9 Viewpoints to explore in Uttarakhand
It is often referred to as the "Devabhumi" (Land of the Gods) due to numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas.
In the exotic realms of Kumaon, lies Bhowali standing in utmost grandeur at an elevation of 1704 metres above sea level. The toy town of Bhowali is located in the heart of the Nainital district and is known for producing the finest quality fruits like apples, peaches, strawberries, plums and apricots that are exported to different places.
Chauli Ki Jali additionally referred to as Chauthi Jali is a traveler’s attraction located at the back of the cliff of Mukteshwar temple. ‘Chauli’ manner rock and ‘Jali’ way hollow. Chauli Ki Jali is placed in Mukteshwar. It is a super cliff about 1.5 km from the major market of Mukteshwar behind the Mukteshwar temple. This area is a paradise for nature fanatics and journey seekers. Many people go to this area for sightseeing and having an adrenaline-pumping rock climbing revel in.
Surrounded by the Oak and Deodar forest, Clouds End is a landmark to the geographical end of Mussoorie. Located at around 7 km from main Mussoorie city, Clouds End is known for pleasant scenic views of hills with enjoyable climate. A heritage building built by some British in 1838 is also an attraction at Clouds End
A popular picnic spot in Nainital, Tiffin Top (also known as Dorothy's Seat) is located on Ayarpatta hill, offers a magnificent 360 degree view of the Nainital town and surrounding hills of kumaon region. Apart from a picnic spot amidst the calm and serene environment, Tiffin Top is a delight for photographers. It should be visited by those who enjoy the nature’s calling and love capturing the divine beauty of nature in photographic shots.
A short hike to view an incredible sunset, and of the valleys and towns laying below. The peak is named after George Everest who was the Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. The majority of the Great Trigonometrical Survey in India was completed under him. His house is located 300 meters down the peak.
Khirsu is a sleepy and peaceful hill village, located at a distance of 15 km from Pauri Garhwal, wrapped with lush greenery and orchards. The place is off the popular tourist trails, yet to gather tourist rush to its refreshingly beautiful surroundings, ideal for a leisurely and relaxing holiday. Amidst wide spreads of beautiful deodar and oak trees, perched at an altitude of 1800 meters.
It is a man-made lake which was developed by City Board and the Mussoorie-Dehradun Developmental Authority. The lake is placed at a scenic location about 6 km before Mussoorie on the Dehradun-Mussoorie Road. One can get down at Dhobi Ghat from where the lake is just at a walking distance. Surroundings of the lake include the mesmerizing views of Doon Valley and the verdant hills of Mussoorie. There are pedalled boats to enjoy the calmness of the lovely lake.
Naukuchiatal, a small picturesque lake village is a destination for those who seek quietude and tranquility beneath the shade of pure nature. As the name of the place suggests, this place is mainly known for its nine cornered lake which measures up to 1 km in length and 40 m deep.