FAQ's Uttarakhand
What are the best places to visit in Uttarakhand?
Uttarakhand has a wealth of places to visit. Some of the main ones are - Nainital, Mukteshwar, Sattal, Bhimtal, Naukuchital, Corbett, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Ranikhet, Almora etc.
What is the best time to visit Uttarakhand?
Summer (March - June): This season is the best time to visit and explore Uttarakhand. Trekking, Paragliding and The Char Dham Yatra are the most popular activities during this season
Winter (October - February): Usually, Snowfall is observed during this season, so it is a popular time to visit if you wish to enjoy winter.
Which are some of the most beautiful places in Uttarakhand?
Nainital, Mukteshwar, the lakes in and around Nainital, Corbett, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, and Almora are some of the beautiful places to visit in Uttarakhand.
Which are the best places to cover in Uttarakhand tour packages?
Uttarakhand, at the base of the Himalayas, has varied and spell-binding attractions to cover. Most Uttarakhand tour packages would include destinations to visit for two basic reasons – either you are looking for natural beauty and loads of activities or you are on a religious pilgrimage. Uttarakhand tour packages offer you both types of packages with numerous options. Visit vibrant Haridwar and peaceful Rishikesh for divine blessings. If you need a relaxing holiday head to spectacular Auli, charming Nainital, majestic Dehradun, impressive Mussoorie, breathtaking Chamoli and quaint Ranikhet. You can enjoy the best of both nature and spirituality at places like Chopta and Kausani. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, do not miss the Jim Corbett National Park!
What is the best season to plan Uttarakhand tour packages?
Tourists avail Uttarakhand tour packages at various times of the year based on their interests. Summertime in Uttarakhand is very pleasant with temperatures ranging between 20 and 35 degrees Celsius. It is a great time for outdoor activities such as trekking, paragliding, mountain biking, hot air balloon rides and many more. You can enjoy the jade-green meadows, lush forests and come face-to-face with wildlife. The winter months from October to February is the shoulder season when the jaw-dropping beauty of the snow-clad mountains come to real glory. Revel in various winter sports such as skiing, skating and trekking at this time. The off season between July and September can get you great deals at discounted prices.
Which places are good to stay while availing Uttarakhand tour packages?
Uttarakhand is a tourist’s paradise when looking for stay options. Select a luxurious stay or pocket-friendly options as per your choice. Book Uttarakhand tour packages that provide you with your preferred stay option. There are many comfortable homestays registered under the government website. You may want to put up in Ashrams for convenience in religious activities. Or you may want to relax in deluxe hotels such as JW Marriot Mussoorie, Radisson Blu Haridwar, Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa and Aahana The Corbett Wilderness. Check out budget hotels such as Swiss Hotel and Spa Tapovan, Chevron Rosemount Ranikhet, The Sterling Nainital, Aamod Monolith Resort Bhimtal and Country Inn Corbett. You may consider camping at various locations for a unique stay option.
What makes Uttarakhand tour packages popular with families and honeymooners?
The mesmerising beauty and the riot of colours make Uttarakhand tour packages a great option for holidays. The romantic atmosphere, the vibrant colours of meadows, forests, mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes make for a picturesque backdrop for the start of your conjugal life if you are going for your honeymoon. It is also a destination for pilgrimage whether it is temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras or Buddhist shrines. The state celebrates numerous festivals with fervour, and you may be lucky to participate in one of them. Besides the UNESCO-certified Valley of Flowers, the rest of the meadows and forests are also filled with flowers of vivid colours making it a photographer’s paradise. Adventure junkies have an opportunity to indulge in a variety of adrenaline-rushing activities. And not to forget the unique wildlife that you can witness during your safaris.
Which food items should one sample during Uttarakhand tour packages?
