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Off Beat Uttarakhand Tour - Taste of Garhwal
Off Beat Uttarakhand Tour: Overview
Holiday Travel India presents the Off Beat Uttarakhand Tour which having the combination of magnificent Lansdowne, Pauri, Rishikesh, Mussoorie & Chakrata with their site seeing. In this tour package you will cover not only hill station you will also cover Rishikesh which is most heavenly & devotional locale.
Mussoorie, Lansdowne, Chakrata & Pauri are also famous romantic destination for couples & a major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Rishikesh are not far from this place. It attracts thousands of tourists to visit and derive their views and feel like fairy land and enjoy their holidays.
Holiday travel India gives an awesome chance to enjoy your holiday with 10 Nights / 11 Days in greenery and varied flora and fauna with its fascinating hill spot. This altitude gives the destination cool and pleasant climate conditions. Enjoy this awesome journey which starts from Delhi.
What is unique in Off Beat Uttarakhand Tour Package?
Lansdowne is one of the lesser known hill stations of India. It is a clean and well-maintained town that houses the command office of Garhwal Rifles of Indian Army. The climate here is the biggest attraction.
Rishikesh is known for clean pious Ganga, Several temples and Ashrams on its bank. Two Suspension Bridges are very famous in Rishikesh Laxman Jhoola and Ram Jhoola, The city is a hub of many ancient and new temples, attracting thousands of pilgrims throughout the year.
Mussoorie a picturesque hill station in the Northern India, located at an altitude of 2000 meters on a horse shoe‚ shaped ridge.
Chakrata is a small hill town near Dehradun located on top of the Yamuna valley, amidst lush green forests, caves and ancient temples and is popular for its picnic spots.
Pauri Garhwal is a paradise situated on the northern slopes of Kandoliya Hills, visit this beautiful place for an unforgettable experience famous for Chaukhamba Viewpoint.
Visit Tip-In-Top, St. John’s Church, St. Marry’s Church
Explore Lansdowne Lake (Bhulla Tal), Tarkeshwar Mahadev
Excursion Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kandolia Devta Temple, Nag Devta Temple
Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, Khirsu & Pauri City
Evening join Ganga aarti at Swarg Ashram
Explore Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula and Swarg Ashram
Enjoy Kempty water fall, Gun Hill, Lal tibba, and Camel back road
Feel the beauty of Chilmiri Neck, Deoban and Tiger fall
Visit Budher Caves & Ram Tal Horticulture Garden
Stroll in local markets & shopping, nature walk of picturesque surroundings
Take photography of majestic Chakrata, Mussorie, Lansdowne, Rishikesh & Pauri
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Pick and Drop facility from Delhi Airport/Railway Station
Assistance on Arrival & Departure
Daily breakfast + Dinner as per plane
2 Nights stay in lansdowne with sightseeing
2 Nights stay in Pauri with sightseeing
2 Nights stay in Rishikesh with sightseeing
2 Nights stay in Mussoorie with sightseeing
2 Nights stay in Chakrata with sightseeing
Well Ac Car for Five days for Transfers & Sightseeing
Good service and well furnished hotels
All taxes are included
Extra and personal meals/Beverages
Airfare/Train fare to Delhi (will be arranged on request)
Personal transportation not mentioned in the itinerary
Other activities not listed in inclusions
Jaypee Residency Manor - (5* Hotel) -TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Barlowganj, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248122
Hotel New Howard - (3* Hotel) -TA rating 3.0/5- certified in Excellence
Address: Near Jawahar Aquarium, The Mall, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179
Hotel City Castle Mussoorie - (2* Hotel) -TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Oaks Road, Near Clock Tower, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179
The Grand Shiva Resort & Spa - (5* Hotel) - TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Shivpuri- Rishikesh Highway, Near GREEF Camp, Bawani, Uttarakhand 24919
Narayana Palace (3* Hotel) - TA rating 3.5/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201
Kedia Resort (2* Hotel) - TA rating 3.5/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Plot No - 204-209, Street Number 2, Veerbhadra Road, Near Aiims Hospital, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201
Hotel Shail Shikhar (5* Hotel) - TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Near Circuit House, Kandoliya Road, Uttarakhand 246001
Hotel Taj Himalaya Khirsu (3* Hotel) - TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Khirsu Chowkalya, Dist - Pauri Garhwal, Khirsu, Uttarakhand 246147
V Resorts-Pauri (2* Hotel) - TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Devprayag Road Pauri Garhwal, Pauri, Uttarakhand 246001
Vanvasa Resort (5* Hotel) - TA rating 4.5/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Lansdowne, Uttarakhand 246155
Hotel Lans Castle (3* Hotel) - TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Dehriyakhal, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand 246155 4.5
The Tiger Resort (2* Hotel) - TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Aljuni, Tarkeshwar Road, District Pauri Garhwal, Jotpur, Uttarakhand 246155
Hotel Burans (3* Hotel) - TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Village Koruwa, chakrata, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248123
Himalayan Paradise - (2* Hotel) - TA rating 4.0/5 - certified in Excellence
Address: Kimona, Chakrata, Uttarakhand 248123
Upon arrival pick up from Airport / Railway station and proceed towards Lansdowne via Kotdwar, on arrival check in at hotel & relax. Lansdowne is situated at an altitude of 1700 mts above sea level surrounded with thick oak and blue pine forests. Evening free for individual activities.
