Explore the Enthralling Beauty of Uttarakhandby Ankita Sehgal Freelance Blogger, Lives in New Delhi
Well renowned for its scenic beauty and various pilgrim centres, the region of Kumaon (mostly the northen side of Uttarakhand) is amongst the most beautiful tourist attractions in the country. The breathtaking beauty of the mountains and lush green mountains and farmland will take you to an inside journey that we all aspire to take once in a while.
The beautiful hills of Uttarakhand serve a perfect weekend getaway for those who wish to take a break from the monotony of city. All one need to do is book a nice cottage or homestay, preferably some lonesome place where you can reconnect with Mother Nature.
Though you need almost 2-3 weeks to have a complete tour of entire Kumaon region but in case you are in a bit of hurry, here are some places that you can definitely explore to quench your lust for adventure.
Nainital: Known as the ‘Lake District of India’, Nainital is undoubtedly the most beautiful hills station in the North Indian belt. Surrounded by lush green mountains on all the sides, something that imparts serenity and calmness to this place, Nainital offers a mix of vibrancy and serenity. A homestay in Nainital is a right place to stay if you have a penchant for solitude and wish to explore the local culture.
Dehradun: Situated at the foothills of the Kumaon hills, the capital city of the Uttarakhand has a urban aura about it. The city is quite modern but still has local cultural vibe about it. Showcasing himalayan ranges, river Ganga, and the river Yamuna in view, this city will surely to take you to a peaceful and meditative state.
Mussoorie: This hill station is simply beauty personified. Located at an altitude of 6000 feet, there is no denial that this place is the “Queen of the hills”. Though summers are the best time to visit this place but a vacation during winters can be truly fulfilling as you get the opportunity to see the snowfall. The city is also flanked with lovely cafes and bookstores. If you are lucky, you might also run into Ruskin Bond, the famous book writer who lives there.
Rishikesh: Rishikesh, the quintessential Hindu city is a perfect blend of tranquility and adventure. One can sit on the shores of river Ganges and enjoy the picturesque view of the city or go for a trekking to explore the beauty of the mountains. Besides trekking, one can also go camping, river rafting or a yoga retreat.
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