A beautiful hill station at its best

Uttarakhand Tourism

A divine land of Garhwalis and Kumaonis
Tourism in Uttarakhand

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  • Himalayas
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  • Hills

About Uttarakhand Tourism

Pilgrims overcome their demons and adventurers conquer their fears in this blessed land. With a well-planned itinerary of Uttarakhand tourism, travelers can visit to some of the most beautiful landscapes of the country. The solitary sadhus and rishis meditated in higher elevations that are now visited by spiritual seekers to restore their sanity. The British made several summer retreats in Uttarakhand that are now transformed into holiday towns frequented by honeymooners throughout the year. The state has long been a fancy of travellers of all kinds. Some of the most beautiful tourist places in Uttarakhand are awaiting your arrival.

History of Uttarakhand

Being also called as the ‘Dev Bhoomi’, i.e. the ‘Land of the Gods’, this place has mentions in the old age puranas. The history of Uttarakhand is divided basis Garhwal and Kumaon regions. Hence, the difference of their history and culture can vary. Carved out of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2000, Uttarakhand is a millennium state with traditions dating back to ancient Hindu epics. Mythologies run deeper here than rivers in the valleys. After the tragedy of June 2013, authorities are doing their best to make travel in Uttarakhand safer.

Culture of Uttarakhand

Nature is a perfect remedy to balance the human senses. Garhwalis and Kumaonis have stark differences in their culture, but they share a common bond of the Himalayas. The Garhwal division is dotted with several Hindu temples and visited by thousands of devotees in summer. Garhwal is also home to the headwaters of two of the most sacred rivers in India: the Ganges and Yamuna. The Kumaon division is speckled with sparsely populated hamlets and hill stations awaiting their next batch of honeymooners every season. Be it Garhwal or Kumaon, the hills of Uttarakhand can heal any weary soul. And thus, local folks who love simple living are now accustoming to the benefits of tourism in Uttarakhand.

Char Dham in Uttarakhand

Char Dham of Uttarakhand comprises a tour to four holy sites, including Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Though, each site has its own history, yet one can be amazed to find how all the four sites are connected together and form a sacred tour. As one embarks on a strenuous tour of these hilly trails, they can get to cherish some blissful moments that connect them with the supernatural power. As the place got better connectivity and infrastructure post Indo-China war of 1962, one can easily hop on to these holy abodes and have a hassle-free experience.   

Adventure in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is also finding its place among best destinations of adventure tourism in India. Bungee jumping in Rishikesh, paragliding in Pithoragarh, boating in Nainital, skiing in Auli, trekking to Kedarnath, jeep safari in Jim Corbett National Park, temple hopping in Haridwar, and camping in Kausani are some of the most popular things to do in Uttarakhand. With a perfect blend of forested regions, rocky cliffs, and undulated terrains, an adventurous soul can get satiated, for sure.

Trekking in Uttarakhand

So, if yoga and meditation is not your cup of tea, you can paddle your way to glory when rafting season in Rishikesh is under way. Kauri Pass, Bedni Bugyal, Har ki Doon, Gangotri Glacier, Deorital, and Roopkund are some of the most rewarding treks in Uttarakhand. Dotted with some of the most spectacular hill stations, such as Nainital, Kausani, Mussoorie, and Dehradun, this state is a real treat for adventure seekers.

Tourism in Uttarakhand is all about perilous pleasures. The state of Uttarakhand seems to have holiest of holy Hindu pilgrimages, silky meadows on treeless hills, snow-covered mountains towering above glacial lakes, and Raj-era hill stations. Lofty mountains, quaint hamlets, unspoilt culture, and clear night skies will make you want to linger a little longer in Uttarakhand. A bevy of tourist attractions in Uttarakhand can make your vacation of any duration worthwhile.

