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Near By Places to Visit around Mussoorie - The Queen Of Hills & Uttarakhand / Uttaranchal

During your trip to Mussoorie, you have a wonderful opportunity to explore some worth-exploring in and around places Mussoorie & Uttarakhand / Uttaranchal.

Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar are famous getaways from Mussoorie in the state of Uttarakhand.

Dehradun

Situated at an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level, Dehradun is the capital of Uttarancha / Uttarakhandl. It is one of the most developed city of India having moderate climate. Situated 35 km from Mussoorie, Dehradun is a charming place nestled amidst thickly forested valleys, more famous for its tourist attractions and educational institutes. The place served as an important getaway for the British during the raj era and presently serves as the base of the IMA (Indian Military Academy). Tourist attractions in Dehradun include Sahastradhara, Dak Pathar, Forest Research Institute, Rajaji National Park, Robbers Cave and Tapkeshwar Temple, Lakshman Sidh, Malsi Deer Park etc..

Rishikesh Haridwar Temple

One of the holiest Hindu pilgrimages, Rishikesh is situated on the banks of river Ganges, just 44 km from Mussoorie. Besides being an important pilgrimage, Rishikesh offers exciting opportunities for water and adventure sports. The place also serves as the starting point for the holy 'chardham' pilgrimage of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. To know more about Rishikesh click here.....

Haridwar

Haridwar or the gates of heaven is a holy Hindu pilgrimage and a dip here in the holy waters of river Ganges is believed to lead one to salvation. Major attractions at Haridwar include Har ki Pauri, Chandi Devi temple, Mansa Devi temple, Sati Kund, Bhimgoda Tank and Piran Kaliar.

Nainital : Nainital is one of the most charismatic hill stations that India harbors.



NAINITAL TOURISM :- The Lake District of India - Nainital boasts of Nine different lakes, shares its boundary with one of the most visited National Parks ( Corbett National Park ) in the country and obviously is part of the Mighty Glittering Himalayan Range.

"Nainital" is a glittering jewel in the Himalyan necklace, blessed with scenic natural spledour & varied natural resources.

Dotted with lakes (Naini Lake, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, Sattal), Nainital has earned the epithet of 'Lake District' of India'. The most prominent of the lakes is Naini lake ringed by hills.

Nainital is a lovely hill station surrounded by mountains on three sides. Nainital's unending expense of scenic beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother nature. Known for its salubrious climate and scenic beauty. Naina Devi Temple, Naini Lake and Snow View Trek are main attractions.

Bhimtal



About 22 kms from Nainital, nestled in a beautiful pristine valley, this jem of a lake is the largest around Nainital. The beauty is enhanced by a small Island surrounded by crystal blue water. It has a island in the center approached only by a boat and at present it has an Aquarium there. A gaggle of ducks has made the lake their home and give company to the lake visitor. Bhimtal is much less crowded than Nainital and the lake, Bhimtal is much cleaner than it's better known counterpart Nainital

Naukuchiatal

Situated at an altitude of 1,219 m, Naukuchiatal is picturesque & mystique lake with 9 corners or or the 'nine-cornered lake'. Surrounded by dense forested hills on all sides it provides solace from the maddening rush of the plains.

Naukuchiatal is nourished by an underwater spring, which keeps its water levels high. It is the deepest lake in the Lake District of India (Nainital) and lost in acres of oak forest in the lesser Himalayas.

It attracts migratory birds, which makes it a bird watchers paradise. Lakes, fishing, trek, Paraglading and mountain biking are major attractions.

Sattal

Literally meaning seven lakes all the group of small lakes nested together, about 23 kms from Nainital at an altitude of (1370 MT) still untouched by modernisation - one can see the natures beauty at its best. Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India. These lakes are a paradise for migratory birds.

Mukteshwar

This beautiful place is 2286 meters (7500 feet) in altitude and 51 Kms. from Nainital. Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest it was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking long ranges of Himalaya. Mukteshwar is surrounded by beautiful and dense reserve forest of Deodar, Banj, Kharsu, Tilonj, Kafal, Pine, Utis and Mehal. Beside these trees there are wild fruit berries (Kilmora, Ghingary and Hisalu). Its evergreen vistas of exquisite beauty and the sapphire of encircling hill blend with deep blues cloudless skies. These have a charm of their own against the background of great Himalayan peaks glittering in the distance.

