Top 20 Attractions and Destinations of Uttarakhand

Simply Heaven Uttarakhand or Uttaranchal is known for its natural beauty of the Himalayas, the Bhabhar and the Terai grasslands and savannas. The Simply Heaven on earth, Uttarakhand is often referred to as the Devbhumi or Land of the Gods due to the many Hindu temples and pilgrimage centre. Uttarakhand offers limitless opportunities for tourism and adventure, Here is the list of places to visit in Uttarakhand, A Simply Heaven.

Chota Char Dham

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Chota Char Dham Yatra is a pilgrimage circuit,consists of four sites and one of them is also part of longer Char Dham. These holy shrines are known as Gangotri,Yamunotri,Kedarnath and Badrinath,Located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

Panch Kedar

Tungnath-Temple

Panch Kedar are five temples of Lord Shiva in the Garhwal Himalayan region in Uttarakhand. Lord Shiva worship as Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar, temple of Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world.

Panch Prayag

Devprayag

Panch Prayag are five sacred river confluences in the Garhwal Himalayas. The five prayags are Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and Vishnuprayag.

Sapta Badri

Sapta Badri are the seven holy shrines of Lord Vishnu in Garhwal Himalayas. Sapta Badri temples are known as Vridha Badri,Yogdhyan Badri,Bhavishya Badri,Vridha Badri,,Adi Badri,Vridha Badri and Narasingh Badri.

Panchchuli Peaks

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Panchchuli Peaks of Munsiyari are a group of five snow capped Himalayan mountain peaks in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. The five peaks are located high at 20,781 ft and named as Panchchuli-1,2,3,4 and Panchchuli-5.

Dehradun

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Dehradun is the state capital city of Uttarakhand, located at the foothills of the Himalayas in the Doon Valley. The city is world famous for its picturesque landscape of surrounding region and near by popular Himalayan tourist destinations.

Mussoorie

Mussoorie-in-monsoon

Mussoorie is a wonderful hill station,located near the Dehradun in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. The place of Mussoorie is also called as Gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri Shrines and a popular destination for honeymooning couples.

Haridwar

Lord-Shiva-Haridwar

Haridwar is one of the ancient Indian city and part of one of the seven holiest places of India called as Sapta Puri. Places of interest in Haridwar includes Har Ki Pauri,Chandi Devi Temple,Mansa Devi Temple,Lord Shiva tallest statue and Bharat Mata Mandir.

Rishikesh

Lord-Shiva-rishikesh-haridwar

Rishikesh is known as Yoga Capital of the World and Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. It is known as the holiest places to Hindus and starting point for travelling to the four Chota Char Dham pilgrimage places.

Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar is popular tourist destination, located high in the Kumaon Hills at an altitude of 7500 feet. The place is rich in scenic beauty of hillsides,magnificent views Nanda Devi and peaks of Indian Himalayas.

Nainital

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Nainital is a prominent tourist spot in Uttarakhand surrounded by mountains and magnificent peaks. The beautiful lakes,seven hills and peaks of Nainital makes it one of the most charismatic hill stations in all of Uttarakhand.

Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a charming hill station of Uttarakhand,situated at an altitude of 1,869 metres in Almora. The hill station of Ranikhet is the major tourist destination and an all season tourist-spot in the state.

Auli

Heli-Skiing in Auli

Auli is popular ski destination and one of the most beautiful places in all of Uttarakhand state. Hill station of Auli is famous as trekking destination, adventure tourism and snow-capped mountains.

Kausani

Kausani

Kausani is a picturesque hill station in Bageshwar district and famous for scenic landscape and panoramic view of Himalayan peaks. Tourist attractions of Kausani includes Glacier Trek,Bageshwar temple and Baijnath Shiva temple.

Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is a small tourist town and home to many old temples and forts. Other places of interest in Pithoragarh also includes Pithoragarh Fort, Kapileshwar Mahadev,Kali Mandir of Gangolihat and Maharajke Park.

Jageshwar

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Jageshwar temple dedicated to Shiva is located at an elevation of 6,140 ft in Kumaun region. The temple is believed to home of Nagesh Jyotirlinga and listed as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India.

Lakes of Kumaon

Sattal Lake-Bhimtal

The 4 great lakes of Kumaon hills are situated in deep valleys and most famous destination in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Lakes of Kumaon includes Nainital Lake,Bhimtal Lake,Sat Tal Lake and Naukuchiatal lake.

Pangot

Pangot is a bird paradise village and a popular hill station in Kosiyakutoli tehsil. Kilbury and Pangot Bird Sanctuary is home to variety of Himalayan bird species such as Himalayan griffon,rufous-bellied woodpecker and khalij pheasant.

Corbett National Park

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Jim Corbett National Park is situated in the Nainital and oldest national park in India. The park is paradise for tourists and wildlife lovers, famous for diverse variety of fauna and splendid landscape.

Valley of Flowers

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Valley of Flowers is the most beautiful flower valley in India and one of the must visit place,known for its meadows of endemic alpine. The high-altitude Himalayan valley is also home to endangered and rare wild animals such as snow leopard,brown bear and blue sheep.