25 Best Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand is famous all over the world for its beautiful tourist places. The beautiful plains, the white peaks of the Himalayas, waterfalls, lakes, and pools attract millions of tourists from all over the world to Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is also called “Dev Bhoomi” because there are many ancient temples and religious places. In this post i will tell you about the best places to visit in Uttarakhand. So read it till end.

Places to visit in Uttarakhand:

Ranikhet

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Ranikhet is a famous hill station and cantonment town in Almora. In the old times, a queen liked this place very much, and she used to come here often; hence the name of this place was named after her. Some of the major tourist attractions in Ranikhet are Ashiyana Park, Dwarahat, Bhalu Dam, Majkhali, Haidakhan Temple, etc.

Auli

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Auli of Uttarakhand is nothing less than a paradise for visitors. Every year, people come here in winter to enjoy snow and skiing. The journey to reach Auli is also very fun. To reach here, you will have to book Ropeway from Joshimath. Believe me, this 25 minutes and 4 kilometers ride is not less than a paradise. Sightseeings near Auli are Auli artificial lake, Gorson Bugyal, Joshimath, Auli Ropeway, and Chattrakund.

Haridwar

haridwar

Haridwar is one of the ancient and holy cities of India. This place is also called the land of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. More than crores of people come here for bathing in the Ganga river every year. It is believed that bathing here will wash away all your sins. Nearby tourist places where you can visit are Har Ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti, Mansa Devi Temple, Shantikunj, Chandi Devi Temple, Patanjali Yogpeeth, and Chilla Range.

Rajaji National Park

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It is located at a distance of 25 km from Dehradun. It is spread over 820 km. It is both a national park as well as a tiger reserve. Rajaji National Park is a famous national park in India. Rajaji National Park is home to tigers, elephants, and mountain goats. Apart from these animals, you can also see Rhesus macaque, Sloth bears, Hog deer, Leopards, Chital, Sambar, Striped hyena, King cobras, Porcupines, Himalayan black bears, Goral, Indian hare, and Wild boar. People come here to enjoy the jungle safari. 

Tehri

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Tehri is a small and beautiful place in Uttarakhand. It has something for every generation of people. Tehri has both types of places like godly and religious places and adventurous places inside its inclusion. So that a large number of people come here to roam. Due to Tehri Dam, people come here from far and wide to enjoy water sports. Apart from this, there are many sightseeing places which you can visit, such as Devprayag, Dhanaulti, Kunjapuri, New Tehri, and Surkanda.

Kedarnath

kedarnath

Kedarnath Dham is situated in the middle of snow-capped hills. This Dham is dedicated to Lord Shankar. It is a major pilgrimage of Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand. Sometimes Kedarnath temple is closed in winter because of heavy snowfalls. You can visit some of the popular tourist attractions in this beautiful hill station, including Gandhi Sarovar, Phata, Gaurikund, Vasuki Tal Lake, Triyuginarayan Temple, Bhairav temple, etc.

Yamunotri

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Yamunotri of Uttarakhand is the origin of the holy river Yamuna. The river Yamuna originates from here. Yamunotri is known for the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand. Places to visit in Yamunotri are Yamunotri Temple, Surya Kund, Jankichatti, Kharsali, Shani Dev Temple, and Hanuman Chatti.

Gangotri

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Gangotri is the place from where the river Ganga originates, that’s why the holy temple of Maa Ganga has been established here. Gangotri is also involved in the Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand. You can also visit Bhojbasa, Gangnani, Gangotri Temple, Bhaironghati, Jalmagna, etc.

Rishikesh

rishikesh

Apart from being a religious place, Yoga city Rishikesh is also famous for adventure spots. Every year lakhs of tourists come here from abroad. This place is famous for Yoga, and at the same time, it is the first stop for Char Dham Yatra. The Char Dham Yatra starts here, so this place is quite famous. Some of the major tourist attractions in Rishikesh are Laxman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Parmarth Niketan, Rajaji National Park, The Beatles Ashram, etc.

Guptakashi

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It is situated at an elevation of 1320 meters in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand. It is famous for Vishwanath Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Guptakashi is the first stop for the Kedarnath yatra and as well as a beautiful tourist destination. The religious significance of this place is like Kashi. Some of the major tourist attractions in Guptkashi are Manikarnik Kund, Ardhanarishwara Temple, Gaurikund, Ukhimath, Chopta, etc.

