Things to do in Uttaranchal

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Don’t just collect ideal pebbles from a barren street rather perk up to captivate the moments you never brazened out. The heavenly realm of the Himalaya in Uttarakhand is not just a vagabond for honeymooners and a celestial path for spiritual questers but is also a daring mountaineer’s conquest, a versatile group’s insanity, a pioneering photographer’s pragmatic lens and an author’s surreal book of experiences.

Reaching the bonnie white crests en route roguery treks but those luring with solemn tranquil are Dodital Trek and Panwali Kedarnath Trek from Uttarkashi, Hemkund Sahib & Valley of Flowers and Auli-Kuari Pass (Curzon’s trail) Trek from Joshimath, Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek from Lohajung, Roopkund-Trishul Trek from Wan, Panch Kedar Trek from Pipalkoti, Pindari Glacier Trek from Saung and Gangotri Tapovan Nandavan Trek from Gangotri. These treks are full of surprises and don’t get lost in the amidst of changing midst.

If you are anxious for a rapid yet haunting moment splash into the white water river rafting at Rishikesh, slalom down the winding white course at Auli and cast around for wilderness in jungle of Jim Corbett National Park.

Activities in Uttaranchal

Himalayan Wonders

Himalayan Wonders arranges land adventure sports and activities like Trekking, skiing, camping, jungle safari, sledging and rafting. They also pore on the pilgrimage trips in Uttarakhand.

Nainital Mountaineering Club

The club offers mountaineering and rock climbing courses at the rock climbing area to the west of Nainital town. It also organizes treks in the Kumaon and Garhwal mountains.

Snout Adventures

A recommended organizer offering treks and conducting rock climbing courses.

Mountain Rovers

Mountain Rovers offers rock-climbing and abseiling courses for all levels and organizes treks and camps in the Kumaon region and to Pindari Glacier.


Many travelers seek for divine activities and partake in yoga, meditation and spirituality and stay in ashrams. Rishikesh and Haridwar have several spacious ashrams where yoga and meditation classes are conducted. While staying in these ashrams you need to follow certain guidelines. Smoking, drinking and meat are strictly prohibited.

Cable Car

Though Auli is connected by offramp from Joshimath, the 4km cable car, named as Gondola, boasts the best way to reach with bedazing view of the snowcapped mountains. The popular summer retreat, Nainital, also heed to an aerial ropeway to the Snow View point. The ropeway to Gunhill, the highest point in Mussoorie, is the most popular way to reach.

Cliff Top Club

The luxurious ski resort, Cliff Top Club in Auli, is the second highest located resort in the world and the only resort in Asia located right on the ski slope.

Places to Eat

My Wife’s Place

If you are in Dehradun and questing for a mouthwatering appetite in a decent ambience with genre music, My Wife’s Place is then the right option for you.

Krazy Kitchen

No matter how you approach dinning out here when you are in Nainital, Krazy Kitchen won’t disappoint you where you can get authentic taste of Chinese food.


While in the midst of green valley’s in Mussoorie, Kalsang will fill your appetite with delicious dishes.


A very popular eating out place in Haridwar with variety of deliciously cooked Indian cuisine.

60’s (Café Delmar)

Rishikesh in itself is a divine place and then there is Café Delmar with cordial harmonic ambience offering great food.


Snow View Bar

After beholding the virtue of nature crave in for a beer and snacks at the Snow View Bar in Nainital.

Clock Tower Café

Grab the sofa having the mountain view in this trendy little place in Mussoorie and you can hangout for hours with Hot Chocolate, carrot cake, coffee and pizzas.

Polo Bar

One of the hygienic restaurants and hotel bars in Dehradun is at Hotel President.

Freedom Ganga Café

It is one of the finest places to hangout in Haridwar after a holy dip in pure water of river Ganga.


Tibetan Market

A market with cheap clothing and crafts is present in heart of both the summer retreats, Nainital and Mussoorie.

By Swairik Das (Ex Goibibo Writer)


3 thoughts on “Things to do in Uttaranchal

    Gopal said:
    March 31, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Nice Article,
    Uttarakhand folk culture is very beautiful. You may also feel it in this Kumaoni Videos.


    Leisha said:
    February 10, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Is June July a good time to go?


    Anonymous said:
    February 23, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Keep on writing, great job!


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