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Today we are going to tell you about 6 such popular cities of Uttarakhand which you can visit with your family or friends and make your trip memorable forever by Travel to Uttarakhand.  

1 – Dehradun


Visit Dehradun in Uttarakhand to witness a myriad of religious cultures. The Ghanta Ghar clock tower is a city landmark. You can also shop in the bustling Paltan Bazaar. You can also visit the Sikh temple of Gurdwara Nanaksar. If you’re a Buddhist, then you can visit the Mindrolling Monastery and its shrine rooms within the Great Stupa.

Sahastradhara is a beautiful natural landscape with waterfalls, caves, and steppe farming lands. Its name is derived from the water that drips from limestone stalactites. The location is 87 km from Dehradun and is open from sunrise to sunset. To get the most out of your trip, make sure you pack a few woolen clothes. There are also many tourist attractions in the surrounding area.

Summer is the most popular time to visit Dehradun. The temperature is mild and pleasant during the day, and evenings are pleasant. The best time to visit is between June and August, when temperatures range from 26 to 35 degrees celsius. During summer, the weather is warm but cool, which makes for a great day at the spa. For people who don’t mind the heat, there’s no need to leave the city.

The city of Dehradun is also home to several Puranic sites. The Ramayana tells us that the god Shiva came to this place after defeating the evil Ravana. In the Mahabharata, the guru Dronacharya gave the area its name. In the Skanda Purana, Lord Vishnu kills the asuras and saves the world by killing the wicked Madhu-Kaitabha. This place has also been the site of ancient temples. The archaeological remains are about 2000 years old.

Dehradun attractions

Dehradun zoo

Dehradun Zoo : A visit to Dehradun Zoo is an exciting experience for the whole family. Apart from local and international species, it is also home to facilities for kids. The views of the surrounding area are breathtaking and you will find yourself captivated by the sight of the animals. Here, you can explore the natural beauty of Dehradun while visiting the Zoo. You can even enjoy your picnic lunch at the park while viewing the diverse wildlife of the region.

Located on the Dehradun-Mussoorie road, the zoo is about 9 km from the city center. Public transport is easily accessible from the zoo, such as autos and buses. Vikram no. 1 drops tourists at the Mussoorie diversion, a few minutes’ walk from the zoo. Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun Zoo.

Malsi Deer Park

Malsi Deer Park : The Malsi-Deer Park is located at the foothills of the Shivalik Range. It is a popular tourist destination in the Doon valley and has a variety of animals. The park is also home to peacocks, rabbits, pigeons, eagles, and tiger. Families with children will love spending time at this park and taking pictures of the wild animals.

Daat Kali Temple

Daat Kali Temple : Daat Kali Temple Dehradun is an ancient Hindu shrine that is located in the Shahranpur Rd. This religiously-sensitive sanctuary is open all year long and visited by both locals and vacationers alike. There are many tours and events held here throughout the year. This popular tourist attraction has something for everyone, and is one of the reasons for so much of the city’s appeal. There are many things to see and do in Dehradun, including the Daat-Kali Temple.

Tiger Falls

Tiger Falls : While there are many waterfalls in Vietnam, few are as serene as Tiger Falls. The setting is surrounded by dense woods, but you can find a secluded spot in the middle of the forest. The small waterfall has several natural platforms, and is surrounded by large boulders. The water is cool and cascades over loose rocks. The falls have a playful character. A romantic poet might sit in the shade and compose a sonnet as her feet dangle in the cool water.

Mindrolling Monastery : Mindrolling Monastery is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved monasteries in India. This Buddhist center has grown into a thriving community and is one of the most visited places in the city. You’ll be amazed by the architecture of this monastery, which is a World Heritage Site. In the year 1965, it took three years to construct. Now it is one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world, with spectacular murals and intricate frescoes.

Famous food of Dehradun

  • Bun Tikki Dwarka Store Chowk
  • Bun Tikki

    More popular than burgers, Dehradun’s own dabeli or vadapav, the Bun Tikki, is a exactly what it claims to be: a tikki or patti made with potato and channa dal, flavored with spices, served in a lightly-toasted bun along with tamarind chutney and other condiments.

