Guide to the Best Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful states in India. The ethereal environment of the Himalayas comprising majestic peaks, shimmering streams, eye-catching meadows, imposing glaciers, and pristine lakes, makes it a sought-after tourist destination.

The stunning Indian state of Uttarakhand, known as the land of mountains and myths, never fails to astound visitors. Hindus refer to this region as the "Land of Gods," due to its paradisiacal charm. The state, formerly known as Uttaranchal, is well-renowned for its historical holy sites, stunning meadows, lush greenery, snow-capped peaks, breathtaking hill towns, magnificent temples, and picturesque lakes. It offers a range of leisure and adventurous activities including rafting, bird viewing, skiing, yoga, camping, and wildlife trips.

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Nainital, one of the best places in Uttarakhand, is tucked away among lovely peaks and provides a picturesque escape to all. This lake city, which is near the well-known Naini Lake, is home to numerous splendid locations, including the Eco Cave Gardens, Snow View, Naina Peak, and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. Additionally, this region is sometimes referred to as the "Lake District of India" because of the many lakes that dot it. If you are looking for a summer destination in Uttarakhand, this is where you should be!


As you explore the marvellous Nainital, make sure to book a delightful stay at one of the three hotels offered by Leisure Hotels - The Naini Retreat, The Pinewood and The Earl’s Court. Each of these hotels is decorated with the utmost elegance that has an English charm. The hotels are located amidst lush greenery and mist-covered peaks, which make relaxing in the rooms all the more fascinating!


Naukuchiatal offers a variety of outdoor activities for nature lovers and never ceases to mesmerise tourists with its breathtaking scenery. The lovely hill town of Nakuchiatal, also known as the "Lake of Nine Corners," is located in the "City of Lakes" Nainital. This serene lake is idyllically positioned 1,220 metres above sea level. Naukuchiatal is well-known for its famous Bhuransh, a rhododendron-based squash that can be purchased from any of the fruit shops. With a length of 983 metres, a width of 693 metres, and a depth of roughly 40.3 metres, Nakuchiatal is one of the deepest lakes in Nainital.

Mountoria Retreat, Naukuchiatal in Naukuchiatal is the perfect retreat in the hills for a laid-back vacation with great weather amidst mountains and a tranquil lake.

Corbett National Park

The first national park in India was formed in 1936. It bears Jim Corbett's name, a renowned naturalist and conservationist. The stunning Jim Corbett National Park is known for having the most tigers of any Indian national park and is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, close to the well-known hill station and lake city of India, Nainital. A must-do activity is the jeep safari into the thick forest to view wild animals in their natural vicinity. And if you're fortunate, you could even have a chance to see a tiger.

Enjoy the views of the beautiful, green forest, with its streams, rivers, and a few waterfalls, as you go through it in a jeep safari. If you want to experience Wildlife in all its glory then we advise you to stay either at The Riverview Retreat, Corbett or The Jamoon, Corbett which offers you an exclusive luxury wildlife experience.



Rishikesh, one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand, offers the ideal balance of thrill and tranquilly. Known as the "Yoga Capital of the World", it is located on the banks of the sacred River Ganges. It is located at the base of the Himalayas and is well-known for its ashrams, which impart spirituality and meditation, and ayurvedic treatments. Apart from being a therapeutic retreat, it also has several heart-pounding activities like rock climbing, rappelling, bungee jumping, and more. If you are looking for a bit of adventure as well as tranquillity, Rishikesh is undoubtedly one of the best places in Uttarakhand.


For a comfortable stay after a tiring day of sightseeing, head out to Aloha On The Ganges. The stunning hotel in Rishikesh offers immaculate accommodation for families by River Ganges. For a more casual stay with your friends, you can book accommodation at Bedzzz, Rishikesh. The hotel has the striking feature of bunk beds, which make the overall experience more unique.


One of the famous tourist places in Uttarakhand is Haridwar. A well-known spiritual destination, pilgrims come here for respite and to seek the blessings of deities. Apart from being a pilgrimage site, it also provides a variety of adventurous activities, including water sports and trekking. Haridwar, one of India's holiest cities, is home to numerous temples and ashrams. Known as "Gateway to the Lord", it is where the famous Kumbh Mela is located. Along with numerous temples, Haridwar is home to Piran Kaliyar, a notable dargah from the thirteenth century.


On your trip here, treat yourself to a brilliant stay near River Ganges at Ganga Lahari. It is a premium hotel on Gau Ghat, which overlooks the banks of the river and exudes a holy vibe. The hotel offers two different types of rooms, each of which exposes occupants to the calming views of the River Ganges.


Apart from Ganga Lahari, you can also indulge in a cosy stay at The Haveli Hari Ganga. As the name suggests, it is a luxury hotel on the banks of the River Ganges. Offering heritage rooms, resting in these well-furnished rooms qualifies as the perfect sojourn!