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  • Uttarakhand ( 2D & 1N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 2,800/-₹ 3,080/-

    • Rishikesh
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  • Uttarakhand ( 2D & 1N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 5,499/-₹ 6,043/-

    • Jim Corbett National Park
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  • Uttarakhand ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 5,999/-₹ 6,827/-

    • Jim Corbett National Park
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  • Uttarakhand ( 2D & 1N )

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    ₹ 7,500/-₹ 8,333/-

    • Rishikesh
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  • Uttarakhand ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 7,999/-₹ 8,695/-

    • Haridwar
    • Badrinath
    • Rudraprayag
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  • Uttar Pradesh ( 8D & 7N )

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    ₹ 9,999/-₹ 11,363/-

    • Haridwar
    • Sitapur
    • Badrinath
    • Pipalkoti
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  • Uttarakhand ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 10,500/-₹ 11,538/-

    • Lansdowne
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  • Uttarakhand ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 11,500/-₹ 12,637/-

    • Rishikesh
    • Mussoorie
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  • Uttarakhand ( 7D & 6N )

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    ₹ 12,999/-₹ 14,285/-

    • Haridwar
    • Barkot
    • Uttarkashi
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  • Uttarakhand ( 5D & 4N )

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    ₹ 16,000/-₹ 17,582/-

    • Mussoorie
    • Rishikesh
    • Haridwar
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  • Uttar Pradesh ( 12D & 11N )

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    ₹ 22,000/-₹ 23,913/-

    • Haridwar
    • Barkot
    • Uttarkashi
    • Sitapur
    • Badrinath
    • Srinagar Garhwal
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  • Uttarakhand ( 7D & 6N )

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    ₹ 23,000/-₹ 24,971/-

    • Nainital
    • Kausani
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  • Uttarakhand ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 24,999/-₹ 27,777/-

    • Auli
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  • Uttarakhand ( 8D & 7N )

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    ₹ 24,999/-₹ 27,173/-

    • Haridwar
    • Mussoorie
    • Ranikhet
    • Kausani
    • Nainital
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  • Uttarakhand ( 8D & 7N )

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    ₹ 27,000/-₹ 30,000/-

    • Dehradun
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    • Mussoorie
    • Dhanaulti
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  • Uttarakhand ( 8D & 7N )

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    ₹ 29,000/-₹ 32,222/-

    • Dehradun
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    • Mussoorie
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  • Uttar Pradesh ( 11D & 10N )

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    ₹ 31,999/-₹ 36,363/-

    • Haridwar
    • Barkot
    • Uttarkashi
    • Sitapur
    • Badrinath
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  • Uttarakhand ( 11D & 10N )

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    ₹ 37,499/-₹ 42,613/-

    • Nainital
    • Mussoorie
    • Dhanaulti
    • Jim Corbett National Park
    • Kausani
    • Ranikhet
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  • Uttarakhand ( 2D & 1N )

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    ₹ 2,700/-₹ 2,967/-

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    ₹ 2,700/-₹ 2,967/-

    • Rishikesh
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Places To Visit In Uttarakhand

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  • Shantikunj In Haridwar

    Shantikunj is located in the holy city of Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated on the bank of the holy river Ganga and between the Shivalik ranges of the Himalaya. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Haridwar and also for people who are seeking spiritual guidance. Shanktikunj Haridwar is consid...

    • Religious Tour
    • Vegetarian Food
    • Homestay
    • Family Special
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  • Santala Devi in Dehradun

    Snuggled between the lush forests of Santur Garh, Santala Devi Temple is a religious attraction located at a distance of about 15 km from downtown Dehtradun. Also, referred to as Santaura Devi Temple. Perched atop a cliff at a height of about 2083 meter along the right bank of Nun Nandi, it is one of the most sought-after p...

    • Sightseeing
    • Temple
    • Religious
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
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  • Kainchi Dham in Nainital

    Kainchi Dham is a pilgrimage center situated at the foothills of green forested Kumaon Hills in Uttarakhand.Astonishingly, Kainchi Dham gets its name “Kainchi” because of two sharp hairpin bends on the road to the Kainchi Dham Ashram. Kainchi Dham weather remains pleasant throughout the year. Kainchi Dham weather is cool an...

