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Chamba, Uttaranchal Hill Station

Chamba Hills, Chamba TourAbout 50 km from Mussoorie is the smal hill town of Chamba, Uttaranchal(of course don't confuse it with Chamba in Himachal).Chamba is yet another of those destinations which still stand oblivious to most tourists and therefore unspoilt and fresh like a daisy for the lucky few who venture out seeking new places to explore and enjoy Chamba is at an altitude of 1600 mt above sea level. Again really unspoiilt and with lot of pines and deodar and good views. Unlike Mussoorie, the place is very quiet and picturesque and an excellent place to relax to wash your city blues. One can reach Chamba in about 7-8 hrs from Delhi via Hardwar, Rishikesh & Narendranagar (290 km). One can also combine stay at Chamba with one at Mussoorie or Dhanolti and reach via Dehradun, Mussoorie and Dhanolti

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Kanatal, Uttaranchal Hill Station


Kanatal, Chamba VacationsSituated at an altitude of over 8,500 feet, The Kanatal is a prime location on the Chamba-Mussorie highway. With summer temperatures ranging from 10-25 degrees Celsius, and between 5 and 18 degrees in winters, the pleasant climate and lush green natural environs of Kanatal offer a welcome respite from the heat and dust-laden environs of crowded cities and towns in the plains. The high point of the year occurs between December and February, when visitors throng this part of the country to experience the thrills of a snow-white winter

Route Map :
Delhi - Meerut - Roorkee - Chhutmalpur - Dehradun - Mussoorie - Dhanolti - Kanatal
Delhi - Meerut - Roorkee - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendranagar - Chamba - Kanatal

NearBy Areas :
Surkanda Devi temple (5 kms away),
Adventure and wildlife spots such as the Kaudiya Forest (3 kms),
Rani Chauri Forest (22 kms),
Dandachali Forest (21 kms) and Batwaldar Forest (10 kms),
The Tehri Dam (33 kms),
Hill stations like Dhanaulti (12 kms) and Mussorie (37 kms) as well as the haven for white water river rafting - Shivpuri (75 kms).

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Kausani, Uttaranchal Hill Station


Kausani Hills, Uttaranchal Tours and TravelsThere are very few places in the Himalayas which can compare with the beauty of Kaushani.As the entire Kumaon Hills have been known for their idyllic beauty with the huge mountains silhouetted against the sky.Kausani was originally called Valna. Kausani offers the magic of the deep pine forests and the majestic mountains. Kausani the birthplace of the famed poet Sumitra Nandan Pant is often referred to as the 'Switzerland of India. Situated among mountains and trees, the peaks Trishul and Nanda Devi are clearly visible from here. In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi spent 12 days here and brought his thoughts out in his book called Anasakti Yoga. The place where he stayed is called the Anasakti Ashram. This Ashram was earlier the guest house in a tea estate.Kausani is ideal to visit with the family. Because of its beauty, tourists come here all through the year. From morning to evening, from valleys to peaks, thousands of different colours can be seen here.

Kausani (Sight Seeing)

Pant Museum
A little away from the Kaushani bus stand is a museum named after the Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant. The house which has the museum is the poet's house of his childhood days. His daily use articles, drafts of his poems, letters, his awards etc. are displayed here.

Lakshmi Ashram
1 km away from the Anasakti Ashram, this place is a center run by women who do social service. Gandhiji's disciple, Sarala Behen spent her life here doing social service. This ashram is located in a solitary area in a dense jungle.

Pinakeshwar
9050 feet above sea level, this hill station is 20 kms from Kaushani. Here there is a temple of Shiva from where one can view many valleys. Around Pinakeshwar are other places like Old Pinakeshwar, Gopalkot, Huria etc.

Baijnath Temple, Kasauni Pilgrimage ToursBaijnath
17 kms from Kaushani, the most important historical place in Uttarakhand is Baijnath which is situated on the banks of the Gomti river. The Baijnath temple here was built thousands of years ago and can still be admired for its carvings and sculptures. Some old temples can also be found here.

Someshwar
15 kms away from Kaushani, this famous Shiva temple was built by King Somchand of the Chand Dynasty. In March every year a festival is held here .

Chaukori
Chaukori is 75 kms away from Kaushani and is well known for the view it gives of the Himalayan peaks. A person viewing the Himalayas from here feels like he can touch them. For an overnight stay there is a tourist bungalow.

Sundardoonga & Kafni Glaciers
For the more adventurous trekkers these two glaciers are ideal. Both these glaciers are located in the Pindari Glacier area in different spots. It is advisable to visit these places with an experienced guide and proper equipment. Sundardoonga is known for its beautiful rocks. One has to pass through Umla Jatoli village to go there. Dhakudi is a camping point which is 35 kms away. To go to Kafni (3800 mts) one has to go through a rough trek of 20 kms. from Dwali camp.

