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Uttarakhand, originally known as Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the “Devabhumi” (literally “Land of the Gods”) due to numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centers found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabar, and the Terai regions and you can see all this with the help of our Uttarakhand tour packages.

The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, with a total of 13 districts. The winter capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, the largest city in the state, which is a railhead. Gairsain, a town in Chamoli district is the summer capital of Uttarakhand. The High Court of the state is located in Nainital.

Archaeological evidence supports the existence of humans in the region since prehistoric times. The region formed a part of the Uttarakuru Kingdom during the Vedic age of Ancient India. Among the first major dynasties of Kumaon were the Kunindas in the 2nd century BCE who practiced an early form of Shaivism. Ashokan edicts at Kalsi show the early presence of Buddhism in this region. During the medieval period, the region was consolidated under the Katyuri rulers of Kumaon also known as ‘Kurmanchal Kingdom’,  you can visit them with our Uttarakhand tour and travel packages.

The natives of the state are generally called Uttarakhandi, or more specifically either Garhwali or Kumaoni by their region of origin. According to the 2011 Census of India, Uttarakhand has a population of 10,086,292, making it the 20th most populous state in India.

Packages Price Duration Night Stay
Nainital Budget Tour Packages
₹9459
3 Nights / 4 Days
Nainital (03 Nights)
Nainital Tour Package
₹10,399
4 Nights / 5 Days
Nainital (03 Nights) Jim Corbett (02 Nights)
Nainital Tour Package from Kolkata
₹17619
5 Nights / 6 Days
Nainital (03 Nights) Ranikhet (01 Night) Kausani (01 Night) Jim Corbett (02 Nights)
Nainital Honeymoon Tour
₹26250
6 Nights / 7 Days
Nainital (2N) Ranikhet (1N) Jim Corbett (1N)
Uttarakhand Tourism Package
₹26250
7 Nights / 8 Days
Nainital (2N) Ranikhet (1N) Kausani (1N) Jim Corbett (2N)
Uttarakhand Family Tour Packages
₹25489
8 Nights / 9 Days
Nainital (3N) Ranikhet (1N) Kausani (1N) Almora (1N) Jim Corbett (2N)

Climate Of Uttarakhand

CLIMATE MATTERS FOR ANDAMAN TOUR PACKAGES:

The climate of Uttarakhand is temperate, marked by seasonal variations in temperature but also affected by tropical monsoons. January is the coldest month, with daily high temperatures averaging below freezing in the north and near 70 °F (21 °C) in the southeast. In the north, July is the hottest month, with temperatures typically rising from the mid-40s F (about 7 °C) to about 70 °F daily. In the southeast, May is the warmest month, with daily temperatures normally reaching the low 100s F (about 38 °C) from a low around 80 °F (27 °C). Most of the state’s roughly 60 inches (1,500 mm) of annual precipitation is brought by the southwest monsoon, which blows from July through September. Floods and landslides are problems during the rainy season in the lower stretches of the valleys. In the northern parts of the state, 10 to 15 feet (3 to 5 meters) of snowfall is common between December and March.

Best Time to Visit Uttarakhand

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL UTTARAKHAND PACKAGE TOUR: March to April and September to October are considered the best time to visit Uttarakhand. The state has wonderful weather all through the year. Trekking, Paragliding, and The Char Dham Yatra are the most popular activities during Summer, which is also the Peak Season in Uttarakhand, and for this, you need a good Uttarakhand tour agency who provides the best Uttarakhand tour packages.

The Andaman Islands enjoy a typical tropical climate all through the year. With an average temperature of around 23°C (minimum) and not exceeding 30°C (maximum), Andaman Islands are hot and humid generally.

TEMPERATURE & RAINFALL AROUND THE YEAR
JANUARY TO FEBRUARY
44.6F – 77F
7°C – 25°C
MARCH TO APRIL
55.4F – 91.4F
13°C – 33°C
MAY TO JULY
69.8F – 96.8F
21°C – 36°C
AUGUST TO OCTOBER
62.6F – 86F
17°C – 30°C
NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER
46.4F – 78.8F
8°C – 26°C

How to Reach Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is gradually developing its connectivity with all three means of transport, however, roadways still remain the best means to explore this hilly state. There is efficient road connectivity both intrastate and interstate, making it easy for people to visit Uttarakhand any time of the year, and that too comfortably with our effective Uttarakhand tour packages. The state at the moment has two operational airports and a few railway stations as well. 

BY AIRWAYS

The airports, where the flights from different states fly in, go by the name of Pantnagar Airport which is situated in the Pantnagar in Kumaon Region, Jolly Grant situated in Dehradun, and Naini Saini Airport in the Pithoragarh. Jolly Grant is the most well-connected of the three airports in Uttarakhand and Pithoragarh is yet to open to the public

BY RAILWAYS

Easing up the connection for the tourists, the Uttarakhand railways department is maintaining 16 big and small railway stations that connect Uttarakhand with Lucknow, Delhi, Kolkata, and several other major cities, towns in India. Haridwar, Dehradun, Kathgodam, Rudrapur, Tanakpur, Pantnagar are a few railways stations that contribute to making traveling easy inside the state as well as from other parts of the country.

BY ROADWAYS

Roadways offer the best connectivity in the state. There are well-connected highways like NH 108, NH 109, NH 119, NH 121, NH 123, and NH 72A that connect the state with other parts of the country. With an efficient bus unit, Uttarakhand offers excellent accessibility. Taxis are also available to most of the destinations in the state, and thus, is the best mode of transport

Available Train details for Ajodhya Pahar Package tour:
Rupasi Bangla Exp [12883]
Depart 06:25 | Arrival 11:50
Daily
Lalmati Exp [12883]
Depart 08:30 | Arrival 14:15
Tue, Sat

Attraction of Uttarakhand Tour Packages

PLACE OF INTEREST IN UTTARAKHAND

Nestled amidst the Doon Valley in the state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun city is a very popular hill station that beckons solo travelers, families, and couples alike. Winter Capital of Uttarakhand, proudly boasts of a scenic backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas. Dehradun is located at an altitude of 1400 feet above sea level and has a pleasant climate all year round.

As you would expect from a city located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun abounds in caves, waterfalls, and natural springs. One such extremely popular spot is Robber's Cave, which is a natural cave surrounded by hills. So to see all these spots check our entire Uttarakhand tour package itinerary

DEHRADUN ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Robber’s Cave
  2. Sahastradhara
  3. Mindrolling Monastery
  4. Lacchiwalla
  5. Har Ki Dun
  6. Tapovan Temple
  7. Fun Valley
  8. Tiger View Jungle Camp
  9. Malsi Deer Park
  10. Tapkeshwar Temple
  11. Zonal Museum
  12. Forest Research Institute
  13. Assan Barrage
  14. Chetwoode Hall
  15. Clock Tower Dehradun
  16. Kalinga War Memorial
  17. Ram Rai Gurudwara

Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. With a backdrop of the Shivalik range of Himalayas and doon valley, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year. Once the British summer capital, Mussoorie is a popular getaway for honeymooners and families.

The fact that it was a popular holiday destination during the British era can be seen from British remnants in the city, with our Uttarakhand tour package. such as the archaic architecture of the hotels and churches. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mussoorie is The Mall (also known as the Mall Road), which is a slightly steep boulevard with eateries and other shops lining its entire stretch. From the little houses spread around the area to the architecture of even the lamp posts, The Mall gives off a distinct colonial vibe.

MUSSOORIE ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Lal Tibba
  2. Kempty Falls
  3. Gun Hill
  4. Lake Mist
  5. Cloud’s End
  6. Mussoorie Mall Road
  7. Dhanaulti
  8. Company Garden
  9. Jwala Devi Temple Mussoorie
  10. Bhatta Falls
  11. Camel’s Back Road
  12. Jabarkhet Nature Reseve
  13. Paragliding
  14. Jharipani Falls
  15. George Everest’s House
  16. Soham Heritage & Art Centre
  17. Happy Valley, Mussoorie
  18. Mossy Falls
  19. Mussoorie Christ Church
  20. Shedup Choepelling Temple
  21. Library Bazaar
  22. Mussoorie Lake
  23. Mussoorie Heritage Centre
  24. Mussoorie Adventure Park
  25. K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum
  26. Lambi Dehar Mines

The gem of Uttarakhand - Nainital is a charming hill station that sits prettily at the green foothills of the Kumaon ranges in the Himalayas. Located at an elevation of around 1938 meters, Nainital is located and developed around the beautiful Naini Lake, after which the town is named. The most visited hill station in North India, Nainital is a perfect weekend place.

Founded by the British due to its resemblance to the Cumbrian Lake District, Nainital brims with elegant colonial structures that amplify the beauty of this place. It experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year, making Nainital a tourist getaway, especially preferred by families and honeymooners.

NAINITAL ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Naini Lake
  2. Eco Cave Garden
  3. Mall Road Nainital
  4. Naina Devi Temple
  5. Snow White Point
  6. Nainital Rope Way
  7. Tiffin Top
  8. Naina Peak
  9. Jeolikot
  10. Neem Karoli Baba Ashram
  11. Himalaya View Point
  12. Land’s End
  13. Pangot
  14. Governor’s House
  15. High Altitude Zoo
  16. Hanuman Garhi
  17. Tibetian Market
  18. Khurpa Taal
  19. Astronomical Observatory
  20. Sariatal
  21. Himalayan Centre of Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  22. Gurney House
  23. St John Wildness Church
  24. Sitabani

Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm, is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills, and forests.

In our Uttarakhand tour package, Ranikhet with its cool climate and simple natural beauty can freshen up your senses to the very core. It is also popular as the Headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army and has the Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum. The museum has a splendid display of weapons, photos, etc. to introduce you to the grandness and significance of the military and its various historical instances. Ranikhet is popular for its views of the Nanda Devi Peak, trekking ranges, mountainous climbs, golf courses, orchards, and temples.

RANIKHET ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Chaubatia Orchards
  2. Jhula Devi Temple
  3. Majhkhali
  4. Golf Course
  5. Bhalu Dam
  6. Kalika
  7. Haidakhan Babaji Temple
  8. Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
  9. Mankameshwar Temple
  10. Dwarahat
  11. Ram Mandir
  12. Sunset Point
  13. Tarikhet Village
  14. Ashiyana Park
  15. Binsar Mahadev Temple
  16. Rani Jheel
  17. Sadar Bazaar
  18. Sun Temple
  19. Dunagiri Temple
  20. Haidakhan Temple

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas along with the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga River, Rishikesh is a small town in the Dehradun district, located close to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Rishikesh (also called Hrishikesh) is known for its adventure activities, ancient temples, and popular cafes and as the "Yoga Capital of the World". Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh is also a pilgrimage town and one of the holiest places for Hindus.

Rishikesh became known worldwide in the 1960s after The Beatles visited the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi here. Today, the place is popular as The Beatles Ashram which beckons tourists globally with our Uttarakhand tour package.

RISHIKESH ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Rafting in Rishikesh
  2. Lakshman Jhula
  3. Triveni Ghat
  4. The Beatles Ashram
  5. Ganga Aarti Rishikesh
  6. Neelkantha Mahadev Temple
  7. Ram Jhula
  8. Shivpuri Rishikesh
  9. Kaudiyala
  10. Neer Garh Waterfall
  11. Swarg Ashram
  12. Bharat Mandir Rishikesh
  13. Rishi Kund
  14. Geeta Bhawan
  15. Muni Ki Reti
  16. Omkarananda Ashram
  17. Tera Manzil Temple
  18. Kunjapuri Devi Temple
  19. Raghunath Temple Rishikesh
  20. Swami Dayananda Ashram
  21. Parmarth Niketan Ashram
  22. Sadhaka Grama Ashram
  23. Virbhadra Temple
  24. Garudchatti Waterfalls
  25. Patna Waterfalls
  26. Himshali Waterfalls
  27. Phool Chatti Waterfalls

Haridwar, considered to be among the seven holiest cities in India, is an ancient city located on the banks of River Ganga in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Dotted with temples, ashrams, and narrow lanes across the city, Haridwar is a famous Hindu temple town where millions of devotees come to take a dip in the holy Ganges. It's believed that taking a dip in the holy Har Ki Pauri relieves you of all your sins.

