North Indian City Guide - Uttaranchal
Formally known as Uttrankhand, the state is regarded as the Land of the Gods. With its mountain peaks covered with temples and other holy shrines, Uttrankhand is a place for historians and spiritual seekers alike.
Uttaranchal - North India
Dehradun : Uttrakhand’s capital, Dehradun is a scenic hill station with picturesque locations and the view of the Ganga flowing from the Himalayas makes for an enchanting stay. Another hill station, Mussoorie, is also located near Dehradun.
Nainital : In a valley surrounded on all sides by hills and pristine forests is the city of Nainital which attracts a lot of visitors all year around owing to its spectacular sights and pleasant climate. The boating in the Lake at Nainital is a marvelous experience.
Rishikesh : For the adventurous soul, Rishikesh is the ideal destination. Located near Haridwar which is a land filled with the mystic touch of spiritual energy, Rishikesh offers all of its travelers a variety of things to enjoy.
Binsar : One place which should not be passed by nature lovers is Binsar. Situated amidst the surroundings of a wildlife sanctuary, Binsar offers majestic views of various temple, valleys and the famed Kedarnath. Located close to the Himalayan Mountains, this place speaks for itself when it comes to nature’s beauty.
Auli : Situated alongside the Badrinath temple, Auli is a famous winter escape and offers a magnificent view of the Himalayas. The view of the snowcapped mountain ranges is sure to take one’s breath away.
Must visit places :
Munsiyari : Every biker thinking of a perfect route for a trip should not pass over Munsiyari. This place is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and gives a spectacular view of the mountains. This is a popular place where biking activities are held all around the year.
Chakrata : A small town, specifically suited for the traveler seeking a serene and silent destination, is Chakrata. With only a minimal number of residents and houses this places offers all the peace away from the busy life of the city.
Kanatal : Situated in the town of Mussoorie, Kanatal resides quietly on the Chamba to Mussoorie road. The village offers view of the mighty Shivalik Mountains and beautiful pine forests. On a trip to Uttrakhand, Kanatal makes for the perfect weekend getaway.
Things to do : Corbett Tiger Reserve, Naini Lake and Chandrisilla Peak.
Best time to visit :
The summers make the best time to visit Uttrakhand. Monsoons are found to be giving a refreshing feel for a vacation.
How To Reach :
Airways : The Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is an international and domestic airport that connects with the rest of the world.
Railways : The railroad in the country is famed all over the world for its connectivity to all the major cities and towns and hence, rail transport is easily accessible from anywhere in the country to Uttrakhand.
By road : The state is well connected by road froom all the other cities and towns in the country.
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