Top 10 Tourist Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

Top 10 Tourist Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, which was formerly a part of Uttar Pradesh and attained the rank of "State" in 2000, is renowned for its natural beauty and pilgrimage sites. If you practice a religion, you might be drawn to this location because of its divinity. If you love nature, you will also find divinity in this area's vast expanse of unending natural beauty. Uttarakhand is the ideal location, regardless of where your trust lies—in god or in the powers of nature to motivate you to live a life of contentment. The top 10 tourist attractions in Uttarakhand are listed below.


  • The Capital-Dehradun:


Located at the foothills of humungous Himalayas, the state Capital Dehradun exudes beauty in its culture and mesmerizing views. The Himalayan mountain ranges are visible from Dehradun's prime spots, while the Ganges and Yamuna rivers flank the city on either side. Aside from its natural beauty, the area is renowned for the magnificent architectural show provided by some of the older buildings. Dehradun's top attractions include the following:


  • The Tiger Falls
  • The Robber's Cave
  • The Mindrolling Monastery
  • The Sahastradhara
  • The Institute for Forest Research
  • The Tapkeshwar Temple
  • The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
  • The Tapovan
  • The Lachhiwala
  • The Deer Park in Malsi


  • The Pilgrimage -Badrinath:


Another beautiful settlement and a well-known pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand is Badrinath. This village is situated between the mountain ranges of Nar and Narayana. You will be at a loss for words when trying to express its breathtaking splendor because it is 3133 meters above sea level and is shaded by Nilkantha Peak. The biggest draw in this area is the Badrinath Temple. Some of the places to see in Badrinath are listed below:


  • The Badrinath Temple
  • The Neelkanth Peak
  • The Valley of Flowers
  • The Charanpaduka
  • The Hot Springs



  • The Holy Kedarnath:


Considered one of the most sought-after holiest pilgrimages in Hinduism, this small town of Kedarnath, sits gracefully in Garhwali Himalayan Ranges. Home to the majestic Kedarnath temple, the town draws maximum seekers all across the year when it's officially open for visitors. Here are some of the places to visit in Kedarnath:


  • The Kedarnath Temple
  • The Vasuki Tal
  • The Chorabari Tal
  • The Triyuginarayan Temple.
  • The Gauri Kund


  • The Pious Haridwar:


Due to the abundance of temples and ashrams that are located here, Haridwar is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to the Lord." Given that the city is revered, pilgrims from all over the world come to it to offer their prayers. The Kumbh Mela, a celebration that takes place only once every twelve years, is another reason for its fame. Some of the top Haridwar attractions are listed below:


  • The Chandi Devi Temple
  • The Maya Devi Temple
  • The Vishnu Ghat
  • The Har Ki Pauri
  • The Shanti Gunj
  • The Pavan Dham
  • The Mansa Devi Temple
  • The Vaishno Devi Temple
  • The Bharat Mata Mandir
  • The Daksha Mahadev Temple



  • The Auspicious Rishikesh:


Rishikesh is a harmonious fusion of serenity and adventure. It's set at the confluence of the Ganges and Chandrabhaga rivers, views of magnificent hills, and a variety of adventurous pursuits like trekking, rafting, and camping captivate nature lovers. Pilgrims are also moved by the tranquility of the location and its significance as a center for religious pilgrimage. The world's center for yoga is in Rishikesh. In Rishikesh, a few of the most significant tourist attractions are as follows:


  • The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • The Parmarth Niketan
  • The Kaudiyala
  • The Shivpuri
  • The Swarg Ashram
  • The Jumpin Heights
  • The Beatles Ashram
  • The Narendra Nagar
  • The Laxman Jhula
  • The Shivpuri
  • The Rajaji National Park



  • The Picturesque-Ranikhet:


Another highland town that raises your spirits to a higher level is Ranikhet. Referred to as "The Queens Land”, Ranikhet boasts of being the ideal location to observe the Himalayas and soak into their beauty. Located at 1829 meters above sea level, it is a fantastic vacation spot because of the amazing variety of greenery and picturesque surroundings. These are some locations in Ranikhet that you should not skip.



  • Chaubatia Orchard
  • Mankameshwar Temple
  • Shitlakhet
  • The Upat and Kalika
  • Dwarahat Temples
  • The Jhula Devi Temple
  • The Haidakhan Babaji Temple



  • The hidden treasure-Pithoragarh:


You could start to wonder if Pithoragarh is endowed with natural beauty on every square inch of its surface after visiting. The land's breathtaking splendor is beyond words. The easternmost region of Uttarakhand is where this district is situated. It provides hiking opportunities as well. The location serves as a significant rest stop for travelers on the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. While you are here, do not miss the following attractions.


  • The Askot Sanctuary
  • The Pithoragarh Fort
  • The Gangolihat
  • The Jhulaghat
  • The Dhwaj Temple
  • The Chandak
  • The Thal Kedar
  • The Ralam Glacier



  • The Queen of Hills-Mussoorie:


Mussoorie, often known as the "Queen of Hills," is the epitome of beauty and sits at an elevation of 6000 feet. The country is plentiful in natural beauty, and one can see snow-capped Himalayan peaks in the distance. It also has a great climate. The summers are lovely and the winters are chilly. Captain Young of the British troops, who made this location his home in the year 1820, was entranced by the area's beauty. Since the discovery, Mussoorie has seen innumerable footsteps, and the number of eager visitors coming to take in the incredible beauty of the location keeps growing. Here are some of Mussoorie's most well-known tourist destinations.


  • The Kempty Falls
  • The Happy Valley
  • The Lal Tibba
  • The Gun Hill's
  • The Camel's Back Road
  • The Mall Road
  • The Lake of Mussoorie
  • The Sir George Everest's House
  • The Christ Church
  • The Jwalaji Temple


  • Beautiful Nainital:


At 1938 meters above sea level, Nainital, often known as the "Lake District of India," is a picturesque treat that would entice any traveler. It is situated in a valley close to the well-known Naini Lake. Nainital, which is surrounded by mountains on all sides, is the ideal location for a nature rendezvous. In Nainital, a few of the most significant tourist attractions are as follows:


  • The Lake Naini
  • The Tiffin Top
  • The Gurney House
  • The Land’s End
  • The Snow View
  • The Kilbury Bird Reserve.
  • The Eco-Cave Garden
  • The Pt. G.B. Pant. High Altitude Zoo
  • The Naina Peak
  • John in the Wilderness.



  • The Town- Almora:


For lovers of nature, Almora is paradise. On the eastern edge of Uttarakhand sits the charming district. The Himalayan views are breathtaking. It is renowned for its wildlife, gastronomy, and handicrafts. It has a vibrant cultural history. Some of Almora's tourism attractions are listed below.


  • The Katarmal Sun Temple
  • The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The Kalimut
  • The Chitai Golu Devta Temple
  • The Martella
  • The Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
  • The Bright End Corner
  • The Kasar Devi Temple
  • The Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
  • The Zero Point




Uttarakhand is one of the most popular tourist locations due to the land's unending beauty as well as its cultural and religious significance. What we have covered here is just half of the conquered treasures of Uttarakhand and we are sure there is much more to the state's unspoken beauty. Please feel free to enumerate any further locations we may have missed out on and enrich us with your knowledge! Until then happy exploration.