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Explore the offbeat places in Uttarakhand

Are you the types who don’t want too many people around on your vacation? If yes, then we have listed some of these offbeat places in Uttarakhand which are a must-visit for their scenic beauty and tranquility. Come, take a look

Kalsi

A small, sleepy village in this lovely hilly state, Kalsi is blessed with picture perfect natural beauty and some challenging trekking trails. Located on the banks of Yamuna, this pretty hill station offers that much needed respite, away from the mundane city life. If hiking is your idea of vacation here, then you can take a wonderful three km trek from Ashram Road to the pretty Kala Patthar Village.

Harsil

A beautiful destination, Harsil is a place where you can experience the wonders of the Great Himalayan Range, from forests, hot springs, waterfalls to icy glaciers. Harsil was captured beautifully in the 80s blockbuster, Ram Teri Ganga Maili! The picture perfect beauty of this hill resort is surely going to cast a magical spell on you. If you are planning a train journey to Harsil, the nearest railhead is Uttarkashi, which is about 70 km from the destination. You can check IRCTC seat availability with fare and timings prior to your journey to avoid any last minute hassle.

Jageshwar

Home to one of the revered jyotirlingas in the country, Jageshwar is mainly a pilgrimage destination. The main attraction of the town is the temple complex which is home to almost 124 shrines, dating from 5th to 18th century. There are two major shrines of Jageshwar including Pushti Devi and Mahamrityunjaya, which are a must-visit. Also, if you want, you can explore the interesting forest trails around Jageshwar.

Mori

The pretty, little Mori has it all- natural beauty, adventure and history and that makes it a huge favourite among the tourists. It is also one of the best places where you can enjoy rafting in its full bloom. Mori is a haven for those who are interested in trekking as there are several interesting hiking trails which are worth exploring when here. We suggest you to put a campsite in Mori to get the best of this beautiful hill resort. If you are planning to opt for train journey to Mori, the nearest railhead would be Dehradun at around 80 km. You can check train berth availability and seat availability before opting for IRCTC train booking.

Berinag

This small hill town in Uttarakhand is a must-visit for those who love to spend some time in nature’s lap, away from chaos of the city life. Berinag offers some unmatched views of the snow-capped peaks of Panchachuli and Nanda Devi. It is also home to lush green tea plantations and you can also go for long walks along the forests, with only your thoughts for the company.

These are some of the best offbeat places in Uttarakhand. So, what are you thinking now? Pack your bags and head to any of these amazing places for an interesting holiday experience.

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