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Uttarkashi is situated at a distance of 154 km from Rishikesh, on the Rishikesh Gangotri route. Uttarkashi is small town surrounded by hills. Uttarkashi town is called as shivanagri and somya Kashi. It is famous for an ancient temple dedicated to lord Shiva, which is visited by thousand throughout the year. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river B hagirathi. Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. You can enjoy the breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains.

How to Reach

By Road: Frequent buses and shared taxi are available from Dehradun bus stand to Uttarkashi. Following roadways from Dehradun to Uttarkashi via Suwakholi Mussoorie via Rishikesh via Vikasnagar Barkot.

By Rail: Nearest railway station is in Dehradun. Dehradun railway station is connected with almost every part of country.

By Air: Nearest airport is Jollygrant airport Dehradun.

Time to visit Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi in Summer (March - June)

Uttarkashi in Monsoon (July - September)

Uttarkashi in Winter (October - March)

March to November is the best time to visit Uttarkashi. Essentially summers, monsoons and autumn are the best seasons to enjoy the city of Uttarkashi when the season complements the happiness of the festivities.

Uttarakhand Travel Guidelines and Uttarakhand Travel News

Uttarakhand Government orders, travellers entering Uttarakhand must carry negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours. CovidCurfew has been implemented in Uttarakhand till 18 May 2021.

As of date an interstate tourist entering Uttarakhand needs to fill in the details following the below COVID REGISTRATION – (COVID-19) link : http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/ and by filling this MANDATORY Uttarakhand Travel Card.

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Places to visit in Uttarkashi

VISHWANATH TEMPLE

This temple is one of the most sacred temple in Uttarkashi. A trip to Uttarkashi is incomplete without a visit to the Vishwanath temple, one of the ancient and most holy of temples in the area, located on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. A lot of pilgrims visit this temple during their Char Dham Yatra and spend time here meditating and enjoying the stunning views of the valley below. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Inside Vishwanath mandir

SHAKTI TEMPLE dedicated to goddess Parvati, is situated just opposite to the Vishwanath temple. The main attraction here is huge and heavy trisula. The Shakti Temple is amongst the most popular places of sightseeing in Uttarkashi, particularly among religious pilgrims and spiritual tourists. Located close to Viswanath temple, this place is known for a mighty Trishul, made of iron and copper. This long and sturdy Trishul is believed to be thrown by Goddess Shakti- another form of Goddess Durga, to kill the demons and evil power.

How to reach

The temple is located in Uttarkashi town half a km from the Uttarkashi market. The temple is also 154km from Rishikesh near the road lending to Gangotri.one can reach by bus from Rishikesh Dehradun Mussoorie and Haridwar.

Time to visit march to November best time to visit. you can go thought-out the year

Famous for Pilgrimage, Religious, Shiva temple,​

Gangotri (Untamed Water)

Gangotri is a popular Hindu pilgrim town and a Nagar Panchayat in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is located on the Greater Himalayan Range at a height of 3,100 meters above the sea level. Resting on the banks of River Bhagirathi, it is the origin point of River Ganges. Maa Ganga Temple, Gangotri Temple, and Surya KundGangotri are some of the most popular places to visit. You cannot afford to miss the experience of Gangotri.

How to reach

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Gangotri situated at a distance of 250 kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights and Gangotri is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. you can also hire chopper services to Gangotri from Dehradun.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Gangotri is Rishikesh 234 kms before Gangotri on NH58 and is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarkashi and many other destinations to Gangotri. Though the majority of trains are operational from Haridwar Railway Station.

By Road: Gangotri is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Situated at the end of NH108, buses to Rishikesh are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. Buses and Taxis to Gangotri are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarkashi, etc. You can also rent a car or hire a taxi to Gangotri from Delhi.