The cuisine of Uttarakhand includes Garhwali and Kumaoni food items. Kafuali, a mixed green leafy preparation, is often referred to as the ‘state food of Uttarakhand’. You must try the different preparations of lentils and legumes such as ‘phaanu’, ‘chainsoo’, ‘tthatwani’ and ‘dubuk’. You must try the ‘kandalee ka saag’ that uses nettle leaves and ‘bhaang ki chutney’ that uses seeds from the cannabis plant. Also, sample ‘chudkani’, a curry of the local lentil called ‘bhatt’ and the ‘jhangore ki kheer’, a milk-based dessert made of a local millet named jhangora. You can play safe with potato-based sides such as ‘aloo ke gutke’ and ‘aloo tamatar ka jhol’. Relish these and make Uttarakhand tour packages a success.
Which are the recommended activities in Uttarakhand tour packages?
Uttarakhand tour packages bring you the chance to get adventurous in the most scenic of locations. There are multiple places for you to trek to – Kedarkantha, Benog Tibba, Naag Tibba and Zero Point Almora. Your trips to many temples will include treks too. Take an opportunity for paragliding and bungee jumping. River rafting is another thrilling experience. Many places offer Swiss tent camping, either on its own or clubbed with river rafting. Go mountain biking/cycling amidst the conifers. Go on a jungle safari. If there has been a snowfall during your visit, go skiing and snowboarding. You can take it slow with long strolls, hikes and boating.
Are there some unmissable experiences for Uttarakhand tour packages?
There are going to be many moments on your trip that would add to your memories galore. Uttarakhand tour packages can throw some surprises while some experiences are for you to plan beforehand. The enthralling Ganga aarti in Haridwar is one experience that you should not miss in Uttarakhand. Enjoy a relaxed picnic beside the lakes near Nainital or in the forests around Dehradun. Hire a tent on the riverside to camp overnight and indulge in stargazing. Book nature walks, rural village tours, cave tours, heritage walks and a haunted walk – a way of making memories. If you have time, book the ‘Char Dham Yatra’, the special trip covering four pilgrimage destinations in Uttarakhand.
Can one visit temples in most destinations covered in Uttarakhand tour packages?
Every town and city of Uttarakhand has temples, some famous and some not so much. Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath are well-known temple towns but there are many more temples that tourists and devotees can visit like the Kaleshwar Mahadev and Nageshwar Mahadev temples in Lansdowne or Shiv Temple and Radha-Krishna Temple in Mussoorie. Visit the oldest temple in Uttarakhand, the Lakhamandal, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located near Dehradun or head to the biggest temple, the Tungnath, in the Rudraprayag district. Do try to trek up to Yamunotri Temple and Gangotri Temple, both of which pay tribute to the origin of the two great Indian rivers – Ganga and Yamuna. These and many more are available on Uttarakhand tour packages.
How to reach your destination and how to travel from location to location with Uttarakhand tour packages?
You can avail Uttarakhand tour packages from all major cities in India. The capital city, Dehradun, has the Jolly Grant Airport while Nainital has Pantnagar Airport. Dehradun airport is connected through direct and connecting flights from most megacities, but Nainital airport caters to flights only from Delhi. The mountainous terrain of Uttarakhand makes it very difficult to have consistent rail services. Dehradun, Kathgodam, Rishikesh and Haridwar have rail junctions. The road routes of Uttarakhand are very well-developed. You can avail state buses, private buses and cabs to commute between cities. Within cities, use autorickshaws, buses, cabs, or hire motorbikes or cycles to move around. You can walk or hike to some of your destinations.
What are some travel tips to keep in mind for Uttarakhand tour packages?
Uttarakhand tour packages are a source of joy if your holiday goes as planned. Keep some dos and don’ts in mind to make your trip a success. Carry cash for emergencies since many places do not have good internet connections making online banking difficult. Carry warm clothes with you even if you are visiting in summer. The weather of Uttarakhand can be very erratic. Dress appropriately at religious places. Book a registered tour guide as you may get duped by local guides. Do not venture out at night since it can be unsafe, and you may encounter an animal attack. Inform police if any documents are lost/stolen and do not accept anything from strangers. People of Uttarakhand are warm and helpful, be kind in return.