About Uttarakhand Holidays - Uttarakhand is the crowning glory of the Indian subcontinent and a place that should be visited by everyone at least once in a lifetime. Atlas Travel brings to you the opportunity for families and groups of people to visit this state resting gracefully in the lap of the Himalayas. With Uttarakhand tourism on a constant rise, Atlas Travel has a plethora of complete Uttarakhand tour packages to choose from.
Devbhoomi is the mystical land of age-old charm and ancient history that dates back to the time when the gods walked on earth. Centuries have passed and Uttarakhand continues to attract peace seekers, adventure lovers, and spirituality seekers from all over the world.
With growing connectivity to its near and far-off cities, Uttarakhand is becoming more accessible to people from anywhere in India. Atlas Travel has some of the best Uttarakhand tour packages that allow everyone to indulge in a memorable time on the hills.
Popular Uttarakhand Tour Packages
Uttarakhand Holiday Packages
No. of Days
Nainital with Auli Tour Package
9 Nights / 10 Days
Uttarakhand Honeymoon Tour Package
7 Nights / 8 Days
Mesmerizing Uttarakhand Tour Package
4 Nights / 5 Days
Formerly known as Uttaranchal, Uttarakhand is one of the most popular hill stations in North India. Also referred to as the ‘land of gods’ or Devbhoomi, the entire state is filled with spiritual awakenings, temples, places of worship, or holy spots.
Archaeological evidence proves that there has been a settlement here since prehistoric times. Since then Uttarakhand's popularity as a holiday destination has grown. Atlas Travel has a range of wholesome and cheap Uttarakhand tour packages.
Experience spirituality at its best with Uttarakhand Tour Packages from Haridwar and feel the adrenaline pumping through our immaculate Uttarakhand Tour packages with Auli. Atlas Travel wants everyone to experience the glory of the Himalayas and presents you with packages for people from nearby and far off as well.
Pune to Uttarakhand Tour Packages, Surat to Uttarakhand Tour Packages, and Uttarakhand Tour Packages from Bangalore are two of the best-selling packages for families and groups of friends.
Best Time to Visit Uttarakhand
Summer is the safest and the best time to visit Uttarakhand. The months of March to June are also the peak months for tourism in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand tourist places are brimming with tourists from all over the globe around this time.
Traveling on the hills during the monsoon months is not recommended plus your attempts to go sightseeing would be futile.
During the summer months, the sky remains clear and the temperature remains favorable to explore as much and as many places. Remember to pack a good amount of woolen clothing even during the summer months since by sunset it gets a little colder and chiller.
How to Reach Uttarakhand from Delhi
Uttarakhand is a very famous tourist destination that caters to tourists of all age groups and from different parts of the world. It is very well connected with various modes of transportation from Delhi.
It is best to Travel to Uttarakhand by booking the right Uttarakhand family tour packages at the official website of Atlas Travel.
If you are planning a holiday in Uttarakhand then here is how you can reach Uttarakhand from Delhi:
By Road: The road to the hills is very dreamy and mystical. From Delhi, Uttarakhand is located at a distance of about 10 hours of road journey. Haridwar and Rishikesh are connected to Delhi by NH34 and NH 7.
NH109 and NH309 connect and interlink Almora, Nainital, and Jim Corbett national park. There are several taxi and cab rental services available from Delhi to any place in Uttarakhand.
Only drive on the hills and take your personal car if you are well versed with driving on the hills since it may be trickier than driving on the plains.
By Train: Reaching Uttarakhand by train from Delhi is the most convenient and budget-friendly option which many travelers choose for travel. Choosing an Uttarakhand tour from Delhi by train will cut down your Uttarakhand trip cost by a substantial amount.
If you are looking to travel to Nainital or Dehradun then the nearest station will be Kathgodam. Kathgodam connects Uttarakhand to Delhi, Dehradun, Kolkata, Maharashtra, Gujarat, UP, and Punjab among others.
Some major trains connecting Uttarakhand are Jan Shatabdi Express, Nanda Devi Express, Dehradun Express, Doon Express, and others. Check out IRCTC for more info on the train’s availability.
By Flight: There are 2 airports connecting Uttarakhand to Delhi and the rest of India via airways. The Jolly Grant Airport is the most used airport, located in Dehradun which is about 22 kms away from the city center.
