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Hidden Gems of Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand is blessed with the majestic Himalayas, beautiful lakes, temples, mystics, valleys, and unique culture. The land of Badrinath and Kedarnath offers several popular travel destinations such as Rishikesh, Nainital, Mussoorie, Haridwar, etc.

However, the State of Saints and Himalayas has much more than these well-known travel hot spots. These hidden gems of Uttarakhand are sufficient to make your tour more exciting and memorable.

Escape the crowded traditional travel destinations and head towards these unique, offbeat places to explore Uttarakhand up and close.

Here is the list of Top Ten Hidden Gems of Uttarakhand

Naukuchiatal

• This beautiful place situated about twenty-seven km from Nainital
• Nankuchia lake, with nine corners, is a major attraction here
• The place is surrounded by hills and offers the perfect spot for birdwatchers and picnic spots

Shitlakhet

• This hidden gem is situated about twenty km from Ranikhet.
• The major attraction is Katarmal Sun Temple near Shitlakhet.
• A perfect place to unwind and escape from the hustle of cities.

Kakrighat

Driving towards Ranikhet?

Try Kakrighat, known for Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and Swami Vivekanand’s visit for meditation.

Kausani

• A place for the perfect view of Himalayan peaks, including Trishul Parbat and Nanda Devi, among others
• Experience beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the mountains
• Must visit places of Kausani are Anasakti Ashram, ancient Baijnath Temple and the home of renowned writer Sumitra Nandan Pant.

Chaukori

• A picturesque village in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, Chaukori is straight from a fairy-tale.
• The place is surrounded by western Himalayan peaks and dense forests.
• The stunning backdrop of Nanda Devi, Trishul Parbat, Panchachulu Peak, Chaukhamba and The Chin Waterfall about ten km from Chaukori
• The place is known for Tea Gardens and Musk Garden Trees.
• Chaukori offers several options for religious travellers, such as Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple, Nag Mandir, Ghunsera Devi Temple, and Mahakali Temple.

Patal Bhuvneshwar

• As the name suggests, you need to go down around ninety ft to reach the ‘Patal’ or caves for the ancient Lord Shiva temple and 33 Koti Hindu Gods & Goddesses.
• Protected and managed by ASI, recently the Government has allowed photography inside the caves.

Lohaghat

Thrilled with spooky tales?

You will love Lohaghat. Visit Dr Morris Hospital near Mount Abbott and enjoy some adrenaline rush.

In addition, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Mount Abbott with a quiet and peaceful time.

Khirsu

• Enjoy over three-hundreds km extensive view of Himalayan peaks such as Nandakot, Panchchuli, Nanda Devi and others
• Lush and dense forests of Oak, Deodar and Apple orchards
• Renowned places of worship include Kandoliya Temple, Ghandiyal Devi Temple etc.
• Explore local hot spots Ulkha Giri, Pauri, etc.

Chopta-Sari Village

• A popular stopover for Tungnath, Panch Kedars, Chandrashila, and other trekking destinations
• Major tourist attractions of Chopta-Sari Village are Bisurital, Rohini Bugyal, Musk Deer Sanctuary, Chitra Gufa, etc.

Munsiyari

• A cosy hamlet famously known as ‘Little Kashmir’ is situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand
• Namik Glacier trek and Panchchuli Peak trek are two popular treks here.
• The forest envelops itself with red coloured Rhododendron flowers in March and April.

Plan your travel and explore these hidden gems of the beautiful Uttarakhand. Pack your bags and head towards the Himalayas today.

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