Dust off your fedora, take out your whip and explore the amazing places of Uttarakhand like Indiana Jones, but without violence. Unluckily, you won’t be treasure hunting in these places as you’ll be too busy being captivated by the picturesque surroundings around you.
There are a lot of unexplored places in Uttarakhand apart from tourist-heavy Mussoorie and Dehradun. The state of Uttarakhand offers scenic mountain ranges, lush forests and green valleys that bewitch your eyes, making it a must-visit for nature lovers.
Auli - A destination for ski enthusiasts!
Surrounded by lush oak and coniferous forests, Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains, Auli is India’s ski destination. Take a ride on India’s longest cable car ride over snowy slopes, Trek to places like Kwani Bugyal and Gorson Bugyal, and rest up near the lake of Chattrakund or the highest artificial lake in the world. The small city of Auli has something for everyone and is one of the best unexplored places in Uttarakhand.
Valley of Flowers
Not for the faint of heart, as the hike is about 34 kilometres to Valley of Flowers is arduous. This place is 12,763 feet above sea level and the best time to visit is between June and October. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2005, the Valley of Flowers has about 300 different species of flowers with endangered and medicinal plants.
This quaint town has everything a nature lover desires, a scenic view of the vistas of the Himalayas. Mukteshwar is a paradise for adventure fanatics offering paragliding, rappelling, rock climbing and trekking through dense forest vegetation.
If you’re tired of Nainital and the flock of tourists all year round, Bhimtal is the place for you. Named after the Bhima, from the Hindu mythology of Mahabharata, Bhimtal rests at an altitude of 1,370 above sea level. The Bhimtal lake is a perfect place to take in the views of the city perched alongside or take a small boat ride to the island inside the lake to the aquarium.
The district of Chamoli has to be on your itinerary for places to Visit in Uttrakhand. Chamoli is the birthplace of the Chipko Movement. In the 1970s, the villagers, mostly women, protested nonviolently to protect trees and forests from government-backed logging. Chamoli also offers a range of activities that include numerous trekking options, river rafting, camping and much more.
Sadly, this is not the town that Gabbar Singh used to call his home! Fortunately, Ramgadh has lots of things to offer. From the scenic views of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains to heart-thumping adventure sports. Try fishing, rappelling, rock climbing, mountain biking, and blissful nature walks to get close to mother nature.