10 Gorgeous Uttarakhand Towns Perfect for your Vacations

The land of Uttarakhand is called Devbhoomi, meaning the “land of gods” due to the myriad places of worship and temples that are found here. One look at the boundless naturally blessed sights here is enough to convince anyone that if gods decided to live anywhere in India, Uttarakhand would definitely top the list. While the Himalayan range is world-renowned for the stunning beauty of the mountains and the valleys, there are also many famous towns in Uttarakhand which are equally gorgeous. If you want to see the beauty of this state, then all you got to do is plan a road trip to some of the best towns in Uttarakhand. To help you along the way, we have expertly combined some of the most beautiful towns of Uttarakhand, along with the best time to travel to these places, where you can enjoy a great vacation. Here is a quick list which you can use for guiding you to the top destinations in Uttarakhand which happen to be in towns.

10 Beautiful Destination for Vacations in Uttarakhand

1. Almora

Home to the famous Nanda Devi temple, the beautiful town of Almora is also a relief to sore eyes and weary souls. Located at the altitude of 5262 above sea level, the entire town is surrounded by mountains and provides several beautiful sights. It is also considered one of the most beautiful hill stations for couples. It is also great for handicrafts shopping and going on long treks.

Best time to visit: March to June

2. Dehradun

The state capital of Uttarakhand is also considered one of the most beautiful cities in northern India. Despite being much well populated, it has many beautiful places that you can visit. The best tourist attractions in this city include Robber’s cave, the colonial-era building of the Forest Research Institute campus. Tiger falls, Mindrolling monastery, Malsi deer park, and the spectacular view of Ganga and Yamuna flowing through the two sides of the city.

Best time to visit: March to July

3. Mussoorie

Located less than 40 kilometers from Dehradun, this beautiful hill station of Mussoorie is also called the ‘Queen of Hills’. The beauty of this hill station gave birth to many Ruskin Bond stories as he spent his childhood here. He still stays here and can be spotted strolling through the markets. The snowfall at Mussoorie is a beautiful sight and can be enjoyed almost all winters and in summers you can visit Jharipani falls or spend time at Mussoorie Lake.

Best time to visit: April to June, and November to February

4. Nainital

Nainital does not need an introduction as it is one of the most famous hill stations in the entire country and one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand. The magnificent Naini lake located at the heart of the city is breathtaking especially if you get to see it surrounded by fog. You can even enjoy boating here and travel to the other lakes near the town such as Bhimtal or Naukuchiatal.

Best time to visit: March to July

5. Haridwar

Literally translated as “The door of Lord Vishnu” this mythological city also happens to be a pilgrim site to Hindus. You will find countless people here at any point in time and yet, the place is of breathtaking beauty. Do ensure to attend the Ganga aarti in the evening and take a dip at the revered Har ki Pauri to let go of all your sins. You can even enjoy a beautiful boat ride on the Ganges.

Best time to visit: August to October

6. Rishikesh

The town of Rishikesh is a mere hour away from Haridwar and it is also one of the spiritual places that you can visit. It has recently gained popularity as the Yoga capital of India attracting tourists from the world over. Do visit the Beetles Ashram, and also indulge in things to do here such as cliff jumping, white water rafting, or riverside camping for a quick shot of adrenaline.

Best time to visit: June to October

7. Ranikhet

One of the most beautiful towns in the state, it is actually a quiet and beautiful place that does not see as many visitors as some of the bigger names on the list. It is also a town that strongly resonates with colonial history. The building here is from that era and definitely worth visiting and you can also enjoy the various treks and visit places like Chaubatia garden, Jhula Devi, Bhalu Dam, Haidakahn temple, etc.

Best time to visit: August to December

8. Auli

The Auli is best known for hosting winter sports in India as it is completely covered by snow during the winters. If you want to experience snowboarding skiing you can visit this place during the winters. It is also one of the mountaineering hubs and a popular honeymoon destination.

Best time to visit: October to March

9. Lansdowne

The town of Lansdowne is primarily a cantonment town and also one of the quietest hill stations. The Garhwali museum is one of the best places to visit here and you can also try the nature trails which provide the much-needed serenity. It also has proximity to Jim Corbett National Park so you can spot many birds here.

Best time to visit: June to September

10. Chamoli

The origin point of the now famous “Chipko” movement, this beautiful town is also well known for the beautiful valley of flowers. You can take the cable car to experience the abundant natural beauty of this place.

Best time to visit: October to March

If you are planning a trip to any of these above destinations, you can take a self-drive car rental to minimize the hassles and have control over all aspects of the trip. The car rental from Revv is an excellent choice that you can go for. Just download the Revv app and book the perfect car for your trip to these fabulous destinations.


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