Time to visit: Gangotri becomes a bustling hub of devotees during the Char Dham Yatra season (May to October)

Activities: trekking, pilgrimage

Top places to visit in Gangotri

• Gaumuk trek

Gangotri Temple

Kedar Tal

Gangotri National Park

Harsil

Dodi Tal

Auden's Col

Gangnani

Gaumuk trek (Ganga’s Home)

The trekking trail to Gaumukh tapovan starts at Gangotri.it is well known pilgrim. Gomukh is the source of the Bhagirathi River in Gangotri Glacier, one of the primary headstreams of the Ganges River. The place is situated at a height of 13,200 ft (4,023 m) in Uttarkashi district. This place holds a lot of significance in Hindu mythology and attracts a lot of devotees and tourists who come up here to take a dip in the icy cold water. Located 18 km from Gangotri, you can reach here by a trek from Gangotri. Gaumukh one of the top places to visit at Uttarkashi.

Gangotri temple

Gangotri Temple, the highest temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga, is one of the four Chota Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand. Goddess Ganga is the personification of the revered Ganga River. The peaceful white temple is surrounded by Deodar and pines and the Greater Himalayan Range. The holy river Bhagirathi, which is one of the two head-streams of Ganga, flows alongside Gangotri Temple. There are five small shikhars,20ft in height. The main sanctorum or the garb girah is built on a raised platform. The inner sanctorum has the idol of goddess ganga. There are four little temples dedicated to lord Shiva, Ganesh, hanuman, and Bhagirathi.

Near the Gangotri temple. There is a natural rock shivaling in submerged under water. It is also known as Kalp Kedar and it is believed to be present from the time of Mahabharata. Not everyone is aware of this hidden spot but the people who know about this place never miss to visit once in the year.

Gate opening: Gangotri temple open on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya in the month of April/May and gets closed on the time of the Diwali festival.

How to reach

Direct buses from various of Uttarakhand like Rishikesh, Dehradun are available to Uttarkashi and Gangotri

Dehradun is the nearest railway station & Jolly grant airport is the closest airport to Gangotri temple.

Famous for: Devi Temple, Temple

KEDARTAL (Spellbinding Sight)

Kedar Tal is a popular trek in Uttarakhandand is known for its challenging trek route as well as the breath taking views of snow-clad peaks, lush green valleys and cascading river streams and waterfalls. No wonder Kedar Tal trek is one of the most rewarding treks in Uttarakhand. Kedartal is surrounded by Thalay Sagar, Bhrigupanth, Jogin 1, Jogin 2 and other Himalayan peaks. Since the region is naturally diverse, the lucky ones can spot Bharal (Blue Sheep), Goral, Himalayan black bear and varied species of birds during the trek.Kedartal also known as ‘Shiva’s Lake’ is one of the highest lakes in Uttarakhand. This immaculate glacial lake is seated at an elevation of 4,912 metres above sea level in the Uttarkashi district. Kedar Tal lake is formed by the melting of Kedar glacier, thereby giving birth to Kedar Ganga River which is an important tributary of Bhagirathi River.

How to reach

The trek to KedarTal commences from Gangotri. You can easily reach by any means of road transport to Gangotri from Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh. From Gangotri, this 18 km trek is advised to complete in three days so that you can acclimatize well at high altitude. But you can also complete this trek in two days.

Time to visit mid: May-June and August-October.Summer is the most popular time to do the Kedartal trek as a big attraction in early summers is to find the Kedartal lake completely frozen.

Famous for: trekking, Sightseeing, camping, photography

Places to See in Kedartal lake

Kedartal Lake

Kedartal lake also referred to as lord shiv’s lake is a glacial lake adorned in the garhwal region of uttrakhand.

Dodital trek

Dodital trek is one of the most beautiful trek in Uttarakhand. Doditalis an emerald lake nestland amidst high mountains at an altitude of 3310 mts above sea level. Dodital is a home to varied aquatic species, flora and fauna. there are 3 tourist spots in Dodital trek where trevellers can spent their leisure time,

Darwa top Darwa pass is agorge that connects the ganga and yamuna river valleys.it is highest point of trek.

Sangam chatti as the trek starts from Sangamchatti, where the magnificent assi ganga river flow.

Agoda village Agoda village is the first village that you come across on dodital trek and ideal halting point for people who will want to explore more.

