Devbhoomi Uttarakhand, One of The Most Magical Places To Visit

06 Sep 2021
Devbhoomi Uttarakhand, One of The Most Magical Places To Visit
Posted by: Manjeet Thakur

Devbhoomi Uttarakhand, or The Land of the Gods, is one of the most magical places that are known to mankind. The surreal landscape adorned with the magnanimous Himalayas, the holiest of the rivers and the vivid colours of nature has made Uttarakhand a major attraction for tourists all around the globe. On his first visit to this holy land, Mahatma Gandhi had referred to Uttarakhand as ‘the Switzerland of India’ and it is not difficult to guess why.

Whether you’re consumed by wanderlust or you want to attain spiritual mastery, there is no other place more perfect for you than Uttarakhand. We, at ineedtrip, have designed our Uttarakhand Tour Packages keeping you in mind and we are confident that a surreal and memorable experience awaits you there which you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Why should you choose Uttarakhand for your next vacation?

The lofty mountains, pristine streams, majestic glaciers and the picturesque valleys are bound to make you fall in love with the place. Uttarakhand has a long history of pilgrimages and it still attracts religious tourists to the countless temples and monasteries. The holy land will surprise you with unmatchable spiritual and traditional diversity be it the Chardham or Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara. However, the calling is not always spiritual.

Uttarakhand is also known to be the hub of adventure tourism in India. Whether you want to enjoy trekking, rock climbing, or mountain biking, Uttarakhand has it all. Grab the best Uttarakhand and Nainital Holiday Packages.

Here are some of the must-visit places in Uttarakhand that you definitely shouldn’t miss!

Dehradun

The picturesque location of this capital city surrounded by the majestic mountains of Mussoorie makes it a perfect place to begin your Uttarakhand journey with. The city is known for its pleasant climate and the blue skies. The colonial architecture of the Forest Research Institute is something that you must witness.

The region also serves as a picnic spot for many. The 6-sided Ghanta Ghar clock tower is one of the colonial architecture of the Forest Research Institute is something that you must witness. The region also serves as a picnic spot for many. The 6-sided Ghanta Ghar clock tower is one of the iconic monuments of the city.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is also considered as ‘the Yoga capital of the world. The yoga ashrams, grand temples, and architectural marvels make this ancient city a hub of religious tourism. Rishikesh also became popular globally when The Beatles visited this spiritual centre in 1968. The place won’t disappoint you if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush as Rishikesh is also the adventure capital of Uttarakhand. You enjoy white water rafting, cliff jumping, kayaking and many more.

Ranikhet

This tiny hamlet attracts backpackers from around the world who are looking to detoxify their mind. Located in Almora district of Uttarakhand, this hill station is blessed with unspoiled natural beauty. The British-era stone buildings and a number of beautiful temples like Dunagiri Temple and Jhula Devi Temple in Ranikhet are major attractions for tourists. The tropical weather experienced by this hill station makes it a perfect destination for tourists all year-round.

Auli

This hill station is located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and derives its name Auli (meadows) from its characteristic topography. It is regarded as ‘the skiing capital of India’ and attracts snowfall lovers and skiing learners equally. Auli offers a panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas which makes it a great honeymoon destination as well. You must not forget to visit the beautiful Chattarkund Lake with its crystal-clear blue waters and stunning watershed.

Mussoorie

Your trip to Uttarakhand is incomplete until you visit the ‘Queen of Hills’. The great author Ruskin Bond has woven countless tales around this enchanting town in his immortal books and stories. This hill station is the ultimate choice for honeymoon couples because of its captivating beauty. Plan your journey during the winter months if you want to witness snowfall and make your trip even more romantic. Some must-see places in Mussoorie are Kempty falls, Nag Tibba Trek, Cloud’s End and a ropeway ride to Gun Hill.

Nainital

Referred to as ‘The City of Lakes’, Nainital gets its identity from the awe-inspiring Naini Lake. A boat ride in this lake might be the best way to witness the snow-capped mountains that surround this mesmerizing small town. The place has pleasant weather throughout the year but the best time to visit would be between March and June. You can enjoy authentic Tibetan food and shop for woolens, handicrafts and souvenirs in the local shops on Mall Road. Check out the best Nainital Tour Packages.

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Treat yourself to these fun activities

Uttarakhand is quite popular among the seekers of thrill. A trip to paradise would not be over until you experience some chill in your spine by indulging in adventure sports activities like white-water rafting and paragliding.

Owing to the topographical variety with its towering mountain peaks, deep gorges, and mighty rivers, Uttarakhand stands out as the best destination for adventure tourism in India. You can also check out the exciting Jim Corbett Jungle Safari.

The Uttarakhand Tour Package that we offer at ineedtrip covers many of these activities so that you have a memorable and enthralling experience!

  1. Skiing
  2. White water rafting
  3. Bungee jumping
  4. Kayaking
  5. Trekking
  6. Ziplining
  7. Paragliding
  8. Elephant safari
  9. Jeep safari

The Best Jim Corbett Tour Package is waiting for you for an exciting jeep and elephant safari.