Once in every twelve years, Haridwar is host to the mega-gathering during the world-famous Kumbh Mela which sees millions of visitors from all over the country. Along with Prayagraj, Nashik, and Ujjain, Haridwar is one of the only four cities in India which can host the Kumbh Mela that can be visited with our Uttarakhand tour package plans.

HARIDWAR ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Ganga Aarti Haridwar
  2. Har Ki Pauri
  3. Chandi Devi Temple
  4. Mansa Devi Temple
  5. Bharat Mata Mandir
  6. Daksha Mahadev Temple
  7. Vaishno Devi Temple
  8. Patanjali Yogpeeth
  9. Shanti Kunj
  10. Swami Vivekananda Park
  11. Maya Devi Temple
  12. Fun Valley Water Park
  13. Bara Bazar
  14. Saptrishi Ashram
  15. Ma Anandamayi Ashram
  16. Pawan Dham
  17. Vishnu Ghat
  18. Parad Shivling
  19. Birla Ghat
  20. Gau Ghat
  21. Gaurishankan Mahadev Temple
  22. Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
  23. Bhuma Niketan
  24. Jai Ram Ashram
  25. Doodhadhari Barfani Temple
  26. Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple
  27. Bhimgoda Tank
  28. Kushavarta Ghat
  29. Sureshwari Devi Temple
  30. Crystal World
  31. Adbhut Mandir
  32. Prem Nagar Ashram

Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horse-shoe is a hill station that boasts of a pre-British heritage and an idyllic vibe.

Famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine, and magnificent wildlife, coupled with easy accessibility, In our Uttarakhand tour package Almora promises its tourists a visit full of fun and unforgettable moments. This agrarian town has two major rivers- Koshi (Kaushaki) and Suyal (Salmali) flowing through it.

ALMORA ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Zero Point
  2. Jageshwar
  3. Chitai Temple
  4. Jalna
  5. Kasar Devi Temple
  6. Dunagiri
  7. Deer Park Almora
  8. Bright End Corner
  9. Katarmal Sun Temple
  10. Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum

Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks, and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. Apart from skiing you can also go for numerous treks in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas and enjoy the spellbinding views of the snow-draped mountains. Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan range dating back to the 8th Century AD.

Auli is one of the popular skiing destinations of our Uttarakhand tour package in India because of its glittering slopes and clean environment. Dotted with apple orchards, oaks, and deodars, Auli is a popular hill town with numerous ski resorts situated amidst the Himalayan range. Located at 2800 meters above sea levels, it is home to the mountain ranges of Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat, and Kamat Kamet. Many religious destinations are also scattered around Auli. It is believed that Shankracharya had blessed Auli with his visit.

AULI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Skiing in Auli
  2. Auli Ropeway
  3. Trishul Peak
  4. Gurso Bugyal
  5. Camping in Auli
  6. Kwani Bugyal
  7. Chenab Lake
  8. View Points in Auli

 Chakrata is a small hill town near Dehradun in Uttarakhand, located at a height of 6948 feet known for its coniferous forest, treks, caves, and ancient temples.

With mountain climbing as one of the popular activities in Chakrata, it is also becoming a popular destination for camping. With some of the beautiful waterfalls, especially Tiger Falls, Chakrata is a backpacker's paradise and an ideal location for people seeking offbeat tranquil destinations. The highest peak in the hilltown is Kharamba Peak, located at an altitude of 10,000 ft surrounded by dense forests and nature's bounties. In The Uttarakhand tour package, The forests of Chakrata is home to diverse wildlife like wild fowls, panther and spotted deer.

CHAKRATA ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Tiger Falls
  2. Deoban
  3. Budher Caves
  4. Chilmiri Neck
  5. Ram Tal Horticultural Garden

Chopta, a small hamlet located in Uttarakhand, is a trekker's heaven. The base camp of treks like Tugnanath, Deoria Tal, and Chandrashila, Chopta is an ideal destination for intermediate trekkers to go on a guided trek and brush up their skills. Chopta promises a life-altering expansion of your boundaries.

The third temple of Panch Kedar is located in Tugnanath, around 3.5 km away from Chopta can be visited with our Uttarakhand tour package Camping in the open grassy meadows of Chopta that slopes on softly, among alpine, pine, deodar, and rhododendron trees is soul-fulfilling. The snow-covered peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Chaukhambha dominate the panoramic views seen in Chopta.

CHOPTA ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Tunganath Temple
  2. Deori Tal
  3. Chandrashila Trek
  4. Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary

Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town located at a distance of 258 km from Delhi in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand. Laden with oak and pine forest and dotted with buildings of the colonial era, this hill station is a haven for bird watchers, casual hikers, and weekenders from NCR.

The town was discovered by the British and got its name from the then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne. The guesthouses here are fading reminders of the colonial period, and they offer a stunning view of the mountains from their balconies.

LANSDOWNE ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Bhulla Lake
  2. Tip N Top
  3. St. John’s Church
  4. Darwan Singh Regimental Museum
  5. Jungle Safari
  6. Bhim Pakora
  7. Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
  8. Snow Viewpoint and Hawaghar
  9. Nature Walk in Lansdowne

 Valley of Flowers is located in the Chamoli district (near Badrinath) of Uttarakhand, approximately 300 km to the north of Rishikesh. This is a picturesque national park, gracing the beauty of the Western Himalayas.  Valley of flowers was discovered in 1931 and is a World Heritage Site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks.

At the meeting point of the Himalayan ranges, Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayas, the valley of flowers discovered by Mountaineer Frank S Smith in 1931 has been declared a world heritage site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks. Famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs, it is also believed that Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the ailing Lakshmana from the valley of flowers. A perfect place to laze around the umpteen numbers of Himalayan waterfalls, streams, and paddocks and let the beauty of the place sink in our Uttarakhand tour package.

VALLEY OF FLOWERS ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Valley of Flowers National Park
  2. Nanda Devi National Park
  3. Fauna & Flora
  4. Hemkund Sahib

Revered as the origin of Yamuna river, the pilgrim center (among one of the 'Chhota Char Dham') nestled in the laps of Garhwal Himalayas at 3293 meters high uses its natural elements to fascinate you with its visuals and create a spiritual charm.

This sacred home of sage Asti is surrounded by undulating peaks, Himalayan glaciers, and thermal springs. Hindu mythologies hail the Yamuna as the sister of Yama- the God of Death, and it is believed that a bath in the Yamuna can make death painless.

YAMNOTRI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Janki Chati
  2. Yamunotri Temple
  3. Hanuman Chatti
  4. Surya Kund
  5. Saptarishi Kund
  6. Divya Shila
  7. Trekking in Yamunotri
  8. Kharsali
  9. Badkot

This pilgrimage destination situated in Uttarkashi is mostly famous for the four religious centers, or as they say, the Char Dham spots.

Mythological stories will have you believe that following King Bhagirathi's penance spread over centuries, Goddess Ganga transformed herself into a river to wash away the sins of his forefathers. Lord Shiva then gathers Ganga into his matted locks to minimize the immense impact of her fall, and ever since the Himalayan glacier from which Ganga emerges has also been called Bhagirathi.

GANGOTRI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Ganges Glacier
  2. Gangotri Temple
  3. Kedar Tal
  4. Harsil
  5. Dodi Tal
  6. Auden’s Col
  7. Dayara Bugyal
  8. Dharali
  9. Gomukh Tapovan Trek
  10. Jogin Advanced Base Camp
  11. Maneri
  12. Gangotri National Park

Perched on the Garhwal hill tracks, near Alaknanda River, Badrinath is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Badrinath is known for the sacred Badrinath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage yantras and is one of the most visited pilgrimages in India. Placed between Nar and Narayan mountain ranges, Badrinath Temple is situated in the backdrop of the mighty Neelkanth mountain and is known for its stunning natural beauty.

Situated at the height of 10,279 feet, the Badrinath Temple is believed to be originally established by the saint, Adi Shankaracharya. The temple houses a black stone idol of Lord Vishnu which is 1m tall and is considered to be one of the 8 Swayam Vyakta kshetras or self-manifested statues of Vishnu. It also finds its mention in the 108 Divya Desams devoted to Lord Vishnu in India.

BADRINATH ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Badrinath Temple
  2. Charanpaduka
  3. Vasudhara Falls
  4. Neelkanth
  5. Tapt Kund
  6. Bheem Pul
  7. Narad Kund
  8. Saraswati River
  9. Vyas Gufa
  10. Brahma Kapal
  11. Yogadhyan Badri Temple
  12. Ganesh Gufa
  13. Alka Puri
  14. Mata Murti Temple
  15. Mana Village
  16. Pandukeshwar
  17. Sheshnetra
  18. Satopanth Lake
  19. Mana Pass

Located on the Garhwal Himalayan Range in the Rudraprayag District, In our Uttarakhand tour package Kedarnath is one of the most sacred temples and the holiest Hindu pilgrimages in India. A part of Chhota Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is the most important among the 12 Jyotirlingas in India dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kedarnath Temple can only be reached from Gaurikund through a trek and remains open only for six months from April to November, due to heavy snowfall in the region for the rest of the months.

KEDARNATH ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Kedarnath Temple
  2. Vasuki Tal
  3. Shankaracharya Samadhi
  4. Agastyamuni
  5. Sonprayag
  6. Triyuginarayan
  7. Chorabari Lake
  8. Bhairavnath Temple
  9. Syalsaur
  10. Gaurikund

With minimal human intrusion, without overloading or overwhelming your senses or expectations, Dhanaulti slowly seeps into your conscience like a long lost pleasant dream, bringing with it comfort and quiet, and giving you the much-needed break from your humdrum routine life.

Located at a distance of 62 km from Mussoorie, this little town in Uttarakhand is an offbeat destination located at a height of about 2200 meters above sea level.

DHANAULTI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Surkhanda Devi Temple
  2. Eco Park Dhanaulti
  3. Apple Orchard
  4. Camp Thangdhar
  5. Potato Farm
  6. Dhanaulti Adventure Park
  7. Dashavatar Temple
  8. Deogarh Fort
  9. Kanatal Adventure Camp

 Mukteshwar is a small hill town located around 50 km from Nainital in Uttarakhand. Known for adventure sports and a dazzling view of Himalayan ranges, Mukteshwar is named after the 350-year-old Shiva Temple housed here called Mukteshwar Dham.

The quaint town got its name from the belief that Lord Shiva killed a demon here and gave him Mukti or salvation. With lush green trails and narrow lanes, in the Uttarakhand tour package, Mukteshwar is a popular destination for trekking, apart from rock climbing and rappelling.

MUKTESWAR ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Sitla
  2. Mukteswar Temple
  3. Mukteswar Inspection Bungalow
  4. Chauli Ki Jaali
  5. Indian Veterinary Research Institute
  6. View Nanda Devi

Located at a distance of 33 km from Almora, Binsar is a small town in Uttarakhand known for the surreal beauty of the snow-laden Himalayan peaks. Set amid forests covered with oak, pine, rhododendrons, and deodar trees, Binsar is home to beautiful green meadows, temples, and the famous Binsar wildlife sanctuary.

A trekker's paradise, Binsar has a Zero point that provides a 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges, which includes Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Shivling, and Trishul. It requires a short trek of 2 km to reach the Zero Point. Watching sunrise and sunset are must-experience activities.

BINSAR ATTRACTIONS:

Bineshwar Temple

Zero Point

Golu Devata Temple

Perched at a height of 1370masl, Bhimtal is an idyllic and less-crowded version of Nainital, 23 km away. Bhimtal is a scenic hill station, the charm of which lies in its off-beat, tranquil atmosphere. The picturesque Bhimtal Lake is a popular attraction for paddle boating, birding, and nature walk.

Bounded by a dense forest of oaks, pine, and shrubs, it is also known for a few ancient temples. The 17th-century Bhimeshwar Temple is a must-visit spot in the hilltown.

