50 things to do in Uttarakhand
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You ever visit a place and wondered what should I do here? Well, for all you travel junkie, Uttarakhand never lets you think long about what to do. The state houses the Himalayas and numerous numbers of temples, hills, lakes, rivers, dams, museums, historical sites, church, diverse flora and fauna that provides you with a long list of things that you could do while cherishing the beauty of the state of Uttarakhand.
50 Things to do In Uttrakhand
Do paragliding in Mussorie
Mussorie is a land harboring the true beauty of mother nature. The place is blessed with all the bewitching spots that you can visit and do many activities that will add up to your adventure. One such fun adventure you can indulge yourself to enjoy the view from the top is paragliding.
Have fun Bungee Jumping, Rishikesh
Providing another fun adventurous thing to do is Mohan Chatti, located in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is home to temples also has extraordinary beauty and you can do Bungee Jumping at one of the famous spots here.
Marvel at the beauty of scintillating waterfalls at Kempty Waterfall
This waterfall is located at Dehradun-Mussorie highway and is wrapped by mountains. This beautiful waterfall falling from the height of 40m provides you with a spot to cherish the beauty of a waterfall or bath at the reservoir made by the falls.
Jeef Safari at Jim Corbett National Park
The oldest National Park of India located in Uttrakhand offers you Jeep Safari to explore the flora and fauna of this wildlife sanctuary. You can do safari here led by professional staff and see Bengal Tigers, Leopards, deer species, Himalayan Black bears, Sloth bears, Elephants, and many more.
Take a cable car ride to Gun Hill Point Mussorie
Gun hill is the second highest peak of Mussorie surrounded by immense beauty. You can take the cable car from The Mall and reach the altitude of 2024m through cable car while enjoying the scenic view of the surrounding mountains and greens.
Involve in spiritual activities at Paramarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh
ParamarthNiketan Ashram has been a getaway for many tourists, international and national for many years. The place provides a peaceful time and you can indulge yourself in yoga practices and stay here for someday to learn stress management through Indian ways.
Enjoy Yacht facility at Naini Lake, Nainital
The NainitalYatch Club offers with yacht facility at the very famous Nainital Lake. The crescent-shaped lake offers you the amazing views of the mountain peaks and the Boat Club of this lake has this Yacht Facility that adds to your fun.
Enjoy picnic at Tiffin Top, Nainital
This spot is very ideal for a picnic with your family. The place is located at Aryapatta Hill at Nainital. To watch the mountains and clouds from the hilltop, this is a perfect getaway for you. It is also known as Dorothy Seat was dedicated to English Artist, Dorothy Kellet. People come here to enjoy their tiffin here that’s why the name Tiffin top.
Watch the snow covered mountains at Snow View Point, Nainital
What’s better than watching the scintillating snow in the mountains? This spot offers you the most memorable experience of watching the snow and living it. The point has binoculars installed where people can zoom in to the snow wrapped mountain peaks. There are other fun activities around to enjoy. You can enjoy a cup of tea and coffee while having a peaceful time at Snow View Point.
Do Power Paragliding at Rishikesh
Well, Rishikesh is filled with fun activities to do. This power paragliding lets you glide in the fresh air with the help of a motor run parachute. It is available at Rajas Airfield, MazariGrante, Rishikesh. You can swing in the air and watch far beyond the Himalayas.
Have Fun River Rafting, Rishikesh
Rishikesh provides you with many water-related activities, one such activity that you will love being indulged in is River Rafting. The professional staff will accompany you during your rafting and will guide you with the safety measures and how you can enjoy this ride to the fullest. Some of the places that offer River Rafting experience are: Ganga Valley Adventures, Red Chilli Adventures, Ravers Expedition, and many more
Have surreal experience at camping, Kaudiyala
This spot is very famous among the people who love to tour. It is in Rishikesh. Along with camping, this place offers you with white water rafting experience. You can calm yourself, chill with your friends here and enjoy fun activities in between the mountains.
Jump from heights into the river, Rishikesh
Ever wondered how it would feel like jumping from a considerable height into the cool river waters like they do in the movies? You can have the same experience here at Rishikesh. The adventure clubs here provide you with the ultimate facility of jumping from a small cliff into the waters.
Trek to Kuari Pass
This very famous trek route is a must-to-do thing in Rishikesh. Trek through the snowy area while taking the mesmerizing beauty of the terrain, mountain ranges, hill area. The trek route is from Tali Top to Kuari Pass provides you with an enthralling experience. If you love mountains, be sure you visit this place and indulge yourself in the exciting trek journey to Kuari Pass.