Kausani (Excursion)
Kasauni VIew, Kasauni TravelsFurther ahead from the hill station of Kausani you may plan for excursions to various other places of tourist interest.There are the hill Station of Nainital, Almora and Ranikhet that are easily accessible from Kausani, offer wondrous vistas of the Himalayas and make excellent excursion options.Then there are the temple towns of Baijnath and Bageshwar that attract several pilgrims and tourists every year and are in close proximity to Kausani.

The nature lovers may even go on an excursion to Binsar from Kausani. Binsar boasts of a bird sanctuary that is worth visiting and the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks like the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.

Weather
Kausani experiences snowfall during the months of December and January, thus these two months may be avoided. The hill resort of Kausani is a retreat in the summer months and may be visited during April-June and September-November.

Location
The hill resort of Kausani is located in the Kumaon Region of Uttaranchal. Kausani stands high at an altitude of 1890 m above sea level.

Getting there
By Air : The airport nearest to Kausani is at Pantnagar, at a distance180 km.

By Rail : The railway station at Kathgodam is the nearest railhead to Kausani at a distance of 142 km and caters to the rail transport to Kausani

By Road : Kausani is well connected with the other hill resorts like Almora, Ranikhet, Pithoragarh, Gwaldam and Nainital through road route.

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Almora, Uttaranchal Hill Station


Kafni Glacier, Almora Holidays PackagesAlmora is a wonderful place to conveniently enjoy the spectacular snowscape of the central Himalayas. Most of the days in Almora are flawless. Almost everyday the tourist can see almost every peak. Almora allows you to enjoy the mighty Himalayas together with ridge after ridge of hills.The terraced fields, the stone slatted barrack-like village houses have so far put up a valiant fight against the encroachments of urban expansion and unplanned development. Bageshwar and Sitalakhet are other places of tourist interest. Bageshwar is one of the main camping sites for the journey to Pindari Glacier, which is situated at a height of 3,820 meters.Sitlakhet is the new tourist resort on the Syahi Devi hill. Kafni Glacier is also close by(around 3,870 meters above sea level).

On the banks of Gomti (a local river) Baijnath is situated in Garur Valley, is an idyllic place. It is famous for its 13th century temples. Jageshwar has Shiva temples and is on the Almora-Pithoragarh road and is situated in a densely wooded beautiful narrow valley.They are a marvel to see for their artistic beauty and craftsmanship. Jageshwar is among the 12-jyotir lingas in the country.

The Nanda Devi temple in the heart of the Almora city is very famous.Almora has a museum that is a storehouse of information about the cultural heritage of Kumaon. There is a deer park on the outskirts of Almora.

Almora was founded in 1568.There are lots of attractions at Almora.Swami Vivekananda gave famous lectures here and included it in his itinerary at the turn of this century. From Almora To Colombo record that he was stirred as much by the stark beauty of the mountains here as by the ocean at Kanyakumari. The headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, was located at Mayawati Ashram then in Almora. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore spent a summer to get over the personal grief after the loss of a beloved child.A little later followed the great dancer Udaya Shankar. Ravi Shankar, Zohra Sehgal, Simki and the youngster Guru Dutt have all been here. Others have followed in their footsteps.Pundit Nehru had served a term of imprisonment in the Jail at Almora and has left behind an evocative account of the pleasures of solitude and the changing moods of nature in his various letters written from this place which acted as inspirational guide for the Indians.

Around Almora
Almora, is surrounded by many sightseeing places. Binsar hill, locally known as Jhandi Dhar, rises to a height of 2,412 meters and offers a panoramic view of Almora town,Binsar, is an hour' s motor drive from Almora,the Kumaon hills and the Greater Himalayas. The region around in alpine flora, ferns, hanging moss and innumerable species of wild flowers. The brow is reached by an unpaved ridge lined by prosperous private estate. A walk through the woods comprising mostly oak and rhododendron forest, leads to a vantage point at the summit, which offers an uncluttered view of the Himalayan ranges and the surrounding valley. Hindi poet Ajneya treated it as a famous summer spot.
 
Visting Almora

By Road : Almora is well connected with all-important cities of India by road.

By Air : The nearest airport is a Pant Nagar (Nainital). During the summer regular flights are operational.

By Rail : The nearest raiway station near Almora is Kathgodam.