BHIMTAL ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Bhimtal Lake
  2. Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island
  3. Hanuman Garhi
  4. Victoria Dam
  5. Hidimba Parvat
  6. Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple
  7. Nal Damyanti
  8. Karkotaka Temple
  9. Folk Culture Museum

Endearingly called Devbhoomi, Uttarkashi, literally meaning 'Kashi of the North', is a quaint little town tucked away in the hill state of Uttarakhand. Revered by the Hindus as one of their propitious religious sites, the townhouses are two of the total four holy shrines of Hindu mythology. It is one of the most visited cities of religious relevance in the area and gives you a sense of heightened divinity and an out-of-the-world experience. The region was more in the favor of religious tourism initially but lately, the spurring of trekking and adventure activities invites a lot of non-religion tourists as well. Replete with ashrams and mandir, the town has got a spiritual vibe to it. All in all, the entire place boasts of divine heritage, mesmerizing natural beauty, scenic panoramas, and a wonderful irenic atmosphere.

UTTARKASHI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Dodital Lake
  2. Nachiketa Lake
  3. Dodital Dayara Pass Trek
  4. Dayara Bugyal Trek
  5. Shakti Temple
  6. Nehru Mountaineering Institute
  7. Vishwanath Temple
  8. Kuteti Devi Temple

Just a few kilometers from the bustling Mussoorie, there’s peaceful heaven called Landour. You may not have heard a lot about it, but it is among the most serene places to see in Uttarakhand.

You can either stay at a heritage property in Landour or make it a day-long visit from Mussoorie. But if you prefer places that are less commercialized and crowded, you can ditch Mussoorie for Landour. You can check out this guide to Landour for more information.

For the scenic charm and to experience the serenity of the mountains. And it’s popular for its delicious cheese and homemade jams.

Sitting in the lap of nature, Chamoli is often referred to as the "Abode of Gods" as it has a strong bond with spirituality, seen from local astounding legends. Chamoli is a blessed place where the beauty of nature combined with its fascinating culture births serenity. The people here are satisfied living amidst the breathtakingly tall mountains and beautiful, dense valleys.

Home to temples across the entire village, this beautiful place is also renowned as the birthplace of the Chipko Movement. Enriched with flora and fauna, this village offers mesmerizing panoramic vistas that evidence depth and devotion to nature. People here survive on tourism and other small businesses.

CHAMOLI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Vasundhara Falls
  2. Gopeshwar
  3. Gopinath Temple
  4. Nandaprayag
  5. Rudranath

A small urban town bustling with tourists is a prime example of the raw beauty of nature and is often fondly referred to as the 'Little Kashmir'. A gateway to the Himalayan Range, this town also serves as the stopover for pilgrims on their way to Kailash Mansarover.

Situated in a beautiful Soar valley and flanked by Nepal in the east and Tibet in the north, Pithoragarh promises an unforgettable trip. With River Kali flowing through the town which is prettily adorned with tranquil temples, villages, forts, lush green forests, and natural resources, this place is a blessing in disguise for travel enthusiasts.

PITHORAGARH ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Chandak
  2. Askot Sanctuary
  3. Nagmandir, Berinag
  4. Narayan Ashram
  5. Dhwaj Temple
  6. Thal Kedar
  7. Pithoragarh Fort
  8. Purana Bazaar
  9. Cinema Line
  10. Nakuleshwara Temple
  11. Arjuneswar Temple
  12. Naya Bazaar
  13. Simalgair
  14. Gangoliha

Often referred to as "Little Kashmir", Munsiyari is a cozy hamlet located in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand. Situated at an altitude of 2298 meters, the pretty little hill town is known for its panorama of the snow-capped Himalayan Range and some adventurous trekking trails.

Perched between the borders of India, Tibet, and Nepal, Munsiyari is a base for three glaciers namely Namik, Milam, and Ralam Glaciers. The scenic village is often seen romancing with brilliant weather throughout the year and the stunning backdrop of Panchachuli (the five peaks), Nanda Devi, and Nanda Kot. Also dubbed 'Gateway to Johar Valley', Munsiyari is the starting point of Johar Valley which was the ancient trade route between Tibet and India.

MUNSIYARI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Birthi Falls
  2. Maheswari Kund
  3. Panchachuli Peak
  4. Thamari Kund
  5. Kalamuni Top
  6. Khaliya Top
  7. Betulidhar
  8. Nanda Devi Temple
  9. Darkot

As the name suggests, this place has a group of seven lakes that are enveloped within lush greenery and eye-pleasing views. This place is located in the Kumaon region at a height of 1370 meters above sea level. The seven beautiful lakes found here are – Naldaymanti Tal, Lakshman Tal, Sukha Tal, Bharat Tal, Ram Tal, Sita Tal, and Panna Tal. This is one of the most loved Uttarakhand destinations.

The freshwater lakes are the highlight of this place and the biggest reason why one would love to come back here

Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a hill town perched at the height of 6150 feet in the Chamoli district of the Gharwal region of Uttarakhand. Joshimath serves as an important religious center for Hindu pilgrims and lies in proximity to one of the four 'maths' founded by Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya in the 8th century. This 'math' is dedicated to the holy text of Hindus called Atharva Veda.

Overlooking the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Dhauliganga at Vishnu Prayag, Joshimath is also the winter home of Lord Badri as the idol is shifted from Badrinath to Joshimath during winters.

JOSHIMATH ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Ropeway
  2. Ghangaria
  3. Narsingh Temple
  4. Kalpavriksha
  5. Vishnuprayag
  6. Gocindghat
  7. Gari Bhavani Temple
  8. Kagbhusandi Tal

 Naukuchiatal, a small picturesque lake village is a destination for those who seek quietude and tranquility beneath the shade of pure nature. As the name of the place suggests, this place is mainly known for its nine cornered lake which measures up to 1 km in length and is 40 m deep.

Lying at some distance from the bustling hill station of Nainital, this place is also attached to a legend. It is said that one glimpse of all nine corners of the lake with both feet on the earth can make the viewer disappear into the smoke to achieve nirvana. With ample opportunities to rejuvenate your body and soul, Naukuchiatal is blessed with panoramically splendid surroundings and a captivating lake. The beautiful weather throughout the year and several attractions like lakes and temples make sure to make your trip a beguiling experience.

A small sacred town of Madhyamaheshwar is a place full of mysteries and blessed with the bounty of nature. Renowned for its Madhyamaheshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, it gathers the whole hamlet to pray in the evening along with many tourists in our Uttarakhand tour package.

Dusted with small huts, villages with their own culture and unique traditions, this quaint little town has the essence of the old world. Its beautiful backdrop of snow-covered Himalayas, sprawling alpine meadows, and thick cover of forests adds more charm to its beauty. Temple in typical North Indian style structure and salubrious weather throughout the year completes the beautiful sepia-tinted picture of this place. Situated at an altitude of 3265 m above the sea level, Madhyamaheshwar has spiritual vibes oozing out of it which are difficult to ignore.

MADHYAMAHESHWAR ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Madhyamaheshwat Temple
  2. Kanchani Tal
  3. Budha Madhyamakeshwar
  4. Omkareshwar Temple

The Hindu Mythology and legends seemed to have showered Tehri Garhwal with several spiritual significances. It is this place where River Ganga arrives in its real form at Devprayag where River Bhagirathi and River Alaknanda merge. One can also see many temples dotted across the place.

In fact, the Tehri Garhwal derives its name from the word 'Triharia' which indicates a place where three kinds of sins can be cleared that is the result of Mansa, Vacha, and Kamana i.e. thought, word and deed respectively. New Tehri, the headquarters of the district is one of the only planned towns of Uttarakhand. Situated at an altitude of 1550-1950m above the sea level, it overlooks the massive lake and equally, the impressive dam also serves as the major attraction of the area. The Old Tehri that was once heavily inhabited today lies under the water in ruins. Visiting this place is an experience that is worth remembering.

 Bageshwar is a small town in Uttarakhand, tucked away in the Kumaon region of the Himalayan range inconspicuously. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Saryu and Gomti, with Bhileshwar and Nileshwar mountains, Bageshwar is known for its rivers, temples, and mountains. The temple Baghnath dedicated to Lord Shiva, and its mention in the Puranas, attracts religious tourists to this place.

Shivratri Fair and Uttrayani Fair are celebrated in full zeal and enthusiasm here. In our Uttarakhand tour package, it is one of the colorful fairs and festivals that attract you, or if hiking and trekking call you out of your comfort zone, you won't be disappointed.

BAGESHWAR ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Baijnath Temple
  2. Bagnath Temple
  3. Kanda
  4. Gauri Udiyar
  5. Chandrika Temple
  6. Vijaypur
  7. Bigul

Kausani is a hill station located in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, 51km from Almora. The panoramic snow-clad view of the Himalayas in Kausani is dominated by Trisul, Nanda Devi, and Panchuli peaks.

Situated at an altitude of 1890m with Pine tree forests, meandering creek, Kausani is ideal for honeymooners, nature lovers, and travelers. Kausani receives snowfall during the winter months. Previously known as Valna, this place is blessed with many attractions and the sight of sunset so captivating, that it is sure to leave you completely enchanted.

KAUSANI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Rudradhari Falls and Caves
  2. Gwaldam
  3. Kausani Tea Estate
  4. Someshwar
  5. Anashakti Ashram
  6. Sumitranandan Pant Museum
  7. Stargate Observatory
  8. Lakshmi Ashram

While most hill stations are flanked by all sorts of conifers and draped in a garb of green, Kumaon changes its coat of blooms several times a year. From a soft pink in the early winters to the scarlet rhododendrons erupting like lava on the slopes in different gradients during summers, Kumaon is a delightful experience for travelers.

With an abundance of lakes, gardens, temples, and even a national park, Kumaon is a place soaked in the culture of the hills and the natural bounty is the icing on top. The Kumaon experience borders on overwhelming all the senses, but makes for a memorable experience, gently dangling all its visitors by an ethereal thread of natural and cultural exuberance, reeling them back in always.

Tucked away in the lap of the Himalayas in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Ramgarh boasts of unexplored natural beauty and old-world charm. It is perched at an elevation of 1789 meters above the sea level and is an idyllic spot of all your nature beaus. Blessed with impeccable views of snow-covered mountain peaks, Ramgarh is also called the "Fruit Bowl of Kumaon" because of the verdant orchards of apples, plums, peaches, and apricots. It was also a personal favorite of the renowned poet Rabindranath Tagore and social worker Narain Swamy.  Once the cantonment of the British, Ramgarh stands apart in its exquisiteness, solitude, and enticing beauty. The captivating sunrise and sunset is an experience of a lifetime. It is an ideal getaway if you are looking for off-beat destinations to satiate your wanderlust.

RAMGARH ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Apple Orchards
  2. Nathuakhan
  3. Jungle Walks

The temple town of Guptakashi is located at a distance of 47 km from the holy town of Kedarnath. Perched at an elevation of 1319 m above sea level, Guptakashi enjoys the mesmerizing backdrop of the enchanting snow-covered peaks of Chaukhamba mountains.

It houses two ancient temples namely Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ardhnareshwar Temple. Manikarnika Kund is another popular destination in the town. In fact, Guptkashi serves as a perfect stopover for those traveling to Kedarnath. With the fantastic weather, lush green forests, and captivating views of Chaukhmaba Range along with its rich past and heritage, the town is a wholesome package for vacation makers.

GUPTAKASHI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Vishwanath Temple
  2. Manikarnik Kund
  3. Ardhanarishwar Temple

A remote town of Uttaranchal, Darchula is a place with lots of scenic beauty. Bounded by the Kumaon Region's mountains and high peaks and glaciers of Panchchuli range on the west, this town lies on the way to a very famous pilgrimage of India namely Kailash Mansarover.

Situated on the banks of River Kali on the Indo-Nepal border, Darchula follows the same traditions, customs, and lifestyle just like its counterpart in Nepal. A peaceful place adorned with very few attractions, Darchula is a good place to go only if you are looking for solitude or get away from tourists or city life with our Uttarakhand tour package.

DHARCHULA ATTRACTIONS:

Jauljibi

Kali River

Chirkila Dam

Pauri Garhwal is a paradise that showcases the varied colors of nature all packed into this one place. From snow-covered Himalayan peaks and thick cover of lush green forests to the deep-rooted culture of the place and warm-hearted people, this place oozes beauty and charm in every aspect.

Perched at an altitude of 1814m above the sea level, Pauri also serves as the headquarters to the district by the same name. It also houses many temples but what fascinates the visitors the most is the sunset here. Ending with the hues of pinks and purple, this most magnificent sight of sunset enthralls everyone with its stunning fusion of colors with the bang of bright orange. Situated on the northern slopes of Kandoliya Hills, visit this beautiful place for an unforgettable experience. It also receives snowfall during winters.

