Best 10 Hill Stations in Uttrakhand

Uttrakhand is the heart of India’s beauty when it comes to rating the nature and the hill stations to sit back, enjoy the serene environment and stay stress free. The cities in the state bring the person into the cradle of freshness and away from the daily grind of his life. Here is a list of 10 places in Uttrakhand you can detox and create unforgettable memoirs for life.

Hill stations to visit in Uttrakhand

The following gives a crisp and bang on list of the most beautiful hill stations in Uttrakhand that you would want to make a part of your bucket list.

Dehradun

Of the must visit places in the North India, Dehradun is the city one cannot miss. The city of joy in terms of its cultural and ancient pride is still the city which runs in the British era. Jeweled in the lower Himalayas, the capital of the state Uttrakhand, it is one of the most looked for family holiday destination. Visit anytime of the year and it will be your most memorable trip!


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How to reach Dehradun: The best way will be to catch the airways. The rails reach Dehradun from Delhi. The roadways are adventurous and as usual absolutely enthralling!

Places to visit in Dehradun:

  • Robbers cave
  • Tiger Falls
  • Forest Research Institute
  • Indian Military Academy
  • Mindrolling Monastery

Things to do:

  • Visit the streets of the city, the market, shop around and enjoy the warm food.
  • Pay a visit to the the Indian Military Academy.
  • Do air sports like para gliding, para sailing to name a few in Dhanaulti.

Rishikesh


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A place located at the confluence of the rivers Chandrabhaga and Ganges embracing the hills and an absolutely beautiful weather the whole year. The place gives you a vibe of religious, adventure, nature freaks and a famous honeymoon destination of GenY. The beautiful destination is often referred to as the Yoga capital of the country.

How to reach Rishikesh: The place is absolutely distance friendly for our even adventurous Dilli walas. It is best accessible by road because you want to enjoy the escalating beauty of the hills as you climb up. The taxis also provide good offers and do give offers to stay with you during your trip, what else one wants?

Places to visit:

  • Triveni Ghat
  • Laxman Jhula
  • Ram Jhula
  • Bharat Mandir
  • Neelkanth Mandir

Things to do:

  • The place which is pilgrimage center, let the aura of the temples of god and goddesses touch your souls and enjoy the serenity of the place.
  • Once you are done with your mind calming and listening the sound of silence away from the bustling crowd do visit the sport activities in the white waters.
  • Sports activities like white waterrafting, cliff jumping happens in and around the city and is a must do.

Kedarnath


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Located in the Rudraprayag district, the temple of Kedarnath, none for its sanctity and resistance to difficulties it has faced in its time of standing. It’s a place to be with your family, to meditate together. Here people together and pray amidst the surreal beauty of Uttrakhand.

How to reach: The most convenient way and take direct taxis/buses to Kedarnath (about 8 hrs).

Places to visit:

  • Kedarnath Temple
  • Shakaracharya Samadhi
  • Chorabari Lake

Things to do:

  • Just a place to pray and spend time with your family in the pure and beautiful surroundings.
  • Enjoy the surreal beauty and the famous parshad of the most important pilgrimage of Hinduism Amidst the hills and its cradle of angels.

Badrinath


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In Chamoli district of Uttrakhand, and one of the four important sites of Char Dham, Badrinath is again one ultimate religious stress busting place to be with your family. Gaurded by the mountains Nar and Narayan the Neelkanth peak provides a splendid backdrop to the temple.

How to reach:
The most convenient way would be to take direct taxis/buses to Kedarnath (about 8 hrs)

Places to visit:

  • Badrinath Temple
  • Hot springs
  • Neelkanth peak

Things to do:

  • Just a place to pray and spend time with your family in the pure and beautiful surroundings.
  • Sports activities like white water rafting, water activities to name a few.
  • The pilgrimage is itself one hell of a trek. If you would left with energy, a must do trek to the Neelkanth peak ia recommended.

Kangra Valley


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Located in the western province of Punjab administratively in Himachal Pradesh, the valley an asset to the state surrounded by Dhauladhar mountain ranges has many beautiful destinations around it. The area occupies the lower riparian fields of the river Beas. Religiously, adventurous charging place making last on the list but not the least.