Have Dinner & Overnight stay at Lansdowne hotel
Today after breakfast get ready to visit local sightseeing of Lansdowne which are Church, Tip-In-Top, St. John’s Church, St. Marry’s Church. After lunch continue to Lansdowne Lake (Bhulla Tal), Tarkeshwar Mahadev .evening back to your hotel.
Enjoy Dinner & Overnight stay at Lansdowne hotel
Lunch: May have lunch at Mayur restaurant (TA rating 4.0/5) serves Indian Asian Vegetarian Friendly Vegan Options
Today after breakfast check out the hotel and drive toward Pauri which is a Beautiful town & a district headquarter of Pauri Garhwal on Kotdwar - Pauri Road. It is situated at an altitude of 1814 mts above sea level abundantly blessed with nature’s bounty like snow-capped Himalayan peaks and dense forests. On arrival check in at hotel & relax, later enjoy the sightseeing local Market of Pauri, evening back to hotel.
Overnight at Pauri Hotel with dinner
Today after breakfast go for famous sightseeing tour of Pauri that are Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kandolia Devta Temple, Nag Devta Temple. May have lunch and then continue to Laxmi Narayan Temple, Khirsu & Pauri City. Evening back to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel with diner
Lunch: May have lunch at Midway Resort (TA rating 3.5/5) serves Indian Chinese Bar Asian Pub Vegetarian Friendly
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed to Rishikesh via Devpryag. On arrival check in hotel & relax. Later explore local temple and Market of Rishikesh. Evening join Ganga aarti at Swarg Ashram. Later back to hotel
Dinner & overnight at Rishikesh Hotel
Lunch: May have lunch at Delight Restaurant Resort (TA rating 3.5/5) serves Indian Vegetarian Friendly Indian vegetarian cuisines
Today After breakfast visit at Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula and Swarg Ashram. Attend Ganga aarti at Swarg Ashram. Later back to hotel,
Dinner & overnight at Rishikesh Hotel
Lunch: May have lunch at The Sitting Elephant (TA rating 4.5/5) serves Chinese Indian International Asian Vegetarian Friendly Veg. cuisines
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed to Mussoorie. En-route visit Dehradun. On arrival in Mussoorie check in hotel & relax. Evening free for individual activates or one can go for a walk at Mall and street shopping.
Dinner & Overnight at Mussoorie hotel
Today after breakfast visit half day Sightseeing to Kempty Fall, after enjoying the water fall of Kempty comes back to Mussoorie evening explores local Mussoorie Sightseeing which are Gun Hill, Lal tibba, and Camel back. In evening back to hotel.
Dinner & overnight at Mussoorie hotel
Lunch: May have lunch at JW Café (TA rating 5.0/5) serves American Indian Cafe Asian Vegetarian Friendly Vegan cuisines Options
After Breakfast check out from Hotel, Travel by surface from Mussoorie to Chakrata. On arrival check into hotel. After lunch you are free at your leisure and evening will be free for stroll in local markets or shopping, nature walk of picturesque surrounding area and take photography of majestic Chakrata.
Overnight at hotel with dinner
Today after breakfast go for famous local Sightseeing of Chakrata such as Chilmiri Neck, Deoban AND Tiger fall, after enjoying the water fall of Tiger fall, back to Chakrata evening explores local Chakrata includes Budher Caves & Ram Tal Horticulture Garden.
