Top 10 tourist places in Uttarakhand…
1. Nainitalis one of the most beautiful and hot tourist destination of Uttarakhand and north India. Nainital beauty lies within wonderful calm Naini lake. Naini lake is covered with mountain and forest of deodar , pine holding the valley in form of (Anjuli). Nainital city is populated around Naini In Nainital, you can visit round the year and its shows diffent colors of natural beauty. Around Naini lake there are many hotel, restaurant and cottages where you can stay, the view of Naini lake is amazing at at night .It is very refreshing to walk around Naini lake , there is a mood of liveliness in the air .In Nainital you can have enjoy boating, trekking, horse riding and try street food.
Mussorie is one of the all time favorite and popular getaway hill station of north india . One can visit Mussorie round the year. During the hot summers of the plains Mussorie attracts large numbers of tourist seeking a cool, leisurely and entertaining getaway ,specially from the cities of north.During rainy season all over greenery, beauty of wild flowers,mist and water springs make you mesmerized. During winter one can enjoy snowfall and have fun.Now winter carniwal is alos celebrated in December and New
Lansdowne is small unique hill station of Pauri Garhwal region,surrounded by Banj, cheer,buransh and kafal forests. The cantonment town of Landsdowne is a small, well-kept town and has maintained its british era building and bunglow .It is head quarter of Garhwal rifles. Lansdowne was a major place of the activities of freedom fighters from British Garhwal during British period.One can visit Lansdowne round the year, mist cover the place any time of the year which makes this place mesmerizing. Lansdowne is ideal place for meditation, reading ,writing walking rejuvenation mind and body and soul.Clean roads with trees around few vehicles on roads its very refreshing to walk on roads. During winter snow makes this place very beautiful, winter line is also easily visible from here. .
4.Chakrata Town and Cantonment stunningly located high in the hills above the Yamuna Valley with its military legacy and traditional colonial architecture. Chakrata is surrounded by attractive river valleys, and is covered with dense Cedar forests and remote Forest lodges. Chakrata comes under the Jaunsar region in general which is situated with its many quaint villages, unique and fascinating local culture and attractive traditional architecture. Chakrata Hill Station and Cantonment, riding high on a watershed separating two, the Yamuna and Bhagirathi river basins and Tons River and the border to Himachal Pradesh.
It is favourably located in terms of accessibility by road from Dehradun and Mussoorie via Kempty or Chamba and vikasnagar.
5.Auli is an important ski destination in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli, also known as a ‘bugyal’ or Auli Bugyal, in the regional language, which means meadow, is located at an elevation of 2500 to 3050 meters above sea level. Auli lies on the way to Badrinath. Auli is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, with a panoramic view of the lofty peaks of the greatest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas. The slopes here provide enough thrill to professional skier and novice as well.Govt conduct winter sports competitions at this place to encourage skiing in India.
Auli now boasts some of the best skiing slopes in Asia although these are still being developed The skiing season at Auli is short from January to March. Several National Ski Championships and Winter Games have been organised at the resort and in 2009. GMVN runs the resort including the accommodation as well as offering ski training courses and guiding.
Auli also boasts the Asia’s longest – 4 km – cable car (Gondola). It also has a Chair Lift and a Ski-Lift.
6.Kanatal (2590 meters)
Kanatal is a city in Uttarakhand, 78 km ahead of Dehradun and 38 km ahead of Mussoorie,12 km from Chamba. Kanatal is a hamlet built around numerous hills, a locale which personifies the romantic aura of Tehri District, Uttarakhand, State. Located on the Chamba-Mussoorie highway.With a spectacular view of the snow covered hills and the green forests, Kanatal. By virtue of the natural beauty of this place Kanatal allures many tourists every year.
7.Harshil is situated in an attractive valley on the bank of the River Bhagirathi, at its confluence with Jalandhari Gadh with a major mountain as backdrop between the river and Baspa Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Several high altitude passes connect Harsil to this valley (i.e. the Lamkhaga Pass) and are used by pilgrims from H. P .Harshil is a small quaint one-lane town with very few residents. A narrow lane runs through it along the river bed south of the town centre and is bordered on both sides by wooden houses in typical and attractive local architectural style. Harsil is located on the old caravan trail between Tibet and India and trade and marriages have flourished between the two countries since times long gone. There is also a rather large mountain tribe population predominantly using Harsil as winter base.The town is dominated by a strong army presence and a permanent army camp is based here, due to the town’s proximity to the China border.
8 Mukteshwar: 51 km northeast of Nainital town, Mukteswar is a quaint village getaway at 2290 m altitude riding on a 6 km ridge with views east towards the Ramgarh Valley and its many fruit orchards and north towards the Almora Valley. On clear day , beautiful scenes of sun rising from the back of the hills of Himalayas can be seen in and mountain ranges like Nalankanth, Nandadevi and Trishul can also be seen. Mukteshwar have famous Shiva temple. The hill station has an interesting history as it was the location of the Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory built on 3,000 acres of land high in the mountains just below the village in 1893. The oldest buildings are in typical late 19th Century colonial architecture. Mukteshwar can be visited anytime of the year, but the best time to visit here from March to June and from October to November.Mukteshwar is situated about 350 kilometers from Delhi. Mukteshwar can be reached by road from Delhi via Moradabad-Haldwani-Kathgodam-Bhimtal, In January there is snowfall too.
9.Kausani is called Switzerland of India with beautiful scenic views, sports and religious places attract tourists on their way. Kausani, India’s, is located 53 kilometers north of Almora district of Uttarakhand state.Kausani, the view of the mountain of Nanda Devi is very amazing. Situated between Kosi and Gomati rivers valleys.
10.Munsyari interesting and culturally significant town is located at more than 2100 m altitude in the beautiful and untouched upper Johar Valley between Thal and Munsiyari formed by the Goriganga River. Munsyari was in ancient times the confluence of a network of trade routes crossing the high passes and glaciers between India and Tibet. The town is now the administration and service centre for the northern part of Pithoragarh District and the small towns and villages in the upper valley and the foothills of the Panchachuli range. Munsiyari is the base camp for mountaineering expeditions to the Panchachuli Peaks and the Milam, Ralam and other glaciers in the greater Himalayas.