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Traveling to a hill station is always a mesmerizing experience. India is a diverse country, with diversity in religions, castes, and language. Not just that, the land of this nation is distinct as well, blending each element of nature from beaches to hills and desserts to forests, India in itself is mini earth. Since the diverse country of India has several hills and mountains as a crown that sits on the top of its map so, it is worth exploring the crown of India, its hill stations. Whenever we talk about hill stations in India, the very first name that comes to our mind is the majestic land of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand presents us with its treasure of enchanting hills and mountains. You get to choose from many places to explore in Uttarakhand itself, that it will end up being a big confusion as to which place to visit and which not. So, if you are someone who is seeking an escape to the land of Gods, Uttarakhand then, we have exactly what you need. We have prepared a list of places that you must not miss on your next trip to Uttarakhand. Excited? Well, then keep calm and read the whole article to know more.
Did you know? Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is known as the Yoga capital of the world.
Dehradun is truly mystical with its scenic view of the Gangotri river and Himalayan ranges. The land of Dehradun is pure beauty and so are the people living there. Dehradun is a place of culture and a peaceful lifestyle. It will take you 5 hours to reach Dehradun by road via Delhi. you can visit this majestic land any time of the year you want except for the monsoon season. The nights are as pretty as the days in Dehradun and you must try the delicious local street food. You can also buy some pretty handworks and mementos for your loved ones during your stay in the serene environment of Dehradun.
Rishikesh, as mentioned above, is known as the Yoga capital of the world. The spiritual connection of Rishikesh makes it even more special. You can get that perfect shot on the Lakshman Jhoola, a famous bridge that swings to and fro. You can also visit ashrams in Rishikesh to engage your soul in a peaceful environment, not just that, you can even go for trekking and several water sports to feed you, adventurous soul.
Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations among the tourists visiting Uttarakhand for its majestic beauty and welcoming environment. It is just 33km away from Dehradun and 278 km away from Delhi. It is a perfect place to go on your honeymoon as well as a vacation with friends and family. Some of the best places to visit Mussoorie is the refreshing Kempty falls, popular mall road for street shopping, enjoy the camelback ride to enjoy the nature at its best, and don't forget to have the tasty Maggie in the chilling environment of Mussoorie.
The land of beautiful lakes, Nainital surely is a must-visit on your exploration tour to Uttarakhand. the name Nainital is derived from Naini means nine and Taal means lake, justifying the presence of nine lakes here. You will have the most pleasing experience while going for a boat ride amidst the scenic beauty of Nainital. Some of the most popular places to visit in Nainital are the emerald-colored lake called Naini lake, a mango shaped lake, you may also walk around the lush green forests to feel peace within and outside yourself.
Auli is truly a snow paradise on earth, lying near the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand. It provides you with perfect skiing conditions especially, from January to March. So, if you are into skiing make sure not to miss this amazing opportunity to visit Auli this holiday season. Auli is just 13 hours drive from Delhi if you are looking for a journey by road. You can also visit the Nanda Devi national park, located near the trekking location of Kuari pass. It is a complete package for an adventure enthusiast and nature lover as well.
Haridwar is known for its spiritual values and is also known as a "gateway to god". The divine land of Haridwar is popular among Hindu pilgrims and it is believed that one can get rid of all the sin just by taking a dip in the holy river of Ganga. If you visit Haridwar then make sure to not forget to visit the "Choti wale Dhaba" to taste the delicious "Bedmi poori with spicy Aloo ki Subzi".
Uttarakhand makes sure to not let down the wildlife lovers with a variety of flora and fauna in the jin Corbett national park. The national park is located in the district of Nainital in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand. the lush green beauty of nature would surely take your heart away. You can explore the national park riding in a jeep or you can opt for elephant back ride as well. You will find 600 diverse species of birds and animals and 488 types of plants and trees, making it a paradise for the wildlife enthusiast. Also, make sure not to forget carrying a camera to capture the best sight.
Did you know? the national park was found by a hunter who later turned into a conservationist.
Who wouldn't love to be amidst a valley full of colorful flowers? The valley of flowers national park is some of the most beautiful places to get that perfect profile picture and selfies. You can find 300 different varieties of alpine flowers to provide you with the most picturesque views. The best time to visit the flower paradise is from June to October to enjoy trekking in such a beautiful location.