Dinner & overnight at hotel
Lunch: May have lunch at Hunger Bell (TA rating 4.0/5) serves Indian Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly Vegan cuisines Options
After breakfast checkout from hotel and you will be dropped to airport or railway station for onwards journey to catch your pre booked Flight / Train. Tour get ends with lots of memories.
Best Time to Visit Lansdowne
The best time to visit Lansdowne is during the summer months of March to June when the weather is pleasant and suitable for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking and leisurely walks. Since summer is also the peak season, it is advised to make reservations for your hotel well in advance.
September to November: if you're a nature lover then Lansdowne is at its best between September and November after the rains with greenery and breathtaking views of the majestic mountains.
December to February: The winter months between December and February get very cold and often witness heavy snowfall with chances of landslides, so you should avoid visiting Lansdowne then, unless you're the adventurous type. The Maha Shivaratri Festival is celebrated sometime between February and March.
Driving Directions to Lansdowne from Delhi
Stage 1: From Delhi to Meerut 70 kms, Mawana 30 kms, Bessuna-Ramraj-Meerapur
Stage 2: Take the Right turn from here for Bijnor-kiratpur 16 kms, Najibabad 17 kms, Kotdwara 25 kms, Dogadda 15 Kms.
Stage 3: 2 kms from Doggada there is a T Junction. Take the RIGHT Turn on the Lansdowne road (the left
Cuisine of Lansdowne
There is Variety of local delicacies which local dishes such as Kafuli, Phaanu, Thechwani, Baadi, Kulath ki dal and Aloo ke gutke. Besides, you can also enjoy some sweet dishes like Gulgula and Arsa and Chinese and Continental dishes. The Garhwali cuisine is simple, nutritious and delicious. Veggies are consumed on a large scale here, although there are a lot of non-veg eaters too. Besides Garhwali food, one can also find other cuisines like Mughlai, Marwari as well as Continental.
Summer (March to June)
Temperature ranges from a maximum of 30 degree Celsius to a minimum 15 degree Celsius. Summers are hot and humid. Summers during March to June are pretty enjoyable in Lansdowne with pleasant climate. Lansdowne is a weekend destination and a place visited by people who want to escape the hot and humid conditions of the plains. The weather of Lansdowne is salubrious and hygienic which helps us in acquiring peace. Air conditioners are not required in Lansdowne as the temperature of the place remains pleasant. Carry light woollens.
Monsoon (July to October)
This hill station receives heavy rainfall. Surroundings become very pleasant and green during monsoons. The greenery of Lansdowne is at its picturesque best during monsoons. Only a poetic heart can understand the beauty of dense lush green forests. Carry raincoats and umbrellas with you if visit to Lansdowne during monsoon months. Mid July to Mid September is the main monsoon period. Enjoy sips of hot tea or soup gazing at the misty mountains of Lansdowne.
Winter (November to February)
Winter is the Best Season to visit Lansdowne. People wear heavy woolen clothes during this time. Temperature during winters is maximum 24 degree C to minimum of 0 degree C. You can also experience snowfall during these days. Winters during December to February are extremely cold with minimum temperature falls subzero level. Snowfalls throughout winters are a spectacular characteristic of Lansdowne. Heavy woollens are required in Lansdowne during winters as the temperature touches the freezing point. You might also be blessed with eternal snowfall during winters. Lansdowne receives snowfall from December end to February.
Top Attractions in Lansdowne
The thick forest surrounding the Lansdowne is an apt place for Jungle safari. The thick Oak trees and blue pine woods make the environment of the surrounding forest challenging for the adventurous tourist. The forests enclose many wild flora and fauna. The atmosphere is very cool all through the year and well planned Jungle safari or forest walk will give the enthusiasts travelers the much needed challenge, physical activities and dynamic benevolence. Many tour agents arrange the planned jungle safari with affordable rates in the forests surrounding the Lansdowne hill station.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, located nearby Lansdowne and situates atop of a hill of height 2092 meters, is believed to be one of the ancient holy sites or SiddhaPitas. The main deity is Lord Shiva and many devotees visit this ancient temple to offer prayers and it is believed that the offerings here makes the wishes of the devotees be fulfilled. Mahashivarathri is celebrated annually with grandeur. The temple place is surrounded by thick blue pine forests, oak trees and dense Deodars. The spectacular feature of this place is that even at this high altitude, there are many water pools that flowing continuously.
