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Uttrakhand is famous for its picturesque beauty and pilgrim centres also known as the “land of gods”. This place is widely visited by religious believers and nature enthusiasts and is also one of the top places to travel in India. For explorers, looking to travel untravelled India, Uttarakhand is for you. Let us have a look at few of the offbeat places to explore here.
Binsar is a picturesque and one of the most scenic spots in Uttarakhand and offers an outstanding view of the majestic Himalayan snowy peaks like the mesmerising range of Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shivling and Panchchuli. This place is a trekkers paradise and home to many rare animals, birds and wild flowers. the forest here, after declared as a sanctuary in 1988 houses flying squirrels, pine martens, sus scrofa and other rare species. For a breathtaking sight of the ranges, I suggest you visit the 'zero point' spot, while in Binsar. Besides enjoying its scenic beauty, there are a number of interesting temples around Binsar to explore. Do share your travel experience of visiting Binsar.Image credit: adventurenation.com
Landsdowne is one of the quietest and unspoilt destinations in India. Unlike other hill stations, this one is connected with the roadway, however, it is still remote in its own way. Landsdowne is quiet, less crowded, underdeveloped and undiscovered hill station. Hence, it makes a perfect place to reconnect with oneself away from the stressful urban life. The place is much cleaner and well maintained because of the cantonment area. The cantonment town also houses the Regimental museum built in 1983, to present an astonishing collection of Garhwal rifles. While in Landsdowne, make it a point to visit Bhulla Taal for its glittering water and as a testimony to all those who built it.Image credit: himalayatimes.in
Bhimtal is a lake city, named after Bhima, the mythological character of Mahabharata. Bhimtal is more of an idyllic place which is less crowded, unlike Nainital. This breathtaking lakeside destination is a treat fro travellers, as they can enjoy boating, bird watching, trekking, and much more. Located in the Nainital district and situated at and elevation of 1370 meters, this lake city defines serenity. The lake is situated at a scenic spot with a small island in the centre, presenting beautiful large aquarium. This place also houses some of the holy temples. Bhimeshwar Temple, built in the 17th century is one of the prominent places of faith showcasing its intricate architecture. Bhimeshwar is also one of the best holiday destinations in India.
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Chaukori, a place that seems like a dream is surrounded by the Himalayan peaks and dense forests and one of the most beautiful places in India. Chaukori, is just another hill station, that is less explored and hardly visited, at a height of 2,010 m, and 173 km from Nainital. It is an idyllic holiday destination amidst the unspoilt nature. The land is bestowed with fruit orchards, natural abundance, and forests of Oaks, Pines and Rhododendrons. The best part of holidaying in Chaukori is the magnificent sunrise and sunset and the million stars at night that will simply take your breath away.Image credit: soulsafar.in
Pack your bags and head on to explore the unexplored India!