Uttarakhand is a northern state around the Himalayas. It is known for its unreal natural beauty. One of the well-known national parks is here Corbett National Park. Corbett National Park is the dwelling of Bengal tigers and other animals too. Uttarakhand is the home of holy rivers, mythological sites, and nature’s beautiful and impressive sights at their best. The culture, cliffs, rivers, cuisines, trekking zones, wooden houses, etc.
Table of Contents
- About Uttarakhand
- Sites To Visit In Uttarakhand
- How To Reach
Sites To Visit In Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is a place of heavenly sight which is too unreal to experience. The contrasting presentation of nature and the sky is remarkable. It is the holiest place of gods that makes you feel the refinement of your spirit.
There are very famous treks in India and are as follows;
- Chopta trek
- Kedarkantha trek
- Har ki Dun trek
- Deoria trek
- Pindari Glacier trek
During winter, these places are at the peak of their attractiveness. From magical sunsets to bonfires to stargazing is a pure delight for the tourists. Stunning terrains and adventurous hikes are most popular among visitors.
How To Reach
To reach Uttarakhand, you can travel by road, rail, and even flight. By rail, there are railway stations connected through Delhi, Kolkata, and other big cities too. The two destinations are Dehradun and Nainital, the most suitable way to get to Uttarakhand.
By flights, there are domestic airports that link to cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, etc.
By road, there are many national highways to reach Uttarakhand. You can rent a cab or take a bus to travel by road to the destination.
Chopta is a small portion of the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary. The Chopta trek is a base trek to Tungnath and is at an altitude of 8556ft. It is popularly known as the “Switzerland of Uttarakhand” because it resembles the enchanting location with the cool breeze and morning view from the snowy cliffs. The pine and deodar trees forest adds a perfect touch of green to the white canvas of snow around.
Har ki Dun Trek
Har ki Dun is an attractive location with outstanding natural beauty for trekkers and tourists. It is at an altitude of 11699ft. You can uniquely experience wooden houses. Interaction with locals. Many snow-covered peaks like the famous Kala Nag and Swargarohini Peak can be seen, and it is beautiful.
Deoria Tal falls under the Kedarnath musk deer sanctuary. The musk deer is spotted early in the morning drinking from the lake. The lake gives a glorious view of Chaukhamba, Neelkantha, Bandarpunch, Kedar, and Kalanag cliffs. The scenery of the lake and forest is the main attraction.
Pindari Glacier Trek
Pindari glacier is the head of the Pindar River that meets with the Alaknanda River. It is located along with the Nanda Devi, the highest peak in India. Pindari glacier is at an altitude of 12008ft. It is famous both in summer and winter. It provides a jaw-dropping view of dense forests, rivers, and nearby villages. The Pindari glacier trek is simple for every explorer to enjoy the pleasing sight of this place.
Kedarkantha is at an altitude of 12,500ft and a total distance of 20km. Kedarkantha is located in the Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. Kedarkantha Trek is a well-known winter trekking destination in India. The picturesque points like thick snow-covered cliffs, frozen rivers, and the pine forests in the Govind National Park. They are gorgeous from a higher cliff.
How to Reach
To reach Kedarkantha, you can travel from Dehradun by rail or flight. From Dehradun, you have to travel by road to Sankari. It is around 200km by road. By bus, it will take approximately 10hr to Sankari. You can hire a taxi or can use a personal vehicle. Sankari is a small village where you can experience the local culture of people. The route is full of beautiful spots. The morning view is incredible, the sunrise from the snowy peak, pine forest, etc.
On the way to Sankari, you can enjoy the local food and stay overnight in the local hotels. The road is rough and takes a longer time to reach. It will take approximately ten hours. If you leave Dehradun in the early morning, you will arrive by late sunset. After a long journey, you will reach by late evening and have to night-stay overnight at the Sankari campsite.
Juda Ka Talab
The next place to explore from Sanakri is Juda ka Talab. Juda ka Talab is a lake that is fully frozen throughout the winter. It is situated at a higher altitude on the Kedarkantha trek. The pine tree forest is green and beautiful. There are pleasing sceneries of Himalayan cliffs that are worth watching.
Kedarkantha Base Camp
The trail is from Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha base camp the next day. The total distance is 4km. It is at an altitude of 11253ft. The contrasting beauty of the green forest and snowy pathways is thrilling to monitor the surroundings. A perfect panorama to capture by photographers. There are campsites for resting for the night.
The next day’s journey proceeds to the Kedarkantha trek. The total distance is 6km. It is at an altitude of 12467ft. The view is very calming to experience. After trekking, you can rest in the camp for the night. The next day I traveled back to Sankari, and it was the end of five days of trekking.