For rest and food

There is a forest rest houses at Dodital where one can book a stay by taking a permit at the forest office in Uttarkashi. Alternatively, one can camp by carrying tents. There’s a basic canteen where one can get food and tea.

How to reach

The most convenient way to reach the trek route is by reaching Dehradun railway station first and then taking any vehicle from there which will be approximately a distance of 201 kms.

if you wish to come by flight, then the nearest airport would be the Jolly Grant Airport from where you can avail any vehicle where you will need to cover a distance of almost 207 kms. You will not face any issues about hiring vehicles for the ride as the service is quite smooth. These cars will drop you near Sangamchatti where the Dodital trek route starts.

Best time to trek: February to December

Famous for: High altitude lake, Ganesh temple, trekking camping,darwa pass, bird watching.

Dodi tal lake(hidden paradise)

Dodital cocooned amidst the benedictory pines is a fresh water lake of UttarakhandAssi ganga rises from Dodital and joins Bhagirathi. The confluence is at Gangotri.

Apart from dodital you can visit the temple dedicated to lord Ganesh. This is situated at one corner of lake.

Harsil(Astonishing Mountains)

An un explored and hidden jewel near Gangotri Dham. It is situated bank of Bhagirathi river and offering ample seeking peace and serenity in the lap of Himalayan. The mesmerizing valley of Harsilfilled with oak and deodar trees makes it a trekker’s paradise. Harsilis known for the apple orchids and one should taste the juicy apples when visiting the region.

How to reach

By Air: The nearest Domestic Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, roughly four hour drive from Harsil. This Airport is well connected to the other important cities like Delhi, Amritsar and Mumbai.

By Railway: The nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh Railway Station and is connected by the all major cities of Uttrakhand. It is situated on the New Delhi-Dehradun railway line and is linked with the cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Rudraprayag.

By Road: Harsil is 71 Kms from Uttarkashi, 86 Kms from Dunda, 165 Kms from New Tehri, 217 Kms from Srinagar, 219 Kms from Rishikesh, 238 Kms from Haridwar, 252 Kms from Rudraprayag, 320km,Uttrakhand State Road Transport Corporation (USRTC) and some private travel services.

Time to visit: The best time to visit Harsil will be the months between April and June and the months between September and November.

Famous for: Trekking, Camping, Pilgrimage,Village.

Gangotri national park

The Gangotri National Park is typical of high altitude ecosystems, with decisive influence from Trans Himalayan elements in both physical and biological characteristics. In the lower elevation of the park we can see Western Himalayan Subalpine Conifer Forest and on the higher elevat Various rare and endangered species like bharal or blue sheep, black bear, brown bear, Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Snowcock, Himalayan Thar, musk deer and Snow leopard are found in the park. The birds and animals usually found in Gangotri National Park are Bulbul, Doves, Himalayan Barbet, Ibex, Parakeet, Partridges, Pheasants, Pigeons, Serow, Snow Loepard, Thar and Tigeion we find Western Himalayan Alpine Shrub and Meadows.Gangotri National Park is accessible through route 108 which passes directly through Uttarkashi district.

How to reach Gangotri National Park has located about 206 km from Dehradun, 189 km from Haridwar and about 402 km from Delhi. The nearest railway station is located at Dehradun about 210 km from Gangotri National Park.

Time to visit summer season

Auden’s Col

Auden’s Col trek is one of the most challenging non-technical treks in Garhwal, and perhaps in all of Indian Himalayas. There are numerous crevasses, precarious ridges and boulder sections along the long arduous trail.

But the trek is equally rewarding, with awe inspiring views of the Gangotri group of peaks, the Jogin group, Bhagirathi group, Rudragaira and Kedar Dome.

Famous for: high altitude mountain pass, trekking.

Time to trek: summer(may-June) and post monsoon (SeptemberOctober)

Gang Nani

Gangnani is a small town situated 46 kms from Uttarkashi on the route to Gangotri. Gangnani is an ideal destination for the spiritually inclined and those seeking peace of mind. Being a perfect spot for meditation, Gangnani acts as an ideal retreat for the nature lovers who are exploring the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state. Gangnani affords stunning mountain views surrounded near Gangotri.

