Get your bags ready as we’ve curated a list of most desirable hill stations in Uttarakhand for your next holiday. These 10 most beautiful hill stations in Uttarakhand are counted as the best sites to visit in Uttarakhand. It’s a treat to examine the real virtue of flora and fauna at these mesmerising hill stations.
Mussoorie is a very famous tourist destination among tourists as it never fails to mesmerize them with its spectacular beauty. This site is also popularly recognised as “Queen Of Hills”. The town is also referred to as “Mansoori” by most Indians. The highest point in Mussoorie is ‘Lal Tibba’, at an altitude of about
Best Time To Visit: March to June and September to November
Highlights: Kempty Falls, Lake Mist Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Nag Tibba Trek, Shedup Choepelling Temple
How To Reach: The nearest railway station is Dehradun Railway Station – 36kms – once can continue the journey by taking a taxi further.
It’s another hill station with extremely picturesque views and sights along with a rich cultural charisma. One should pay a spiritual tribute at beautiful temples like Nanda Devi, Golu Devta and also an 800-year-old sun temple known as Kataragama.
Best Time To Visit: April to June and September to November
Highlights: Devi Mandir, Kasar Devi Temple, Chitai Temple, Jageshwar, Zero Point, Binsar
How To Reach: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam – 91km away
Auli is the ideal place for adventure sports enthusiasts and winter lovers – it’s a ski destination in Chamoli district, bringing hundreds of travellers each year. You can also enjoy trekking from Auli to Badrinath for an extraordinary trekking experience.
Best Time To Visit: Throughout The Year Highlights: Skiing in Auli, Joshimath, Trekking, Trishul Peak, Gurso Bugyal
How To Reach: Railway stations closest to Auli are in Haridwar, Rishikesh, Kotdwar and Dehradun.
Bhimtal is particularly famous for its mesmerising lake encircled by lush greenery which gives it an exemplary view that will leave you awestruck. If we talk about the weather then it won’t be incorrect to call it a complete heaven with pleasant weather throughout the year.
Best Time To Visit: March to June and September to November Highlights: Bhimeshwar Temple, Bhimtal Lake, Boating, Hanuman Garhi, Victoria Dam
How To Reach: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam at a distance of 30 km from Bhimtal. Two trains run daily between Delhi and Kathgodam. From Kathgodam, buses and taxis are available for Bhimtal.
Abbott mount is popular but not as much as the other hill stations but the panoramic beauty of this place will woo you away at first glance. Abbott Mount is covered with the dense forest of Deodar and Pine trees. Don’t forget to take your camera along as you’ll witness breath-taking views which will blow your mind.
Best Time To Visit: Throughout The Year Highlights: Mayawati Ashram, Pancheshwar, Lohaghat
How To Reach: Drive from Delhi – it’s 437 km away, The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport which is 180 km away from your destination.
Chakrata is quite popular amongst the tourist for trekking to Kharamba peak which is an admirable trekking destination in India. The views of hills and forests make it a perfect destination for a peaceful and refreshing trip for a getaway. The northern area of Chakrata also gives you an undefined pleasure of skiing and trekking. The town also has some breath-taking waterfalls.
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year except January and February – Chilly weather months. Highlights: Budher caves, Tiger Falls, Skiing, Trekking, Chilmiri Neck
How To Reach: Dehradun railway station is the closest as it’s just one hour away from Chakrata. It’s about 46kms away from Dehradun Airport as well.
GorsonBugyal Trek With Lansdowne
It’s one of the quietest hill stations in Uttarakhand, the whole town is covered with oak and blue pine trees. The War Memorial, at the Parade Ground of the Garhwal Rifles Center, is one of the major tourist attractions.
Best Time To Visit: March to June
Highlights: St Mary’s Church, Garhwali Mess, Garhwali Museum, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
How To Reach: It is the nearest hill station from Delhi and can be reached from Delhi by either road or train, the nearest railway station is Kotdwar.
Nothing can beat the real beauty of flora and fauna at Nainital, you’ll be awestruck by the essence of Nainital Lake – where can even go for a boat ride throughout the day. The whole town is surrounded by high magnificent mountains making the town look more breath-taking.
Best Time To Visit: March to June and October To February
Highlights: Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, Nainital Lake, Mukteshwar Temple, Kainchi Dham
How To Reach: Kathgodham Railway Station, located around 34 km away, is the nearest railhead to Nainital. Plenty of trains connect Nainital with Delhi and Dehradun.
It’s the interim capital of Uttarakhand, during the British Raj – the official name of Dehradun was Dehra. Tourist destinations in Uttarakhand include the Dehradun Zoo, Kalanga Monument, Chandrabani, Himalayan Gallary and Tapovan.
Best Time To Visit: March to June
Highlights: Rajaji National Park, Malsi Deer Park, Robber’s Cave
How To Reach: Dehradun’s airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is located 20 km away from the city centre, almost every top airline like Jet Airways and Air India have regular flights to Dehradun.
A getaway from your getaway, one should drive down to Dhanaulti from Mussoorie as it’s only 24kms away. The two main tourist attractions in Dhanaulti are the Eco-Parks – Amber and Dhara, which is affiliated with adventure sports such as walking over flying fox and Burma bridges and riding horses.
Best Time To Visit: September To June
Highlights: Surkanda Devi, Camp Calista, Burans Khanda, Dhanaulti Adventure Park
How To Reach: The hill station is 293 km away from the capital, Delhi which is roughly 8-9 hours drive.