  • Bread Pakora
  • Bread pakora with chai

    Gaining popularity around the country, the bread pakora has come into its own in recent years. A favorite grab-and-go snack of Dehradun locals as well as visitors, it is a vegetarian sandwich, dipped in batter and deep-fried golden, and served hot with chutney.

  • Momos
  • Momos

    The momos has always been a popular local roadside snack all over the city and around. Made with all sorts of delicious fillings, both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian, wrapped in a thin sheet of dough, steamed or fried, and served with a spicy dipping sauce, these little dumplings can go down fast!

  • Buffet Snacks Shop
  • Buffet Burgers

    Spot the best Burgers & Bread Rolls across the city at The Buffet! Buffet Snacks Shop is a small fast food joint located in Rajpur Road opposite to Gandhi Park. 

  • Madrasi Dosa Chakarata Road
  • In Dehradun, you will find many famous restaurants that serve authentic South Indian cuisine like Dosa, Idlis, Bada, Uttapam etc. Madrasi Dosa is unique among all of them. Located at main Chakrata Road.

    Famous Hotels of Dehradun

    1. Hotel Boulevard, Dehradun : Starts at @ ₹ 2470 /-
    Hotel Boulevard

    3-star hotel

    59/3 D, Rajpur Rd, Dobhalwala, Chukkuwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

    Call : + 91 – 8979407036

    2. Hotel Seyfert Sarovar Premiere : Starts at @ ₹ 4832 /-

    Hotel Seyfert Sarovar

    5-star hotel

    270 Haridwar Bypass, Road, near Dehradun, ISBT, Uttarakhand 248001

    Call : + 91 – 8979407036

    3. Ramada Dehradun Chakrata Road : Starts at @ ₹ 4455 /-

    Ramada Dehradun Chakrata

    4-star hotel

    Eco-certifiedChakarata Rd, Mahinder Vihar, Khurbura Mohalla, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    4 . Hotel Skyking :

    Hotel Skyking

    3-star hotel

    152, 2B, Rajpur Rd, near Pacific Mall, adjacent to Scholar Home School, Jakhan, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    5. Hotel Embassy & The Trekkers Hostel : Starts at @ ₹ 768 /-

    Hotel Embassy

    3-star hotel

    18 Dhamawala Chowk, adjoining Dhamawala Mohalla, Paltan Bazaar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    2 – Mussoorie


    The hill station of Mussoorie is a popular destination for tourists to Uttarakhand. It is a municipal board in Dehradun district, 35 km from the state capital and 290 km north of New Delhi. The town is located in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range and has been a popular destination for travellers for more than three decades. It is situated in the midst of the breathtaking natural scenery that makes it so appealing.

    To get the most out of your Mussoorie holiday, it is best to plan your itinerary in advance. Prices of flights, car rentals, and hotel accommodations are often more affordable when booked in advance. If you are planning to travel by car, a taxi driver can be a valuable guide. In addition to being an excellent guide, you can also opt for a package that includes sightseeing tours, outdoor activities, and adventure sports.

    While visiting Mussoorie in the winter, make sure to check the weather forecast. The town experiences heavy snowfall during the month of December, which can be dangerous for drivers and riders. However, this does not hamper your enjoyment of the beautiful landscape. You can take a leisurely stroll through the snow-covered valley. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy skiing in the winter, if you’re feeling a bit adventurous.

    Mussoorie attractions

    Kempty Falls

    Kempty Falls : you should visit Kempty Falls. This natural attraction is popular for its beautiful landscape and scenic beauty. It is an ideal place to enjoy a day out with family and friends. You can enjoy swimming in the manmade pond and swim in the pool below the falls. The waterfalls are surrounded by lush greenery, and the sounds of flowing water will calm your nerves.

    Lal Tibba

    Lal Tibba : One of the most popular tourist destinations in Mussoorie is Lal Tibba. This place is a short drive away from the town centre. This is the highest peak in Mussoorie and is the perfect place to experience the majestic Himalayas. There is a 20-metre elevated structure, which is ideal for viewing the scenic beauty. The view from the peak is truly spectacular. The village has a strong sense of heritage, with many ancient buildings and temples, dating back to the 16th century.