How to Reach

Gangnani Buses to Uttarkashi are easily available from Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar. You can hire shared jeep fro Uttarkashi to Gangnani. Famous for its thermal water springs, Gangnani is a perfect place for rejuvenation. The thermal water spring at Gangnaniis called Rishikund.

Time to visit: April, may, June, September, October, November.

Famous for: Hot water springs, Pilgrimage, Trekking.

Dayara Bugyal(Trekking Paradise)

Bugyal is a term used for high altitude grazing land or meadow.it is a 29km long trek situated in the less explored village of Taknaur Rengein the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

Dayara Bugyal is a popular trekking and camping destination. The Dayara bugyal trek difficulty level comes between easy to moderate, suited for experts as well as novices. The trekking takes almost 6 days to finish. Dayara Bugyal is perhaps one of the most beautiful alpine meadows in India. The meadow stretches out far and wide. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from Dayara Bugyal is breath-taking. The bugyal gets entirely covered in snow as it appears as tiny shining diamonds scattered all over the ground. As far as the eye can look, there is a sheet of white cover. Situated at an elevation of about 3750 m, Dayara Bugyal is second to none in natural beauty and perfect for the beginners. Dayara Bugyal trek goes through open stretches and dense forest at different places. The temperatures drop up to -5 degree Celsius during the nights. Each and every campsite on the trail of this trek is extremely beautiful and scenic.

Time to visit: The best time to do Dayara Bugyal trek is between December to March when the trails sparkle with pristine snow.

Famous for: trekking, camping, photography.

Yamnotri(Sparkling Osmosis)

Yamnotri is an essentially vital place packed with heavenly shrines, quaint Himalayans beauty and copious religious spot to travel to.Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is situated at an altitude of 3,293 metres (10,804 ft) in the Garhwal Himalayas in District Uttarkashi. It is one of the four sites in Char Dham pilgrimage of Uttarakhand. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Parvat. The chief attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti (7 km. Away)

How to reach

By Air Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.

Jolly grant to Yamunotri (distance) – 210 km. Private taxis can be availed from pre-paid booth at airport.

Helicopter service also available from Dehradun shastradharahelipad to Yamunotri Dham.

By Train Nearest Station : Rishikesh, Dehradun.

Dehradun Station to Yamunotri(Distance) : 175 km

Rishikesh Station to Yamunotri (Distance) : 200 km Haridwar and Kotdwar are other two stations for which pilgrims can take trains. Buses and Taxis run between these two stations and Hanumanchatti.

The best route to visit Yamunotri is via Dehardun and Barkot. Just in case you are coming from Haridwar-Rishikesh then the road to Yamunotri diverts from Dharasu bifurcation point. Yamunotri is Well connected to Haridwar , Dehradun , Chamba, Tehri, Barkot, Hanuman Chatti and Janki Chatti.

Foods There are numerous small restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Famous for photography, camping, village tourism.

Places to visit in Yamunotri

YAMUNOTRI TEMPLE

The holy abode of Goddess Yamuna is situated near the foot of KalindParbat (peak) and on a side of Banderpoonch Parbat. Nestled in the intimidating Himalayas, Yamunotri temple is believed to be constructed by the king of Tehri, Naresh Sudarshan Shah in 1839. One of the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites, the stunning setting of the temple is enough to fill the hearts of the devotees with wonder. Yamuna River jets down from one side of the temple, which houses Goddess Yamuna in the form of a black marble idol. Ganga Devi too finds her place, in white stone, by the side of Yamuna.

The temple of Yamuna closes its portals as winter approaches on Yama Dwitiya (second day after Diwali or on Bhai Dooj). Devi's winter address is Kharsali village where she reaches in a palanquin and will remain for the entire period of winters. On Akshaya Tritiya (occurring on April/May), the goddess comes back to grace Yamunotri again. Both closing and opening ceremonies of the Yamunotri shrine are brought about with celebrations, elaborate rituals and vedic chants.

