10 Best Hill Stations in Uttarakhand
There are many underrated hill stations in Uttarakhand that offer a stunning view of the mighty Himalayas. Whether you’re looking to partake in some adventure sports, trek to the highest peak in sight, immerse yourself in yoga, explore hidden villages, marvel at colonial structures, or relax in a garden, soaking in the panoramic beauty of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand has it all.
Here are some hill stations in Uttarakhand you can plan your next trip to.
Surrounded by oak forests and rhododendrons, this scenic little hill station is one of the best hill stations in Uttarakhand to plan a weekend getaway. The town offers a beautiful view of the majestic Himalayas and has the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to leopards, wild boars, monkeys, jackals, Indian red fox, porcupines, and more exotic animals. The town also has cultural and religious significance and there are many beautiful temples to visit here.
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Called the ‘Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie is one of the most popular Uttarakhand Hill Station. The view of the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and Doon valley makes for a beautiful sight. Mussoorie is blessed with lush green forests, flora, and fauna.
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Mussoorie and enjoy unique experiences. Go trekking in the hills, enjoy local lunches, dine under the moonlight, paint pine cones, and soak in the beauty of the nature around.
Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations not only in Uttarakhand but in all of North India. The town is a treat for history buffs since there are many colonial structures from the British era still around. Naina Lake and Mall Road are some of the most popular spots to visit in this scenic hill station. Those simply looking to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayas can take a ropeway ride and lose themselves in the natural beauty around them.
Not too far from Corbett is another popular Uttarakhand hill station called Mukteshwar. The town has cultural and spiritual significance. It is said that Lord Shiva killed a demon and granted it salvation (Mukti), and hence it is called Mukteshwar. The town offers a splendid view of the Himalayas and has a lot of natural beauty to offer. You can plan a visit here with your family and explore your spiritual side.
A short drive from Mukteshwar is the lovely hill station called Naukuchiatal. The scenic little town has many lakes where you can go boating and enjoy the view of the Dhauladhar range and the Himalayas. Plan a weekend getaway to this lovely location and stay at Club Mahindra, Naukuchiatal resort. From camping and bonfires, trekking in the hills, boating, and paragliding, to terrace top dining, there are many activities that you can enjoy here with your loved ones.
Known for its scenic views and adventure activities, Kanatal is an underrated hill station in Uttarakhand. You can take a jungle safari at Kodia, visit the Tehri dam, and go on village tours. When in Kanatal, stay at Club Mahindra Kanatal Resort, one of the finest resorts in Kanatal where you and your family can enjoy these activities together and make memories.
The cultural capital of the Kumaon region, Almora is a scenic hill station with a gorgeous view of the Himalayas. The town is known for its rich cultural heritage, breathtaking sunrises, and delicious food. Some popular places to visit in Almora are the Chital Temple, Kasar Devi, Nanda Devi Temple, Katarmal, Tagore Bhavan, and Govind Ballabh Pant Museum.
Auli is a famous hill station in Uttarakhand and the hub of skiing in India. Tourists from all over the country plan vacations here to try their hand at skiing. Even if you’re not big on skiing, the hill station has an abundant natural beauty that one can enjoy. It’s the perfect weekend getaway destination to beat the heat and enjoy the stunning view of the Himalayas.
This secluded hill station in Uttarakhand is a beautiful getaway to enjoy some quiet time away from the city. Surrounded by coniferous forests, this place has many stunning waterfalls to see. There are treks organized in Chakrata that will take you through some gorgeous waterfalls, including Tiger falls. There are also many ancient temples and caves to be explored.
Bhimtal is one of the less popular hill stations in Uttarakhand, making it perfect for travellers who like to visit offbeat locations and try something new. Bhimtal lake is one of the most beautiful and popular attractions in the area and will help you connect with nature.
So the next time the mountains are calling, head to Uttarakhand and enjoy the beauty of nature at its finest. Book your holiday at Club Mahindra resorts in Uttarakhand to make your experience in the hill stations even more magical!