Hill Stations That Make Uttarakhand A Paradise For Mountain Lovers


Wish to know what makes Uttarakhand a paradise for mountain lovers? The unexplored virgin terrains as well as the famous destinations frequented by tourists across all states, Uttarakhand nestles some of the most beautiful hill stations in the Northern part of India. While winters offer you an experience like never before among the snow-clad hills, summer can be extremely pleasant and delightful.





This queen of hills, at an average elevation of about 6170 ft, is breathtakingly beautiful. Mid-April to mid-July happen to be the best time to visit this amazing destination which Uttarakhand boasts of. Greenery is in full bloom during the months of September, October and November. The Himalayan range is clearly visible too. Lose yourself to the woods of pine, oak, deodar, rhododendron, birch and ceder. Wish to experience snowfall? Try visiting Mussoorrie during the months of December to February.



Nainital, situated at about 6837 ft above the sea level, is a popular hill station that caters to the whims of every nature lover. Whether you want a fairy-tale honeymoon or a family tour, Nainital has bountiful hotels located in thickly wooded hills surrounding the Naini Lake. The lush greenery in which the place is painted, Nainital is a pristine location that allows you to enjoy the beauty of the hills.




Bhimtal, located at an altitude of 1371 m above sea level, is known for its salubrious and pleasant summers. Hence, it is best visited during the summer months if you want to enjoy the glorious hills hanging around the Bhimtal Lake area. It is luxuriously green and stands out as a popular destination among mountain lovers.



Often referred to as the Switzerland of India, Chopta is frequented by adventurous young people who love to trek down the awe-inspiring terrains filled with rhododendrons, especially from September to November. It is a natural destination which remains unblemished and is well-known for its grand view of the imposing Himalayan range.




Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Kausani is an abode of tranquillity. If you worship Nature, Kausani has to be your temple. The emerald tea gardens, the surging terrains, the forests of pine and oak, the waterfalls and ashramas add to its charisma. A fascinating retreat that it is, you can surely plan your honeymoon trip to this beautiful destination.



Sat-Tal is just the place for you if you are in love with photography and bird watching. This cluster of seven lakes is known for the waters being as clear as crystal. Located at an elevation of 1370 m above sea level, Sat-Tal boasts of salubrious summers in the company of a variety of migratory birds. To experience that spurt of greenery, you must visit the place during the monsoons.


So, if you are a lover of hills and mountains, Uttarakhand is definitely your paradise. Have you visited any of these hill stations?

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7 Responses

  1. Divya Thapa says:

    Lovely post, Somreeta! love to visit Uttarakhand. I have never been there.

    • Somreeta Mukherjee says:

      Thanks Divya 🙂 I have been to Mussoorie but as a, don’t remember much! and my trip to Nainital, Kausani etc got cancelled in the last moment due to my health issues some 4…5 yrs back 🙁 hope to visit very soon!

  2. Oh Somreeta you took me into a different world altogether. Love love Love the mountains. They are so serene and calm. Uttarkhand is sure on my list. Beautiful post

  3. Kinkinee Kinkinee says:

    I have been there
    And it is so magical

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