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Mussoorie

a hill station in Dehradun, is rightly called the Queen of the hills. Perched at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, the destination is bestowed with the awe-inspiring views of the green wide Doon Valley and the snow enveloped Shiwalik ranges. The hill station serves as a gateway to Gangotri and Yamunotri. It comprises of numerous temples, falls and lakes. It is an abode of trekking trails. The quiet charm and rich history Mussoorie possesses will leave you spellbound. The beauty of Mussoorie washes over you carrying away all your city blues.

NAINITAL

Nestled in the hills of Kumaon, Nainital is also known as The City of Lakes for being a haven for around 60 lakes. Ramgarh, Bhimtal, Almora, Ranikhet are the nearby places which are worth visiting. Being a perfect boating site, you can always spot all kinds of crowds taking evening boat rides in the lakes. Raj Bhawan, built by the British as a residence for the Governor has exquisite architecture and a stunning garden. With thriving green mountains enclosing the city, it is a perfect retreat destination from a bustling life for a lazy holiday.

Lansdowne

Being a Cantonment town in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is one of the best maintained hill stations. Its isolation and tranquillity unlike the crowded cities gives it a unique charm. Trekking, bird watching, paddling etc. are very popular here. The place is also embellished with picturesque buildings of British colonial architecture apart from the varied vegetation comprising of oak, pine and fir trees. Every year, Sharadotsav or the Festival of Autumn is organized at this hill station during autumn season. Hence, Lansdowne, though one of the lesser known hill stations in India would jolt you with its quiet beauty.

Kausani

A solace for solitude seekers, Kausani embraces you in its freshness and composure. The wide panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchachuli is the reason for popularity of Kausani. A sight of the soaring mountains and their alignment fills you with hope and optimism. Anashakti Ashram is a place of importance where Mahatma Gandhi is believed to have extended his stay owing to the splendour of scenic beauty. Mahatma Gandhi also called the district of Kausani The Switzerland of India.

Auli

Acclaimed for being one of the best skiing slopes in the world, Auli is the perfect skiing destination in Uttarakhand. Set amidst snow clad mountains and deodar and oak vegetation, this grand destination is one of the highest and longest ropeways in Asia. The gentle snowfall every year adds to the magical charm of the place. Every year, an annual skiing festival is conducted luring large numbers of winter sports enthusiasts from various parts of the country.

Ranikhet

Hill station famous for natural beauty and tranquil ambiance. 360 km away from Delhi. Has military influence due to military regiment centre based in Kumaon. Offers mesmerizing views of mountains, lush green picturesque landscape. Tourist spots nearby: Chaubatia Garden,Bhalu Dam,jhula Devi Temple, Scenic Vistas of Majkhali,Sun Temple at Katarmal,Dunagiri Temple

Chopta Valley, Rudraprayag

368 km from Delhi and 181 km from Haridwar. Has a rustic charm and is away from the usual hustle bustle of the city. Spectacular views of the Himalayas. Trekking, bird watching, hiking and camping can be enjoyed here. The Deoriatal Lake attracts nature as well as adventure lovers. Places to Visit: Tungnath Temple, Chandrashila, Madhyamaheshwar Temple, Deoria Tal Kalimath.

Uttarkashi

Situated on the banks of River Bhagirathi. 403 km away from Delhi. It is dotted with ashrams, temples and dharamshalas. Ideal for a family vacation. Very peaceful and green destination. Trekking can be enjoyed here. Near to Yamunotri and Gangotri. Places to Visit - Maneri (13kms), Gangnani, Dodi Tal (20kms), Dayara Bugyal (41kms), Nachiketa Tal, Gangotri (99kms)

Almora

358 km away from Delhi. It boasts of colonial era architecture. It is a very calm and beautiful summer destination. Tourists spots nearby- Bright End Corner, Nanda Devi Temple, Chitai Temple, Gobind Ballabh Pant Museum, Katarmal, Jageshwar, Kasar Devi.

Mukteshwar

343 km from Delhi and 51 km from Nainital. Situated at an altitude of 2286m. It has a very pleasant weather and offers innumerable breath taking views of the Himalayas. Nature walking and trekking can be enjoyed here. Places to Visit - Mukteshwar Temple, The View of Himalaya, Renewable Park, Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow, Chauli ki Jaali, Methodist Church.