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6 Lesser Known Places To Visit In Uttarakhand !

Beautiful snowcapped Himalayan mountains, mesmerising valleys, astonishing views & a rich culture – the north indian state of Uttarakhand known as “Devbhoomi”, has some of the best places to visit in the country.

Famous amongst tourists for places like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar & Nainital – this place has a lot more to offer. Here are 6 lesser known places in Uttarakhand that you must visit !

Kausani

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Kausani – a beautiful little place in Kumaon, is a land of natural beauty & tranquility. Its a perfect place to take a break from the fast city life & relax amidst the dense oak & pine forests. You can also trek through the mountains;  treks like Adi Kailash Trek & Base Kausani Trek are a delight for the trekkers & nature lovers. The beautiful Rudradhari falls, Lakshmi Asharam & Anasakti Ashram are a must visit.  Evening strolls along the tea gardens are also something you’d totally love !

Places to Stay : Heritage Resort Kausani, Himalaya Darshan Kausani, Aashritha Heritage Home Kausani, Kausani Best Inn

Book a hotel in Kausani.

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Chopta

Chopta is another hidden gem of Uttarakhand, situated at an elevation of 4000 m in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand  – it is the base camp for Chandrashila Trek. A paradise for trekkers, it offers some of the most splendid views of the Himalayan Ranges. Some of the tourist attractions here are Deoria Tal, Tungnath Temple, Madhyamaheshwar Temple & Kalimath. The scenic beauty of this place will take your breath away !

Places to Stay : Magpie Camps Resort, Alpine Adventure Camp

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Munsiyari

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Munsiyari – a beautiful little place situated at  an elevation of 7,200 ft in Pithoragarh District of Kumaon. It is a great place to witness some of the most  breathtaking sunrises & sunsets with a view of Panchchuli Peaks. It is the start point of amazing treks like the Milan Trek & Ralam Trek. Birthi Falls & Nanda Devi temple are must visit places here.

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A great place  for those seeking adventure ! The pictures must already calling out to you, eh?

Binsar

Binsar is a must visit for the nature & wildlife lovers, and you can cover it in just a day as it is just a couple of hours away from Delhi! Definitely one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand, visit the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary to enjoy nature at its perfection.

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It is home to almost 200 species of birds, so you can indulge in bird watching & wildlife photography ! This quaint little place offers magnificent views of the Kumaon hills & the Himalayan valley.

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Kasar Devi Temple, Bineshwar Temple & Binsar Zero Point are a few tourist attractions you must visit!  It’s an absolutely amazing place to unwind !

Places to Stay : Club Mahindra, Binsar Forest Retreat, Grand Oak Manor, Imperial Heights

Book a hotel in Binsar.

Harsil

One of the most beautiful & peaceful place in the hills, Harsil is cut off from the fast city life making it the ideal place to relax & enjoy your summer. This little place situated on the banks of bhagirathi river is another gem often missed by many tourists !

Enjoy your time here sitting on the banks of bhagirathi, trekking from Harsil to Chitkul & basically living life at nature’s best!

Places to stay at : Harsil Char Dham Camp, Prakriti Retreat, Shiv Parivar Retreat.

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Gwaldam

Another calm, undisturbed place set amidst the dense forest, a delight for those seeking a peaceful summer holiday – Gwaldam is everything you need. It is one of those must places to visit in Uttarakhand that is adorned with lovely views, picturesque landscape & lot of peace – all top in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 1900m.

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Bandhangarh temple is  a tourist attraction to visit here.  Gwaldam is also the base camp for the famous Roopkund Trek which could add thrill to your otherwise relaxed retreat.

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Places to stay : Natures Treat Resort, GMVN Tourist Rest House

The hills are calling ! Are you ready to summer?

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