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10 Hillstations in Uttarakhand to spend a memorable vacation

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This summer Surya Devta is showing no mercy, the temperature is rising day by day. So why not go and chill in some hill stations where you can get escape from the hot and hectic lifestyle. So these are some Places in Uttarakhand for adventurous, peaceful and breathtaking vacation.

1. Landour

Hillstations of Uttarakhand

Landour is known for its calmness and scenic views this town is near Mussoorie. It is a peaceful place throughout the year. Ivy cottage is one of the iconic places over here because Ruskin Bond the famous writer grew up here reading and writing stories. The tall windows and deodar trees that he describes in his books can be witnessed here. One can even find foreigners learning Hindi with their tutor near the “Char Dukan” area.

How to reach:

By Road – One can walk from Mussoorie market to Landour it would be like 30-40 min walk it would be very peaceful and amazing. Another option would be to take a taxi from Mussoorie for 300 – 400 INR.
By Air – Jolly grant airport in the Dehradun is the nearest airport
By Train – Nearest railway station is at Dehradun only

Best Place to stay:

• Rokeby Manor
• The Amber
• Tabor Cottage

2. Mussoorie

Hillstations of Uttarakhand

Mussoorie is about 35km away from the capital city of Uttrakhand. One of the all-time favourite attraction Kempty Falls, it will allure you and its a must visit-place during summer and spring season. If you are an adventure lover then you can try paragliding and boating in Mussoorie Lake. Nature lovers can visit Jabarkhet flora and fauna Reserve one can witness various new species of plants.

How to Reach:

By Road – Mussoorie is 35Km away from Dehradun
By Air – Jolly grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport
By Train – Nearest railway station is at Dehradun only

Best Place to stay:

• Treeboo Royal Mansion
• Amara The High Walls
• Madhuban Highlands

3. Dehradun
Hillstations of Uttarakhand

Dehradun is one of those places where you might run out of days to stay but not out of the options to explore. One can go to the adventurous Guchupani Robbers Cave or to well-known Forest Research Institute Where SOTY was shot. For nature lovers, there are places like Rajaji National Park, Malsi Deer Park or to Dehradun Zoo and Aquarium. Dehradun is also suitable for religious people as one can visit Takeshwar or Buddha temple. All total Dehradun is a place for every kind of Traveller.

How to Reach:

By Road – Dehradun is connected by road to cities like Delhi by the NH 58 and 72
By Air – Jolly grant airport in Dehradun
By Train – Dehradun Railway station

Best Place to stay:

• Hotel Doon Castle
• Treebo Sumanglam
• Hotel Aketa

4. Nainital

Hillstations of Uttarakhand

Nainital is scintillating city situated in Kumaon foothills of outer Himalayas. The view of Naini Lake during the night is just fab and it looks like a glittering jewel of Himalayas. In the daytime, visitors can go boating in the lake. Other attractions of this place are Nainital Zoo, the zoo contains many endangered and exotic species such as Red Panda, Tibetan Leopard etc. During the winters Nainital is covered with snow and sunset looks like a glittering pearl is set on the snow.

How to Reach:

By Road – Highway NH24 is the best route to travel to Nainital
By Air – Pantnagar Airport is the nearest to Nainital
By Train – Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest

Note: A highly trained professional driver should only drive on the hills as roads are very steep and curvy.

Best Place to stay:

• Neelesh Inn
• Aamod Resort
• The Manu Maharani

5. Rishikesh & Haridwar

Hillstations of Uttarakhand

These two towns are situated near the river Ganga and are best known for its pilgrimage spots. Rishikesh and Haridwar are the best places to learn and study yoga and meditation. The main reason people visit these cities is to attain Peace and to get an escape from hustle and bustle of big towns. For adventure freak there are various sports like River Rafting, Zipline and Bungee jumping.Ram and Lakshman Jhula(Bridge) give a good glimpse from above the river. Visitors must at least once take a bath in the river Ganga without it trip to Rishikesh & Haridwar won’t feel complete.

