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12 Reasons Why You Will Regret Not Going To Uttarakhand

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HolidayIQ Travellers list 12 reasons why Uttarakhand should be your next holiday destination.

12 Reasons Why You Will Regret Not Going To Uttarakhand:

  1. Valley of flowers (Uttarakhand)
  2. Corbett (Uttarakhand)
  3. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  4. Auli (Uttarakhand)
  5. Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
  6. Gopeshwar (Uttarakhand)
  7. Mana (Uttarakhand)
  8. Kedarnath (Uttarakhand)
  9. Nainital (Uttarakhand)
  10. Haridwar (Uttarakhand)

1. You Still Haven't Seen How Beautiful The Valley Of Flowers Is

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HolidayIQ Traveller Parambrahma Tripathy says, “Situated at a height of 3250 - 6750 meters above the sea level, the Valley of Flowers comes alive with the arrival of monsoon. Vast shades of alpine flowers against the backdrop of snow-clad Himalayas along with flowing streams carrying crystal clear water and exclusive biodiversity promise a memorable journey.”

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2. The Bridge at Garjia That Takes You Back In Time

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HolidayIQ Traveller Shilpi Jain says, “This temple is located on a small(tiny) hill/stone ridge in the middle of river Kosi. There is a bridge which takes you across to the middle, where the stream bifurcates leaving a small landlocked where this temple is situated. As per the historical significance of this temple, when I asked the priest of the temple he simply said ki 'Mata ka temple hia' and nothing more. He was busy in collecting the prasad bags from the devotees thronging the temple. Must do: Have nimbu pani as it is refreshing and tastes fantastic. You can click loads of pictures here as the surrounding are green. You can dip your feet in the stream flowing nearby and enjoy the cold water, wash your feet.”

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3141 Ratings | 2014 Reviews | 18 Sightseeings | 395 Photos

3. You'll Never Know What Thrill Really Means Unless You've Rafted In Rishikesh

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Radhu Nair, a HolidayIQ Traveller says, “Rishikesh is one of the most preferred adventure spot in India. River rafting and camping on the banks of Ganga is simply a mind-blowing experience.” Feel your adrenaline pump as you raft down the rushes of River Ganges. Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Parag Agarwal, “Rishikesh is a complete adventurous holiday destination of Uttarakhand. This holy town offers large number of adventurous sports from trekking in the forests, to bungee jumping, to rock climbing and of course River rafting in the Ganges. We checked-in the camp (Red chilli) on the bank of holy Ganga (booked in advance). The camp was nearly 12 km from the main Rishikesh town but offers a wholesome experience. No noisy streets. Surrounded by nature, the river flowing near your camp.”

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4. You Will Never Know How Gorgeous The Himalayas Actually Are

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HolidayIQ Traveller Yagnadat shares, “Auli is a scenic snow clad hill station ideal for vacations. Excellent conditions of snow during most part of year, facilities for visitors, hospitable locals and breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas make Auli a destination you always dream of!"

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395 Ratings | 261 Reviews | 10 Sightseeings | 165 Photos

5. You'll Never Know What Peace Really Means Until You Visit Mindrolling Monastery

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Everything about the Mindrolling Monastery is at a grand scale - large college, manicured gardens and the 185-feet tall Stupa, which is believed to be the world’s tallest stupa. 
HolidayIQ Traveller Alexander Krishna from Chennai shares, "One of the best time I ever had. Best gateway from a busy city life, its located just next to Raj pur road. This a peaceful place and not a over crowded hub from city, you can save the cost of visiting a Tibetan country Bhutan or Thai, never miss this."

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6. You Don't Know How It Feels To Visit The Skeleton Lake At Roopkund

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The lake is popularly known as Skeleton Lake or Mystery Lake. The spine-chilling attraction of this lake are the 600-odd human skeletons that were discovered here. 
HolidayIQ Traveller Shourya says, “The lake is frozen during winter. 16,000 feet above sea level, at the bottom of a small valley, Roopkund is a completely frozen lake full of skeletons." 

