Top 10 Weekend Getaways in Uttarakhand

The hill state of Uttarakhand famous for its picturesque hill stations tempts the weekenders for planning a getaway here. So before sketching the blueprint of your next weekend destination, do check out the 10 best weekend getaways in Uttarakhand that you can visit from Delhi NCR.

All these travel destinations are easily accessible from Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Chandigarh with overnight journey making them perfect weekend destinations.

1. Mussoorie

City Mussoorie under the blanket of clouds

A weekender's dream destination Mussoorie also hailed as ‘The Queen of Hills’ is one of the most visited hill stations of Uttarakhand. Its proximity to Delhi has made it a writer’s abbey, a honeymooner’s paradise and a wanders sweet escapade. Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas of Dehradun district, Mussoorie is only 281 km away from Delhi.

2. Rishikesh

Rishikesh With the roaring sound of the Ganges infused with the balmy echoes of the holy chants, Rishikesh is a cocktail of adventure and spiritual bliss. Nicknamed as the ‘Adventure Capital of Uttarakhand’ Rishikesh offers several adrenaline-pumping river expeditions. From rafting to kayaking you can experience everything here. Snuggled in the Dehradun district, Rishikesh is only 242 km from Delhi.

3. Nainital

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Nainital View from China Peak

Nainital revered as ‘The City of Lakes’ Nainital located about 301 km from Delhi is a popular getaway for couples and newly-weds. Enveloped by the sun-kissed mountains, the lake city Nainital allows you to explore its venerated alleys.

4. Tehri

Tehri Town

Tehri Is Formerly known as ‘Trihari’, Tehri is famous for housing the mammoth Tehri Dam that is one of its kind in the entire world. This tinsel town has gained popularity in recent years by offering an array of adventure activities and water sports performed in the Tehri Lake.

5. Jim Corbett National Park

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Safari ride in Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett Famous for nursing the fierce tigers, the Jim Corbett National Park in Nainital district is the oldest national park in India. A treat for the wildlife lovers, the Jim Corbett National Park offers jungle safaris, wildlife photography, fishing and rafting to the tourists.

6. Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti Eco Park

Dhanaulti the treasured Himalayan beauty, Dhanaulti is a popular weekend destination in Uttarakhand after Mussoorie. The hill station is less crowded, is blessed with nature’s munificence and remains isolated from the outside world that makes it a peaceful retreat.

7. Lansdowne

This photo of Grey headed woodpecker was taken at the Lansdowne. The bird was sitting quietly and showing there beautiful portrait.

Lansdowne Founded and named after then Viceroy of India Lord Lansdowne, the cantonment town of Lansdowne is a popular weekend destination from Delhi. Cocooned in the Pauri Garhwal district, the town is known for harboring the command office of the famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian army and is thronged by many tourists for its prepossessing Himalayan beauty.

8. Kanatal

Bird in frame, Around kanatal (Dhanaulti), Uttarakhand.

Kanatal known for its salubrious weather that changes hues every minute, the tiny hill station of Kanatal is located near Mussoorie. From itsy-bitsy hideouts to opulent cafes and notorious tourist spots, Kanatal is a dwarfish wonderland famous for its homestays like Pahadi House.

9. Binsar

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Artistical view of Mt Nandakot and Panchacholi range from Binsar.

Binsar a bird watcher’s paradise, Binsar is one of the best hill stations of the Kumaon region. Those who visit don't forget to visit the local attractions like the Binsar Wildlife sanctuary, Zero Point, Bineshwar Mahadev Temple, and Binsar Sanctuary Museum.

10. Chakrata

 Aashu Punetha

Chakrata the sleepy town of Chakrata cocooned in the Dehradun district is known for its pint-sized traditional houses, lofty hills and the playful Himalayan birds seen here in abundance. Being at a traveling distance from Delhi, Chakrata has made a special place in the hearts of many.

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