Holiday Destinations of Uttarakhand that will boost your mood | Top 5 tourist destinatons in Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand also known as the ‘Dev bhoomi’, meaning a land of Gods and Goddesses is often appreciated for its natural beauty. The state of Uttarakhand has many hill stations to attract the tourists, especially during summer time. The scenic beauty of the state attracts thousands of tourists each year during summers, while the presence of pilgrimages, attracts devotes all year round. So, here we are presenting a list of top 5 tourist destinations that you can visit to make your summers more happening and full of adventure.

Top 5 Destinations of Uttarakhand

1. Dehradun – A Hill station one cannot afford to miss

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The city of Dehradun, offers a picturesque landscape with some heart throbbing views of the majestic Himalayan range and the holy River Ganga to its visitors. The capital city of Uttarakhand astonishes its visitors with its natural beauty.

Places to visit

  • Sahastradhara
  • Tiger Falls
  • Robber’s Cave
  • Mindrolling Monastery
  • Tapkeshwar Temple
  • Forest Research Institute
  • Tapovan
  • Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
  • Lachhiwala
  • Malsi Deer Park

Dehradun is Popular for: Hill stations, natural beauty.

Major Attractions: Sahastradhara and Tapkeshwar temple.

Nearby Places: Missouri, Rishikesh, Haridwar.

Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.

2. Rishikesh – The spiritual destination

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The adventure capital of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh, is one of the places where the tourists love to visit especially those with a liking for adventure and water sports. At the same time, Rishikesh offers a spectacular view of the Himalayas and is located on the confluence of rivers like Ganga and Chandrabagha. Various adventurous sports like trekking, white water rafting and camping captivate the adventure lovers.

Places to visit

  • Laxman Jhula
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • The Beatles Ashram
  • Swarg Ashram
  • Parmarth Niketan
  • Rajaji National Park
  • Kaudiyala
  • Shivpuri
  • Jumpin Heights
  • Shivpuri
  • Narendra Nagar

Famous for: Spirituality, Adventure sports, Temples, Ghats.

Major Attractions: Shivpuri, Beatles Ashram, Neelkanth Mahadev.

Nearby Places: Haridwar, Dehradun, Missouri.

Ideal Visit Time: 2 days.

3. Chamoli – An ideal vacation spot

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Chamoli, also known as the ‘adobe of Gods’ is famous for its shrines, temples and also holds a special place in the traditional Hindu folklore and mythology. The town came to notice with the ‘Chipko Movement’; the rich Garhwali traditions and offers an ideal blend of pilgrimage, adventure, and natural serenity.

Famous for: Spirituality, Temples, Garhwali traditions

Nearby Places: Haridwar, Dehradun, Missouri.

Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.

4. Corbett National Park – A gateway to amusing wildlife

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The Jim Corbett National Park offers a major attraction for all the adventure and nature lovers. The Corbett National Park was established in the year 1938, and still attracts thousands of tourists each year due to its scenic beauty and the Royal Bengal Tigers. The national park organizes various safaris and hiking trails to entertain its visitors.

Famous for: Safaris, Hiking trails

Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.

5. Pithoragarh – A place full of peace and tranquility

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Pithoragarh offers the visitors with a perfect dose of peace and tranquility. It can easily amuse the visitor with its natural beauty. Located in the eastern part of Uttarakhand, it offers a scope for trekking, thus making it a perfect destination for the visitors who are lovers of adventure. It is an important halt for the ones who undertake the holy ‘Kailash Mansarovar Yatra’.

Places to visit:

  • Chandak
  • Askot Sanctuary
  • Ralam Glacier
  • Jhulaghat
  • Pithoragarh Fort
  • Thal Kedar
  • Gangolihat
  • Dhwaj Temple

Famous for: Kumaon culture, Nature, Views.

Major Attractions: Gangolihat, Dhwaj Temple.

Nearby Places: Almora, Patal Bhuvneshwar.

Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.