Category Archives: Hill Stations

Joshimath Places to Visit

Joshimath Jyotirmath Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a part of the Chamoli district of the newly formed state, Uttaranchal, India. It is a gateway to several adventurous mountaineering expeditions, trekking trails, pilgrimages such as Badrinath and the Guru Gobind Ghat or the Valley of Flowers National Park. It has one of the four cardinal peethas established by Jagatguru Shankaracharya, while the others are located in Shringeri, Puri and Dwaraka. The math is believed to be in charge Read more [...]

Marchula Tourist Places

Marchula Central hub of Corbett Marchula is a small tourist spot in the Ramnagar town of Uttaranchal state, India. This village is situated on the banks of the River Ramganga, by its sparkling waters. It is the central hub to the Jim Corbett National Park. One gets a greater insight into Corbett, by visiting this village. The forest area of Marchula is covered in trees of pine, sal and fir. The massive Himalayan peaks can be witnessed easily from Marchula. There are many shops and restaurants Read more [...]

Uttarkashi Tourist Places

Uttarkashi Kashi of the North Uttarkashi is a district and town in the Northern Indian state of Uttaranchal. It was created in the year 1960. It borders Himachal Pradesh state, Tibetan territory, Chamoli and Tehri Garhwal districts and Dehradun city. Uttarkashi literally means Kashi of the North. It is so called as it bares resemblance to the Kashi of the plains in Varanasi. Both are located on the banks of the river Bhagirathi, next to Varun Parvat, between the rivers Varun and Asi and have Read more [...]

Rishikesh Temple & Tourist Spots

Rishikesh Gateway to spiritual life The holy city of Rishikesh is located in the Dehradun district of Uttaranchal state, India. It is the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayan mountain range. It lies at a distance of 43 kilometers from the capital city Dehradun. It is believed that Lord Vishnu took the avatar of Lord Hrishikesha-Lord of the senses, before Raibhya rishi, who preformed penance in the lands of Rishikesh and hence the name was given to the place. It was also traditionally known as Kubjamraka Read more [...]

Ranikhet Tourism

Ranikhet Queen’s Meadow Ranikhet is a picturesque hill station in the Almora district of the northern Indian state of Uttaranchal. It is also a cantonment area, as it houses the two important regiments of the Indian army i.e. the Kumaon regiment and the Naga regiment. Due to the strong military presence in the village, the area is quite well maintained and clean. Hindi, Kumaoni and English are the main languages spoken by the locals and the army men of the area. The place gets its name from Read more [...]

Pithoragarh Snowfalls

Pithoragarh Miniature Kashmir Pithoragarh is a district and town in the northern state of Uttaranchal, India. The location of the town is amidst four hills namely, Chandak, Dhwaj, Kumdar and Thal Kedar. It lies in the centre of Soar Valley of the region. It was anciently an abode of the deities with glistening cascades, gushing glaciers, natural reservoirs, vast vegetation with alpine meadows, meandering lakes and swift rivers. The temples and forts from the times of the Chand rulers are a treat Read more [...]

Pauri Tourism

Pauri Pauri is a part of the Pauri Garhwal district of the northern Indian state, Uttaranchal. Snow-covered Himalayan mountain peaks, deep valleys, meandering rivers, dense forests, warm people with a rich culture, define the town of Pauri. This town is located on the northern slopes of the Kandoliya hills. The terrain of Pauri, varies from one corner of the town to the other. Several Himalayan peaks are visible from this town, such as Nanda Devi, Trisul, Gangotri group, Thalaiya Sagar, Neelkanth, Read more [...]

Mirik Picnic Spot

Mirik Mirik is a scenic hill station in the Indian State of West Bengal. Located at an altitude of 1495 m above mean sea level, Mirik is 49 kms from Darjeeling and 52 kms from Siliguri. The highest point is the Boker Monastery at about 1768 m and the lowest point is the Mirik Lake at about 1494 m above mean sea level. The name Mirik literally translates into “place burnt by fire” in the Lepcha language. Mirik was developed as a tourist spot by the state Government of West Bengal in 1974 with Read more [...]

Kurseong Tourist Spot

Kurseong Kurseong in Lepcha language means “Land of white Orchids”. It is a popular hill station located in the state of West Bengal in India. Located at an elevation of 1520 m above mean sea level, nearly 35 kms from Darjeeling, Kurseong produces some of the costliest and finest teas in the world. Kurseong is also called as the school town, as it is home to some of the renowned schools established during the British rule. Today is one of the preferred tourist destinations from all across the Read more [...]

Kalimpong Tourism

Kalimpong Kalimpong is a hill station located in the Indian state of west Bengal. Situated at an altitude of 1250 m above mean sea level in the Mahabarath range of Himalayas, Kalimpong ‘The Land of Kings’ is a true natural paradise. The town is the headquarters of the Kalimpong subdivision & base for the mountain division of Indian Army. The place is a major tourist destination on north east India, owing to its moderate climate & proximity to all major hill towns of the region. History Kalimpong Read more [...]