Uttarakhand became an independent state in 2000 separating from Uttar Pradesh. The northernmost hilly regions of Uttar Pradesh constitute Uttarakhand and Dehradun is its capital. Due to the scenic views of the Himalayas, this state is quite popular among travel enthusiasts. When asked, people often associate Uttarakhand with Mussoorie, Nainital, Rishikesh, and Dehradun. But there’s more to this beautiful state.
Take a look below and know about the less explored or unexplored regions of Uttarakhand. They are no less than the already popular ones.
The picturesque small hill town will be a perfect holiday destination to slow yourself down a bit. Visit the wildlife sanctuary and get to know about the rich flora and fauna. Soak yourself in the beautiful weather, warm sun, cool breeze, and welcoming culture.
It’s just 15kms from Pauri and is situated at an altitude of 1700 meters above the mean sea level. Deodar, oak, and apple orchards make this place green and soothing. Many varieties of birds flock here and thus you can spend your time here bird watching. And of course, you will get an amazing view of the known and many unknown mountain peaks.
This place got its name from Mukteshwar Dham where Lord Shiva is worshipped and it is 350 years old. The beautiful view of the mountains, apple orchards, and some unknown lakes or falls would astound you. Just take a walk into the woods, see Nanda Devi, and enjoy your retreat here.
You won’t stop clicking the amazing view of nature here. It serves as a junction between the Garhwal and Kumaon. Gwaldam is just 25 km away from Kulsari where people camp for Nanda Devi. The trekkers from Gwaldam go further to Roop Kund, Nanda Devi Raj Jat, and Kuari Pass. Also, don’t forget to observe the rich flora and fauna of this place.
You can do many things here but trekking is the most popular one among that handful of people who have visited Munsyari. Trekking up to the glaciers or the Nanda Devi Temple is quite a great feeling. To just enjoy the spectacular view of the landscape, you can go to Mehsar Kund. And to learn about the history and cultural heritage of the place, you can visit the Tribal Heritage Museum.
Apart from Kausani, some call Chopta too Mini Switzerland. It’s a small place of meadows and evergreen forests. And the best part is, Chopta is pocket-friendly for everyone. If you want to wander into the unknown pastures of the Himalayas, then, this is the place for you. You may reach up to the Chandrashila Peak too while trekking. And winter is even better for trekking and enjoying a panoramic view.
Mahatma Gandhi used to call it Mini Switzerland for its outstanding view, serene greenery, and peaceful vibe. The panoramic view of the Himalayas stretches up to 300 km and covers Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchchuli peaks. You won’t get a view of the mountains like Kausani from anywhere else. Some go trekking while some just quietly enjoy the atmosphere.