Top 10 Places to Visit in Uttarakhand


Uttarakhand is covered by Tibet and Nepal border. Uttarakhand is divided into two major parts Garhwal in the north, and Kumaon in the south. Mountains, forests, snow-covered mountains make Uttarakhand a perfect destination for trekking. Uttarakhand is a package for tourists with mountains, snow, and natural beauty. Uttrakhand is all about feeling because its beauty cannot be described in words. It is given the name Devbhumi. It is the place where Ganga and Yamuna originated. Famous four Dhams Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri. Here are some top 10 places to visit in Uttarakhand.

Top 10 places to visit in Uttarakhand

1. Rishikesh

top 10 places to visit in uttarakhand

The ancient Temples and exotic places to eat makes Rishikesh a famous tourist spot in Uttarakhand. Activities like Trekking, River rafting, and camping are the adventure activities that you can do in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is also known as the Yoga capital of India. The Lakshman Jhula is a very famous Hanging Jhulan that connects two villages Jonk and Topavan. It is believed that Lord Lakshman(brother of Lord Ram) crossed the river Ganga through this way. The Jhula is hanging at the height of70 feet. lakhs of tourists come to visit the Jhula. People enjoy walking on the Jhula, as it keeps on shaking. The Lakshman Jhula has become the must place to visit in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is famous for spirituality, adventure, Ghats, and Temples.

Places to visit in Rishikesh

  • Lakshman Jhula
  • Parmarth Niketan
  • Shivpuri
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • Rajaji National Park

How to reach Rishikesh

  • Nearest Airport-Jolly Grant Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station-Rishikesh Railway Station

2. Dehradun

Dehradun is the present capital of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is one of the must-visit place in Uttarakhand.  Forest Research Institute campus in Dehradun is the major attraction of Dehradun. Best place for shopping for local crafts, pretty woolens, and handlooms. If you visit Dehradun, then you must try the local Garhwali food.

Places to visit in Dehradun

  • Har ki Dun
  • Robber’s cave
  • Mindrolling Monastery
  • Topavan Temple
  • Tapkeshwar Temple
  • Maldevta
  • Bali Pass
  • Kadarkantha Trek
  • Rupin pass trek

How to reach Dehradun

  • Nearest Airport-Jolly Grant Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station-Dehradun Railway Station

3. Nainital

Nainital is the best place for a holiday in the summer. Boating in the lake is a famous activity here. Lake is surrounded by the local market for shopping. You will find local food like Momos, which is a must-try dish if you visit Nainital.

Places to visit in Nainital

  • Naini Lake
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Mall road Nainital
  • Snow viewpoint
  • Tiffin Top
  • Nainital Ropeway
  • Naina peak
  • Astronomical observatory
  • High altitude zoo

How to reach Nainital

  • Nearest airport- Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
  • Nearest railway station- Kathgodam

4. Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the famous national parks in India. You will find 500 species of birds and 300 types of trees in the park. It is a wildlife sanctuary, which you should visit. Jim Corbett Nationa park was established in 1938. People get attracted to see Royal Bengal Tigers. You will get a Jeep safari to explore the park.

How to reach Jim Corbett national park

  • Nearest Airport- Dehradun airport
  • nearest railway station-Ramnagar

5. Auli

Auli offers you an amazing view of the Himalayan Ranges. Also, it is the best place for Honeymoon. Auli is a very famous hill resort in the Himalayan ranges. Apple orchards, pine trees, and snow-capped mountains are the major attraction of Auli. Auli(the skiing destination of India) is a famous place to spend your holidays. It is also believed that Shankaracharya visited this place.

Places to visit in Auli

  • Trishul peak
  • Skiing in Auli
  • Trekking in Auli
  • Rudraprayag
  • Kwani Bugyal
  • Chenab Lake

How to reach Auli

  • Nearest Airport-Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun
  • Nearest Railway Station-Haridwar railway station

6. Kedarnath

Kedarnath is located in the Garhwal Himalayan Ranges. Kedarnath is one of the four major Dham of Hinduism. One of the most famous temples in India. Kedarnath Temple can only be reached by trekking. Temple is open only for six months and is closed for another 6 months because of heavy snowfall.

Places to visit in Kedarnath-

  • Kedarnath Temple
  • Chandrashila
  • Chorabari Lake
  • Bhairavnath Temple
  • Syalsaur

How to reach Kedarnath-

  • Nearest Airport-Jolly Grant Airport
  • Nearest Railway station-Rishikesh

7. Tungnath

top 10 places to visit in uttarakhand

Tungnath is the highest Temple of Lord Shiva in the whole world. It is the starting point of the Chandrashila Trek. Tungnath is located at a height of 3600m from sea level. A most famous spot for trekking. People from all over the country come to visit the highest temple of Lord Shiva.

Places to visit in Tungnath

  • Tungnath Temple
  • Chndrashila Trek
  • Ukhimath
  • Deori Tal

How to reach Tungnath

  • Nearest Airport-Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
  • Nearest Railway station- Rishikesh railway station 

8. Haridwar

top 10 places to visit in uttarakhand

Haridwar is a very popular Hindu pilgrimage in India. The spiritual capital of India. Haridwar is mostly visited by Hindu people to worship. It is also said to be one of the seven holiest cities in India. Haridwar is located at the banks of River Ganga. People believe that taking a bath in Har Ki Pauri will relieve you of all your sins. Every evening devotees come together for Ganga aarti. Haridwar is also famous for its local food.

Places to visit in Haridwar

  • Ganga Aarti
  • Chandi Devi Temple
  • Bharat Mata Mandir
  • Mansa Devi Temple
  • Vaishno Devi Temple
  • Kumbh Mela
  • Pawan Dham

How to reach Haridwar

  • Nearest Airport- Dehradun
  • Nearest Railway station- Haridwar

9. Lansdowne

top 10 places to visit in uttarakhand

Lansdowne was found by the British Viceroy. If you want to relax away from city life and pollution, then Landsdowne is the best destination. Lansdowne is the heaven for bird watchers. 

Places to visit in Lansdowne-

  • Bhulla lake
  • St. John’s Church
  • Bhim Pakora
  • Jungle Safari
  • Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
  • camping in Lansdowne
  • Hawaghar

How to reach Lansdowne

  • Nearest Airport-Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun
  • nearest Railway station-Kotdwar

10. Chamoli

Chamoli is also known as Adobe of Gods. Chamoli is famous for Temples and shrines. It is an ideal place for adventure and pilgrimage. You can visit Chamoli anytime during the year. You should not miss the local Garhwali food if you visit Chamoli

Places to visit in Chamoli

  • Valley of Flowers
  • Kalpeshwar
  • Brahmatal Trek
  • Nandprayag
  • Rudranath
  • Badrinath
  • Mana
  • Gopeshwar

How to reach Chamoli

  • Nearest airport-Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
  • Nearest Railway station-Rishikesh 

These were some top 10 places to visit in Uttarakhand.

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