Places to visit in Uttarakhand
Offering the enchanting view of the Himalayas and echoing the simplicity of life, Uttarakhand has everything from natural beauty to serenity. This place has so much to offer that travellers come back to it again and again to enrich their experience.
Dehradun and Mussoorie: If you are in Uttarakhand, then you just can't miss these two adjacent cities. Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, is located on a picturesque location. The city is flanked by the astonishing view of the Himalaya on one side and crystal clear Ganga flowing on the other side. Mussoorie is olny 38 kilometers away from Dehradun. Because of its ravishing beauty, Mussoorie has been crowned as the “Queen of Hills”. From Delhi, it takes hardly 5-6 hours to reach Dehradun and another 1 hour to reach Mussoorie. Visit the Kempty Falls, Jwalaji Temple, montesary and Deradun Forrest Research Institute for a memorable trip.
Rishikesh and Haridwar: It is no harm to call Rishikesh as the ‘adventure capital' and Haridwar as the ‘pilgrim capital' of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh gives a perfect amalgamation of adventure and traquility. It is positioned at the point where River Ganga meets River Chandrabhaga. Thanks to its geographical location, Rishikesh is the best place to indulge in adventure sports like rafting, trekking and camping. Literal meaning of Haridwar is the ‘Gateway to the Lord'. This holy place is dotted with many temples and ashrams. The very famous Kumbh Mela is held here once in every twelve years. Haridwar is a place to feel the connection between God, man and nature.
Kausani and Munsiyari: If you want to behold the beauty of the majestic Himalaya, then a visit to Kausani and Munsiyari is must. These two hill stations have bountiful treasure to offer to the visitors. From Kausani, you can get a view of 350 kilometer Himalayan stretch. To feel the Himalaya more deeply, you have to set a ride to Munsiyari. View of Panchchuli peaks from Nanda Devi Temple will leave a permanent impression in your mind. The journey from Kausani to Munsiyari itself is a treasured experience. On the way near Girgaon, you can stop for a while to rest your body and eyes with the beauty of Birthi Falls.