Most Astonishing Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand the State of Glee

Uttarakhand is a state decorated with the jewels of Joy, Excitement, Adventure, Precariousness, Experience, Escapade, Moral and much more. Formerly Uttarakhand was known as “Uttaranchal, ” and It was a part of Uttar Pradesh. Legitimately separation in the States was proclaimed on November 9, 2000. Therefore after authorities separated Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh, then it became the 27 State of the Republic of India. The capital of the ravishing State is “Dehradun.” It lies in the northern part of India on the Borderlines. Frequently, Indians calls it as “DEVBHUMI” (The land of Gods) because of plenty of Hindu Temples and Religious Journey. Uttarakhand is famous for it connate environment of Himalayas and Terai. Uttarakhand has it borderline connecting to Nepal and Tibet and within States of India such as Himachal Pradesh, Haryana,  and evidently to Uttar Pradesh. Uttarakhand is divided into 13 districts; which is subdivided into two demarcation line.(Garhwal and Kumaon). So below are some famous and beautiful cities and some more famous places in Uttarakhand.

Haridwar (Famous for Pilgrimage)

Haridwar

Haridwar is the holy city of India. Anciently Haridwar was known as “Gangadwára.” It is one of the most religious seven places of Hindus located on the banks of river Ganga. Haridwar is one of the only four sites where drops of Amrit ( The essence of morality) was fallen accidentally from the ewer at the time when it was carried by the heavenly avifauna called as “Garuda.”

From Delhi, Haridwar is 208km, from Chandigarh 192km, from Mussoorie 86km, from Dehradun 54km, and from Rishikesh its 26km away in the distance. Haridwar is one the foremost place one must visit in Uttarakhand. Haridwar is also known as the most ancient religious city of  Uttarakhand.

A stone’s throw away place’s from Haridwar:-

Rajaji National Park: It is approximately 7 km away from Haridwar. The park is mainly to reserve Tigers. The park covers about 820 sq.km area of Haridwar, Dehradun, and Pauri Garhwal zone of Uttarakhand. Rajaji National park acquired the Shivalik jungles and Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary of the Lansdowne forests in 1967 and 1974 specifically.

Har Ki Pauri

The most spiritual location of Haridwar. “Har Ki Pauri” is the secured bank of River Ganga. Stairs in Hindi (language) is known as “Paudi.” “HAR” is referred to Lord Shiva. People use to have a bath at Har Ki Pauri to wash away their sins. And to have a new pure life again. The flow of water is so high at Har ki Pauri that it may take away an Elephant even with it as an Ant.

Maha Aarti Ayojan: It’s a highly spiritual gathering. Mha (huge) Aarti (prayer) Ayojan (arrangement) use to take place a Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar, every early morning at 4 am. It goes for 30 minutes. The prayer includes worshiping of Lord Shiva and River Ganga. It is believed to be the best time to have a bath in Ganga to rinse away your sins.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh

The city located in the northern Himalayas foothills. Rishikesh is also known as the Yoga capital of the World. This tremendous city lies between Haridwar and Dehradun. The city is blessed by the God of adventure and joy. Any visitor who has started his journey in search of happiness, entertainment, nature, calmness, fun, relaxation, healing should directly reach to Rishikesh. The city is about 24 km from Haridwar toward north and 44 from Dehradun towards the southeast. The place is scared and highly pilgrimaged. Ancient talks reveal about the visits of holy saints and sages to Rishikesh in search of meditation and peace. Rishikesh has its own Sanskrit essence which means “Lord of the Senses.”

Garud Chatti Waterfall

Garud Chatti Waterfall

The waterfall is situated at a distance of approx 5 km from Laxman Jhula. The Actual Location is on Neelkanth Road a stone’s throwing distance from Rishikesh. Garud Chatti waterfall is one of the most attractive spots for Foreigners. Visitors can even experience a trek of about 2 km while reaching to Garud Chatti Waterfall. The trek starting point is a temple named or devoted to bird “GARUDA.”  There is an extra ingredient which increases the shine of the location and attraction of tourists that is an another waterfall on the same road named Phool Chatti waterfall. Phool Chatti waterfall is about 4-5 km from the Garuda temple and 2-3 km from Garud Chatti Waterfall. And even trek can be elaborated toa distance of about 10 km to Patna waterfall by hiring a Jonga of Jeep ( Local land cruisers ). The above all three waterfall fall can take your 6-8 hr, as a remarkable memory in the lap of nature and the core of a visitors mind.

Plain River Rafting from Marine Drive (Fastest Rapids in India): The skookum place is located at a stone’s throwing distance from Byasi, a distance of 32 km (approx.) from Rishikesh and 16km after Shivpuri rafting point. Marine drive is the most hazard point River Rafting. On the nearby location, many Camps organizers offer Marine Drive Rafting of 25 km. If visitors go only for rafting from From Marine drive to end point, then it may coast 500-800 INR per head max. In case if tourists want to gather some more fun than should give their preferences to Rafting packages. These packages include a bit more fun activities like a three-time meal (veg as well as non-veg), bone fire light meal, trekking, rock climbing, jungle safari, and Marine drive rafting as the main event. The 25km river distance offers 12 rapids of high water flow. Efficiency o the rapids is categorized in two level.

Neelkantha Peak

Neelkantha Peak

The spectacular view giving pyramidical peak located at a distance of 9 km from Badrinath at an altitude of 6,597 meters above sea level and 3,474 above Badrinath ground level, extremely high and lies in Chamoli District Uttarakhand. Neelkantha Peak is the prime place to enjoy a distinctive experience of trekking. Neelkantha is Hindu scared pilgrimage site devoted to Lord Shiva. “Neelkantha means blue-throated.” It is also well-known as “Garhwal Queen.” Hindu mythology reveals that Lord Shiva performed meditation and even looking from a distance it resembles like Lord Shiva sitting in meditation posture on the peak of Neelkhanth. It is the prime and most visited place of Uttarakhand. Sun leaves its first beam on the height throughout the whole valley. In Northeast side of the Neelkanth, the Satopanth Glacier is located and Panpatia Glacier in southwest side.

Neelkanth (Blue-throated ) Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev

The holy place is situated at a distance of 50 km from Haridwar and 26.5 km from Rishikesh Railway station at the height of 1330 meter fro river Ganga in Pauri Garhwal district. The temple is built to esteem the holy God Lord SHIVA. Neelkanth is one the many another name of Lord Shiva. The temple gives you a tremendous experience of sightseeing as it is built adjacent to mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan along with crammed greenery. The temple position in the midst of the Manikoot, Brahmakoot and Vishnukoot valley along with the banks of river Pankaja and Madhumati.