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  • Mukteshwar Temple in Nainital

    One of the best places to visit around Nainital, the Mukteshwar Temple has a strong religious connection with the Hindu culture. The temple is situated at an altitude of 2286 meters above the sea level in the lap of the magnificent Kumaon hills. However one has to cover some about 50 kilometers distance from Nainital to vis...

    • Sightseeing
    • Religious Tour
    • Historical Sites
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  • Tibetan Market in Nainital

    Situated near the beautiful Naini Lake, The Tibetan Market in Nainital is one of the most famous shopping destinations for tourists as well as for local people. The Tibetan Market in Nainital has gained its recognition owing to the sale of the unique “Tibet” products which reflect the culture and traditions of the Tibetan p...

    • Sightseeing
    • Shopping
    • Ideal for families
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Things To Do In Uttarakhand

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

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  • Boating in Bhimtal

    Nainital, or commonly known as the city of lakes is one of the best gifts that nature has given us. Scenic hills, snow capped mountains, chirping birds, rocky terrains, soothing climate are some of the clauses that would be sufficient to describe the aura of the destination. Among the top things to do after visiting Nainita...

    • Adventure
    • Boating
    • Nature
    • Lake
    • Sightseeing
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  • Trekking at Guano Hills in Nainital

    It has been rightly said that if you have visited Nainital and not gone on a trekking at Guano hills, then your trip is incomplete. Located amidst the lap of nature, a plethora of scenic mountains and rocky snow capped hill tops are just some phrases, to sum up about Nainital. But the explicit beauty of nature can be truly ...

    • Sightseeing
    • Adventure
    • Bird Watching
    • Trekking
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  • Ashrams in Haridwar

    Haridwar is a place known for its sacredness that is best symbolized by the number of ashrams in the Ashrams at the place. It is one of the top tourist and pilgrim destinations ever visited on earth with a worth witnessing diversity and the aura. The Ashrams here are home to saints and other pure souls who live, meditate an...

    • Sightseeing
    • Religious Tour
    • Ideal for families
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  • Ayurvedic Treatments in Haridwar

    Haridwar is home to ancient methods of healing that are increasingly being welcomedfor promoting positive health, preventing diseases. The influence of supernatural powers is such that it tends to build stronger beliefs in yoga. The city has a wide range of yoga activities which include yoga classes held as camps. Before yo...

    • Relaxing
    • Ayurvedic Massage
    • Therapeutic massage
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  • Trekking in Haridwar

    Haridwar is seen as the doorway to the different world nearer to god, nature and inner peace. Other than the eminent mythological and religious importance of Haridwar, the place has an amazing bunch of treks for the young blood.

    Based around the nature-rich Shivaliks, Haridwar treks magnetize travelers and devotees not ...

    • Adventure
    • Nature
    • Trekking
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How to reach Uttarakhand

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By Air

There are two domestic airports in Uttarakhand. The Jolly Grant Airport (DED) in Dehradun is located 22

kilometres from the city centre. It is served by regular nonstop flights from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai,

and Chennai. Alliance Air, IndiGo, and Jet Airways provide commercial flights to and from Dehradun.

Pantnagar Airport (PGH) serves as a gateway to hill stations like Nainital, Ranikhet, and Almora. The

distance between Jim Corbett National Park and Pantnagar Airport is about 120 km.

By Train

Reaching Nainital or Dehradun by rail is the cheapest and perhaps the most convenient way to visit. The

train station in Kathgodam, 35 km from Nainital, is the last terminus of the North East railways.

Kathgodam train station has rail connectivity with Delhi, Dehradun, and Howrah (Kolkata). Trains to

Dehradun railway station come from Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab. Jan

Shatabdi Express, Dehradun Express, Doon Express, and Nanda Devi Express are major trains serving

Uttarakhand.

