With so many places offering absolute bliss and tranquility, travelers find themselves spoilt for choice in a paradise as perfect as Uttarakhand. So, here’s a list of some hidden gems that will help you for your next trip!
1. Kausani: Embrace The Serenity
Kausani is the perfect respite from the hustle bustles of the city and is one of the most serene and offbeat places in Uttarakhand. Famous for wide panoramic views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi and Panchachuli, this place, located in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand is a piece of heaven for nature lovers, photographers, trekkers, backpackers and honeymoon couples. Summer is cool and pleasant in Kausani but if you wish to experience spectacular snowfall in winter, there is nothing that can beat the charm of Kausani.
Major attractions: Baijnath Temple, Rudradhari Falls, Kausani Tea Estate and Anasakti Ashram. Other than sightseeing, shopping at Mall Road and dining at Garden Restaurant; one can indulge in trekking, camping, mountain biking, rock climbing and rappelling.
How to reach: Nearest railhead to Kausani is at Kathgodam, 136 km away. From there take a bus or hire cab to reach Kausani. Driving time is approximately 4 hours. Nearest airport to Kausani is at Pantnagar- 162 kms away.
2. Peora: Witness The Gem
Located between Almora and Nainital, Peora is a splendid gem and one of the offbeat destinations in Uttarakhand. Perched at an elevation of 6600 feet, this place is famous for mighty Kumaon Himalayan ranges forests and sprawling fruit orchards of apples and plums. Perfect for eco-tourism, this quaint hamlet is another offbeat place in Himachal which offers complete relaxation and rejuvenation to all.
Major attractions: Admire 360-degree panoramic view of snow-laden Himalayan ranges, enjoy forest trails, photography and bird watching.
How to reach: Peora is 23 kms from Almora and can be easily reached from Kathgodam, which is the nearest rail station.