Being Tourist is hard. Being a Traveler is harder. Being a Trekker is the hardest.
Three Uttarakhand destinations below will help you identify and relate to your ‘hard’ choice.
So, choose your ‘hard-boots’ wisely.
1. Nainital – Tourists
Nainital is a perfect tourist destination over a long weekend. It is around 300 km from Delhi and at elevation of around 2000 m elevation from the sea level. It usually takes around 8 hrs to reach Nainital by road. There are two entry points into Nainital – via Kaladhungi, which makes an entry towards Mallital side, and via Kathgodam, which makes an entry towards Tallital side.
The Numero uno attraction of Nainital is Naini Lake, around which life of this town revolves. There are many attractions and activities in Nainital which are perfect for tourists –
a) Boating in Naini Lake
b) Rope way to Snow view Point
c) Naina devi temple dedicated to Devi Sati
d) Stroll along Mall road and Thandi sadak
e) Horse ride to Tiffin top
f) Eco cave Garden
g) Naina Peak
h) Nainital zoo
For a detailed travelogue on Nainital, please click the link below:
2. Chakrata – Travelers
Chakrata is a quaint and unexplored destination for travelers who want to relax in the lap of nature. This magical place has waterfall, green meadows, caves, plateau, valley view, dense jungle and deep gorges. It is not a place for touristy activities but a destination when ‘nothing’ is on to-do list. It is about 320 km from Delhi and at an elevation of 2100 m from sea level. Winters are extremely cold and summers have a salubrious weather.
Few attractions of Chakrata are:
a) Tiger Falls… the main attraction of Chakrata
b) Chilmiri Neck… wow view, and perfect for off-roading
c) Deoban… jungle views and abode to Vyas Shikhar
d) Budher caves… cold, damp and dark caves… a visual delight for adventurers
e) Kanasar, green meadows… has a tree with 6.35 m circumference
For a detailed travelogue on Chakrata, please click the link below:
3. Munsiyari – Trekkers
Munsiyari offers its visitors an uninterrupted view of snow capped scintillating Panchchuli mountains. It is the base point for all major glacier treks in this region… viz. Milam glacier, Namik glacier and Ralam glacier. There are many small treks around Munsiyari town too which can be done within a day.
Few attractions within Munsiyari are:
a) Nanda Devi Temple
b) Birthi Falls
c) Thamri kund trek – 2 km
d) Khaliya top trek – 4 km
For a detailed travelogue on Munsiyari, please click the link below:
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