Tourism in Himachal Pradesh was restricted only to a limited movement of pilgrims to a few spiritual destinations in around the hills. Himachal Pradesh is located in the western Himalayas. The beauty of the land is beyond imagination.
13 Jan 2021
HANOL village is located in TYUNI TEHSIL of DEHRADUN district in UTTARAKHAND.CHATRA is a GRAM PANCHAYAT of HANOL VILLAGE. In HANOL there is a famous & holy temple known as MAHASU DEVTA TEMPLE which is located on the TYUNI-MORI road at HANOL. It is very old temple of MAHABHARATA TIME .It believed that it had been built by PANDAVAS during AGYATVAS. The temple is dedicated to MAHASU DEVTA which is one of the ancient temple. Here people from far distance come here to worship. MAHASU DEVTA TEMPLE is dedicated to LORD MAHASU who is basically the avatar or part of LORD SHIV. Temple have three rooms -: First one is GARBHGIRIH where no one allowed only the priest can enter the temple Saturn sanctorum has IDOLS OF MAHASUS brothers who are known for their SENSE OF JUSTICE, Second one is the place where all visitors stay & sit for worship ,And Third one is the main part where THE IDOLS of GOD. MAHASU DEVTA are four brothers BOTHA MAHASU, PAVASIK MAHASU, VASIK MAHASU & CHALDA MAHASU. They all have their separate temples too. There are two ball known as BHEEM MAHARAJ BALL which have their own importance who can pick the ball was very fortune & rest of who can’t pick that balls was need to do good karmas. That is the most interesting things for visitors is to pick up BHEEM MAHARAJ BALL
After that CHAKRATA is nearest town to HANSOL which is approximately 13km away. CHAKRATA is a Military base, hence they do not allow photography. There are few places near in & around CHAKRATA where tourists used to visit & sightseeing TIGERFALL, KALSI, LAKHAMANDAL & DEOBAN.
TIGERFALL-: TIGERFALL is a best waterfall & if you looking for the peace and happiness then this place is the best for visit, height of waterfall is too much. Place is surrounded with lush green mountains, forest. There are changing rooms also available near waterfall & even a canteen for refreshment.
KALSI-: KALSI is a small town located in between CHAKRATA & DEHRADUN. KALSI is a beautiful TOURIST DESTINATION. It is situated at the meeting point of the river YAMUNA & TONS. This place is famous for various ancient monument & picnic spots. ASHOKAN ROCK EDICT, An important monument in the history of India. Epigraphy is one of the popular tourist attraction of KALSI. VIKASNAGAR is an ideal place to go for shopping in KALSI.
LAKHAMANDAL-: LAKHAMANDAL is a famous temple located in CHAKRATA. LAKHAMANDAL get its name of two words LAKH means MANY & MANDAL means TEMPLES. This temple is dedicated to LORD SHIVA .This LAKHAMANDAL TEMPLE is surrounded by relics of caves & LORD SHIVA TEMPLES. At the time of digging here thousands of different types of size of ancient Shivling was founded.
DEOBAN-: DEOBAN is surrounded by the dense forest .This was the part of the cantonment built by British & it is still used as a training ground for commandoes of Indian army ,most of the area is out of bounds and entry for foreign nationals is strictly prohibited. That area is neat and clean & beautiful, if you can see why this place is called DEV BHOOMI .Also trekking in DEOBAN is not difficult at all
BEDNI BUGYAL is a hill station situated at CHAMOLI district of UTTARAKHAND state. BEDNI BUGYAL is covered with lush greenery land.
BEDNI BUGYAL also has a small lake called VAITARANI (BEDNI KUND), it is an artificial lake built with a concrete. There are two shrine here one a small temple of NANDA DEVI & other shrine for LATU. BEDNI KUND is a popular pilgrim site for the Hindus.
It serves as a scared pilgrim place where MA NANDA & SHIVA are worshipped by the devotees. The pilgrim carry the palanquin of MA NANDA from BEDNI KUND to ROOPKUND during the famous NANDA DEVI RAJ JAAT which happens once in twelve years.