Lying at the confluence of River Alaknanda and River Mandakini, Rudraprayag is a sacred place regarded as one of the Panch Prayag and a place of great religious significance. Settled in Uttarakhand, this beautiful town is full of mysterious charm and the spiritual vibes that will calm your senses.

Offering spectacular views and mesmerizing panoramic vistas, the town boasts of being blessed by Mother Nature in its full glory. The town derives its name from the Hindu deity Lord Shiva who is said to have appeared at the place in the form of Lord Rudra.

Marked by the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, Devprayag is a religious hub in Uttarakhand. It is quite popular among tourists coming for a pilgrimage or seeking solitude close to nature.

Situated amidst rolling Himalayan ranges, Devprayag is a popular pilgrimage center for Hindus. With ancient temples and idols amidst lush green surroundings, this place is beautiful and serene. It derives its religious significance from the vibrant rivers & natural elements that surround it. Dasharathachal Peak, Chandrabadani temple, and Raghunathji temple are among some of the popular attractions here. Water sports and trekking are fun activities in Devprayag.

DEVPRAYAG ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alakananda
  2. Raghunathji Temple
  3. Chandrabadani Temple

A quaint old town, Abbott Mount is located in the Kali Kumaon region of Champawat district, Uttarakhand. Here, one can witness the charm of a bygone British colonial era through a marvelous church and 13 isolated cottages across the hill.

Established during the early 20th century by a British businessman - John Harold Abbott, Abbott Mount is a place that remains more or less unchanged. Perched at an elevation of 7000 ft. above sea level, it offers ravishing views of the snow-clad Himalayas and tranquil surroundings bringing peace as birds chirp through the wispy breeze.

MOUNT ABBOTT ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Pancheshwar
  2. Lohaghat
  3. Mayawati Ashram
  4. Vanasur Ka Kila

 The bowl-shaped town of Chaukori in Uttarakhand is nestled within the Himalayas at a height of 2010masl. As a tourist destination, it offers breathtaking views – be it the lusciously green tea gardens, the majestic snow-capped peaks of Nanda Devi and Panchachuli, the peaceful sunrise and sunsets, or the bejeweled night skies with the light of a million stars.

Chaukori is one of those places that can become a part of your yearly escapades to detox your mind and body, alienating metropolitan experiences. Imagine waking up to the Himalayan scenery every morning - out your window. With days of exploring the wilderness, bird watching, and walks in the lush meadows or planning a day out, visiting the spiritual retreats that are the helm of the town, Chaukori lets you sit back and let its scenery and hospitality do the talking.

CHAUKORI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Patal Bhubaneshwari
  2. Kapileshwar Magadev
  3. Ghunsera Devi Temple

Bhowali is a little hill station that lies in the vicinity of several popular hill stations like Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Ramgarh, Sattal, and Mukteshwar.

Bhowali's strategic location has lead to its popularity among tourists having tour packages for Uttarakhand and also as a point of junction of the Nainital District. Located at an elevation of 1706m above sea level, Bhowali is a town of panoramic vistas and a bounty of nature. It is a getaway where one can experience peace and immense joy especially with extremely pleasant and salubrious weather throughout the year. Once tagged as a health resort before independence, today this beautiful place serves as a major hub of export of exotic fruits like apples, peaches, strawberries, plums, and apricots.

BHOWALI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Kainchi Dham
  2. Shyamkhet Tea Gardens
  3. Golu Devta Temple
  4. Aurobindo Ashram

Champawat is an intrepid town in Champawat district, Uttrakhand. Perched 5,299 feet above sea level, this quaint town of Champaran is a perfect composite of adventure, religion, and history. The place holds historical and religious significance attracting many drifters and pilgrims throughout the year. As the legend goes, Lord Vishnu incarnated in his Kurma Avatar in this region.

Champawat, too many people, remains one of the least developed and least populated districts of Uttarakhand. The sacredness of Champawat was personified in quintessential temples and carvings dating back to the Chand Rule. A gripping journey of self-exploration and challenging terrain, Champawat is not your usual retreat. You'll be pushed to your physical and mental limits, because this place gives you a lot to explore, without having to deal with any over intrusive and money gobbling guides around.

CHAMPAWAT ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Banasur Ka Kila
  2. Baleshwar Temple
  3. Lohaghat
  4. Kranteshwar Mahadev Temple
  5. Nagnath
  6. Ek HathiyaKa Naula
  7. Gwal Devta

A place of high religious significance especially for Sikhs, Nanakmatta is home to a very famous Gurudwara and a dam. The place is steeped in rich history and culture-defining its past in a new light and knowledge.

Previously the place was home to yogis and sages, the devotees of Guru Gorakhnath, which continued its spiritual importance with the Gurudwara Nanakmatta Sahib. It is believed that the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev visited here to meditate. A dam in the vicinity is also a popular destination among tourists, a perfect spot for angling.

NANAKMATTA ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Nanakmatta Dam
  2. Nanakmatta Gurudwara
  3. Doodh Wala Khuan
  4. Baoli Sahib
  5. Peepal Tree – Sri Baba Almastji Sahib Gurudwara

Far from the rush of city life, Chamba is a small town in Uttarakhand that is known for pristine vistas of deodar and pine trees through the Himalayan mountains. Promising a peaceful ambiance, modernization hasn't touched the borders of Chamba. A perfect getaway to find solace in nature, the refreshing, aromatic fragrance of apple and apricot orchards welcome you to the Chamba region.

56 km away from Dalhousie, Chamba is popular for its temples and adventure sports amidst the rolling Himalayan hills. If you enjoy adrenaline rushes, Chamba offers opportunities for rafting, trekking, camping, kayaking, and other such sports.

CHAMBA ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Tehri Dam
  2. Surkanda Devi Temple

Being one of the highly blessed five confluences of the Alakananda River, Karnaprayag is a splendid town by default. Surrounded by verdant locales and snow-capped mountains, host to chilly conditions, and perennial rivers, this place was destined to be a spectacular tourist destination.

Karnaprayag is a city and municipal board in the Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand located at an elevation of 1,451 meters. The other 4 prayags including Rudraprayag, Devprayag, Nandprayag, and Vishnuprayag along with Karnaprayag make for the Panch (five) Prayag. This destination has a lot of mythological significance given the fact that it is believed to be the place where Karna of Mahabharata worshipped the Sun God.

  1. NELONG VALLEY:Nelong Valley lies 45km away from the Indo-Tibetan border, around 256km from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It is considered to be one of the most thrilling mountaineering treks in India.
  2. At a height of 11,000ft, the view from here is breathtaking. The valley offers a clear and surreal view of the Tibetan Plateau. Gartang Gali, a wooden walkway, is a main attraction of the valley said to have been built in the 17th Century. It was known as one of the main routes for trade between India & China in 1962.
  3. UKHIMATH:Ukhimath is also known as winter Kedarnath and is famous for Lord Shiva Temple which houses the Lord in winters when Kedarnath is shut down. Ukhimath is also a very beautiful hill station providing great scenery of the Himalayas. In the lower hills of the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, perched at an altitude of 1300 meters, The hill station attracts devotees and travelers alike from all parts of the state and country
  4. In tour packages for UttarakhandHome to Lord Kedarnath and Lord Madhyamaheswar in the winters when Kedarnath becomes inaccessible due to heavy snowfall, Ukhimath is a deeply religious town with spirituality and devotion oozing through its lanes. Ukhimath also provides some great panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks which are covered in snow. It is a place fit for some time in solidarity and amidst a spirituality of significant religious center.
  5. DIDIHAT:Tucked away in the eastern corner of Uttarakhand, Didihat is a wondrous and pristine hillock full of natural beauty. The place is known for its ruins of forts and temples belonging to an era gone by as well for being a halting point on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Situated at an altitude of 1800 meters in the Pithoragarh district of eastern Uttarakhand, Didihat is blessed with infinite natural beauty and some great viewpoints of the Mighty Himalayas.
  6. The small hillock is a wonderful little town brimming with greenery, beautiful landscapes, and peaceful charm. Didihat also has some remnants of its glorious past in the ruins of the forts and temples belonging to the Doti and Chand Rulers who ruled the lands some centuries ago. Didihat lies on the famous pilgrimage route of Kailash Mansarovar and is known to provide some amazing views of mighty Himalayan peaks such as Panchachuli and Trishul Peaks.
  7. NANDPRAYAG:One of the Panchprayags, Nandaprayag is the place of confluence of River Alaknanda and Nandakini. It is a place of spirituality and devotion as well as beautiful landscapes. A special place of religious, natural, and spiritual significance, Nandaprayag is one of the five meeting points of the Alaknanda River with other rivers flowing into it
  8. In the mighty Himalayas of Uttarakhand where hundreds of rivers and rivulets flow, Nandaprayag is a hub of spirituality and religion. The place is situated at an altitude of 900 meters surrounded by wonderful mountains and beautiful sceneries. The town also used to be the capital of the erstwhile Yadu Kingdom whose king built the famous Nanda Temple. For all its religious importance, Nandaprayag is much beyond it, a place of seamless natural beauty.
  9. KHIRSU:Khirsu is a sleepy and peaceful hill village, located at a distance of 15 km from Pauri Garhwal, wrapped with lush greenery and orchards. The place is off the popular tourist trails, yet to gather tourists rush to its refreshingly beautiful surroundings, ideal for a leisurely and relaxing holiday. Amidst wide spreads of beautiful deodar and oak trees, perched at an altitude of 1800 meters, this calm hill station is a paradise for people looking to escape the hustle-bustle of their favorite tourist spots.
  10. Khirsu is one of those immaculately offbeat destinations which is unspoiled and sure to charm you with its soul-stirring beauty and quietude. The majestic temple of Ghandiyal Devi, located in its vicinity, adds to the attraction of the place. A truly offbeat destination, which has managed to slip under the radar of the popular tourist trail, Khirsu is a place for complete isolation and relaxation. This quaint town can be your ultimate go-to place for a rejuvenating vacation away from the daily grind. Khirsu's beauty is slowly being discovered with more and more tourists visiting the small town every year.
  11. SHYAMALA TAL (VIVEKANANDA ASHRAM):Situated at an altitude of 1500 meters in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas, Shyamla Tal is a beautiful lake town with umpteen amounts of greenery and freshness to it. Alongside the lake, there is a Swami Vivekanand Ashram which is one of the highlights of the place and is great for some meditation and self-exploration.
  12. Shyamla Tal or Shyamla lake has been named so as it looks like a mirror to the sky reflecting its blue tint all over itself. Besides the lake, there is an old ashram dedicated to Sri Vivekanand and managed by the Ramakrishna Mission. Sitting by the lake and staring into the vast greenery and the Himalayan peaks one cannot help but be awestruck by the beauty of the place.
  13. KALPESHWAR:One of the famous Panch Kedars located in Uttarakhand, Kalpeshwar is famous for the Kalpeshwar Temple which, is highly revered for housing Lord Shiva in one of his five forms (Kedars). Perched at an altitude of 2400 meters, Kalpeshwar is a breathtaking place with amazing views of the Himalayan peaks and an aura that just grips you upon your arrival here.
  14. It is quite an experience to be amidst imposing peaks of the Himalayas, with cold air gushing into your face, carrying strong hints of spirituality and devotion, defining the town. The place is full of legends surrounding its origin while the temple is the heart and soul of the town.
  15. MANILA:Backyard of the Katyuri Kings in an era gone by, Manila today is home to the popular Maa Manila Devi Temple. This small town is a mesmerizing place with wide and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Manila is a place full of folklore and traditions and the people here deeply believe in their traditions and heritage. A place full of magic and breathtaking landscapes, Manila is one of the most enchanting of places in Uttarakhand
  16. At about 1800 meters above sea level, Manila is as beautiful as comes. Made the spiritual home of Goddess Manila by the Katyuri clan, Manila is famous among the locals for its Manila Devi Temple. The town once part of the Katyuri Kingdom is beautiful in its location surrounded by verdant hills of the Himalayas.
  17. ADI KAILASH:Adi Kailash is popularly known as Chhota Kailash. Being a replica of Mt. Kailash in Tibet within the Indian territory, Adi Kailash is immensely popular among devotees of Shiva.
  18. In our Uttarakhand tour packagetrekkers walk through this route in search of a spiritual journey to have a glimpse of Om Parvat where the Sanskrit word Om takes formation naturally. The entire expanse of Chhota Kailash gets beautifully reflected in Parvati Tal, on the foothill. The trek passes through Darma, Byans & Chaudans valley which offer mesmerizing views of wildflowers & fruits, beautiful waterfalls, and dense forest. Being an important pilgrimage for the Hindus, the trek passes through Kutti village which is named after "Kunti", mother of Pandavas in Mahabharata.
  19. KARTIK SWAMI:Perched at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level, Kartik Swami is a place of wondrous beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Kartik Swami is a temple dedicated to Lord Kartikeya who was the son of Lord Shiva. The temple is perched at the highest point of the mountain and is reached through a thrilling trek that takes you through some rugged terrain as well as enchanting greenery.
  20. On your way, and from atop the hill, wonderful views of magnificent Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba Peak, Dronagiri and Neelkanth can be seen in our Uttarakhand tour package. Kartik Swami is a fascinating and unique place to visit and experience.
  21. PEORA:Peora can be best described as a hidden gem. Nestled between the Kumaon Hills in the state of Uttarakhand. Situated at an elevation of 6000 feet, this place is serene and tranquil with natural beauty in abundance. Untouched by industrialization, Peora is a perfect place to enjoy some peaceful moments away from the stressful city life. The simple lifestyle of people living here and the traditional tiled roof hits will make you feel as if you are transported to a completely different world.
  22. There are a number of British Era bungalows that give Peora Village a rustic vibe of Uttarakhand tourist places. The scenic beauty with snow-capped mountains, juicy fruit-laden trees, green meadows, and a variety of fauna is inexpressible. This place is perfect to unwind and spend some quality time with your loved ones or to cherish solitude. Peora is a hidden gem that is bountiful in scenic beauty and picturesque views that make it a perfect getaway.
  23. ASKOT:Nestled at an elevation of 1106 meters, the small town of Askot is situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Bordering India with Nepal and China, the spectacular town is known for its rhododendron carpeted hills, enchanting valleys, meandering streams, and picture-perfect setting. Enveloped by the Chhiplakot and the Panchchuli ranges, the offbeat hilly hamlet is especially popular for its Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary. The rocky mountains offer perfect trekking opportunities for both amateurs and professionals. Besides, the surreal natural landscape attracts a lot of nature lovers as well as photography buffs who want to capture the picturesque landscape in their cameras. In short, the hill town is perfect for a relaxing getaway away from the din of the city in the lap of nature.
  24. KALSI:A small village in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, Kalsi is known as the gateway to the Jaunsar-Bawar tribal region of the Dehradun District. It is located between Dehradun and Chakrata hill station along the banks of the river Yamuna and is the confluence of the rivers, Yamuna and Tons. Inhabited by the people from the Khils, Bhutia, and Mundra communities, Kalsi is a place that offers a domestic and homely experience. Surrounded by lush green oak and sal trees and a vast green valley, this little retreat offers you an enchanting view of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges.