    Gun Hill Point

    Gun Hill Point : The best time to visit Gun Hill Point is during sunrise, which is considered the best time to see the sunrise. There are stalls here that sell local food, souvenirs, and games. The ropeway is busy during the peak hours, so you may want to plan your trip around these times. During the winter, the weather is very cold and you may want to bring woolens. There are also a few temples on the hill, and it is a good idea to bring your camera.

    Company Garden

    Company Garden : The Company Garden is a green oasis in the center of the city. It has a number of flowering plants, amusement park rides, and a cafe. The park is free to enter, and it’s conveniently located on the main Mall Road. There are frequent taxis and buses, and the area is well-connected by roadway. A visit to the Company Gardens is definitely worth the time and money. We recommend you spend at least a few hours here!

    Mussoorie Lake

    Mussoorie Lake : The scenic beauty and adventure awaits you in the picturesque setting of the Mussoorie Lake, which originates from a natural waterfall. The most popular outdoor activity in the area is paddle boating, which is an ideal experience for families. It costs only a few dollars and gives you a spectacular view of the surrounding valley and serene boating. The newly developed picnic area around the lake features eateries and refreshment stores. The striking road to the lake is sure to provide you with some picture perfect moments.

    Famous food of Mussoorie

    • Phaanu

    Phaanu is a dish that actually originated in Garhwal, but to the migration of people, it made its way to Mussoorie. Delicious and tasty, the dish is made using lentils that include the Gahat dal. Normally eaten with rice, this dish can also be enjoyed with rotis.

    • Kali/Kappa

    This dish is a special Mussoorie food thats nothing but spinach curry. This warm and calming dish is commonly prepared in the winter season. It is quite popular at many vegetarian restaurants in Mussoorie made using a perfect blend of spinach and lai.

    • Bhang Ki Chutney

    Bhang Ki Chutney, yes you heard that right, this dish does have bhang in it and it is actually a delicacy in Mussoorie. Served as a side dish, Bhang Ki Chutney is also made with hemp seeds.

    • Garhwal Ka Fanna
    Garhwal Ka Fanna

    You may be wondering why there is so much dal featured on this list, but that’s how it is in Mussoorie. Most delicacies are dal-based and Garhwal ka Fannah is no different. The dish is cooked in a brown-based gravy and made using black gram dal. Some locals and restaurants make it different, using different kinds of dals.

    • Aloo Ke Gutkha
    Aloo ke Gutke

    Aloo ke Gutke is an important dish in Mussoorie. It is prepared using roasted dry spices and boiled pahari potatoes. Mildly spiced, this dish is commonly eaten at festivals. 

    Famous Hotels of Mussoorie

    1. Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels :
    Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels

     Library Bazar, Gandhi Chowk, P.O. Savoy,Mussoorie , Uttarakhand – 248179

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    2. Rokeby Manor :

    Rokeby Manor

    ROKEBY MANOR-LANDOUR CANTT , Mussoorie IN, Mussoorie-DEHRADUN,248179

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    3. Jw Marriott Mussoorie :

    Jw Marriott Mussoorie

    4. Ramada By Wyndham Mussoorie

    Ramada By Wyndham Mussoorie

     The Mall Rd, opposite Picture Palace, Kulri, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179 .

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    5. Dunsvirk Court Luxury Boutique Resort

    Dunsvirk Court Luxury Boutique Resort

    Vinscent Hill, Baroda Estate Near Library Chowk, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179 | 190 m from Gandhi Chowk.

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    3 – Nainital


    Nainital is a Himalayan resort town in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state. It is situated at an elevation of around 2,000m. Formerly a British hill station, Nainital is set around the picturesque Naina Devi Lake, which is a great place to go boating. The town is also home to a Hindu temple and a cable car that runs to Snow View, a high viewpoint with vistas of the town and Nanda Devi.

    While visiting Nainital, make sure to plan your visit according to the weather. The best time to visit the town is between March and June. However, if you want to enjoy the cool summer climate, you can visit during this time. Avoid late June and early July, because they have a rainy season. You will not be able to experience the beauty of Nainital during this time. And if you are traveling with your family, consider booking a holiday package to this beautiful place as soon as possible.

