Top 7 Places to Visit in Uttarakhand | Tourist Places in Uttarakhand

Top 7 Places to Visit in Uttarakhand | Tourist Places in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, popularly recognized as Dev Bhoomi or Land of Gods, is a beautiful Indian state. This enchanting land is best known for its spectacular meadows, breathtaking hill stations, lush greenery, ancient holy places, magnificent temples, and picturesque lakes. For tourists who wish to connect with their inner self and get an unforgettable experience, this place is a must to land on. Here are the 7 best places to visit in Uttarakhand in 2022 for a memorable and fun-filled vacation.

Popular Destinations In Uttarakhand

  1. Dehradun

Dehradun is surrounded by breathtaking Doon valley. This well-known hill station entices travelers, backpackers, couples, and families. Being the capital city of Uttarakhand, the location boasts a pleasant climate and gives a memorable getaway. Here you also get to see the marvelous architectural display.

Best time to visit:

It’s appropriate for all year round, however May to October seems highly favorable

How to reach:

Train: You can take Dehradun railway station from the main city

Road: Connect to Volvo and deluxe from cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar, New Delhi, and Shimla

Air: Jolly Grant Airport is 20km away from the city centre

  1. Nainital

For families and couples, Nainital is a popular holiday destination. The ‘Lake District of India’ is nestled with beautiful peaks that give a scenic gateway. It is located near Naini Lake, the lake that boasts scenic spots like Snow View, Eco Cave Gardens, Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, and Naina Peak.

Best time to visit:

You can reach Nainital between March to June

How to reach:

Train: The nearest railway station to Nainital is Kathgodham Railway Station

Road: Nainital is connected to different cities of North India through excellent bus services

Air: Pantnagar Airport is the closest airport to Nainital

Also Read: 8 Most Stunning Naturally Pink Lakes Around The World

  1. Haridwar

Haridwar being the most famous place in Uttarakhand offers a wide range of activities to do such as water sports, trekking, etc. This holy city of India is home to several ashrams and temples. Apart from this, you get to see a renowned 13th century dargah named ‘Piran Kaliyar’

Best time to visit:

The most feasible time to land Haridwar is between October to March

How to reach:

Train: You can catch a train from Nainital, New Delhi, or Shimla to Haridwar Railway Station

Road: Various non-AC and AC deluxe buses connect to Haridwar from major Indian cities

Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport

  1. Mussoorie

Another popular tourist attraction in Uttarakhand is Mussoorie. This beautiful hill station is near Dehradun. It is located in the Garhwal Himalayan ranges and is best-known for Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, and The Mall.

Best time to visit:

Visit Mussoorie between September to June

How to reach:

Road: various government and private buses connect Mussoorie from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh

Train: Take the train from Dehradun Railway to visit this soothing hill station

The thing to do: Trekking, Hiking, visit a wildlife sanctuary, and Municipal garden

Also Read: 13 Mesmerising Photographs Of UttaraKhand That Will Make You Forget Everything

  1. Rishikesh

Rishikesh is one of Uttarakhand’s most wonderful places and a must to visit. It is a blend of serenity and adventure and is popularly known as ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ Rishikesh is rested on the foothills of the Himalayas. Adrenaline junkies can indulge in activities like bungee jumping, rappelling, rock climbing, and many more.

Best time to visit:

You can either visit Rishikesh between October to November or February to mid-May

How to reach:

Road: To visit Rishikesh, you can take different buses

Train: Rishikesh Railway Station connects major Indian cities like Delhi, Lucknow, and Mumbai

  1. New Tehri

New Tehri is a magical and one of the most-visited tourist places in Uttarakhand. Tehri boasts the highest and biggest dam of India known as ‘Tehri Dam’ Two popular rivers namely Bhilangana and Bhagirathi draw down Tehri’s biggest hydro electrical dam.

Activities to do:

You can do rock climbing, river rafting, and trekking in New Tehri

Best time to visit:

It’s perfect for all around the year

How to reach:

Road: New Tehri is connected with both non-luxurious and luxurious types of buses

Train: The nearest station to visit is Rishikesh Railway Station

Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the closest airbase

  1. Munsiyari

Munsiyari is the most scenic holiday spot in Uttarakhand that offers a stunning panorama. It’s an amazing getaway for couples and nature lovers. Sometimes it is known as ‘Gateway to Johar Valley’ Munsiyari also serves Namik, Milan, and Ralam glaciers.

You can visit Munsiyari between October to June. The closest railheads are Tanakpur and Kathgodam. Or else, take a flight from Pantnagar Airport. 

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