It receives regular flights from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai. Alliance air, indigo, and jet airways cater to and fro Dehradun.
The other airport is located in Pantnagar of Udham Singh Nagar district serves as the gateway to Nainital, Ranikhet, and Almora. Pantnagar is located about 120 kms away from Jim Corbett.
If you are looking for an Uttarakhand tour package for couples, then Atlas travel recommends Uttarakhand Tour packages from Dehradun.
Places to Visit in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is very diverse when it comes to tourism. It has spiritual centers, meditation ashrams, trekking trails, camping grounds, and even bungee jumping options, and many more.
Here are some of the most amazing places to visit in Uttarakhand:
Jim Corbett National Park - For every adventure-loving family and individual, Jim Corbett National Park is the first destination that comes to mind.
Jeep safari rides, staying by the river, some animal sightings and bird watching is great way to spend a memorable holiday.
Rishikesh / Haridwar - The twin holy towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh that are located at a distance of 20 kms from each other, graces either side of the Ganga river, marking the place where the holy river first touches the plains of North India.
It is the ultimate spiritual destination that hosts the annual international yoga festival and is dotted with ashrams and lined with Ghats where the famous Ganga Aarti takes place every evening.
Auli - Auli is the best skiing destination in India and is a great place for an adventure-packed holiday. Skiing, snowboarding, and other snow activities while staying in cozy and comfortable cottages make Auli a dream getaway.
For a snowy vacation visit Auli during the peak winter months of November to February.
Tungnath Mahadev Temple - Tungnath Mahadev is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is located in the Chamoli district. Reaching the temple is an easy hike of a couple of kilometers and makes for a great combination of adventure and spirituality with the family.
There are pony and other services available as well if you do not feel like walking all the way up. The entire route is blessed with lush greenery and scenic vistas.
Valley of Flowers - This iconic UNESCO world heritage site is a must-visit for every nature and adventure lover. Located close to Joshimath, VOF is home to a variety of flora and fauna that are well preserved and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The best time to visit VOF is during the monsoon months of June to August when the flowers are in full bloom.
Spiritual Activities in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is rightfully named Devbhoomi for its pilgrimage destinations, ancient places of worship, and holy temples. If you are looking for a spiritual awakening or are curious to learn about the culture and traditions of India, then these spiritual activities will paint you a clearer picture.
Trekking Up To Kedarnath - Kedarnath is one of the holiest Jyotirlinga in India. Located next to Mandakini River in Rudraprayag district, the temple has ancient holy wisdom attached to it, and reaching there is no child’s play.
Trekking to Kedarnath requires the devotees to be fit in order to cover the 18 kms long uphill trek on the hills that goes up to the elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level.
Live At An Ashram In Rishikesh - No spiritual experience can ever top staying at a peaceful ashram in Rishikesh by the lap of the Ganga River. The entire town of Rishikesh is dotted with big and small ashrams offering stay at reasonable rates.
Some Ashrams that welcome guests are Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Gita Bhavan, and Swarg Ashram.
Road Trip to Panch Prayag - The Panch Prayag of Uttarakhand represents the 5 holy and significant points of river confluence that eventually goes on to form the holy Ganga River.
These 5 points of mingling are Devprayag, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag and Vishnu Prayag. People can go there and take a dip and offer their prayer right at the confluence points for the ultimate spiritual experience.
Hike Up to Tungnath Mahadev - Located in the district of Chamoli is the highest Shiva temple in the world. This holy ancient temple can be reached after a brief hike of a couple of hours which is extremely scenic and peaceful.
For adventurous people, the hike goes on up till Chandrashila peak which is 1 km ahead of the temple, and Attend Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri - Har Ki Pauri is an extremely important place of Ganga worship and Aarti procession. The Har Ki Pauri is named after Lord Vishnu who is said to have made an appearance here and stepped on earth at this very point.
Rishikesh also has numerous Ghats like Shatrughan Ghat, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan Ghat, and Gita Bhavan Ghat that perform the Ganga Aarti in a spectacular fashion.
Famous Temples in Uttarakhand
This land of gods and pilgrimages is defined by its iconic and ancient temples. Here are some of the most famous temples in Uttarakhand:
Badrinath Temple - Badri Vishal is located in the district of Chamoli and is not only a part of the Chota Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand but also of the All India Char Dham temple.