Kanvashram, a sacred ashram located near Lansdowne hill station, is a gateway to Puri, the most sought temple town in India. This ashram is bordered by thick forests and hillocks, making it a beautiful place for feasting the eyes of tourists. A spectacular attraction nearby is the famous Malini River flowing near to this Ashram. This ashram bears mythological importance related to the Sage Kanvan. It is believed that ‘Shakuntala’, the step daughter of Sage Kanvan has given birth to her son “Bharath in this Ashram. Accommodation is available for those who want to spend holidays here. This is a right place to take meditation and mix up with the natural blessings of Earth.
Garhwali Mess is one of the oldest buildings in the hill station, which was built by the British in January 1988. The mess reflects the rich heritage of the Army and also of the destination in general. It is one of the old and finely preserved heritage buildings of Lansdowne.
The mess is considered to be an important museum in Asia, comprising atypical compilation of skin of wild animals, furnishings and trophies. There is a dial consisting of arrow symbols that direct the route for Nandadevi, Chaukhamba, Kamet and other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Range.
Hawaghar is a serene place in Lansdowne from where tourists can enjoy view of the snow-capped Himalayan Range. This place is also great for trekking, which leads to the Khyber Pass along the road to Jaiharikhal. Tourists, mostly nature lovers, visit the attraction to enjoy the beauty of the serene surrounding.
Bhim Pakora is located in Dhura, about 2 km away from the Gandhi Chowk. It is believed that during the period of exile, the Pandavas stopped here and cooked food at this location. It is also believed that Bhim placed one rock on top of the other and is so well balanced that it never topples. This rock can be moved by tourists with just one finger, but it never falls down.
St. Mary’s Church
This church is located near the Tip-In-Top Point. In 1947, the church was not used any longer as it started to deteriorate. St. Mary’s Church was built by Col. A.H.B Hume of the Royal Engineers in the year 1895. The Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre converted it into a small museum, housing interesting pictures of the pre-independence era. This museum also houses the audio visual displays of the history of the regiment.
The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial
The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial at Lansdowne was established on 11th November 1923. Lord Rawlinson of Trent, the then Commander in Chief of India, founded this museum. A major tourist attraction of the destination, this war memorial is located at the Parade Ground. It is one of the few tourist attractions that are visited by almost every traveler coming to Lansdowne. Tourists who are interested in knowing about the Indian army also throng this place.
Bhulla Tal is an artificial lake dedicated to the young Garhwali youth of Garhwal Rifles, who rendered help for construction of this lake. This tourist attraction gets its name from the Garhwali word, Bhulla which means younger brother. Here the tourists can also enjoy boating and paddling. A children park, bamboo machan and fountains have been erected here for entertainment of tourists.
Tip-In-Top also known as Tiffin Top is situated in the ridge near St. Mary’s Church. This is a popular spot among tourists visiting Lansdowne. From this spot, tourists can get view of the beautiful snow covered Himalayas and some parts of Tibet. Tiffin top is also famously known as the “Dorothy's Seat” which is located at a height of around 2300 meters on the Ayarpatta hills. This place was built by the British Army officer Col J.P. Kellet. This is one of the most loved spots for tourists and a picnic spots.
This Museum is a motivational hall named after the famous Darban Singh Negi. This museum was inaugurated in the year 1983. The Regimental Museum houses numerous antique pieces, belonging to the Garhwal Rifles.
How to reach Lansdowne village
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Lansdowne situated at a distance of 148kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Lansdowne is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Lansdowne.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Lansdowne is Kotdwar situated at a distance 40 kms. Kotdwar is well connected by railway networks with major cities of India. There are regular trains running to Lansdowne from major destinations of north India. Taxis and buses are easily available from Kotdwar to Lansdowne.
By Road: Lansdowne is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Kotdwar and Dugadda are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Lansdowne are available from Kotdwar, Dugadda, Pauri and other major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Lansdowne is connected with National highway 119.
