Children have long holidays, so for those troubled by summer, it is time to move towards the hill station. But if you did not plan in advance, now it is difficult to find hotels and get confirmed seats on trains. So why should you plan for a place that is beautiful and cool, where it is easy to go and find a hotel? We are giving detailed information about such places:
In summer crowds of people increase at the hill stations of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. These two states are such that as soon as we think of high mountain peaks, lakes, dense forests, beautiful valleys, and pictures of famous temples start roaming our minds. There are many big tourist places in these states. People like to visit places like Nainital, Almora, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Jim Corbett National Park, Rajaji National Park, Shimla, Manali, and Kangra Valley in the summer. So these places are very crowded. In this sense, it proves to be quite expensive, and overcrowded. If you have not already taken a tour package, then it becomes difficult to find a hotel here in the peak season.
There are many such places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand which are very beautiful, but the crowd of tourists does not reach there. These can be very pleasing to your mind. People generally lack information about these places. If you are thinking of a family trip for less money, then you can go on a tour of these places. Here we are giving information about many such tourist places of Uttarakhand and Himachal:
Go on vacation to roam the mountains:
1. Chakrata: Nature Lovers’ Resort
This is a small and beautiful hill town, where you can enjoy the beauty of nature fiercely. Chakrata is called their ‘Dream City’ for the peace-loving people.
What’s special: There are good options for camping, rafting, trekking, sunset point, waterfall, rappelling, rock climbing, horse riding, etc.
What to see: Tiger Falls, Lakhamandal, Moigad Waterfalls, Kanasar, Ramtal Garden, Dev Van.
When to go: March to June and October to December are suitable for visiting here, it gets very cold in winter.
How to reach: The nearest railway station is Dehradun and the airport is Jollygrant. Bus or taxi can be taken from here to reach Chakrata. It is about 320 km from Delhi and takes 7 hours to reach.
Where to stay: There is no dearth of good hotels to stay here. You will also find some tourist homes.
2. Chopta: Mini Switzerland
Chopta, situated in the lap of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, is covered with lush green grasses and evergreen forests. It is also known as ‘Mini Switzerland’. For people who like less crowd, Chopta is no less than a paradise. It gives a different and enjoyable experience to both the trekkers and the general tourist.
What’s special: It is special for activities like camping, trekking, skiing, rafting, mountain biking, paragliding, and climbing.
What to see: Deori Tal, Chandrashila, Tungnath Temple, Ukhimath, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandrashila Peak, Deoria Tal, etc.
Tourist Season: The weather here is spectacular, calm, and pleasant during the months of May to July and September to November.
Distance: 412 km from Delhi and takes 11 hours to reach.
How To Reach: You have to go through Dehradun and Rishikesh to reach here. You can also go from Rishikesh via Gopeshwar or from Rishikesh via Ukhimath.
Where to stay: Both Gopeshwar and Ukhimath are the rest houses of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam. Apart from these, there are also Hotels in Chopta, private hotels, lodges, dharamshalas, which are easily available.
3. 3. Tehri: A city that has taken a water samadhi
Surrounded by mountains on all sides, this place is very beautiful and attractive. Apart from natural beauty, this place is also famous all over the world for religious places, it is a good place to spend the summer holidays.
What’s special: This is a favorite place for jet skiing, water zorbing, rafting, boating, and trekking.
What to see: Tehri Dam, Sem Mukhem Temple, Chandrabadni Temple, Chamba, Budha Kedar Temple, Kempty Falls, Devprayag, etc.
When to go: March to June and October to December are the best time to go here.
How To Reach: Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh. New Tehri is directly connected to many important places like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Pauri, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, etc.
Distance: 350 km from Delhi and takes 9 hours to reach.
Where to stay: There is no dearth of good hotels to stay here.
A paradise surrounded by beautiful plains, it is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Uttarakhand. Here nature can be seen in its untouched form as compared to other hill stations. The natural shade here is mesmerizing and the weather remains pleasant throughout the year. The greenery spread everywhere makes you feel like a different world.
What’s special: Good place for camping, boat ride, snow viewpoint, sunset point, nature walk, jungle safari.
What to see: Garhwal Rifles War Memorial, Regiment Museum, Garhwali Mess, Kanvashram, Tarakeswar Mahadev Temple, Bhulla Lake, and St. Mary’s Church are the places to visit.
When to go: The weather here remains pleasant from March to November.
How to reach: Can be reached by road, rail, and air. Jollygrant airport is the nearest. Kotdwar Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Lansdowne.
Distance: 300 km from Delhi and takes around 9 hrs to reach.
Where to stay: There are a limited number of hotels in Lansdowne. Since fewer people come here to visit, there is usually availability, tourists also stay in Kotdwar.
5. Uttarkashi: The abode of Devadhidev Mahadev
Uttarkashi is very important from the point of view of religious tourism. From here the life-giving Ganga and Yamuna rivers of India originate. This holy place is perfect for family trips, especially when elders are together.
What’s special: Perfect for activities like trekking, fishing, camping, nature walks, mount biking.
What to see: Vishwanath Temple, Shakti Mandir, Maneri, Gangnani, Dodital, Daira Bugyal, Saat Tal, Kedar Tal, Nachiketa Tal, Gomukh etc.
Tourist Season: March to April and July to October are the best time to visit here.
How to reach: Nearest airport and nearest railway station are Dehradun. There is a direct bus service from Delhi’s Kashmere Gate, Dehradun, Rishikesh to Uttarkashi.
Distance: 414 km from Delhi and takes 11 hours to reach here.
Where to stay: You will find many resorts and hotels to stay. There is also a tourist accommodation house of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam here.
6. Srinagar (Uttarakhand)
Picturesque, serene, and special for spiritual tourism, Srinagar in Uttarakhand is a beautiful example of a blend of tradition and modernity. The city is surrounded by valleys all around. Alaknanda adds to it. Tourists keep coming here throughout the year to visit.
What’s special: Trekking, Jungle Safari, Village Tourism, etc.
What to see: Kamleshwar/Siddheshwar Temple, Shankar Math, Keshorai Math, Jain Temple, Sri Gurudwara Hemkunt Sahib, Maletha, Gola Bazaar, Kirtinagar, Vishnu Mohini Temple, etc. can be visited.
Tourist Season: Although people visit here throughout the year, March to October is the best time to visit here.
How to reach: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun. Kotdwara is the nearest rail station. There is a direct bus service from Delhi’s Kashmere Gate, Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Kotdwar to Srinagar.
Distance: It is 353 km from Delhi and takes 9 hours to reach.
Accommodations: There are plenty to choose from. Hotels for every budget are available from Dharamshala.
Surrounded by Kandoliya hills as well as covered with deodar forests and situated on the northern slope of Kandoliya hill, Pauri is a very beautiful place.
What’s special: This place is considered quite suitable for trekking, fishing, and jungle safari.
What to see: Kandoliya, Binsar Mahadev, Tarakund, Kanvashram, Dudhatoli, Jwalpa Devi Temple etc.
Tourist Season: The best time to visit Pauri is from March to November. The weather remains pleasant during this time.
Distance: It is 353 km from Delhi and takes 9 hours to reach.
How to reach: The nearest airport is Jollygrant which is about 150 km from Pauri. The nearest railway station is Kotdwara and it is directly connected to Rishikesh, Kotdwara, and Dehradun by road.
Where to stay: There are some mediocre hotels in Pauri to stay in. Here the rest house of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam is also a better option. It can also be booked online.