Offbeat Places in Uttarakhand to Explore
Looking for a tranquil yet highly productive workation away from your daily setting? Picturing bliss, mountains, fresh air, and uplifting greenery? Then Uttarakhand is a state that you MUST visit for refreshing both your mind and body. It is a fantastic place to enjoy the wonders of nature while getting some work done at the same time. Here are some of the most interesting places in Uttarakhand worth exploring –
Dehradun – With the scorching heat beating down on the plains, escape to picturesque Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, which lies in the pristine Doon Valley. Enjoy day-long sightseeing and exploring marvels like the Forest Research Institute, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun Zoo, Mindrolling Monastery and Tapovan forests. If you are a nature lover, a riverside picnic in Maldevta is a must. Make sure you are dressed like a pro for those upcoming Instagram pictures!
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Mussoorie - A charming hill station in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is about enjoying the wonders and mysteries of life to the hilt. If you are planning to visit during the winter season – anytime between October and March, do not forget to carry woolen scarves and caps. Explore the best sights including Lal Tibba and Gun Hill, the highest and second highest peaks in the region respectively, and other attractions like Camel’s Back Road, Lake Mist, Kempty Falls, Bhatta Falls and Mussoorie Lake. Take an evening stroll at the Mall Road for shopping and refreshments.
Peora – Peora is a picture-postcard town in the Kumaon Valley, surrounded by the serene Shivalik range and dense pine forests. One of the lesser explored regions of Uttarakhand, it is an ideal place for enjoying your workation in a tranquil setting. Carry a classy sling bag to keep your hands free while discovering the fascinating birds, wildlife and vegetation all around. A trek to Almora is highly recommended!
Dhanaulti – Away from the hustle and bustle of the city and with minimal human disturbance, Dhanaulti resembles something straight out of a dream with its location amidst the Garhwal Himalayan range and its peaceful environment. Summers in Dhanaulti are like winters of any metropolitian cities like Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore. So, if you find December cold in your city, then you definitely got to layer up in woolen scarves and caps when visiting this hill town even during summers. Savor life’s simple pleasures in this hamlet while checking out the Dhara and Amber eco parks, indulging in adventure sports, and visiting the famous Surkanda Devi Temple.
Rishikesh – Rishikesh, with its medley of cute cafes, adventure sports, white water rafting, ancient temples and of course The Beatles Ashram, is also known as the “Yoga Capital of the World”. The gateway of the Char Dham Yatra, Rishikesh houses numerous Ayurvedic wellness centers and ashrams for true inner healing. Do attend the mesmerizing and jaw-dropping Aarti performed on the banks of the holy river Ganges at Parmath Niketan Ashram and Triveni Ghat every evening.
Must Carry Summer Outfits – If you are visiting the place in the summer months of April – June, then do carry linen wear – shorts, shirts and pants with you. The natural fabric is breathable and soft, thus providing complete comfort whether you head out for a casual stroll, go on an adventure trip or decide to attend a yoga session. Your body will feel cool no matter how hot and humid it might get during the day!
Whenever you are looking for a short workation, choose from the many wonders that Uttarakhand has to offer. Pick from these popular or offbeat places and witness beautiful Uttarakhand in its entire splendor, which also offers a relaxed and enlivening ambiance that is hard to match!
Stay comfortable and stylish even while on your vacation or workation. Here’s to a great one ahead!