    Another popular attraction in Nainital is the Hanuman Temple. While visiting the temple, you can take a trip up the mountain to see the majestic views. If you are traveling with children, the Eco Cave Gardens is the perfect activity for the entire family. The enchanting landscape is a must-see for all ages. A visit to Tiffin Top will take you to a heavenly spot with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

    Nainital attractions

    Naini Lake

    Naini Lake : Recently, there was a sudden spell of heavy rainfall, which caused the lake to overflow. This is a sad event because the lake was once an untouched natural beauty, but the story of the erosion of Naini Lake is one of greed and mismanagement. In 1842, the British commissioner Mr. Lushington hired the contractor Lala Motiram Shah of Almora to construct a dozen bungalows for the British officials. The bungalows were sold very quickly and a new temple was built on the bell from the old temple.

    Nainital Zoo

    Nainital Zoo : The Nainital Zoo is a beautiful attraction that is located in the hills of Uttarakhand. The zoo, managed by Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Wildlife Management Society, is at a 2000 m elevation. It houses many animals from the Himalayas, including the endangered Siberian Tiger, Himalayan Black Bear, and Hill Fox. The zoo also houses several rare species of birds, including the Himalayan red jungle fowl and the rose ringed parrot.

    Naina Devi Temple

    Naina Devi Temple : Located in the state of Uttarakhand, the Naina Devi Temple is a prominent pilgrimage site. Its name is derived from the Hindi word “Naina,” which means eyes. The temple is surrounded by a huge peepal tree, which is a popular sight in the region. The entrance to the main shrine is flanked by two large statues of lions. As you enter the main shrine, you’ll see images of three deities: the goddess Kali, Lord Ganesha and the image of Naina.

    Jim Corbett National Park : The Jim Corbett National Park is India’s oldest national park and a famous spot for wildlife spotting. It was the location of Project Tiger in 1973. The park is also famous for its ravishing landscape. Visitors can reach the National Forest via Pantnagar, 50 km from the park, or by road from Haldwani. The nearest railway station to Jim Corbett is Ramnagar, located around two hours away.

    Mall Road

    Mall Road : The Mall Road is an important hangout area in Shimla, where you can find a wide range of shops and restaurants. Built during the British colonial era, the road is located below the Ridge and includes offices of the police service, fire service, and municipal corporation. The area is also popular among tourists, who flock to the region for its picturesque views. Aside from shopping, Mall Road also features several government offices. It is the main thoroughfare for the Shimla municipality.

    Famous food of Nainital

  • Punjabi food at Sher-e-Punjab
  • Punjabi food

    Punjabi food is all about amazing flavours and fiery taste. Enjoy the succulent chicken, flavoursome paneer and buttery dals with a range of breads, like rotis, naans and parathas, which make some people feel like they never want to stop eating.

  • Fried Prawns
  • Fried Prawns

    This amazing food place is very much like a noodle bar, and if you are not someone dedicated to Indian cuisine, you should stay with their Chinese items of which the fried prawns win hands down any day. 

  • Laccha Parathas
  • Laccha Parathas

    Yes, you heard that right. The name of this street food place is really Nainital. This corner of Nainital clones a part of Delhi and offers the typical laccha parathas and garam jalebis of Delhi with the fiery foods which are a specialty of Kumaon and the chilly nights of Nainital. 

  • Coffee at Cafe du Mall
  • Coffee at Cafe du Mall

    Amazing food, amazing prices and amazing coffee – these are a few of the recommendations one would have for Café du Mall, a neat food joint which overlooks the Naini Lake.

  • Pizza at Embassy
  • An eating place with a variety of highly authentic Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes, including pizzas, the Embassy Restaurant is the haunt of locals and tourists alike. The prices here are extremely reasonable.

    Famous Hotels of Nainital

    1. La Niwasa Luxury Resort
    La Niwasa Luxury Resort

    near High Court, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    2. The Naini Retreat

    4-star hotelAyarpatta Slopes, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    3. Offbeat Nainital – Aman the lakefront hotel

    Offbeat Nainital

    Raj Bhawan Road, opposite DSB College, Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    4. Taj Corbett Resort & Spa

    Taj Corbett Resort

    Zero Garjia, Dhikuli Ram Nagar – 244715

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    5. Paatlidun Safari Lodge

    Paatlidun Safari Lodge

    Village Bhakrakot, Mohaan, Corbett, Ramnagar .

