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About Uttarakhand Tourism

Devbhoomi Uttarakhand is the state in India one can easily fall in love with. The surreal landscape that comprises lofty Himalayas, glistening streams, eye-catching meadows, imposing glaciers and surreal lakes, all make Uttarakhand a coveted tourist destination in Indian Himalayas. The state is divided into two regions: Garhwal and Kumaon. Each of these offers plenty of opportunities for tourism, sightseeing, adventure and wildlife. Dotted with sacred Hindu temples and trekking trails, this North Indian state is a travel destination where along with seeking the blessing of the Almighty, one can indulge in adventure and recreational activities.

Plenty of adventure to be had!

For those who seek adventure tourism, Uttarakhand offers some incredible trekking, mountain climbing, and white-water rafting opportunities. Uttarakhand is one of the best trekking destinations in India, with the famous treks in Uttarakhand are Auden’s Col, Kalindi Khal, Nag Tibba, Bedni Bugyal, Valley of Flowers, Chopta Chandrashila and many more.

Skiing enthusiasts also have a lot to look forward to in Uttarakhand, with Auli being one of the top skiing destinations in India. Camping is another popular adventure activity, with the top camping destinations being Jharipani, Dhanaulti, Kanatal and Corbett National Park.

Peak climbing enthusiasts can enjoy scaling the mountain peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas in both the Garhwal & Kumaon region, with the most climbed mountain peaks being Hathi Parbat, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Kedar Dome and Bandarpoonch.

Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Mussoorie and Pithoragarh are the top places where you can enjoy paragliding. Mountain biking in Uttarakhand is enjoyed at destinations like Rishikesh, Chopta and Lansdowne.

Best Time to Visit Uttarakhand

Summer Season in Uttarakhand

Summer Season in Uttarakhand

The summer season between March and June in Uttarakhand is quite pleasant with temperature ranging from 20°C to 30°C.

Monsoon Season in Uttarakhand

Monsoon Season in Uttarakhand

Monsoon begins from June and ends in September in Uttarakhand. The state experiences heavy rainfall during monsoons.

Winter Season in Uttarakhand

Winter Season in Uttarakhand

Winter season in Uttarakhand is from November to February when the weather gets chilly and the temperature drops to sub-zero.

Best Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

nainital, Uttarakhand


Adorned with an eye-shaped lake and rolling green hills, Nainital is a popular destination in Uttarakhand.

Haridwar, Uttarakhand


A spiritual destination dotted with numerous Hindu temples, Haridwar is the gateway of Garhwal Region.

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand


Called the Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand.

Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park

India’s oldest national park, Corbett is known for its tiger population and wildlife safaris.

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand


A quiet and quaint destination, Ranikhet is ideal for nature lovers and family vacations in Uttarakhand.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand


The Yoga Capital of India, Rishikesh and is a world famous yoga and adventure destination.

Almora, Uttarakhand


Known for Kasar Devi Temple and picturesque landscape, Almora is a popular destination in Uttarakhand.

Auli, Uttarakhand


Famed as one of the best skiing destinations in India, Auli is ideal for adventurers.

Chopta, Uttarakhand


Home to the world's highest Shiva temple and a few treks, Chopta is a must-see in Uttarakhand.

Munsiyari, Uttarakhand


Quaint and picturesque, Munsiyari is the base of several treks in Kumaon and is nature lovers’ paradise.

Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand

Rajaji National Park

Take a wildlife safari in Rajaji National Park to spot various wildlife like Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephants, Sloth Bear & large number of bird species.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Uttarakhand

Badrinath Temple, Uttarakhand

Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple is the most popular Lord Vishnu temples in Uttarakhand Himalayas, and is also one of the four Char Dham temples of India.

Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is an important temple of Char Dham Yatra of the Himalayas.

Gangotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Gangotri Temple

Gangotri temple is one of the important pilgrimage sites of Chota 4 Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand.

Yamunotri Temple, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri Temple

The holy abode of Goddess Yamuna, Yamunotri temple is situated near the foot of Kalind Parbat (peak) and on a side of Banderpoonch Parbat.

Lake Naini, Uttarakhand

Lake Naini

Visit Lake Naini in Nainital with your friends and family to enjoy boating and enjoy the outstanding views all around. A boat riding festival is also held here.

Tungnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Tungnath Temple

Tungnath Temple, situated at 3,680 meters, is the highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the Panch Kedars where Lord Shiva’s arm is worshipped.

Malsi Deer Park, Uttarakhand

Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer Park is a tiny zoological park located almost 10 kilometers away from Dehradun. Deer, monkeys, peacocks and Nilgai are found here.

Gun Hill, Uttarakhand

Gun Hill

Gun Hill is one of the highest mountain peaks in Mussoorie at over 2,024 meters and is accessible via a cable car from Mall Road.

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Bhalu Dam

Bhalu Dam, located near the Chaubatia Gardens was built 200 years ago. It offers splendid views of the Himalayan ranges. St. Bridget Church is a must visit tourist attraction.

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the district of Chamoli. There are over 350 species of flowers & fauna like red fox & musk deer.

Auli, Uttarakhand


Visit Auli if you happen to be a skiing enthusiast and want to experience the thrill of racing down the slopes of snow covered mountains.

Hemkund Sahib, Uttarakhand

Hemkund Sahib

It is one of the highest Sikh gurudwara in India and is situated in the district of Chamoli. It can only be visited between June and October via a trek.

Tippin Top, Uttarakhand

Tippin Top

Tippin Top is a hill point located almost 2.1 kilometers from Lansdowne which is also called Hill Top Picnic Spot. Enjoy a picnic, tranquillity & extraordinary views.

