities in Munsiyari

  • Mountaineering: Ralam Glacier, Milam Glacier
  • Trekking: Milam Glacier, Ralam Glacier, Namik Glacier
  • Camping: Thamri Kund
  • Jungle Safari: Mahaheshwari Kund, Birthi Fall

Ways to Reach Munsiyari

  • Airport: 318 Km [Pantnagar]
  • Railway Station: 284 Km [Kathkodam]
  • New Delhi: 548 Km [By Road]
  • Nanital: 260 Km [By Road]
  • Pithoragarh: 127 Km [By Road]

Mukteshwar is a place with mostly untouched nature of Hills and Wildlife. Mukteshwar is a famous for orchid fruit and ultimate Himalayan view. Mukteshwar is best hill station of Uttarakhand for nature loving people searching for peaceful environment away from hectic city life.  

Adventure Sports Activities in Ranikhet

  • Mountaineering: Chauli ki Jaali
  • Trekking: Chauli ki Jaali
  • Camping: Sitla

Ways to Reach Mukteshwar

  • Airport: 86.5 Km [Pantnagar]
  • Railway Station: 55 Km [Kathkodam]
  • New Delhi: 323 Km [By Road]
  • Dehradun: 315 Km [By Road]
  • Nanital: 46 Km [By Road]

Chopta is very beautiful grassland meadow in natural forest of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, located at an height of 2,680 m (8,790 ft) above sea level. Chopta is one of the best hill station of Uttarakhand for travelers with many adventure activities like camping and trekking 

Adventure Sports Activities in Chopta

  • Mountaineering: Tungnath Temple, Chandrashilla Peak
  • Trekking: Deoria Tal, Tungnath Temple, Chandrashilla Peak
  • Camping: Deoria Tal, Tungnath Temple, Chandrashilla Peak

Ways to Reach Chopta

  • Airport: 181 Km [Dehradun]
  • Railway Station: 164 Km [Rishikesh]
  • New Delhi: 397 Km [By Road]
  • Dehradun: 209 Km [By Road]
  • Karanprayag: 55 Km [By Road]

Ranikhet is a beautiful Hill Station located in Kumoan Range of Western Himalayan Mountains at an altitude of 1,869 m (6,132 ft) above sea level. Ranikhet is also the home of Kumaon Regiment and maintained by Indian Army. Ranikhet means “Queens Meadow” in memories of Rani Padmini’s hometown.

Adventure Sports Activities in Ranikhet

  • Boating: Rani Jheel
  • Cycling: Sitlakhet
  • Trekking: Binsar Mahadev Temple
  • Camping: Sitlakhet
  • Golf Course: Upat-Kalika

Ways to Reach Ranikhet

  • Airport: 104 Km [Pantnagar]
  • Railway Station: 72 Km [Kathkodam]
  • New Delhi: 328 Km [By Road]
  • Dehradun: 304 Km [By Road]
  • Nanital: 55 Km [By Road]

Kausani is a very beautiful hill station at an elevation of 1890 m (6,200 ft) above sea level located in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. Mahatma Gandhi spend some time in Kausani and stated it as Switzerland of India. Kausani is famous for extremely beauty of Sunrise and Sunset view.

Adventure Sports Activities in kausani

  • Trekking: Kausani Tea Estate, Rudrahari Waterfall and Caves
  • Camping: Rudrahari Waterfall and Caves
  • Fish Feeding: Baijnath Temple

Ways to Reach Kausani

  • Airport: 173 Km [Pantnagar]
  • Railway Station: 139 Km [Kathkodam]
  • New Delhi: 403 Km [By Road]
  • Dehradun: 324 Km [By Road]
  • Nanital: 115 Km [By Road]

Rishikesh is a one of the best hill station of Uttarakhand for adventure sports, Meditation, Yoga and spirituality and is also know as City of Yoga. Rishikesh is located in foothills of Himalayas and is gateway to Choti Char Dham Yatra in Garwal region of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh is famous for Tourist from all over the world visiting regularly. 

Adventure Sports Activities in Rishikesh

  • River Rafting: Devprayag to Rishikesh
  • Camping: Ghats and Hills
  • Bungee Jumping: Jumpin Heiights
  • Paragliding: Jumpin Heiights

Ways to Reach Rishikesh

  • Airport: 20.5 Km [Dehradun]
  • Railway Station: Rishikesh
  • New Delhi: 233 Km [By Road]
  • Dehradun: 50 Km [By Road]
  • Haridwar: 20 Km [By Road]

Almora is most beautiful hill station between forest of high deodar trees. Almora is one of the most peaceful destination with spiritual mandirs and Dhams. Best places to visit in Almora are Kasar Devi, Jageshwar Dham, Katarmal-Sun Temple, Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kainchi Dham and may more

Adventure Sports Activities in Almora

  • Cycling: Sitlakhet
  • Trekking: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Camping: Kasar Devi
  • Jungle Safari: Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Ways to Reach Almora

  • Airport: 121 Km [Pantnagar]
  • Railway Station: 87 Km [Kathkodam]
  • New Delhi: 351 Km [By Road]
  • Dehradun: 357 Km [By Road]
  • Nanital: 63 Km [By Road]