In Uttarakhand, there is always something unforeseen lurking around at every turn of the road to
mesmerise travellers. Be it a pilgrimage or a honeymoon, there are plenty of Uttarakhand tourist places
that are ideal to plan a trip to the hills. Raj-era hill stations, Hindu pilgrimage sites, spectacular national
parks, and honeymoon resorts make up some of the top places to visit in Uttarakhand.
Robber’s Cave, Tapkeshwar Temple, Sahastradhara, Paltan Bazaar, Mindrolling Monastery, and
Lachhiwala are popular places to visit in Dehradun. Nestled in lush green hills, Mussoorie offers a
splendid vista of the Doon Valley. Located 34 kilometres from Dehradun, Mussoorie is famous for its
comfy bookstores, English weather, and sheer natural beauty.
If ever there was a place custom-made for discovering your inner self, Rishikesh has to be it. This
spiritual town is where the West learns about the East. Rishikesh is famous for being the Yoga capital of
the world. White water rafting in Rishikesh, near Shivpuri to be precise, is an experience like no other.
Dotted with numerous temples and ashrams, Haridwar is a magnet for spiritual seekers and devotees
beginning their Char Dham pilgrimage: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. It is where the
Ganges enters the plains of India.
When you’re listing famous tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, Nainital always finds its place among the
top places. Naini Lake, Tiffin Top, Snow View Point, Raj Bhawan, and Naina Devi Temple are major
points of interest in Nainital. Famous for its panoramic views, Kausani ranks among the best tourist
places in Uttarakhand. Besides its scenic splendour, travellers gather here to go on a trek to Pindari
Glacier and Kafni Glacier.
Jim Corbett National Park – the oldest national park in India – is a popular haunt for wildlife enthusiasts.
Comprising 520 square km of area, the park is home to Bengal tigers, elephants, leopards, Himalayan
black bears, deer, buffaloes, and around 580 bird species. The Nanda Devi National Park, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site, is home to the highest mountain located entirely within India. The Gangotri National
Park and Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary are ideal to spot alpine flora and fauna.
Trekking in Valley of Flowers National Park can be most rewarding between July and September.
Auli is a popular ski resort in Uttarakhand visited by scores of honeymooners in winter. Binsar and
Chakrata are up-and-coming hill stations currently famous for offbeat camping opportunities. Dhanaulti
and Kanatal are arguably the most popular sites for camping in Uttarakhand. Almora is a picturesque hill
station and a perfect alternative for Nainital. If you’re aching to try paragliding in Uttarakhand, then
Pithoragarh is the best to be. Jageshwar, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet, Chamoli, Chamba, and Lansdowne are
other famous places to visit in Uttarakhand in summer.