A scenic visit to these offbeat places in Uttarakhand

Let’s go beyond the topmost tourist attractions and visit these offbeat places in Uttarakhand for a quiet and pleasant vacation!

You think of a cold holiday place to relax, and there are good chances that Uttarakhand will pop up in your mind! From the beautiful Dehradun to Mussorie, there is hardly a thing to miss in the state. But do you know there is much more here than popular places like these? Have a look at these offbeat places in Uttarakhand, and you will see the authentic beauty of it!

1. Peora


Popular for the Kumaon Himalayan ranges amidst forests and fruit orchards, Peora is a beauty that you should not miss! It is located between the beautiful Almora and Nainital and is perched at an elevation of 6600 feet. So, imagine enjoying such beauty from this good height!

Where: Peora, Uttarakhand

2. Munsiyari


It would not be wrong if we say that Munsiyari is a scenic hill retreat! The place is surrounded by giant mountains with a white facade and is a popular spot for adventure seekers as it is a base camp for Milam, Khaliya Top, Kalika Pass, Chhiplakot, etc.

Where: Munsiyari, Pithoragarh

3. Kausani


Kausani is one of the best places to enjoy the beauty of snow-capped mountains from where one can see the peaks like Nanda Devi and Panchachuli! While the summer here is pleasant, winter is known for the snowfall that appears more than adorable here!

Where: Kausani, Bageshwar

4. Chakrata


Overlooking Yamuna valley, Chakrata is an epitome of beauty to behold. Another best part about this place is that one can go trekking, rafting, skiing, and cave tours here! This picturesque place also offers the scenic beauty of a few waterfalls! So, don’t forget to miss a visit here!

Where: Chakrata, Dehradun

5. Khati


Situated on the banks of the Pindara river, this untouched village is surrounded by thick forests of oak and rhododendron. Moreover, the most amazing fact is that it is the last inhabited land before Pindari Glacier, after which you can see the glacier in your front!

Where: Khati, Kapkot

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6. Mana village


Located on the banks of the Saraswati river, Mana village lies within mountain streams, forests, and beautiful waterfalls. It is also popular because of a mythological belief that the great epic Mahabharata was written here by Vasudev!

Where: Mana, Chamoli 

7. Dharchula


For all trekking lovers, Dharchula is an ideal trekking spot between the route of Kailash and Manas Sarovar! River Kali lies here, and the snow-capped mountains are enough to allure you. One of the most amazing parts is that the view of Panchachuli peak is much clear from this place!

Where: Dharchula, Pithoragarh

8. Gwaldam


Apart from the views from Trisul peak, a Buddhist monastery, Gwaldam is a suitable place to walk amidst nature. The place is surrounded by lush greenery and tea gardens, where you can also come across many colourful birds while strolling down!

Where: Gwaldam, Chamoli

9. Sitlakhet


Imagine living in a small place that is encircled by lush pine trees! That’s the vibe of Sitlakhet! Since there are very few houses here, you might want to put up your tent and enjoy the night under the stars! So, if you want an escape from crowded city life, plan a trip here!

Where: Sitlakhet, Almora

10. Mori


Mori is a place for you if you find peace and life within the lap of nature! If you enjoy birdwatching, then this place is a must! Located on the banks of the Tons river, Mori also offers enchanting views of mountains. A few people also like to visit the Duryodhan temple here. What we certainly know is that the place will provide a pleasant stay on your vacation!

Where: Uttarkashi

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