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18 Jan 2024

Best Places to Visit in Winter in Uttarakhand

Winter in Uttarakhand is a poetic symphony of snow-draped landscapes and crisp mountain air, beckoning all those who yearn for a rendezvous with nature’s beauty in its purest form. Whether you’re a snow enthusiast, a culture buff, or a seeker of tranquility, Uttarakhand offers a winter wonderland that promises to captivate your heart. Let’s embark on a virtual journey through the best places to visit in this pristine state during the winter season. Embrace the winter wonderland of Uttarakhand, where the snow-capped peaks and serene landscapes create a magical tapestry of beauty. As the temperature drops, the charm of this northern Indian state reaches its peak, offering a plethora of breathtaking destinations that beckon travelers seeking a winter escape.

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  1. Auli – Skiing Paradise: Pack your winter gear and head to Auli, a pristine haven for skiing enthusiasts. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, Auli transforms into a skiing paradise during winters, boasting powdery slopes that cater to both beginners and seasoned skiers. The panoramic views of Nanda Devi add an extra layer of awe to this snowy retreat.
  2. Rishikesh – Riverside Serenity: Escape the chill with a touch of spirituality in Rishikesh. The Ganges, clad in mist, sets the scene for a peaceful winter retreat. Attend the Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, explore the Beatles Ashram, or simply unwind by the riverside. Rishikesh in winter is not just about tranquility; it’s an invitation to connect with nature and oneself.
  3. Jim Corbett National Park – Wilderness in Winter: For wildlife enthusiasts, winter is the ideal time to explore Jim Corbett National Park. The dense foliage subsides, making wildlife spotting easier. Feel the thrill of a jungle safari as you encounter majestic Bengal tigers, elephants, and diverse bird species against the backdrop of a crisp winter morning.
  4. Dehradun – Cultural Retreat: Embrace the cultural richness of Dehradun during winter. Visit the iconic Forest Research Institute, explore the Robber’s Cave, or take a leisurely stroll in the lush Malsi Deer Park. The cool weather adds a touch of charm to the city’s vibrant cafes and bustling markets.
  5. Nainital – Lakeside Tranquility: Nainital, draped in a blanket of snow, is a winter paradise. The Naini Lake, surrounded by snow-capped hills, creates a postcard-perfect setting. Enjoy a boat ride on the serene lake, explore the snow-laden landscapes, and savor the local cuisine in cozy cafes.
  6. Haridwar – A Spiritual Dip Amidst Winter Vibes: Haridwar, one of the holiest cities in India, takes on a unique charm in winter. The ghats along the Ganges become less crowded, allowing for a more intimate experience with the spiritual rituals. Attend the evening Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri, where the flickering lamps and chants create a mesmerizing spectacle. The winter air adds a crispness to the spiritual atmosphere, making Haridwar a serene destination for introspection.
  7. Chopta – The Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand: Nestled in the lap of the Garhwal Himalayas, Chopta is often referred to as the Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand. Covered in a blanket of snow during winter, Chopta is a visual delight. The trek to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world, becomes a magical journey as you traverse through snow-laden trails. Chopta offers a serene escape, away from the hustle and bustle, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers and avid trekkers alike.

Uttarakhand in winter isn’t just a destination; it’s a captivating experience. Each place, unique in its offering, invites you to be part of its winter tale. So, gear up, sip on hot chai, and let the magic of Uttarakhand unfold before you. Winter here is not just a season; it’s an enchanting journey waiting to be explored.


27 Nov 2020
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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

02 Nov 2020


  • THE TEHRI LAKE DAM is one of the tallest dam  in the world .THE TEHRI DAM is multi purposed rock & earth fill embankment  on the BHAGIRATHI RIVER  near Tehri in Uttarakhand , which used for Electricity generation , irrigation & drinking water etc.
  • THE TEHRI DAM depth is 740 meters which rises to 825 meters during rainy season & it is situated at 2,500 Ft above sea level.
  • Under the depth of THE TEHRI  LAKE history of TEHRI has been napoo. RAJ MAHALS, SHRI DAV SUMAN MEMORIAL, GANDHI MEMORILA & many more ancient & religious places has been downed and lost under THE TEHRI DAM . Hundred’s of family in TEHRI who used to live there , they have to leave there places & they shifted near by the area or any other place . Local says- whenever water level goes down THE TOURISM DEPARTMENT should kept boat that the visitors can able to experience close by  the history of OLD TEHRI .
  • Now THE TEHRI DAM  is the main attraction for the tourists & visitors . If you want to see the OLD SUBMERGED CITY  then, you can go for SCUBA DIVING  , very few places in INDIA  where you can go for SCUBA DIVING & TEHRI is one of them .
  • For home stay, there are many hotels & resorts near THE TEHRI DAM like- TEHRI LAKE RESORT, GANGA VIEW RESORT, TEHRI CLUB RESORT, HIMALAYAN ECO LODGE & many more.
  • Tourists & visitors used to come TEHRI LAKE /TEHRI DAM to capture the view of that place , making photography, shoots & know about THE HISTORY OF OLD 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.

29 Oct 2020


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


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.



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