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017



    If you’ve ever wanted to experience the heights without skis, Auli in Uttarakhand is the place to go. This mountain town is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, and the Nanda Devi mountains are visible in the distance. A cable car links the town to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Joshimath, which is also close by. You can take a walk through the Valley of Flowers National Park, where you’ll find alpine flora and wildlife including snow leopards.

    This hill town has been a popular destination for people for centuries. Travellers from across the world have flocked to Auli for centuries. The town is an aesthetic delight that is perfect for people who appreciate the outdoors. The winter climate in Auli means snowfall, so be sure to visit this destination in December or January. If you visit during these times, don’t forget to try the delicious cuisine of the region – the locals are proud to serve it!

    Auli is easily accessible via air. There are several airlines that fly to Auli from other cities, such as Delhi and the North-Central Region. The closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is about 170 miles away. Indira Gandhi International Airport is about 300 miles away, and you can take the train from there. The train journey to Auli is a picturesque one, and the scenery is breathtaking.

    Auli attraction

    Auli Ropeway

    Auli Ropeway : The Auli Ropeway is an exciting way to experience the mountain scenery from above. The cable car starts at over 1900m and gradually ascends to a peak at about 3000m. Throughout the ride, you’ll get sweeping views of the Himalayas, oak forests, and the surrounding valley. This is a popular tourist destination and many people choose to visit the town during the day. However, the Auli Ropeway offers an entirely different experience when visiting the town at night.

    Auli Artificial Lake

    Auli Artificial Lake : Auli Artificial Lake is situated in the clifftop district of Uttarakhand. It is the highest man-made lake in the world. Developed as a freshwater reservoir, it is used for fueling snow guns that create an even surface for the ski slopes, extending the skiing season. The scenic beauty of the lake makes it one of the most popular attractions in the area. The ski track adjacent to the lake is a popular attraction, and the area is accessible by bus and taxi.

    Narsingh Temple

    Narsingh Temple : The Auli Narsingh Temple is one of the holiest Hindu sites. The Shiva temple is dedicated to Lord Narsingh, the fierce avatar of Vishnu. The Narsingh Temple is located in the Sapta Badri near Joshimath. The hill station is covered with lush vegetation. A visit to the town also includes a visit to the famous Nanda Devi National Park, which is home to various wild animals.

    Chenab Lake

    Chenab Lake : Auli’s Chenab Lake is a unique location that offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains. The area also offers opportunities for camping, which is very popular among the locals. To get to the lake, the easiest way is to hire a cab from a local or share one with fellow vacationers. Once you’re there, the lake will be right at your fingertips. Just follow these simple directions to enjoy the view.

    Famous food of Auli

    1. Aalu Daal Pakora
    Aloo Daal Pakora

    Aloo Daal Pakora is served as a snack and is one of the favorite snacks of the locality of the Kumaon.It is an innovative food of Kumaon.There are various versions and recipes of aloo dal pakoras, in some moong daal is added in some both dal and potatoes are mashed together. Here we are providing the famous kumaoni recipe of Aloo Dal Pakodas.It is a perfect tea time snack during monsoons. Aloo Dal.

    2. Baadi


    Baadi is made from Kwada ka Aata (also known as Choon or Mandua flour and is black in color) Baadi is best eaten with Gahat ki dal or Phaanu. Hot Baadi and hot Phanu is very popular food in Uttarakhand.Learn how to make Baadi.

    3. Bhatwani


    ttarakhand famous, well known traditional dish Bhattwani is prepared from Pahari Bhatt Dal (Black Beans) powder.

    4. Chachandu


    Chachandu is a famous traditional cuisine of Uttarakhand made with buttermilk and Jhangora (Barnyard Millet). Its very easy to cook, easy to digest and very healthy.It is also written as Chhachcindu, Chachindu, Chhachindu.

