Uttrakhand top tourist places with required travel tips.

Uttrakhand top tourist place with top required travel tips like distance, the best time to explore the state and other most liked spots, and where one can find adventure while in the state.

The meaning of Uttrakhand is the northern region where Uttra means north and Khand means region. The state which is most loved and explored by travelers in India is Uttrakhand! Snow-covered peaks, glaciers, deep canyons, beautiful lakes, and roaring streams, and whatnot. Some of the highest mountains are also in Uttrakhand.

Uttrakhand is located in the Himalayas’ foothills. And the state is bordered by China and Nepal in the north and east region. Also called Devbhoomi because of its various holy places. And the pristine landscapes of the state attract tourists.

uttrakhand top tourist places

Uttrakhand is home to praised holy rivers, temples, and religious sites, and most importantly Char Dham yatra that includes Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri. Devotees visit religious sites mostly ‘Char Dhams’. In India, Uttrakhand has the most sacred rivers and temples and is the most important hub of religious travel in India.


Railway stations in Uttrakhand are Rishikesh, Dehradun and the most traveled route in Uttrakhand is by Dehradun airport and Pantnagar airport. And also the state is well connected by road to other major cities.

How to visit Badrinath?

 To reach the temple the Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun is around 317km. In case you choose air travel. And by train, the nearest railway station is Rishikesh Railway station at a distance of around 297km. Also, you can explore by own vehicle or bus, the temple is well connected to major cities of India.

How to reach Kedarnath?

To reach Kedarnath you need to trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath temple which will take around an hour, it is around a 14km distance. Kedarnath is 238km away from the airport Jolly Grant Dehradun and is the nearest to reach by flight from Dehradun. And by train, the Rishikesh railway station is the closest to reach.

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Badrinath is one of the holy memorials of Lord Vishnu. Along with the Badrinath temple, the town has Panch Badri temple as well which is known as Yog Dhyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Adi Badri, and Vriddha Badri.

The temple is divided into three parts first the Garbha Griha, second the Darshan Mandap, and third Sabha Mandap.

The Badrinath temple is one of the Char Dhams in Uttrakhand. Char Dhams are the four pilgrimages named Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. These pilgrims’ destinations draw a large number of devotees each year. The Badrinath temple remains open for six months a year.

When to visit Badrinath?

The best time to plan your tour here is from May to October, this is the season where you get to enjoy the amazing weather as well or you can also visit in winter. Sometimes the place becomes inaccessible due to heavy snowfall.

Top places to visit near Badrinath

The place where you can visit the temple is Neelkanth, It is a snowy peak in the shape of the pyramid at the back of Badrinath.

Second is Tapt Kund, which is said to be a holy lake of hot water where devotees visit before entering Badrinath temple.

And the travelers favorite Vasundhara falls, It is one of the popular tourist attractions.


A small town in Uttrakhand and also called a ski resort place. In Auli, there are many snow adventure events organized every year which are mostly liked by tourists. The town represents the charming beauty of the highest peaks Nanda Devi in the country that is one of the second-highest in India.

Top places to visit near Auli

Some of the popular tourist places in the town are Valley of Flowers National Park, trekking spots like Gorson Bugyal, and Hemkund Sahib gurudwara.

In Auli, there are several trekking spots some of the popular ones are where you can do trekking nearby hills like Guarso and Kwani Bugyal.

When to visit Auli?

For a traveler, the perfect time to visit Auli is between October to March. And for trekking January to March is the best time.

How to reach Auli

To reach the destination by flight, Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest to Auli at a distance of about 286km.

By train, Rishikesh railway station is the closest at a distance of 255km. You can also get a bus or other vehicles to travel, the town is well connected to other cities.


Kedarnath is in Garhwal Himalayas. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is erected of big stone slabs. The Kedarnath temple is one of the four pilgrimages (Char Dham). In Kedarnath, Lord Shiva in the form of ‘Sadashiva‘  is worshipped, also it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in the country.

Top places near Kedarnath

One of the top tourists and devotees favorite to visit while in Kedarnath is Bhairavnath temple, which is at a distance of less than a kilometer from Kedarnath temple. Gaurikund and Gandhi Sarovar are small holy lakes and said to be the places where Pandavas departed.

Sonprayag another holy place to visit near the temple. It is the confluence of rivers Son Ganga and Mandakini.

When to visit

The best time to visit the Kedarnath Dham is in between May to October. Otherwise, the town remains closed due to heavy rainfall.

To reach Kedarnath you need to trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath temple which will take around an hour, it is around a 14km distance. Kedarnath is 238km away from the airport Jolly Grant Dehradun and is the nearest to reach by flight from Dehradun. And by train, the Rishikesh railway station is the closest to reach.


A paradise in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttrakhand and a snow-clad fairyland. The pristine snow-capped peaks in Chopta are the center of attractions. The town has several tourist spots like Mandal Village, Makkumath, Tungnath Trek, and many. Chopta has been declared a bird-watching site by national and international organizations.

It is an ideal all-year vacation destination. The town is a snow-clad fairyland in winter!

Top places to visit near Chopta

While in chopta Kalimath Temple is near. And Tungnath is the highest temple in the town. Deoria Tal and Bisurital is the best place for adventure seekers and Rohini Bugyal is the place where you can go camping too!

When to visit

The best time to visit Chopta is November to May.

Choose the route which you like to reach the destination.

By train, Rishikesh station is the nearest to reach Chopta with a distance of 202kms.

And Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport is the closest to reach, at a distance of 221kms.

Chopta is the most liked spot in Uttrakhand and is well connected to other parts of the state.


Mussoorie is popularly called ‘The Queen of Hills’ and one of the tourist adventure spots in the state. It is one of the most liked by travelers in India. Mussoorie presents great views and a decent climate. You often see most of the tourists enjoying their vacation in this hill station.

From ease travelers to honeymooners, this hill station is the best for all kinds of vacations.

Top places near Mussoorie

Actors like Victor Banerjee, Prem Nath, and some of the cricketers like this hill station and have been seen in Mussoorie mostly. Also, some of the popular actor’s bith places is in Mussoorie.

Places you can explore in Mussoorie

Some of the most visited spots near Mussoorie are Nanda Devi and Gun hill. The second highest peak Nanda Devi is travelers’ and photographers’ favorite. Also, you can enjoy the ropeway on Gun hill.

In the morning you can enjoy the pristine beauty of the mountain ranges. Also, you can stroll through Mall Road for shopping and dining.

When is the best time to travel Mussoorie?

The perfect time to visit Mussoorie is the summer season and if wanna enjoy snowfall then must plan your tour to Mussoorie in winter.

How to reach?

To reach the destination the nearest airport is Dehradun Jolly Grant airport at a distance of 82km. And can easily book a taxi after reaching the airport.

And the closest railway station is the Dehradun railway station, which is around 68km from Mussoorie.

By road Mussoorie- Champa road after taking the Tehri bypass you can reach the hill station.

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