Uttarakhand is one of the top tourist and holiest pilgrimage spot in India that lures a lot of devotees and travelers from all over the world and India.
The snow-capped mountain peaks, lush green jungles, and exotic hill stations are the major tourist attractions.
Though you can visit Uttarakh at any time, the best time is mostly during summers and winters.
Best Time to Visit Uttarakhand
|Summers||March to June||20°c – 35°c|
|Monsoon||July to Sep||15°c – 25°c|
|Winter||Oct to Feb||3°c – 15°c|
Top 20 locations you must visit In Uttrakhand:
1. Char Dham Yatra
There are four Abodes in the Himalayas known as “Chota Char Dham of India ” and famously known as “Chardham Yatra” which includes four holy shrines of Hindus i.e Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri.
Char Dham Yatra Guide
You can cover the whole Dham yatra in just 10 to 11 days. Nowadays, you can also get helicopter services to visit there in just 2 days.
Best Time and Where to visit in Char Dham
The ideal time to visit a Char Dham Yatra is from May to October, except monsoons.
a) Gangotri Dham: Anytime
Bhaironghati, Bjhjbasa, Harsil, Gangotri Temple, Gaumukh, Tapovan, and Dharli etc.
b) Yamunotri Dham: May to November.
Yamunotri Temple, Hanuman Chatti, Surya Kund, Divya Shila, and trekking.
c) Kedarnath Dham: Between April and Kartik Purnima.
Chandrashila, Kedarnath temple, Son Prayag etc.
d) Badrinath Dham: May to October
Pandukeshwar, Mata Murti Temple, Yogadhyan Badri Temple, Neelkantha Peak and Narad Kund.
2. Auli Hill Station
Auli is a picturesque destination that has a pristine beauty and cool temperature that lures many tourists around the world.
Best time and Where to visit in Auli:
For skiing: Any time of the year
But if you especially come for skiing, then it is the Last week of Jan to the first week of March. That’s the time when the skiing festivals and championships are held all across the town.
Top places to visit in Auli:
Skiing, Gurso Bugyal, Kwani Bugyal, trekking, Trishul Peak, Joshimath etc.
Nainital is beautiful hill station which experiences a pleasant climate round the year. So, it can be visited at any time.
Best time and Where to visit in Nainital:
a) Summers: March to June
Caves Garden, Naina Devi Temple, Land’s End and Naini Lake.
b) Monsoons: July to September
Hanumangarhi, Naina Peak, Khurpatal, and Kilbury.
c) Winter: October to February
Snow View, Naini Peak, The Mall and Guano Hills, Tiffin top, and Sattal etc.
Snow View Point is one of the most popular tourist spots in Nainital.
4. Roopkund trek
Roopkund Lake is most popular attraction which is also known as ‘Mystery Lake’ or ‘Skeleton Lake’.
Duration: 8 Days / 7 nights
Level: Moderate to Challenging
Altitude: 5,029 meters (16,499 feet)
Best Time to visit:
May – June, and September – October
Summer Treks: April, May, June
Autumn Treks: September, October, November
Mussorie is the famously known as ‘Queen of Hills’.
Top places to visit in Mussoorie
Kempty Falls, Bhatta Falls, Company Garden and Gun Hill etc.
Best Time to visit Mussoorie: March to June and September to November.
However, the best time to visit is during summers.
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6. Kedarkantha trek
Those who love trekking, then Kantha Trek or Har-ki-Doon Trek will you an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
Altitude: 3850 m
Best time to visit: December last week to mid-April
7. Bunjee jumping
Rishikesh is among the holiest towns and cities of India which offer Bungee jumping at Mohanchatti (25 km from Rishikesh).
Age: Minimum 12 yrs
Weight: Minimum 35 Kgs and Maximum 120 kgs
Weekly off: Tuesday Closed
Reporting Time: 9 AM
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9. Corbett Falls
Corbett Waterfalls in Ramnagar is considered as a great place for camping, relaxing or picnics.
Location: Kaladhungi, Jim Corbett National Park, India
Best Time to visit the Corbett Falls: Any time of the year. (Avoid during the monsoon season).
Top places to visit: Garjiya Temple, Dhangarhi Museum, and Sitabani Temple.
10. Pindari Glacier Trek
Pindari glacier lies in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. And trek will take you through the beautiful landscapes and snow clad glaciers.
Duration – 7 days and 6 nights
Altitude – Approximately 3,660 meters (Pindari Glacier)
Level – Moderate to difficult
Best time to visit: April to November (except monsoons)
a) Summer (Mid-March to Mid-June)
b) Winter (October to Mid March)
c) Monsoon (Mid June- September)
d) Spring (September to late October
11. Flying Fox
The Flying Fox is a thrilling adventure sport in Rishikesh which is usually done through 3 persons at a time.
Age: Minimum 12 yrs
Weight: Minimum 20 Kgs and Maximum 130 kgs
Flying Fox Height: 120 MTRS
Timings: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Speed: up to 160kmph
Flying Fox Location: Mohan Chatti (20 km from Rishikesh)
Best Time To Enjoy Flying Fox: Between March and Apr, and September to Oct.
12. Panchachuli Base camp trek
Panchachuli Peaks are located in the beautiful immense beauty of Eastern Kumaon Himalayas. The Panchachuli trek starts from Dharchula and finishes at Dar.
Duration – 9 days / 8 nights
Altitude– 4260mt / 13973 Feet
Level – Moderate
Best time to visit: Mid Feb – June / August – Nov
13. Kalindikhal Pass Trek
Kalindikhal Pass Trek is considered the most adventurous challenge of all Uttarakhand trek. It starts from Gangotri and ends at Badrinath Valley.
Duration : 18 days / 17 nights
Altitude : 5946 m/19500 ft.
Best time to visit: Mid June – July & August
14. Jungle Safari
Jungle Safari is truly an experience of a lifetime which you can’t miss at any cost. Corbett National Park and Nanda Devi National Park are two important stopovers under the Jungle Safari in Uttarakhand.
Best time to Visit: November to June.
15. Rudradhari Falls and Caves
If you are looking for peace, beauty, religion, and history with it all, then must visit Rudradhari caves and falls which are located near Kasauni.
Best time to visit: May to September and December to January. For waterfall, the best time is from July to August.
Top places to visit: Someshwar Temple, Bajinath temple, Kausani Estate etc.
16. White Water Rafting
River rafting is one of the most famous adventures sports in Uttarakhand.
Best time for white river rafting: Throughout the year except for the monsoon but March to May is a perfect time.
17. Rock Climbing and Cliff Jumping
The adventure of Rishikesh offers a thrilling sport of Rock Climbing and Cliff Jumping in the lower range of Himalayas, along with the banks of holy River Ganga.
The height of Cliff Jumping: The Basic height to enjoy the thrill of Cliff Jumping is 25-30 feet.
18. Body Surfing
Body surfing in Ganga, Rishikesh would be a great fun as you feel floating on a wave.
Best time for body surfing: March end – June and September – November.
Kayaking is a much-loved adventure water sport of the world. There are many forms of Kayaking like Sit-on-top Kayaking, Surf Kayaking, Sea Kayaking and Whitewater Kayaking etc.
20. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary has a vast variety of exotic flora and fauna. It is located 30 km from Almora in the Kumaun hills. It is one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in Uttarakhand.
Best time to visit: April to June and September to November.
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