The ancient history of Hindus reveals the mythology and facts about the Neelkanth Mahadev temple that it was built at the time of when Lord Shiva tored the churned poison in his throat. The poison was churned out by Lord and Demons of SATYUGA (holy period, which Prooves the existence of GODS) from the sea to obtain the drink of mortality.

River Rafting from Brahmpuri

River Rafting from Brahmpuri

The another great Rafting point is pinpointed at Badrinath road and 8.5 km away from the Railway station of Rishikesh. It is the incomparable point of excitement and adventure. This river spin has four major Rapids in 8.5 km distance of rafting. If a visitor goes for the Brahmapuri option, then it would be less efficient to cost, because rafting from Brahmapuri may only cost 300-500 INR per head max. And it would only take two hours to be completed. Choose this option will let you have your time consumed well, and you can easily have a look at other fun activities around you on the same day. At Brahmapuri also you can find Rafting camps offering you packages which include high point jumping, diving, body surfing, camping, bonfires, early morning volleyball play, etc.

River Rafting From Kaudiyala

Another fun spot located at Badrinath road at a distance of 38 km from Rishikesh Railway Station and near about 21 km for Shivpuri. Kaudiyala is name adopted by a small village pinpointed at Badrinath road. The village Kaudiyala is 380 meters high from the Ganga     River. Its tremendous camping sites offer you clear white sparkling water to Jacuzzi and for Wafting. Kaudiyala offers a 36 km distance to Laxman Jhula where Raft supposes to end the water journey. The 36km rafting distance comes up with several dangerous and high-grade rapids which may transpose or flip down your Boat. Total rapid counts are 21, in which two are called “Madturn” this is of highest efficiency. The journey wolf down in 8 hours minimum. One should never go for Kaudiyala rafting if it’s his/her first time.

River Rafting From Shivpuri

One more amusing spot at Uttarakhand situated at again on Badrinath road. Shivpuri spot is about 15 km away from Rishikesh. Being famous for White river rafting it is highly crowded during Summer season. Shivpuri is very famous for its white river rafting aside from its Temples and residential Ashrams. Rafting takes about 3 hours for completion. Local tourists such as from Dehradun and Haridwar or of other close districts from Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh prefers Shivpuri as their favorite place for Rafting. At Shivpuri backpackers can luxuriate in many other joyous activities like mountaineering, Jungle safari & trek, sand volley, and body skying, etc. Shivpuri being famous for its Ashrams offers to learn good techniques of yoga and meditation.

Patna Waterfall

Patna Waterfall

Uttarakhand is a mine of waterfalls. A tourist can find waterfalls after every 10 km in Uttarakhand. Though all of them are not so good to be reached many are too good. And Patna waterfall is one one of the best. Patna waterfall is to the extent of 13 km from Rishikesh and a half distance of it from Laxman Jhula. The name of the waterfall is a village’s name which is on Neelkanth Temple road. There are beautiful, distinctive limestone caves followed by the waterfall, which had become the jewel of the tourist’s eyes in the past few years. A visitor must trek through the dark jungle of Rajaji to reach Patna fall. Unluckily waterfall remains dry in the summer season, so visitors remember it. And Explorers do not get confused to search way to Patna fall because their sign or board to show notify the existence of the fall so, make sure from a local accommodation.

Neer Gaddu Waterfall

Neer Gaddu Waterfall

Badrinath road is a gem of Uttarakhand because most of the tourist places are explored here only. And so even Neer Gaddu waterfall is situated in Badrinath road. Neer Gaddu waterfall counts 9 km from Rishikesh and 6 km from Ram Jhula in the distance. The Neer Gaddu waterfall is utterly natural. No man work is done to make its water path down to earth. The waterfall has two submissive waterfalls having one pond each in it which makes it like a lavishing and luxurious pool. The first waterfall is about 200 meters up from the road which has a small pool. And other and the main pool is after 1.3 km up from the small pool. The environment around these two falls is so pleasing that one may not even wish to go anywhere else. You will be able to see butterflies of different breeds flying over the bridges, which are made to have rest and for crossovers.

Narendra Nagar

Narendra Nagar

The town came in continuation when Maharaja Narendra Shah of Garhwal shifted his capital from Garhwal to Narendra Nagar in 1919. The town attracts tourists by its myths and historical urgency. According to ancient confirmation, savant Uddhava is self-confessed for his many penances at Narendra Nagar. And even the great astrologer and founder of astrology “Purasara,” has performed many experiments here.  Narendra Nagar is 16 km away from Rishikesh and is the municipal city of Garhwal.

Temple of Kunjapuri Goddess

 

Jagadguru Shankaracharya initiated Kunjapuri goddess temple. The temple is devoted to goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva and the first Peethas of the three Sidda Peethas in Garhwal. The other Peethas are named as Chandrabadni and Surkanda Devi. As the temple is situated at the height of 1676 meter, it gives an astounding and spectacular view to cities of Rishikesh, Haridwar and the holy Himalayas. The Kunjapuri temple can be reached by covering a distance of 27 km approx from Rishikesh and 11 km from Narendra Nagar.

Chakrata

Chakrata

Formerly town was known as Jaunsar Bawar as because it is in possession of Jaunsari tribes. Chakrata is located at a distance of 98 km from Mussoorie, and 87 km from Dehradun and 43 km approx from Kalsi. It lies between Tons and Yamuna river. The place is surrounded by most beautiful, serene giving location, which is Mussoorie in the east and Kinnaur in the west. This is one of the best destination a backpacker must visit is he/she is planning for Uttarakhand. Season preference should be summer for a visit. Chakrata is famous for is the atmosphere and for the existence of different species of birds. The wildlife tour could be the best experience here.

Tiger Fall

Tiger Fall

The majestic waterfall is located at a distance of 26 km from Chakrata. It is situated at the height of 1395 from sea level. The gushing height of the waterfall is 51 meter. The greenery around the fall lightens up in the monsoon season. Local people of Uttarakhand and districts holler it as their favorite place. The main site can be reached by after a 5 km trek through a dense forest of rhododendron and oak trees in Chakrata.

Lakhamandal

Lakhamandal

The pilgrimage site is located at a distance of 68 km Chakrata and 75 km from Mussoorie in Dehradun District. Lakhamandal has been declared as the National monument of India by ASI. The name of the place is formed by the collaboration of two words, first is “LAKHA” means “several, many, a lot” and second is “MANDAL”  means “house of God.” The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. Lakhamandal is one of the most patrimonial sites in Uttarakhand; it is surrounded by holy Yamuna river and beautiful Sierra of mountains. It was inaugurated by Princess Ishwara who is associated with the Singhpura Royal race.

