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Best visiting place in Uttarakhand 1.Dehradun- Dehradun is one of the beautiful and popular city of uttarakhand and it is the capital of uttarakhand Don’t miss the beautiful Forest Research Institute campus in Dehradun.The colonial building is very picturesque. They are open between 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. Shop for pretty woollens handicrafts handlooms juices jams jellies and clothes in the local market. Don’t forget to try out the delicious Garhwali food at the local restaurants. Plan a trip between March to June to beat the summer heat as the weather is pleasant. Dehradun includes various Puranic stories and cultures. It is mentioned in the Ramayana that Lord Rama along with brother Lakshmana came to the area after defeating Ravana the Rakshasa king of Lanka. The area is also linked to Dronacharya the guru of the Kauravas and Pandavas in the Mahabharata. The area of Rishikesh is mentioned in the Skanda Purana as having been given to rishis sages by Lord Vishnu after killing the asuras Madhu-Kaitabha and their companions who tormented the rishis. Ancient temples statues and archaeological remains have been found at the sites in and around the area that are mentioned in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. These remains have been dated to be approximately 2000 years old. 2. Mussoorie – Among the most popular places to visit in Uttarakhand Mussoorie is popularly known as The Queen of the Hills Don’t miss the stunning Kempty Falls near Mussoorie. Walk through the winding lanes of the tiny town and explore its beauty. Also try your luck in spotting resident author Ruskin Bond who enjoys a stroll through the markets Mussoorie

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is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is about 35 kilometres 22 mi from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km 180 mi north of the national capital of New Delhi. The hill station is in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. The adjoining town of Landour which includes a military cantonment is considered part of „greater Mussoorie‟ as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani. The pin code for Mussoorie is 248179.2 Mussoorie Hill Station View of Mussoorie from the top of Gun Hill View of Mussoorie from the top of Gun Hill Nicknames: Queen of the Mountainscitation needed Queen of the Hills Mussoorie is located in UttarakhandMussoorieMussoorie Location in Uttarakhand India Coordinates: 30.45°N 78.08°E Country India State Uttarakhand District Dehradun Elevation 1880 m 6170 ft Population 2011 • Total 30118 Languages • Official Hindi1 • Other Garhwali English Time zone UTC+5:30 IST PIN 248179 Vehicle registration UK 07 UK 09 Mussoorie is at an average altitude of 1880 metres 6170 ft. To the northeast are the Himalayan snow ranges and to the south the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges. The second highest point is the original Lal Tibba in Landour with a height of over 2275 metres 7464 3. Nainital Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations of India. It is famous for its lake after which it is named.Nainital also known as Lake District of Uttarakhand is named after the goddess Naina Devi. It is located around Naini Lake in Uttarakhand. If you are planning to feel tourism of Nainital the best time to visit there in between May to July the summer time in India. The sparkling Naini Lake offers a grand boating ride which is unmissable. Things to do: Shop for woollens handicrafts jewellery and soveniour in the shops on Mall Road. If you love adventure then there are options for trekking. . Best time to visit: Nainital has good weather throughout the year but people mostly come to this hill station between March to June. The weather in Nainital is quite pleasant. Summers are mildly warm and temperatures may reach 22 °C. During winter temperatures may be sub-zero. The town receives snowfall during December and January. 4. Rishikesh Things to do: A thrilling white water rafting in Rishikesh is an experience of a lifetime and is one of best things to do in Uttarakhand. Looking for a diving experience take a dip in the holy Ganga and feel spiritually cleansed with the divine experience. Best time to visit: You can go to Rishikesh anytime you feel like a holiday however the best time to visit is from August to October.