 

Placed at an elevation of 7000 ft above the sea, lies Dhanachuli- a lush green village right amidst the lap of nature. You can witness subtropical forests and coniferous trees all around. Dhanachuli, a tropical Pahari destination, is at a distance of 14 km from the Mukteshwar Mahadev temple in the Dhari tehsil of Nainital. This supreme paradise-like location can be easily accessed by road. Set in the heart of Nainital and just 26 km apart from Bhimtal, Dhanachuli gives an amazing gaze of the Himalayas. It is an absolutely perfect weekend getaway, especially if you belong to the big busy cities of the country. Exotic evening views of Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchachuli, from Dhanachuli, aren’t sure for a miss. A glimpse of these beautiful hills is rejuvenating and refreshing. Dhanachuli has a natural charm that allures you and will make you ‘want to stay. It gives you the taste of totally different lifestyles and the rustic charm of Dhanachuli calls you for a must-visit.

DHANACHULI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Dhanachuli Dham
  2. Sitla
  3. Rajarai Temple
  • KALAP: It's likely that you've never heard of Kalap, a tiny remote village that's only accessible by foot, 7,500 feet above sea level in the upper Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. That's because it's totally off the tourist map. A responsible tourism project was established there in 2013 to help improve the livelihoods of the villagers. Kalap is an outstanding place to get away from it all and experience the simplicity of village life or go trekking along trails followed by nomadic shepherds.

JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK: Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India known for housing the endangered Bengal tiger. Corbett National Park is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve which is set amidst the foothills of the Himalayas in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Famous for its wildlife safaris, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the few tiger reserves in India which allows overnight stays. Home to more than 650 species of rare and migratory birds, it is a haven for bird watchers. The most popular attraction at Corbett National Park is Dhikala, a forest lodge located on the border of Patil Dun Valley, which is known for its stunning location and rich wildlife and you can also visit here with our Uttarakhand tour package.

  1. The Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park and is named after Jim Corbett who is a famous hunter and naturalist. It was the first place where Project Tiger was launched in 1973. The park is spread over an area of more than 500 sq km and is divided into 5 zones: Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, Domunda, and Sonanandi to promote tourism.
  2. Permits are required for a specific zone and the safari is allowed only in that zone. Only 180 vehicles are allowed to enter the national park in a day. Jim Corbett National Park remains closed from July to October during the monsoons. However, Jhirna, Dhela, and Sitabani tourism zones of Uttarakhand tourist places remain open for tourists throughout the year.
  3. Best Time To Visit: November to February
  • RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK: Encompassing the Shivalik mountain ranges, Rajaji National Park is abundantly rich in flora and fauna and proves a great holiday destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
  1. Famous for its wildlife, especially for tigers and elephants, Rajaji National Park has recently received the status of a Tiger Reserve by the Government of India. Named in honor of C. Rajagopalchari, this national park spreads over 3 districts of Uttarakhand including Dehradun, Haridwar, and Pauri Garhwal. This area is also enriched with valuable fossils that date back as old as 10 million years old. The forest area is popular for Sal, Teak, and other shrubs. You should explore the wilderness and rich diversity of Himalayan lives here with a Jeep Safari or Elephant Safari organized by the Forest Department, the 34 km jungle track is a major attraction here. You can spot Asian Elephants, Tiger and King Cobra, Panther, Bear, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, Kakar, Python, Monitor Lizard, Wild Cats.
  2. You can also spot many birds including many species of migratory birds, especially after monsoons.
  3. Best Time To Visit: November to June
  • GOVIND PASHU VIHAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: Nature parks and wildlife sanctuaries are safe havens for the diverse flora and fauna, and the north-Indian state of Uttarakhand is home to an important one - the Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated in the Uttarkashi district of the state, Govind Pashu Vihar was initially established as a wildlife sanctuary and later it attained the status of a national park.
  1. Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary included in tour packages for Uttarakhand came into existence in the year 1955 as a part of the Upper Tons Valley in Uttarakhand. The area, where this national park lies, is rich in its past and certain legends are associated with it as well. A mythological instance is directly linked to the epic Ramayana. It is believed that when Lord Laxman - Lord Rama's brother - was severely hurt during the war, Hanuman came to this very region in search of 'Mrithasanjeevani' - the wonder medicine.
  2. Moving on to comparatively recent times, the British supervised this area during their reign in India for extracting timber, providing forest rest houses, and building roads throughout the region for easier access. Post-independence, the state forest department took charge of these responsibilities resulting in the increase in forest rules and regulations and a decrease in timber extraction.
  3. The Govind Pashu Vihar lies in the higher reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas, covering a total area of 957.97 square kilometers, and has an altitude ranging from 1400 to 6323 meters above sea level. The entrance and starting point of this sanctuary is Naitwar.
  4. The entrance charges into the Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary are minimal and subject to change. It is therefore advised to contact the authorities to get more information about the fees. Those who wish to visit this national park will need to get in touch with the Deputy Director of the park posted at Purola to get all the necessary permits and permissions required for entering the Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  5. Best Time To Visit: May to October
  • NANDA DEVI NATIONAL PARK: In proximity to Nanda Devi, which is the second-highest peak in India, lies the Nanda Devi National Park in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this park is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world and is home to some of the rarest and unique high-altitude flora and fauna in the world. The breathtaking views, coupled with the richness of the biosphere, set this national park aside from all others that are located in the country.
  1. The area was given the status of a national park in the year 1982 to protect and conserve the exotic flora and fauna in the region and to save it from further environmental degradation. Today, the Nanda Devi National Park is one of the most important ecological hotspots of the world and is home to a variety of birds, mammals, plants, trees, and butterflies.
  2. The Nanda Devi National Park offers marvelous opportunities for trekking and hiking and is indeed an adventure enthusiast's dream come true. In fact, the trek to the base camp is considered to be one of the most challenging ones. There are also countless opportunities here of exploring the beauty and grandeur of nature in Uttarakhand tourist places.
  3. Best Time To Visit: May to October
  • BENOG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: A part of the Rajaji National Park, the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary has located around 11km from the Library End Road in Mussoorie. Famous for its almost-extinct mountain quails, deer, leopards, and red-billed blue magpie, the Wildlife Sanctuary is well known to house rare species of birds and offers an excellent trail of pine-clad slopes surrounded by Himalayan peaks for a refreshing walk. It is an ideal site for bird watching and capturing gorgeous views of the surrounding Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch Peaks.
  1. Apart from housing the fir and pine trees, the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary also hides some medicinal plants. Also known as Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary, it is spread across 339 hectares. The abundant wildlife paired with stunning views of the enveloping scenic vistas makes Benog Wildlife Sanctuary a must-visit, especially for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
  2. Best Time To Visit: November to June
  • CHILLA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: A part of the Rajaji National Park, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary spread across 249 sq km east of Ganges, the wildlife sanctuary is home to small cats, tigers, elephants and bears apart from various birds.
  1. Best Time To Visit: November to June
  • KALAGARH TIGER RESERVE: Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is another wildlife sanctuary 13 km from Lansdowne which is rich in flora and fauna. Sprawling over 300 sq km, the reserve actually forms the northern end of Jim Corbett Park. Apart from the regular spotting of tigers, you can also spot barking deer, hog deer, goral, sambhar, porcupines, and other varied exotic animals.
  1. Best Time To Visit: October to March
  • BINSAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: Located within a distance of 30 kilometers from the Almora town of Uttarakhand, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a paradise for nature lovers and explorers. Nestled amidst the high mountains of the beautiful Kumaon, Binsar is not a town or a village, but entirely a forest region. Established in 1988 mainly to protect the broad-leaved oak trees of the Himalayas, it has now become a haven for more than 200 species of birds and almost half as many plants and animals. The best part about Binsar is that every experience is real and as authentic as it gets.
  1. There is a government rest house inside the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and other private properties where you can stay for the night. Nevertheless, when you visit Binsar, you still get the feeling of stepping into the real wilderness where nature has the last word. You do not get a car or jeep to roam around the forest - it needs to be done on foot. It is an excellent opportunity for the adventure-hearted to be one with nature and take in the beauty and mystic appeal of it all. There are some trekking trails as well, established over the years for tourism purposes - some easy to walk, others a bit strenuous. However, all of them guarantee a great deal of fun and adventure, that is a given.
  2. Another Uttarakhand tourist place's great attraction of the forest is the majestic panoramic view of the Himalayas, stretching for over 300 kilometers right into our neighboring country Nepal is a huge attraction of Binsar sanctuary, more than wildlife or anything else.
  3. Best Time To Visit: May to October

KUMBH MELA: Kumbh Mela is one of the biggest and the most popular festivals in Uttarakhand. Although technically it is a mela or fair, it is a significant occasion for the people of this northern state. It is the largest congregation of pilgrims which involves taking dips in the river of Ganga to rid oneself of one's sins. Devotees, saints, sadhus, or just onlookers, irrespective of their caste, creed, or gender come from across the nation and even from around the world to bathe themselves in the waters of Ganga, hoping to get rid of the cycle of birth and death. This mela is a 3-month long festival and takes place once every four years rotating between Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik, i.e., only once in 12 years in any one place. The exact date is picked by the Vikrant calendar after elaborate rituals.

