Uttarakhand comes with a wide list of things to do. The mesmerizing hilltops, scenic beauty, rivers, famous monuments make it one of the best places to take a trip. Apart from that, the place is filled with some famous locations containing different outdoor activities that can take the excitement up a notch.
All the adventure lovers visit the place to perform multiple outdoor activities. If you are thinking of taking a trip to this jaw-dropping place, then knowing the best things to do are very important.
Here are 15 things given below that you need to do in Uttarakhand to get the best experience for a lifetime.
1. Boating in Nainital
Nainital is one of the best places in Uttarakhand that offers the famous Naini lake and the surrounded hills. The freshwater and the unique kidney shape of this lake makes it very famous. You need to do boating in this lake to get a unique experience for a lifetime.
Also, do not forget to witness the sunset and sunrise in this place, visit the Nainital zoo, and enjoying the hill sights.
Best time to visit - March to June and November to December
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2. Camping at Kaudiyala
When it comes to visiting Uttarakhand, camping at Kaudiyala comes on the top. Kaudiyala is very popular for camping and every year many tourists come to this place to perform many other activities.
As the place contains a river, you also get the option to do river rafting, trekking, fishing many other activities. You will also get the option to do rock climbing in the surrounded hills.
Best time to visit - September to November and March to June
3. Wildlife Safari at Jim Corbett National Park
Well, no one wants to miss this place while visiting Uttarakhand. It is one of the top tourist destinations in Uttarakhand that comes with a lifetime memory for the tourists. Every year thousands of people visit this place to do the famous jeep safari in the wild. It gives the chance to witness the famous Royal Bengal Tiger, elephants along with other animals.
Not only animals, but you will also get to enjoy more than 50 species of trees, more than 580 species of birds, 25 reptile species in this place.
Apart from jeep safari, you can also enjoy elephant riding, camping, and other activities in this place.
Best time to visit - Mid October to Mid June.
Suggested Tour : 9 Days Uttrakhand Tour with Corbett
4. Visit Badrinath
One of the top things to do in Uttarakhand is visiting the temple of Badrinath. It is one of the Char Dham that is known to be a very holy place and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Nealkanth Mountain on the back of the temple makes it a great scenic beauty to enjoy. It holds many stories about Hindu mythology of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
Also, make sure to take a bath on the hot water that is known for treating all the pain.
Best time to visit - September to October and May to June
5. Trekking in Nag Tibba
If you love to do outdoor activities, then you need to trek in the Nag Tibba. The place is located near Mussoorie and offers a very nice view for the tourists. The place offers more than 10,000 ft height of climb on the snow-capped mountains. The place is also called by locals as Serpent’s Peak and known to be the home of Nag Devta.
Make sure to carry a camera with you to take some of the best photographs.
Best time to visit - Anytime throughout the year except for Monsoon
6. Skiing in Auli
Auli is a must-visit place in Uttarakhand that offers great scenic beauty to the viewers. The place is located near the spiritual place Badrinath. You can enjoy the view of the great Himalayas from this place.
Apart from watching the beauty of this place, this place is also very well known for Skiing. The Skiing grounds of Auli is one of the best grounds in the world.
Apart from Ski, the place also offers many options such as hiking, mountain bike riding, and others.
Best time to visit - November to February to get the snow and April to June
7. Rafting in Tiuni
While visiting Uttarakhand, make sure to include rafting in Tiuni on your list. It is one of the best tourist attractions that invite visitors from different places. Surrounded by hills and greenery, this place will help you to get a good memory of nature.
But the most unique thing in this place is river rafting in Ton which is known to be one of the wildest rivers of India. Rafting on the white water of the river is ideal for a lifetime experience.
Best time to visit- Anytime throughout the year except for Monsoon
8. Trek to Rupin Pass
Make sure to include the trek of Rupin Pass in your things-to-do list. It is one of the very popular activities of Uttarakhand that attracts many tourists over the year. Rupin pass is located at an altitude of 4600m at the lap of the Himalayan mountain range. This trek offers many different things on the way including various waterfalls, villages, slippery snow bridges, and many more. Make sure to carry trekking gear to the place as the altitude is very high in this place.
Best time to visit- May, June, and September
9. Mountain Biking in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is one of the best places in Uttarakhand and it holds many different outdoor activities. Among all of them, do not forget to try the mountain riding in your trip to Uttarakhand. The long bike riding trail and hilly terrain surrounded by greens in this place make it one of a kind.
You will also get to witness both Ganges and the Himalayan range in the way. Do not forget to get this amazing experience of doing a bike ride in the Rishikesh.
Best time to visit - December to February
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10. Visit the Temple Town in Dwarahat
If you like to see some old monuments and history, then do not forget to visit the Temple town. As the name suggests, this town is filled with many old temples and located in the Dwarahat. You will get to see 55 different temples which are made with Redstone and other materials.
All of these temples are very old and made by Katyru kings in the medieval ages. The masterpiece of architecture and different temples with leave you breathless. Make sure to include this place in your list to witness these wonders with your own eyes.
Best time to visit - Anytime in the year except for the Monsoons.
11. Paragliding in Mussoorie
If you are an adrenaline junkie, then do not forget to participate in the paragliding in the Mussoorie. This is one of the very famous activities performed by different tourists from all around the world. Paragliding is one of the very famous activities that you can perform in Mussoorie to get the best view under you.
You will get to see lush greenery, waterfalls, rivers, hills, and many other things from up from the sky. Make sure to do the paragliding to get a unique experience for a lifetime.
Best time to visit - May to June and October to November
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12. Rafting in Rishikesh
If you want to have a one time experience for the lifetime, then do the river rafting in Rishikesh. It is the best river rafting experience in Rishikesh that gives a thrilling experience. You will get assistance from the best instructors that will help you to do the river rafting if you are doing it for the first time. You can camp and do the rafting in this place with all the arrangements of food, water, and other arrangements from the operators.
Best time to visit - September to Mid November
13. Take a trip to Nainital Ropeway
Your trip to Uttarakhand is not complete without riding the Nainital ropeway. This is one of the popular tourist activities in Uttarakhand that will help you to get an experience for a lifetime.
The ropeway takes you in the height of 2270 meters and helps you to see the jaw-dropping greens and hills of Nainital. Including this activity in your things-to-do list is the best experience that you can get in Nainital.
Best time to visit - Anytime in the year except for the Monsoon.
14. Ganga Aarti in Haridwar
Do not forget to visit the Ganges in the Haridwar and witness the aarti. You will get to see this aarti on the banks of river Ganges at Harki Pauri ghat. Thousands of devotees come from different places in the world that makes it one of the crowded places in the Uttarakhand.
Tourists float "diyas" and small candles to the flowing river to get your desire fulfilled. The different lights and decorations of the place will give you a wonderful feeling.
Best time to visit - All around the year
15. Chota Char Dham Yatra
If you are visiting Uttrakhand, then do not forget to Chota Chardham Yatra. You will have to visit 4 of the popular religious destinations to complete the tour. There is a popular saying that you need to participate in it once in your life to get the blessing of the gods.
Best time to visit - May to June
These are the 15 things to do that you need to include in your "things to do" list in Uttarakhand to get the best experience for a lifetime.