DIVVYA SHILA is a rock piller, situated closed to the yamunotritemple and surya kund. Located at 3000 metres high, this rock pillar next to Surya Kund is another pilgrim attraction.

Yamnotri gate opening Gangotri temple open on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya in the month of April/May and gets closed on the time of the Diwali festival. The opening of the yamnotritemple is also the beginning of chaar dhaam.

How to reach: Motorable roads end at Janki Chatti. You need to trek about 5-6 km to reach Yamunotri. One can take ponies or palanquins to save oneself the hardships of the journey.

Famous for: Trekking, pilgrimage.

Foods: There are few dhabas around temple that serve local food. There are no luxury hotels.

SURYA KUND (THE POND OF THE SUN)

Surya kund seves as a holy place as its is located in the vicinity of yamunotri shrine. This hot water spring is dedicated to the Sun God, believed to be the father of Yamuna. Devotees often fasten rice and potatoes in a cotton cloth, and dip it in the water to be cooked. This cooked food is then offered to the temple. After offering it to the temple deity, the prasad is taken back home.

Surya kunda is located near yamnotri can be easily accessible from all the parts of country.

Best time to visit: May, June, September, October, November

Famous for: Hot water springs, Religious.

JANKI CHATTI

Janki chatti is starting point of yamunotri trek. janki chattiencompasses the last village in the region and it acts as the major hub for the pilgrims traveling to yamunotri. Janki chatti 3 km off yamunotri is where people visit to dip themselves in the hot water springs.

Famous for: Pilgrimage, Trekking, Hotel Enroute Yamnunotri.

KHARSALI

For pilgrims and tourists visiting the Yamunotri shrine, kharsali can be a place to visitband relax after partaking in the ardours pilgrimage. Distance between kharsali to Yamunotri is 1km. kharsalialso houses the oldest shani dev temple of India. Just off Janki Chattiis Kharsali, a lovely picnic spot sprinkled with a number of thermal springs, water falls and rolling meadows covered by Oaks and conifers. Lord Shiva in the Someshwar form inhabits an ancient 3-storied temple with beautiful wood work and stone carvings.

Famous for Village tourism, Camping.

Hanuman chatti

On the foothill of surya kund is hanuman chatti 13 km off yamnutori.The place marks the confluence by lush Himalayan greenery. The place is also dotted with numerous small temple.

Badkot

49 km off Yamunotri is Badkot, famous for its ancient temples and shrines. Barkot is the last big town near Yamunotri dham.

Tapovan trek

Tapovan is a naturally diverse area carpeted by the lush green grasslands that are considered to be the best high-altitude grasslands in India. Nandanvan covers two major spots. The first one is the Gangotri. Cross the glacier to reach Gaumukh and finally leaving Bhagirathi peak by your side reach the place, whose beauty can even cover the excellence of heaven. In the trek route you will have to cover several small snow covered peaks and glaciers. The best thing that you will find in this trek is to see the origin of the Holy Ganga. Throughout the route, you will find several high-altitude peaks on either side. Among them, Shivling and Bhagirathi will follow you till end.

How to reach

By Air: The Jolly Grant Airport at 266 km from Gangotri is the closest airport. Taxi service is easily available from here.

By Road: Gangotri is the nearest road head to Tapovan from where it is situated at a trekking distance of 20 km. Taxis and daily buses from major cities of Uttarakhand like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun are available to Uttarkashi city. From Uttarkashi, you can hire a taxi or travel by local bus up to Gangotri.

By Rail: Nearest railhead is located at Dehradun. The road distance between Gangotri and Dehradun is 240 km. Taxis and local buses to Gangotri are easily available from Dehradun.

Best time to visit: Gangotri Nandanvan Tapovan Trek is in summers (May - June) and Post Monsoon (September – October.

Activities Trekking and Camping.

Tehri Dam

The most important tourist attraction of tehri dam, one of the largest hydroelectric projects harnessing waters of two important rivers of Himalayas namely Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. Being one of the tallest dam in the world, tourist and visitors flocked at new tehri to witness the feat of engineering that is tehri dam.

