The city of Dehradun in Uttarakhand is known for its natural beauty and religiosity. It is a centre for tourists from where you can visit many places with natural beauty within an hour or two. If you are in Dehradun you can always enjoy a visit to beautiful hill stations like Mussoorie, Lansdowne, Chamba, Binsar, Dhanaulti, Auli and Jim Corbett.
The mountains, rivers, lush green forests and temples attract everyone alike. Many of these places can be enjoyed if you are on a family trip and even while heading for a romantic pause. Notably, places like Dehradun and Rishikesh are just 2 hours apart and are best known for their yoga camp retreats and religiosity.
On the other hand, Mussoorie, Auli and Jim Corbett are some of the best-known hill stations, attracting a large number of travellers throughout the year. Let's take you through 5 such places which are just a few kilometres away from Dehradun and can make a fun and splendid holiday this festive season.
People often visit Mussoorie, The Queen of Hills, for their honeymoon or with family and friends. Here, you will see towering mountains, dense forests, rivers, waterfalls and centuries-old temples. The city of Mussoorie situated at an altitude of seven feet above the sea level is unique in many aspects. The weather here can change at any time. Here, one can enjoy boating, paragliding and camel riding, among several other activities. The evenings here are even more dazzling with a breathtaking view of the fog-engulfed mountains.
Jim Corbett Park
Jim Corbett Park located in the Nainital district is not only a tourist attraction but also a famous national park. One can be a witness to a host of wildlife creatures and be a part of this adventure.
Lansdowne is said to be one of the most beautiful places in Uttarakhand where people come from far and wide come to see natural beauty. You can enjoy the pleasant weather from March to November and can opt for various thrilling activities including camping, boating, snow viewpoint, sunset point and jungle safari. While you are here, do not forget to visit Tip N Top and Bhulla Lake.
Chamoli is basically the centre for religious faith. You will get to hear and read about several mythological legends and stories. This place also offers you to have a closer look at the natural beauty. The place can be visited throughout the year except during the rainy season.
All those who love winters should put Dhanaulti first on their list while visiting Dehradun. Long wooded slopes, awesome weather, snow-capped mountains and rivers flowing through a calm stream are some of the many wonders you will get to visit, to begin with. This place attracts thousands of tourists during the months of May, June and November.
So the next time you think of mountains, do make your travel itinerary a sorted one with these destinations in mind.