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20 Jaw Dropping Places To Visit in Uttarakhand: The Land Of The Gods

By Architi Batra

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 3 min read

The Beautiful State of Uttarakhand is deeply rooted in its culture with holy pilgrimages & backdrops of gorgeous scenic views. These 20 Jaw dropping photographs of Uttarakhand will make you forget Switzerland. It is the perfect destination for travelers and the pleasant climatic conditions throughout the year add to its charm. These are a must on your 'places to visit' the next time you backpack to explore this ginormous land of variation & beauty. This guide curated by personal experiences is the best guide you can find to have the best experience in the state.


1. Hike & wade through ice-cold river water in mountain caves at Robber's Cave Guchhupani

2. Have the bath of a lifetime in the waterfalls of Sahastradhara, Dehradun

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 3. Visit the most gorgeous university campus of The FRI University

4. Trek in the gorgeous glaciers of Kedartal at an altitude of 4,750 meters in the great Himalaya

5. Click your aesthetics in the meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora in the UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Valley Of Flowers

6. Explore the wilderness into the unknown in The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

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 7. Visit the Sikh Pilgrimage Hemkund Sahib: The Lake of Snow

8. Have the best boat riding experience in the Naini Lake in Nainital

9. Visit the Queen of Hill Stations: Mussoorie to escape the heat

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 10. The highest man-made artificial lake in the world -Auli for snow sports

11. River rafting & other adventure sports in Rishikesh

12. Get over the super busy Kempty Falls in Mussoorie & visit this scenic wonder in Chakrata in Uttarakhand

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13. Camp in the small region of meadows and evergreen forest area that is Chopta

14. Holy Pilgrimage of Hindus, dedicated to Lord Shiva - The Kedarnath Temple

15. Places to visit in Uttarakhand has to include the forested region of wildlife - The Jim Corbet National Park for the perfect morning Safaris

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16. Visit Dhanaulti Eco Park for the comfort of huge Deodar trees around you

17. The highest Shiva temple in the world Tungnath is a place for the hardcore devotee, an ardent nature lover & the adventurous lot

18. Sit for an experience of a lifetime amidst the clouds at Cloud's End in Mussoorie

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19.  Undertake the Nag Tibba trek through the mountains in Uttarakhand

20. Cantonment town of Lansdowne for a quiet & peaceful getaway


Pack your bags and get set go these summer vacations to this heavenly state for the perfect getaway!



1. How to reach the Valley Of Flowers?
A. The closest you can get to The Valley of Flowers by road is Govind Ghat. This requires around an 11 hour drive to Joshimath from Dehradun, then another one hour to Gobindghat. From Gobindghat it is a 13-kilometer (8.1 miles) trek along a steep, narrow, but well-defined mountain trail to base camp at Ghangaria.


2. What other adventure sports apart from River-Rafting can you enjoy in Rishikesh?
A. Some electrifying adventure sports to try in Rishikesh: 
    1. Bungee Jumping
    2. Giant Swings
    3. Flying Fox
    4. Mountain Biking
    5. Cliff Jumping
    6. Rock Climbing
    7. Parasailing
    8. Ride Hot Air Balloons


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