Best hotels and resorts in Lansdowne
Blue Pine Resort
TA rating – 4.0 – certified in excellence
Address: Deriya Khal, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand 246155
Lans Castle, A Boutique Hotel
TA rating – 4.5 – certified in excellence
Address: Dehriyakhal, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand 246155
TA rating – 4.0 – certified in excellence
Address: Bungalow No. 29, Near Bhulla Lake, Pauri Garhwal, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand 246155
Corbett Hill Resorts
TA rating – 4.0 – certified in excellence
Address: Palkot, Pauri Garhwal, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand 246155
Kasang Regency Hill Resort
TA rating – 4.5 – certified in excellence
Address: Village Palkot, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand 246155
Lansdowne Nearby places to visit
Rishikesh (Approx 150.0km. / 4-5 hours from Lansdowne)
The popular belief of Hindu devotees is that performing austerities in this holy town and offering prayers in the holy temples brings the much needed attainment of, the salvation. Rishikesh, literally means Lord of the Senses, stands for Lord Vishnu and the city is blessed with the flowing of Holy Ganges. The city is a hub of many ancient and new temples, attracting thousands of pilgrims throughout the year.
Haridwar (Approx 110.0km. / 2-3 hours from Lansdowne)
Haridwar is also spelled as Hardwar or Hari-ka - Dwar. Haridwar meaning Gateway to God is one of the seven holiest places of the Hindus, located on the banks of River Ganges. It is the place where river Ganga descends to the plains. Haridwar is often mentioned in ancient scriptures and even referred during the British times. With Ujjain, Nasik and Allahabad, Haridwar forms the four important pilgrimage centers of India where Kumbh Mela is celebrated here after every 3 years rotated over these 4 destinations.
Roorkee (Approx 180 km. / 5 hours from Lansdowne)
Roorkee is mainly famous for its very old cantonment, also called the Roorkee Cantonment. Roorkee is also very famous because this city is the main headquarters of the Bengal Engineer Group. Roorkee is a city in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. One of the oldest cities in India, the city of Roorkee is located along the Ganga canal, and is a very well connected region in Northern India, with good access to all the major cities and towns
Mussoorie (Approx 195.0km. / 6 hours from Lansdowne)
Mussoorie is located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, on a horse shoe‚ shaped ridge. This altitude gives the destination cool and pleasant climate conditions. Mussoorie, a picturesque hill station in the Northern part of India, was discovered in the 18th century by Captain Young. The British officials added to the popularity of this hill station, as they mostly visited it as a getaway from the heat during summer.
Dehradun (Approx 200.0km. / 5-6 hours from Lansdowne)
Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand is prettily placed in the centre of the heavenly Doon Valley surrounded by the lower ranges of mountains the Himalayas to the north and mist clad Shivalik mountain ranges to the south. Because of its geographical location, it is also called Doon Valley. The valley echoes with the soul-stirring numbers played by the two most revered rivers of India -Ganga and Yamuna flowing by its sides.sea level in Uttarakhand India.
New Tehri (Approx 200.0 km. / 6 hours from Lansdowne)
New Tehri is the only planned hill township of Uttarakhand which was made during the construction of the Tehri dam. Every month thousands of tourists visit Tehri to see the stagnant water of the massive Tehri Dam. The Dam is situated amidst high mountains many of which are submerged under water. New Tehri is very well connected with motorable roads. Tehri is situated 69 kms from Mussoorie. There are many good hotels in New Tehri.
Climate in Mussoorie
Winter (October to February): This season stays here from October to February with chilly weather conditions and snow. The temperature at night can reach down to subzero levels and roads usually get obstructed by snow from December till mid of February.
Summer (March to June): Season of summer in this region with a very pleasant duration and an average temperature around 37°C. For sightseeing and adventures it is the best season to visit Mussoorie.
Monsoon (July to mid-September): the monsoon season appears with moderate rainfall and can cause landslides, making it risky to travel.
Musssoorie best time to visit
The months of summers April, May and June witness the best time to visit and peak season owing to the pleasant climate. The people those looking forward to see and enjoy snowfall should visit Mussoorie during winter specially the months of November, December and January.
Mussoorie local sightseeing
Camel's Back Road
The name of this road is derived from its rocks placement and its shape like camel’s hump and is popular trekking spot also offering horse-rides. Camel's Back Road is a stretch of 3 km long natural display of rocks. Offering a beautiful view of sunset, sunrise and snow capped mountains, the road is ideally used by locals for carrying out morning and evening walks. Surrounded by mountains and lush green surroundings, the road is known for its natural beauty. Tourists can also visit this place by trekking through various mountain peaks.
Lal Tibba is the highest peak's topmost point and most famous place in Mussoorie. It is the highest point in Mussoorie is situated in Landour area, which is the oldest populated place in the destination. The site was also referred to as a Depot Hill, due to the presence of depot in the region. The beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from this vantage point can also be seen by travellers visiting Lal Tibba. Tourists can have beautiful views of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Banderpunch and other Himalyan ranges from this telescope.