Do Boating in Nainital Lake
Nainital Lake is also known as Naini Lake and is the heart of Nainital. Surrounded by seven different mountain peaks and some hills, this is the most famous tourist destination calling huge numbers of tourists. The crescent-shaped or kidney-shaped lake has a boating facility available at the Boat Club Nearby. You can take boats to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake and peaks or enjoy the sunset while boating in this lake.
Have fun ropeway ride at Nainital
This fun ropeway ride connects Mallital to the Snow viewpoint and is the fastest ropeway ride from one point to another point. Mallital is the north part of the Nainital Lake. Take this ride to enjoy the aerial view of the lake and the mountain ranges covered in snow. Visit during the months of June and September to have the proper experience of this ride.
Trek at NagTibba peak
The Nagtibba peak also known as Serpent’s peak is located near Mussorie and provides a rich experience of trekking at snow-covered mountains. The peak provides a climb of about 10,000ft. The home of Nag Devta, Nag Tibba peak is one of the best trekking destinations.
Stay at hill point resort
Mussorie never fails to give you mesmerizing experience. When in Mussorie you can stay at the hilltop resort which is located on the Dehradun-Mussoorie Highway. The calm and serene place is perfect to rest your mind, body, and soul in between the positive environment of the mountains, hills, forests, and river stream. Chill with pets, eat delicious cuisines, and walk around the area to gather every memorable experience you can have.
Take a trip to haunted mines
Are you daring enough to walk into the haunted mines? Then LambiDehar Mines at Mussorie is a place for you. The walking tour of haunted mines will leave you wondering by the horror stories. The story tour guides you through the stories that happened in these mines like the story of mysterious deaths of miners, lovers who sacrificed their lives for each other, and haunted houses. The guide will help you through your tour to this one hell of a trip.
Indulge yourself in Rock Climbing and Rappelling
Rock Climbing and Rappelling are the main attractions for the tourists here. It is one of the must things-to-do here in Mussorie. This adrenaline rush filled activity is sure to fill you with all the craze and excitement while climbing up the rocks or rappelling down. The experts will be there to help you through your fun activity. You will be harnessed with a tight rope as your safety measure.
Visit Badrinath Temple, Badrinath
Badrinath temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Vishnu. The temple sees a lot of tourists coming here to pay their offerings to God. The temple is open for the public during the months of April and October.
The temple is located between Nar and Narayan mountains. You can visit the temple here to witness the holy environment of the town and the beauty it provides to the eyes.
Witness the enchanting Ganga Arti, Haridwar
Ganga Arti is a religious prayer that holds a significant place among Hindus. The Arti takes place at Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar.
Lots of devotees and tourists flock here to witness the aura during the grand prayer. It is held on the banks of the Ganga River. You can take part in singing praises with other devotees, light diyaa, and float it into the river, watch the priest do the prayer with lamps.
Take skiing experience at Auli, Auli
Auli is one such fascinating place covered in the beautiful white snow. If you are in this hilltown you are sure to experience lots of adventure activities. Auli is covered with evergreen oak forests and conifers. Visit here from November to February to take part in skiing.
Take a ropeway ride at Auli
Another major attraction in Auli is the cable car ride. It is known as a Gondola in local areas. After Gulmarg, Auli cable ride is considered the 2nd highest and the longest cablecar ride in Asia. The ride connects Joshimath and Auli covering the distance of 4km. The height of 3010m and the 24 minutes traveling time gives you the fantastic experience you will always crave for.
Have another trek experience at KwaniBugyal, Auli
The best experience at KwaniBugyal is during the months of June to September. You can visit here and indulge yourself in trekking in the snow-covered mountains. This destination provides you with the serene view of Dunagiri Nanda Devi mountain ranges. You can do camping and trekking here and can hire a guide, porters, kitchens, and other camping equipment. You won’t regret taking this trekking journey.
Trek at Bali Pass of Dehradun
Bali pass is a less explored place is something you definitely want to go because of the experience it offers. It is located at an elevation of around 4,800 meters. Bali pass located at the Ghrawal region provides you the bewitching view of the trio of BanderPoonch 6,316m, Swargarohini group of peaks at 6,252m, and Kalanag at 6,387m. You can also enjoy watching the wide variety of orchards, birds, and animals while passing through this trail at Govind National Park.