    5. Chaulai ke laddu

    Chaulai ke laddu

    Chaulai ke laddu is a sweet delacies of Uttarakhand. It is make of Amarnath Seeds, also known as Cholai (Chaulai) in local languages.Those refraining from grains during fasts can consume chaulai made sweets (mainly ladoos). Most Indians treat it as a non-cereal which allows it to be eaten as phalahaar during fasts.Learn how to make Chaulai ke ladoos in Pahadi Style.

    Famous Hotels of Auli

    1. Ski & Snow Cliff Top Club Holiday Resort at Auli
    Ski & Snow Cliff Top Club Holiday Resort at Auli

    3-star hotelCliff Top Club, Auli Laga Joshimath, Uttarakhand 246443

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    2. Blue Poppy Resort

    Blue Poppy Resort

    near GMVN, Auli, Uttarakhand 246443

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    Hotel Auli D – Hotel In Joshimath

    3. Hotel Auli D – Hotel In Joshimath

    3-star hotel Badrinath Road, Near Petrol Pump, Joshimath, Uttarakhand 246443

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    4. Hotel Manik Resort Auli

    Hotel Manik Resort Auli

    Auli – Joshimath Road, Auli, Joshimath, Uttarakhand 24644

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    5. Incredible India Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd.

    Incredible India Hotels

    3rd Floor, 47, Lane 3, Bharat Nagar, New Friends Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110025

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    5 – Haridwar


    Located in the heart of Uttarakhand, Haridwar is an ancient city and a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site. It is located at the point where the River Ganges exits the foothills of the Himalayas. The city is famous for its numerous ghats, the largest of which is called Har Ki Pauri. It’s here where the nightly Ganga Aarti ceremony is held, with tiny flickering lamps floating in the River. The Kanwar Mela, or annual religious festival, also occurs in Haridwar.

    Visitors to Haridwar should plan their trips during the months of April to October. The monsoon season can be very crowded, so it is best to avoid these months to visit the city. During the winter season, visitors can enjoy the snow-capped mountains and the cold mountain air. The temples are best visited during the summer months, although winters are also pleasant. During the winter months, tourists can take advantage of the snow-capped mountains and enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and ice-skating.

    During your Haridwar tour, you can get to know the town better. Along with enjoying the sights and sounds of the region, you’ll get a taste of local culture. Whether you are interested in visiting the famous temples, the Ayurveda center, or genealogy registers, there’s something to please everyone. No matter how long your tour, you’ll never be bored. And with so much to see and do in such a short time, you’re sure to fall in love with the town.

    Haridwar attraction

    Har Ki Pauri

    Har Ki Pauri : King Vikramaditya built the sacred bathing ghat in Har ki Pauri in the name of his brother Bhatrihari. It is said that he visited the river to meditate. The ghat later became Brahamakund. The golden hues of the floral diyas reflect in the Ganga at twilight, and the imprint of Lord Vishnu is carved into the stone wall. The pious ritual of taking a dip at the ghat is considered to be auspicious during the Kumbh festival. The Ardh Kumbh is celebrated after six years and is the rite of salvation for the Hindus.

    Ganga Aarti

    Ganga Aarti : The Ganga Aarti is a sacred Hindu festival celebrated during the full moon in Rishikesh. Amongst devotees and tourists, it is the most popular Hindu religious event. It is held in front of a ghat called Har Ki Pauri. This ghat is named after the steps taken by Lord Shiva to enter the mountain from the plains. The ashram also hosts many religious festivals and events throughout the year.

    Mansa Devi Temple

    Mansa Devi Temple : The Mansa Devi Temple in Haridwar is a must-see for any traveler to the area. As the name suggests, the temple is a Siddhpeeth, or a place where the divine can be found. The beautiful and scenic city of haridwar can be seen in the background. If you are visiting Haridwar on a sunny day, you can take a ropeway or cable car up to the shrine.


    Shantikunj : Shantikunj is the headquarters of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, an association dedicated to spreading the teachings of the Hindu religion. This spiritual retreat is a great place for people of all faiths to come and experience the true power of yoga and meditation. Millions of people have found lasting happiness here, as the Shantikunj has provided training for the masses based on divine spiritual principles. The center’s mission is to revive Rishi traditions and spread the teachings of the guru.

