Being at an average altitude of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft), with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Mussoorie is firmly known as Queen of Hill stations, as professed by the British gentry who evaded hot, desultory summers of Delhi and Kolkata by spending time here. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town was once said to present a 'fairyland' atmosphere to tourists. The highest point is Lal Tibba with a height of over 2,290 meters (7,500 ft)
Dhanaulti is a dreamy, misty mountain retreat In the Garhwal Hills. It is situated at an altitude of 2286m, and is known for its quiet environs amidst the alpine forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak. This is the perfect honeymoon hideaway.
Nainital is a lovely hill station surrounded by mountains on three sides. Nainital's unending expense of scenic beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother Nature. "Nainital" is a glittering jewel in the Himalyan necklace, blessed with scenic natural spledour & varied natural resources and it is one of the most charismatic hill stations that India harbors. Dotted with lakes like Naini Lake, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, Sattal, Nainital has earned the epithet of 'Lake District' of India'. The most prominent of the lakes is Naini Lake ringed by hills. It is known for its salubrious climate and scenic beauty. Naina Devi Temple, Naini Lake and Snow View Trek are main attractions.
This jem of a lake is the largest around Nainital nestled in a beautiful pristine valley, located about 22 km. from Nainital. The beauty is enhanced by a small Island surrounded by crystal blue water. It has an island in the center approached only by a boat and at present it has an Aquarium there. A gaggle of ducks has made the lake their home and gives company to the lake visitor. Bhimtal is much less crowded than Nainital and the lake, Bhimtal is much cleaner than its better known counterpart Nainital
Naukuchiatal is picturesque & mystique lake with 9 corners or or the 'nine-cornered lake'. It is Situated at an altitude of 1,219 m Surrounded by dense forested hills on all sides it provides solace from the maddening rush of the plains. It is the deepest lake in the Lake District of India (Nainital) and lost in acres of oak forest in the lesser Himalayas. Naukuchiatal is nourished by an underwater spring, which keeps its water levels high; It attracts migratory birds, which makes it a bird watchers paradise. Lakes, fishing, trek, Paraglading and mountain biking are major attractions.
Sattal is located about 23 kms from Nainital at an altitude of (1370 MT) Literally meaning seven lakes all the group of small lakes nested together still untouched by modernization - one can see the nature’s beauty at its best. Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India. These lakes are a paradise for migratory birds.
The territory is wholly mountainous with altitude ranging from 2000 Lo 21000 feet. Bhuri Singh Museum, Pangi Vally and Lakshmi Narayan Temple is main attraction at the beautiful place.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttaranchal situated at an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level. It is one of the most developed city of India having moderate climate. The places to see at Dehradun are Sahastradhara,, Robbers Cave, Forest Research Institute, Tapkeshwar Temple, Lakshman Sidh, Malsi Deer Park etc.
Binsar is situated at an altitude of 2,480 m perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. It is a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan destination with rich natural surroundings among dense forest. Basically Binsar is situated 33 km north of the Almora town in the Uttarakhand state of India. From Binsar one can see the 300 km panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and majestic Nanda Devi from a place called 'Zero Point'
It is located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range in the shape of a horse saddle shaped hillock. It is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees. Flowing alongside the city are rivers of Koshi, (Kaushiki), and Suyal (Salmale). The snow capped Himalayas can be seen in the background. The eastern portion of the ridge is known as Talifat and the western one is known as Selifat
The Beauty of Ranikhet lies in its simplicity - majestic pine trees create a nostalgic feeling. Ranikhet is famous for Wildlife sanctuaries and golf course. The orchards, the temples, the joy grounds will back on you again and again to its fold. Ranikhet in the Kumaon hills is a heaven of tranquilly with its meadows, pine and cedar forests and enchanting views of the snow capped Himalayas.
Mukteshwar is 2286 meters (7500 feet) in altitude and 51 Km. from Nainital. Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest Its evergreen vistas of exquisite beauty and the sapphire of encircling hill blend with deep blue’s cloudless skies. This beautiful place is surrounded by dense reserve forest of Deodar, Banj, Kharsu, Tilonj, Kafal, Pine, Utis and Mehal. Beside these trees there are wild fruit berries (Kilmora, Ghingary and Hisalu). This beautiful place was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking long ranges of Himalaya. These have a charm of own background of great Himalayan peaks glittering in the distance.