Places to visit in Uttarakhand in Summer – I know you all are eager to make your summer vacation count. Well, let me take you to Uttarakhand, a place that is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas that is rich in culture and offers appreciable hospitability. The Lake District, Nainital, and Queen of Hills are two popular hill stations. As Uttarakhand is known for the Himalayas, holy rivers, and spiritual center. Uttarakhand is also famous for adventure sports, enrapturing variety of flora and fauna. Some of the famous places are;
- Kedarnath terk
- Jim Corbett National Park.
I have meticulously handpicked the best summer places to visit in Uttarakhand. So let me introduce 7 Places to visit in Uttarakhand in Summer to you.
New Tehri, Tehri Garhwal
New Tehri is of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand in summers. This wonderful destination for your summer vacation in Uttarakhand, New Tehri lures tourists with its gorgeous landscape, soothing climate and scoops of serenity. Summer vacation in New Tehri sounds amazing and the destination attracts you close to Tehri Lake where you can enjoy boating and have a lovely scenic view all around.
New Tehri is the ideal place for those who want to spend time with nature in peace. For adventure lovers. New Tehri also offers trekking activities up to Nag Tibba, Masartal, Khatling Glacier, Panwali Kantha, and Sahastra Tal. There is Tehri Lake festival also, and enjoy a number of water sports.
Chopta Valley, Rudraprayag
Chopta Valley is an another best places in Uttarakhand in summer, especially for adventure buffs and nature lovers. A rustic beauty with the breathtaking views of the Himalayas, Chopta Valley is the place from where Chandrashilla and Deoria Tal Lake begins. Chopta Valley holds religious importance. Its home to the highest Shiva temple in the world, Tungnath. The awe-inspiring sight of the rhododendron flowers in full bloom.
Tourist attractions in Chopta Valley are; Chandrashila, Tungnath Temple, Kalimath Temple, Deoria Tal and many more. There are many activities to do in Chopta Valley like: Camping, Trekking, Sightseeing and spit the Himalayan Fauna.
Valley of Flowers National Park
This is the striking spots in Uttrakhand for summer Vacation in Gharwal district. As there are 300 varieties of flowers, all spread across the valley. It feels like a colourful bright carpet against the snow-topped Himalayas. The valley makes one of the most stunning treks and is located near Hemkund Sahib, a holy place for the Sikh community.
This serene destination is Uttarakhand’s very own skiing destination. This beautiful place is just unmatched summer vacation place in Uttrakhand. Basically Auli is a Bugyal, which means a meadow. During summer time you can see it carpeted with flowers. There’s a cable ride from Joshimath to Auli. Auli is an experience that you can never forget and also one should not miss this experience.
Tourist attractions in Auli are; Auli Artificial Lake, Narsingh Temple, Kwani Bugyal and many more. Things you can do in Auli are; Hiking, Cable car ride, sightseeing and many more.
Uttarkashi is a perfect plan for summer vacation. The holy town is on the banks of River Bhagirath, destination holds the same religious importance as does in Kashi in Uttar Pradesh. This destination is even a base for many trekking places in Uttarakhand.
Tourist attractions in Uttarkashi are; Shakti Temple, Maneri, Vishwanath Temple and many more. Things to do in Uttarkashi for summer vacation are; Temple visite, trekking and stroll in the apple orchards.
Haridwar or the ‘gateway of god’ is an ancient city and important hindu pilgrimage site in North India’s Uttarakhand. Haridwar is located on the Ganges River. You will be welcomed with bells and religious chanting. Most significant of the events is the Kumbha Mela, which is celebrated every 12 years in Haridwar.
Rishikesh is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it. Rishikesh located in the laps of lower Himalayas, this place is considered to be the access point of three other pilgrim places of Badrinath – Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Rishikesh is aslo famous for ashrams teaching Yoga. White water rafting and Bungee jumping are the adventure activities to be enjoyed in Rishikesh. Several travel companies offer water rafting on the Ganges.
The difficulty level varies from level 1-5. It starts with an overnight camp on the bank of Ganges and the next morning is scheduled for a trek on the hills. The ideal season for rafting is September-November, or March-May. One can also go for rafting courses if their interests so beckon.