Uttrakhand is located in the northern part of India. Due to many Hindu temples and pilgrimage sites, it is know as “Devbhumi” (the land of Gods). More underrated than its cousin, Himachal Pradesh, a visit to the state promises splendid landscape, a rich culture, a vibrant natural environment. It actually has the best hills station in North India. Divided into Garwhal and Kumaon districts, there are gems to be discovered in both. Here are few of our pics:
If you are looking for a quiet holiday destination, you can travel to Sattal, instead of Nainital. <a is a cluster of seven diffrent lakes Ram Tal, Sukha Tal, Lakshman Tal, Sita Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Purna Tal, Panna Tal that enhace its untouched appeal. For nature lovers and bird watchers, Sattal is an ideal spot and has many opportunities. You can go for a walk outside and you will be met with many varieties. Apart from birding, you can also enjoy treking, kayaking, swimming, river crossing, rock- climbing and fishing here. If you are the kinds who like a little rough trekking experince, take a 7km drive and then trek through the 1.5km of jungle path to visit the Butterfly museum. .
Known as the “Fruit Bowl Of Kumaon”, Ramgarh is the hub of apple, plum, appricot, pear orchards. In this sleepy town, walk through orchards and for a change, enjoy the lazy pace of the little town. Explore Talla Ramgarh, which is known for orchards, and Malla Ramgarh, known for temples and quiet peaks. The insoiring stillness of the place made poets Rabindranath Tagore and Mahadevi Devi Verma to come here and jot their creative works. Even till now, many come here to get peace and quiet to write.
Pauri is the headquater of the Commissionary of Garhwal. Pauri is quiet, very quiet, with lush greenery everywhere. A godland, it has many unknown, known and interesting temples dotting its landscape. Its landscape allows it to have great views and is known for its stunning sun rise. Pauri’s weather is always pleasent but during winter, the weather is too cold and hills are mostly covered with snow.
Mussoorie, also called the “ Queen of hills” and already a very popular tourist destination, and the area around it is also coming up as a getaway for people looking for some quiet, away from their city life. A gateway to Gangotri and Yamunotri, it has several tourist spots like Kempty Falls, Gun Hills, Camel Back Road, George Everest, the Mall and many more trekking and nature exploring options, away from the main town. The best time to visit the place is between mid March till November.
Chopta is known as the Switzerland of India. It offers vibrant Himalyan views which includes Nanda devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba. Situated between the dense forest of pine and deodar, the town is known for its flora and fauna, and now has many stay options. It also has numerous camping options, as well as a chance to undertake treks during winter and snow.