As same goes with LATU DEVTA MANDIR which is situated in the CHAMOLI district of VAAN area .LATU DEVTA is also known as religion brother of NANDA DEVI .There is a belief that NAGARAJA resides with mani in this temple & there priest do worship of NAGARAJA with blindfold because the eyesight can go with the rays of mani .When the doors get open of THE LATU DEVTA MANDIR VISHNU SAHASRANAM & BHAGWATI CHANDIKA recital are organized.
ALI BUGYAL & BEDNI BUGYAL are two of the most famous BUGYAL of our country. For tourist & visitors best time to visit in summer, when lush greenery in the meadows & wildflower are growing and also in past– monsoon , when clouds are washed away , the skies are clean that visitors can see best view of mountains ALI BUGYAL is also known as the “ HEAVEN TERRACE”. ALI BUGYAL & BEDNI BUGYAL are the best places for camping & trekking.
ROOPKUND is high altitude Glacier Lake in the UTTARAKHAND, It lies in the lap of trekking path to ROOPKUND passing near BEDNI BUGYAL It is moderate to difficult level of trek, Quit long trek with view of mountains, valley, clouds, windy spaces, grasslands & abundant snow.
One should be trek ready with all essentials especially dry ration, water & good trekking shoes. ROOPKUND is also known as a ‘MYSTERY LAKE’ or ‘SKELETON LAKE’ because hundreds of skeletons found at the edge of this lake. Skeleton are visible when the ice melts.
Dehradun is a capital of the Indian state of UTTARAKHAND. Dehradun is a smart city all over surrounded by the mountains & hills. There are numerous picnic spots for visitors & tourists. Dehradun is also famous for the studies, schools, colleges & universities like
MOST VISITED PLACE IN DEHRADUN
There are various sightseeing option in and around Dehradun which are regularly visited by the visitors & tourist. You can explore the Dehradun make your weakened joyful.
FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FRI)-: FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE is most visited place & popular in Dehradun. Visitors & tourists used to come and visit FRI which is basically an architectural building & have vast collection of forestry related items in its six museum. It is premier institute in the field of forest research in India. Shooting of movie also held in the campus of FRI which made this place more attractive for the visitors.
ROBBERS CAVE-: ROBBERS CAVE is also known as GUCHHU PANI. It was believed that ROBBERS use to take hide in GUCHHU PANI after robbery that why it is famous as ROBBERS CAVE. It is basically a long cave where water flows. ROBBERS CAVE is picnic spots for the visitors. When the flow of water is high there is no entry allowed basically in rainy times other time entry is open for all the visitors.
SAHASTRADHARA-: SAHASTRADHARA is like flowing Water River which is divided into the collection of water pools. Small shops & restaurant are available there where u can have food & enjoy the water, also some shopping stuffs & changing rooms that visitors can change their dress after having bath in water SAHASTRADHARA also has an ROPEWAY providing an AIRY RIDE to the mountain top. There is a water park named JOYLAND WATERPARK that is manmade WATER AMUSMENT PARK which also attracts visitors.
BUDDHA TEMPLE-: BUDDHA TEMPLE is a peaceful & holy school of TIBETAN RELIGION. BUDDHA TEMPLE noted for it’s MONUMENTAL, ART-FILLED STUPA & STATUE OF THE BUDDHA. There are shops available which might be bit expensive, you can buy stuffs like DECORATIVE ART PIECE.
DEHRADUN ZOO (MALSI DEAR PARK)-: MALSI DEAR PARK one of the most popular destination for tourists & visitors. There is entry fee for Adults 20 Rs & Kids 10 Rs. It is a home to several wildlife species. There is a parking space provided where tourists can park their vehicle, garden to take rest, Swings fir kids, Canteen also available for the visitors.
