Beautiful snowcapped Himalayan mountains, mesmerising valleys, astonishing views & a rich culture – the north Indian state of Uttarakhand known as “Devbhoomi”, has some of the best places to visit in the country.
Famous amongst tourists for places like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar & Nainital – this place has a lot more to offer. Here are 6 lesser known places in Uttarakhand that you must visit!
Kausani – a beautiful little place in Kumaon, is a land of natural beauty & tranquillity. It’s a perfect place to take a break from the fast city life & relax amidst the dense oak & pine forests. You can also trek through the mountains; treks like Adi Kailash Trek & Base Kausani Trek are a delight for the trekkers & nature lovers. The beautiful Rudradhari falls, Lakshmi Asharam & Anasakti Ashram are a must visit. Evening strolls along the tea gardens are also something you’d totally love!
Places to Stay : Heritage Resort Kausani, Himalaya Darshan Kausani, Aashritha Heritage Home Kausani, Kausani Best Inn
Chopta is another hidden gem of Uttarakhand, situated at an elevation of 4000 m in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand – it is the base camp for Chandrashila Trek. A paradise for trekkers, it offers some of the most splendid views of the Himalayan Ranges. Some of the tourist attractions here are Deoria Tal, Tungnath Temple, Madhyamaheshwar Temple & Kalimath. The scenic beauty of this place will take your breath away!
Places to Stay: Magpie Camps Resort, Alpine Adventure Camp
Munsiyari – a beautiful little place situated at an elevation of 7,200 ft in Pithoragarh District of Kumaon. It is a great place to witness some of the most breathtaking sunrises & sunsets with a view of Panchchuli Peaks. It is the start point of amazing treks like the Milan Trek & Ralam Trek. Birthi Falls & Nanda Devi temple are must visit places here.
A great place for those seeking adventure! The pictures must already calling out to you, eh?
Binsar is a must visit for the nature & wildlife lovers, and you can cover it in just a day as it is just a couple of hours away from Delhi! Definitely one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand, visit the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary to enjoy nature at its perfection.
It is home to almost 200 species of birds, so you can indulge in bird watching & wildlife photography! This quaint little place offers magnificent views of the Kumaon hills & the Himalayan valley.
Kasar Devi Temple, Bineshwar Temple & Binsar Zero Point are a few tourist attractions you must visit! It’s an absolutely amazing place to unwind!
Places to Stay: Club Mahindra, Binsar Forest Retreat, Grand Oak Manor, Imperial Heights
One of the most beautiful & peaceful place in the hills, Harsil is cut off from the fast city life making it the ideal place to relax & enjoy your summer. This little place situated on the banks of bhagirathi river is another gem often missed by many tourists!
Enjoy your time here sitting on the banks of bhagirathi, trekking from Harsil to Chitkul & basically living life at nature’s best!
Places to stay at Harsil Char Dham Camp, Prakriti Retreat, Shiv Parivar Retreat.
Another calm, undisturbed place set amidst the dense forest, a delight for those seeking a peaceful summer holiday – Gwaldam is everything you need. It is one of those must places to visit in Uttarakhand that is adorned with lovely views, picturesque landscape & lot of peace – all top in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 1900m.
Bandhangarh temple is a tourist attraction to visit here. Gwaldam is also the base camp for the famous Roopkund Trek which could add thrill to your otherwise relaxed retreat.
Places to stay: Natures Treat Resort, GMVN Tourist Rest House
The hills are calling! Are you ready to summer?