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Tourism in Uttarakhand

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Best Time To Visit Uttarakhand

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Uttarakhand can be visited any time of the year. While destinations like Nainital and Mussoorie remain reachable throughout the year, some remote valleys and higher altitudes can be hard to get to for an occasional traveller. The Jim Corbett National Park extends near lower Himalayan foothills and thereby, it experiences milder winters and heavier rainfall. For adventure activities such as trekking and paragliding, March–April and September–October are ideal months as the weather is mostly clear and temperatures are mild.

Whether you’re planning a romantic honeymoon or a spiritual journey, the best time to visit Uttarakhand is the summer season. The temperature in Uttarakhand in winter can get really low, with some places experiencing snowfall. 

It is not advisable to plan a travel during monsoon in Uttarakhand. However, monsoon season is the best time to visit Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, this is when all colourful flowers are in the full bloom. At higher elevations, there is abundant snowfall during winter in Uttarakhand. Auli near Joshimath is a popular ski resort in Uttarakhand. 

Since more than 80 percent of the state has mountainous terrain, Uttarakhand is visited by travellers looking to beat the heat of lower plains or to enjoy snowfall in Uttarakhand. The state witnesses a three-season climate pattern – Summer, Autumn, and Winter – with a short burst of spring. Dehradun, with its proximity to the river plains, has hotter and drier summer compared to alpine regions. Plenty of springs and waterfalls near Dehradun are ideal to visit in summer. The Valley of Flowers speckled with a variety of fresh blooms, wandering shepherds and nomadic tribes, and the oncoming of tourist season in Uttarakhand make the summer season worth witnessing.

Climate in Uttarakhand

Summer Season in Uttarakhand

Summer in Uttarakhand is synonymous with life. Once the flowers reach their bloom, people of

Uttarakhand indulge in all sorts of festivities and daily chores that winter puts on hold. The famous Char

Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand lasts from May to September. Early spring around mid-April is ideal for

getting the best deals on packages and hotels in Uttarakhand. So, if you’re planning a trek in Uttarakhand

or a romantic getaway, summer is the best time to visit Uttarakhand.

Monsoon Season in Uttarakhand

Monsoon in Uttarakhand lasts usually from mid-June to September. The higher Himalayan region

witnesses heavy rainfall in these months. While Dehradun, Nainital, and Rishikesh also experience strong

showers. Monsoon is a favorable season to plan a trip to Uttarakhand only if you don’t mind being wet all

the time. However, hotel prices and other costs are lower as monsoon is considered a low tourist season in

Uttarakhand.

Winter Season in Uttarakhand

Lasting from November through February, winter is the best season to visit Uttarakhand for honeymoon

and family vacations. Nainital in winter is a picture-perfect hill station to visit with your better half if

you’re looking for a rendezvous. Rishikesh – the spiritual and rafting capital of India – is visited by scores

of travellers looking to enjoy camping and white water rafting. Mussoorie and its nearby hill stations offer

all the rewards a family can ask for in a holiday. The Jim Corbett National Park in winter is another great

destination to visit as there are higher odds of spotting wildlife on a winter’s day. So, Uttarakhand in

winter is as heavenly as the Kashmir Valley.

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    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      Good Experience. I would suggest that use TravYou if you are looking to go for the Hills! Great Job Team. Especially Ruchi was very helpful, patient and helpful throughout. Keep it up! I would definitely suggest your name to my family and friends!
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      Abalabantray

      Vinoba puri, 11 hours ago

    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      We enjoyed our trip to uttarakhand. Cab driver made our tough journey very comfortable. And travel agent provided best service ever one can imagine. Had destination change for last day due to travel timming, aarav tour and travel has made that possible and provide us a comfortable journey. Thank you travel traingle and Aarav tours and travels.
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      Shah Ami

      Lodha rd, 13 hours ago

    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      We had very nice and hassle free trip. Hotels where we stayed were all excellent. Especially Tigers Pug Mark Resort was awesome. We had excellent driver.
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      Ckoushik Hg

      Bengaluru, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      services were ok but food at the camp was below average, electricity at the camp was also not up to the mark.
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      Asingledropoffaith

      Delhi, 8 days ago

    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      services were ok but food at the camp was below average, electricity at the camp was also not up to the mark.
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      Asingledropoffaith

      Delhi, 8 days ago

    • Trip to Nainital

      Nice agent and the most responsible trusted one. The car & Driver/Guide provided for the tour was Awesome. It was my first time with them and they did it all good. No problem and no complaints can be raised. I'll look forward to again go with them whenever I do Uttarakhand Tour. Nice job guys Keep it up. Thanks Travel Triangle and Travel You & Last but not least Janta Travels guy Imran Ahmed and his car LUXURY SUV MAHINDRA MARAZZO M2.
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      BUDDHADEB MAITY

      Delhi, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      As travel plan was initiated they were promised for best hotel rooms and cab facility. While first day we reached we get accommodate in different room, rather we pay very before for advance room booking. Hotel manager was said room was unavailable today so will change it tomorrow. That was very ridiculous. And cab driver was very unprofessional. On last night we were requested him to pick up us from said destination which was on hardly 1-2km from our hotel, he refused to come. That was very rude behaviour and from day one driver was influencing us to stay in dhanaulti, and discouraged us by saying that Mussoorie was not worth watching or visiting.
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      Nita Patel

      New delhi, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      Special thanks to Neernava Holidays for providing excellent phone support unlike Travel Triangle Agent, Mr Mohd Ameed. Mr Mohd. Ameed stopped responding to our calls and left supporting us in between our trip.
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      Tausif

      New delhi, 14 days ago

    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      Overall, we had a good trip. Couple of pointers: 1) There was a lack of communication from the travel agent to the driver..while he was an excellent driver and we had absolutely no issues with him, he had no knowledge of where or which hotel he was supposed to drop us. In addition to the poor network, in Chopta especially, we wasted over 2 hrs trying to find the camps. 2) The basic hygiene in the Chopta camp wasn’t taken care off..the sheets were , I suppose not changed at all and there were insects on the bed. 3) Would have appreciated a communication from your end on the basics of a mountain side trip..for example-one can only travel 20km/hr or the vehicle doesn’t reach the hotel/ camp and one needs to walk/climb up to them.. 4) The driver was really good, patient and very well versed with mountain side driving and we were very happy with his services In all, we had a memorable trip..Thank you
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      Vijyadhar

      Bangalore, 16 days ago

    • Trip to Uttarakhand

      1. Driver should be guide cum driver, but our driver many times denied to rome across the route as per litinery, he always commented there is no site seeing or this trip is waste, instead of encouraging he was completely discouraged the trip... 2. As a travel partner you has to know the safari timings, there is no safari since from last 3 months due to heavy rains, Safari arranged is only like a road trip in forest, no animals, no site seeing ..this has to be informed correctly before the planning by agent Remaininng Accomedation, food are excellent, Good support from Travyou Ruchi.. Overall Is below average
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      Gopi Krishna

      Hyderabad, 17 days ago

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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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