CLOCK TOWER DEHRADUN -: CLOCK TOWER is the main attraction of Dehradun city for tourists CLOCK TOWER is also known as GHANTA GHAR. Where tourists & visitors can go for their shopping. GHANTA GHAR is a biggest market place in Dehradun where you can buy all type of clothing stuffs, home décor, restaurants everything. CLOCK TOWER is a main market of Dehradun & usually crowded area.
FUN VALLEY-: FUN VALLEY is an amazing AMUSMENT PARK near Dehradun. Inside there is WATER PARKS, POOLS, DIFFERENT TYPES OF RIDES, FOOD COURT, RESORTS are available. There is an entry charge which might be Rs 700. FUN VALLEY is crowded on weakened.
KHALANGA WAR MEMORIAL-: KHALANGA WAR MEMORIAL is very quiet & pleasant place & also a famous tourist place .Road of KHALANGA is both side covered with trees, KHALANGA WAR MEMORIAL is a heritage monument dedicated to the memory of Gorkha soldier who fought the British in the battle of Nalapani in 1814 view from the top of the KHALANGA is very beautiful, clam & amazing.
In the Indian state of UTTARAKHAND towards the easternmost part of the HIMALAYAS located a small beautiful city called Pithoragarh. Pithoragarh is also known as a Little Kashmir.
There are large numbers of waterfall, temples, forts & other historical sites. Pithoragarh district containing extreme border area with its headquarters. The district is administratively divided into six tehsil –
Munsiyari-: Munsiyari is the name of sub division head quarters. Munsiyari is a hill station surrounded by snow -clad peaks, lush greenery & thickly wooded forest India’s northern state of UTTARAKHAND. Some sightseeing places in Munsiyari are
Dharchula -: Dharchula is a small town & a Nagar Panchayat in Pithoragarh district, it is surrounded by HIMALAYAS PEAKS. Main attraction of Dharchula which visitors & tourists come to visit are:
Didihat-: Didihal is a town & a Nagar Palika in Pithoragarh district in UTTARAKHAND. It is situated on the Pilgrimage route to Kailash Mansarovar. Visitors can do some activities like- hiking, camping, village tourism. Didihal is a small helmet with limited facilities .Didihal there exists an ancient temple of Shirakot dedicated to Lord Malay & it presents a beautiful sight.
Berinag – Berinag is a hill station & there are not many sightseeing where tourist can visit, Berinag is known for Snake Temple that are scattered all over the region. There is Nag Devta Temple & Chineshwar Waterfall where tourists can visit.
Gangolihat -: Gangolihat is a small HIMALAYAS hill town in the Pithoragarh district of UTTARAKHAND . It is popular for its Shakti Peeth of ‘Haat Kalika ‘ dedicated Goddess Kali There are many beautiful underground caves in Gangolihat, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Shaileshwar Gufa & Mukteshwar Gufa are most notable ones.
Pithoragarh Fort (Gorkha Killa)- Pithoragarh Fort is a small fort constructed by the Gorkhas in the year of 1789 , yet it provide a wonderful view of the Pithoragarh town from high above the hill top.
Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple -: Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated about 10 meter inside a dark cave located near Takaura & Takari Village of Pithoragarh.
Dhwaj Temple -: Dhwaj Temple is a very beautiful place in Pithoragarh for religious people surrounded by a view Majestic Himalayas. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva & Maa Jayanti located at the peak of a mountain.
PLACES TO VISIT NEAR TEHRI
SURKUNDA DEVI TEMPLE-:SURKUNDA DEVI TEMPLE is on top of a hill in the DHANAULTI district of UTTARAKHAND. A walkway has been constructed from the bottom of the hill till the temple for devotees. It take approximately 40-50 min to clime & for old generation much more to clime up till the temple. SURKUNDA DEVI TEMPLE is a beautiful temple with a calming vibes & one of the underrated holy places. THE MAJESTIC HIMADRI MOUNTAINS RANGES can be clearly seen from the top .
CHAMBA-:CHAMBA is a town & a hill station in THE TEHRI GARHWAL surrounded by the pine forest. You can explore ,relax & enjoy the town life away from the city daily routine work.