Located at 3 km from The Mall, Company Garden is a well maintained picnic spot with a mini lake, a flower garden and an amusement park in it. Also known as Municipal Garden, it is one of the best spots for picnic.
Cloud’s End is situated at a distance of around 6 km from the west of the Library marks the end of Mussoorie. It is covered by thick jungles and tracks 2 km up to the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary. It offers a lovely walking track. This place offers a great view of Aglar River Valley. Couples visiting this place can witness beautiful views and pleasant atmosphere and can witness variety of species of flora and fauna, while following the path to reach the attraction.
Nag Tibba Trek
Nag Tibba is situated near Mussooriea which is relatively unknown and a very exhilarating trekking trail. Known as one of the best weekend treks, the place offers a climb of about 10,000 ft amid the snow clad mountains. This is the highest peak of the Nagtibba range with an altitude of 9915m and is said to serve as a home to Nag Devta. The trail of the expedition is also highly fascinating and spectacular, being adorned with rich variety of flora and fauna, a rustic Gharwali lifestyle and oak and deodar forest housing exotic birds and wildlife. The highlight of the trip is the stunning view of Bandarpoonch Peak, Kedarnath Peak, Gangotri Peak and Doon Valley from the Nag Tibba.
Kempty Falls is a beautiful location to take a dip in the water falling from an altitude of 40 feet located on the way between Dehradun-Mussoorie roads. It is a perfect place to take a short swim or fish. Kempty Falls, one of the most renowned waterfalls in Uttarakhand, offers a mesmerizing panoramic view as the water falls from a great height.
A lovely and second highest peak of Mussoorie, Gun Hill is favorite place for viewing picturesque Himalayan range and Doon Valley. Gun Hill offers an enchanting view of some of the highest Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and the Gangotri group, along with a picturesque view of the Mussoorie town and the Doon Valley which makes perfect romantic place.
Municipal Garden, also known as Company Bagh which is situated in the Happy Valley area of this beautiful town and located at around 3.0 km from the Library point. Creating a replica of colonial gardens, the place has a lush green carpet of lawns and a fountain, which is located in its centre. Couples can enjoy boating in the artificial lake, recently constructed within the garden. The garden houses a large variety of flora and birds, making it popular among nature lovers.
This romantic place is located 6.0 km downhill of Mussoorie Jharipani Falls is situated near the village of Jharipani, which is at a distance of around 7 km from the destination. This fall is one of the beautiful places, ideal for picnic, nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The site offers a beautiful view of Shivalik range from Jharipani village to the tourists. The surroundings of the falls are adorned with various species of wild flowers, creepers, shrubs and plants, which grow on the mountainous rocks on its sides.
The Mall is most famous promenade in Queen of the Hills; Mussoorie situated at a height of above 2000 meters, The Mall is major attraction in Mussoorie for honeymooners and is one of the prominent shopping locations situated at the centre of the destination. Dotted with benches and lampposts lined up at the sides of roads, the Mall offers architectural styles of colonial period. Tibetans can also be seen in the market place, who sells woollens, fabric wall hangings, imported goods, Tibetan metal ware and a collection of wooden items. Apart from this, walking sticks, bowls, trays, cane baskets and jewellery are the other prominent articles available at the Mall
This lovely place is a recently developed picnic spot near Mussoorie. Located at about 7 km from main Mussoorie city, Bhatta Falls is still untouched by co Located about 7 km from Mussoorie, Bhatta Falls has natural stream of water flowing down the hills. Bhatta Falls is a must visit place for nature lovers and honeymooners as you can capture nature at its best here. The place is also loved as a picnic spot by tourists.
Adventure activities in Mussoorie
Paragliding & Cave exploration: Mussoorie is most popular destination for paragliding where you can enjoy paragliding with scenic places and also explore the ancient caves of Himalaya.
Mountain biking & Atv (quad bikes) adventure: Mountain Biking and Cycling can be great ways to explore the towns and villages that fringe the foothills of the Himalayas. It also gives tourists the opportunity to understand the challenges that mountains have in store for them.
Trekking & camping: Mussoorie is also the base camp for some of the most famous trekking & camping in Uttarakhand, including the likes of Valley of Flowers and Nagtibba. Dhanaulti, located about 28 kilometres from Mussoorie, is a scenic location clothed in beautiful deodar, rhododendron and oak trees and is a great place to go hiking, especially in one of the two eco parks here.