Bhulla Tal, Uttarakhand

Bhulla Tal

Bhulla Tal is an extremely beautiful lake located in Lansdowne which you should visit with your family & friends. Enjoy boating and enjoy the solitude.

Top Things to Do in Uttarakhand

Trekking & Hiking, Uttarakhand

Trekking & Hiking

Embark on adventurous journeys on a plethora of enthralling treks in Uttarakhand.

River Rafting, Uttarakhand

River Rafting Adventure

Enjoy the playful side of Ganges and Tons with river rafting adventure on them in Uttarakhand.

Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari

Explore the rich flora & fauna of Uttarakhand and go on enthralling wildlife and tiger safaris.

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga & Meditation

Practise yoga and meditate in the lap of the Himalayas and amidst absolute tranquility and peace.

Spiritual Tour

Spiritual Tour

Replete with innumerable temples and sacred places, Uttarakhand makes for an ideal spiritual tour destination.


Skiing Adventure

Enjoy the adventure of skiing on the finest slopes of Auli in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping

Jump from the dizzying height of 33 m in Rishikesh and feel that much-needed adrenaline rush.

Angling & Fishing, Uttarakhand

Angling & Fishing

Enjoy the opportunity of angling & fishing for golden mahaseer and catfish in the rivers & lakes of Uttarakhand.

How to Reach Uttarakhand?

By Train

By Train

Uttarakhand’s main railway stations like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun, Haldwani, and Kathgodam connect it to the rest of India.

By Air

By Air

Dehradun and Pantnagar airports in Uttarakhand connect the state to major cities of India.

By Road

By Road

NH 7, NH 109, and NH 707 connect Uttarakhand to the major cities of India.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is the best time to visit Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand can be visited year round, however, since it is a Himalayan state, it is visited largely in the summer season i.e April to June. The winter season between October and March is ideal to visit for those who want to see snowfall. In the monsoon season (July to September), treks like Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib open. In the rainy season, the Chota Chardham Yatra (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri).

Q. Is it safe to travel to Uttarakhand in the monsoon season?

Yes, it is quite safe to travel to Uttarakhand in the monsoon season. However, it is recommended to check the weather forecast before planning a trip.

Q. When does it snow in Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand receives snow between October and March.

Q. What is the best way to reach Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand can be reached by best by all three means of transport - air, rail, and road. Dehradun and Pantnagar in Uttarakhand have airports connecting them to other parts of India. Rishikesh, Haldwani, Haridwar, and Dehradun have the railway stations in Uttarakhand connecting to all the major cities and towns in the country. National Highways 7, 707, and 109 connect Uttarakhand to many places in India.

Q. At what time one can take Chota Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand?

The Chota Chardham Yatra usually begins from the end of April and ends in the month of October/November.

Q. Are permits required to do treks in Uttarakhand?

Yes, some treks require permits/permission from SDM Office, Forest Department, LIU Office etc.

Why Choose TMI for Uttarakhand?

  • Experienced


    An experienced Uttarakhand tour operator, with a team of an experienced travel enthusiast ensure to give our clients well - designed Uttarakhand tour packages

  • Certified


    We are certified by major tour and travel associations in India and world like IATA, IATO, TAAI, IMF & MOT (Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India).

  • Happy Customers

    Happy Customers

    TMI has received numerous accolades from its happy customers for its excellent services and best Uttarakhand holidays.

  • Local Offices

    Local Offices

    We have local office in Uttarakhand for our customers to find assistance anytime and anywhere.

Uttarakhand Essential Information

Where to Stay in Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand with its impressive Himalayan mountains and stunning landscape is quite a popular tourist destination in India. As far as where to stay in Uttarakhand is concerned, there is a wide range of accommodations available at every tourist destination. The Himalayan state has a warm hospitality to offer.

From budget to luxury to heritage hotels to camps and homestay, Uttarakhand leaves one spoilt for choice when it comes to staying options.

Tour My India has association with the top most hotels and resorts of Uttarakhand and offers best deals & discounts on every hotel booking made with us. Best prices and excellent services are always a guarantee with us!

Top Activities & Things to Do in Uttarakhand for Tourists

Uttarakhand as a tourist destination has so much to offer to its visitors. There are a plethora of activities for its visitors to choose from. The Himalayan state offers great opportunities for trekking for beginners and experienced alike. It gives the chance to enjoy the finest skiing adventure in Auli, river rafting and bungee jumping in Rishikesh, and wildlife safari in many national parks including Corbett and Rajaji.

Uttarakhand also offers the best pilgrimage, mountain biking, and water sports like kayaking and jet skiing experiences. Boating and angling & fishing are activities that are also enjoyed in the state.

Travel Tips for Uttarakhand

  • Always carry an ID proof with you at all times, you never know when you might need it.
  • Choose the right time to visit Uttarakhand. The time between October and June is the best.
  • The accommodation options in Uttarakhand are many. In remote destinations, homestay options and camping are also available.
  • In monsoons, the rains can be heavy, therefore, it is advised to check the weather forecast before travelling.
  • Before planning a trip to Uttarakhand, read about the state’s policy about birds and animals, entering sacred places, eco-tourism, and interacting with tribals.
  • There are many high altitude destinations in Uttarakhand where breathing problems and altitude sickness are common. Make sure to take the necessary medicines when travelling.
  • If you are going trekking or peak climbing, make sure you carry a comfortable pair of shoes that have great friction.
  • Don’t forget to carry the emergency or first-aid kit with medication and other essentials.
  • The best time to enjoy peak climbing is during the summer season between March and June, post-monsoon and winter season between October and February.