Best offbeat places in Uttarakhand to visit in the month of October & November

Devbhoomi Uttarakhand has always been a special hill state of India, which attracts tourists from all over the world with its natural attractions. You can feel as well as see the amazing views of nature here. Uttarakhand is a great source of spiritual and mental peace.






Dense forests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, mountain snowy peaks are the main features of this state. This state has a lot of importance not only naturally but also historically and culturally. Huge stock of tourist places is present in this state, which along with delighting the tourists, also enthral a lot.


In this article, we are going to tell you about those offbeat places apart from the popular tourist places of Uttarakhand, which will make your trip memorable, know how these tourist places can make you happy.


Gwaldam


You can plan a trip to Gwaldam in Chamoli district among the offbeat places in Uttarakhand. It is counted among those hidden natural treasures of the state, which only local and offbeat travellers know about.


Trishul Parvat
View of Mount Trishul

Located at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level, this place is surrounded by mountains and lush green scenery. By coming here you will be able to experience immense spiritual and mental peace. For nature lovers and solitude seekers, this place is no less than a paradise. You can trek from here to Talwari, where you can see Himalayan birds and colourful flora. It is an ideal destination for a memorable trip.


Sheetlakhet


In the unknown places of Uttarakhand, you can plan a trip to Sheetlakhet located in Almora. It is a beautiful place in the district, which attracts a lot of offbeat travellers. Actually, Shitlakhet is known for its fruit orchards.


Sheetlakhet
Sheetlakhet | Jaimitra Singh Bisht


Nestled in the midst of lush green hills, these gardens look very attractive. You can taste the juicy Himalayan fruits here. A large number of mountain vegetation present here enthrals the tourists a lot. Many religious places are also present here, whose sight you can take the good fortune of during the journey.




Mount Abbott


To make your offbeat trip a bit more thrilling, you can plan an excursion to Mount Abbott in the Pithoragarh district. You can enjoy the beauty of the mountain by living here. This is a special place of the district, where the number of tourists is increasing day by day. From here you can also see the snowy peaks of Himalach, which look quite amazing from here. Gifted with natural attractions, this place gives a unique experience of spiritual and mental peace. If you are fond of photography, then you can capture the spectacular views here on your camera.


Mount Abbott
Mount Abbott


You can reach here via Delhi-Rudrapur-Khatima-Tanakpur-Lohaghat.


Khirshu


You can plan a trip to Khirsu in the range of offbeat destinations of Uttarakhand. It is a beautiful tourist destination which is located in Pauri Garhwal of the state. It is situated at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. During winter, tourists come here to enjoy the snowfall. It is a special place where you can enjoy a memorable holiday with your family or friends.


Khirasu
Khirsu in Winters

You can enjoy the Himalayan beauty here. The hills spread all around here work to thrill the tourists a lot. Every single scene here is worth capturing in the camera. If you are a nature lover and want to see a unique form of natural beauty, then you can plan here. Along with enjoying the natural beauty here, you can also get the privilege of visiting religious places.



Ghangharia


Apart from the above-mentioned places, you can plan a trip to Ghangaria in Chamoli district. Ghangaria is a beautiful stop that falls between Hemkund and the Valley of Flowers via Govindghat. Nestled amid hill valleys, this is an attractive place where you can take off your mental and physical fatigue. There is a complete arrangement for accommodation and food for the tourists.





Devotees and tourists visiting the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib can stay here. This beautiful place is situated at an altitude of 3,050 meters above sea level. You can come here for a wonderful journey.


Kanatal


Many of you might hear about Kanatal, Kanatal is a small village and a hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. It is only 47 km from Queen of hills (Mussoorie). It is located at an altitude of 8500 ft.

A few many years ago there was a small lake in the village and when it dried up local and people's started calling it Kanaa tal. In our Local language, we usually use the word Kaana for a dry pond and that's why people used to call this place Kanatal.



Kanatal is connected by road to Delhi and major cities. You can reach Kanatal via Rishikesh or via Dehradun. Both are major cities of Uttrakhand. Both are connected by railways from Delhi. The nearest airport is at Dehradun.


The best time to visit Kanatal is between April and October as the weather remains pleasant during these months. For those who wish to see snowfall, December to February is the best time.

There are so many places where travellers can spend their leisure time.


Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave ( sub-terranean shrine of Lord Shiva) - Pithoragarh


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. It is located in the village Bhuvneshwar.




As per old lore, the Pandavas had meditated at this cave when they had retired from their kingdom and were on their final journey. For long, the Patal Bhuvaneshwar cave remained hidden from mankind until the great scholar, revivalist, philosopher and saint Adi Shankaracharya found their cave during this sojourns in the Himalayas. It was he who enshrined the Shiva lingam at this cave. The cave is 160 metres long and 90 metres deep.


According to Puranas that if anyone is willing to experience the presence of Divine power must visit this cave, this cave lies at the confluence of Gupt-Ganga, Ramganga, and Sarayu River. All the deities are believed to be residing in their astral form with Lord Shiva inside the womb of this cave.


Munsiyari


Munsiyari is a cosy hamlet located in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand. The name 'Munsiyari' refers to a 'place with snow' Situated on the banks of the Gori Ganga river and it is also known for its panorama of snow-capped Himalayan Range and adventurous trekking trails. Munsiyari is a base for three glaciers namely Namik, Milam and Ralam Glaciers and it is the starting point of johar valley which was the ancient trade route between Tibet and India. It is inhabited mainly by the Shauka people (referred to as Bhotiya by the non-Shaukat), who are its original natives. The Shaukat people are the main inhabitants of this place.




People in Munsiyari worship Goddess Nanda Devi. Khaliya top, Betuli Dhar, Madkot Munsiyari, Birthi Fall, Kalamuni Pass, Maheshwari Kund, Milam Glacier, Namik Glacier, and Ralam Glacierare are the most common tourist attractions in Munsiyari.


Chaukori - Bowl-Shaped Town


Chakori is a hill station in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand. As a tourist destination, it offers breathtaking views – be it the lusciously green tea gardens, the majestic snow-capped peaks of Nanda Devi and Panchachuli, the peaceful sunrise and sunsets, or the bejewelled night skies with the light of a million stars. The golden yellow colour of sun rays falling on the Himalayan range in the morning time is really worth seeing from here and also Panchachuli peaks are clearly visible from here.




If you want to feel at peace away from the city, then Chaukori is the perfect destination for you.


Binsar - Summer Capital of Chand Dynasty


Binsar is one of the best scenic destinations in Kumaun Himalaya. It is also known as the summer capital of Chand Rajas (7th-18th century).it offers a majestic view of the snow-covered Himalayan peaks, the mesmerizing range Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi Trishul, Shivling and Panchchuli. From here, on a sunny day, you can have a glimpse of the holiest shrines in the Himalayas, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Gangotri.

The major attraction of Binsar is the panoramic view of the mountains from Zero Point. Binsar is an ideal getaway for bird watchers, Nature lovers and landscape photographers.




Binsar is also known for its wildlife sanctuary, home to many rare animals, birds and flowers. It is also known for its wide range of flora and fauna. Some of the natives here are Chital, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Nemorhaedus Goral, Musk Deer, Black Bear, For, Pine Marten, Sus Scrofa, Monkeys, Langurs, Flying Squirrel, Porcupines, barking deer etc.


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