Uttarakhand is a beautiful state in the northern parts of India. The place is famous for its scenic hill stations and religious cities. Also known by the name Dev Bhoomi (The Land of Gods). Uttarakhand has a lot to offer in adventure activities like trekking, rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, etc. It is famous for its spiritual culture and religious history.
Being nestled in the laps of Himalayas, Uttarakhand will give you the best landscapes of mountains, mesmerizing sunsets & sunrises, captivating views of numerous valleys, and a lot more. You will experience the best of your holidays in Uttarakhand and I will assure you the serene beauty of the place will bound you and make you stay longer.
Here are some offbeat Popular destinations in Uttarakhand:
Rishikesh is a holy town located in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Yoga Capital of the World. It is one of the holiest towns to Hindus and saints, people come here to gain higher knowledge. It is perched at an elevation of 372m and offers beautiful views of the river Ganga. Some famous temples or pilgrim places you can visit in Rishikesh are The Trimbakeshwar temple, Hanuman Temple, Bhootnath Temple, Lakshman Temple, and many more Hindu temples.
Rafting is another famous activity which thousands of people experience every year. Rafting in the Ganges is a must when you are in Rishikesh. The silence and peace on ghats where you can only listen to the sound of the fast-flowing Ganges are magical. Rishikesh is a paradise for adventure sports lovers, religious peace seekers, and nature lovers.
2. Kuari Pass
As I mentioned above that Uttarakhand is also a hub for trekkers. One can experience the popular and best treks of the World here. Kuari Pass trek is one of the famous trekking destinations in Uttarakhand. This beautiful yet adventurous trek starts from Joshimath, a small religious town and takes you to the lush meadows, dense forests of deodars, oaks, and rhododendrons, quaint villages, waterfalls, etc.
Kuari Pass is also known as Lord Curzon’s trail, it is said that the viceroy Lord Curzon has passed the trail in 1905. The trek offers captivating views of Himalayan peaks like Mt. Trishul, Dronagiri, Nanda Devi, Hathi Ghoda, Mana, and Neelkanth.
Dhak village, Gulling top, Tali village, Auli are some of the places which come during the trek. Camping here will add thrill to this entire trip. Watch the star-studded night in the dark and alluring sunrise in the morning. Kuari Pass trek is very famous among avid trekkers and suggested to experienced trekkers as well as beginners. Snow clad mountains will take you to another wonderland.
Almora is a beautiful hill station in Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand. It is located on the edge of the Kumaon hills. It is all surrounded by snow-covered Himalayan mountains, greenery, and scenic views of nature. The place is only 365 km from New Delhi and a perfect weekend getaway. The place is famous for the beautiful landscapes of the Himalayas, delicious cuisines, cultural heritage, and unique handicrafts. It is perched at an elevation of 1,638 meters and a perfect place to spend holidays.
There are a lot of beautiful temples like Chitai Gotu Temple, Nanda Devi Temple, Katarmal Sun temple, and Kasar Devi which is on a mountain peak near Klamath. You can do cycling, nature walking, shopping, rock climbing, etc activities.
4. Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib is a gurudwara a Sikh pilgrimage located in the Chamoli District, Uttarakhand. The place is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh Ji and it is located near the banks of a glacial lake Hemkund. It is perched at an altitude of 4,329m
You will see numerous waterfalls, panoramic views of the Himalayas, dense forests, beautiful lake and the holy vibes of the place will leave you awestruck. The lake gets frozen in winter and adds beauty to the star-shaped Gurudwara. It is one of the popular religious spots for Sikhs. A lot of tourists visit every year from all over the world.
Badrinath is a holy pilgrim in the Chamoli district of the northern state Uttarakhand. It is one of the places which comes under the Chardham yatra. The holy temple of Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. You will see several alluring lakes, high peaks like the mighty Neelkantha, sacred ponds, and a beautiful Badrinath temple.
The place looks amazing in winters and all covered with snow. Badrinath is must visit if you are in Uttarakhand.
Kedarnath is one of the most popular holy towns in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The town is very famous for The Kedarnath Temple which is devoted to Lord Shiva. It comes among the famous Hindu pilgrims and attracts a lot of devotees and tourists every year. Kedarnath is perched at an elevation of 3,583m in the mighty Himalayas.
It is located near the Mandakini River and also one of the significant temples of Chota Char Dham Yatra. The temple opens once in a year and the dates are decided on the occasion of Mahashivratri.
Other nearby places to visit in Kedarnath are the Gauri Kund, Bhairava temple, Chorabari Tal lake, and Vasuki Tal. One can experience the scenic views of the Garhwal Himalayas, snow-capped mountains, lush greenery, and verdant meadows. Plan your trip to the land of Shiva and feel peace and positivity all around.
These are some beautiful and must-visit places in Uttarakhand which has so much to record in your camera. Create wonderful memories, buy some gifts for your loved ones from the amazing market. Plan your holidays in Uttarakhand and experience nature with positivity, and feel spiritual aura all around.
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