13 New Theme-Based Tourist Destinations in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is ready to take a giant leap through some theme-based changes at some tourist destinations in  UttarakhandAll these 13 tourist destinations are getting special attention by the Government to promote to draw the attention of tourists to these new places.

The state government of Uttarakhand is now promoting these 13  new theme-based tourist destinations for a long stay, one for each district.  Now, Uttarakhand is giving more options to the visitors and these new destinations are becoming very popular among young travelers and family tours.

Here is a list of 13 New Theme-Based Tourist Destinations in Uttarakhand, the 13 new places are as follows

  1. Munsiyari in Pithoragarh District– Leisure Tourism 
  2. Kausani in Bageshwar District – Tea Tourism
  3. Katarmal in Almora District – Meditation & Yoga Tourism
  4. Mukteshwar in Nainital District – Leisure Tourism 
  5. Lohaghat in Champawat District –  Agri- Tourism
  6. Parag Farm in Udham Singh Nagar District –  Amusement Park Tourism
  7. Chopta in Rudraprayag District – Eco Tourism
  8. Tehri lake in Tehri District – Water Sports Tourism 
  9. Khirsu of Pauri district– Hill Station & Wildlife  Tourism 
  10. Chinyalisaur of Uttarkashi District – Multi-Purpose / Village Tourism 
  11. Gairsain-Auli of Chamoli District – Winter Sports Tourism / Knowledge Tourism
  12. Chakrata in Dehradun District –  Mahabharat Circuit / Heritage Tourism
  13. Piran Kaliyar /  Shaktipeeth in Haridwar District – Cultural & Spiritual Pilgrimage Tourism 
Munsiyari Village Uttarakhand
Munsiyari Village Uttarakhand

1. Munsiyari, Pithoragarh-Leisure Tourism 

Munsiyari is a hill station and located at the foothills of the upper Himalayan mountain, at a height of  2,200 m (7,200 ft). Munsiyari is the base of many treks into the interior rage of the great Himalayas.

Tea Garden Kausani Uttarakhand
Tea Garden Kausani Uttarakhand

2. Kausani, Bageshwar -Tea Tourism

Kausani is a village and a popular hill station that lies in the Bageshwar district. It is very popular for its landscape splendor and its eye-sweeping 300 km-wide views of the Himalayan peaks such as Trisul, Nanda Devi, and Panchchuli. Mahatma Gandhi used to call it ‘Switzerland of India’ due to the similarity in backdrops.

Katarmal District Almora.
Katarmal District Almora.

3.Katarmal, Almora – Yoga & Meditation

Katarmal lies at a distance of 1.5 km from village Kosi and 12 km from Almora district center,  and approx 70 km from Nainital district center at an elevation of  2116 meters. There is a  temple that is devoted to the god sun, dating back to the 9th century, built by the Katyuri dynasty.  Now, this destination is famous for meditation and spiritual retreats in Uttarakhand.

Suggested Read –Nanda Devi Temple -A Legendary Temple in the Almora city

Mukteshwar Nainital

Mukteshwar Nainital

4. Mukteshwar, Nainital-Leisure Tourism 

Mukteshwar is a remote & scenic village and famous for its landscape tourist destination in India. It is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. It sets in the lofty hills of the Kumaon mountains at an elevation of 2171 meters (7500 feet), 51 km away by road from Nainital, 72 km far by surface from Haldwani, and at a distance of 343 km from Delhi.

Suggested Read – The Path Of Salvation: Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, Nainital

Village Sujangaon, Lohagaht

Village Sujangaon, Lohagaht

5.Lohaghat, Champawat -Agritourism/ Hills station

Lohaghat is a small town that lies in the  Champawat district of Uttarakhand, is very popular for hill stations and many lesser-known tourist locations around.

Suggested Read – Champawat- Known for its Beauty History and Legends

Parag Farm in Udham Singh Nagar

Parag Farm in Udham Singh Nagar

6.Parag Farm US Nagar – Amusement Park Tourism

The Uttarakhand government has started developing the Parag Farm to build Uttarakhand’s biggest Amusement park for tourists. The Parag farm lies in the Udham Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand at an altitude of 214 m from sea level. This district is also known as Mini India of Uttarakhand.

