Uttarakhand happens to be the originating point of some significant Indian rivers, and it literally is the land of spirituality. It houses some of the most pristine and spectacular hill stations which can be the perfect weekend getaway from Delhi.
After exploring the highly trodden places it was time for me to explore the unexplored side of Uttarakhand, starting from snow capped mountain ranges, to being adventurous with the adrenaline rushing mountain climbing, to trekking or simply taking a leisurely walk, I was looking forward to these 3 magnificent and not so run of the mill places.
This holiday could be perfectly tagged as the adventurous road trip from Delhi as I was sure it was going to be a thrilling weekend getaway from Delhi along with having a calming effect on me as I could sense the freshness I was going to explore, by discovering the unexplored (after the rejuvenating holiday all I can say is that you would not wanna miss it)…
If you are also planning to tread the same path as I did hence curious to know about some of the magnificent off-beaten travel destinations to spend your holidays in Uttarakhand, then I am sure this blog will surely answer most of your questions.
Askot is a small town in between Dharchula and Pithorgarh while travelling on the way to the famous Kailash Mansarovar yatra which is surrounded by the mesmerizing and lofty mountain peaks of the beautiful Kumaon Himalaya, Askot’s beauty is accentuated by the river Kali which flows close to it.
The prime attraction of this travel destination is the famous Askot Musk Deer sanctuary, which indeed is so beautiful.
The best time to visit this place is between April and September.
“I want to simply unwind in the lap of nature…. That’s all I want to do”, if this is the thought that has been cropping up in your mind time and again then I personally suggest the place Khati because it is one of the most pristine, unexplored and virgin places to unwind and relax. While trekking in here I did realize that the quaint locals and sparse population makes this place no less than a paradise of unadulterated natural beauty.
Khati happens to be the last inhabited village while on the way to Pindari Glacier, and is located on the Pindari Glacier Trek, super perfect for weekend getaway. When it comes to phone connectivity it would be wise to know that only BSNL network works in here.
Best time to visit this place is from April to November except the monsoon
Rather than letting your head spin with the stress of daily life, it’s wise to go to a quaint hill station that can offer you the perfect retreat from the rigmarole and i.e. CHAUKORI. Chaukori is one of the most untouched and unexplored tourist places in Uttrakhand.
It is renowned for its plush green tea gardens which were established by the British Colonial rulers. Since the environment is so pure and clean, the sight of sunset and sunrise are creatively unique in nature. Having a varied amount of forestation comprising of pine, oak, and rhododendron tress interlaced with orchards and cornfields this place is a literal paradise and the best location to plan a special holiday.
Don’t forget to visit the places here which are the epitome of tranquility like Arjuneshawar Shiva Temple, Mostamanu Temple, Harinag Temple, Ghunsera Devi Temple and Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple, etc.
Best time to visit this place is from April to June