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Rishikesh also known as Hrishikesh is a city governed by Rishikesh Municipal Corporation since October 20171 and a tehsil in Dehradun district of the Indian state Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India it is known as the “Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas” and “Yoga Capital of the World”.234 It lies approximately 25 km 16 mi north of the city Haridwar and 43 km 27 mi southeast of the state capital Dehradun. According to Census of India 2011 Rishikesh had a population of 102138 making it the seventh most populated city in the state of Uttarakhand. It is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places to Hindus.3 Hindu sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge.5 Rishikesh City Rishikesh view and 13 storey Shiva temple across Lakshman Jhula bridge over the Ganges Rishikesh view and 13 storey Shiva temple across Lakshman Jhula bridge over the Ganges Nicknames: Yoganagari Rishikesh is located in UttarakhandRishikeshRishikesh Location in Uttarakhand Show map of Uttarakhand Show map of India Show all Coordinates: 30°06′30″N 78°17′50″E Country India State Uttarakhand District Dehradun Municipality 1952 Named for Hrishikesha Government • Type Mayor–Council • Body Rishikesh Municipal Corporation • Mayor Anita Mamgain BJP • Municipal Commissioner Chatar Singh Chauhan IAS Area • Total 11.5 km2 4.4 sq mi Elevation 372 m 1220 ft Population 2011 • Total 102138 Urban Agglomeration • Rank 7th • Density 8851/km2 22920/sq mi • Male 54446 • Female 47672 Languages • Official Hindi • Other Garhwali Time zone UTC+5:30 IST PIN 249201 Telephone code +91- 135 Vehicle registration UK-14 Literacy 2011 86.86 • Male 92.21 • Female 80.78 • Rank 2nd Sex ratio 2011 875 ♀ / 1000 ♂ In September 2015 the Union tourism minister Mahesh Sharma announced that Rishikesh and Haridwar will be the first in India to be given the title of “twin national heritage cities”.6 Due to the religious significance of the place non-vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly prohibited in Rishikesh.7 The city hosts the annual International Yoga Festival on the first week of March since 1989.89 5. Haridwar

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Haridwar is the Pilgrim center of Uttarkhand and Ayurveda city Popular as a Hindu pilgrimage Haridwar is one of the most visited places by the spiritual people. A trip here during your Uttarakhand holiday should be a part of your itinerary. Take a dip in the holy Ganga and also enjoy a serene boat ride there. Eat the delicious local food to get a real feel of the place. Best time to visit: Though summers are hot it gets pleasant here once the sun sets. The best time is between the cooler months of August to October 6. Jim Corbett National Park Jim Corbett National Park which is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve a Project Tiger Reserve lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Go on a jungle safari and spot the exotic animals. Let’s say bird watching is what you like then plan a trip in winters and if you want to spot the animals then summer is the best time though it will be hot there. The magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park Corbett has the glory of being India‟s oldest and most prestigious National Park. It is also being honored as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of the Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers. 7. Ranikhet Ranikhet meaning Queen‟s farm is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples undulating Himalayan hills and forests.

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Ranikhet is the most beautiful place and hill station to visit Tour the British Era buildings here found in plenty. There are also a host of beautiful temples in and around Ranikhet which is very charming and should not be missed. 8. Auli Auli is a ski destination in Chamoli district in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand India. Auli also known as Auli Bugyal in Garhwali which means “meadow” is located at an elevation of 2500 metres 8200 ft to 3050 metres 10010 ft above sea level. After the creation of the state of Uttarakhand formerly part of Uttar Pradesh Auli was marketed as a tourist destination. Auli lies on the way to the Hindu pilgrimage destination of Badrinath. It is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests with a panoramic view of the peaks of the Himalayas. The slopes are intended for both professional skiers and novices. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited GMVNL a state govt agency which takes care of this resort and Uttarakhand Tourism Department conduct winter sports competitions at Auli to encourage skiing in India. It has a 4 kilometres 2.5 mi cable car a chairlift and a ski lift along with a maintained trek route. There is a training facility of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. A small Hindu temple connected with the Hindu epic the Ramayana is also present. GMVN conducts a 7 days and 14 days skiing course at Auli and special provisions for day tourists are also available. The conditions for skiing are perfect at Auli. A 500mts long ski-lift and an 800 m long chair-lift links the upper and lower slopes.The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited takes care of this resort and they have imported snow beater to maintain slopes. Walking through the misty slope provides one with the imposing spectacles of some of the lofty mountain ranges like Nanda Devi Mana Paravat and Kamat.

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A trip to the beautiful Chattrakund lake should be on your places to see here. Things to do: Auli is the skiing and snowboarding hub of India. You can try your hand at skiing here. There are different courses to learn the sport. Try your lick at mountaineering here and you will have an unforgettable experience. 9. Chamoli Chamoli is also known as the “Abode of Gods’. This beautiful town is well-known for its lovely shrines temples and charming Garhwali traditions. Chamoli is also the town known to spark the famous ‘Chipko’ movement. Chamoli is a blessed place where the beauty of nature combined with fascinating culture is found in profusion. Apart from being dotted with temples all across the village this beautiful place is also renowned as the birth place of Chipko Movement. Enriched with flora and fauna this village offers mesmerizing panoramic vistas that will take your breath away. Mana a neighbouring village is also power packed with nature and many Hindu shrines while offering some amazing trek trails.

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