Dehradun

Dehradun

The city of winsomeness is 231 km in the distance from Capital of India (Delhi)  and 157 km from Chandigarh. Its exquisiteness and industrial factor make it the capital city of Uttarakhand. And also the headquarters of the Dehradun district lies in itself. The city is located at an altitude of 2100 ft and in the hoof of the Himalayan Hills. The city’s alongside are carried by two holy rivers; on the west by Yamuna and Ganga on the east. According to the Hindus mythology, Lord Ram visited Dehradun after defeating Demon Ravan in the battle of Ramayana.

Sahastradhara WaterFalls

Sahastradhara WaterFall

The best place to visit in Dehradun. The site can be reached by covering a distance of 16 km from Dehradun city. The waterfall is artificially Designed and made easy to enjoy. There are six ponds constructed stepwise in an elevation. All of the six ponds are adjacent to each other and deep enough to dive. The waterfall is easy to reach as it situated near to main Sahastradhara road.

Mussoorie (Queen of hills)

Mussoorie (Queen of hills)

Mussoorie is also called as the Gateway to the Gangotri and Yamunotri. These two places are the birthplace of Holy river Ganga and Yamuna. After covering a distance of 278 km from Delhi Airport or 58 km from Dehradun airport one can Enjoy the best sightseeing in Uttarakhand. The city is full of thrilling activities and proceedings events. The city got its name as Mussoorie due to the excessive growth of plant know as Mansoor. Mussoorie is the best hill station in Uttarakhand and even near Delhi. Mussoorie proffers the dominating views of the prime mountain of the Garhwal district and the glorious Himalayas. Mussoorie is the best trip to take pleasure in two days from Delhi. The city lies on the top of the Garhwal hills at the height of 1880 meter. The Luxuriant trees and flowers attract thousands of tourist to this place. Visitors can also shop many luxurious handmade articles here. Activities are countless here as they increase every season in Mussoorie. There are number of excellent resorts and hotel. Although you also call it a place built on Hotels. There is two best season you should visit as Tourist, which lies between April to June and September to November.

Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti

The hill station is situated at a distance of approx 27 km from Mussoorie near Chamba road in the Tehri District of state Uttarakhand and an altitude of 2286 meter.  Dhanaulti is famous for its resorts and the kind of services they offer. Dhanaulti is arising as a well-liked weekend bolt for freedom.  They nearby way to Dhanaulti is covered by an immense forest of Deodar, oak and Rhododendron trees. There is also a famous site known as Eco park which is subdivided in two as Amber and Dhara; these sites are just within a gap of 200 m from each other. The Forest Department recently registers These Eco parks and Explored by the County Youth. Visitors can visualize tremendous landscape scenes.

Temple of Bhadraj

Temple of Bhadraj

It is situated at distance of 19 km from the bus stop. Bhadaraj is a village in the northern region of Mussoorie. The village was named Bhadraj on the name of Lord Bal Bhadraj and so the temple. Lord Bhadra was the brother of Lord Krishna. One can get to Bhadraj temple after a trek of 11 km from Clouds ends through the Dudi village. The temple community supposes to organize a fair every year in the month August from 15th to 17th date. The fair attracted thousands of people and blessed to thousands of devotees. Milk and butter are offered to Lord Bhadra’s Statue as tradition.

Snow Zone

Snow Zone

The astounding place is located at a distance of 6 km from Dhanaulti at Buranskhanda in Mussoorie. Snow zone is a kind of adventure park formerly known as Mussoorie adventure Park. It is counted as the best place in Mussoorie for adventurous activities. This Snow zone park is claimed to be at the highest park in India. It includes activities like skiing, sky ride, bunjy jumping, rock climbing, valley crossing, etc.

Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

The immense wooden forest is situated at a distance of 12 km from Mussoorie library bus stop. The Sanctuary is about to keep hundreds of bird species like white-capped water redstart Red-billed blue magpie. The Benog Wildlife sanctuary was put up in the year 1993. And the from the vary onwards it is a famous place for tourists who love to watch birds. Formerly Benog wildlife was known as Vinog Mountain Quail. The wildlife is spread in an area of about 340 hectares approximately. The Benog is located at a languish-attired slope and enclosed by the snow bung peaks of Himalayan mountain ranges.

Bhatta Falls

Bhatta Fall

The Bhatta falls located just 2 km from the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary and 10 km from Mussoorie Library bus stand. The Bhatta falls one the preeminent Waterfall in Mussoorie and a major venue for tourists attraction. The natural Cascade is falling from a height of 30 feet into an inherently enclosed pool. The tremendous place is free of the rush, and one can spend a little more time in the lap of nature. The location is very suitable for doing natural photoshoot which makes it a favorite place for a photographer. Slope and swings are also furnished for children playing motive. The pond below the fall is big enough that one can even enjoy a little swimming in the natural water. Visitors can easily reach the spot as every convey is possible via road.

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls

The most famous and know the place in Mussoorie and even in India. It can be reached by covering a distance of 14.5 km from library bus stand and 49 km from Dehradun. It is formed at an altitude of 4500 feet from mean sea level. Every tourist must reach here once to enjoy the natural waterfall. The cascade is falling from a height of about 49 feet and possibly managed to have a bath in the pond below it. The waterfall consists of two ponds or pools the above and the below one. The above is the 2 feet deep where you can enjoy the direct fall of water.The below one is about 4-5 feet deep, and here you can enjoy swimming. The water of the fall is intensely cool.

Kempty fall was explored and constructed by a British administrator John Mekinan in 1835. The name Kempty fall is obtained from Camp-tea.

Suri Falls

Suri Falls

The very undiscovered and unexplored waterfall in Mussoorie. It is about 20 km from Mussoorie bus stand on the JP road. Suri fall is the best fall for those who don’t fear of water and heights. The waterfall Lies between an unnamed valley and visitor have to trek down to the slope of hills for 3 km. The vocal shape of hills makes the fall to produce a roaring sound. Reaching the main fall is risky and banned by the government for tourist, but as per no restriction and no guard to stop your way, you can go on your own risk. An Indian Explorer and Geographic mentor name “Rajesh Singh Maan” claims that at some extent the Suri Waterfall doesn’t visualize as it follows the gravitational theory. You can even experience a random rain any time at the exact area only.

Nainital

The astounding view giving city is located at a distance of 294 km from Delhi, 66 km from Ramnagar and 278 from Dehradun. Nainital is a tremendous place for sightseeing and little adventurous activities. The beautiful place lies at the foot of high Himalayas at an elevation of 1938 meter. Nainital means “Nine Lakes.” It is one the best tourist places in India to visit. Nainital is famous for its first classy resorts and water sports activities. Nainital is the best tourism gateway of two days from Delhi. Nainital has esteemed scenic Lake, Green Hills, and rocky mountains. It is called as the Lake District of India. The name Nainital is acquired from Naini Peak, or China Peak located a height of  2615 meter. Nainital gives a distinct view which is very rare to see anywhere else. The town is enclosed from three sides by high mountain ranges and unfurl around the astounding Naini lake.

Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham

The religious pilgrimage is located at a distance of 8 km from Bhowali and 17 km from Nainital, at the height of 1400 meter from sea level in Kainchi, Almora road. Kainchi is the famous house of God for Hindus in Uttarakhand. The temple is devoted to Lord Hanuman. The place was explored by two Hindu saints name Premi baba and Sombari Maharaj. The Kainchi temple has been reached by some of the famous personalities which involve the founder of Apple electronics Steve Jobes and the founder of social media website Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. In the year 1962, the two saint found the just the place for their Ashram but later on June 15 in 1964 Hanuman temple was built on the same platform.

Naini (Nainital) Lake

Naini Lake

The natural freshwater lake is situated at a distance of just 1.5 km from the Bus stand of Tallital, a central town of Nainital District. Naini Lake is one of the most visited places in Nainital by tourists. The water body is most regularly symbolized to elevate the tourism of Nainital.

History states it the lake is built by P. Barron in 1839 at an elevation of 2000 meter from sea level. Kumaon hills include four lakes and Naini is one of them; others are Naukuchiyatal Lake, Sattal Lake, and Bhimtal Lake. The shape of the lake is Lunar, and the end is open towards the southeastern end. The lake undertakes the perimeter of 2 miles and 7-29 meter deep. The southern part of the Lake is known as Tallital and northern Part is known as Mallital.

The main feeder dream of the lake is Balia Nala. Three sides enclose the enormous and tremendous lake by Panoramic Mountains. Tourists can enjoy boating of both, paddles and motor in the lake, provided by the Boat club of Nainital. Visitors can even enjoy water boat racing in June organized by Nainital Boat club.

Sariyatal

The lake is so amazing that one may even lose control to inhaling, by seeing the place for the first time. The astounding lake is located on Kaladungi road at a distance of 8 km from Tallital bus stop. Sariyatal is a small lake but give a perfect sightseeing option to visitors. Tourists can enjoy paddleboats rides in the still and clean water of the Sariyatal Lake. The lake is deep, and the water is immensely cold.

Aside from the stunning lake, Saritayal is also very well known for Botanical Garden of Himalayan which runs under the supervision of forest department of Uttarakhand. The garden covers about 30 hectares where tourists can see many unfamiliar and imperil trees and plants. Entry to this garden is payable which you can buy at price of a water bottle (20rs).

Naukuchia Taal

The breathtaking picturesque lake is located at a distance of 6 km from Bhimtal and 25 km from Nainital at an altitude of 1220 meter. The word Naukuchia Taal literally means nine lakes. The deepest lake is confined by thick foliage of shrubs and trees. The lake is 983 long and 693 wide in the area with the 175 depth, the deepest in Nainital. The lake is immensely beautiful and gives long-lasting refreshment to one’s mind. According to Hindu mythology, the lake was created by Lord Brahma, the one who created Earth.  Also, there is a small temple of Lord Brahma nearby the Lake. It is trusted that Lord Brahma blesses the Idolizer of Lake. The place is highly mesmerized in greenery and beautiful landscapes.

Bhimtal

The beautiful picturesque lake is situated at a distance of 11 km from Sattal and 20 km from Nainital at an altitude of 1370 meter in a small town of Bhimtal in Nainital. Bhimtal is one of the oldest towns in Uttarakhand and also older than Nainital even, formerly it was a part of silk roadway. The Lake Bhimtal is named after the name of Arjun’s younger brother named as Bheem, a legend with the power of hundreds of Elephants. Bheem was one of the Pandavas of the legend story of Mahabharata. Bheem was claimed to arrive the place during the existence of Pandavas. The lake is known to be the biggest lake in the region of Kumaon and located in the shaggy green Peaks.  The lake is not so deep as compared to other lakes in Nainital but Lengthy enough. It covers 1701 meter in length, 451 in breadth and 18 meters in depth. When the Kumaon region was under the supervision of Britishers, a dam was built on the lake in 1883, named as Victoria Dam. The sight tremendously produces visual vistas and pure elegance. The water of the Lake can be equalized to distilled water in Purity, so it is even used for Drinking Purposes.

Sattal

It is a clump of seven intertwined freshwater Lakes situated at a distance of 12 km from Bhimtal and 22 km from Nainital as located at the height of 1370 meter in Nainital. This place is the most well-known places of Nainital and even of Uttarakhand. Tourists from Far lands use to come here for just having a glimpse of the rare natural beauty. People who visit here wish to live their rest of the life by seeing the magic of natural beauty.

The cluster of lakes is enclosed within the dense jungle of Pine and Oak trees. As India is famous for polluting river water, however, Sattal is an exceptional case to that. The water is so pure and transparent that one can see the face in its water like a replica. The in order names of the all seven lakes of sattal are Sukh Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Laxman Tal, Sita Tal, Ram Tal, and Garud Tal and  Purna Tal.

The above mentioned lakes or Sattal are named after the name of the Heavenly God spiritual family, existed at the epic time of Ramayana.

Ranikhet

Ranikhet

The prodigious hill station is located at a distance of 350km from Delhi, from Dehradun 325 km, form Haldwani 82 km, from Nainital 56 km, and from Almora its 50 km. A hill station is a picturesque place and an army cantonment burg in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. Ranikhet is situated at the height of a 1869 meter on the top of the Kumaon Hills and enclosed by Himalayan ranges. The place is free of the rush, crowd and pollution and best in sightseeing. Ranikhet itself hold a stunning meaning in its name, which means “Queens Paddock.” There is beautiful love history behind Ranikhet;  Padmini the Queen of Kumaon was extremely influenced by the beauty of Ranikhet that she decided to live here for rest of her life and afterward the Sukherdev the King of Kumaon built a Mansion for at the same place and named the place as Ranikhet.

Dwarahat

The ancient town can be reached by covering a distance of 34 km from Ranikhet and 77 km from Almora district of Uttarakhand. The place is renowned for its prehistoric temples, brought up by the Kings of Katyuri. ASI has now undertaken the maintenance of the temple. The word Dharawat literally means “way to heaven.” Diawara’s land is full of sacred Hindu temples. There are 55 prehistoric temples of elegant architectural brilliance. All these 555 temples are categorized into eight groups. Many of temples have massive archaeological ethics. The material used to built these temple is Pre-Cambrian granite masonry blocks, and adjoining blocks are iron clamps and dowels in place of mortar.

