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Uttarakhand Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Uttarakhand

Rightly termed "Devabhoomi" or the "abode of the Gods", a tour to Uttarakhand reveals the exotic secrets of nature, while enriching the visitors to the land with a culture that is one of the richest in the world.

  • Valley Of Flowers in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand At a Glance
  • Capital City:Dehradun
  • Average Climate:12°C - 22°C
  • Best Time to Visit:All Year Round
  • Major Airports:Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun
  • Ideal Durations:2 to 15 Days

Uttarakhand Travel Guide

Devbhoomi Uttarakhand is a state that one can easily fall in love with. The rich sub-Himalayan plains give way to the mountains of the Garhwal and Kumaon areas. Uttarakhand offers limitless opportunities for tourism and adventure. There is something for everyone.

The surreal landscape comprising the lofty Himalayas, glistening streams, eye-catching meadows, imposing glaciers, and surreal lakes make Uttarakhand a coveted tourist destination in the Indian Himalayas. Uttarakhand tourism offers plenty of sightseeing, adventure, and wildlife-viewing opportunities. Dotted with sacred Hindu temples and trekking trails, this North Indian state is a travel destination. Along with seeking the blessing of the Almighty, one can indulge in adventure and recreational activities.

So without further ado, start scrolling to know all about Uttarakhand to plan your trip efficiently.

Key Information About Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Tourism Information
Local Language In Uttarakhand Garhwali, Kumaoni, Hindi
Uttarakhand Also Known As Land of Gods
Transport In Uttarakhand Bus, Taxi, Cable Car
Area 53,566 Square Kilometer
Uttarakhand Is Famous For Hindu pilgrimage sites
Best Time For Uttarakhand Tourism March to April and September to October
Things To Do In Uttarakhand Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Trekking, Boating, Wildlife Safari

Uttarakhand Climate

March to April and mid-September to mid-October are considered the best time to visit Uttarakhand. Trekking, paragliding, and the Char Dham Yatra are the most popular activities during the summer, which is also the peak season in Uttarakhand. At the same time, the winters from November to February are perfect for rafting in Rishikesh and wildlife spotting in Jim Corbett. 

Some parts of Uttarakhand, like Mussoorie and Nainital, experience snowfall. However, visiting Uttarakhand during the monsoons in July to August is not advisable as an all-year-round destination. However, the Valley of Flowers is picture-perfect during the monsoon season.

Uttarakhand Geography

About 53,483 square kilometers comprise the entire geographical location of Uttarakhand, of which 86% are mountains and 65% are forested. The Greater Himalayan Mountains, with their lofty Himalayan peaks and glaciers, encompass most of the state's northern regions, offering breathtaking Uttarakhand view. 

Flora and fauna of Uttarakhand have many species. The famous animals found in Uttarakhand include tigers, snow leopards, leopards, bharals, and rare plants, that live in the diverse habitat of the Himalayas. In addition, the Ganges and the Yamuna, two of India's major rivers, are born in the glaciers of Uttarakhand and are nourished by a vast network of lakes, glacial meltwater, and streams.

How to reach Uttarakhand?

Two domestic airports in Uttarakhand connect you with major cities in the country. One is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, the central point for reaching various cities in Uttarakhand. Another domestic airport in Uttarakhand is the Pantnagar Airport, which connects you to nearby places to visit in Uttarakhand and significant hill stations. 

Major cities are connected to Uttarakhand and some hill stations by rail. Trains to Dehradun make their way to and from important places. If you want to go by road, you can contact Indian Holiday to offer a private transfer to Uttarakhand.

Places to visit in Uttarakhand

The abundant flora and fauna, beautiful hill stations, great wildlife sanctuaries, majestic peaks, tranquil lakes, holy rivers, and embracing culture are great attributes you experience in Uttarakhand. The places in this beautiful state has interesting stories attached, thus, the history of Uttarakhand will help gain insight into the culture as well. There are a lot of places to visit in Uttarakhand that, include:

  • Nainital
  • Chardham (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath And Kedarnath)
  • Bhimtal
  • Ranikhet
  • Mussoorie
  • Almora
  • Dhanaulti
  • Munsiyari
  • Lansdowne
  • Kausani
  • Lohaghat

Uttarakhand tour packages 

Introducing you to the most enticing Uttarakhand tour package, Indian Holiday immerses you in this city's eclectic mix of cuisines, customs, and people. You can browse a wide range of tours offering comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and expert guides from the comfort of your couch. 

