The Best of Uttarakhand Tourism
Here is the list of top 4 places to visit on your Uttarakhand tour:
1. Corbett National Park — Located in the Patlidun Valley at the base of the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh, Corbett was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. India’s first national park and first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger, Corbett supports a variety of vegetation making it the ideal habitat for the tiger and its prey.
2. Ranikhet — The queen’s field, as the name Ranikhet suggests, is a quiet, picturesque hill station in the Kumaon region of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated at an altitude of 2,000 meters. It is approximately 59 km from Nainital and 50 km from Almora, two other major towns in the Kumaon region. Ranikhet has a fairly pleasant climate throughout the year though the winters are considerably cold. It is a relatively unexplored hill destination. Essentially, Ranikhet is an army cantonment, home to the famous Kumaon Rifles of the Indian Army. Blessed by the Himalayan climate and beauty, this place is a favourite summer destination for the Indian residing in the plains. The picturesque snow-capped mountains in the distance, pine forests, and the native flora and fauna are just some of the things that make a traveller return to this destination again and again.
3. Nainital — Placed around a picturesque lake, Nayana Tal, at a height of 1940 m above sea level, is one of the most sought after hill resorts in India, Nainital. Encircled by seven hills, this resort was the erstwhile summer capital of the Uttar Pradesh government. It was, only in 1839, that the lake and its surrounding area was discovered by an English traveler. Its quaint cottages, colourful markets, the sylvan landscape and the charming lake at the very heart of it, make Nainital a delightful haven to escape to, from the dreariness of everyday urban life.
4. Mussoorie — Mussoorie, one of the most popular hill-stations in India, is called the Queen of the Hills. Mussoorie’s fame lies in its great scenic beauty, gay social life and great hotels!