Village Destinations in Uttarakhand
The villages and hamlets of Uttarakhand are located at some of the beautiful locations in the state; overlooking verdant hills, snow clad peaks and river streams. Rural tourism coupled with ecotourism is gaining acceptance in the region. Many villages in Uttarakhand have been turned into eco-friendly tourist destination for tourists to explore and relax amidst the lap of nature. Villages like Jeolikot, Sankri, Khirsu, Kuflon, Malari, and Sitlakhet are some of the tourist places in Uttarakhand that are ideal destinations to learn and explore about the culture and rustic yet charming way of life in the hills of Uttarakhand.
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A friend of mine, visited Chaukori some two years ago; he claims this place is where the bug of wanderlust bit him. Today, he has seen almost every part of the state of Uttarakhand that includes all the unknown and popular trekking trails. Indeed, some places can have a life changing effect on you, and Chaukori certainly is one of them. With the background of Nanda Devi and Panchachuli Peaks, this surreal village in Uttarakhand boasts of solitary places, untouched by maddening rush of the tourists. In the name of accommodation options, one can only find KMVN Rest House and two or three private resorts. Chaukori do have few attractions to see in the form of temples, however, the major attraction of this place is its landscape and the fact that it is unexploited.
Away from the urban cacophony, Kalap, the paradisiacal and remote village in Uttarakhand can be your hideout. An ideal destination for trekkers, Kalap which is situated in the remote upper region of Tons Valley in Uttarakashi is blessed with the best of nature’s beauty, the sparkly snow-clad Bandarpunch Range; accompanied by green rolling hills; pine, deodar and wild lavender forests; and scintillating Supin River. Kalap is home to traditional Garhwali architecture and is a land of legends. Though an offbeat destination in Uttarakhand, Kalap has gained some fame, all thanks to the Responsible Tourism Project run here by a professional photojournalist, Anand. His project has not only let Kalap gain recognition but has also helped the locals get employment.
Kanda is a small historic, scenic village and tehsil in Bageshwar district, in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kanda is located 26 kilometers (16 mi) east of the district headquarters, the city of Bageshwar, and to the northwest of the city of Pithoragarh. Its surrounding landscape is characterized by mountains, terraced fields, and organic tea platforms. However, this scenic landscape is under threat, as the quarrying of soft stone is reported to have caused damage to the local ecology.
Perched just 8 kms from Almora, Kasar Devi is a hushed hamlet situated in the silence of verdant Kumaon hills. One of the many hidden jewels in Uttarakhand, Kasar Devi village derives its name from the namesake local deity, Kasar Devi. A Devi temple erected in her reverence is a popular pilgrimage destination in the vicinity of Almora. the serenity exuberated at Kasar Devi is only superseded by the majestic panoramic view of the valleys, rivers and hamlets.
The last inhabited village near the Pindari and Kafni Glacier in Kumaon Region, Khati is a super scenic terraced village that guarantee to leave you awestruck. This beautiful village’s tale of hospitality dates back to Pandavas, who crossed through this place while trudging Swargarohini; it is said the congenial locals not only provided the five Pandavas a shelter at night but also won their heart with hospitality. The stone-made houses in Khati add more charm to the place, and the quiet surroundings too is an allurement to plan a visit to this lovely Kumaon Village.
Khirsu is a hill station in a Pauri Garhwal district of the state of Uttarakhand, India. Khirsu is a situated at an altitude of 1700 m. with 11km towards north from Pauri and 92km from Dehradun city towards west.The natural beauty in the form of thick forests of Pine, Oak and Deodar that encompasses the vicinity of Khirsu is quite breathtaking. The possibility of exploring this beautiful region would be hard to resist. Nature walk to the nearby villages via forests are quite popular at Khirsu.
As Malari is a small hamlet in the remotest part of Chamoli district, there is not much sightseeing and places of interests to explore, part from the natural beauty. However, one can get a glimpse of the majestic Himalayan peak of Dronagiri which is believed to be the place from where Hanuman brought Sanjivani to cure Laxmana. Niti village is one of the last villages on the Indo-Tibetan border.Malari is one of the few lesser known hamlets and one of the remotest villages in Uttarakhand. One can explore the beautiful village learn about their rustic way of life, customs and beliefs. The village is inhabited by Indo-Mongolian Bhotia tribes.
The last inhabited village on Indo-China Border in Uttarakhand, Mana is no less than a dreamland. A short distance away from the famous pilgrimage destination in India, Badrinath, Mana is perched at a height of 3219 m and is as beautiful as your imagination, dressed in green, and surrounded by snow-capped mighty Himalayas, this last village in Uttarakhand is set on the bank of River Saraswati. I am sure the Pandavas, who happened to cross this destination while accessing Swargarohini must have got enamoured of the beauty of Mana. There are small decorated/carved cottages that the locals who practice agriculture of potatoes and kidney beans call home. The village is also known for sheep wool products like shawls, caps, mufflers etc. Mana is even a base for a few treks in Himalayas and is also flanked by numerous waterfalls, natural bridges and hot springs.
On the bank of the gurgling Tons River, sits a sleepy hamlet whose beauty is hypnotic. Mori is known for housing Asia’s tallest pine forest, and that pretty much says everything. Since the village is set on the bank of Tons River, it boasts being one of the best places for water sports activities in Uttarakhand. Along with this, Mori also is an ideal place to go trekking in the state. A trek to ancient historic temple where Duryodhan is the main deity; and the Lunagad Creek, a place with a narrow ravine, a scenic pond and a small but fascinating waterfall is a must do.
In the Kumaon Hill, some 2298 m above the sea level, exists a destination that might compel you to never return home. Mark my words, Munsiyari is breathtakingly beautiful; encircled by the Himalayan Range of mountains and the Panchachuli Peaks that include, Nandakot, Nanda Devi and Rajarambha, Munsiyari is a fairytale destination reflecting the untouched beauty of Uttarakhand. In fact it is one of those places where camping is a boon, especially on a hilltop called Khalia Top. Advance trekkers can also plan trekking expedition to Namik and Milan Glaciers from here. Munsiyari is a distant place, and thus have remained the best kept secret of Uttarakhand, therefor, any day that you feel like exploring the real beauty of the state, you know where to plan a trip in India.
Nainidanda village is located in the UTC 5.30 time zone and it follows indian standard time(IST). Nainidanda sun rise time varies 17 minutes from IST. The vehicle driving side in Nainidanda is left, all vehicles should take left side during driving. Nainidanda people are using its national currency which is Indian Rupee and its internationl currency code is INR. Nainidanda phones and mobiles can be accesed by adding the indian country dialing code +91 from abroad. Nainidanda people are following the dd/mm/yyyy date format in day-to-day life.
The heart-shaped village, Pangot needs no introduction. The village that is situated in the proximity of popular tourist destination in Uttarakhand, Nainital. Pangot, for long has been recognized as an ideal birdwatching place in the state, however, what people did not promote it as, is an incredibly stunning village that sits in a valley. Covered in thick oak, pine and rhododendron forest, and budding resorts and lodges, Pangot looks quite surreal and a place worth planning a holiday if basking amidst the nature and sighting of innumerable bird species is what you have in mind.
If you want a very quiet vacation, Sitlakhet is the place. Its a small village and all who you encounter are local people. Apart from the Forest Rest House next door, there are no other accommodation are available. The KMVN is beautifully located. The view from the balcony of the rooms are breathtaking. With the snow range beautifully visible, you need not venture out anywhere. The food available is freshly cooked and though you don’t get much variety, it tastes wonderful. probably the magic of the place.