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Rishikesh – 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 – 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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Dhanaulti Hills – Uttarakhand

Dhanaulti Hills – Uttarakhand

One among the many popular hill stations in Uttarakhand is a hill station called “Dhanaulti”. This hill station is located on the Mussoorie-Chamba road about 24 km away from Mussoorie and 31 km from Chamba. Dhanaulti is known for its extremely serene atmosphere and natural beauty.

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Chopta – Uttarakhand

Chopta – Uttarakhand

The beauty of Chopta a small town in the state of Uttarakhand is so overpowering that it is often compared to Switzerland. A lethal combination of lofty mountains and lush green landscapes is what makes Chopta a perfect tourist destination.

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Binsar Hills – Uttarakhand

Binsar Hills – Uttarakhand

Binsar is a charming hill station located in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Over the years Binsar has become a popular tourist destination. The major reason being the presence of “Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary”.

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Badrinath – Uttarakhand

Badrinath – Uttarakhand

A group of four pilgrimage sites constitutes what is known in Hinduism as the “Char Dham pilgrimage”. And one amongst the four sites is a site called Badrinath in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. This is also one destination that Lord Shiva is supposed to have once lived before he was displaced by Lord Vishnu to […]

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Auli Hills – Uttarakhand

Auli Hills – Uttarakhand

Auli a beautiful hill station located in the Himalayan Mountains in Uttarakhand in the Garhwali language is also called “AuliBugyal”. This hill station is located at an altitude of 2500 to 3050 above sea level. It is known for its beautiful natural beauty and for its ski resorts.

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Almora – Uttarakhand

Almora – Uttarakhand

Possessing a population of 35, 513, and located at an altitude of 5,387 feet above sea level is a scenic town in Uttarakhand called Almora. The name of this picturesque town is derived from a plant called “Kilmora” found in this region. Apart from its natural beauty, this town is also considered to be the […]

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Abbott Mount – Uttarakhand

Abbott Mount – Uttarakhand

Amongst the beautiful Kumaon Himalayas which overlooks the Himalayas (the world’s longest mountain range) lies a tourist hotspot called Abbott Mount. With Abbott Mount providing for a magnificent view of the Himalayas this spot is certainly a treat to one’s eyes. The development of this truly wonderful holiday destination was undertaken by a British man […]

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