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5 Summer Destinations In Uttarakhand You Must Visit This Summer

Summers in India can be very humid and uncomfortable. Why sweat it when one needs a holiday in Uttarakhand to bring back the spirits of life? It is a state that has the best summer destinations to beat the heat of polluted cities. From beautiful mountain peaks to adventurous hiking trails, Uttarakhand has something to offer for every vacationer. Here are some of the best summer destinations in Uttarakhand to choose from for your next summer vacations.


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It is one of the lesser known tourist places in Uttarakhand. Summer is the perfect time to trek through the Garhwal Himalayas. November to May is the best time to visit this beautiful little hill station in Uttarakhand from where one can enjoy the panoramic views of Gori Parvat from Nanda Devi Parvat. Apple orchards and forests full of oak and deodar trees make this hill town even more delightful. Auli offers two of the most popular trekking routes for adventure lovers, the Auli-Kuari Pass and the trek from Auli to Badrinath. This place is also known as the skiing destination in Uttarakhand.



The state capital is, of course, one of the most famous among the summer destinations in Uttarakhand. The city is situated between two rivers to enjoy the view of the Himalayan ranges. Since it is the right time to indulge in water sports, there are many resorts in Dehradun that offer a wide variety of sports to the tourists, such as the famous Asan Barrage Water Sport Resort. There are also many famous parks like Malsi Deer Park and Rajaji National Park which are not to be missed.



From camping to paragliding, white water rafting and rappelling, mountain biking and trekking, Ranikhet is packed with a variety of activities which have made it a popular adventure tourist destination. For families, there are historical temples famous for their architecture such as Sun Temple (Katarmal), Binsar Mahadev Temple and Jhula Devi Temple. The city has beautiful tea estates as well as oak forests.



This evergreen popular hill station in Uttarakhand has been featured in the dreams and movies of Indians for many years. Naini Lake is the center of attraction, around which boating arrangements are made. Fishing in the lake should not be missed. Kids will love to visit Nainital Zoo, where some other exotic animals like snow leopard can be seen. Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuaries are also worth mentioning. Horse riding is a popular activity here. Some of the other attractions of Nainital are Eco Cave Garden, Tiffin Top, Guano Hills, Nanda Devi Temple etc. Nainital is surrounded by views of majestic mountains as well as rolling green hills and is one of the most attractive summer destinations in Uttarakhand.



Bhimtal Lake is famous for its restaurant which is right in the middle of the lake, which makes for an unforgettable dining experience. Situated at an altitude of 1371 meters above sea level, this hill station in Uttarakhand offers spectacular views of mountains as well as adventure sports.


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Choose summer destinations in Uttarakhand for your next summer vacations and stay refreshed for the rest of the year!

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