THE CHANDRABADANI TEMPLE -:THE CHANDRABADANI TEMPLE is a temple of SHAKTI PITHS & HOLY SHRINES of GODDESS SATI. THE CHANDRABADANI TEMPLE is on the top of the mountains , the tracking path is beautiful & it feels STAIRWAY TO THE HEAVEN .It is must visit place.
KUNJAPURI TEMPLE -:KUNJAPURI TEMPLE is a temple of GODDESS DURGA. It is a most visited place of THE TEHRI DISTRICT. The view from the top of the mountain is marvelous & recommended sunrise- you will always remember the sunrise from here for lifelong.
LANSDOWNE is a outstanding hills station in UTTARAKHAND .LANSDOWNE is surrounded by GARHWAL HIMAALYAS & also known as GARHWAL RIFLES. there is many ancient buildings of British time . LANSDOWNE is much clean, well maintained $ quiet place .There weather is almost in every season pleasant and clear & sometimes in the month of July to September cloudy & rainy. It is approximate 200km distance by DEHRADUN to LANSDOWNE
STAY IN LANSDOWNE
Tourist & visitors can stay in hotels or resorts near by LANSDOWNE in affordable price also you can do camping in LANSDOWNE in open green space at night with bonfire it is an ideal spot.
PLACES TO VISIT IN LANSDOWNE
GARHWAL RIFLES REGIMENTAL WAR MEMORIAL-:GARHWAL RIFLES REGIMENTAL WAR MEMORIAL is a main attraction of LANSDOWNE .It is a symbol of HEROISM in 1923 by RAWLINSON of Trent at PARAE GROUND in LANSDOWNE.
TIP & TOP-:TIP & TOP is uncrowded place in LANSDOWNE or you can say a small hill top viewpoint in LANSDOWNE.
DARWAN SINGH MUSEUM-:DARWAN SINGH MUSEUM is a GARHWALI MUSUEM where is collection of HISTORY OF HEROES & there achievements details are saved as a memories.
BHULLA TAL -:BHULLA TAL LAKE is a very small lake in LANSDOWNE. Visitors & Tourists visit there to see some kind of green beauty & peaceful view. Also Visitors & Tourists can do boating in BHULLA TAL LAKE which is easily available on rental price . It is a most favorite picnic spots among local & tourists.
ST. JOHNS CHURCH-:ST. JOHNS CHURCH is the only working/ running church in LANSDOWNE which is located on the mall road. There is beautiful interior work & wonderful surrounding which make church more attractive.
KALESHWAR TEMPLE-:KALESHWAR TEMPLE is the oldest temple of LORD SHIVA in LANSDOWNE. Belief THAT IT IS 500 years old. KALESHWAR TEMPLE is a center of attraction for tourist& visitors . Near KALESHWAR TEMPLE there is Dharamshala which is maintained by GARHWAL REGIMENT.
GARHWALI MESS-:GARHWALI MESS is a 19th CENTURY MILITARY BUILDING & such a beautiful place to visit from outside . Buildings door are not opened to general public .GARHWAL MESS is surrounded by greenery & beautiful flowers . GARHWALI MESS takes it’s own world charm to it
Haldwani is the one of the most populous city in UTTARAKHAND. It is also known as the gateway of Kumaon. Haldwani is situated on the foothills of Himalayas along with that the city has a pleasant climate which make this place an ideal tourist spot. There are many places in and around the city that offers you wonderful hikes, treks, green views, picnic spots & refreshing sightseeing.
If you book cab or go by your own vehicle , its total distance will be 320 km. You can stay on hotels in Haldwani which will be available in affordable prices.
In Summer season is pleasant not very hot in temperature, Winter season starts from October to February & Monsoon season starts from July to September which is very beautiful.
KATHGODAM-: Kathgodam stands for Timber Depot. Kathgodam is a railway station for most tourists travelers & most popular destination which is surrounded by hills and with Himalayas views. Its distance from Haldwani to Kathgodam is 8 km.
