Vroom Vroom Hurry-Top Must Visit Hill Stations in Uttarakhand This Season

Hill stations in Uttarakhand have always been the centre of attraction for people. With a score of 3.9 crores, travellers in 2019 to 78.4 lakh in 2020 COVID-19 surely affected the travel industry. These are the records from Uttarakhand and we can expect about other places too after going through this.

Despite everything, tourism is a great asset for any country or a particular state. 

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

– St. Augustine

Well, that sounds so boring. Come on just read the entire book there is a lot to come ahead. That is worth it. Let your same eye watch different places and let you live those wonderful lives and be a part of those stories. Every time you explore new places you carry new memories and things with you. 

Here’s What Really Matters in Hill Stations In Uttarakhand

When you listen to the term Uttarakhand. What image comes to your mind. Is that a place with so many trees and mountains or is it a place with pretty weather and rivers? Well, there is a lot more than that about this place. This place brings out the best within you. On long vacations, this can be your home. A home with beautiful sights, A home with beautiful lives.

Hill Stations are one of the best parts of Uttarakhand. Almost every destination gives you the best stations to encounter. The beauty is for real so are the vibes. So the next vacation if you are planning to go somewhere near pure solace or filled with nature. Grab your seat belts and let’s dive into the most amazing places you can ever visit. 

Here we will go through the list of the best hill stations in Uttarakhand you can be at. 

1. Auli 

Auli is an ideal tourist destination and among the best ski resort in India. Situated at a stunning height of 2505 meters it offers a magnificent view of the crescent Himalayas.

Places to visit in Auli-

Auli Ropeway, Gurson Bugyal (Gorso Bugyal), Auli Artificial Lake, Chattrakund and Auli Chair Lift. 

So if you ever visit Auli don’t miss out on these places. 

Events to enjoy-

Resting on prairies, travelling, nature investigation, gondola ride, seeing snow-shrouded mountains. 

Best time to visit-


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2. Mussoorie 

Queen of the Hills Mussoorie is the most famous hill station in the country. On visiting Mussoorie don’t miss out on the following adventures – Trekking, Angling, Zip Lining etc.


Places to visit in Mussoorie-

Mussoorie Lake, Kempty Fall, Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum, Christ Church, Bhatta Falls, Mossy Falls, Dhanaulti, Soham Heritage & Art Centre, George Everest’s House, Adventure Park, Gun Hill, Lal Tibba, Camel’s Back Road, Jabarkhet Nature Reserve, Devalsari, The Mall, Jharipani Fall, Clouds End, Jwala Devi Temple, Company Garden, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Lake Mist. 

Events to enjoy-

Boating, trekking, rock climbing, wilderness viewing, admiring naturalistic sights, romping at waterfalls. 

Best time to visit-

April-June and October-November

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3. Dhanaulti

This beautiful town is wrapped by the smooth rhododendrons, deodar, and tall oak woodlands. 

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Places to visit in Dhanaulti-

Eco Park, Kanatal, Aaloo Khet, Surkanda Devi temple, Kaudia. 

Events to enjoy-

Sky Walk, Sky Bridging, Valley Crossing, Zip Swing, Zip Line, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Rappelling. 

The best times to visit-

April, May and June

4. Chopta 

The snow-covered mountains, lavish green knolls, pleasant lakes, murmuring cascades, and peaceful valleys are the ideal summer exits. 

Places to visit in Chopta-

Omkar Ratneshwar Mahadev, Tungnath, Chandrashila, Baniyakund, Sari Village, Ukhimath, Dugalbitta, Bisurital, Kalimath, Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary, Deoria Tal, Bisuri Tal. 

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Events to enjoy-

The Tungnath Trek, The Chandrashila trek, trekking, camping, bird watching,

Best times to visit-

May- June

5. Munsyari

The breathe taking views, picturesque beauty and trekking excursions are the main events of this place. The treks are much more modest and easier.

Places to visit in Munsyari-

Birthi Water Falls, Panchchuli peaks, Khaliya Top, Darkot, Madkot, Betulidhar, Maheshwari Kund, Nanda Devi temple, Kalamuni Temple, Tamri Kund. 

