As the mercury rises this summer, escape to the soothing valleys of Uttarakhand for a pleasant vacation.
Choose any of the below mentioned 10 destinations of Uttarakhand for a memorable vacation this summer.
Encircled by Nanda Devi, Mana Parbat and Kamat Kamet mountain peaks, Auli is a peace paradise. Spend some moments of solitude at the banks of one of the highest man made lakes of the world, the Auli Lake or enjoy life skating through the misty mountain slopes.
Lying at the laps of the Great Himalayas, Binsar is known for the famous peaks of Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli. Unravel the mysteries of the mountains trekking through the steep mountain slopes or check out the rich flora and fauna of the region at the Binsar sanctuary.
The breathtaking natural beauty of Munsiyari attracts nature lovers to this quaint hamlet of Uttarakhand. The five peaks of Panchachuli and the Ralam glacier are dream destinations of trekkers.
Located at an altitude of 2270 metres, Chakrata is the destination for tourists who want to be far from the maddening crowd. Inhale some fresh air walking under the cool shadows of rhododendron, coniferous and oak trees.
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Sattal derived its name from the region’s seven interconnected lakes, located at an altitude of 1370 metres. This place is a bird watcher’s paradise.
A hidden jewel of Uttarakhand, Jeolikot is blessed with the bounties of nature. As you walk through the orchards of peach, plum, pears and valleys of bright flowers, colourful butterflies accompany you and chirps of colourful birds greet you.
Mori is loved by adventure sports lovers. Located at the banks of the Tons River, the place is famous for water rafting; let the cold splashes of water wash away your stress. The lush green paddy fields, the ancient temples and the mixed culture of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will beckon you again and again to Mori.
Abbott Mount is an abode of natural beauty with just 13 cottages. Prayers come deep from your heart as you visit the beautiful church located amidst the forests of Abbott Mount. Steal some exquisite moments of natural beauty with your photography or trek to know the unknown at this hill station. Get close to nature with fishing and bird watching.
If you are in love with the glamour of Mussoorie but want to be away from its crazy crowd, and then visit its neighbouring hill station of Dhanaulti. Get close to nature at the height of 2286 metres, amidst forests of oak, alpine and rhododendron.
Lansdowne exhibits every colour of nature. Watch the sky play with colours at sunrise and sunset over the woods of blue pine or relax boating, paddling or bird watching at the mirrored waters of the hill station.
Hence a visit to any of these 10 summer destinations of Uttarakhand will leave a mark on your memory forever.