Uttarakhand is a North Indian state, which means ‘Land of the Gods’. It is home to the Himalayas and has many tourists’ destinations which make it one of the most likeable states for tour. It is just 170 km from Delhi and the state extends from the foothills of Himalaya up to the borders of Nepal and China. The large state has two divisions which are called Garhwal and Kumaon. Here are the 15 Best Tourist Places in Uttarakhand to visit along with pictures listed below for you.

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Famous Tourist Places In Uttarakhand To See With Images:

1. Nainital:

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Nainital is located in the Kumaon Region and lies 1,938 meters above sea level. It is popularly called the ‘Lake District of India’ because of its beautiful lakes. The most famous and the must visit for all tourists in Nainital, is the Naini Lake. Nainital zoo, malls, restaurants, is some places where tourists would like to visit.

2. Jim Corbett National Park:

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Jim Corbett National Park is situated in Nainital and is the oldest national park in India established in 1936. It was named after the famous nature conservationist and author Jim Corbett, who has helped in the establishment of the park. The park contains 488 sorts of plants and in wild life it includes tigers, elephants, flying fox, chital, Indian pangolin, etc. and more than 600 species of birds.

3. Mussoorie:

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Mussorie is a hill station which is 2000 meters above sea level. It is at the foothills of Himalaya and is so beautiful that is was named the Queen of Hills. A plant name ‘mansoor’ is abundant in this area, from which the place derives its name. The place is clean and green with beautiful flora and fauna. The most fond tourist spot is Doon Valley.

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4. Badrinath:

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Badrinath is a religious town for the Hindus. The main attraction here is the Badrinath temple which has been dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also to one of the 108 holy shrines of Vaishnavities. There are 15 idols worshiped here and all of them had been made with black stone. This is one of the considerable and best tourist places to visit in Uttarakhand state of india.

5. Auli:

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Auli is situated in the Chamoli district in the Garhwal region. It means meadow in their regional language, which turns out to be beautifully green during the summers and in winters it is covered with snow and is ideal for skiing.

6. Mukteshwar:

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Mukteshwar is a soothing destination situated at an altitude of 2,285 meters in Nainital. It has got its name from the famous temple, Mukteshwar Dham. It is more than 350 years old and had been made for Lord Shiva. The temple is right at the top of the mountain and gives a beautiful view of the town below and the Himalayas. You can enjoy with your family and give best time for you with beautiful atmosphere.

7. Haridwar:

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Haridwar means ‘Gateway to God’ and is counted as one of the seven holy places of the Hindus, in India. It is located in the banks of the River Ganges and is placed where the river descends towards the plains. Most of the indian and other Asian country people want to visit this holy place in uttarakhand.

8. Lansdowne:

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Lansdowne is a quiet hill station and is liked by tourists because of its easy accessibility with transports in the motor-able roads unlike a few other hill stations. It is 1700 meters above sea level and is full of blue pine and oak forests. It is one of the best and wonderful natural place in uttarakhand to see.One can find tons of churches here and this place can be said to be dominated by Christians rather than any other cast. There are many water bodies in Lansdowne area as well. boating and trekking is one of the best activities here as well.

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9. Harsil:

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Harsil is quiet and serene picturesque which is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi and is 2620 meters above sea level. It is amidst dense deodar forests which are inhabited by beautiful birds. There are trekking routes here for adventurers and the surroundings are apt for people who like meditating and yoga.

10. Kausani:

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Kausani is a lush green hill, located at an altitude of 1890 meters and it is famous giving breath taking views of the majestic Himalayas. What make it more beautiful are the coniferous trees which are all over the hill. This is one of the lovely place in uttarakhand to visit to enjoy nature with top most view and cool weather.

11. Rishikesh:

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This is one of the best tourist places in Uttarakhand and is popular for its scenic beauty. The place is also knows as a famous trekking destinations as well. People come from all over the country to visit this place. The surrounding view is filled with natural beauty and mountains. There is a lot of room for performing a variety of activities there. People will find eternal peace here and it can be said that is is one of the best places to see in Uttarakhand. The place is also a well-known yoga destination as well. Tons of people get up early morning and climb up to this place just to perform yoga.

12. Dehradun:

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Dehradun is one of the most finest sites in Uttarakhand. The place is popular for its wide variety of natural beauty due to the huge number of forests available here. The shopping sites in this place are also pretty exciting and there are many places to reside here as well. The place can be said to be a well-built town and contains a number of great educational institutions which attracts young boys and girls to study here. This can be said to be one of the best Uttarakhand tourist places. Dehradun is a famous honeymoon site in Uttarakhand and is visited by couples throughout the year.

13. Almora Hill Station:

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Almora is one of the best religious sites in Uttarakhand and is also one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand. The places is a popular honeymoon destination and people visit this place from all over India. The place attracts tourists due to its natural beauty and its retaining quality to hold the visitors supplied with the amazing facilities regarding temporary stay. Backpacking and temple visiting are one of the most famous activities in this place. Almora is a really popular place in Uttarakhand and it is one of the best places to see in Uttarakhand, according to the people who have been there.

14. Bageshwar:

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This is not like the Lansdowne lane in Kolkata. It is actually one of the best places to see in Uttarakhand and it can be said to be one of the most religious sites in this state. The place is filled with temples and can also be said to be a famous honeymoon activity. The place is famous for its natural beauty and surrounding scenery. The quality of this place is beyond doubt extraordinary and has a variety of facilities available here for the customers.

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15. Gangotri:

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The place is renowned for its exciting environment and chilly vibe. People visit this place for its rivers and glaciers. There are waterfalls as well which attracts customers. The place is filled with tourist spots and many locations for fulfilling your crave for adventure. People who like to explore will fall in love with this place and would not want to leave. It cannot be said to be popular as a honeymoon site but it sure does have many other activities and facilities to offer people.

The rivers in this place are so beautiful that the Government has arranged to build some benches and sitting spots here so that the tourist can have fun visiting this place. The Indian tourism government has done a great job making this one of the best tourist places in Uttarakhand. One of the most famous attractions of this place is the Gangotri temple.


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