By Road

One of the main reasons to visit the hills in Uttarakhand is the joy that comes from the time spent on the

road itself. The state has more than 1,328 km of national highways and 1,543 km of state highways. The

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation runs around 1000 buses in and out of the state.

Haridwar and Rishikesh are connected to Delhi by NH 34 and NH 7 passes through Dehradun with

Badrinath. Highways 109 and 309 interlink Nainital, Almora, and Jim Corbett National Park. The

proposed Char Dham Highway will connect all four major pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand. Taxi rentals

are available in all major travel destinations in Uttarakhand.

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    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      1. Hotel did have arrangements for proper breakfast 2. There was no proper hot water 3. Packaged drinking water were not provided 4. Wifi didn't like work for the entire trip 5. TV didn't work as set top box was not recharged!!
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      Two of the hotels provided did not have wifi despite promised. The driver did not have idea that he was also our guide. I suppose he had the itinerary, but would need to be pushed in following the same. The Clarissa resort in Corbett was very sub standard for prize we had paid. It was a good trip but could have been better.
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      Laluuj

      Mumbai, 8 days ago

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      I had the pleasure of taking a trip planned by travel triangle,it was very well planned,staff was very helpful,my friends and i enjoyed very much and i would like people to give them a chance if they really want very helpful and organised trip. Tea in the mountains and weather was awesome....bonfire and music with friends was best.
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      Vermasandy

      Delhi, 13 days ago

    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      Hotel in Nainital wasn't as expected. it was way out of Nainital. I thought it will be in city.
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      Swapnil Zambare

      Pune, 18 days ago

    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      Awesome Trip with beautiful landscapes and amazing weather. Full marks to our driver (Mr. Ram Ratan). Camp location is mesmerizing and facilities are ok but the food is really good. Apple Trees near the camp make it really special. Activities came along the camp can be improved. FRIENDS + WEATHER + AMAZING DRIVER = LOTS OF FUNN....
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      Delhi, 18 days ago

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      Trip was excellent!!!!! We had very good hotels n very good driver too...thanks trip birbal and travel triange
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      All over experience was good and our tour coordinator is also very supportive and humble..
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      Sunny Tiwari

      Bikaner, 22 days ago

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      The trip was nice but trip sailor did not told the camp that we were reaching there and due to that we had some problems there at the camp. Though it was sorted out. Tehri dam... Banana ride ..
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      Kumarakash

      New delhi, a month ago

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      Brought some good memories back from this trip.. Anil from Virat Tourism was very helpful in organizing and planning the trip. He was reachable through out the trip and was taking our feedback. Trip was awesome and planned nicely by Virat Tourism. It was not hectic and was able to cover all the spots without any rush. Thanks to Anil for all the support.
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    FAQ's of Uttarakhand

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    There are many items and handicrafts one can pick up in Uttarakhand such as wooden handicrafts, rice and tea items, woolens, strawberries, handmade accessories and cherries and apples. 

    Yes, permits are required for certain treks in Uttarkhand and tourists can find out all the necessary infromation beforehand from the tourist office. The permits can also be availed from the tourist office after submitting ID proof and photographs.

    Uttarkhand is completely safe for tourists as there is heavy security and precautionary measures in place all around. As a cautionary safety measure, tourists should avoid staying in hotels that are built on the flood plains of a river and shoudl avoid driving during the rainy season as there could be landslides. Apart from this, Uttarakhand is a delightful destiantion to enjoy a holiday in.

    Tourists can find several authentic tasty dishes in Uttarakhand like: Bal Mithai is a chocolate-like fudge, made from roasted khoya and coated with white sugar. Dubka is made from different kinds of lentils which are ground and made into a curry-like dish and flavored with different spices. Chains is a dish made out of whole urad that are roasted, ground and made into a soup. Kaap is prepared with spinach leaves that are made into a paste and then cooked. Jhoi is a dish that is seasoned with curry leaves and curd.

    The off-season in Uttrakhand is from April through September during the monsoon season when the prices fall and tourists can avail heavy discounts on their tour packages.

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