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Events to enjoy-

Site seeing and trekking. 

The best times to visit

March-June, September-October. 

6. Nainital 

If it is all about the vibe, Nainital is where you want to be. If your love for mountains is true, then you must run to Nainital. You can attempt wonderful things in Nainital, for example, Boating in Naini lake, moving to Tiffin Top, Watching the exquisite nightfall sees from Hanuman Garhi, Shopping in Tibetan Market, attempting the undertakings from Nainital Ropeway and many other things. 

Places to visit in Nainital-

Naini Lake, Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, Snow View, Eco Cave Garden, Bara Patthar, Thandi Sadak, Bara Bazaar, Raj Bhavan, Naina Devi Temple, Pashan Devi Temple, Hanuman Garhi, Observatory, GB Pant High Altitude Zoo, Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple, Sayad Baba Ki Mazar, Folk Culture Museum, Sariyatal, Khurpatal, Sukha Tal. 

Events to enjoy-

Sailing, strolling, shopping, photography, rock climbing, rappelling, travelling, ropeway ride.

Best time to visit-


7. Chakrata

It includes some ravishing waterfalls and offers probably the most pleasant and stunningly lovely views. The elevation of Chakrata is 7000-7250 ft above sea level. It is an army cantonment hill station in India. The distance from Dehradun is 87 km via Vikasnagar.

Places to visit in Chakrata-

Kanasar, Tiger Falls, Moigad Fall, Lakhamandal, Kalsi, Chirmiri Neck, Deoban, Ram Tal Horticulture Garden, Budher Caves, Kimona Fall, Mahasu Devta Temple (Hanol), Thana Danda Peak, Chinta Haran Mahadev, Mundali. 

Events to enjoy-

View sunset at Chilmiri Neck, Rock climbing, Bird watching, Budher cave exploring, Rappelling falls, Horse riding, Cycling, and Camping. 

Best time to visit-

 April and June, September to November.

8. Ranikhet

Military Hospital, Kumaon Regiment (KRC) and Naga Regiment are the main assets of Ranikhet. It is at an elevation of 1,869 meters (6,132 ft) above ocean level and inside sight of the western pinnacles of the Himalayas.

From Ranikhet, you can have a magnificent view of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Kamet, Hathi Parvat and Panchchuli tops. 

Places to visit in Ranikhet-

Chaubatia Gardens, Upat Golf Course, Haidakhan Temple, Jhula Devi Temple, Bhalu Dam, Majkhali, Tarikhet, Mankameshwar Temple, Dwarahat, Dunagiri temple, Ram Mandir, Ashiyana Park, Upat Kalika Temple. 

Events to enjoy-

Picnic, Stroll Down the Chaubatia Orchards, Walk at the Giant Golf Course, Watch the sunset, Games and Boating at Rani Jheel. 

Best time to visit

All Season

9. Bhimtal ( Near to Nainital)- 

It is situated nearby Nainital and has comparatively large lakes. Bhimtal is nearly quiet than Nainital and can be a perfect destination for nature lovers and nomads.

Places to visit in Bhimtal

Bhimtal Lake, Sayad Baba Ki Mazar, Folk Culture Museum, Bhimtal Island, and Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple. 

Events to enjoy-

Sailing, strolling, shopping, photography, rock climbing, rappelling, travelling, ropeway ride.

Best time to visit-

All Season

Hill Stations In Uttarakhand Near Delhi


Nainital is one of the most amazing hill stations in Uttarakhand situated within 300 km of Delhi. And most of you would have heard of it too. A stress-free life away from all hustles is all you need. Hotels and stays may be costlier during the main season and on holiday occasions.

Satta, Naukuchiatal, Naini Lake, Naina Peak, Hanuman Garhi, Observatory, Thandi Sadak, Bara Bazaar, Raj Bhavan, Tiffin Top, Snow View, Eco Cave Garden, Bara Patthar, Naina Devi Temple, Pashan Devi Temple, GB Pant High Altitude ZooIn any event, you can visit these destinations with your loved ones. Doesn’t matter with family, friends or who but you are going to have a great time. That is all matters. From paddling in the lakes, eating the delicacies, and riding a horse to shopping life is all wonderful. 

