Uttarakhand is one of the dream destinations of many and is among the most beautiful northern states of India, a land of mountains, also called “Devbhoomi”. Snow-capped Himalayan ranges, scenic rivers and temples, trekking to some mesmerizing peaks are found in this state which is also included in World Heritage Sites which attracts travellers from all around the world.
Almora is located in the Kumaon Hills of Himalayan ranges, located in Almora district, it is a picturesque town. Almora is known for it is cultural heritage, unique handicrafts and delicious cuisines. You can find all of these in the Almora Market which is situated at the top of the ridge. The snow-capped mountains can be seen in the background from Almora. Almora is surrounded by pine and oak forests. Also, it gives a spectacular sunrise view. Visitors can enjoy trekking in the mountains and shopping handicrafts from the markets.
Auli is located 9,200 ft above sea level in Chamoli district in Uttrakhand and it is in the Himalayan ranges. It is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests. Auli is a perfect place for adventurous people as it is a popular skiing destination. Also in winters, they host several snow adventurous events for visitors to enjoy. If you are looking to visit this place then the best time will be January – March. Nanda Devi, the country’s second-highest peak is also visible from Auli. An artificial lake is also present surrounded by lush green slopes and the lake looks more beautiful and shines like a diamond when those lush green slopes are covered by snow.
Badrinath located in the Chamoli district is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is among the holiest place that is included in the Char Dham. Thus it is an important place in North India. A large number of tourists visit every year from all around the world. Badrinath has an average elevation of 3,100 metres. The best time to visit Badrinath is between April to June. It is believed that the temple have been established by sage Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century. The temple is open only for 6 months, in the winters it becomes inaccessible due to heavy snowfall. You can also book a stay in Badrinath which is also near to tourist destinations.
Corbett National Park
Named after legendary naturalist and conservationist Jim Corbett. Corbett National Park is India’s first national park. Jim Corbett National Park is located at the Himalayas’ foothills, near the popular hill station of Nainital. It is home to a large number of tigers. It has the highest number of tigers among all the national parks in India. You can take a jeep safari and experience the natural habitat of the wild animals and a chance to spot a tiger. The National Park is spread over 1318.54 sq km. Also, you can have a night stay in certain areas over there and enjoy the lush green forests surrounded by waterfalls and streams.
Dehradun being the capital of Uttrakhand is located 2100 ft above sea level also known as “Abode of Drona” and is the most popular hill station in India. Located at a distance of 240 km from Delhi, Dehradun is surrounded by high mountains and sal forests. Dehradun is located on the foothills of the Himalayas in the Doon Valley. The city is noted for its picturesque landscape and for its milder climate. It is also well connected to several tourist destinations like Mussorie, Uttarkashi and many more. It is home to Indian Military Academy, Forest Research Institute, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, The Doon School, Rashtriya Indian Military College, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology and the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing.
You can visit various tourist destinations in Dehradun like Robbers Cave, Lakshman Siddha Peeth, Forest Research Institute, Tapkeshwar Temple, Hanol Temple and many more.
Kedarnath is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is about 11,750 ft above sea level in the Himalayan mountains in the Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand. The temple is not directly accessible by road and has to be reached by a 22 kilometres uphill trek from Gaurikund. This temple is the highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas. The temple is open only between the months of April and November due to extreme weather conditions. The temple is one of the major sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage.
You can also book a stay in Kedarnath which is also near to Kedarnath temple.
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