Uttarakhand is the North Indian state where Gahrwal and Kumaon ranges of Himalayas are meeting with each other. The two divisions of the state are also named after the two ranges. The state has many world famous tourist locations where people around the world come to experience the Himalayan landscape. Let’s discuss the most beautiful ones among them.
Valley of Flower National Park:
If you love to see a meadow of alpine flowers and plenty of floras, you must visit Valley of Flower. You can also find here rare and endangered animals like Snow Leopard, Asiatic Black Bear, Blue Sheep and Brown Bear etc. It is located at the district Chamoil and the nearest town is Ghangharia, situated near Jhoshimoth.
The Char Dham Trip:
In Hindi, Char means four and Dham means a place of pilgrimage. The trip covering Char Dham Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath is very famous for both for the overwhelming Himalayan beauty and pilgrimage. Each of them has unique geographical, historical and mythical significance.
On the way of Badrinath, you should make a halt here. The whole place surrounded by oak forest and coniferous offers you a panoramic vision of the high Himalayan ranges. If you are a professional skier or a novice one, this is the ideal place for you.
It is a mystery lake of skeletons. A large quantity of human skeletal remains is there beneath the lake that becomes visible at the summer. This is a busy tourist attraction place throughout the year.
This is another beautiful lake offering a wide 300° panoramic view. To reach Deoria, you will need to go for an 3 km long uphill trek from the villages of Mastura and Sari. A number of mountain ranges like Nilkantha, Badarpunch, Chaukhamba, Kedar etc are visible from here.
Nainital is known as the city of lakes. It is situated in a valley with a lake that is shaped like a pearl. In Nainital, from the top of the mountains, the view of the vast southern plains is a magnificent one.
Mussorie is very popular for its variety of destinations. It offers a nature walk named “Camel’s Back Road”. Kempty Falls and Company garden are two very well known places. Lal Tibba is another busy tourist spot here. You can also visit a small Tibetan Temple in Happy Valley. That was the first Tibetan temple built in India. Apart from those, Mussorie has the biggest roller skating rink in India.
Beautiful trekking routes are all over in Uttarakhand to mesmerise you throughout your tour. Apart from the Char Dham trek, the most popular ones are Rudranath Trek, Chopta Tungnath Trek, Madhyamaheswar Trek. According to the myth, the Pandavas from Indian epic Mahabharata established the Rudranath temple. With rich flora and fauna, Chopta village has beautiful surrounding of rhododendron, pine forest and deodar.
Along with all these, there are many more very popular tourist locations like Kasauni, Ranikhet, Lansdowne, Munsyari. The list is endless as tourists are discovering new locations now & then. But if you want to tour Uttarakhand hill stations comprehensively, you must visit the places mentioned here.