How eager are you to make your summer vacation 2020 count? Are you facing problems as in where to go on a summer holiday in India this year? Well, let me take you to Uttarakhand, a place that is rich in culture and offers appreciable hospitality, is famous yet manages to remain a mystery to many, holds religious significance and is always warm with affection. Unarguably, this North Indian state in India offers splendid opportunities that will make your holiday not only memorable but unforgettable! So, in our endeavour to make you smile and feel at ease when it comes to planning a vacation, we have meticulously handpicked the best summer places to visit in Uttarakhand for 2020. Without further ado, let me introduce them to you.
Far away from the confines of the hullabaloo of the city, Chopta Valley is an ideal summer getaway in Uttarakhand, especially for nature lovers and adventure buffs. Boasting a rustic beauty with the breathtaking views of the Himalayas, Chopta Valley is the place from where the popular Chandrashilla trek and Deoria Tal Lake begins. It also holds immense religious importance as it’s home to the highest Shiva temple in the world, Tungnath, which also offers a spectacular view of the landscape. Consider visiting it in April or May to catch the awe-inspiring sight of the rhododendron flowers in full bloom.
Tourist attractions in & around Chopta Valley
Things to do in Chopta Valley
Yet another wonderful destination for your summer vacation in Uttarakhand, New Tehri lures tourists with its soothing climate, gorgeous landscape and scoops and scoops of serenity. The destination brings you close to a lovely view of Tehri Lake where you can enjoy boating and watch the scenic view all around. The place is ideal for those who want to spend some time with pristine nature in peace. For adventure lovers, New Tehri offers trekking opportunities up to Nag Tibba, Masartal, Khatling Glacier, Panwali Kantha, and Sahastra Tal. And if you visit it in March, you will get to witness the Tehri Lake Festival, and enjoy a number of water sports.
Tehri Lake Festival Dates: 17th – 19th March 2020
Tourist attractions in New Tehri
Things to do in New Tehri
The holy town set on the banks of River Bhagirathi, Uttarkashi is a perfect summer getaway to plan a family vacation. The destination holds the same religious importance as does Kashi in Uttar Pradesh. This is not only because it houses temples, ashrams, and dharamshalas, but also because of its close proximity to Hindu pilgrimages like Yamunotri and Gangotri. What’s more? The destination is even a base for many trekking expeditions in Uttarakhand; home to the famed Nehru Institute of Mountaineering; and boasts apple orchards.
Tourist attractions in Uttarkashi
Things to do in Uttarkashi
This serene destination is Uttarakhand’s very own skiing destination. Well, of course, there won’t be any snow when you go there during summer, but this beautiful place is just right for an unmatched summer holiday in Uttarakhand. Auli is a Bugyal, which means a meadow, and upon visiting it during the summer months, you can see it carpeted with flowers. On being here, the cable car ride from Joshimath to Auli is an experience that is not to be missed.
Tourist attractions in Auli
Things to do in Auli
The horseshoe-shaped Almora in the Kumaon region is one of the best places for a summer holiday in Uttarakhand. The picturesque destination preserves the heritage which can be clearly witnessed through the colonial-era buildings and traditionally painted wooden shops in and around the hill station. The pristine beauty and tranquil ambiance of Almora are worth experiencing.
Tourist attractions in Almora
Things to do in Almora
Ranikhet is a holiday retreat that allows the restless souls moments of utmost peace and serenity. This beautiful hill station has a quaint charm and typical military atmosphere (it is a Kumaon regiment centre). Fringed by lofty mountains that are covered with pine and conifer trees, Ranikhet is known better for its pristine scenic beauty and calm ambiance.
Tourist attractions in Ranikhet
Things to do in Ranikhet
Filled with rustic charm, Gwaldam offers a rejuvenating holiday amidst impeccable beauty and utter peace and quiet. This untouched hill station is surrounded by pine forest and makes a base for a trekking expedition to Roopkund. It is one of those destinations where you would just go and love to do nothing at all but contemplate nature’s beauty.
Tourist attractions in Gwaldam
Things to do in Gwaldam
Lansdowne is another best place for spending summer vacation in Uttarakhand. This beautiful hilly town is known as the major centre of the Garhwal Regiment of the Indian Army, and therefore, has been maintained extremely well. Covered with pine forest, Lansdowne is pristine, and of course, an ideal destination to take a break from the chaos of the city. Interestingly, Lansdowne is located around 258 kilometers from Delhi, which means that, along with being a summer destination, it makes for a wonderful weekend getaway from the city as well.
Tourist attractions in Lansdowne
Things to do in Lansdowne
Summer can be the perfect time to get a little adventurous, and there can be no better place than Munsiyari to offer yourself a perfect break! A perfect place for trekking, Munsiyari is snuggled amidst folds of snow-clad mountains. The destination is situated on the bank of Goriganga, and is adorned with rhododendron, pine and deodar forests. Along with trekking, one has the opportunity to go bird watching (Khalia Top) here as well.
