Top 8 Destinations to Energize Yourself in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has the enchanting view of the Himalayas. The cultural atmosphere here speaks the simplistic living, serene spirituality of the people amidst nature and harmony. The experience here ranges from water sports to the ashrams where the spellbound traveler connect with their inner self.

Uttarakhand has the enchanting view of the Himalayas. The cultural atmosphere here speaks the simplistic living, serene spirituality of the people amidst nature and harmony. Not to miss things to experience here ranges from water sports to the ashrams where the spellbound traveler, leaving behind all the hustle, connect with their inner self. For a tourist who is daring enough to face heights of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand has almost everything to offer him as his once in a lifetime experiences. If a traveler is crazy enough to sail on the snow and keen enough to explore herself then the mesmerizing locations of Uttarakhand need to be on top of the 'must-visit' places in India.

1. Dehradun

Dehradun - Uttarakhand, India

Dehradun is situated at Himalayan foothills which is also the capital of the state. The location of Dehradun is simply amazing with the view of Himalayan ranges and flowing River Ganges and River Yamuna on either side of the city. Dehradun is famous for the splendid architectures too. Some of the leading attractions of Dehradun are:

  • Sahastradhara
  • Robber’s Cave
  • Mindrolling Monastery
  • Tapkeshwar Temple
  • Forest Research Institute
  • Tapovan
  • Landour
  • National Parks

2. Mussoorie

Mussoorie - Uttarakhand, India

Mussoorie is also called the ‘Queen of Hills’. Mussoorie is beauty personified, located at an altitude of 6000 feet. With the view of snow-covered Himalayan peaks, the excellent climate adds to the beauty of this place. The winters are chilling and the summers are pleasant here. Mussoorie has seen countless people visiting the town and the list of excited tourists to enjoy the immense beauty of the place is growing year by year. Here are the popular tourist attractions in Mussoorie:

  • Kempty Falls
  • Jwalaji Temple
  • Sakya Centre Buddhist Monastery
  • Kempty Falls
  • Lal Tibba
  • Happy Valley
  • Gun Hill
  • Mussoorie Lake
  • Christ Church
  • Sir George Everest’s House
  • Jwalaji Temple
  • The Mall (Mall Road)

3. Nainital

Nainital - Uttarakhand, India

Nainital is also referred as ‘Lake District of India’. Located at an altitude of 1938m above sea level, this place is an irresistible scenic delight to the people visiting here. Famous Naini Lake lies in this valley. Nainital is where you get immersed in nature. Some of the most important tourist attractions in Nainital include:

  • Naini Lake
  • Naina Peak
  • Tiffin Top
  • St. John in the Wilderness
  • Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo
  • Gurney House
  • Snow View
  • Land’s End
  • Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
  • Eco Cave Gardens

4. Rishikesh

Rishikesh - Uttarakhand, India

Rishikesh has to offer a blend of spirituality and adventure. It is located at the confluence of River Ganges and River Chandrabhaga with the magnificent view of surrounding hills. Various adventurous activities such as rafting, trekking, and camping spread a charm that attracts nature lovers. The importance of this place as a pilgrim center touches the soul of pilgrims visiting here. Rishikesh is called as the Yoga Capital of the world. Some of the most important tourist destinations in Rishikesh include:

  • Laxman Jhula
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • The Beatles Ashram
  • Swarg Ashram
  • Parmarth Niketan
  • Rajaji National Park
  • Kaudiyala
  • Shivpuri
  • Jumpin Heights
  • Shivpuri
  • Narendra Nagar

5. Haridwar

Haridwar - Uttarakhand, India

Haridwar is derived from the words 'Hari' and 'Dwar' that literally means ‘Gateway to the Lord’. Thanks to a great number of temples and ashrams, this place has the aroma of spirituality all around. The city is considered holy and hence pilgrims from various parts of the world visit here to offer their prayers. Haridwar is famous for the Kumbh Mela which is held once in twelve years. Given below are some of the leading attractions in Haridwar

  • Har Ki Pauri
  • Chandi Devi Temple
  • Maya Devi Temple
  • Mansa Devi Temple
  • Daksha Mahadev Temple
  • Vishnu Ghat
  • Shanti Gunj
  • Pavan Dham
  • Vaishno Devi Temple
  • Bharat Mata Mandir

6. Kedarnath - Badrinath

Kedarnath - Uttarakhand, India

Kedarnath is considered one of the holiest pilgrimages for Hindus. It is a small town located in Garhwal Himalayan Ranges. It houses the famous Kedarnath temple. Badrinath is another pilgrim center in Uttarakhand famous for the Mahadev Temple, popularly known as Badrinath. With Nilkantha Peak on the peripheral of Badrinath, at an altitude of 3133m, you are sure to have a shortage of words to describe its immense beauty. Listed below are some of the places to visit in Kedarnath and Badrinath:

Badrinath - Uttarakhand, India

  • Kedarnath Temple
  • Chorabari Tal
  • Vasuki Tal
  • Gauri Kund
  • Triyuginarayan Temple.
  • Badrinath Temple
  • Hot Springs
  • Neelkanth Peak
  • Charanpaduka
  • Valley of Flowers

7. Almora

Almora - Uttarakhand, India

Almora is located on the eastern side of Uttarakhand. The calm place surrounded by greenery all over is simply a heaven for nature lovers. The views of the Himalayan ranges are spellbinding to the visitors. It is also famous for cuisine, handicrafts, and wildlife. Almora has a rich cultural heritage attached to it. We have listed some of the major tourist attractions in Almora:

  • Kasar Devi Temple
  • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Katarmal Sun Temple
  • Zero Point
  • Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
  • Martola
  • Kalimut
  • Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
  • Chitai Golu Devta Temple
  • Bright End Corner

8. Ranikhet

Ranikhet - Uttarakhand, India

Ranikhet is also called the ‘Queen's land’. This place is yet another hill station that elevates your spirits to a different level. At an altitude of 1829m, Ranikhet gives the perfect view of the Himalayas. The amazing scenic beauty of greenery and the mesmerizing landscapes make this place a dream destination to visit. Here are some places you would not want to miss on your tour to Ranikhet:

  • Jhula Devi Temple
  • Chaubatia Orchard
  • Upat and Kalika
  • Mankameshwar Temple
  • Haidakhan Babaji Temple
  • Shitlakhet
  • Dwarahat Temples
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