Our team of experts carefully curates and organizes Uttarakhand packages for you to have the best experiences in this hill station. While browsing the Uttarakhand holiday packages, you can occasionally avail of various unbeatable discounts to get a sweet deal on a booking.

Experience in Uttarakhand 

A land of unspoiled beauty, magnificent temples, plentiful wildlife, and numerous adventure sports are found in Uttarakhand. In the state, there are countless intriguing activities to do that will make your trip memorable. Uttarakhand offers various activities, including hiking along stunning routes, paragliding, riding on ropeways, and attending the renowned Ganga Aarti in Haridwar. 

You can choose between quaint, eccentric hill hamlets and commercial tourist hill destinations for a holiday. The overall experience of Uttarakhand will leave you mesmerized, as the activities offered here are one of a kind. 

Faqs about Uttarakhand Tourism

Q: Why is Uttarakhand famous for tourism?

Uttarakhand is one of the most diverse states in India. It offers a perfect melange between flora and fauna housing some of the rare species. Uttarakhand boasts a variety of places where tourists love to spend some time. Here are some of the prominent reasons that would make Uttarakhand famous for tourism.

The most important reason that counts for the popularity of Uttarakhand tourism is the presence of char Dham and other important temples.

  • Rishikesh- The yoga capital of the world is located in Uttarakhand. This city offers a rejuvenating trip to the visitors with the help of ashrams giving meditation and yoga classes. People can also enjoy the Ayurvedic treatment for relaxation.
  • Haridwar- This is one of the most visited places in India by the pilgrims. Temple hopping and offering prayer to the lord is something that delights the visitors. Not to forget the grand Ganga Aarti that happens every day.
  • Uttarakhand is blessed with places like Almora, Binsar, Jageshwar that have pristine natural beauty and delightful attractions.
  • Malsi Deer Park, Rajaji National Park, Corbett Tiger Reserve; are a few of the important wildlife reserves in the state. Wildlife enthusiasts enjoy multiple trips to such places.
  • Be it the water or adventure activities, Uttarakhand has it all. From white water rafting to high-level trekking trails, adventure enthusiasts get it all.
  • Needless to say that Uttarakhand has some of the best and most visited hill stations, some of which are still offbeat.
Q: What are the famous cities in Uttarakhand?

All the cities, towns, hamlets, hill stations of Uttarakhand are splendid and unique in their ways. Here are some amazing places you can plan on visiting next in the land of gods:

  • Best hill stations- Nainital, Mussoorie, Ranikhet, Mukteshwar, Mussoorie, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, and Auli
  • Best places for adventure lovers- Rishikesh, Nainital, Auli, Chopta, Lansdowne, Pangot, and Harsil
  • Best places for Nature Lovers- Valley of Flowers, Dehradun, Munsiyari, Chakrata, Patal Bhavaneshwar, Pangot, Almora, and Kanatal
  • Best pilgrim places- KarnaPrayag, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Nainital
Q: What are the Uttarakhand tourism guidelines?

Some of the important guidelines for visitors wanting to visit Uttarakhand are given below:

  • Tourists must have an RT-PCR or they should be vaccinated with double dozes. And the doses should have been a minimum of 15 days ago.
  • The inbound visitors should register themselves before entering the state. They can register on the smart city web portal of Dehradun.
  • The people of Uttarakhand traveling intracity would not have to show any kind of report.
  • People who wish to go for a trek will have to follow the stringent rules that the government or the officials ask them.
  • Visitors wanting to go for their Char Dham Yatra should check the latest guidelines here!
Q: What is the famous food of Uttarakhand?

Like any other state of India, Uttarakhand is also a great place for food lovers. It has a different taste and style of making the same dish you get in many other places. Here are some of the famous food items of the state.

  • Non Vegetarian dishes- Garhwali Bhuna Mutton, Pahadi Chicken
  • Vegetarian dishes- Sisunaak Saag, Chudkaani, Dubke, Baadi, Aaloo ke Gutke, Phaanu, Aloo ka Jhol, Chainsoo
  • Sides and starters- kheerein ka Raita, Kumaoni Raita, Bhang ki chutney, Thechua
  • Sweet dishes- Singori, Gulgula, Arsa, Jhangore ki Kheer
Q: Which are famous hill stations in Uttarakhand?

The famous hill station in Uttarakhand are:

  • Nainital
  • Mussoorie
  • Bhimtal
  • Naukuchiatal
  • Auli
  • Mukteshwar
  • Lansdowne