Boating at Tehri Lake, Dhanaulti
The lake is a reservoir of Tehri Dam built-in Baghirathi River. The Dam is also the major tourist attraction and holds a significant value. The lake is laced with magnificent beauty and serves as a great tourist spot in Tehri. You can enjoy boat rides, banana boat ride, do paragliding, and jet skiing at Tehri Lake.
Wander around the colorful carpet of flowers at Valley of Flowers National Park
The valley of National park is a gem of Uttrakhand. This place happens to have tourists flock here in large numbers. The park is surrounded by mountain peaks and is considered as World Heritage site. It was discovered in 1931. The beauty of the park is something you don’t want to miss. Different species of flowers can be found in this area.
Witness thousands of bells in ChitaiGoluDevta Temple, Kumaon
Kumaon people have their own deity Lord Golu. It is believed that Lord Golu still appears to people and grant them their wishes. People from across the world come here either to make a wish and tie a bell at temple premises or to witness a thousand bells. Encircled by mountain peaks and hills of the Kumaon Region, this place gives you a wonderful experience.
Offer Prayers at Kedarnath Temple, Kedarnath
If you are visiting between the times of April and November you should not miss visiting this temple. Kedarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the 12 Lingas across the country. This place holds religious importance and is visited by thousands of tourists. The beauty of the temple encircled by mountain ranges and rivers makes you want to visit here and pay offerings at the temple.
Play Golf at Raj Bhawan, Nainital
This summer escape home of Britishers during the pre-independence era is now the home of the governor. The place has a beautiful Scottish architectural design and serves as a beauty. The place is spread over a large area with a golf course spread over an area of 45 acres of land. You can roam around in the garden area of Raj Bhawan or eat in the restaurant located inside the premises. The most attractive thing to do is play a game or two of Golf here with a considerable amount of fee.
Witness the confluence of three rivers, Devprayag
Devprayag is famous for the confluence of rivers surrounded by the mountains and the hills. Two rivers River Alaknanda and River Bhagirathi joins here to form Ganga. Another river, River Saraswati is also said to join these waters underground. The confluence is visible to the naked eyes. The different pure colors of waters can be seen from far away. The rivers hold a sacred value among Hindus. The mountain ranges in the area uplift the beauty of the confluence.
Taste different flavoured tea at Kausani Tea Estate
If you are a tea lover, this place will act like a heaven for you. The tea garden spread over a large area and the smell of teas will make you run towards this land. The place offers a guide, who guides you through various tea leaves. You can also buy the flavored tea from here and the best part is you can taste the mouthwatering tea flavors.
Enjoy picnic at Bhaludham, Ranikhet
Ranikhet is another place providing green scenery to the eyes of the tourists. The place offers a peaceful environment and calms to the tourists. You can definitely visit Bhaludham for a nice and quiet time with your friends and family in between the green garden and trees.
While visiting here you can also step into the St. Mary’s Church located nearby to complete your one day trip.
Visit where ‘The Beatles’ visited, Rishikesh
Beatles Ashram is the famous tourist spot in Uttrakhand. It was earlier an ashram where meditation practice used to held at the premises. It attracted lots of international visitors among which the famous International band ‘The Beatles’ visited too. The insides of the stone caves provide you with architectural mystery. The walls of the caves are painted with Beatles band members pictures and the outside of the ashram is encircled by hilly areas and greenery.
Watch the ancient temples at Dwaraghat, Ranikhet
If you are visiting Ranikhet, visit this ancient town full of beautiful temples perched at the height of 2000m in the Kumaon mountain region. This place has religious importance. It homes many temples of Hindu Deities. Around 55 ancient temples were built by the Katyuri Kings in the medieval ages.
Visit this town to witness the beauty of thara ancient temples.
Night camping, Lansdowne
Lansdowne, a haven for trekkers offers varieties of fun things to do. Among which camping under the blanket of stars is the must thing to do in the whole of Uttarakhand. You get to stay in a camp under the beautiful stars, between the magnificent valley, and among the charismatic vibes. You can indulge yourself in bonfires and have delicious food and dance and sing around it. Spend your late-night stargazing.
Do Rafting in Ruini, Dehradun
Providing you with the most thrilling and gutsy experience of your life, Ruini is one of the most adventurous places to visit. The river rafting at the wildest river Ton is something not everyone dares to do but whosoever does that remembers the experienced lifetime.