Tehri lake is an ideal weekend getaway destination from Delhi to NCR for tourist to enjoy with family and friends.

How to reach

By Air: Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Tehri. The airport is 86 km away and cabs are easily available to your destination.

By Rail: The nearest railhead is in Haridwar, located at a distance of 71 km from Tehri Garhwal.

By Road: Tehri Garhwal is a major part of Uttarakhand hence well connected with roads. Normal and luxury buses are available to make your journey prosperous and safe.

Best time to visit: whole year is perfect to make vacation plans with your friends, family or for solo travel.

Adventure sports: paragliding, jet skiing, banana boat ride.

NELONG VALLEY

Nelong valley is a inner line area (India – China border),opened for tourist only for day time. The Nelong Valley is a rocky desert in the Gangotri National Park. Nelong Valley It's an another thrilling adventure on mountains of Uttarakshi in Uttarakhand. Administration of Uttarkashi found a new unique way at the altitude of 11000 feet which is situated in Jaal Ganga Valley at the border of India & Chaina. Half km long Garthang Gali was one of the main routes of business of India & Tibet in 1962. This path was founded by the Pathan's of Pesawer (in Pakistan) in 17 century. If we have a look on history we will see that in ancient time this valley was a path of business with Tibet via Uttarkashi. The Administration says this was the path of business in ancient time of Badhat or Tibet and Ganga Valley. In there Garthang Gali's name is in history. At the time of war between India & Chaina in 1962 Government of India moved the 04 Bhutia community villages Nelong & Jahan villages & prohibited the place. Now this Garthang Gali is open for all the visitors and valley will be more adventures & thrilling as you are walking on 11000 Feet (3666 Mts) on the small path. You can see ice capped mountains of Tibet.

How to reach Nelong Valley

By Air : Nelong Valley is located at the Bharoghati (Near Gangotri) have to take permission from Forest Department & they will provide you jeep to go Nelong valley which is 27 Kms from Bheroghati. Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Gangotri. Jolly Grant is well connected to Delhi with daily flights.

By Road: Nelong valley is the best-kept secret of Uttarkashi district. This irresistible valley is situated near Harsil and is well connected by motorable roads to like Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar. On reaching Bhairav Ghati, the Forest Department jeep will take you to Nelong Valley.

You can hire cab or take a shared vehicle in early morning from here and reach Bhairo Ghati that is few kilometres away from the Gangotri shrine. Then, hire forest department provided gypsies from BhairoGhati to Nelong Valley.

By Rail: The nearest railheads are in Rishikesh and Haridwar. Early morning, you can hire a taxi from Rishikesh railway station to Bhairav Ghati, located a few km away from Gangotri shrine.

Best time to visit: The Nelong valley remains open from may to November. The best time to visit Nelong and September to October (till Depawali festivel).

Activities Adventure, Road Trip, Sightseeing, Biking

Har ki doon

Har ki Dun is a cradle shaped valley set at a height of 3566 mts in the heart of Govind Ballabh Pant National Park. Har ki Dun Valley offers spectacular views of untouched valleys in the far off lands of Garhwal Himalayas. It is one of the most beautiful places in India offeringnumerous trekking excursions.

Surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation, Har-ki-Dun is, hands down, one the most beautiful trekking destination that showcases the unprecedented natural beauty of Uttarakhand. One glance at this hidden valley and it seems like a landscape painting on a canvas.

How to reach

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun offers daily connectivity with New Delhi and other major Indian cities as well.

By Road: Every morning at 6-8 am there are few buses to Sankrileaves from outside Dehradun Railway Station. Roadways buses takes 9-10 hours to reach Sankri and most of the direct ply early in the morning from Dehradun. You can also book a cab to Sankri from Dehradun in 7-8 hours as well.

By Rail: The Dehradun Railway Station is well-connected with various major Indian cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata etc. The frequency of trains to Dehradun is quite high as it is the gateway to the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

Best time to visit: Generally, most trekking enthusiasts undertake this trek anytime during the months of May to October, which as a safe weather condition and better predictable conditions of trekking.

Activities Trekking, Photography.

NOTE The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

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