Monsoon Destinations in Uttrakhand
7 Must Visit Tourist Places in Uttrakhand This Monsoon Season
Uttarakhand – is one of the most beautiful northern states of India that enthralls everyone with its spectacularly scenic landscapes. All tourist attraction that comes alive with greenery in the monsoons. Here are seven places that should not be missed by any discerning traveler to this hill station.
Haridwar: A paradise for nature-lovers, Haridwar presents a kaleidoscope of Indian culture and civilization. It is also a point of entry to Dev Bhoomi and Char Dham (Four main centers of pilgrimage in Uttarakhand Viz. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri). Visit to these four pilgrimage centers is not advisible as due to landslides.
Harsil: The town of Harsil is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This town is a very scenic location that is famous among tourists from all over the country, and it is located in a region that is packed with tourist hotspots. In the midst of all this, Harsil is actually a very serene little village that is the perfect place for you to enjoy your stress free vacation in peace.
Lansdowne: The beautiful town of Lansdowne is situated at an elevation of 1780 m above sea level. It is in the south of Pauri en route Kotdwar and is surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests offering great mountain views. Lansdowne was originally a popular hill station with the British. Attracted by its healthy climate and natural beauty, they established a cantonment here.
Nainital: Nainital is one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India. Surrounded by mountains on three sides Nainital is located around the beautiful lake Naini Tal. This lake resort is situated at a height of 1,938 meters. The majestic mountains and the sparkling waters of the lake add an immense lot to the beauty of the town. Narrow wooded lanes through forests of oak, pine and deodar are excellent for short refreshing walks.
Munsiyari: Munsiyari is situated in Pithoragarh, the easternmost hill district of Uttarakhand, bordering Tibet, which is known as the ‘Little Kashmir’. The region is a paradise for the nature lovers and adventurous souls. One has a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peak, Panchchuli from here. Munsiyari is the base for the trekkers to Milam and Ralam Glaciers and Nanda Devi peak.
A fast developing centre for skiing and other winter sports
Sattal: Sattal in the state of Uttarakhand unfurls the rustic beauty of the Lower Himalayas. At an altitude of 4000 feet Sattal, also pronounced as Sattal proffers an unruffled environment with abundance of natural flora and fauna. Calm and quite ambiance of Sattal makes this sleepy locale in the outskirts of Nainital as a most memorable and impressive tourism spots.
Mussoorie : It is a captivating paradise for leisure travellers and honeymooners. A perfect summer resort and a major educational and cultural centre has been rolled into one hub. Located on a 15 km long horseshoe ridge with the grand Himalayas as a backdrop, the colonial hill resort of Mussoorie spreads across at a height of 2,005.5 m above sea level. From this vantage point, Mussoorie offers superb scenic view of peaks of the Himalayas in western Garhwal.
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