Temple of Binsar Mahadev

Temple of Binsar Mahadev

The ancient Hindu temple is located at a distance of 18 km from Ranikhet at Bisaona, Uttarakhand. Tourists visit the Binsar Mahadev temple in a great extent. The temple is circumscribed by Deodar tree forest and discovered at the height of 2480m meter. Binasar temple is also devoted to Lord Shiva praised as Bhindeshwar here. The temple is famous for its architecture and the factfull old record. It is assured that it was built in a single day. People suppose to come here in search of peace and to meditate. The tremendous views of spring water and Deodar and Cedar jungle offer a breathtaking environment. One Can sit and enjoy calmness and loneliness for how long he/she, desires.

Ramgarh

Ramgarh

The small and beautiful hill station is located at a distance of 28 km from Mukteshwar and 34 km from Nainital, at an elevation of 1518 meter above the mean sea level in Nainital district. The place is very well known for its orchards. The town is divided into two different parts recognized as Malla and Talla. Both are situated at the height of 1518 but Malla is on elevation and Talla is located at downhill. Ramgarh is apart from the noisy environment in the calmness of Jungle, there no hustle bustle like in cities and offers a clean atmosphere and extensive outlook to the high Himalayan range. The founder the hill station was a Britisher and often vacationed by great British and Indian celebrities. Ramgarh is also widely known as a Fruit bowl of Kumaon districts as the house in the town is full of fruit giving trees.

Corbett Falls

Corbett Falls

The intuitive Corbett waterfall is located at a distance of 26 km from Ramnagar, 38 km from Nainital and 5 km from Kaladhungi in Nainital district. The waterfall is a unique scenic giving fall, hemmed by the thick teak forest. Corbett waterfall is delightfully cascading down from an altitude of 20 meters into a pond. The roaring sound of falling water with a playback of birds chirping makes the place alike to heaven. Taking a bath in the pool is not allowed by the authorities of the Tourism and forestry because tiny stones supposed to fall with water which may cause injury if one is standing under the fall or in the pond. But one can enjoy the peace and tremendous beauty of nature here. Forest walk, bird watching, and photography are the most sought-after activities to do at Corbett Waterfalls. Visitors can easily reach by having a local taxi or bus directly to Ramnagar or Kaladhungi and can even enjoy a beautiful trekking experience of 1.5 km to get to the waterfall from the main road.

Kilbury & Pangot Bird Sanctuary

Kilbury and Pangot Bird Sanctuary

The bird watcher paradise is situated at a distance of 3 m from Pangot and 15 km from Tallital bus stop. The site is very prominent for many bird species and is elevated at the height of 2528 meter above the sea level. The astounding sanctuary is enclosed by the-the immense and lushly forest of pine, rhododendron and oak trees. As per official records, the Sanctuary has around 580 breeds of birds. The most usually seen bird in the sanctuary is Brown woods Owl, Collared Grosbeaks, Forktails and White-throated Laughing Thrushes. Waters can see both category of birds, Migrated from abroad and locals. First time visitor to this place will never forget the long lasting impression of the birds sound. Ears would fall in love the countless sounds different types of birds produce. The place is heavenly, and the way to this place is more enormous. A lot of mammals can be seen while driving to Pangot sanctuary.

Almora

Almora

The scenic hill station situated at a distance of 364 km from Delhi, 357 from km from Dehradun, 64 from Nainital and 50 km from Ranikhet at an altitude of 1,651 meters in Uttarakhand. Almora is a Famous hill resort and a major place of attraction for tourists in Uttarakhand. Almora is one the closest hill station to the capital of India and a two-day tour can be enjoyed in lavishness. The ridge is long horseshoe-shaped where Almora is situated, the western side of the ridge is well known as Selifat, and the eastern side is called Talifat. The two rivers Kosi and Syual increase the beauty of the place by running alongside the town. The Town got its name from a small Plant Kilmora found in the surrounding region of Almora. The plant was used as a sluicing thing for washing the Katarmal temple’s utensils.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary is situated in the foothills of Himalayas at a distance of 26 km from Almora district at an elevation of 2270 meter. The Bisnar wild sanctuary was proclaimed in 1988, and it undertakes 47.04 sq.km of the area. The topmost point of the peak of the Bisnar wildlife is well known as the Jhandi Dhar which is at the height of 2412 meter. Sanctuary primary motive is to protect wildlife as well as to conserve the oak trees. The sanctuary includes five villages inside and 30 villages around its boundaries. Anciently Binsar was the capital city of the Chand Kings, the one who ruled Kumaon for seven centuries(from 11th to 18th). Bisnar has opulent diversity in flora and fauna. The place can be called as the homeland for a different variety of animals and plants.

Jageshwar Dham

Jageshwar Dham

The highly Hindu Pilgrimaged place is situated at a distance of 37 km from Almora at an elevation of 1870 meter in Jageshwar in Almora district of Uttarakhand. Jageshwar was the birthplace of Lakulish Shaivism the 28th Avatar of Lord Shiva. Lakulish literally means “Shiva with a wooden stick.” The god house city settles a group of 124 small and large temples from which many are maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, some of them are Chandi Temple, Dandeshwar Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Nanda Devi Temple, Kuber Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Surya Temple, Pyramidal Shrine. The most ancient of these Archaeologically survey temples are the Greatest shrine the Dandeshwar Temple and the oldest one is the Mrityunjaya Temple. These above places a visited by a vast num of worshipers every year through different months.

Temple of Katarmal Sun

Temple of Katarmal Sun

The ancient Hindu temple located at a distance of 30 km from Ranikhet and 20 km from Almora district in Katarmal Village, Uttarakhand at an altitude of 2116 meter above sea level.

Katarmal Temple is devoted to Lord Vriddhaditya, or Burhadita is one of the most famous ancient location of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The in attendance image of the Surya in Katarmal Temple is from the 12th century. The temple was built by a Katyuri King named Katarmalla. The temple is highly spiritual, and every year thousands of Hindus visit to pray or worship Surya. The main compound of Katarmal temple is encircled by 45 smaller astounding sculptured temples.

Lansdowne

Lansdowne

The incredible place situated at a distance of 247 km Delhi, 158 km from Dehradun, and 106 km from Haridwar, 131 km from Rishikesh, 40 km from Kotdwar at an elevation of 1706 meter from mean sea level in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. The Hill Station is surrounded by the lush and thick forest of Oak and Pine trees. Lansdowne is one the best two-day trip destination from the capital city of India and one of the major spot of attraction for tourists in Uttarakhand. Britishers cantonment was claimed to be here for which it is best hill resort in Uttarakhand. Lord Lansdowne who was the viceroy of India from 1888 to 1894, found the place. The Britisher’s cantonment of Lansdowne is the command office of the Legendary Garhwal Rifles of the Army of India.