How to Reach:

By Road – NH 58 is the best route to travel to Haridwar and Rishikesh
By Air – Jolly grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport
By Train – For Rishikesh, Rishikesh railway station is nearest
– For Haridwar, Haridwar railway station is nearest

Best Place to stay:

• Park grand
• Aalia Hotel
• Hotel Grand Shiva

6. Almora

Hillstations of Uttarakhand

Almora is known for its wildlife, culture, and cuisines But Katarmal Sun Temple
is tourist’s favourite spot. It was constructed in 9th century AD, architecture and various carvings on wall and ceiling are just unusually creative. Wildlife lovers can also go for Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary where they can see various migratory birds rare to find. Visitors can also visit the well known Golu Devta Temple also known as the god of justice. Letters are offered to god with their wishes written on it and when their wishes are fulfilled they hang a bell their thousands of bells of different shape and size can be seen hanging here. Govind Vallabh Pant Museum and Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum are also there to see artefact’s dated back to World War II.

How to Reach:

By Road – NH 24 and 87 are highways to reach Almora
By Air – Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport to Almora
By Train – Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest station

Best Place to stay:

• Hotel Milam Inn
• Parwati Resort
• Mohan’s Binsar Retreat

7. RamnagarHillstations of Uttarakhand

Ramnagar is a small town but home of tigers and nobody messes with the Tigers. Jim Corbett National Park named after hunter turned conservationist is the best place in whole Uttarakhand to witness the tiger outside the cage. Visitors can also go to Corbett Museum to check out bodies of extant species of animals that are preserved. Another interesting place to visit is Garjiya Devi Temple near the Kosi River. Here one can enjoy the calmness of the river Kosi and feeling of religiousness together.

How to Reach:

By Road – NH 121 is the perfect highway to reach Ramnagar
By Air – Pantnagar Airport is the nearest to Ramnagar
By Train – Ramnagar has its own Railway station

Best Place to stay:

• Clarks Exotica
• Aura Corbett Resort
• Maulik Mansion Resort

8. Chardham – Gangotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath, and Yamnotri

Hillstations of Uttarakhand

These 4 Dhams or in other words 4 places hold a very important role in Hindu pilgrimage for Moksh. These four places are good for religious kind of tourist who seeks peace in life. Adventure lovers can also visit these places as one can go for Rock Climbing, Skiing, Camping and etc. The views you will see here will be remembered by you for a lifetime or might change your definition of beautiful.

How to Reach:

By Road – There are different roads that lead to these dhams. Soon there would a 900 km long highway that will cover all four Dhams as planned by the government.
By Air – There is a helicopter service for every dham from Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun
By Train – Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to all the dhams

Note: A highly trained professional driver should only drive on the hills as roads are not well built and are very narrow steep .

Best Place to stay:

• Hotel Mandakini – Gangotri
• Sarovar Portico – Badrinath
• Advanta resort – Kedarnath
• The Char Dham Camp – Yamnotri

9. Lansdowne

Hillstations of Uttarakhand

Originally Lansdowne is known as kaludanda that means black hill in Garhwali. The most amazing and surprising place in Lansdowne is Bhim Pakora even it has a legendary story connected to it. Visitors can also enjoy boating in Bhullatal Lake and the surroundings around it. Tip N Top is the highest point and visitors can see beautiful Shivalik Range from here. If you are an adventure junkie you can also go for jungle safari to catch glimpse of Himalayan wilderness.

How to Reach:

By Road – NH 119 is the perfect highway to reach Lansdowne
By Air – Jolly grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport
By Train – Kotdwar is the nearest railway station

Best Place to stay:

• Chanakya Resort
• Lans Castle
• Ravine Palace

10. Chakrata

Hillstations of Uttarakhand

Chakrata is a small town surrounded by hills and is a perfect place for adventure lovers. This town is filled with activities like camping, rafting, and trekking till tiger falls. Tiger Falls is also an amazing picnic spot once you reach there you will be surrounded by Deodar trees and by amazing views. Visitors can also explore Budher Caves they are believed to be built by Pandavas and they are filled with water. Amazing isn’t it but there is more, visitors can also go to Yamuna adventure park for more Adrenaline rush. Bird Watchers can carry there binoculars and camera as there are many migratory birds in Chakrata.

How to Reach:

By Road – NH 72 is the perfect highway to reach Chakrata
By Air – Jolly grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport
By Train – Dehradun is the nearest railway station

Best Place to stay:

• High Hill MLS Heights
• Himalayan Eco Lodge Viraatkhai
• Escape Tribal Camp


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