Uttarakhand

Rishikesh – Uttarakhand

In 2015 Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma announced that “Rishikesh” a small city in the Dehradun district in Uttarakhand (along with Haridwar) will be the first to be given the title “twin national heritage cities”. Rishikesh which is another name of Lord Vishnu means “Lord of the senses”.

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Ranikhet Hills – Uttarakhand

“Queens’s Meadows” or Ranikhet is a scenic hill station located in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand. This cantonment town home to the Kumaon Regiment (KRC) and Naga Regiment of the Indian Army is located at an altitude of 1,869 meters above sea level. 

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Pithoragarh – Uttarakhand

In a valley popularly known as “Soar” located in the state of Uttarakhand lies a picturesque hill station called “Pithoragarh”. This hill station lies in the centre of four hills Chandak, Dhwaj, Kumdar, and ThalKedar and at an altitude of 1,514 meters above sea level. This hill station is famous for its magnificent natural beauty […]

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Pauri Hills – Uttarakhand

In the northern slopes of Kandoliya hills in the state of Uttarakhand lies a small hamlet called “Pauri” which is not only a popular tourist destination but also is a paradise for adventure fanatics. This village is mainly known for its lush green forest and the breath taking the sight of the Himalayas.

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Nainital – Uttarkhand

“It is by far the best site I have witnessed in the course of 1500 miles trek in the Himalayas” commented P Barron (founder of Nainital), a sugar trader from Shahjahanpur about “Nainital” a scenic hill station in Uttarakhand. This hill station is situated in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas at an altitude […]

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Mussoorie Hills – Uttarakhand

Mussoorie, a beautiful hill station located in Uttarakhand was first discovered during the British Raj by Lt. Frederick Young (belonging to the East India Company). This hill station is renowned for its exquisite natural beauty and is situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan Range.

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Lansdowne Hills – Uttarakhand

Originally known as “Kaludanda” meaning the “Black Hill”, Lansdowne is a small village in Garhwali in Uttarakhand known for its scenic beauty.  This village was named after the Viceroy of India Lord Lansdowne in 1887. A combination of a pleasant climate and romantic atmosphere is what makes this village a pure tourist delight.

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Kedarnath – Uttarakhand

The quaint town of “Kedarnath” named after King Kedar who was supposed to have ruled in Satya Yuga is located in the state of Uttarakhand in the district of Rudraprayag. This town rose to fame due to the presence of the famous “Kedarnath Temple”. This town is also considered to be one of the holiest […]

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Kausani – Uttarakhand

Yet another tourist hotspot in the country that has earned the sobriquet “Switzerland of India” (given by the great Mahatma Gandhi) due to its incomparable beauty is a hill station in Uttarakhand called “Kausani”. This hill station whose original name was “Valna” is located in the Bageshwar district.

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Haridwar – Uttarakhand

Haridwar is considered to be among the seven holiest places of worship according to the Hindu religion. It is located in the state of Uttarakhand on the banks of the sacred river Ganga. Haridwar is popular for a mela( a Hindu festival) called the Kumbh Mela which is celebrated with great style every three years.

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