(Last Updated on : 14-06-2017)
Hill Stations in Uttarakhand
are dealing with the small hilly towns, cities
settlements along with the lakes, natural vegetation and forestry
. The small valleys and the mountain ranges
allure one to feel the adventure sports
, river rafting
. The Gangotri
and Greater Himalayas
house many Hindu temples
. Some of the hill stations
in Uttarakhand are Almora
, Askot, Auli
, Badrinath, Bageshwar
and many others, which are the cynosure to the national level and international level tourists.
Almora, Almora District
Almora became popular for the emergence of Ram Krishna Mission
. It is the place where Swami Vivekananda
visited. Located on the foothills of Kumaon Division
, Almora also has many temples and the cultural
Askot, Pithogarh District
is famous for the Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary
dedicated to the conservation of Musk deer
Auli, Chamoli District
It is the newest destination for adventure tourism
. Auli is lesser known ski
destination than Shimla
Badrinath, Chamoli District
Badrinath is place of pilgrimage importance for the presence of Badrinathpuri
and from here the Badrinath Peak
can be seen in summer times. It is an important site for Char Dham
pilgrimage. Badrinath temple
here is the cynosure.
Bageshwar, Bageshwar District
Bageshwar is situated on the confluence of Gomti river
with Sarju river which is a tributary of Sharda or Kali River
and joins Mahakali
river at Pancheswar.
Berinag, Pithoragarh District
Berinag is a prominent place of tourism
as it is the location of many home-stays.
offers amazing views of the imposing Himalayan range including Chandrashila Peak
, Trishul Mountains
, Nanda Devi
and Chaukhamba Peaks
Jyotirmath, Chamoli District
serves as the base camp of long trekking journeys. It is a gateway of different trekking trails and pilgrim centers like Badrinath.
Kausani, Bageshwar District
makes one splendid for the spectacular view of Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli Peaks
Kedarnath, Rudraprayag District
is a pilgrimage destination, located near the Chorabari Glacier, which is known as the source Point of Mandakini
Mussoorie, Dehradun District
is situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalaya
ranges, also known as the Queen of the Hills.
Nainital, Nainital District
is set with the mountain peaks
, British architectures
and a pear-shaped lake.
Ranikhet, Almora District
is located near the western peaks of the Himalayas, filled with the green valleys in the summer and the snow capped peaks in winter.
Rishikesh, Dehradun District
is known as the "Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas" and yoga
capital of India. Tehri Garhwal District
, Pauri Garhwal District
are the popular destinations from here.
Pangot, Nainital District
is the home of 580 bird
and it is a good place for bird watching.