Ranikhet

Ranikhet beauty lies in its simplicity - beautiful pine trees create a nostalgic feeling. The orchards, the temples, the joy grounds will back on you again and again to its fold. Ranikhet in the Kumaon hills is a haven of tranquilly with its meadows, pine and cedar forests and enchanting views of the snow capped Himalayas. Ranikhet is famous for Wildlife sanctuaries and golf course.

Almora

It is located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range. In the shape of a horse saddle shaped hillock, it is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees. Flowing alongside the city are rivers of Koshi, (Kaushiki), and Suyal (Salmale). The snow capped Himalayas can be seen in the background. The eastern portion of the ridge is known as Talifat and the western one is known as Selifat.

Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park is just 60 km away from Nainital situated in Ramnagar in the District of Nainital, Uttarakhand with an area of 521 km2.

Aptly called the land of roar, trumpet and songs. (120 km) away set on the banks of the mighty Ram Ganga river is Dhikala - the main tourist attraction in the world famous and India's first national Park - Jim Corbett. One can sit in solitude for hours admiring the nature and the river or can go for jeep Safari or Elephant ride for a life thrilling encounter with the Lord of the Jungle - Tiger.The 525 sq.km. of forests and more than 500 species of animals, birds fishes and reptibs provides a range of adventure to all -from a child to a man with his adrenaline pumping.

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most visited National Parks in Asia. Jim Corbett National Park is the perfect habitat of tiger, elephant, hog deer, birds and other wildlife species rapidly vanishing from the earth.

Binsar

Binsar is situated at an altitude of 2,480 mis a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan destination with rich natural surroundings among dense forest. Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. This place is situated 33 km north of the Almora town in the Uttarakhand state of India. From Binsar one can see the 300 km panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and majestic Nanda Devi from a place called 'Zero Point'.

Jageshwar

Jageshwar is located at an altitude of 1870 mts. Jageshwar is the 8th Jyotirling among the twelve and has great religious value. Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Almora District, Uttarakhand, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located 36 km northeast of Almora. The temple city comprises a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD, with many preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the Jataganga river valley near a Deodar forest (Cedrus deodara) starting from Artola village on Almora–Pithoragarh highway, where two streams Nandini and Surabhi flow down the hills in the narrow valley and meet near the sacred spot.

Kainchi Temple

Kainchi temple is situated very close to Bhowali. Located on Almora-Ranikhet Road, the Kainchi Temple is a tourist attraction.

Patal Bhuvaneshwar

Patal Bhuvaneshwar, one of the most fascinating places of the Kumaon region, is a limestone cave temple 14 km from Gangolihat in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. It is located in the village Bhubneshwar. Legend and folklore have it that this underground cave enshrines Lord Shiva and thirty three crore Gods. The cave is 160 m long and 90 feet deep from the point of entrance. Limestone rock formations have created various spectacular stalactite and stalagmite figures of various hues and forms. This cave has a narrow tunnel-like opening which leads to a number of caves. The cave is fully electrically illuminated. There is a folklore that the Pandava brothers passed their time here during banishment. It is built due to the flow of water. It cut the rocks in such a fascinating way that it looks like that any artist had made those entire statues within the cave & on its wall. It has some cave opening and it is believed that these opening will be close as the centuries pass on. The scientific fact is it still being developed due to crystallization of the minerals which are dissolved in the water. As per believe, some doors which are now closed were opened thousand of years back. It is yet not been fully explored. It is also believed that this cave is internally connected to the four abodes /seats (Char Dham). To know more about Patal Bhuvaneshwar click here.....

Dhanaulti

It is situated at an altitude of 2286m, and is known for its quiet environs amidst the alpine forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak. Dhanaulti is a dreamy, misty mountain retreat In the Garhwal Hills. This is the perfect honeymoon hideaway.

Chamba

The territory is wholly mountainous with altitude ranging from 2000 Lo 21000 feet. Bhuri Singh Museum, Pangi Vally and Lakshmi Narayan Temple is main attraction at the beautiful place.

Places around Uttaranchal / Uttarakhand

There are a number of places around Uttaranchal which are significant from cultural and religious point of view.

Agra 100 kms

Tajmahal is one of the UNESCO World Heritage in India. The Shrine of Love, Tajmahal is situated on the bank of Yamuna. It is made of white marble. Other places to see at Agra are Red Fort, Buland Darwaza of Fatehpur Sikri etc. To know more about Agra click here.....

Bharatpur 80 kms

Bharatpur IS largely known for the Bird Sanctuary but the city also hosts a beautiful fort. Places to see at Bharatpur are Ghana National Park, Lohagarh and Golbagh Palace.



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