Temple of Tarkeshwar Mahadev

Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

The ancient temple is located at a distance of 69 km from Kotdwar and 37 km from Lansdowne at an altitude of 2092 meter on the top of a hill in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Tarkeshwar temple holds down the holy faith in the idolizing of Lord Shiva.

The holy place is an ancient place locally called as Siddha Piths and devoted to Lord Shiva. There is legendary trail according to the Hindu mythology that the Tarkeshwar Temple is built after the name of a Demon who was an epic worshiper of Lord Shiva. And demon praised the name of Lord Shiva for having a boon from Mahadev. Lord Shiva pleased by the faith of demon and gifted him the boon of immortality as demon Tarkeshwar asked and Demon was noble and a future teller. The demon was aware of his future that he will be killed by the Son of Lord Shiva, so he requested Lord Shiva to boon him immortality but except the Son of Lord Shiva.

Tarkeshwar after getting blessed started being cruel to sages and saints and even started threatening Gods of heaven. Sages after being harassed by the cruelty of demon pleaded to Lord Shiva for help. In solution, Lord Shiva married to Goddess Parvati, and Parvati gave birth to a son named Kartikeya. Later Kartikeya became the reason of the Demon Tarkeshwar’s death.

Kausani

Kausani

An excellent and small hill station is located at a distance of 401 km from Delhi the capital city of India. 318 km from Dehradun the capital city of Uttarakhand state, 58 km from Almora, 59 km from Ranikhet, 115 from Nainital, 164 km from Pithoragarh, 241 km from Jim Corbett National Park and 37 km from Bageshwar at an elevation of 1890 meter above sea level in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. Kausani is the topmost hill station in Uttarakhand, India and one of the most preferred states to visit by tourists in Uttarakhand.

According to the history of Uttarakhand, Kausani’s administration was undertaken by Katyuri king. Afterwards, a bigger land part of Kausani was gifted to a Brahmin of Gujarat named Sri Chand Tiwari. At the time of Indian independence, Kausani was a fraction of Almora District up to 1997 afterward, Bageshwar was sliced out of Almora.

Mahatma Gandhi himself described the place as the “Switzerland of India.” Kausani is one of the most fantastic places in India. Its thick forest and lushly gullies attract many people from all around the world.

Some of the most popular and visited places of Kausani are Rudrahari Mahadev Temple, Falls and Caves of Rudrahari, Baijnath temple, Kausani Tea estate, Someshwar, Bageshwar, Pinnath and Kot Bhramari temple.

Except for the spectacular Views and beautiful hills the location is famous for its resorts, cottages and awesome ashrams.

Trek of Pindari Glacier

Pindari Glacier

Pindari Glaciers have located at a distance of 80 km from Bageshwar and 120 km from Kausani and an altitude of 3627 meters in the upper rise of the Kumaon Himalayas to the southeast direction of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Uttarakhand. Pindari trek is in the topmost highest trek in Uttarakhand. The Pindari Glaciers flow in an expanded area of 3km and breadth of the flow is 0.25 km to the south and join to river Pindari which afterward collaborate with Alakananda at Karnaprayag in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Tourist can enjoy the unforgettable serenity and peaceful trek with impressive mountain vistas.

Temple and Falls of Rudradhari

Temple and Falls of Rudradhari

The natural waterfall is located at a distance of 10 km from Kausani Bus stand at Kantali Village on the peak of Kausani, Uttarakhand. The waterfall has its specialty of lushly green fields where water ooze over a vertical drop in the way of a stream. The waterfall can be easily visualized from the Trek way of Trisul parvat or Adi Kailash. There is some prehistoric caves in the nearby region of the Rudradhari Waterfall. They are not artificial and are beautifully carved by nature. Around region of caves and fall is filled with thick greenery and by high mountains. Visitors can find a natural cave around the waterfall where Lord Vishnu and Shiva. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The name of the temples is also named after Lord Shiva(Rudra) and Lord Vishnu(Hari). The site of the temple and falls is decorated with patio fields and Landscapes.

Temple of Bagnath

Temple of Bagnath

The ancient temple is situated at a distance of 38 Kausani in Bageshwar town at the junction of Gomti and Sarayu Rivers. Bagnath temple is one of the major spiritual place Uttarakhand and as well one of the foremost place to visit in Uttarakhand.

Bagnath temple is one of the many other temples devoted to Lord Shiva. According to history tellers, a Chand ruler named as Laxmi Chand built this temple in Nagara format during 1450AD. Even statues from 7th to 16th century AD are present in Bagnath Temple. As per epics at the location of the Bagnath Temple, Sage named as Markandeya praised Lord Shiva. Being impressed of his praising Lord Shiva reveal as Tiger Avatar and hallowed Sage Markandeya.

Due to the above reason every year, a fair is organized at the location in the memory of the Holy Saint Markandeya.

Baijnath

Baijnath

Formerly well known as Kartikyapura. According to history books, Baijnath was the seat of Government of katyuri Kings, the rulers of the capital city from 12th to 13th centuries AD. The place is highly blessed as Lord Shiva married to Parvati at the junction of river Gomti and Garur Ganga. Temple Baijnath is moved toward by a step made of hard rock manufactured by the command of Queen Katyuri. Baijnath temple is convoluted with the icons of Lord Shiva, Chandika Devi, Parvati, Surya, Brahman, and Kuber.

Badrinath

Badrinath Temple

The holy town is situated at a distance of 523 km from Delhi, 335 km from Dehradun and 293 km from Rishikesh at an altitude of 3133 meters in the rages of the Himalayas Near Tibet border along with the Alaknanda river’s Bank. Badrinath is one of Char Dham pilgrimage sites in India and one of the most popular sites to visit in Uttarakhand. The other three Char Dham are Rameshwaram, Puri, and Dwarka.

Vishnuprayag

Vishnuprayag

One of the PanchPrayags of Alaknanda River is situated at a distance of 11 km from Joshimath and 32 km from Badrinath at an elevation of 1372 meter above sea level in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. Vishnu Prayag lies at the meeting point of river Dhauliganga and Alaknanda.

The place is immensely beautiful, and a confluence of rivers itself gives the magical panoramic view. Alaknanda, which stem in the eastern slopes of frozen fields of Chaukhamba merge with Saraswati river close to Mana afterward course down in the foreground of Badrinath temple. The place is Just a junction of water bodies but given a spectacular experience to the pilgrimages. Spiritual bath to wash away sins is performed here by the pilgrimages and by tourists.  There are five such junctions in India Known as Panch Prayag, and Vishnuprayag is the foremost one of other four. The rest of the Panch Prayag are Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Nandaprayag, and Devprayag; all these are the other four branch the holy Ganga.

