Top 10 places to visit in Uttarakhand on a college tour

By travelmonk01 | uttrakhand

Feb 10

Top 10 places to visit in Uttarakhand on a college tour

Who in the world doesn’t want to go on a thrilling & adventurous trip with their best friends??

But somewhere the work, social life structure and other commitments dont let them, and even if they can finally manage to escape all of that… chances are in most cases they would still find themselves alone or with a couple more friends,

But there are some lucky chaps who know it well and they do it well, yes they are the cool generation still in college, who have more friends than an a cubical professional can memorize names, and more freedom than an emlpoyee of top company, may ever have in the rest of their life.

Sharing a unique list of Top 10 places that one must explore in Uttarakhand, on their college tour.

1 : Rishikesh - “life was meant for Good friends and great adventures”

college tour to rishikesh

There is certainly no other place like Rishikesh in India, the Ancient spiritual center is now also the adventure capital of India.

Rishikesh offers a variety of great adventure activities for a college trip, one can enjoy the adrenaline rush of white water rafting in Rishikesh, or Rock climbing with the help of a fellow mate under highly trained instructors.

Valley crossing on a rope, Bungee jumping from Asia’s highest platform, Many waterfalls to explore and the famous ruins of beatles ashram near Ram jhula.

Things to do in Rishikesh.

How to reach Rishikesh

Best time to visit Rishikesh

2. Nainital : Friends that travel together, stay together.

college tour to nainital uttrakhand

Popular as one of the most beautiful and tranquil hill station in north india, is one of the most precious jewel of Uttarakhand the crown of hills. During the British era, it was the preferred hill station to welcome one of the highest level of guests in india. The beautiful town of nainital is set around Naini lake, a famous boating site with Nanda devi temple. A cable car ride to the vantage point hill (2270 m Asl) views views over the lake town and Himalayan views of many snow peaks including Nanda Devi, which is Uttrakhand’s highest peak, and india’s second highest peak.

Things to do in Nainital.

Best time to visit Nainital.

How to rech Nainital.

3. Dehradun : the Magical Himalayan city.

college trip to dehradun uttrakhand

The doon valley Apart from being the capital of uttrakhand, offers great spots on all corners of town.
To top the list a visit to Indian Military academy will fill you with pride, not very far from IMA is a gem of architecture the world famous Forest Research Institute, Mindrolling Monastery at clement town, Robers cave near garhi cantt, and a long drive or walk around rajpur is unforgettable.

Cherry to the cake is amazing shopping markets and delicious cuisines and world famous Momos of Dehradun.

Things to do in Dehradun.

Best time to visit Dehradun

How to reach Dehradun

4. Corbett National Park : Tiger land of india.

college trip to corbett national park

Corbett national park is, A Beautiful and densely forested wild life sanctuary in Uttarakhand state of India, World famous for its wild life safari’s in dhikuli, Bijrani, Jhirna, zones and one of the favorite places to sight Bengal tigers, Elephant safari’s, Leopards etc. is considered as one of the rich national parks in india in terms of flora and fauna, On the bank of Ramganga reservoir, Sonanadi zone is home to incredible wildlife diversity of birds and mammals.

Best time to visit Corbett National Park

Things to do at Corbett National Park

How to reach Corbett National Park

5. Chopta | Deoriataal | Tungnath : Mini switzerland of india.

college trip to chopta tungnath uttrakhand

Chopta is a beautiful meadowland hill station in Uttrakhand, at an elevation of 2900 meters, is a popular trek in uttrakhand also trek starting point to Tungnath temple and Chandrashilla summit. Recently its has become very popular among college students for camping destination. One of the major reason is beacause it is very well connected and close from rishikesh, Chopta is also know as mini Switzerland of india.

Things to do at chopta.

How to reach chopta

6. Auli - Joshimath : Ski destination of india.

college trip to auli joshimath uttrakhand

A Beautiful Himalayan town, Auli is the ski destination of india in uttrakhand state, perched at an elevation of 3090 meters above sea level, in summers when snow covers are gone, it makes way for green meadows to appear and add vibrant colors to the landscape, at Auli one can enjoy a 270 degree panoramic view of Himalayas, and magnificient view of Nanda devi peak, 2nd largest peak in india.

Things to do at Auli

How to Reach Auli

7. Dhanaulti - A himalayan paradise

college trip in Dhanaulti uttrakhand

In last 3 to 4 years dhanaulti has emerged as one of the finest hill station in uttrakhand, the quite ness and Himalayan vistas are magical, it’s a very small hamlet with some camps and resorts situated within comfortable distances.

Dhanaulti is not one of the busiest but one of the most beautiful Himalayan paradise, one can enjoy 270 degree Himalayan view from Dhanalti, One of the most prominent Himalayan peaks visible from dhanaulti are, Chaukhamba massif, sri kanth, Kedarnath peak, Kedar dome, Bandarpooch ranges, Swargarohini etc.

Things to do at dhanaulti.

How to reach Dhanaulti, Uttrakhand.

8. Tehri Dam Water sports.

college trip to tehri dam uttrakhand

Ever since the government of uttrakhand decided to convert the famous tehri lake into a Hottest adventure tourism Destination of india, it has rapidly attracted thousands of tourists every month, who visit tehri lake to enjoy the thrill of, Jet ski, banana boating, Speed jet, hot air ballooning, rafting,  and kayaking at tehri lake.

Few years before india has very limited options for adventure sports activities and people travelled to other country to quench their thrust for the adventure activities that are now available at tehri adventure zone.

Things to do at Tehri lake.

How to reach Tehri Lake.

9. Almora & kausani

college tour to almora & kausani

Located in the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand, Almora is famous for its wildlife, culture and cuisines. The town is located at an average elevation of 1,646 meters above sea level and was known as ‘Rajapur’ during the reign of the Chand kings.

The town is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees and was visited by Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda who have mentioned Almora in their writings. Unlike the neighboring hill stations like Nainital and Ranikhet which were developed by the British, Almora was developed by the Kumaoni people. The town is also known as the town of temples.

Things to do in Almora & kausani.

How ro reach Almora & kausani

10. Kedarkantha trek

college trek to kedarkanth

Kedarkantha is the most sought after trekking destination in uttrakhand it is a very famous snow trek in Himalayas, trek duration is 4 night & 5 days starting from Dehradun city. It is very close to har ki dun another famous trek in uttrakhand.

The people of the region are said to be friendly and follow a unique culture and practice. Uttarakhand, permeating nature’s glory offers a dramatic landscape dotted with lovely lakes, tranquil rivers, mountains and rising Himalayan peaks.

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