    Chandi Devi Temple

    Chandi Devi Temple : Located just three km from the city center, the Chandi Devi Temple is one of the most important religious and tourist attractions in Haridwar. Dedicated to the Goddess, the temple is a Shidhh peeth. The main temple is on a hill peak, so it is a perfect place to hike from the main city. If you have time, it is recommended that you take a ropeway to the top for a panoramic view of the town and the Ganges River.

    Famous food of Haridwar

    1. Aloo Puri
    Aloo Puri

    Famous across North India, Aloo Puri is undoubtedly the best street food in Haridwar. It is not only the signature cuisine of the city, but also an all time favorite be it for lunch or dinner. 

    2. Kachori


    Just like Delhi, kachori has been a famous street food in Haridwar as well. Served along with with sabzi and chutney, it can be enjoyed as a quick snack at any time of the day. Though, this is the most common breakfast of locals.

    3. Rasmalai & Jalebi

    Rasmalai & Jalebi

    Needless to say this city is a paradise for sweet lovers and sweets like Jalebi, Rasmalai, & Rabri are a part of the must-have Haridwar special food. The sweets here are mostly made with pure ghee and are only served fresh on the plate.

    Flavoured Kulfi

    4. Flavoured Kulfi

    Just like the sweets and milk, the streets of Haridwar are also famous for selling scrumptious kulfis in a variety of flavors that will truly leave you craving for more. Malai, pista, kesar, rose, elaichi, and mango are some of the top flavors that you can try after your meal either in a matka or on a stick as you please.

    5. Chhole Bhature

    Chhole Bhature

    In Haridwar, food options are endless, but the best ones that can actually titillate your taste buds are few. A favorite delicacy of almost everyone in North India, Chhole Bhature are a must-have in this city. Along with a plate of spicy chhole bhaturas, you can take kheer or lassi, but just make sure you do not visit the local restaurants during peak hours.

    Famous Hotel of Haridwar

    1. Ganga Lahari By Leisure Hotels
    Ganga Lahari By Leisure Hotels

    Gau Ghat . Har Ki Pauri. Opp. Deen Dayal Parking, Haridwar – 249401.

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    2. The Haveli Hari Ganga By Leisure Hotels

    Haveli Hari Ganga hotel

    21, Ram Ghat, Haridwar – 249401

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    3. Pilibhit House, Haridwar – IHCL SeleQtions

    Pilibhit House, Haridwar

    38/1, Sharvan Nath Nagar, Niranjani Akhara Road, Haridwar – 249401

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    4. Golden Tulip Haridwar

    Golden Tulip Haridwar

    Nh-58 Haridwar Rishikesh Road (Opp. Of Dev Sanskriti University) Motichur Haridwar Uttarakhand – 249411.

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    6 – Rishikesh


    Rishikesh, India, is a holy city in northern India located in the Himalayan foothills. The Ganges River runs through the city, and the entire region is considered sacred. The city is home to many monasteries and yoga ashrams, as well as numerous temples that line the banks of the river. The area is also famous for its Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free, vegetarian enclave.

    Besides pilgrimages, Rishikesh is also known for its adrenaline-filled activities. You can take part in activities such as cliff jumping, bungee jumping, rock climbing, and even flying a ‘Flying Fox’. If you’re up for a little adventure, then there are several options for adrenaline-filled thrills in Rishikesh. Aside from spiritual pursuits, the town also offers many recreational activities, such as horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking.

    Aside from rafting, you can try out some other activities in Rishikesh. There are dozens of ashrams in the area, and river rafting is a great way to get in touch with the local culture. You can meet sadhus and have a religious conversation about your faith, or just relax and re-energize yourself with a spa treatment. The city also offers a range of activities to enhance your physical and spiritual well-being.

    If you are a fan of music, there’s no better place to learn yoga than at the Beatles ashram. You can even visit the White Album location where the band practiced transcendental meditation. This ashram is a popular destination in Rishikesh. While there, don’t worry about soaking up the music. Some of the ashes of famous yogis and rock bands have ended up in graffiti on the walls. However, you’re bound to enjoy a peaceful visit here – it’s one of the best ways to experience the spiritual benefits of yoga.