Rock climbing: Rock Climbing Adventure in Mussoorie is a traditional Adventure Sports activity played by every country of the world. It has no need of any introduction however Rock Climbing is very good for confidence building. There various type of Rocks for climbing like - 50 ft. , 100 ft. , 150 ft. 300 ft. to 600 ft. which very rare in any Adventure Park.
Zip line (flying fox): As an Arial Adventure Sports Zip line (Flying Fox) Adventure is now becoming popular & safe Adventure/fun activity among tourists & people here.
Valley crossing & Zip swing: Crossing the valley of 110 ft. height with the help of a pulley by pulling your own hand is a tough guy sport. You have harnessed and tied up on the rope with pulley then you have to cross 360 ft. long and 120 ft. deep valley with the help of your hand by pulling the rope as a commando. The more you pulled the rope the more you crossed the valley.
Sky Ride: Sky Ride is the India's Highest Zip Line (Flying Fox) in which you can fly over 600 ft. valley , crossing the Alpine forest and River with the speed of up to 90 kmph . And the total length is 1700 ft. This is also the Longest Zip Line in the Himalayas.
Cable Car Ride & Tree Top Adventure: The pleasure of the thrilling Cable Car ride is accentuated by the stunning scenery all around and also Tree Top Adventure
Famous temple in Rishikesh
Triambakeshwar Temple which is also called as Tera Manzil Temple is situated near Lakshman Jhula Bridge in Rishikesh. Tera Manzil Temple is devoted to idols of Hindu God and Goddess. Here visitors always capture a superb vision of the full area from the top of the temple.
Rishikund tank and Raghunath Temple Rishikesh
The Rishikund tank and Raghunath temple near the tank also present quite beautiful scenic views. Lord Ram used the tank for bathing while he was in exile.
Geeta Bhawan Rishikesh
It is the Temple in which the well-known Indian epic Mahabharata and Ramayana are explains on the walls. Here people assemble to read the Ramayana jointly.
Nilkanth Mahadev Temple
Nilkanth mahadev temple is one of the temples and is very popular in north India which is positioned at height of around 5500 ft.
Shatrughna Mandir is dedicated to Shatrughna of the epic Ramayana. This ancient shrine is said to be established by Adi Shankaracharya during his visit to Rishikesh. Shatrughna Temple is located near Ram Jhula.
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
Kunjapuri Devi Temple is a hill-top goddess temple in Rishikesh. This Devi Temple is one of the revered shrines in Rishikesh. This shrine is dedicated to Goddess Sati (Goddess Parvati).
Lakshman Temple is situated on the banks of River Ganga near Lakshman Jhula. It is said that Lakshman Temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya. This temple is dedicated to Lakshmana (Rama's brother) of the epic Ramayana.
Tourist attractions in Rishikesh
It is located 30 minutes drive from Rishikesh, lies the Kunjapuri temple at a height of 1700 m which is one of the greatest tourist places in Rishikesh. It is an easy trek to the top of the temple, but once you conquer it, the view of the sunrise amidst the mighty Himalaya and Doon valley on the south will leave you awe-struck. A trek on the last day of the visit, here, is the best end to an amazing Rishikesh adventure.
An ancient cave, away from the city lights, it is an ideal weekend destination and is one of the major places to see in Rishikesh. A blend of serenity and calm surrounding, this destination attracts thousands of tourists, looking for blissful time.
Neer Garh Waterfall
Two kilometers from the Laxman Jhula, a visit to this mesmerizing waterfall will leave you awestruck. It will hold you captive in its eternal beauty. Overall, the place is perfect for a much-needed timeout from the hustle of the hectic traveling. One of the best tourist places in Rishikesh, Neer Garh waterfall also attracts many wanderer photographers.
Triveni ghat is among the most sacred ghats in Rishikesh with a congruence of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. A visit to this place will give you an insight to the spiritual beauty of Rishikesh.
Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula
The 450 feet long iron suspended bridges, Laxman and Ram Jhula – are the glory of this beautiful tourist hub. The bridges are 4 km from the Rishikesh railway station. It offering scenic beauty, these architectural marvels is important pilgrimage spots and is definitely top places to visit in Rishikesh. One can also visit famous Trayambakeshwar temple, Ram temple, and Laxman temple, situated in the vicinity.
