Uttarakhand its totality is an ideal tourist attraction but its main treasure, are the hill stations that are located within the vicinity of this state. These hill stations are worth your investment for any vacation. The influence of the Himalayas on the geography of the state is mainly responsible for the birth of these hill stations with fresh and chilly weather conditions and an amazing landscape view that will make you gawk at. Here is a list of the major hill stations of Uttarakhand so that you can pick the best one for your next holiday.
This hill station is famous as the ‘Queen of the Hills’ and lies 34 km away from Dehradun. It is located at 2003 m above the sea level in the region of Garhwal. Mussoorie is admired by locals as well as tourists and is visited by visitors from the entire world. You can also opt for pilgrimage in areas like Haridwar, Gangotri, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Rishikesh that are situated close by. The major activities include strolling down the forest path to enjoy the climate and he scenic beauty of this hill station. Among other options, you can visit the Pari Tibba, Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, Mall Road, Company Gardens and Gun Hill.
Nainital is a gift of nature to the state of Uttarakhand. Majestic mountains, beautiful meadows and scenic lakes- all form part of this hill station that you can enjoy while in Nainital. It is called the ‘Lake District’ with Lake Naini as the main lake around which the hill station is placed. Angling and boating in the various lakes can form part of your activities in Nainital. As far as food is concerned, you should taste the authentic ‘Pahari’ and ‘Tibetan’ cosines while touring this place. The best time of the year to get to Nainital for relaxation is from March to May.
This hill station located in the district of Almora is one of the top destinations in Uttarakhand for summer. This hill station is famous for the various jaw-dropping picnic sites, ancient temples, mountain peaks and trekking trails. Those in search of adventure can find several activities in this region with options like white water rafting, trekking rock climbing, rappelling and mountain biking among others available for tourists. You can also consider camping in Ranikhet while on a visit. March to May is the ideal time for visiting Ranikhet.
This Chamoli district based hill stations is called ‘traveller’s paradise’ and deserves to be called so. The entire scenery is covered with oak and deodar forests, apple orchards and snow-capped mountains which make the place look glorious in its appeal. You can also get amazing views of the Nanga Parbat, Mt. Nanda Devi, Beethartoli, Dunagiri, Ghori Parbat and Nilkantha Peak, Hathi Parbat. Shankaracharya Tapastali, Rudraprayag and Nandaprayag are the important pilgrimage sites close to Auli. You can visit this between November and May for ultimate enjoyment.
Lansdowne is situated 1700 m above the sea level and remains unspoiled as well as unexplored, emanating beauty from every inch of the region. It is covered with dense pine and oak forests and lies in the ‘Pauri Garhwal’ district. Lansdowne is well-known for its pristine ambience and salubrious climatic conditions. It keeps you away from the busy city life and offers you fresh air for relaxation. Bird watching, trekking and boating are other activities that you can try out when in Lansdowne.
Thus, you can make your pick before planning a trip to the hill stations in Uttarakhand the next time.