Summer has almost begun. And within a few days, normal people will be ready to suffer. If you want to breathe a few days in the time of the heat, it’s best to come out from home with your family. In this case, it is most comfortable to visit hilly areas. And when the name of the hill revolves around Uttarakhand will come first. At the foot of the Himalayas, the state is one of the best tourist destinations.
Uttarakhand is a hilly state in northern India. Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, is located in the Dun valley, famous for its beautiful surroundings. This state of India is affluent for its natural resources, dense forests, glaciers, and snow-capped peaks. Uttarakhand, which lies on the edge of the Himalayas, shares its borders with China and Nepal. Himachal Pradesh lies to the north-west of this state and Uttar Pradesh to its south. Uttarakhand, known as the land of the gods or the land of the gods, is the most sacred temple of the Hindus or the four dhams; Namely – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Jamunotri. Shiva and Vishnu are worshipped in Kedarnath and Badrinath. The two most sacred and famous rivers of the country originated from the state of the Ganga and Yamuna. Uttarakhand is home to the “Valley of Flowers” which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Uttarakhand is one of India’s most popular destinations for hiking, hiking, and rock climbing. It offers trekking, climbing, skiing, camping, rock climbing, and paragliding.
How to reach
Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to the state and is connected to Delhi by regular flight. It can also be reached through Pantnagar inland airport in Kumaon region.
There is only 345 km of railway in this state. The Kathgodam railway station is the north-eastern endpoint of the railway station, which is about 45 km from Nainital. It is linked with Nainital, Dehradun, Delhi, and Howrah. The Dehradun and Haridwar railway stations are well connected to other cities in the country.
The state has a well-maintained road connectivity system of 28500 km. Uttarakhand Transport Company is the main mode of transport in the state with many personal transport directors. The state can be reached by road from all major cities of the country.
Places to Visit in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is the home of the gods at the foot of the Himalayas. There are many tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, many of which are quiet and full of religious significance. The state is divided into two Kumaon and Garhwal areas, with many tourist destinations in the region.
Haridwar, positioned at an altitude of 25,700 meters above sea level, sits along the right bank of the holy Ganga River and is one of the most popular Hindu shrines. The phrase Haridwar or ‘entrance to the gods’ is used as Mayapuri, Kapila, etc. Here the Ganga enters the North Indian plains. Hindu pilgrims gather at Haridwar in Uttarakhand to pray.
Haridwar of Uttarakhand serves as a meeting place where Kumbh Mela (every twelve years) and Half Kumbh Mela (every six years) are held. Traveling to Haridwar seems like entering a completely different world, the sparkling waters of the Ganges, the tranquil atmosphere, the steep hills, the prayers of the saints at the monastery, all of which create a wonderful atmosphere. There are numerous temples and monasteries in this city.
Nainital in Uttarakhand is a beautiful hilltop town. It is called the ‘City of the lake’.
Except in winter, the weather is tolerant throughout the year, very cold in winter, and snowy. The climate of Nainital depends on the lakes here, which is why it rains almost every afternoon here. The greatest time to stopover in this place is from April to June and September to October.
Mussoorie is located at a distance of 35 km from Dehradun and 2005 meters above sea level at Garhwal region. Gunna Hill is the second highest peak in Missouri. The Guana Mountains provide a beautiful view of the Bundarpunch, Pithbara Srikanta, and Gangotri of the Himalayan rock class. It offers a bird’s-eye view of the city of Missouri and the Dune Valley. Municipal Garden is a wonderful picnic ground, with a beautiful garden and an artificial lake where boating facilities are also available. Children’s Lodge is the highest peak in Missouri, near the lal tibba. It is located about 5 km from the tourist office. Attractive snowflakes can be seen from this place. Camel’s back rush road is about 3 km long starting from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ending at Library Market. Horse riding is the main attraction of this place. The spectacular sunset view of the Himalayas should not be overlooked here.
It is located 53 km north of Almora. A clear view over 300 km in the Himalayas has made Kausani a picturesque town. Uttarakhand is situated on a narrow rocky plain about 6075 feet above sea level. Kausani is compared to Switzerland for its extraordinary beauty. And Mahatma Gandhi once called it ‘Switzerland of India’.
Ranikhet of Uttarakhand conquered the mind of Rani Padmini, wife of King Sudhardev, and chose this new place as his residence. That is why it is named Ranikhet (Queen’s Field). It gives visitors the chance to see the best views of the Himalayas – namely the snow-capped Nanda Devi (7817m), with dense green forests and diverse wildlife.
Important destinations in Ranikhet:
Jhula Devi Temple. It is a secluded temple dedicated to Durga Devi. There are beautiful bells here. The temple of Lord Rama is located near this place. Chaubatia is a wonderful place inside the garden. It is located 10 km from Ranikhet on an access road. Clearly, in the morning, the peaks of the Himalayas are more than 300 km from Chaubatia. From here, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghent, Trishul, and Nilkant peaks can be seen clearly. There is an artificial lake at Bhalu-dam at a distance of 3 km from here. Next are Upat and Kalika. Upat is located near Almora. Kalika is known for her Kali temple and forest nursery.
Auli is situated at the peak of the Garhwal Himalayas and near the Badrinath religious shrine. It is located at an altitude of 2500 to 3050 meters above sea level. The slopes of the Auli are plain and covered by oak forests and it calls for a fascinating view of the Himalayas. The snowy and rocky terrain of Auli in Uttarakhand is famous for ski resorts and winter resorts.