6 Road Trips From Delhi to Uttarakhand for Breath-Taking Views of the Mountains

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As we grow up, time becomes more valuable than money. We are constantly on the look for the fastest way possible to reach our destinations. We hop on into an aeroplane and miss all the beauty that would be offered to us on the road. Although long, road trips are journeys that not only give you gorgeous views but also memories of a lifetime with your friends and families. Here are the 6 best road trips that you can take from Delhi to Uttarakhand picturesque views of the mountains.

Wake up to beautiful sunrises (c) Airbnb

Photo of Totam, Uttarakhand, Inde by Karishma Shaikh

A hidden gem of Uttarakhand, Totam is a place that is not crawling with tourists. Clouds floating above the mountains and the fresh crisp air whistling in your ears is the speciality of Totem. Rains add an extra charm to the already existing beauty of Totam. Totam is 274 Km from Dehradun and you could stop at Nainital, Haldwani and Jim Corbett National Park on this road trip.

Stay at one of the homestays of Totam to completely indulge yourself in the Kumaoni culture and enjoy the lip-smacking cuisine. Start your cars and hop on to see the unique beauty of Uttarakhand on this road trip.

Distance from Delhi - 310 km

Surrounded by mountains and you will be spoiled for views (c) EaseMy Trip

Photo of Marchula, Uttarakhand, Inde by Karishma Shaikh

A beautiful offbeat destination, Marchula is nestled in the Ramnagar town of Uttarakhand. A destination that is not so famous amongst the tourists, but winning hearts of nature lovers with its untouched natural charm and peace. The cute little village is located on the banks of River Ramganga and is one the most offbeat locations to explore near Jim Corbett National Park. Delhi to Marchula is 300 km, surrounded by mountains and you will be spoiled for views.

Unfortunately, there are no hotels or homestays in Marchula but the locals love opening their homes for travellers. If you are looking for something more comfortable, you could stay at Ramnagar that is only 35 km from Marchula.

Distance from Delhi - 285 km

The perfect weather throughout the year makes it an ideal destination (c) Travel Cafe

Photo of Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand, Inde by Karishma Shaikh

Located at a distance from the crowded Nainital, Naukuchiatal is a place for people who are looking for tranquillity. As the name suggests, the nine-cornered lake is the highlight of this destination. The road trip will take you through lush green mountains and into the lap of nature. The perfect weather throughout the year makes it an ideal destination for your next road trip.

There are many hotels and homestays in Naukuchiatal where you could stay.

Distance from Delhi -244 km

Katarmal Sun Temple (c) Char Dham Yatra

Photo of Katarmal, Uttarakhand, Inde by Karishma Shaikh

A place that is unheard of by many travellers, Katarmal is a tiny village that is located in the Kumaon Divison. To arrive at Katarmal you will pass through emerald-green forests lush with foliage. Katarmal is also known for the historical Sun Temple or the Surya Temple built in the 9th Century by a Katyuri King exhibiting the ancient architectural style. Katramal is also 12 km from Almora, which should be added to your list too.

Almora is where you will find many homestays and hotels for the night.

Distance from Delhi – 358 Km

Hidden treasure of Gwala Kote (c) Trippin' With Suchayan

Photo of Gwala Kote, Uttarakhand, Inde by Karishma Shaikh

On the way from Almora to Kasauni, you find this hidden treasure of Gwala Kote. It is a tiny village situated in between two mountains and next to the Kosi River. So take a stroll next to the gushing river and in the arms of mountains. You could also stop by at Ranikhet and Kausani when visiting Gwala Kote.

Almora is where you will find many homestays and hotels for the night.

Distance from Delhi – 393 Km

The quite hamlet of Binsar (c) Uttarakhand Tourism

Photo of Binsar, Uttarakhand, Inde by Karishma Shaikh

Binsar is a quiet hamlet hidden away in the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand. If you are looking for some quiet and peaceful time away from the city, Binsar is your answer. Enjoy a weekend amidst the hills of Binsar. As you ride up the mountains, they surprise you with their ever-changing beauty.

There are many hotels and homestays in Binsar where you could stay.

Distance from Delhi – 418 Km

The experience of a road trip is unmatched. Add mountains that overlook your path, rivers that gush at your arrival and crisp air that sings you songs of long lost tales, and you are in Uttarakhand. Get ready for the sceneries that will surely astound you. Let me know if you embark on one of these road trips.

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