Now let’s get to know the nearby destinations to Delhi which can prove to be the ideal one for a short and happening vacation. 


‘Queen of Hill Stations’ Mussoorie is situated in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. The wonderful views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Doon valley are the best to encounter. 

Mussoorie Lake, Gun Hill, Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum Mussoorie, Dhanaulti, Soham Heritage & Art Centre, Christ Church, Bhatta Falls, George Everest’s House, Adventure Park, Mossy Falls, Camel’s Back Road, Jabarkhet Nature Reserve. 


It is also situated around the same distance from Delhi and has comparatively large lakes. 

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Places that can be visited around are Bhimtal Lake, Sayad Baba Ki Mazar, Folk Culture Museum, Bhimtal Island, and Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple. 

Apart from these, several other hill stations can be added to the list including Mukteshwar, Almora, Lansdowne, and Chamba. 

Famous Hill Stations In Uttarakhand

Tourists’ assumptions while visiting a specific spot are connected with a few highlights of the picked location. Features like culture, foundation, scene, design, occasions, and shopping, draw the attention of an individual. 

Uttarakhand is well known for its Hindu pilgrimage spots and beautiful travel destinations. The nature there is the best part. 

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In the process, if we dive further we can have a long list of famous hill stations worth dwelling on. Such as Mussoorie, Chakrata, Kanatal, Nainital, Auli, Abbott Mount, Berinag,, Mukteshwar Chaukori, Chirbatia, Garud Tal, Didihat, Gwaldam, Mukteshwar, Nainital, Uttarkashi, Chopta. 

The above destinations can fall perfectly under the list of famous hill stations in Uttarakhand. 

Lesser-Known Hill Stations In Uttarakhand

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There are things and places everyone knows about then there are things and places not many does. But they exist and their existence matters. These places have their own stories and life going on. And when you become a part of it a new story is created from there. Which is beautiful, which is meaningful, and matters. 

Guess what “We have nothing to lose and a world to see.”

Here is a list of places in Uttarakhand that are lesser-known but are worth visiting.

  1. Naukuchiatal
  2. Jeolikot
  3. Harsil
  4. Pangot
  5. Joshimath
  6. Kanatal
  7. Kush Kalyan Trek
  8. Lansdowne
  9. Lohaghat
  10. Mathiyana Devi Temple
  11. New Tehri
  12. Ramgarh
  13. Sitlakhet
  14. Gairsain
  15. Ranikhet
  16. Kausani

This list of lesser-known hill stations in Uttarakhand stands to all expectations.

So, the list is done for the most visited hill stations in Uttarakhand this season and hopefully you would have created a wonderful list now. So grab your essentials and get on that trip you have been waiting for a long. Because now is the time. 

Read this- Why did I leave Bangalore and decide to travel to the Mountains of my hometown Uttarakhand?

Here are the few questions people seek to know the answer to: 

How many hill stations are there in Uttarakhand? 

There are a total of 46 hill stations in Uttarakhand. These Majestic places are worth encountering. 

Which is the highest hill station in Uttarakhand?

Binsar is considered to be the highest hill station in the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand. It is located 7600 feet above sea level. 

Auli is the highest hill station in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is located 2,909 m (9,544 ft) feet above sea level. 

Is Kumaon a hill station?

Uttarakhand has two divisions Kumaon and Garhwal. While both of them are part of Uttarakhand they both are unique in their own. Kumaon and Garhwal have hill stations within them which are notable for their markers.  

Hill stations in Kumaon-

Nainital, Munsiyari, Ramgarh,  Kausani, Binsar, Ranikhet, Mukteshwar, Almora, Bhimtal, Chaukori, Lohaghat, Jeolikot.

Hill stations in Garhwal- 

Mussoorie, Auli, Chopta, Lansdowne, Chakrata, Khirsu, Gwaldam, Tehri, Harsil, Chamba.

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