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10 Reasons Why you Should Plan a Trip to Uttarakhand

Updated on September 17, 2015

The reckless city life has made us so depressed that dulness of the daily routine does not allows us time to replenish. So if you are planning to head on a vacation just take some time and think about visiting Uttarakhand. The charming environs, lush green fields and the salubrious weather of Uttarakhand has never failed to convey the mortals for a refreshing retreat. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Uttarakhand for once -:

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Here Are The Reason Why Everyone Must Visit Uttarakhand Once in Lifetime


Nature at Its Best

Uttarakhand state is famous for its scenic beauty and picturesque landscape. You will be allured by the view of Sun kissed peaks, the verdant forests and the playful birds chirping in ecstasy. If you are a nature lover you must visit Mussoorie which is famously known as "The Queen of Hills" because of it's unparalleled natural beauty. Other scenic places include Pangot which is a bird watchers paradise. It is a home to more than 150 species of colorful birds whose melodious voice preludes the air. Abott Mount, Almora, Bhowali, Binsar, Chakrata, Chamba and Champawat are other must visit places in Uttarakhand. The best time to visit these places is in spring season as you can see beautiful Himalayan flowers blossoming on the mountains.

The Soothing Climate

The frequently changing climate of Uttarkhand always comes up with new surprises everyday. The comforting weather and the freshness of the breeze makes the ambiance serene. One can feel eternal bliss as nature and weather are in harmony with each other. At night the fresh wind blows off the worries of the disturbed soul and sings a lullaby until you fall asleep. You can plan a trip to places such as Dharchula, Didihat, Dwarahat, Kanatal and Lansdowne which have enticing weather that bewitches everybody. If you want to beat the heat of the scorching Sun you can visit these places or spend chilly winters in the hills.


Culturally Rich State

At Uttarakhand you can find people belonging to various communities like Garhwali, Jaunsari, Nepali, Kumauni, Marcha etc who showcase the beauty of their culture through dance, music and art. The blend of rich culture and traditions of different communities can be seen at Haldwani, Rudryaprayag, Haridwar and Rishikesh. You will be allured by the dialect, local cuisine, lifestyle and handicrafts items of Pauri, New Tehri and Kumaun. You can also take photographs of the candid moments spend with the local people.

Peace and Tranquility

One of the best reason which constantly pulls visitors towards this heavenly abode is the peaceful aura of Uttarakhand. One cannot be left untouched by the calm surrender of this heavenly place. People who visit Uttarakhand often talk about the quietude and tranquility they felt here. Experience bliss in the serene vistas of Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Khirsu and Harsil where your soul will find contentment.


Perfect Destination For Newly Weds

At Uttarakhand one can see green pastures of land, meadows and orchards that are laden with ripe cherries, plums, apricots, apples and juicy oranges. It is an ideal honeymoon destination for the lovely couples as it offers serene trails at Ranikhet where couples can go for long romantic walks along the flowering boulevards. Couples can also admire the beauty of cascading waterfalls at Chakrata, enjoy boating on the emerald green lakes of Nainital and have a sweet escape to Mussoorie.

Less Populated

If you are a wanderer in search of peace or a person seeking solitude from the weary life this place is a treat for you. Uttarakhand is comparatively less populated than other tourist destinations of India. If you want to have a narrow escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life you must visit places like Khirsu and Harsil. You can feel absolute peace amidst undulating terrains of Chaukori, Didihat and Gwaldham.


Perfect Place To Quench Your Adventure Thirst

The mountainous terrains, snow clad peaks and perennial rivers of Uttarakhand offers recreational activities for the adventure enthusiasts. One can have a jaw dropping river rafting experience at the turbulent rapids of river Ganges in Rishikesh and camp on the silvery sand beaches at night. You can also enjoy skiing at the snow clad peaks of Auli and go for sightseeing to picturesque places such as Chamba, Kanatal and Mussoorie. Camp in the wilderness of Jeolikot and go for an exciting trek to Valley of Flowers. Have a heart throbbing jungle safari at Corbett National Park where you can spot myriad animal species. Feel rejuvenated at the exotic spas and yoga centres of Rishikesh, which is also known as "The Yoga Capital of India".

Nature Everywhere

The picturesque place is relatively undiscovered than other tourist destinations of India which makes it less polluted . While you await your stay at places such as Lohaghat, Ramgarh and Munsiyari you will breathe in pollution free air. You shall not find clouds of smoke and plastic waste littered every where unlike other cities as people are very much concerned about conserving the natural beauty of their place. Your ears will not be exposed to continuous honking of the vehicles and your mind will be at peace; drifting carelessly in thoughts.


And Lastly Because its ''The Abode of Gods"

Uttarakhand is truly an abode of gods which has various sacred shrines and religious places that are visited by a large number of devotees for spirituality and wellness. Places such as Jageshwar, Gangolihat, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Hem Kund Saheb and Patal Bhuvaneshwar are visited by millions of devotees each year. If you are longing for spirituality and peace you must visit the holy places of Uttarakhand.


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      Pragati Chauhan 2 years ago from Dehradun

      Thank you so much :)

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      anshuman katoch 2 years ago from shimla

      hey pragati, I see you have added pics now. Great hub. voting it up :D

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      Pragati Chauhan 2 years ago from Dehradun

      Thank you!

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      Jasmeet Kaur 2 years ago from India

      nicely written.. thanks for sharing.. voted up!!