Uttarakhand may be a well-kept secret in northern part of India, but its bounteous beauty bestowed by multiple facets of nature is something to unearth. It may be nicknamed as “Devbhoomi: The Land of the Gods!”, but its manifold beauty goes way beyond temples to national parks, flower beds, rivers and tiny hill stations. When temperature soars high across the country in summer, an escape to Uttarakhand is the best way to beat the heat and breathe in respite amidst its cool weather and surreal beauty. The vacation is going to be an action packed one because:
Safari at Jim Corbett National Park Can’t be Missed
Keep your eyes wide open to get acquainted with the wild as the wheels of jeep roll along the tranquil paths of Jim Corbett National Park. Sight and sound of tigers in their natural habitat, plethora of colorful birds and other wildlife species in dense green jungle and a comfortable stay at hotels near Corbett National Park elevate your mood and keep you away from scorching sun.
You Can Take a Boat Ride at Naina Lake, Nainital
Hire a pedal boat, roam around the emerald coloured waters of Naini Lake and capture the magnificent sight of green hued Kumaon mountain ranges. Enjoy a cable car ride to reach the topmost point of the region. Availability of hotels near Naini Lake makes the trip more interesting.
White Water Rafting at Rishikesh is Just Mind-blowing
Raft along the white waters of the mighty Ganges while the adjoining hills adorn with their spectacular beauty and restrict the sun rays to fall upon you. Let your boat hit the rapids, get drench with the splash of waters and enjoy every breathtaking moment of your rafting expedition in the sacred land of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
You Might Solve the Mystery of Roopkund’s Skeleton Lake
Roopkund Lake is perched at an altitude of 16,499ft. in the lap of snow-clad Trishul Mountains of Chamoli, Uttarakhand. A trek to this high altitude lake leads to a completely unusual trekking and hiking experience. After trekking along pine and rhododendron encapsulated paths, the sight of skeletons at the bottom of the lake becomes a distinguished experience. A must try for avid trekkers!!
Auli Opens up to Gorgeous Views of Snow- Clad Nanda Devi Parvat
Enamored by pine meadows, Auli is a well- preserved tiny hill station in Chamoli District. It is a preferred skiing destination, owing to its snowy Himalayan mountains and less crowded ambience. As you ski along the thick snowy slopes, the panoramic views of lofty Himalayas leave you awestruck. The star-lit sky with absolute visibility of the stars is another beauty of the region.
You Can Travel to Badrinath
It makes way to experience the presence of Almighty in Uttarakhand. It is the most important of all four sites in Char Dham pilgrimage. Badrinath Temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Vishnu. It rests on the banks of Alaknanda River between Nar and Narayana mountain ranges. A visit to the 9th century pilgrimage site leads to a heavenly experience.
Haridwar Gives a Chance to Wash Away Sins
Located in the foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar is known for the Ganga River and numerous temples spotted all over it. While in the morning pilgrims take a dip in the holy waters of Ganga either to absolve sins or offer prayers, in the evening they sit on the banks to watch the colorful sight of ‘Ganga Aarti’ performed with earthen lamps, flowers, music and hymns.
The list definitely goes on. However, these are the most popular ones why Uttarakhand is the best of all destinations this summer.