BASANT PANCHAMI: Basant Panchami is a festival that celebrates the coming of the Basant or Spring season. It is a significant festival in Uttarakhand. This festival marks the end of winter, a season of death and decay, and is celebrated in the month of Magh or January/ February. The locals dress themselves up in yellow clothing, perform Chounphula and Jhumelia dances and fly kites. They worship Saraswati, goddess of knowledge and prosperity, and the land. Sweet rice is made in almost every home.

BHITAULI AND HARELA: Among the people of Uttarakhand, every season has some festivals, and each festival is celebrated appropriately. Harela is a festival that marks the beginning of the rainy season or monsoon. The people belonging to the Kumaon community celebrate this festival during the month of Shravana, i.e., July-August. Mythologically, this festival commemorates the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvati. People make small idols or dikars of gods like Maheshwar, Ganesh. This festival is followed by another, Bhitauli which is celebrated in the month of Chaitra, i.e., March - April. It revolves around agriculture where women sow seeds in the soil and by the end of the festival they reap the harvest which is called harela. This gives them the opportunity to test the quality of their seeds. During this festival, brothers also provide gifts for their sisters.

HOLI: This festival of colors is a big occasion for the people of Uttarakhand. Holi is celebrated with a lot more fervor in the Kumaon region where the celebrations start as early as Basant Panchami. As per the mythology, Holi marks the triumph of good over evil. Unlike the plains where Holika Dahan (burning of a pyre) is an integral part of Holi, in Uttarakhand, as the crop is not harvested yet, ears of grains are not offered to the holy fire.

MAKAR SANKRANTI: Makar Sankranti is a famous festival celebrated in many states of India. For the people of Uttarakhand, this festival marks the change of season. As per the Hindu religious texts, Makar Sankranti marks the day of Uttarayani, i.e., the sun has entered the zodiacal sign of 'makar' (Capricorn) from 'kark' (cancer) and has thus started moving towards the north. On this day, people worship the sun at sunrise and bathe in the river waters. The locals prepare Khichdi and til ka laddoo. The popular fair of Uttarayani also takes place during this time and can be seen easily with our cheap Uttarakhand tour package.

KALE KAUVA OR GHUGHUTIA: During the time of Makar Sankranti, the festival of Ghughutia or Kale Kauva is also celebrated. The locals prepare sweets made from deep-fried flour in different shapes like knives, swords, etc. By feeding the crows and migratory birds, the locals welcome them and also hope that they come back next year as well. The children also sing songs to attract these migratory birds.

PHOOL DEI: Phool Dei is a festival that celebrates the year's harvest and the coming of the spring season. It takes place on the first day of the Chaitra season (March-April) as per the Hindu calendar and is also known as the harvest festival. As the name suggests, it is the time when flowers blossom, and this is accompanied by the ceremonial pudding called dei which is made by the locals using jaggery or gud, curd, and flour. This dish is an integral part of the festival. Young girls are an integral part of this festival of Uttarakhand. They go from house to house, singing the folk song of 'Phool Dei' with offerings of jaggery, rice, and coconut. It is believed that they bless the homes by placing flowers and rice on the doorsteps. In return, the young girls are offered sweets and blessings for their acts.

GANGA DUSSEHRA: Ganga Dusshera or Dasar is a festival that celebrates the advent of the holy river Ganga from heaven above. This festival falls on Dashami (tenth day) of the month of Jyeshtha and is a ten-day-long festival. It is observed on the ghats of Ganga in Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Allahabad where devotees take a dip in the river water hoping to rid themselves of their sins for ten consecutive days. This is considered a purification act. Darshans are held, and watermelons and kakdi are offered to the deity. Ganga Dusshera is a big festival that attracts a lot of devotees.

KANDALI: Kandali festival is celebrated by the Rung tribe in the Chaundans valley of Pithoragarh district in the Kumaon division. This Uttarakhandi festival marks the flowering of the flower Kandali which blooms only once in 12 years. This festival celebrates the defeat of Zorawar Singh's army, a general of the Sikh Empire who tried to invade this region in 1841. As per the local stories, it was the women who defended this region against the soldiers who tried to loot the villages and hid in the Kandali shrub. In this process, the shrub was also destroyed. Another legend states that a young boy died after applying the Kandali plant on his wounds, and subsequently his mother cursed the plant and ordered the women to rip it out of the ground when it reached its full bloom.

BAT SAVITRI: Bat Savitri is another famous festival in Uttarakhand. During this, married women fast for an entire day for the welfare and prosperity of their husbands and offer prayers to the deity Savitri and a banyan tree or bat. In the Hindu religion, the Banyan tree is considered holy. The origin of this festival can be traced to the Mahabharata in which Savitri, whose husband Satyavan died within a year of their marriage, fasts and prays, and finally her devotion pays off as her husband returns from the dead. It is under the banyan tree that these acts take place. This festival takes place on Amavasya (day of the full moon) in the month of Jyestha, i.e., June.

PURNAGIRI MELA: Bearing the name of the temple in which it is held, the Purnagiri Mela is a sacred festival that is celebrated to commemorate Goddess Sati. At an elevation of over 1650m above mean sea level, not only do the vibrant colors bring life to the festival, the picturesque views of the Himalayas that are on display are a sight to behold. In terms of its religious significance, the area in which the Purnagiri Temple is now situated is believed to be the place where the navel of Sati and Savant Prajapati was cut down by the Vishnu Chakra and is also one of the 108 'Siddha Peethas' (sacred) which is visited by pilgrims throughout the year.

SYALDE BIKHAUTI MELA: An annual fair that is annually held in the months of April-May in the town of Dwarahat (Almora), the Syalde Bikhauti Mela is held in two phases; the first being held in the Vimandeshwar Temple and the other in the Dwarahat marketplace. During the mela, one can witness folk dances and songs with traditional foliage being adorned by the gathered people. An important ritual, 'Oda Bhetna' refers to the striking of the stone (Oda). As per legend, ancient times saw people worship their deity in a temple nearby and due to some friction between the followers of the two groups, a brawl broke out that lead to bloodshed. The leader of the group that lost the fight was beheaded and a stone (Oda) was placed near it to commemorate the fallen leader. With the numerous traditions on display and the lip-smacking Indian delicacy of 'Jalebi' being an integral part of the fair, the Syalde Bikhauti Mela is one of cultural convergence in Uttarakhand tourist places.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA FESTIVAL: Yoga, the age-old Indian science of mental health and physical wellbeing, sees the gathering of thousands of yoga enthusiasts in Rishikesh to celebrate the techniques devised by sages of yesteryear. In today's fast-paced lifestyle, Yoga has changed lives via its holistic techniques. The first edition of the International Yoga Festival was held way back in the year 1999 in the Parmarth Niketan Ashram, under the guidance of Pujya Shri Swami Veda Bharatji but ever since its inception, it has grown leaps and bounds in terms of its attendees. With the 2019 edition set to be held from 1st -7th March 2019, one can be assured to celebrating the various aspects of Indian culture via the Sattvic food, 'Bhajans', and 'Kirtans' and humble abode, features that are sure to arouse your senses. The true religious spirit of Rishikesh is further celebrated as evenings of the weeklong.

GHEE SANKRANTI: A festival that portrays the gratitude of the locals who earn a living via the occupation of farming by marking the onset of the harvesting season, the Ghee Sankranti is also known as the 'Olgia' festival, is celebrated on the first day of the month of August (Bhado); a time wherein the crops are thriving and the milk-laden cattle are ready to be milked. In terms of how the celebration has gradually evolved over the years, the ancient tradition saw nephews and sons-in-law give presents to their maternal uncles and fathers-in-law respectively. However, today's context is summarised by the fact that agriculturists and artisans give presents to their landowners. Common presents that are exchanged include axes, ghee, datkhocha (metallic toothpick), and firewood. As the name suggests, an important ritual of this festival includes that of eating ghee and chapatis stuffed with urad dal!

KANWAR YATRA: The onset of the Hindu month of Shravan (July) marks the commencement of the sacred pilgrimage journey of the 'Kanwar Yatra'. During the month-long yatra, millions of devotees of Lord Shiva from all over the country make a journey to the banks of the River Ganga (cities like Haridwar, Gangotri, Gaumukh, etc) and carry back sacred water from the river to a Shiva temple. The dedication of the devotees is such that they even carry their deity on a 'Kanwar' and travel to the holy river bare feet. Large camps and gatherings can be seen in Haridwar and Gangotri during the yatra with numerous makeshift accommodations that are constructed across the journey for the Kanwarias to rest. The magnanimity of the event can be fathomed when considered that the gathering on the ghats of the River Ganga in Haridwar has been recorded as one of the biggest human gatherings in India.

HILL YATRA: Marked as the festival of pastoralists and agriculturalists, the 'Hill Jatra' festival was first observed in India in the Kumaour village. The ceremony is related to the 'ropai' (the plantation of paddy), for which one must sacrifice a buffalo to please the Gods who will ensure a good yield for the ongoing farming season. In regards to the actual ceremony, it can be broadly classified under three categories of Uttarakhand tourist places: worship and ritualistic services forming the first set of activities followed by numerous pastoral activities. To conclude the ceremony, songs are recited and people are seen to be wearing marks that express the rich cultural heritage of Uttarakhand. Traditional dances like that of the 'Chanchari' are performed, thereby making the entire festival a wholesome and immersive experience.

BISSU MELA: Organized in the Chakrata Block of Dehradun, the Bissu Mela is an expansive fair that is celebrated by the Jaunsari tribe, whose origins can be traced back to that of the Pandavas. Celebrated for over the period of a week in virtue of a good harvest season in Uttarakhand, a major attraction of the fair sees villagers from all over gather together to shower their love and affection to 'Santoora Devi', an incarnation of Goddess Durga. One can indulge in the cultural diversity by grooving to the folk music wherein men and women sport vivid and flamboyant traditional clothes while bringing to life lost traditions for the younger generations to feast upon

NANDA DEVI RAJ JAAT YATRA: Also known as the 'Himalayan Mahakumbh', this festival marks a commemoration to Goddess Nanda Devi wherein devotees from both the Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttarakhand come together to be a part of the sacred yatra. Held for a duration of three weeks and is organized once every twelve years, the Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra which spans over 280 km takes almost 22 days to complete. During this yatra, all sections of the society take part- Dalits play drums, Thakurs blow bhankauras, and brahmins take care of ceremonial parasols.

MAGH MELA: Known to be one of the most popular fairs in the Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand, the Magh Mela is a religious fair that has gradually become an important source of income via tourism. Held during the month of January, (14th-21st January) dolis or palanquins carrying the deity, are seen flocking to the Ramlila Ground where devotees immerse themselves in the river Ganga. A fair that exhibits local produce and handicrafts of local artisans from all over Uttarakhand, in the modern time is not restricted to Uttarkashi district- a skiing ground being prepared in Dayara Bugyal, a premier meadow in India.

UTTARAYANI MELA: The second week of January, the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti marks the onset of the Uttarayani Mela which is held in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand (Bageshwar, Ranibagh, Hanseswari, and so forth). The Bagnath Temple in Bageshwar serves as the ground for the fair which usually spans for a week. Festivities and cultural heritage of the area are illustrated by a plethora of local artists singing Jhoras, Chancharis, and Bairas (folklore). Local produce such as iron and copper vessels, baskets, casks, mattresses, and many more items can be purchased while at the fair.

EGAAS: People of Uttarakhand Believe that Lord Rama returned from his exile 11 days late to the upper hilly regions. This is why they celebrate Egaas, 11 days after Diwali by cooking various delicacies, performing folk dances, and lighting up their homes. People even celebrate by spinning a rope called "Bhailo" with a fire lit at one end.

BAGWAL FAIR: Bagwal Fair is celebrated along with Raksha Bandhan every year. Prayers are offered to Goddess Varahi and prasad is distributed. A very famous ritual that takes place is that people throw stones at each other and the ritual ends when the head priest signals to stop. Devotees from all the neighboring regions come to witness this fair.

