Short Trips to Uttarakhand for Monsoon Lovers
Monsoon is here! Uttarakhand is a state which can be visited throughout the year. Though landslides, floods during monsoon make news headlines, still there are places where you can visit and enjoy the lush greenery amid the dense forests of the state. Here’s a look at some offbeat destinations of the picturesque Uttarakhand you can visit this monsoon.
Munsiyari, meaning a place with snow, has become a preferred tourist destination for the mountain and glacier trekkers. Situated amid the dense forests, it is a home to a variety of animals and birds. It is advised that you have food at nearby village Nachani. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Namic glacier and Panchuli Peaks during the monsoon visit.
This is the place if you want to see the panoramic view of the Kumaon Himalayas. Gagar is at a distance of 10 kms from Ramgarh in Uttarakhand. Start your pahari trail amidst the refreshing green mountains.
If you want to walk on the orange carpet of beautiful pine needles amid Himalayan backdrop, you must visit the Cultural Heart of the Kumaon region, Almora. It is a hill station as well. The pines look more beautiful during the rainy season. Apart from holding the exceptional scenic beauty, Almora carries within a rich exciting history.
To experience another beautiful retreat in the monsoon you can head towards the Dhanachuli. You can get drenched in the rains, soak yourselves in the Himalayan sunset and watch locals gathering apples from the orchards at Dhanachuli. Surely, you will fell in love with the place.
A must-visit place if you are staying near Delhi! Boating, angling, paragliding, rappelling and trekking are must to do things on your trip to Bhimtal. If you are looking for peace and tranquility, Bhimtal is one such place where you should visit during monsoons.
Looking for the pictures that worth thousand words? We would say visit Binsar to capture the amazing Himalayan panoramas. Binsar, the highest hill station in the Kumaon region, houses a variety of birds from Himalayas. You can go for trekking in the rains too if you are looking for some adventure.
Ever imagined yourself between the fascinating hills, enjoying the drizzle where clouds play hide and seek amid the verdant mountains? Chakrata in Uttarakhand is such a place surrounded with the oaks and rhododendrons’ forests. Travelling to Chakrata itself is an amazing experience with a fairy-tale like scenery painted all over, in reality.
One of the most beautiful hamlets of Uttarakhand, Kanatal has a pleasing weather throughout the year. Kanatal is a place to relax in the lap of the nature. Relish the lush green nature this monsoon.
The mighty pine and oak trees and the dominating petrichor would make you love the place more than anything else. If you don’t want to miss those beautiful Himalayan birds then don’t forget to carry your binoculars.
The empty winding roads, the churches of Colonial era and the dense forests are the words that describe Landour, situated near Mussoorie.
Put on your trekking shoes to some adventure in the Kumaon hills. Let the monsoons bring the mellow rain in your life.Let us know about your experiences in Uttarakhand through the comment section below.