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Hiking hotspots of Uttarakhand

Go hiking in Uttarakhand and return with memories worth cherishing throughout life

Wednesday, 14th April 2021

The north Indian state of Uttarakhand cradled amid the folds of the lofty, snow-capped Garhwal Himalayas boasts of magnificent scenic beauty and mesmerizing countryside trails that beckon hikers from across the country and globe. The outdoor activity of hiking is great for adventure lovers and for nature lovers who can tread on the slopes of mountains with ease and bask in the glory of virgin nature. There are a plethora of hiking opportunities in the state for passionate hikers. Read on to learn more:


The sleepy Himalayan town of Binsar boasts of immense scenic beauty. It is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and is perched at an altitude of about 2420 meters above sea level. The region has multiple opportunities for the diehard hikers and offers one with the most commanding and engaging views of the notable Himalayan peaks such as Panchachuli, Kedarnath, Nanda Kot, and Nanda Devi.

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The picturesque hamlet of Chopta also referred to as Switzerland of Uttarakhand comes with un-spoilt natural beauty. As the golden sunbeams touch the high Himalayan peaks it creates soul exhilarating morning views that can be enjoyed at Chopta. Hiking trails of Chopta run through forests cloaking the hill slopes and hiking at Chopta can indeed be a fulfilling experience for any passionate hiker.

George Everest House, Mussoorie

This is an important tourist attraction at the hill station of Mussoorie and is located at a distance of about 6kms from Mussoorie’s Gandhi Chowk. The place is scenic, serene, and quiet. Hikers love the place as they can hike uphill to reach Sir George Everest’s house. From that part, the hikers can get amazing views of the Doon Valley and the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas.

Banasur ka kila, Champawat

In Uttarakhand’s Champawat district is located the fort of Banasur or ‘Banasur ka Kila’, a medieval era, extravagant fort. Hikers often hike their way up to the fort. According to myths, this fort had been the abode of Banasur, King Bali’s son who had a thousand arms. Banasur is said to have been killed by the Hindu God, Lord Krishna who is the avatar of Narayana, one of the Gods of the holy Hindu trinity of Brahma-Vishnu-Maheshwara. The hike to the fort is highly interesting.

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