GAULA DAM -: Gaula Dam is one of the famous places in Haldwani which provides you several scene spots for picnic. Gaula River originates somewhere in the lesser HIMALAYAS. It eventually join the Ram Ganga River that goes on to become a tributary ti the Holy Ganga.
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SHEETALA DEVI TEMPLE-: Sheetala Devi Temple is Durga Temple is one of the popular tourist lace near Haldwani. It is located on a small hill which is easy to climb over there . There is no entry fee for visit . This temple is surrounded by the Mountains & woods all around .
JEOLIKOT-: Jeolikot is about 23 km away from Haldwani. JEOLIKOT is a small village and one of the best place to visit in & around HALDWANI. There is a Wonderful Victorian Era Cottage where you can at night .
NAUKUCHIATAL-: Naukuchiatal is the lake of nine corners .This is the charming hills station & sightseeing place near HALDWANI. This lake is set among hills & offers a beautiful peek into the Himalayas of the Kumaon.
BHIMTAL LAKE– Bhimtal Lake is around 15 km from Haldwani & bigger than Naukuchiatal. This is the largest lake in Kumaon tourist used to come and visit Bhimtal Lake.
HIDIMBA PARVAT-: Hidimba Parvat is around 5 km from Bhimtal. Hidimba Parvat is good for climbing & trekking but those people whose heart & respiratory issues is not suitable for them IN. You can see gorgeous view of hills.
SANKRI is a prefect weekend gateway destination to spend some quality time with your loved ones. SANKRI is surrounded with lust greenery which offer you peace charm & scenic beauty that one may hardly find anywhere else. You can directly hire can to reach SANKRI .SANKRI is not just the village, but their culture, tradition, wooden house & temples make your day full of joy and instead of staying in camps in SANKRI it’s better o stay at warm cozy wooden house with your family or friends which will something new & adventurous for you to explore & different from your daily day-to-day routine life.
ROUTE TO SANKRI
PLACES TO SEE IN SANKRI RANGE
SANKRI TO KEDARKANTHA
After moving from SANKRI to KEDARKANTHA,KEDARKANTHA TREK starts from SANKRI in UTTARAKHAND which is one of the best trekking places. KEDARKANTHA means THROAT of LORD SHIVA. It is covered with mountains peak & pine forest, After snowfall that is the most beautiful places ever which you experience in your life with snow – covered pine forest & mountain peak. You can do trekking in KEDARKANTHA .THE KEDARKANTHA TREK is a easy to moderate trek, which means it is suitable or beginners, You can stay overnight in the camp while trekking in KEDARKANTHA .In KEDARKANTHA most of the mobile do not work there , so it better to carry BSNL sim which offer you better connectivity than other sim
UTTARKASHI is located in the state of UATTARAKHAND in India . There is a direct cab from DEHRADUN to UTTARKASHI & we recommended you way to reach from DDEHRADUN to UTTARKASHI nowadays in cab because it safe , comfortable & hygiene which help you to keep distance from people & crowd in this pandemic period ( COVID 19).
ROUTE OF DEHRADUN TO UTTARKASHI
DEHRADUN- MUSSOORIE-CHINYALISOUR- DHARASU-DUNDA RANGE-MATLI-UTTARKASHI.
It would take approximate 4 hour 57 min or maximum 5 hours to reach UTTARKASHI from DEHRADUN in cab.
BEST TIME TO VISIT UTTARKASHI
March to November is the best time to visit UTTARKASHI. Essentially Summers, Monsoon & Autumn are the best season to enjoy the city of UTTARKASHI.
THING TO DO IN UTTARKASHI
WHERE TO STAY IN UTTARKASHI
In UTTARKASHI you can stay at Resort, Ashrams & Hotels which will be easily available there. Else you want to enjoy a nature you can do group or individual camping by set up your tents in peaceful place.
PLACES TO VISIT IN UTTARKASHI TO REFRESH YOUR MIND & SOUL