 

Joshimath

Joshimath

Formed by Adi Guru Sri and one of the four Monasteries developed during the 8th century. Joshimath is devoted to Atharva Veda and lien in the province of Vishnuprayag which is the junction of two rivers named as Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. Joshimath is full of temples and monasteries and Pilgrimage centers. The principal holy place of the Joshimath is Bhavishya Badri and Narasimha Temple. Joshimath offers an extraordinary offer to experience an escapade to trekking, camping and Hill safari. Narashima is an old god place and the original temple devoted to Lord Vishnu accustomed by Shankaracharya.

Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara

Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara

The famous Sikh shrine is situated at a distance of   42 km Badrinath, 36 km from Joshimath, 18 km from Govind Ghat at a very high altitude of 4329 meters in the Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. Hemkund Sahib is also well-known as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib and is one of the most famous pilgrimages of Sikh religion. The location is no less than heaven. Its importance and attraction are increased by the Valley of flowers also which lies nearby apart than this is also the best place to enjoy Trek. The location has richly awarded as the best place for sightseeing. Its sites are naturally breathtaking.

The holy shrine is devoted to the tenth religious Sikh preacher Guru Gobind Singh. The Gurudwara is superstitiously enclosed between seven snow-covered mountains. Gurudwara is the only holy shrine of Sikh’s located on such a massive height. This holy place is visited by both religion Hindus as well as Sikhs. As per Hindu beliefs and fact history, the younger brother and Rishi Medhasa performed self-mortification at Gurudwara of Hemkund Sahib.

Pandukeshwar

Pandukeshwar

The scared Village is situated at a distance of 21 km from Joshimath, and 22 km from Badrinath at an extremely high elevation of 6300 feet lies on the way to Badrinath. It is one of the most famous spiritual pilgrimage location for Hindus. According to Hindu mythology, the Village was founded by King Pandu. Great Pandavas of Mahabharata were the son of Pandu. King Pandu after gifting the holy throne to his elder brother name Dhritharashtra started living his habitat in Pandukeshwar with his two wives name Madri and Kunti. There is also a very interesting prehistoric existed true tale, which is,  one single time King Pandu was on hunting in an immense jungle in search of an animal to hunt and just by hearing the unknown grasping breathing voice Pandu shoot an arrow from his bow and unknowingly targeted a sage in place of the animal. Sage was making love with a deer in the avatar of a deer. Before releasing out his last breath, Sage cursed the king Pandu. The curse was that after the death of sage king will never be able to make love with anyone and in case he tries to having sex with anyone, he will suddenly die.

To rinse off the curse given by the dying Sage, King Pandu established an image of Lord Vishnu made up of Bronze in Yogadhyan Badri Temple and became a peacemaker.

During the same period, wives of Pandu gave birth to five sons well-known as Pandavas. Soon after some time Pandu got attracted towards lady name Madri and rested his life on the ground due to the curse of Sage.

Yogadhyan and Lord Vasudeva Temples are the prime temples in Pandukeshwar. Yogadhyan is one of the seven Badri temples. Lord Vasudeva Temple is trusted to be established by Pandavas throughout the banishment of 12 years.

Although Pandukeshwar temple is always open throughout the whole year, April-June and September-November is the prime season to visit the Location.

Satopanth Lake

Satopanth Lake

The beautiful Mountain Lake is located at a distance of 25 km from Mana and 30 km from Badrinath and located at an altitude of 4,600 meters in the heart of Garhwal range of Himalayas. This is also one of the famous trekking sites as Swargarohini. The lake between the Hills is covering a circumference of 1 km. Lake is encircled by the snow sheltered mountain which gives a breathtaking and jaw-dropping view. The name of surrounding peaks is named after the particular Hindu Lords named as Vishnu, Brahma, and Mahesh. It Is believed that all the three Lord Brahma, Vishnu, And Mahesh had mused here in a Triangular shape in which lake is formed.  The lake is highly spiritual for the locale and preached by Hindus all over India.

There are also some strange species can be seen such as the existence of unknown and unique birds, who supposed to take out the unwanted impurities from the lake.

According to not a very ancient history, it is told that there was a Sage named as Moni baba, blessed by this three Lords, who instantly stopped speaking. According to common beliefs, it is stated that the sage lived on Sun and air without consuming food or any food source is not available he can survive by consuming Air and Sun energy.

Swargarohini

Swargarohini Peak
Swargarohini Peak

The bunch of heavenly peaks situated at the height of 6252 meters above sea level and a distance of 8 km from Satopanth Lake in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Swargarohini lies in Saraswati range of mountains. It allows going deep in the Great Himalayan range. Swargarohini is one of the best places for trekking in Uttarakhand, which takes you high enough that heart would start pounding.

The bunch of peaks includes four high peaks. This is the only location in Uttarakhand which takes you deepest in the Himalayas. Experience of Swargarohini trek is known for enhancing the shingly view and comprehensive surroundings. The meaning of Hindi word Swargarohini is a way to heaven, derived from the legends of Mahabharata epic tale. Draupadi and Pandavas followed the way through the bunch of four peaks to the skies.

The prime time to have a tour to Swargarohini is from March to October. The trekking adventure begins from Mana, which situated 5 km in front of Badrinath.

Vasudhara Falls

Vasudhara Falls

The beautiful waterfalls located at a distance of 6 km from Mana village and 11.5 km from Badrinath and lies at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The waterfall is examined as an evocative site. It is encircled by magnificent peaks and very accessible for a small trek and water full site. The water of the falling cascade down from a height of 400 feet. The water of the Fall is very pure and so clean that from a short distance it looks like milk cascading down from an enormous height. It is also believed that Vasudhara Fall’s water spin away from the tourists who are adulterated at heart.

Gangotri

Gangotri Dham
Gangotri Dham

The famous pilgrimage site located at a distance of 483 from the capital of India(Delhi), 288 from Haridwar, 264 from Rishikesh, 242 from Dehradun, and 98 from Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand at the height of 3100 meters.  The location is situated on the bank of pietistic River Bhagirathi. It is the most popular place to visit in Uttarakhand, India.

Lakhs of Hindu pilgrimage visits every year in Gangotri. The primary cause of the location which makes it the prime location for visitors and pilgrimages is that that Holy Hindu River Ganga emerges at Gaumukh in Gangotri. Along with Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Kedarnath, Gangotri is one of Char Dham spiritual journey.

Nelong Valley

Nelong Valley

A beautiful and unique view is giving valley located at a distance of 34 km from Gangotri and 25 km from Bhaironghati at an elevation of 11,000 feet above sea level in Gangotri National Park(GNP) in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. The valley was found by forestry and geological department of Uttarakhand in May 2015. The valley is still unexplored and rarely visited by tourist. But it is coming time people are getting aware of the location, and it is going to be the best place to visit in Uttarakhand. A restriction was implemented for visiting in the valley since 1962 due to the chances of Indo-China war. There is still some remains of ancient infrastructure such as the Lal Devta Temple and the Gartang Galion wooden Bridge. Some rare animal and bird species are also found here such as Musk, Himalayan Blue Sheep, and Snow Leopard.