Tourist attractions in Munsiyari
Things to do in Munsiyari
Kausani is an ideal place for honeymooners and a popular summer weekend getaway from Delhi. Kausani is a favourite haunt for those seeking respite from the maddening rush of city life. It is also a great place to witness the famous Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Panchachuli and Trishul. Since it is a well-known hill destination in Uttarakhand, hotel and other bookings in the summer can be a bit difficult. Therefore, it is advisable that you make the bookings well in advance.
Tourist attractions in Kausani
Things to do in Kausani
One of the most preferred haunts of the tourists in summers, Mussoorie, along with being a summer getaway, makes for an excellent honeymoon destination as well. Beautiful landscape and salubrious climate is the highlight of this hill station, in fact, for shopping and eating as well, Mussoorie is a great place to be at. The hotels in Mussoorie are expensive during the peak season; therefore, it is recommended that you book well in advance.
Tourist attractions in Mussoorie
Things to do in Mussoorie
A bewitching summer destination, Harsil is snuggled amidst lofty green rolling hills. This petite destination is no less than a fairyland that is established on the bank of Bhagirathi River. A summer trip to Harsil can be a perfect place to bask amidst pristine ambiance. Dense deodar and rhododendron forests, apple orchards, salubrious climate, and impeccable peace, I mean what else do you need on a summer vacation? The beautiful hill station is far away from the confines of the maddening crowd of the city, and is thus a destination that offers peace and rejuvenation.
Tourist attractions in Harsil
Things to do in Harsil
Offering rustic charm and utter tranquillity, Dhanaulti in Uttarakhand is an excellent summer holiday spot for those who want to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Its splendid landscape has managed to grab the attention of many travel enthusiasts who are always searching for something new to explore.
Tourist attractions in Dhanaulti
Things to do in Dhanaulti
Mukteshwar is yet another jewel of Uttarakhand with which you can fall in love with in an instant. Tucked amidst the mountains, this quaint hill station offers a 180-degree panoramic view of the snow-clad Himalayan range along with lovely climate, calm and pollution-free environs. Tourists can enjoy trekking up to the wooded forests, and enjoy the view of peaks like Nanda Devi, Panchachuli, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti.
Tourist attractions in Mukteshwar
Things to do in Mukteshwar
Like many hill stations in Uttarakhand, Binsar is also a quiet and beautiful destination that seems perfect for a summer vacation, especially for wildlife lovers. On being in Binsar, you shouldn’t miss out on the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can enjoy bird watching and wildlife photography.
Tourist attractions in Binsar
Things to do in Binsar
A destination that will let you unshackle yourself from your hectic life, Chakrata is an off-beat summer place in Uttarakhand. With the majestic nature around and the noiseless environs, this gorgeous hill station has become a popular destination for a summer holiday. At Chakrata, along with contemplating the beauty of nature, you can enjoy bird watching, hiking, and small treks as well.
Tourist attractions in Chakrata
Things to do in Chakrata
Known for its unforgettable sunset, Pauri is yet another destination in Uttarakhand that is great for enjoying the summer holidays. Perched on the slopes of Kandoliya Hills, Pauri boasts exquisite natural beauty. Also, it is an ideal place to witness the hospitality and culture of Uttarakhand. Thankfully, this place is located away from the prying eyes of the tourists, and thus maintains a peaceful and cosy environment. For those up for a little adventure, there are a few small treks that one can take up; fishing and rafting in Ganga (near Srinagar) are also your options to make your holiday in Pauri livelier.
Tourist attractions in Pauri
Things to do in Pauri
A peaceful hamlet, Chaukori is a mesmerizing destination in the Pithoragarh district of the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand. The picture-perfect location of the place makes it a suitable contender for a memorable holiday in Uttarakhand. Chaukori is known for its beautiful sunrise and sunset and stars-full sky at night. This hill station has a quaint setup, which inspires one to get closer to nature.
Tourist attractions in Chaukori
Things to do in Chaukori
A tiny hamlet, Peora is one of the finest destinations for ecotourism that is cradled in the lap of the mighty Himalayas. Boasting natural beauty, the destination offers an uninterrupted breathtaking view of the outer Himalayan Shivalik ranges. So, if you are looking for an untouched quiet little place where you would like to do nothing but only chill, Peora is where you should go.
Things to do in Peora
Yet another quaint village where you can simply relax amidst nature. Raithal offers an opportunity to experience an ideal Himalayan mountain life, marked by inspiring yoga mornings and leisurely walks. Not just this, visiting this summer destination you shall also explore the traditional Garhwali architecture with wooden houses and carved windows. Don’t forget to take a sneak peek at the Goat Village here to experience village tourism at its best. Adding to this, Raithal is the base point to the beautiful Dayara Bugyal.
Things to do in Raithal
With sun-kissed peaks and the coniferous trees, Kanatal is yet another quiet place where you can make the most of your summer breaks. Even though the place is small, it offers unmatched experiences that remain etched in the memories forever. Apart from relaxing amidst nature, you can indulge in a little adventure here that will make your holidays a refreshing one.
Tourist attractions in Kanatal
Things to do in Kanatal
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