Offbeat Places In Uttarakhand That Are A Hidden Gem Altogether

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With tourist clawing all the popular hill stations in the lap of Himalayas and jostling it with crazy noises, its really necessary to break the monotony and head to a place that is least discovered and is still distant from the maddening crowd. India is a vast country and has numerous such places that are yet to be discovered by the people. Bored of all those cliche hill stations in the north? Want a little adventure in the serene Himalayan valley? Here is a list of 5 offbeat places in Uttarakhand that you must visit if you are planning a secluded holiday amidst the beautiful Himalayan meadow and landscape this year.

A timeless beauty in the lap of Himalayas, this place is rich in culture, high on beauty and picturesque location and has no connection with the stereotypical life that we live today. Located on Jhandi Dhar hills, it is 33 kilometre north of Almora district in Uttarakhand. A stay in Binsar is incomplete without visiting the Binsar wildlife Sanctuary that provides you with a great collection of flora and fauna cover. You can easily see the four Himalayan peaks, Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Shivling and Trishul from this beautiful valley.

Photo of Binsar, Binsar, Uttarakhand 263628, India by Deepti Divya

Ever visited the place that can lead you straight to your dreamland? If not, then visit Chakrata. The most extraordinary hill station in Uttarakhand, full of alpine trees that falls en route to Dehradun via Mussoorie besides Vikasnagar. An ordinary hill station, not so ordinary when it comes to travellers seeking for peace and tranquility. When in Chakrata do not forget to visit Deoban which provides an amazing view of the Himalayan range driving you speechless. You can also pay a visit to Chilmiri Neck at the military quarters that is sure to take you in a state of trans with its exotic view. If you want to dip your feet in the holy waters, then do not forget to visit Chinta-Haran Mahadev Mandir which is said to share its history with the Mahabharata period. You can also camp at Kanasar, if you are seeking an escape from the jostling hotel crowd.

Photo of Chakrata, Chakrata, Uttarakhand 248123, India by Deepti Divya

Popularly known as Mini Switzerland, Chopta is a small region of meadows and evergreen forest resting hidden in the state of Uttarakhand. One of the most scenic offbeat place to visit in Uttarakhand, Chopta is a place that suits all the pockets. A number of budget friendly treks are available from the village that will take you the unexplored regions of the Himalayas. A clear view of the mesmerizing world and an occasional brush with the clouds is a common attraction of the place. Lying adjacent to Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, it is an unspoiled trekking destination offering you trekking trails to Chandrashila Peak and Panch Kedar Temple. The varied flora and fauna cover gives you a perfect reason to snow trek in winters and enjoy the panoramic views of Himalayas, far from the maddening crowds of the city.

Photo of Chopta, Chopta, Uttarakhand 246419, India by Deepti Divya

Located at a distance of 19 kilometres from Pauri, this hill station is yet another hidden beauty in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. A little hamlet in the heart of Himalayas, Khirsu can be reached within 12 hours via car from Delhi. Covered all around by forest, this little place gives you a majestic view of some of the spectacular ranges of Himalayas. Mostly known for its trekking trails, Khirsu is a backpackers paradise as it is cheap, easily accessible and offers pristine beauty throughout the year. Visit the templeof Ghandiyal Devta which boasts of some amazing views and has done full justice by providing their devotees just the right amount of peace wrapped in the terrific beauty of nature. Do not forget to carry your camera if you want to capture some amazing moments for your Himalayan Album.

Photo of Khirsu, Khirsu, Uttarakhand 246147, India by Deepti Divya

Known as trekker's paradise, Munsiyari is sure to spoil you with its vivid landscape and beautiful vantage points. You can trek to Milam, Ralam and Namik Glaciers, the Nanda Devi Temple, Khalia Top, Khalika Pass, Chiplakot Bugyal and Birthi Falls. Munsiyari bears witness to the journey across the ancient salt route of Tibet. Visit the legendary Mehsar Kund that offers a magnificent view of the surrounding landscapes which includes the region's favourite Panchauli in particular. Pay a visit to Tribal Heritage Museum at Nanasen Village to delve into region's history and heritage. You can also camp in the surrounding meadows or go rafting in Gori Ganga. A perfect place to quench your thirst both as an adventure seeker and a solace lover, Munsiyari still remains a s one of the least discovered places in Uttarakhand and should be on your priority list if you are planning a trip to offbeat places in Uttarakhand.

Photo of Munsyari, Munsyari, Uttarakhand 262554, India by Deepti Divya

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, put on those traveling shoes and gear yourself up for that enormous amount of adventure and loads of scenic beauty to discover on your next trip to Uttarakhand.

Happy Tripping!!

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