Places to Visit in Pauri Garhwal
Located 2km from Pauri town amidst the picture perfect surrounding is dedicated to Kandoliya Devta. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva and also houses idols of Bhumi Devta.
The park around the temple complex with the view of majestic Himalayan Peak and Gangwarsyun Valley is situated in the perfect setting for relaxing and picnics. Asias highest stadium, perched on the top of the peak attracts tourists in large number.
Chaukhamba Viewpoint is a mesmerizing place which offers to its visitors captivating panoramas of beautiful Idwal valley. Situated 4km from Pauri, one can witness the spellbinding glaciers, the source of water for River Ganga.The thick cover of rhododendron and oak forest is the major attraction of the place.
Khirsu is a sleepy and peaceful hill village with lots of greenery and orchards around. 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 in Pauri Garhwal, this calm hill station is paradise for people looking to escape the hustle bustle of the popular tourist spots.
walpa Devi Temple
walpa Devi Temple is surrounded by the splendid green environment, Jwalpa Devi Temple is the place for great faith and devotion in Uttarakhand. A popular Siddhpeeth in Hindu religion located at 35 km / 1 hr 4 min from Pauri Garhwal.
Ransi Stadium perched at an astounding altitude of 7000 feet above sea level is the second highest stadium in Asia. The stadium is located at a distance of 2.9 km / 9 min from Pauri Garhwal.
A small village lying 17 km from Pauri serves as an ideal place for lazing around and picnics. The place can be reached via well maintained road from Pauri.
Things to do in pauri
Angling in the Nayar river is one of those activities which can truly flourish in this region. Fishing in the clean, spotless Nayar river is a joy for people who enjoy fishing and is an opportunity to soak in the simple life in the Garhwal.
Picnic in Khirsu
Khirsu is a beautiful, mystical region with views of many, many peaks of the Himalayas around. The apple orchards, Oak and Deodar forests add to its ethereal beauty and make Khirsu a great picnic spot
The beautiful locales of the Pauri-Garhwal region makes for excellent trekking choices. Several treks can be embarked upon in this region, including the Binsar trek, the Tara Kund Trek and the Doodhatoli trek
Rafting in Ganga River
Rafting in the Ganga comes with a world of possibilities. The menacing river, the lush green surroundings and the adrenaline surge make for an amazing rafting experience
Places to visit in chakrata
Tiger Falls is counted amongst the few largest waterfalls in India and is a great Chakrata attraction. It originates at a height of 312 feet, and has a beautiful view with forests at the back. The walk towards the waterfall is extremely interesting and exciting. The calm atmosphere surrounding the waterfall is extremely relaxing. It is a busy picnic spot during peak tourist seasons.
At a distance of about 30 km from Chakrata, lies the Budher caves, also known as Miola caves. The name Miola is after the German person who discovered this cave and this cave is now a popular spot for spelunking or exploring caves.
The cave is believed to be dug by Pandavas during their "Vanvaas" or exile before the Mahabharata War was fought. The cave is around 150m long and is a brilliant spot for adrenalin junkies who are looking for some caving opportunities. The caves are mostly formed out of limestone rocks with brilliant stalagmite and stalactite formations
One of the peak points in Chakrata, Chilmiri Neck is the place where mess and quarters of military cantonment is located. The panoramic landscape is studded with lush green plantation and dense forests all over. The cool and salubrious climate of this place makes it a much sought after tourist place. It is a perfect place for watching a large variety of band butterflies. From this point, one can enjoy the breathtaking views of Rohini Peak, Swarga Peak and Banderpoonch Massif.
Ram Tal Horticulture Garden
A prominent location in Chakrata, Ram Tal Horticulture Garden encompasses different varieties of flora and fauna. The garden is enriched with an array of climbers, conifers, lichen, ferns and woody trees. One can also spot exquisite variety of avifauna species such as Black Headed Jay, Oriental Turtle Dove and Grey Treepie. Other main attraction of this horticulture garden includes an apple garden and a natural pond.
Located in the hilly region of Chakrata, at an altitude of 2200 meters, Deoban offers mind boggling and eye catching views of the Himalayan ranges. This place is surrounded by dense dark deodar green forests and lush green meadows. One can sport large varieties of bird species found in Deoban forests include Himalayan Woodpeckers, Green Backed Tit and White Collared Birds. This place is also inhabited by large varieties of butterflies as well.