NANDA DEVI MELA: One of the major festivals in the Kumaon region of the state Uttarakhand, Nanda Devi Mela is organized in places like Almora, Nainital, Bageshwar, Bhowali, and Kot along with the far-flung villages of Johar. The Fair (Mela) is organized in the month of September every year. Almora is the place where the main fair is held. Nanda Devi Mela, also known as Nanda Devi Mahotsav has been celebrated since the Chand Kings ruled the place with its duration being either 5 days or 7 days. The fair usually takes place around the festival of Nandashtami, which is observed in parts of the state. As per the legend, Nanda Devi was the family Goddess of the Chand Kings, rulers of the Kumaon region. In the 17th century, King Dyot Chand built the temple of Nanda Devi in Almora. Thus, from then onwards, the Nanda Devi Fair is organized every year to worship the Goddess of Kumaon, Nanda Devi and it symbolizes the economic and cultural prosperity of the region. People who participate in the procession which carries the dola (palanquin) of Nanda Devi and her sister, Sunanda can be visited with our cheap Uttarakhand tour package.

RAMMAN: Ramman, a religious festival in the form of the theater is featured on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in India. It is renowned exclusively in the Garhwal area of Uttarakhand at the twin towns of Saloor-Dungra in the Chamoli area. The unique festivities are a significant form of the heritage of only 196 families, 1800 peoples of the charming villages without worrying about caste and creed

KANVAD YATRA: An annual pilgrimage is taken up by the followers of Lord Shiva in North India during the rainy months of Shravan (i.e. July and August) to fetch holy waters of River Ganga from several places including Haridwar, Gaumukh, and Gangotri. The pilgrimage is called kānvad Yatra. The word kānvad stands for a single-pole (usually made of bamboo) with two roughly equal loads fastened or dangling from opposite ends. The kānvad is carried by balancing the middle of the pole on one or both shoulders. The pilgrims participating in this Yatra are called kānvadiyas. Kānvadiyas from numerous villages walks all the way from their villages (or towns) to the abovementioned places (mostly to Haridwar, as the other two are pretty inaccessible). They collect Gangajal (the holy waters of the River Ganga) and walk all the back home to offer it to their local Shiva temples as a symbol of thanksgiving to the Lord.

DEVIDHURA FESTIVAL: Devidhura Temple in Champawat is known for the event of the Devi Dhura Festival during RakshaBandhan where people gather and stones are pelted between one gathering to others who shield themselves. Amid this celebration, known as Bagwal, two gatherings of moving and singing individuals toss stones at one another, while they protect themselves with the assistance of huge wooden shields. People don’t care about the wounds and they are considered favorable. In 2013, Uttarakhand high court intervened that the stones are to be replaced with Flowers and fruits. The organizing committee of this festival ensures that there will be no stone pelting but only organic products and blooms will be used so Bagwal could be played with no wounds.

BUTTER FESTIVAL: Dayara bugyal Butter festival is the same as the Holi festival in north India. Butter festival also called Anduri Utsav. Raithal village and some nearby villages organized milk butter festivals. Anduri is a celebration of offering thanks to natural force. Local people rush with their steers to the meadow of Dayara. They are seen communicating their affection for the Dayara knolls, which give grain to their cattle. The memorable continuing begins with somewhere in the range of 500 villagers, who are seen playing Holi with buttermilk on the slopes of Dayara. It is a cheerful sight to see local people singing, moving, and celebrating with margarine spread appearances. After this, nearby youngsters are seen displaying social projects. Expound productions of Lord Krishna are finished by them, with the full outfit and makeup. The celebration has slowly caught the attention of trekkers and travelers alike. So next time you need to play Butter Holi on a trek, you know where to head.

JHANDA MELA: Jhanda Fair or Jhande ka Mela is one the biggest fairs in Northern India which pulls in a great many lovers and sightseers who travel to Dehradun to look for endowments from The Almighty. It is commended as the birthday of Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji, the oldest child of the seventh Guru of the Sikhs - Sri Har Rai Ji. A gigantic banner (Jhanda Ji) is lifted in this reasonable for remembering his landing in Doon valley on this very day in 1733. The Jhanda Fair is commended on the fifth day of Chaitra which is additionally the fifth day after the Holi.

CHHOLIA DANCE: The old stories of Uttarakhand, surely the lives of the general population are loaded up with moving it is the principal part of their convention and legacy for them as wearing garments, an unquestionable requirement forever. Local people here trust that move isn't just for humans to engage yet for them the workmanship to please Gods not to fall flat man. The craft of moving additionally owes its motivation to the entrancing legendary moving maidens who harp on snow-clad pinnacles and are differently portrayed as Ancheris, Kecharis, or Paries. Dresses assume a noteworthy job in moving style while individuals accumulate in some unique sort of configuration dresses to move and love. They are pixies or ladies who move in the atmosphere, young ladies of outperforming magnificence, luxuriously dressed, and expected to have a place with the court of Indira. His moving young ladies, are said to fly or buoy along the sky with no noticeable wings.

BIKHOTI MELA: Celebrated primarily in the Dwarahat regions each year on the holy eve of Baisakhi the entire town springs to life with a large colorful fair. This fair marks the first day of the month of Baisakh or the first day of summer and each community within India (Sikh, Punjabi, North Indians, Tamilians, Oriya, etc.) celebrates this important time with different names. People during this time create delicious sweet treats and take a dip in the holy river of Alaknanda or Bhagirathi as a way of showcasing their devoutness after which they visit the temple and worship the Lord.

DIWALI: The country celebrates Diwali generally for a maximum of two days however in Devbhoomi Uttarakhand, this festival pan for almost 5 whole days covering Dhanteras, Anant Chaturdashi, Bhai Dooj, Govardhan, etc. people celebrate this festival by wearing their best and vibrantly colored attires and dance and sing in their traditional language along with lighting fireworks. There is also a tribe in Uttarakhand that celebrates Diwali 1 month after the general Diwali dates of the plains.

TAPKESHWAR MAHADEV MELA: The cave temple dedicated to Shiva is situated at a distance of 6 km from Dehradun and it turns into a huge fair site during the auspicious time of Maha Shivratri that generally falls during the months of late February. Locally this fair is also referred to as ‘Shivratri Mela’ and each year this place gets colored in various hues marking the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. People and devotees from various parts of the world make it a point to visit this temple at least once during this auspicious event.

PUKHAR FAIR: Bagwali Pokhar Fair is a religious fair of Kumaon, Uttarakhand celebrated on Yam Dwitiya (Bhai Dooj) Bagwali Pokhar fair is held at Bagwali Pokhar in Dwarahat in the Ranikhet block of Almora district can be visited with our cheap Uttarakhand tour package. During the fair, lots of traditional activates take place. There is a high cultural spirit among the people. A large number of people from different rural villages of Uttarakhand participate in the fair. Various culture programs are performed by the flok artists of Uttarakhand. It is believed that Kauravas visited Bagwali Pokhar during exile when they were in search of Pandavs. On Bagwali Pokhar Mela ceremony of offering oda with nagadas, sankhanad and two pairs of drums take place. Incredible local Sarankar dance is also performed. The folk dances and songs performed reflected the pristine heritage of the state.

BAURANI FAIR: Baurani Fair is a popular fair celebrated at Baurani in Pithoragarh town located in the Kumaon region. The fair has great religious significance and used to be a hub of commercial purpose in earlier days. On the day of the fair, the entire Bora tribes of Pulai and Chabad villages come to participate in the fair playing drums, singing, and dancing. They carry with them a long flaming torch made with branches of the pine tree. The torch is buried near the temple and with the burning flam spreading light, people dance in Jhora Chachari and pray at Saimdevta temple at midnight. After prayers and worship, the people leave for their homes. Another popular event at Bairani Fair was playing cards. Playing cards were so popular at Baurani Fair that the fair was also known as “JUWA MELA”. Baurani Fair is celebrated every year 15days after Diwali at the Baurani Temple in Baurani.

CHAITI FAIR: Chaiti Mela is a popular fair held every year during Navaratri at Kashipur located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The fair goes on for 15days during which circus, fun activities, shopping stalls, and buying and selling of animals are held. In earlier times, trade was an important aspect of these fairs. Horses were in great demand then for transportation vehicles and were trade on a high scale. The modern developments have led to the establishment of shops in every region and have also eliminated the need for horses. Along with tread, the fair had an important religious aspect which is still prevalent in our cheap Uttarakhand tour packages revered temple of Maa Balasundari Devi is located on the route to Chaiti Fair. It is believed that praying at Balasundari Devi during Navaratri, especially during Ashtami and Navami, fulfills all the wishes asked for.

CHANDRABADNI FAIR: The people of Uttarakhand are known for their high cultural values and ethics. Many fairs take place in the state that is dedicated to various holy deities. One of the famous fairs that take place in the Tehri region of Uttarakhand is the Chandrabadni fair. This grand fair takes place at Chandrabadni Temple in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, 36kms ahead of Devprayag. The temple looms at a height of 2253 meters above sea level on Chandrabadani Mountain and is one of the renowned Sakti Peeth of Garhwal. This holy shrine is devoted to Goddess Sati and it is said that Sati Devi's torso fell at this same place. Chandrabadani fair is held at the temple premises annually on Baisakh in the month of April. Devotees in large numbers take part in the vibrant fair.

CHAUPAKHYA FESTIVAL: Chaupakhya Festival is celebrated during Navratris at Chaumi Devta Temple in Rayansi, a small village located in the Pithoragarh district in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Chaupakhya Festival is celebrated on Vijaya Dashami, i.e on the 10th day of Navratris. Chaumi Devta is the chief deity of the people of Rayansi and they celebrate Chaupakhya Festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. The festival is celebrated in the open space in front of Chaumi Devta Temple. On Vijaya Dashami, the villagers pray at the temple and the shaman of Chaumi Devta is carried in a palanquin for a religious precession.

CHHIPLAJAAT: Chhipla is situated in the heartland of the Kali and Gori rivers, south of the Panchchuli mountains. The highest point of this mountain – Najurikund (4487m) – is the seat of Chhilpa Kedar. The people of 15-20 villagers of Dharchula and Gorikhal regions reach Kedardwe and Najurikote every third year on Bhado Purnmasi. The principal yatra starts from village Khela near Tawaghat. It goes through thick forests, rocky lands, and Bugyals. People go in barefoot eve every day. Chhipla Jaat expresses different aspects of human faith. The barefoot journey, worship, bath, collective food, songs and dances, and the possession of the body of Bonia by the folk god are the essential parts of Chhipla Jaat.

DHAULINAGOTSAV: Dhaulinag Temple is a temple dedicated to Nag Devta located at Bageshwar town in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. There are several Nag Devta temples located in this area. A fair is held on the day of Nag Panchami in Bhadrapad month (mid-August–September) and Ashwin Shukla Panchami's night. The fair is commonly known as Dhaulinagotsav.

GABLADEV FAIR: Gabladev Fair is celebrated every year as a religious fair by the inhabitants of Drama Valley which is situated at an elevation of 4000mts in the Pitharagarhdistrictin Kumaon region Uttarakhand. Gabladev Fair is celebrated every year on the third of Bhadrapad month. Bhadrapad month normally begins around 22-23rd August. The date of the fair is finalized by the intellectuals of Dantu and Dugat villages. The fair was held for 5-6days.

GAINDI KHAGOTI FAIR: Gaindi Khagoti Fair is celebrated in Chwicha village in the Pauri district of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The fair begins on Vasant Panchami and continues till Baishaki. Gaindi Khagoti Fair honors the tradition of the search of rhinoceros by the Pandavas by the event at the Devi’s Temple located at the center of the village.

GANANATH FAIR: Gananath Fair is a famous fair held at Gananath Temple located about 47kms from Almora. Gananath Temple is an ancient temple known popularly for its caves and Shiva Temple. Gananath Fair is celebrated every year on Kartik Purnima which falls 15days after Maidani Diwali.

GAUCHAR FAIR: Gauchar Mela is an annual trade fair held on 14th November in the hilly town of Gauchar, located on the left bank of Alaknanda River in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Gauchar is en route to Badrinath Temple. Gaichur Fair is one of the largest trade fairs of Uttarakhand wherein regional products produced from the cottage industries of Uttarakhand are showcased and trade.

GENDUA FAIR: Located in the Purola region of Uttarakhand, Singtur Range (Patti) is famous for its traditional rituals, fairs, and festivals. One such fair celebrated at the time of Makar Sankranti is Gendua Fair. The villages in Singtur Patti are divided into two regions-Pansai and Sathi. can be visited with our cheap Uttarakhand tour package. Pansai represents the Pandavas and Sathi represents the Kauravas. In this region, the number of Kauravas is believed to be 60, instead of 100.