How to reach: The most convenient way would be to take direct taxis/buses to each of these places(about 8 hrs)

Places to visit:

  • Palampur
  • Bir Billing
  • Dharamsala
  • Dhauladhar
  • Jwala Devi Temple

Things to do:

  • Breathe in the beauty and serene environment and relax.
  • Palampur is known for one of the best scenic beauties, pose beautiful and click some pictures to keep it in your pocket.
  • Bir Billing is know for some of the most amazing aerial sports, to name a few para sailing, para gliding.
  • Visit Dharamsala, the world famous monastery, the place has must do treks to Mcleodganj and has some amazing eateries.
  • After so much adventure and high amount of adrenaline in your bodies, visit Jawala Devi Mandir gain some mental strength.

Pithoragarh


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A visit to Palampur may give you an idea how this place is going to be. But wait, this doesn’t mean it is going to be the same. Uttrakhand promises your every body cell a blend of heaven and natural beauty. The place is an important halt of those who are going to the Kailash mansarovar Yatra.

How to reach: The most convenient way would be to take direct taxis/buses to this place. Rent a car or keep the taxi and go into the deep woods to experience the real surreal greenery of this place.

Places to visit:

  • Pithoragarh fort
  • Jhulaghat
  • Askot Sanctuary
  • Ralam glacier point.

Things to do:

  • This place has one of the most exciting treks to do.
  • Apart from this enjoy the scene and have some chill time in the woods.

Joshimath- Auli


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In the Northern Uttrakhand lies a beautiful resort of Joshimath and Auli. It’s a major attraction for magnificent view of the majestic Himalayas. Located at 3010 m above sea level; it has the highest and the longest ropeway after Gulmarg.

How to reach: Joshimath is about 290 km from Dehradun by road, while Delhi Dehradun have direct connecting flights.

Places to visit:

  • The Joshimath Auli valley
  • The Ropeway ride

Things to do: The place has an excellent mountain views and serene view points. It is famous for the second longest and highest ropeway. The place is famous for excellent ice skiing facilities available. In the summer enjoy the moderate weather while in winters experience the snow and a lovely ride in the valley!

Nainital


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One of the most famous tourist destinations of India continues to be the most looked for places in Uttrakhand hill stations. The city is located around Naini Lake and surrounded by the hills of Uttrakhand like a string of pearls. If you are planning a weekend get away from the hustle bustle of the urban life this is the place you are searching for, short, sweet and soothing.

How to reach: The most convenient way would be to take direct taxis/buses to this place. Rent a car or keep the taxi and go into the deep woods to experience the real surreal greenery of this place.

Place to visit:

  • Nanini Lake
  • Snow view point, Tiffin Top
  • Eco cave gardens
  • Thandi Sadak
  • Lands end

Things to do:

  • The place is good place for a family hangout, or a cozy couple weekend getaway.
  • Enjoy small rides and activities in and around the lake.
  • Visit the Naina Devi temple, and look out for happiness in small thinsg.
  • Spend time with your loved ones in and around the city in the markets, parks and points.

Mussourie


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Located few miles from the very much mesmerizing town of Dehradun, Mussourie is often referred to as the Heart of beauty of Uttrakhand. Competing with the urban settlements, the town still flanks the beauty is has protected from over the years of rule of British. It continues to attract tourists and remains the hotspot.

How to reach: The most convenient way would be to take direct taxis/buses to this place. Rent a car or keep the taxi and go into the deep woods to experience the real surreal greenery of this place.

Places to visit:

  • Camel’s Road, The Mall Road
  • Mussourie lake
  • Kempty falls
  • Gun Hill
  • Jwalaji Temple
  • Christ Church

Things to do: The place has some awesome scenic beauties and excellent sporting activities. The surroundings are fun filled and a perfect place for a weekend getaway and spend some quality time with your family.

Munsiyari


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The place located at the foothills of Himalayas is a perfect painiting of an artist. The nature is the vanguard of the beauty that it beholds. The place is famous for it trek, skiing and other blood rushing sport activities. It is the place to attain ultimate peace, so much peace that you might attain moksha (kidding).

How to reach: The nearest airport is Pantnagar airport about 249 km and near railway is Kathgodam, however the most convenient way from Delhi would to take road. Rent a bike or a taxi or a minibus and enjoy the road trip!

Places to visit:

  • Birthi Falls
  • Panchauli Peak
  • Maheshwari Kund
  • Nanda Temple
  • Trek at Dhanadhar Ridge

Things to do: Trek and do a lots of sporting and enjoy the scenic beauty.

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