Chandrashila Temple Chopta
Chandrashila Temple Chopta

7.Chopta, Rudraprayag – Eco-Tourism

Chopta is a  Byugyal, grassy land with an everlasting forest area, and it is a part of the famous  Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary. The Chopta lies at the base of the Tungnath trail,  one of the temples out of 5 temples of Shiva, is called Panch Kedar which is about 3.5 kilometers (2.2 mi) far from town.  There is another temple that is very famous, is Chandrashila, about 1.5 km from Tungnath Temple at an elevation of  4,000 meters (13,000 ft).

Suggested Read – Chopta Tungnath Trek Tour from Rishikesh

Tehri Lake, Uttarakhand

Tehri Lake, Uttarakhand

8.Tehri Lake, Tehri – Water Sports Tourism

Tehri lake is popular as a lake of Adventure sports, the best ideal destination to quench the thirst for water adventures in Uttarakhand. The government of Uttarakhand has changed the lake into a major adventure tourism destination.
Here’s the list of Adventures Activities in Tehri Lake

  • Boating
  • Jet Speed Boar Ride
  • Water Skiing
  • Zorbing
  • Banana Boat Ride
  • Bandwagon Boat Ride
  • Hotdog Ride
  • Paragliding
Suggested Read – Tehri Lake Festival: Where Fun Meets Beauty
Khirsu Wildlife Tourism
Khirsu Wildlife Tourism

9.Khirsu, Pauri Dist -Wildlife Tourism

If you are looking for an uncharted destination in Uttarakhand then Khirsu is the best option for you, where you should go. The hamlet gives you a tranquil vacation. The enchanting hill station lies in the Pauri Garhwal district at a height of 1,700 m, offers you eye-sweeping views of the great Himalayas such as the Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot,

The forested avenue is ideal for walking and wildlife tourism.. The village is also known for its agricultural diversity.

Suggested Read – Top 15 Real-life Adventure Activities for Your Family in Uttarakhand

Chinyalisaur of Uttarkashi District

Chinyalisaur of Uttarkashi District

10.Chinyalisaur, Uttarkashi -Village Tourism/ Multipurpose

It lies on the banks of the holy river Bhagirathi. It is approx  70 kilometers away from Chamba town, 34 kilometers away from Uttarkashi district center, and approx 100km far from the capital city, Dehradun.  The Chinyali Saur is the native land of Bisht Thakurs. The famous temple of Shiva is situated in the village and considered to be the oldest temple here.

Suggested Read- 5 Best Off-Grid Places in Uttarakhand – For Female  Solo Traveler

Village Bhararisain in Gairsain

Village Bhararisain in Gairsain

11.Gairsain-Auli, Chamoli – Winter Sport Tourism/ Knowledge Centre

Gairsair & Auli is are the best-known places among visitors and Uttarakhand as well. Giarsair is going to be the summer capital of Uttarakhand, so the government is developing here a knowledge park to promote local tourism and you know very well that Auli is the host Himalayan town for winter sports, so, now getting reshaped by the government to give it new lool to draw more tourists to it.

Suggested Read – The Bugyals -Natural Grasslands in the Land of Gods- Uttarakhand

Chakrata Dehradun

Chakrata Dehradun

12.Chakrata, Dehradun – Heirtage Tourism

Chakrata is the heritage town of Uttarakhand, which sets between the Tons and Yamuna rivers, approx 98 km from the capital city, Dehradun. The Chakrata sits at an altitude of  2118 m from sea level.  Once Chakrata was under British rule and used as a cantonment of the British Army.  Therefore, there are many heritage buildings that were built by the British people in colonial style.

Suggested Read- Traditional Jausari Homes Indroli-Kandar, Chakrata

Piran Kaliyar, Haridwar

Piran Kaliyar, Haridwar

13.Piran Kaliyar/ Shaktipeeth Haridwar – Religious Tourism

Piran Kaliyar lies about  27 km far from Haridwar in  Uttarakhand. This Dargah is devoted to Hazrat Makhdum Allauddin Ali Ahamed ‘Sabir’ dating back to the 13th-century.   It is believed that there are some mystical powers that guarantee every visitors’ wish is fulfilled.  Dargah lies near  Roorkee, and it was built by Ibrahim Lodi.

Suggested Read – Haridwar- A Historical and Mythological City

 

 

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Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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