Summer is the season of long vacations and Uttarakhand is one place you must visit. The mountainous state is nestled in the lap of Himalayas. There are many amazing places to visit in Uttarakhand. You can escape summer exploring snowcapped mountains, glaciers, swift rivers, lakes, trekking trails, hill stations, scenic view points, etc. Here in this blog we will discuss about the 10 most interesting places to visit in Uttarakhand in summer.
The City of Lakes, Nainital is a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand. Forget summers here, as cool breeze of the Naini Lake keeps the weather pleasant. Go boating in the lake, in fact you can also try yachting. Get to the Tiffin Top or Snow View for amazing views of the mountains. Hop on the ropeway or ride a horse. Pay a visit to the Nianad Devi Temple, Governors’ House and the Pant Zoological Park. Go shopping for candles and wooden crafts.
India's ski resort, Auli is amazing even in summer. Escape the heat and enjoy the scenic environs, pleasant weather and amazing adventures. Ride to Auli from Joshimath on the cable car. Walk around the meadows and the artificial lake. Auli is one of the top places to visit in Uttarakhand in summer.
The lush environs of Ranikhet makes it one of the best places to visit in summer. The hill town is blessed with pristine pine and conifer forests which overlooks snowcapped peaks. Spend a relaxing holiday here. Golfing, trekking, nature walks and fishing at Bhalu Dam are some pleasures. The beautiful scenery and the blissful weather are more than enough for a wonderful time.
The lake town of Bhimtal is one of the unexplored treasures of Uttarakhand. Spend a summer vacation on the lake shores away from the chaos of cities. The town enjoys the sprawling views of mountains. Boating and fishing are popular activities. Do not miss to pay a visit to Bhimeshwar temple. The small town bliss of Bhimtal makes for an amazing summer holiday in Uttarakhand.
Snuggled in the lap of Himalayas, along the banks of River Ganga, Rishikesh is one of the most interesting places to visit in Uttarakhand in summer. River rafting is the biggest lure. You can also go camping, rock climbing, waterfall rappelling, fox flying, trekking and also bungee jumping. Yoga, meditation and Ayurveda are available in various ashrams and resorts on the riverbanks of the town.
Corbett National Park
Would you like to see a Tiger in their own home? The Jim Corbett National Park can make your dream come true. The wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand abounds with Tigers. Summer is the perfect season to visit as the beasts wander in search of drinking water. Go for jeep safaris or on elephant’s back enjoying an up close view of nature and the wilderness. Stay at one of the jungle resorts for a thrilling vacation.
Described by Mahatma Gandhi himself as the ‘Switzerland of India’, Kausani is a picturesque hill town in Uttarakhand. Enveloped with thick pine forests, Kausani is one of the most amazing places to visit in the Indian State of Uttarakhand. Kausani Tea Estate, Bajinath Temple, Anasakti Ashram, Rudradhari Falls and Caves are some tourist delights to explore. The real charm of the hill town is mostly in its unspoilt natural beauty.
The ‘Queen of the Hills’, Mussoorie is one of the most places to visit in summer. Snuggled in the lush hills, the town is dotted with waterfalls and high lookout. Escape the city and soak in the bliss of mountains. Some popular tourist attractions include Mall Road, Cloud’s End, Gun Hill, Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, Camel’s Back Road, Tibetan Temple and Surkhunda Devi Temple. Camping, trekking, waterfall rappelling, picnic are some summer pleasures you must indulge in.
The beautiful town of Lansdowne is a charming place for a quiet holiday as it is devoid of the usual hustle - bustle of other hill stations in Uttarakhand. Visit the Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial, Garhwal Mess, Kaleshwar temple, St Marry's Church, Bhulla Tal, Tip-In-Top. Apart from relaxing, the popular things to do in Lansdowne include adventurous activities like trekking, paddling, boating, bird watching and more.
The gateway to the picturesque mountains of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is one of the beautiful places to visit in Uttarakhand. Nestled on the foothills of the Himalayas in Doon Valley, the town is scenic. Some of the tourist sites include Dehradun Forest Research Institute, Tapkeshwar Temple, Malsi Deer Park, Sahastradhara, Asan Barrage and Clock Tower. You can also enjoy adventures as there are many options of trekking, rock climbing, and paragliding available.