Kedartal

Kedartal

Well-Known as Shiva lake is located at a distance of 17 km from Gangotri, lies in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. The astounding location is elevated at the height of 4,915 meters. The palace is famous for its stunning routes for trekking. Thousands of tourists visit at he place, which makes it one of the most visited places in Uttarakhand. Kedartal lake lies in the feets of Bhrigupanth and Thalay Sagar peak. The still water of the lake is the result of melted snow, which is coming down from Meru mountain, Bhrigupanth, Thalay Saga respectively.

Nandanvan

Shivling from Nandanvan
Shivling from Nandanvan

A small meadow located at a distance of 12 km from Bhojbasa, 8 km from Gaumukh and 27 km from Gangotri at an elevation of 4330 in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. Nandanvan puts forward beautiful panorama to the prominent holy mountain peaks such as Kedar dome, Bhagirathi, Thalay Sagar, and Shivling. It offers a perfect tough trek through Chaturangi and Gangotri Glaciers. Unfit tourists are suggested not to join the trekking campaign to Nandanvan because of its hard, tough way. Gangotri is the starting point of the trek and ends to Bhojbabsa, which covers about 14 km of distance. On the whole land of the trek is with unsecured due to moving and falling rocks. The risk in trekking makes the place more adventurous and one of the most visited Place in Uttarakhand for the trek.

Tapovan

Beautiful area consisting of astounding paddocks located at a distance of 5 km from Gaumukh, 9 km from Bhojabasa and 23 km from Gangotri in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. The elevation of the location is 4460 meters above sea level. Tapovan precisely refers to cold barren or dry land means forest of atonement. The richness of Tapovan in pasturelands, creeks, and blossoms is the leading cause of attraction. Many international tourist and explorers visits and love to stay in Tapovan for days. The places are also reviewed as the best high elevated meadow in India, the place of Incredible lands and weather. Adventurous activities such as Mountaineering, trekking, and Camping are famous in Tapovan. It would take nearly four days to trek forth and back from Gangotri to Tapovan.

Gomukh / Gaumukh

Gaumukh

Source of holy River Bhagirathi is located at a distance of 19 km from Gangotri lies at the height of 13,200 feet above sea level in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. Gaumukh exactly means the Face of a cow because, during the early years when the place was explored, the sight gives visuals of cow face. Thus, the cow is a Holy animal preached by Hindus in India because the cow was a devoted friend of Lord Krishna. Location is famous for pilgrimage and trekking. It is one of the primary sources of Holy River Ganga. Gaumukh holds the position of India’s second largest Glacier.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath

Prime center for Hindu pilgrimage located at a distance of 439 km from Delhi, 264 km from Dehradun and 224 km from Rishikesh at an altitude of 3584 meters in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath is one of the primary places where lakhs of Hindu pilgrimage visits every year, which make it one of the popular destination to visit in Uttarakhand. It is one of the major location from Chota Char Dham. History says that the Kedarnath Temple was in existence at the time of Mahabharata. According to myths and beliefs of Hindu Kedarnath was mandated by King Kedar during the time of Satya Yuga.

The location is reached by thousand and lakhs of Hindus every year. The main attraction of visitors and pilgrimage is the Kedarnath Temple, devoted to Lord Shiva.

Deoria Tal

Deoria Tal

The beautiful waterbody located at a distance of 73 km from Kedarnath, 59km from Gaurikund and 16 km from Ukhimath, lies near Saari village, Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of 2,438 meters above the sea level. Visitors can sit nearby the bank of the lake for hours and can enjoy panoramic weather changes around the Lake. Though, it is one of the major places to visit in Uttarakhand. One can enjoy the different weather and scenic vistas. Peaks like Nilkantha, Kedar range, Kalanag, Chaukhamba gives a superstitious and jaw-dropping feeling while looking at them in the east from the banks of Lake Deoria Tal. The word Deoria literally means Lake of heavenly Lords. As per Hindu myths and beliefs, it is stated that Gods of Heaven such as Indar dev use to have the bath in this holy Lake.

Triyuginarayan Temple

Triyuginarayan Temple

The ancient Hindu temple is located at a distance of 27 km from Kedarnath, 10 km from Sonprayag and 13 km from Gaurikund at an elevation of 1980 meters above sea level in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand. The holy house of God is devoted to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that the current structure was manufactured by Adi Shankaracharya. Triyuginarayan is formed by the collaboration of three meaningful words which are Tri(Three), Yugi( Century), and Narayan is the well-known name of Lord Vishnu.

Chandrashila

Chandrashila

The summit of Chandranath is located at a distance of 74 km from Rudraprayag, 32 km from, Ukhimath, 4 km from Chopta and 1 km from Tungnath and lies at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level. There is a famous temple on the Chandranath mountain named as Tungnath. The temple is situated on the edge of the temple and give’s a breathtaking view. Due to its immense beauty, it attracts a lot of tourists from all over world and famous as one of the major places to visit in Uttarakhand.

According to the myths and beliefs, it is stated that during the holy period of Satyug Lord Rama meditated at this place after killing the devil Ravana kidnapper of Devi Sita(Rama’s wife).

Rudranath

Rudranath

The famous pilgrimage site is located at distance of 140 km from Kedarnath, 83 km from Ukhimath, 25 km from Gopeshwar and lies at an altitude of 2,286 meters in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. Rudranath is 3rd temple can be reached in the Panch Kedar religious circuit. Rudranath is one of the most sacred places to visit in Uttarakhand. According to myths and beliefs, Rudranath temple is trusted to be manufactured by Pandavas. It is believed when Pandavas was in search of Lord Shiva, to retrieve them of the wrongdoing of Killing Kauravas in the legendary war of Kurukshetra.

Lord Shiva did not wish to meet Pandavas and though moved out of the Himalayas in the Avatar of a Bull and re-arrived in the section in the Panch Kedar Locations.

Tungnath

Tungnath

One of the Panch Kedar temples is located at distance of 88 km from Kedarnath, 73 km from Rudraprayag, 32 km from Ukhimath and 3 km from Chopta and lies at an altitude of 3,680 above sea level. Tungnath temple is situated on one of the highest pilgrimage peak named as Chandranath Parvat. This is one of the best pilgrimage temple visited by Hindus from all over India. Tungnath is a world famous Temple devoted to Lord Shiva and one of the major place to visit as a tourist in India. It also has relation with Pandavas and Mahabharata the legendary war between Pandavas and Kauravas

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