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Nainital, Uttaranchal Hill Station


Lake Nainital, Tour Of Beautiful Natural Scenes, Nainital Holidays PackagesThis hill station situated in the picturesque Kumaon region is situated around the lake Naini. Seven mountains or the Sapta Shring surrounds the city.Apart from its scenic beauty Nainital is famous for its scented candles. The hill station offers a wonderful holiday retreat from the hectic routine of the cities. The high-rising Himalayas, the tree-covered hillsides, beautiful walks and enchanting lakes mesmerize all the tourists who visit Nainital. Though overcrowded in summer, exploring this tourism resort in the off-season can also prove to be an interesting holiday. Travel to Uttaranchal to view the Snow View, a popular vantage point that offers an excellent view of the northern Himalayan ranges. The Naini Peak is a popular picnic spot and offers a panoramic view of the Nanda Devi and the mountains on the Tibetan border. Hanuman Garhi has a small temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The State Observatory is located near Hanuman Garhi on the top of a ridge.

How to Reach Nainital


By Air :
The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, which is 71 kms away. A coach takes tourists to Nainital. Taxis and buses are also available.

By Rail : The nearest railhead is at Kathgodam, which is 35 kms away.

ByRoad: The city is well connected by a road network.

Prime Attractions of Nainital

Naina Devi Temple, Nainital Tours & TravelsNaina Devi Temple ( Nainital )
The attractive lake of Nainital is said to be the eyes of Sati, wife of Lord Shiva. Sati jumped into the sacrificial bonfire. Lord Shiva to mourn the death of his beloved wife carried the body across the country. The remains of her body fell at various places which today are sacred worship places for the Hindus.

Hanuman Garhi ( Nainital )
This place is of religious importance. Situated at a height of 1951 meters this place was established by Baba Neem Kiroli. A very beautiful Hanuman mandir is at the top. From Hanuman Garhi watching the Sunset is very soothing. You can walk down from Nainital to Hanuman Garhi.
The Snow view point is located at height of 2270 meter from the sea level. This place can be reached by the ropeway or the ponies available at the Mallitaal.

St. John's Church ( Nainital )
This church was built in 1847. A brass memorial is kept in memory of the persons who were buried in the infamous landslide. The few bodies which could be dug out were buried in the church premises. { Book Religious Tours }

Snow View ( Nainital )

Naini Lake ( Nainital )
Naini Lake or Naini Taal, the picturesque blue green lake is located in the district of Nainital. It is from this lake that the city of Nainital, the beautiful settlement by the lake, derives its name. Naini Lake is so called because of its eye-like shape.

Naini Lake, Nainital TravelsNaina Peak ( Nainital )
Known as the China peak this peak is the highest point in Nainital. From here Nainital appears as a bowl. You can walk or take ponies to the peak. From this peak you can capture the exciting views of Nainital. Naina peak also gives a good view of the Camelback peak. There are no hotel or restaurant on the top so carry food and water along with yourself.

Kilburi ( Nainital )
Kilburi is slightly away from Nainital. 12 kms from the main town, this place is peaceful and quite. Located amidst green forests this place provides a break from crowds of the city. Kilburi gives a very good view of the Himalayas. The forest department has got its guest house here. Kilburi takes you into the laps of nature from rush of the cities.

Observatory ( Nainital )
The clear skies over Nainital prompted the government to setup an observatory here. The observatory has one of the most advance telescopes in India. With the help of this telescope the movement of stars, planets and other heavenly bodies can be calculated to great precision. The entry in the observatory is by permission and timings are fixed. It will be better if you collect the prior information about the place.

Zoo Gardens ( Nainital )
Naini Tal has a small but a very beautiful Zoological garden. There are many animals kept here which includes Deers, Bears, Tigers and many more. The hygiene and cleanness of the zoo is a point which attracts the mind even if one ignores it. Not surprising this zoo is one of the most clean zoos in the country. The zoo can be reached on foot or taxi can be hired.

Excursions in Nainital

Lake View, Bhimtal TourismSat Tal ( Seven Lakes)
On the way from Nainital to Bhimtal is a group of seven lakes called the Sattal. Nature has really provided this place beauty in abundance. There is government Bunglow where you can spend the night. Taxis and buses are available to Sattal from Nainital. It is 22 Km from Nainital.

Bhimtal
The myth goes that the lake was built during the Mahabharata era. You can get taxis and buses at regular interval from Nainital. On the Nainital-Bhimtal road is Mahra Village. Here through the efforts of Dr. Yashodhra Mathpal a rich collection of the cultural and archeological items have been made. These artifacts from the Uttrakhand region gives you an insight into the cultural heritage of this area. At Bhimtal you can enjoy boating and have food at the restaurant on the island in middle of the lake. Bhimtal is 23 kms from Nainital and there are good accommodation facilities at the place.

Naukuchia Lake
Just four kms from Bhimtal is lake with nine corners hence it is known as the Naukutchia lake. This is an ideal place to spend your holidays and relax. The lake is full of lotus and is surrounded by forest with a backdrop of the mountains, all this creates an ideal condition to enjoy boating in here or sit on the banks and feel the breeze coming from the lake. There are regular bus and taxi services to this place and the accommodation where you can stay.

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