GHANDIYAL DEVTA RAAJ JAAT: Uttarakhand is a state that is not only renowned for its tranquil natural beauty but also for its rich ethnicity. The Gandiyal Devta Raaj Jaat is organized every alternate six and 12 years. The Fair is organized at Ghandiyal Dhaar in Lostu Badiyargarh in Tehri district of Uttarkhand. The mela takes place in honor of Ghandiyal Devta. Mela goes on for 9nights / 9days.

GURU KAILAPEER FAIR: Guru Kailapeer Fair is one of the oldest cultures and traditional fairs in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. Famous as the oldest and holiest fair among the locals, this fair is conducted every year in the memory of the local deity of Budakedar, Dev Guru Kailpeer. The fair showcases the famous holy run of people with deity idol, Ramleela of Girls, and Magsheer Diwali celebrations.

HAATKALIKA FAIR: On the Ashtami (eighth day of the month) of the Chaitra and Bhado, a fair is held in the Kalika temple at Gangolihat. People come with drums and flags to pay homage to Goddess Kalika. On this day, animals are sacrificed and offered to the Goddess. The athwart (eight sacrifices) processions with drums and dances are worth seeing.

HARIN CHITAL: Harin Cheetal means ‘spotted deer’. Celebrated in the Pithoragarh districted the Kumaon region Uttarakhand. Harin Chital is a flok drama with culture and religious significance. The flok drama is held every year usually on the 8th day of Bhadrapad month (late August) where 3-4 men dress up and represent themselves as deer perform various dances and acts.

JAGDA FESTIVAL: Jagda Festival – A joyous festival of Jaunsar – Bawar region. Every year, the people of the Jaunsar-Bawar region celebrate Jagda Festival with great zeal and excitement. The festival is celebrated in honor of Mahasu Devtaon on the 3rd and 4th day of Bhadrapad month, coinciding with the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chathurthi.

JAGDA FESTIVAL: Jagda Festival – A joyous festival of Jaunsar – Bawar region. Every year, the people of the Jaunsar-Bawar region celebrate Jagda Festival with great zeal and excitement. The festival is celebrated in honor of Mahasu Devtaon on the 3rd and 4th day of Bhadrapad month, coinciding with the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chathurthi.

JANOPUNYA: The people of Kumaon celebrate Raksha Bandhan and Janopunya, the day on which people change their janeu (sacred thread). On this day the famous Bagwal fair is held at Devidhura in district Champawat.

JANTI FAIR: Pandukeshwar Festival, locally known as Janti Fair or Janti Male is celebrated every 6years in Pandukeshwar Temple situated on the left bank of Vishnuganga River. The fair which lasts for 9-11 days begins during Magh Sankranti. Janti Fair is an event of great happiness and devotion to the people.

JAULJIBI MELA: Jauljibi Fair is a cultural and commercial fair held every year from 14th – 21st November at the place of confluence of Kali and Gori rivers, situated 10kms from Askot. Ascot is situated in the Dharchula Nagar-panchayat of the Pithoragarh district.

KALIKA FAIR, BUNGKHAL: Kalika Fair, popularly known as Bungkhal Mela, is a famous religious fair celebrated every year at Kalika Devi Temple in Chaurikhal village Pauri Garwal district of Uttarakhand. The fair is attended with great zest by the people of the nearby villages of Dhaijyuli, Bali Kandarasyu, Karadsyu, Ghurdaursyu, Chaupdakot, Chauhan, and others.

KALSIN FAIR: Kalsin fair is a one-day fair held every year near Shyamlatal located 5km ahead of Sukhidhang which lies on the Tanakpur – Champawat highway. The Kalsin Temple contains bows, arrows tridents, and other common weapons of Hindu mythology. On the day of the fair, people pray by tying black-colored clothes and lighting divas in front of the weapons. People offer bells, flags, etc. in the temple for the fulfillment of their wishes. In the olden days, the fair used to be celebrated for a week but now it is celebrated just for a day.

KALSIN FAIR: Kalsin fair is a one-day fair held every year near Shyamlatal located 5km ahead of Sukhidhang which lies on the Tanakpur – Champawat highway. The Kalsin Temple contains bows, arrows tridents, and other common weapons of Hindu mythology. On the day of the fair, people pray by tying black-colored clothes and lighting divas in front of the weapons. People offer bells, flags, etc. in the temple for the fulfillment of their wishes. In the olden days, the fair used to be celebrated for a week but now it is celebrated just for a day.

KAMLESHWAR FAIR: Kamleshwar Fair is a religious fair held every year on the 14th day of Kartik month (early November) which is known as “Vaikuntha Chaturdashi”. Kamaleshwar Fair is held in Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple located on the banks of Alaknanda River in the historic town of Srinagar in Garhwal. On this day, people visit Kamleshwar Temple throughout the day to worship Lord Kamleshwar. Along with religious ceremonies, people also engage in buying and selling essential commodities.

KANDALI FESTIVAL: Kandali Festival, also known as Kirji Festival is celebrated every 12years by the Joutiya or Jainila people during August-September in the Chaudans region of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. The festival celebrates the defeat of Zorowar Singh’s army from Ladakh which attacked the region in 1841. The victory is celebrated by singing and dancing in folk songs and uprooting the Kandali plant.

KHATARUA: Kkatarua is essentially the special festival of pastoral-agricultural society and celebrated on the first day of the month of Ashwin in mid-September and signifies the beginning of the autumn. On this day people light bonfires, around which children dance, holding aloft colourful flags. People take special care of their animals and feed them fresh grass. Cucumbers are offered to the fire of Khatarua, which is said to destroy all evil influences. The victory of the king of Kumaon is also said to be one of the reasons for the celebration of Khatarua.

KOT KI MAI FAIR: Kot Ki Mai Fair is a grand three-days fair celebrated every year from Panchami to Ashtami of Navratris (5th – 8th of Navratris) in the month of Chaith. The fair is celebrated in honor of Bhramri Devi and Nanda Devi. Kot Ki Mai fair is celebrated at a high peak located in Gwaldam Marg, 3kms ahead of Baijnath in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

MAUN MELA: Maun Mela – the fishing festival of Uttarakhand. Maun Mela is a famous fair of Uttarakhand that is celebrated every year in Jaunpur block in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. A large number of people gather to celebrate this fair. Maun Mela is a very old fair that has been celebrated for ages in Tehri. It is said that the Maun fair has been started by the Tehri king, Narendra Shah at Nilhad River.

RAMESHWAR FAIR: Rameshwar Fair is an eventful fair with great religious and cultural significance held during Makarsankranti. The events during the fair which include singing, dancing, and games continue all night long. The villagers gather around bonfires and spend the night celebrating by singing folk songs and dancing to regional music. They take bath in the Saryu River in the early morning and offer their prayers at the Shiva Temple.

SAMESHWAROTSAV: Sameshwarostav or Sameshwar Utsav is an annual fair held during the Hindu month of Bhadrapada (August-September) at Uprikot village in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is a three-day fair starting normally from 15th August till 22nd August. The main attraction of Sameshwarotsav is the practice of certain rituals by the shaman during the fair. In the course of the three days, the shaman engages in marking and aiming at mulberry and walnut trees located at the backside of the temple, walking barefoot on the battle-ax, and carrying out rituals for sacrificing goats and sheep.

SATON-ATHON FESTIVAL: Saton-Athon festival is one of the most important festivals of the Pithoragarh region of Kumaon. Normally, Saton-Athon Fair is celebrated on the 7th / 8th day of Bhadrapad month (mid-August / Mid September). However if the first 15days of Bhadrapad falls during Saurmas Ashwin, Saton-Athon is celebrating during Janmasthami, which falls on the eight-day of Krishna Paksha in Shraavan month (mid-July–mid-August).

SELKU FAIR: People of Uttarakhand have been celebrating Selku Fair every year on Makar Sankranti. It is celebrated in the Raithal village of Bhatwadi in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. In Mukhba, Ghorsali, Dharali, Gangotri, and Budha Kedar region this festival is celebrated in Bhadrapada Masa (as per Hindu calendar), usually in the month of September. During the fair, the offering of the state flower ‘Brahmkamal’ is considered very auspicious. People in large numbers pluck in and offer this flower to the Someshwar people.

SOMNATH FAIR / MASI FAIR: Somnath Fair or Masi Fair is held every year in the small village of Masi, located in Ranikhet tehsil of Almora district in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The fair is held at Someshwar Mahadev Temple. One of the main features of the Somnath Fair is visiting the banks of Ramganga beside Someshwar Temple and participating in throwing stones in the river in our Uttarakhand tour package. The competition of throwing stones and splashing the water is held between the two pillars of Palipachau-Masiwal and Kanudiya.

SYALPATI FAIR: Syalpati Fair is a fair dedicated to Nanda Devi and is celebrated in the regions near Joshimath in the Chamoli region of Uttarakhand. The fair is celebrated on years fixed by the heads of the village and lasts for about 2-4days. In essence, Syalpati Fair is a celebration rejoicing the arrival of Dhyano (married daughters) to their parental homes.

THAL MELA: Held in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Thal Fair is one of the most important commercial fairs after the Jauljibhi Fair. Thal Mela is held every year during Baisakhi in the small town of Thal in the Pithoragarh district of Uttrakhand. The small town of Thal is situated on the banks of Ramganga about 50kms northwest of the district headquarters. The fair is said to have begun in the year 1940 by the nationalists of the Thal village in memory of the infamous Jalianwala Bagh massacre.

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₹ 12050
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₹ 18500
₹ 17619
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₹ 26250
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Nainital (03 Nights) Ranikhet (01 Night) Kausani (01 Night) Jim Corbett (02 Nights)
₹ 24000
₹ 22869
Per Person Cost
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8 Nights / 9 Days

Nainital (3N) Ranikhet (1N) Kausani (1N) Almora (1N) Jim Corbett (2N)
₹ 28000
₹ 25489
Per Person Cost
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Food

TENTATIVE  FOOD DETAILS OF AJODHYA PAHAR PACKAGE TOUR: [Guest need to be paid direct basis]

DAY BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER
Day 01
N/A
Rice, Aloo Bhaji, Dal, Fish curry, Chatni, Papad
Rice, Aloo Bhaji, Dal, Fish curry, Chatni, Papad
Day 02
Puri, Sabji, Tea / Coffee
Rice, Chips, Dal, Fish portion, Chatni, Papad
Rice / Roti, Dal, Mix Veg /Similar, Chicken Masala
Day 03
Bread, Omelet, Tea / Coffee

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Tour Reviews

This Ajodhya hills tour is awesome for a short tour. We went from Kolkata to Ajodhya by car. The scenic beauty of the hill is awesome and the route is also very beautiful. The view of the lakes is very nice. The hotel is Good especially Food. Well organized by Travotic holidays Team. Thanks to Mr. Abhijit for advising such a good weekend destination. - Mr. Suman Mukherjee

Suman Mukherjee

Thanks Travotic Holidays, for organizing an awesome trip. It was so well organized. We went Ajodhya hills Purulia, visited upper – Local Dam, Mathaburo pujo and Falls. Hotel was fine , Car was Brand New and Driver Mithun is a nice person with good knowledge. Special thanks to Mrs.Arpita Saha her cooperation.She customised our tour program so beautifully.Hotels were pretty good,in nice location.

Ms Alpana Ghosh

Decent trip organizer for weekend Destination. Visited Ajodhya last week. hotels and Car and Services provided are of top-notch.

Md. Nehal Anwar

HINDU FOLK FESTIVAL: It is celebrated in the Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand in a year marking the commencement of a new season. This traditional festival is celebrated all through both the Navratris, Chaitra Navratri in the month of Chaitra in March/April, and also in the month, Ashwini in the month of September/October and in Shravanie at the end of July. On the first day of the festival the female bung up the soil in the wicker basket and plants seven kinds of seeds in them. On this day mud sculptures are made of Gauri, Maheshwar, and Ganesha for respect. Individuals laid the blades of recently cut Harela's on their heads besides lead it to their friends and relatives Can be visited with our cheap Uttarakhand tour package.

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