    Attraction of Rishikesh

    Lakshman Jhula

    Lakshman Jhula : When you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Rishikesh, you can visit the popular Lakshman Jhula, which is a popular destination for visitors. Surrounded by mountain and forest areas, this sacred spot is ideal for anyone who is looking for a spiritual retreat. Here you will find beautiful wooden pieces such as rudrakshas, idols of God, and even Indian spice masala boxes.

    Bungee Jumping Rishikesh

    Jumpin Heights – Bungee Jumping Rishikesh : There are many reasons to try bungee jumping in Rishikesh, and Jumpin Height is one of the most popular of them all. The 83-metre high platform is the first commercial bungee jumping platform in India. It was opened by an ex-Indian Army Captain in 2010 and is run by a professional team of New Zealand-based Jump Masters. It meets all international safety standards.

    Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

    Neelkanth Mahadev Temple : The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is located in the city of Rishikesh. It is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the three members of the Hindu Trinity. Other temples in Rishikesh include the Shri Radha-Krishna temple, the famous Ramji Temple, and the Jyotirlinga Temple. The temple is 26 km from the Rishikesh railway station and 29 km from Rishikesh bus stand. The shrine is situated in the town of Rishikesh, which is well connected to the major northern cities by road and rail.

    Ram Jhula

    Ram Jhula : The famous Ram Jhula in Rishikesh is a famous iron suspension bridge that spans the river Ganges. This bridge connects the ashrams of Sivananda Nagar and Swargashram and is 750 feet in length. It is also a good way to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city’s serene nature. It is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the city.

    Triveni Ghat

    Triveni Ghat : When visiting the holy city of Rishikesh, you must not miss the opportunity to visit the Triveni Ghat. This ghat is where you can take a dip in the holy river Ganges. The main daily attraction is the evening Aarti of Goddess Ganga, also known as Maha Aarti. During this ceremony, devotees offer prayers and praise to the Goddess.

    Famous Food of Rishikesh

    1. Samosa

    Samosa is a deep-fried snack that is stuffed with a savory potato filling. Samosa is the staple breakfast for many people in Rishikesh. The snack is best paired with a hot cup of coffee or tea. It can be found in every nook and cranny of the town.

    2. Sweets


    Rishikesh is known for being a sanctimonious place and for its spirituality. However, the city is also known for the variety of sweets that are made here. The sweets are made of pure ghee and ooze deliciousness with every bite.

    3. Dosa


    Dosa is a popular south Indian breakfast that is made from fermented batter and is somewhat similar to a savoury crepe.The fermented batter usually consists of rice and gram. Due to the growing number of South Indian pilgrims in Rishikesh, many restaurants serving South Indian food have popped up all over the town.

    4. Pani Puri

    Pani Puri

    Pani Puri are crispy wheat gram pockets filled with spiced water, with a variety of fillings ranging from mashed potatoes to boiled chickpeas. This is one of India’s favourite street foods and can be sampled in almost every part of the country. 

    5. Masala Chai

    Masala Chai

    Masala chai is a classic Indian spiced tea served sweet and piping hot around Rishikesh. The age-old beverage is one of the most favored drinks in India. In Rishikesh, you can saveur a hot cup of tea and spend a quiet chilly evening by the banks of the Ganga admiring the serenity the view has to offer.

    Famous Hotels of Rishikesh

    1. Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa Uttrakhand
    Taj Rishikesh Resort

    Singthali, Rishikesh Devprayag Road, Distt. Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand – 249192

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    2. Aloha on the Ganges By Leisure Hotels

    Aloha on the Ganges

    Aloha on the Ganges, Rishikesh National Highway 58, Tapovan, Rishikesh, 249192 – 249201

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    3 . Aloha on the Ganges

    Aloha on the Ganges

    Aloha on the Ganges, Rishikesh National Highway 58, Tapovan, Rishikesh, 249192 – 249201

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    4. Lemon Tree Premier

    Lemon Tree Premier

    Shesdhara, Tapovan, Laxman Jhula Road, Rishikesh – 249201

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

    5. Modi Yoga Retreat

    Modi Yoga Retreat

    238, Virbhadra Road, Rishikesh – 249201

    Call : + 91 – 6300256017

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