Walk up to the ‘awe-so-beautiful’ places in Uttarakhand to sought solace and incredible inner peace. As you ascend the hills, every twist and turn you take on the roads of Uttarakhand, offers sight to sigh! Especially, when the shower of snow flakes bless the hills making it more appealing; you find wanderlust sneak into your travelling skin, making you restless to explore this white paradise, far and wide. As you keep reading this blog, you will be taken to several best places to visit in Uttarakhand…but only this time, they would be covered in the surreal blanket of snow.
Auli – Winter Tour Uttarakhand
For those looking for winter getaways in India that offer eye-popping views of the mountains covered in a blanket of thick snow and a number of slope roof resorts, Auli is one of the best options. A popular skiing destination in Uttarakhand. Auli is one such place where you can dive into a melange of snow sports and venture for a trek in Gurson Bugyal. Auli provides a perfect spot for winter family holidays in Uttarakhand and also is quite a nice honeymoon destination. During your winter holiday in Auli, you can witness, in fact ride Asia’s longest cable/ chair car that starts from Joshimath to Auli and vice-versa. There are several best places to visit in winter near Auli such as Joshimath and Trishul Peak. Vansh Narayan Kalpeshwar, known for valley and caves is also another site to visit. (there are less chances to visit if snow blocks the road).
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How to Reach
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the closest airport located in Dehradun at a distance of 277 from Auli.
By Rail: Haridwar is the closest railway station located near Rishikesh at a distance of 292 km from Auli.
By Road: Local buses and taxis both government and private are available from Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh to Auli via national highway 07.
Places to Stay
Auli has a series of impressive resorts that offer all basic amenities and comfortable rooms to the guests. You can also find dormitories in some of hotels making it a budget-friendly destination in Uttarakhand.
Munsiyari Winter Tour Uttarakhand
A place where time stops, where the beauty captures the eyes of the beholder, and where one can’t help but fall in love, Munsiyari is yet another beautiful skiing destination in Uttarakhand. This small town in Kumaon Hills is widely known for its pleasant weather during summer and reputed to be a place where thick layer of snow covers the hill station during winter season. It offers a refreshing ambience, several awe-inspiring attractions and a quiet murmur of wind, no wonder it is tagged as Uttarakhand’s very own Kashmir. The popular tourist attractions in Munsiyari in and around are Birthi Falls (35 km), Kalamuni Top (14 km) and where an ancient Kali temple is located; two freshwater lakes – Thamri Kund and Maheshwari Kund. There also exist a hot water natural spring, Madkot. Munsiyari is perfect for the family vacations and can be considered as a top honeymoon getaway in Uttarakhand.
How to Reach
By Air: The closest airport to Munsiyari is located in Pantnagar at a distance of 313 km.
By Rail: Haldwani and Kathgodam are the closest railway stations to reach Munsiyari at a distance of 285 km.
By Road: There is no direct transport to Munsiyari, however, you can get a bus to Almora and change the bus to Munsiyari (days may vary, you may have to spend a night in Almora).
Places to Stay Here, you can find a number of luxury hotels to budget guest houses and even resorts serving posh amenities to the guests.
Winter Tour Uttarakhand
For an ideal getaway and for those wanting a little off-beat retreat in the hills surrounded by alpine grassland, you can come vacay in one of Uttarakhand’s best places, Chopta. This destination is gaining a reputation for being one of the top travel destinations in the state. It can, in fact, be called one of the gems Uttarakhand posses that is blessed with rich flora and fauna, natural splendours and is also a starting point to various trekking places. A visit here during winters can also be preferred by adventurers who are interested to go on a winter trek. The two popular trekking places in Chopta are Tungnath and Chandrashila. Plan your trekking tour to Chopta.
How to Reach
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the closest airport located in Dehradun at a distance of 178 km from Chopta.
By Rail: Haridwar and Rishikesh are the closest railway station located at a distance of187 km from Chopta.
By Road: You can get plenty of local and private buses and taxis plying to Chopta from cities such as Uttarkashi, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Rudraprayag, and Pauri.
Places to Stay
Chopta has nature camps, luxury resorts and budget hotel. You can get well-maintained rooms with nice facilities and amenities.
Chaukori Winter Tour Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand’s best kept secret, Chaukori displays breathtaking sights, especially during the winter seaon. Widely famous for its alluring lofty hills, lustrous tea gardens, and varied flora and fauna, Chaukori, to say the least, is one of the underrated travel places in India. What’s best about this destination is also its magnetizing sunrise and sunset views. Here in this tiny hamlet, you can also camp and trek to nearby guided trails and also from here you can see the mighty mountains like Panchachuli, Nanda Kot, Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba that remain layered in snow during the winter months. To get the best of Chaukori, the month of February is quite apt.
How to Reach
By Air: The closest airport to Chaukori is located in Pantnagar at a distance of 223 km.
By Rail: Haldwani and Kathgodam are the closest railway stations to reach Chaukori at a distance of 196 km.
By Road: There are no direct buses however, you can find connecting buses from places such as Almora, Pithoragarh, Kausani and Didihat.
Places to Stay At Chaukori, you can find charming hill cottages and luxe resorts. There are also a number of hotels and guest houses for budget travellers.