Experience the best authentic dishes of Uttarakhand

The traditional cuisine of Uttarakhand is simple to prepare, highly nutritious and are packed with flavour of the local aromatics from the mountains. The two distinct regions of Kumaon and Garhwal have their own distinctive cultures and culinary traditions which change according to the changing seasons. Dubkas with Chholia Rotis are enjoyed in summer while people prefer Madua Rotis and Til Laddus in winter.

Some of the popular dishes that you must try on your visit to Uttarakhand are:

Phaanu

This rather complicated dish is most popular in the Garhwal region. Phaanu is prepared using a variety of dals (lentils) which are soaked for about 4-6 hours before use. It is essentially a soup that is usually served with rice. Have a unique experience tasting this authentic dish of Uttarakhand in your Uttarakhand Tour Package.

Bhang Ki Chutney

The chutney, prepared from Hemp seeds, gets its tangy taste from tamarind and it enhances the taste of every other dish with its fresh aroma dish with its fresh aroma and unique taste that lingers in your mouth for a while. Don’t forget to try the Bhang ki chutney during your Nainital trip.

Kafuli

This highly nutritious delicacy is a thick gravy preparation which is made using leafy vegetables like spinach and fenugreek.  Rice paste is added to provide thickness to the dish and is garnished with pure ghee and served piping hot.

Kandalee ka Saag

This popular dish is prepared from leaves of Kandalee, locally known as Bichhu Ghas as it causes irritation to skin because of the presence of formic acid. It is very popular among tourists and locals alike.

Urad ke Pakode

This spiced fritter is prepared using urad dal or split black grams and is served as snacks or as accompaniments during the main course. These deep-fried balls are served hot with chutney and are traditionally served during family functions.

Gulgula

This delectable dessert of Uttarakhand is quite popular as a local snack. It is made using jaggery and although it has become quite popular in many North Indian cities, it traces its origin to the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

Singori

It is a Kumaoni sweet that is made with Khoya and wrapped in maalu leaf, which is found on the slopes of Uttarakhand. Singori is very similar to Kalakhand. Grated coconut is also added to the Khoya mixture which gives it a distinctive taste.

Rus

Also known as Thhatwani, this popular dish of Kumaon is prepared by lentils and is highly nutritious yet appetizing. A mixture of various pulses is cooked on a low flame in an iron vessel and a kind of stock is prepared from which the lentils are removed later. The stock is served in winters with steamed rice and bhang ki chutney. The Uttarakhand tour package lets you experience the best dishes.

Best markets in Uttarakhand: What to buy and from which market?

Awaken the shopaholic in you as you will find a lot of unique things to buy in Uttarakhand, from the traditional to the exotic. Whether you want to buy a memorable souvenir or want to explore the handicrafts markets, shopping will make your travelling experience even more exciting.

Paltan Bazar

This popular market of Dehradun is located near the famous landmark of Dehradun Clock Tower. You can find the much-famed basmati rice, shoes, apparel and other handloom products at a reasonable rate in this market

Mall Road, Nainital

This busy commercial centre runs beside the Naini Lake. The place is dotted with hotels, restaurants, and shopping centres, which sell handicrafts, wooden artefacts and shawls. Do remember that it’s a no parking zone and the road is completely closed for vehicles during the peak tourist season. During your Nainital tour do remember to shop here.

Lal Bagh Market

This popular market of Almora is a must-visit for tourists who visit Almora. You can find everything from copper and brassware to clothes made from rabbit wool! This is also a perfect place to shop for souvenirs and handicrafts.

Laxman Jhula Market

This marketplace in Rishikesh is the best place to shop at when you’re in Rishikesh. Primarily, the shops here sell religious artefacts and pooja essentials like idols of Gods to authentic rudrakshas. There are some shops that sell wooden artefacts and jewellery as well.

When is the best time to visit Uttarakhand?

If you want to take part in the Chardham Yatra or try adventure sports activities, you may want to plan your vacation in the summer months of March and April. However, if you want to avoid the peak season rush, then September and October would be perfect for a cosy vacation.

When is the best time to experience snowfall in Uttarakhand?

If you want to catch the snowfall, schedule your visit from December to mid-February. Auli, being the skiing capital of Uttarakhand, is the primary destination for winter tourism as its slopes are blanketed with snow. Other popular destinations include Mussoorie, Nainital, and Ranikhet. Get the Nainital tour package to experience the best vacation.

What language is spoken in uttarakhand? Hindi is the most spoken language in Uttarakhand, although the local languages include Kumaoni, Garhwali, and Jaunsari.

What is the best way to reach Uttarakhand?

Tourists usually go to Dehradun first which is in close proximity to other popular tourist destinations like Rishikesh, Mussoorie, and Haridwar. The fastest way to reach Dehardun would be by taking a flight from New Delhi to Dehradun. From Dehradun, you can reach anywhere in the state using the bus service or by booking a private cab or taxi right outside the Jolly Grant Airport. Uttarakhand tour package will help to fulfill your dream vacation to explore all the best tourists’ places.

What should you buy while shopping in Uttarakhand?

The popular items to look for are woollens, handicrafts and local wine. Crafts practised by local tribes including Ringaal and Rambaans, spices, wooden artefacts and copperware are some unique items to shop for in Uttarakhand.

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