With mesmerizing trekking trails, adventure destinations and heritage, Uttarakhand seems to find a spot in the hearts of travelers across the world. You could be traveling on a shoestring budget or want to splurge; this hill state of India will have its arms open wide for you. But, when it comes to places to visit in Uttarakhand, you may get your minds boggled with the choices, so here’s a list that acts as a savior; featuring the best destinations for all ages.

1. Nainital:


One of the most famous hill stations in India, Nainital caters to tourists of all ages. The destination is primarily a summer weekend getaway from Delhi, and you can find numerous accommodation options as per your budget. Spend the evening riding boat on the Naini Lake, shop in the bustling local market, and savor local cuisine for a delightful getaway. Whether you’re visiting in summer season or winter, every season has its own charm! However, if you want to avoid tourist crowd, visit Nainital winter, when the landscape is covered in snow.

2. Jim Corbett:

jim corbett national park

Surely in the Wishlist of every wildlife-enthusiast, Jim Corbett is home to Royal Bengal Tigers, along with other rare and endangered species of flora, fauna and avifauna. There are more than 600 species of birds in this paradise. So, your bird watching experience is going to be something you’d look back to! Most of Jim Corbett tour packages feature two safaris, one in the morning and one in the evening, increasing your chances of spotting tigers and also allowing you to behold other wildlife creatures.

Thanks to lodges and resorts in Jim Corbett, this is a comfortable getaway, especially if you want a weekend break from cities like Delhi and Chandigarh.

3. Rishikesh:


India’s adventure capital, Rishikesh has gained youngsters’ interest lately. Not just domestic travelers, but even foreign tourists are finding this place as a must-visit haven. Right here there are number of adventure activities you can try out, such as ziplining, bungee jumping, river rafting and rock climbing (Some Rishikesh tour packages include the cost of such activities). If you’re someone who’ll rather relax, you have choices of budget cafes overlooking the enchanting views of the Ganges.

For those with spiritual inclination, Rishikesh is home to ancient temples with massive religious significance.

4. Auli:


A famous skiing destination of Uttarakhand, Auli is a perfect winter escape. Even if you’re visiting in summer, you’ll be bewitched. But of course, if you want to try skiing, winter is ideal. Whether you’re traveling with family, solo or with someone special, Auli will never disappoint you. Talking of accommodation options, you wouldn’t have many choices, and there are more guest houses and home stays than hotels; though you can choose to stay in nearby areas such as Joshimath.

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Rahul is a travel blogger from Madhya Pradesh who is currently based in Delhi. He loves exploring remote corners of the world where he meets local people, tastes the local cuisine and learns about different ways of life. He strongly believes in the power of traveling to break down barriers and make people more tolerant of one another. Rahul lives for human moments, as it is through the various interactions with local people that he finds his happiness.