Uttarakhand is the go to place to escape the scorching heat of Delhi NCR. While Mussoorie has the heart of almost all the Delhites, it gets too crowded to enjoy the scenic views in summers. Hence, we have got you a list of four off beat locations in Uttarakhand that you can visit this summer without hurting your budget.
Situated 50km away from Mussoorie, Kanatal is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers. You can get a 180 degree view of the Himalayan range! Homestays and Campsites are easily available here. You’ll also find adventure activities in various campsites & if you want to get even more close to nature, do take a hike in the Kaudia forest and have a picnic in the woods.
Just 1 hour away from Nainital, Naukuchiatal is a 9 cornered lake in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand. Home stays and resorts are easily available here. Just make sure you book a stay opposite the lake so that you get a peaceful mountain and lake view. One can also go out for activities like kayaking, boating or paragliding Or if you just want to relax- you can just hop around to different cafes.
2 hours ahead of Nainital, Mukteshwar is a peaceful holiday destination offering a beautiful view of the Kumaon Himalayan range. One side of Mukteshwar is dense forest & other offers a valley view with the Himalayan Range. Make sure you stay at Avenida Himalayan retreat to experience a full english countryside vibe.
Sankri is a paradise for people looking to experience the best of nature on a tight budget. You’ll easily find dorms & basic stays for as low as Rs 300 per person. Avinta Himalayas is a good budget stay option here! There are a lot of water lagoons, view points , river side spots & sunset points around the village which can be explored on foot!