Mukteshwar

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Mukteshwar is a tourist place located at an altitude of 2286 meters. From here, you can see the white peaks of the Himalayan mountains. Apart from this, there is a famous temple of Lord Shiva, which is why tourists visit here. Tourist Places near Mukteshwar are the beauty of Sitla, Chauli ki Jali, Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls, Nanda Devi Peak, Ramgarh, and many more.

Rudraprayag

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Rudraprayag is a small green town of Uttarakhand. Here the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini takes place. Apart from this, there are many ancient temples, which devotees love to visit.

Binsar Valley

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Binsar is a beautiful hilly area located in the Almora district. Many Himalayas’ peaks are seen from here, such as Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Trishul Parvat. Apart from this, this place is also famous for Binsar Mahadev. 

Mussoorie

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Famous as the Queen of the mountains. Mussoorie is a famous tourist spot in India. The hill valleys and quiet place here attracts everyone. There is a huge crowd in summer and winter. Some of the major sightseeings in Mussoorie are Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, Gun Hill Point, Company Garden, Cloud’s End, Jharipani Falls, Mussoorie Lake, and Sir George Everest’s House.

Dehradun

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The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun, is famous for its tourist places. Dehradun has many waterfalls, caves, hill stations, and natural views that you can roam around. You can tour tourist attractions such as Robbers Cave, Sahastradhara, Tapkeshwar, Buddha Temple, Asan Barrage, Daat Kali Temple, etc.

Dhanaulti 

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Dhanaulti is a small hill station some distance away from Mussoorie. It attracts tourists due to its serene atmosphere and beautiful hills. You can visit some of the popular tourist attractions in this beautiful hill station, including Dhanaulti Eco Park, Aaloo Khet, Kanatal, Surkanda Devi Temple, and Kaudia Forest.

Badrinath

badrinath

Badrinath is one of the four pilgrimage sites in India. Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Every year, millions of people from all over the world come to see Lord Vishnu. Places to visit in Bdrinath are Neelkanth, Satopanth, Tapt Kund, Brahma Kapal, Narada Kund, Bheem Pul, Sheshnetra, and many more.

Jim Corbett National Park

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Jim Corbett Park is the oldest national park in India, located in Uttarakhand. This park is famous for Royal Bengal Tiger. Here you can see many animals while doing a jungle safari. If you are a bird lover, then this place is for you. Here you can see more than 600 species of birds.

Almora

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Almora is a beautiful city located in the mountain range of the Himalayas. This hill station has been very famous since British times. It is a big city situated at the peak of the hills, around which there are many beautiful sightseeing tourist places such as Chita Golu Devta Temple, Martola, Kalimat, Deer Park, Simtola, Kasar Devi, etc.

Kausani

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Kausani is a small hill station. Once when Gandhiji came here, he was fascinated by seeing its beauty. On seeing its beauty, Gandhiji called it Switzerland of India. This place is naturally beautiful. The view of the sunset is also very beautiful here.

Lansdowne

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Lansdowne is a famous tourist place in Uttarakhand. It was named after an English officer who settled the city. In summer this place is very relaxed. Here you can enjoy Himalayan philosophy and boating. 

Joshimath

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Joshimath is a holy place if viewed from a religious point of view. It is believed that Shankaracharya ji had attained knowledge here. Here you can see many ancient temples of Hindus. Here you can also enjoy the ropeway.

Bageshwar

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Bageshwar is a religious place where there is a confluence of the Saryu and Gomati rivers. The famous and ancient temple here is Bagnath. Apart from this, this place is a beautiful hilly terrain.

Pithoragarh

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It is a beautiful city in India. It is also known as Mini Kashmir. Nestled in the Himalayas’ lap, this city is considered good enough to roam. 

Uttarkashi

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Uttarkashi is located about 150 kilometers from Rishikesh. Religiously it is an important city. There is a famous temple of Lord Vishwanath, which devotees keep on seeing here. The weather here is always pleasant, so tourists like to roam here.

These are the 25 best places to visit in Uttarakhand. I hope you liked my post. If you have already visited these places, do mention your experience in the comments section below.

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