It begins from Lunagad and goes on till Tiuni. Rafting at this place among the wilderness of Ton Valley and in the wild river of Tons is something first timers usually avoid.
Boating at Naukuchiatal, Nainital
Naukuchiatal is a small quaint lake village and is a nice destination for those who want to have calm and peace among the beautiful environment. The lake has nine corners and hence the name Naukuchiatal. You can do boating in the beautiful waters of the lake.
*Trivia: According to legends, it is believed that if a person views all the 9 corners of the lake at once with both feet on the earth, he will turn into smoke and achieve nirvana*.
Go for Air Safari, Dehradun
Dehradun never disappoints you in providing exciting fun experiences. One such activity is air safari. You can fly in the air through a parachute attached to a motor fan. The best flying instructor accompanies you on your ride in the air at a height of 4000 feet. Traveling with the speed of 40-60 km per hour you get to see the mountain ranges from the top, the rivers, the surroundings and dwell in the beauty of it for a little while. The location of this adventure sport is Rajas Airfield, MazariGrante, Doiwala
Visit Fun Valley Water Park, Dehradun
Fun valley Water Park is located near Dehradun city and offers you the best exciting sports activities. The Fun Valley Waterpark offers 21 of these rides. The water of this fun park is clear and safe on the skin. You can get a swimsuit on rent here and get a locker for the time you are here. Some of the fun activities in Water Park are Lazy River, Water Disco, Waves Pool, Dome Skied, Kiddies Pool, and multiple numbers of water slides.
Go for Reverse Bunjee Jumping, Rishikesh
Ever wanted to know what it would be like to be thrown into the air of these mountains? Well! You can experience this in Shivpuri, Rishikesh. The place provides you with the most thrilling experience of reverse bungee jumping. In this, you will be thrown into the air at the height of 180ft within the timespan of 3sec and you will come back rotating clockwise and anti-clockwise among the mountains and greenery. The opposite of Bunjee Jumping is something you should try.
Do kayaking in Rishikesh
Another water activity you can do in Rishikesh is going for Kayaking in the river water of Rishikesh. This 10km kayaking in the rivers of Ganga will surely be a refreshing visit for the tourists. This water-related activity is good for beginners too unlike white water rafting.
Climb your way up to the Wall, Jim Corbett National Park
This activity can be done in a place called Bhikuli located near Jim Connetterti National Park. You will be protected with a harness attached to your body for your safety. Local professionals will help you in your wall climbing experience around the scenic beauty of the Himalayan range.
Go for water trekking, Rishikesh
NeerGaddu waterfall is a treat for the tourists located in the city of Rishikesh. One of the most picturesque places that help you relieve your stress and marvel into the beauty of the cascading waters and a shallow pool. The perfect time to visit this waterfall trek is the post-monsoon season.
Go for Mountain Biking, Rishikesh
Mountain biking at Rishikesh is the must thing to do. Proving you with the enthralling experience mountain biking is something a travel nerd should definitely go for. Supported by the hilly mountains and beautiful waters, the terrain for biking makes your ride refreshing.
Go for Fox Ride, Rishikesh
Yet another exciting adventure provided by Rishikesh city is Fox Ride. In this ride, you are attached to a rope and sent sliding on the cable over to the next point. What makes this tide thrilling is that you will be attached to a rope, flying over to the River Ganges surrounded by Himalayan peaks.
Be a part of Maha Arti at Triveni Ghat
TriveniGhat also holds important value among Hindus. The place is known to be a cremation ground of Lord Krishna. People from across the country come here to visit this holy place. If you are in this area be sure to visit in the evening to experience the Maha Arti on the banks of River Ganga.
Walk your way to another town from Laxmana Jhula
LaxamnaJhula is one of the famous site for tourists. It is a suspended bridge over River Ganga. This bridge connects two villages. This iron bridge is 450ft long and was earlier accessible to motorbikes but now only pedestrians are allowed over this bridge. LaxmanJhula provides you with astonishing views of mountains peaks, hills, and the scintillating waters of River Ganga.
Enjoy Giant Swing, Rishikesh
This giant swing at Mohan Chhati is another fun thing to do in Rishikesh. You can hop on the Bungee and you will be swung like a pendulum. Jump to enjoy the beautiful surrounding and thrilling experience. Collect your Dare to Jump certificate afterward to keep the memory with you.