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6 Ratings | 6 Reviews | 11 Sightseeings

7. You Will Never Know How Refreshing A Dip In Satopanth Tal Feels Like

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Satopanth Tal is located in the midst of snow-capped peaks at an altitude of 4,600 metres (15,100 ft) above sea-level. The lake is considered to be of religious significance to the local people; residents of Mana village throw the ashes of the dead in the lake. Although located just 22 km from the popular Badrinath, the trail has several hidden treasures. The short distance of Satopanth Lake Trek is well-compensated with a frequent change in sceneries. Before you start the trek, obtain inner line permits from the Forest Department in Joshimath. It is wise to hire a local guide for this trek.

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3 Ratings | 4 Reviews | 10 Sightseeings | 16 Photos

8. You Still Haven't Gone Skiing On Auli's Slopes

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HolidayIQ Traveller Donarun Das says, “We went snowboarding and skiing in Auli. GMVN organizes a 7-day or a 14-day ski workshop and it is a good option for the ones who want to learn skiing. The best part is there is no restriction on any of the slopes.” January to March is attractive when skiing festivals and National Championships for skiing are organised."

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395 Ratings | 261 Reviews | 10 Sightseeings | 165 Photos

9. You Haven't Experienced Solace & The Spiritual Aura Of Kedarnath

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HolidayIQ Traveller Sahdev says, “Kedarnath a place right in the lap of nature, extremely beautiful and cold. The Kedarnath temple is open only in limited seasons. The doors of temple are closed on the next day of Diwali. They are opened then only in the month of May. In fact, Kedarnath is not a destination by itself, one has to stay at 'Gaurikund'. Kedarnath temple is the place where one can do darshan and come back. It indeed is a fantastic place to visit, but there is a lot of struggle to be done to reach the temple. Well, normal veg food is available at Gaurikund and Kedarnath both. Gaurikund is a dry place since the area is a pilgrim and considered sacred. Well nothing to shop as such and the whole route to Kedarnath from Gaurikund is worth seeing.”

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167 Ratings | 102 Reviews | 23 Sightseeings | 162 Photos

10. And Haven't Discovered Your 'Wild' Side

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You definitely can’t miss Jim Corbett National Park. HolidayIQ Traveller Anuraag Gupta says, “Away from the hustle bustle of cities, in the foot hills of Nainital lies the Corbett. a pollution free, vehicular noise free lush green area bustling with enchanting voices of birds and the gushing Koshi river. It  gives you total relaxing feeling as you drive towards Corbett from Ramnagar. Many good resorts are located along the road just outside the park area. Don’t be surprised to spot a tusker or a deer while you drive outside the park. A great weekend destination to relax and enjoy!”

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3141 Ratings | 2014 Reviews | 18 Sightseeings | 395 Photos

11. You'll Still Haven't Been On The Adventurous Ropeway To Snow View Point In Nainital

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HolidayIQ Traveller Shweta Shetty says, “The people, food, various points and few fun activities like boating, cable car ride made it a memorable vacation. There is an small amusement park that offers a few rides and go karting. Do go there just for a different experience if you have some time in hand.”

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10833 Ratings | 6519 Reviews | 26 Sightseeings | 633 Photos

12. Ever Wondered What It Feels Like To Visit Har Ki Paukri In Haridwar?

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HolidayIQ Traveller Rima Kisku shares, “We visited Har Ki Pauri in rainy season. One can spend 3-4 hrs here sitting on the stairs. There are many restaurants, you must visit Chotiwala restaurant as the food quality is nice. Dipping feet in the cold water was an amazing feeling. Har Ki Pauri is famous for 'Ganga Aarti' which take place around 6:30 pm, you have to come earlier to take seat as there are many other devotees. Don't forget to take newspaper to sit there. The chanting of Jai Ganga was so soothing, one can really feel the peace in mind. Upper road market is must to visit. One can find variety of things in affordable price. For best dining in Upper Road go to Hoshiarpuri. Just be careful while walking in that market in the evening/night as there are lots of vehicles and crowd.”

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