Located by the river Alaknanda, Badri Vishal is one of the holiest temples of Vishnu worship and is frequented by thousands and lakhs of tourists and devotees from all over the world.
Chitai Golu Devta Mandir - Located in the Almora district, this temple is dedicated to the protector of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions, Chitai Golu Devta. It is located 4 kms away from the main entrance of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and is one of the holiest temples in the entire subcontinent.
The temple is supposed to grant wishes to everyone who asks for it from a clear heart, mind, and conscience.
Kamakhya Devi Temple - Located in the Pithoragarh district, this is the only Kamakhya Devi Temple in the entire Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Sitting amidst the lush green surroundings and overlooking the valley below, this temple is a must-visit for every Devi worshipper.
Located 7 kms away from the main city center of Pithoragarh, the temple is believed to grant marital bliss and freedom from physical and mental ailments for anyone who visits the temple.
Kainchi Dham Temple - Located in Bhowali and sitting by the swiftly moving river, Kainchi Dham Temple also goes by the name of Neem Karoli Baba Ashram. The ashram is dedicated to lord hanuman and has also been visited by bigwigs like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
It is believed that staying here and performing proper and intense meditation will make the devotees feel the intense presence of lord hanuman himself.
Baijnath Temple Complex - Located in the Baleshwar district, this temple complex represents the finest Garhwali and Pahadi architecture at its best. Located right next to the Gomati River, the entire complex is home to 102 stone lingas.
The temple is a great place to learn more about the age-old culture of the state. The place remains packed with Shiva devotees during the time of Maha Shivratri.
Adventure Activities in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is a popular destination for indulging in adventure activities. If you are looking to get in touch with your adventurous side, then these are some of the activities you must do in Uttarakhand:
River Rafting - River rafting is one of the best adventure sports in Uttarakhand and also a very popular activity opted by tourists. Rapidly rafting down the gushing waves and rapids of the Ganga and tons river will definitely be an adrenaline-pumping experience.
Skiing in Auli - Adding to the list of adventure activities in Uttarakhand is skiing or snowboarding down the snowcapped hills of Auli. November to February is the time when the green hills of Auli turn into the top skiing destination of India.
Bungee Jumping - Rishikesh and Shivpuri are 2 of the most popular bungee jumping destinations. Free falling for a couple of seconds and feeling the adrenaline rush in its purest form.
Most of these bungee jumping facilities and services are operated by foreign companies that have the best equipment and are accompanied by a skilled crew for your safety.
Trekking - Trekking the Himalayas is a pleasure especially when it goes from Devbhoomi Uttarakhand. Walking through dense forests, clear meadows and lush surroundings are what trekking in Uttarakhand is all about.
Some of the famous trekking trails in Uttarakhand are - Valley of flower, Gaumukh Glacier Trek, Panchachuli Base Camp Trek, Nanda Devi East Trek, Pindari Glacier Trek, and many more.
Paragliding - What better way of catching a glimpse of the unique Himalayan terrain from high above among the clouds. Some famous paragliding spots in Mukteshwar, Mussoorie, Ranikhet, Bhimtal, and more.
Q.What Should I Include In A Typical Uttarakhand Tour Itinerary?
A. Uttarakhand is best visited for 10 days where you can cover both Kumaon and Garhwal sides. During these 10 days, you can visit places like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Nainital, Bhimtal, Almora, Mukteshwar, Kausani, and others, depending on your liking.
Q.How Much Does Uttarakhand Tour Package Cost?
A. The package price depends on the number of days. For example, 5 nights of the package for Uttarakhand will cost from 20,000 to 25,000 rupees while a 4 night Uttarakhand package with Corbett will cost about 15,000 rupees. Visit the official website of atlas travel for more info.
Q.Is Auli Good For A Honeymoon?
A. Auli is an ideal destination for couples on their honeymoon since it offers some spectacular scenic beauty and adventure options that will make your bond even stronger.
Q.Why Is Uttarakhand So Famous?
A. Uttarakhand is famous for its pilgrimages, spirituality, temples, adventure sports activities, UNESCO world heritage sites, and scenic views that are overlooked by the Himalayas.
Q.Which Food Is Famous In Uttarakhand?
A. Some of the most famous foods in Uttarakhand are Chainsoo, Aloo Ke Gutke, Bal Mithai, Phaanu, Dubuk, Kaafuli, Chudkaani, and Bhaang Ki Chutney.